Kevin Cody

Beach closure protest along Redondo Beach Esplanade can’t compete with setting sun

Beach closure protest along Redondo Beach Esplanade can’t compete with setting sun

Beach closure protest along Redondo Beach Esplanade can’t compete with setting sun

 Dan Smith

Community Teams to Make Galleria a County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Facility

Community Teams to Make Galleria a County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Facility

L.A. County, Redondo Beach, Providence Little Company of Mary and Beach Cities Health District Bring COVID-19 Testing to the South Bay

By Dan Smith, BCHD The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been busy opening more than 30 COVID-19 testing sites throughout the county, including the first site in the South Bay at the Galleria in Redondo Beach. The Galleria location has administered more than 4,200 tests since it opened April 3. The drive-up […]

 Dan Smith

Beware of COVID-19 Scams and False Claims

Beach Cities Doctor offers Facts and Advice related to COVID-19

By Dr. William E. Kim, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District News of COVID-19 serology tests coming to market have created confusion in the general public. Many are wondering what the difference is compared to tests being administered at testing sites around Los Angeles County and whether these tests can diagnose whether a […]

 Jefferson Graham

Exer Urgent Care offers tests in Redondo for COVID-19

Exer Urgent Care offers tests in Redondo for COVID-19

by Jefferson Graham Exer Urgent Care in Redondo Beach, at Pacific Coast Highway and Knob Hill Avenue, is offering drive-up COVID-19 testing for $70. Unlike blood tests for antibodies to COVID-19, Exer Urgent Care tests use nasal swabs to test for the presence of COVID-19. The swabs are sent to WestPac Labs and results are […]

 Kevin Cody

South Redondo Beach takes to the street to sing, six feet apart

South Redondo Beach takes to the street to sing, six feet apart

Over the past three Sundays, neighbors in South Redondo have left their homes at noon to stand six-feet apart and sing.

 Kevin Cody

Kensington Redondo Beach guests ride scissor lift up to 91-year-old’s birthday party

Kensington Redondo Beach guests ride  scissor lift up to 91-year-old’s birthday party

To celebrate her friend Margie Jones’ 91st birthday, Lucy Cavazos ordered pink and gold Happy Birthday bunting and a big flower-frosted birthday cake with the words “91 never looked so good.” But that was before Jones and other residents at the Kensington Redondo retirement facility, were required to go into isolation.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach orders wearing masks, County health director offers hope

Redondo Beach orders wearing masks, County health director offers hope

Redondo Beach retail workers and their customers must wear masks that cover their mouth and nose, under an order issued Friday by Redondo Beach City Manager and Emergency Services Director Joe Hoefgen. The order followed an overnight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Redondo Beach from 68 to 72.

 Ryan McDonald

Los Angeles County property taxes still due, but owners can seek delays

by Ryan McDonald The April 10 deadline to submit property tax payments still holds for Los Angeles County land owners, but those struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a waiver of late fees. Officials from various branches of California’s complex property tax apparatus said Thursday that they measures to slow the spread […]

 Kevin Cody

60th Annual Redondo Beach Easter Sunrise Service moves from park to the cloud

60th Annual Redondo Beach Easter Sunrise Service moves from park to the cloud

Redondo Beach will celebrate its 60th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday. But for the first time since its founding by Redondo Beach matriarch Pat Dreizler in 1960, the service will not be held in Veteran’s Park, overlooking the ocean. Instead, it will be live streamed on the  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church website. 

 Kevin Cody

Tips for staying mentally healthy during Safe at Home time

Tips for staying mentally healthy during Safe at Home time

Obsessively checking news feeds may lead to heightened anxiety. Try a family challenge to have a “coronavirus-free” day.

 David Mendez

AES finalizes power plant sale to Pustilnikov

AES finalizes power plant sale to Pustilnikov

by David Mendez The AES Redondo power plant has finally sold, after more than a year of negotiations and at least a decade of effort to find a use for the 51-acre site beyond power generation. According to the sale documents, AES has committed to permanently retire the plant by 2023, though the City of […]

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Realtors challenged to sell homes they can’t show as a result of Governor Newsom’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

South Bay Realtors challenged to sell homes they can’t show as a result of Governor Newsom’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

Real estate is a touch and feel business. But the coronavirus is stoppiong Reators from showing homes.

 Ryan McDonald

Coronavirus cases in L.A. County continue to surge

Coronavirus cases in L.A. County continue to surge

by Ryan McDonald The number of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County has increased from 409 to 1,465 in less than a week, Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health reported today. The cases include 26 deaths, five of them reported in the last 24 hours. Ferrer expects the number of […]

 Ryan McDonald

County closes all beaches, bike path, until April 19

County closes all beaches, bike path, until April 19

by Ryan McDonald Beaches in the South Bay and the rest of Los Angeles County will be closed until April 19 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, authorities announced Friday. Along with beaches, beach access points, including the Marvin Braude Bike Trail , will be closed, as will hiking trails throughout […]

 Kevin Cody

USNS Mercy to care for non COVID-19 patients from area hospitals

USNS Mercy to care for non COVID-19 patients from area hospitals

The Naval hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived at the Port of Los Angeles this morning to care for non-COVID patients from area hospitals.