Mark McDermott

Aspel returns to the dais after surgery

Councilman Steve Aspel had only been out of the hospital 48 hours following a ten day stay that included major cancer surgery and a nasty little bout with E. Coli bacteria when he made the mistake of turning on Channel 8. The City Council was going at it. Aspel had barely worn clothes in 12 […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Police Beat

An interupted robbery, and a party gone awry

 Mark McDermott

City faces harbor zoning conundrum

The City Council has a difficult determination to make in the wake of the city’s loss in court to Building a Better Redondo over a public vote on harbor zoning: figuring out what exactly the current zoning is.

 Mark McDermott

Building a Better Redondo wins lawsuit against city, forcing harbor zoning vote

A Superior Court judge last week ruled in favor of citizens group Building a Better Redondo in its lawsuit against the city with a strongly worded ruling that will force a public vote on harbor area zoning changes.

 Easy Reader Staff

Redondo Beach-About Town

Assaults At about 2:30 a.m. on July 22, officers responded to a family disturbance call and contacted a male and a female at a residence on 190th St. Officers observed redness on the woman’s face and scratches on the male’s face. The woman also complained of back pain. During the investigation officers determined that the […]

 Easy Reader Staff

City faces harbor zoning conundrum

by Mark McDermott

The City Council has a difficult determination to make in the wake of the city’s loss in court to Building a Better Redondo over a public vote on harbor zoning: figuring out what exactly the current zoning is.

 Easy Reader Staff

Redondo Beach-About Town

 Mark McDermott

July gloom devastates local businesses

“What is worse than having a bar and restaurant on the beach when it is cold, overcast, and drizzly every day?” asks Paul Hennessey. “You know what is worse? Having 10 of them.”

 Mark McDermott

Ed foundation saves two teachers’ jobs


The Redondo Beach Education Foundation saves the jobs of two teachers.

 Mark McDermott

5,500 residents walk 3.1 million steps to claim 2nd walking title

For the second year in a row, the beach cities placed first in a nationwide challenge to walk 70,000 steps in seven days. The Steppin’ Out challenge is issued each year by the Medical Fitness Association. Locally, it has been organized by the Beach Cities Health District (BCHD). Skechers Shape-ups was this year’s beach cities […]

 Mark McDermott

Harbor plan unveiled amid criticism

The city has unveiled a business plan for the harbor area, but several longtime business owners say existing businesses and their concerns have been ignored.

 Mark McDermott

Solar-powered movies debut at Seaside Lagoon


The first-ever outdoor solar powered movies come to Redondo at the launch of Seaside Cinema Friday night.

 Mark McDermott

City will not consider AES downzoning

Councilman Bill Brand finds no support for a potentially litigious rezoning of the AES power plant site.

 Mark McDermott

Divers help make Andrea Doria discovery


Three local divers, part of the Dive N’ Surf instruction team, were invited last year to take part in an expedition to one of the world’s great shipwrecks, the Andrea Doria. There they made a discovery that no one expected.

 Easy Reader Staff

A tuneful taxi hits South Bay streets

As Breeana Trachy, Nicole Cooper, and Elyse Lemoine slid into the back of a nondescript yellow taxi one afternoon, they weren’t prepared for what awaited them.