Easy Reader Staff

Police Beat

Residents in the area of the 1800 blk. of the Esplanade reported hearing a vehicle skid and hit a pole.

 Easy Reader Staff

About Town

The Friends of Redondo Beach Arts and the Redondo Beach United School District have joined forces to identify promising poet laureates through a writing contest that was open to all schools.

 Easy Reader Staff

President sends birthday card to RB’s McCallum

Elaine McCallum of Redondo Beach received a birthday card last week from President Barack and Michele Obama when she turned turning 100 years old.

 Easy Reader Staff

Four men and a boat

Few things have remained the same over the past half century of harbor history in Redondo Beach.

 Easy Reader Staff

Police agree to pay cut, saving jobs

The Redondo Beach Police Officers Association this week agreed to a six percent wage concession, preventing the city from implementing a proposed “Plan B” to layoff six officers.

 Easy Reader Staff

Bristol Farms to close RB store

The Bristol Farms grocery store in Riviera Village will close sometime in August, according to officials from the company, its landlord, and the district’s city councilman.

 Mark McDermott

Army Spc. Sean Ambriz honored for valor in Afghanistan

Army Spc. Sean Ambriz had just arrived back in the States after a year in Afghanistan last month when the plane he was in malfunctioned. It was a commercial airliner flying out of Maine, headed to Colorado – Ambriz was headed back to Fort Carson – and one of its engines stopped working.

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach USD struggles to find new property revenue

The Redondo Unified School District sees a decline in the value of its surplus property as it seeks increased lease revenue to offset state education cuts.

 Easy Reader Staff

About Town

The annual Fourth of July celebration

 Easy Reader Staff

Fireworks Safety and the Environment

Shortly before American celebrated its first Independence Day anniversary in 1777, future president John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife Abigail, “The day will be the most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parades, bonfires and illuminations [fireworks] from one end of the continent to the other from this day forward, forevermore.”

 Mark McDermott

School district cuts teachers, books

Parents and teachers filled the boardroom at Redondo Beach Unified School District headquarters Tuesday night in hopes of saving jobs and books. But the school board, facing a $3.6 million budget deficit, reluctantly passed a budget that includes the layoffs of 16 teachers and the elimination of a popular language arts workbook.

 Mark McDermott

Six police officers slated for layoff

The City Council Tuesday night approved a budget that closes a $7.2 million shortfall. But the adopted budget is balanced in part by laying off six police officers and demoting two others.

 Mark McDermott

Police officer injured in traffic stop


Police are investigating whether or not a collision between a Hermosa Beach motorcycle patrol officer and a driver he stopped on Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach was an accident or an intentional assault.

 Mark McDermott

Court sides with city in day laborer case

A federal appeals court last week overturned a lower court’s decision that had prevented the city of Redondo Beach from enforcing the anti-solicitation ordinance used in the arrests of day laborers along Artesia and Manhattan Beach boulevards six years ago.

 Mark McDermott

City employees face deadline

Redondo Beach city employees are being asked to voluntarily accept a six percent wage reduction for the second year in a row as the City Council attempts to meet a $7 million budget gap.