David Mendez

South Bay’s regional ‘Fiber Ring’ network announced

South Bay’s regional ‘Fiber Ring’ network announced

by David Mendez The South Bay may be the next Southern California community to future-proof its infrastructures with a regional fiber-optic cable network that will bolster city-run facilities and programs. However, leaders believe that boosting the infrastructure will also benefit residents and businesses that need top-shelf Internet speeds. On July 11, the South Bay Cities […]

 David Mendez

Warning system for deaf beachgoers piloted at Torrance Beach

Warning system for deaf beachgoers piloted at Torrance Beach

by David Mendez Torrance Beach will become the first beach in California, much less the world, to have signals set up to warn deaf and hard-of-hearing beachgoers of emergencies, through a pilot program announced at Tuesday evening’s Torrance City Council meeting. The Beach Emergency Evacuation Lighting System — or BEELS — will install a series […]

 Judy Rae

Beach charity – 23rd Annual Celebrate Wellness

Beach charity – 23rd Annual Celebrate Wellness

Navigator for stormy seas

 Judy Rae

Beach music – Redondo’s BeachLife Festival

Beach music – Redondo’s BeachLife Festival

thank you party

 David Mendez

Morales was Redondo Beach TRW analyst, headed Redondo Women’s clubs

Morales was Redondo Beach TRW analyst, headed Redondo Women’s clubs

By David Mendez Former Redondo Beach Woman’s Club president and Hermosa Beach Garden Club member Jill Kinney Morales passed away on July 18, at the age of 76, from congestive heart failure. The Redondo Beach resident went to work at TRW in 1975 as a math analyst. In 1986, she received a computer science degree […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Residents eye Healthy Living Campus plans

Redondo Beach Residents eye Healthy Living Campus plans

by David Mendez There were a few common themes shared by residents attending Beach Cities Health District’s first scoping meeting for its planned Healthy Living Campus redevelopment, held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Monday night. The meeting was the first step toward satisfying California Environmental Quality Act obligations, in which BCHD collected […]

 Special Contributor

Redondo Beach Benches make space for friends

Redondo Beach Benches make space for friends

by Sarah Plenge The slogan of Torrance’s Joseph Arnold Elementary School is “if you can be anything, be a friend,” something that Buddy Benches embody entirely. Buddy Benches are meant to serve as an emotional space for children on school playgrounds. The idea is that when a child is feeling sad, left out, or just […]

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Bing’s long lost board to be exhibited at 60th anniversary 

Redondo Beach Bing’s long lost board to be exhibited at 60th anniversary 

by Kevin Cody Last year, Susan O’Connor, of Whittier, contacted Bing Copeland about a surfboard belonging to her recently deceased father. She had found the blue-paneled longboard with an oval Bing laminate in the rafters of her parents’ garage. She told him she wanted to make it into a bench or bar top for her […]

 Special Contributor

Redondo Beach Bullock repeats Redondo Swim the Avenues victory

Redondo Beach Bullock repeats Redondo Swim the Avenues victory

by Nathan Freedman Ryan Bullock, 35, of Hermosa Beach, continued his dominance of local open ocean swims on Sunday by winning the Second Annual Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues. Bullock finished the one-mile race from Torrance Beach to Avenue F in a time of 22:52, one minute slower than his winning time in last July’s, […]

 Kevin Cody

Bullock repeats with Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues victory

Bullock repeats with Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues victory

Ryan Bullock, 35, of Hermosa Beach, continued his dominance of local open ocean swims on Sunday by winning the Second Annual Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues.

 Kevin Cody

Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues 2019

Redondo Beach Swim the Avenues 2019

Over 500 swimmers participated in the Secondo Annual Swim the Avenues on Sunday, July 14> Local swim clubs represented included SOBA, SCAT, Peninsula, SMOG and Equinox. Photos by Kevin Cody  

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Health report lays out three year plan

Redondo Beach Health report lays out three year plan

by David Mendez The Beach Cities Health District has laid out its health priorities for the next three years, and while it continues to prioritize Blue Zones-related tenets of nutrition and exercise, its latest report indicates the Health District has expanded its priorities. “I think the biggest takeaway from our data is that we’re a […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach This week’s Swim the Avenues event hopes to build momentum and tradition as Redondo hopes to host an Olympic event

Redondo Beach This week’s Swim the Avenues event hopes to build momentum and tradition as Redondo hopes to host an Olympic event

by David Mendez For many, many minutes after open-water swimmer Quinn Fitzgerald marched himself out of the ocean off of Torrance Beach, following a test swim on a Thursday morning in May, he was unable to peel the smile off of his face. “It was beautiful, refreshing. It was pretty great to see dolphins — […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach SCVC’s 17 Quiksilver win championship

Redondo Beach SCVC’s 17 Quiksilver win championship

Southern California Volleyball Club’s 17 Quiksilver team took first place in USA Volleyball’s Boys Junior Volleyball Championships, which ran June 30 through July 7. SCVC’s 17 Quiksilver beat Balboa Bay’s 17 Blue in three sets during the July 7 final to win the championship. The team is led by Head Coach Cameron Green, and Assistant […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach Sports – South Bay Dozen

Beach Sports – South Bay Dozen

Ocean competition