David Mendez

Parras student fights stigmatizing dress code violators

Parras student fights stigmatizing dress code violators

by David Mendez Parras Middle School eighth-grader Ava Szymanski has long taken issue with school dress codes — the guidelines that state how a student should, or should not, dress at school, as well as  punishments. Last month she did something about it, setting up meetings with both Redondo Beach Unified School District Board Member […]

 David Mendez

Discussion heats up over fire inspection fees

Discussion heats up over fire inspection fees

by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council approved a tweak to an existing ordinance that will help residents and business owners deal with excessive charges from the city’s fire inspection program. The change is estimated to reduce the program’s income by $15,000. The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote, with Council members Todd Loewenstein […]

 David Mendez

RBPD partners on autism awareness

RBPD partners on autism awareness

  by David Mendez Redondo Beach Police donated $1,500 to The Autism Society of Los Angeles this week, shortly after recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month. To raise the money, the department sold patches bearing the colorful jigsaw pattern adopted as a symbol of the often-misunderstood cognitive disorder that is increasingly diagnosed in children nationwide. […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

Memorial Day in Veteran’s Park Redondo Beach will observe Memorial Day at its Veterans Memorial, at Veterans Park, on May 27 at 1 p.m. The ceremony, which features a traditional retirement and replacement of the memorial’s American flag, will be keynoted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Longeran, a veteran of the U.S. Army. […]

 David Mendez

LA murder parolee arrested afteralleged assault, burglary, kidnapping

by David Mendez A man, out on parole for murder, was arrested in Redondo Beach on Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a home, assaulting residents and attempting to kidnap a child. According to Redondo Beach police, the incident began at 7:30, when a man, later identified as Eric Terrell Davis, allegedly entered an unlocked garage […]

 David Mendez

Green Team divides and conquers its trash

Green Team divides and conquers its trash

  by David Mendez Parras Middle School’s Green Team made an appearance before the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday night to tout their accomplishments in shrinking the school’s trash output and organizing the trash output among its student body. The award-winning Green Team is the reason why the Parras campus […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Mayor, Council angered by ‘vindictive’ records request

Redondo Beach Mayor, Council angered by ‘vindictive’ records request

  by David Mendez Redondo Beach’s mayor and two council members took to social media this week to express their outrage toward a wide-ranging public records request by the backers of the dormant Redondo Beach Waterfront project. The voluminous request was described by Mayor Bill Brand and Council Members Todd Loewenstein and Nils Nehrenheim as […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach About Town

BCHD holds Mental Health Awareness Month events Beach Cities Health District asks residents to join in observing Mental Health Awareness Month in May and in raising awareness about mental health and mental illness. According to BCHD, one in five people has a diagnosable mental health condition, and many adults and youth in the Beach Cities […]

 David Mendez

Waterfront developers sue over BeachLife deal

Waterfront developers sue over BeachLife deal

by David Mendez A company that wants to redevelop Redondo’s Waterfront has sued the city, challenging its 10-year agreement with the BeachLife music festival, which dominated the area this past weekend. The lawsuit also seeks to protect the company’s contentious redevelopment plan from restrictions approved by voters in 2017’s ballot Measure C. Redondo Beach Waterfront […]

 Judy Rae

Summer calendar – Summer Reading May 9, 2019

Summer reading Summertime is story time. This summer LA County libraries’ summer reading program (SRP) theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library.” Our libraries offer entry to new worlds, new experiences and new friends, so grab your library card, because it’s showtime. Hermosa Beach 550 Pier Ave. (310) 379-8475 Kids Fridays at 3:30 p.m. June […]

 David Mendez

District partners with Friendship Foundation

District partners with Friendship Foundation

Franklin Park to become Special Needs transition program hub by David Mendez The Redondo Beach Unified School District will be partnering with the Friendship Foundation to transform the district’s defunct Franklin Elementary School from a preschool to partner on education programs for special-needs students, even beyond the district’s existing post-12th-grade Transition Program. The Friendship Foundation […]

 David Mendez

Avrick steps away, Flinn joins the board

Avrick steps away, Flinn joins the board

by David Mendez After eight years on the Redondo Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education, and 20 years of going to school meetings, Anita Avrick will finally have her Tuesday evenings to herself, though not without a bit of melancholy. “It’s bittersweet — bitter, because it’s over, but sweet because Raymur is taking over,” […]

 David Mendez

RB Ed FoundationRBEF rocks out at Portofino

RB Ed FoundationRBEF rocks out at Portofino

       

 David Mendez

BCHD honors Bakaly, remembers Rasnick

BCHD honors Bakaly, remembers Rasnick

by David Mendez As Tom Bakaly bashfully approached the lectern at the 2019 Spirit of Wellness, he had one word for his colleagues and subordinates at the Beach Cities Health District. “Liars!,” he said, causing the room to burst into laughter. Bakaly, a typically quiet-spoken man who shies away from the spotlight, was the special […]

 David Mendez

Three Days in the Life

Three Days in the Life

        The BeachLife Festival is taking over the Beach Cities this weekend. Here’s what you need to know. by David Mendez Allen Sanford is only a few days away from the BeachLife Festival’s first day in the world, but he beams when he talks about how close it is from launching. “It’s […]