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Hello Neighbors, 

I hope you and your families are are staying safe, washing your hands, and continuing to “Hunker Down” at home during this COVID-19 pandemic.  I’ll keep this page updated with the latest local news and information. 

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Here’s What’s Going on in Redondo Beach:

John Gran In the News

  • Redondo Beach Councilman Obagi denies State Bar allegations September 16, 2021 5:38 am Easy Reader News - California by Garth Meyer Fourth District Redondo Beach Councilman Zein Obagi has been charged with seven counts of misconduct by the California State Bar Association.  The charges follow a $710,000 Los Angeles County Superior Court judgment against Obagi, in favor …
  • Cap art a South Redondo sensation May 28, 2021 7:48 pm Easy Reader News - California Special-education P.E. teacher Carol Shreiner with the art she’s been making out of plastic bottle caps. Photo by Kevin Cody by Rachel Reeves When the coronavirus became a pandemic, two seemingly unrelated things happened for Redondo Beach resident Carol …
  • Obagi makes good on Artesia campaign promise April 8, 2021 1:39 am Easy Reader News - California Zein Obagi is the newly elected Redondo Beach District 4 City Councilmember. Photo courtesy of the Obagi campaign by Dan Blackburn Newly elected Redondo Beach District 4 City Councilman Zein Obagi Jr. made good on his campaign promise to spur progress on …
  • Redondo Beach Community Garden the tip of political iceberg March 25, 2021 2:13 am Easy Reader News - California Brianna Egan, the chair of the Redondo Beach Community Garden Committee (in red sweater), leading a meeting last November at the Hermosa Beach Community Garden. Photo courtesy of Brianna Egan by Rachel Reeves  Brianna Egan, 25, scanned her notes as she …
  • Letters: 3-18-2021 March 24, 2021 8:50 am Easy Reader News - California Good restraint: Dear ER: I would like to commend the Hermosa Beach City Council for remaining neutral on the recently vacated, open council seat, which will be voted for on May 11. Given the controversy over the sudden resignation and that there will be a …
  • Obagi squeaks past Gran; Brand, Loewenstein, Nehrenheim cruise to victory in Redondo Beach elections March 13, 2021 1:29 pm Easy Reader News - California by Kevin Cody Despite leading by 175 votes on election night, Redondo Beach Fourth District City Council incumbent John Gran has been unseated by challenger Zein Obagi. Obagi led by 33 votes, or just over 1 percent when City Clerk Eleanor Manzano announced …
  • Incumbents ahead in Redondo Beach election March 4, 2021 7:59 am Easy Reader News - California by Rachel Reeves If preliminary results hold, only the board of the Redondo Beach Unified School District will change as a result of this week’s citywide election. Less than half of ballots cast were counted before unofficial numbers were announced, at 11: …
  • Incumbents leading in Redondo Beach City Council elections March 3, 2021 2:11 pm Daily Breeze The three incumbent Redondo Beach City Council members were leading in their efforts to remain on the panel, based on Tuesday night’s returns. District 1 Councilman Nils Nehrenheim and District 2 Councilman Todd Loewenstein both had healthy leads in the …
  • Redondo Beach City Council: 7 candidates for seats in Districts 1, 2 and 4 February 12, 2021 2:20 am Easy Reader News - California by Rachel Reeves Nils Nehrenheim Nils Nehrenheim’s priorities as a council member range from financial transparency to the 2028 Olympics. But the thing he wants to emphasize most in his campaign for re-election is that he’s opposed to overdevelopment.  “I …
  • Redondo Beach: What you need to know about March 2 elections February 9, 2021 3:44 am Daily Breeze Redondo Beach tasked with choosing a new mayor, City Council members and school board members in the upcoming March 2 election have begun receiving their mail-in ballots. Vote-by-mail ballots were slated to arrive this past weekend. But there’s a lot more …

Redondo Beach In the News

  • Easy Reader Calendar: September 23-30 September 24, 2021 10:02 pm Easy Reader News - California Spotlight: Rods, Rides, Relics on the pier The 17th annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show, a free community event, returns to the Redondo Beach Pier from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Curated by former Redondo Beach Councilman and Fire Chief Pat Aust For more …
  • California ends single-family zoning September 24, 2021 7:57 am The Economist THE GOLDEN mean in California’s one-party politics can be caricatured, only a little unfairly, as the art of sounding progressive while acting conservative. Take housing. Homeowners may recognise that housing affordability and homelessness are acute social …
  • Local Events by Chanin Victor September 24, 2021 5:43 am Culver City Observer Heading into the last official weekend of summer and getting ready for fall y'all! There are so many fun options for things to do this weekend: LOCAL EVENTS in and around Santa Monica: Santa Monica's 'Secret Story tour' Digital Interactive …
  • Row for a Reason cancer fundraiser: Cancer Support Redondo Beach September 24, 2021 3:38 am Easy Reader News - California Body One Fitness will present the sixth annual Row for a Reason to raise funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) on Friday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Body One Fitness Redondo Beach at …
  • Retail marijuana initiative may go before RB voters September 24, 2021 3:38 am Easy Reader News - California by Garth Meyer An initiative that would lift the Redondo Beach ban on retail marijuana and allow up to three local dispensaries is being circulated by a group calling itself the Economic Resource and Development Coalition of Southern California (ERDCSC).  …
  • The last days of Wilfred Sarr September 24, 2021 3:38 am Easy Reader News - California by Mark McDermott  In September of 1960, a very unlikely GI went on leave.  Wilfred Sarr was 24. He’d been drafted the previous year, unceremoniously yanked from Compton College, where he studied psychology for one very good reason.  “Well, I knew that I …
  • Ocean Fever uses salt-water healing for mental health September 23, 2021 9:20 pm Daily Breeze Romina Caristo knows the power of the ocean. It’s a place that can challenge a person to face their fears. But it can also be a healing place for people who are struggling with mental health issues or other hardships. Caristo a few years ago started small …
  • One family’s joy becomes another’s comfort with Angel Gowns September 23, 2021 9:20 pm Daily Breeze Artist Gayle Fleury knows fully the heartbreak of unfulfilled hope over a lost unborn child. The San Pedro resident was never been able to carry a baby to term. After years of enduring multiple miscarriages, including two at the beginning of her second …
  • Out & About: Events in the South Bay and Long Beach areas Sept 24-30 September 23, 2021 9:20 pm Daily Breeze Sept. 24 Book Sale: Presented by Friends of Redondo Beach Public Library, lobby of the Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 3-5:30 p.m. redondobeachlibraryfriends.com. Row for a Reason: Benefiting Cancer Support Community Redondo …
  • Redondo Beach woman discovers her inner artist with bottlecaps and chalk September 23, 2021 3:24 pm Daily Breeze By Daniella Segura, Contributing writer Though not everyone in Carol Schreiner’s Redondo Beach neighborhood knows her by name, most know of her artwork. Schreiner, an adapted physical education teacher in Torrance, has spent the coronavirus pandemic …

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