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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

  • 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 mayor, city attorney and city council candidate forums this week February 6, 2021 3:58 pm Easy Reader News - California Evidence of the upcoming Redondo Beach city council, mayoral and city attorney elections are visible throughout town. Photo by Kevin Cody A Zoom forum with candidates for Redondo Beach mayor and for city attorney will be hosted Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. …

Redondo Beach In the News

  • Fans celebrate at Boots in the Park music festival, the first since COVID-19 mandates lifted June 20, 2021 3:38 pm Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - California On Saturday, country music fans were ready to party. As they began entering the gates of Boots in the Park at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco around noon, they rushed to set up lawn chairs and blankets in the grassy seating area and hurried …
  • Hate Acts Perpetrated in Nearly Every Community in L.A, County, New Report Finds June 20, 2021 10:25 am Rafu Shimpo - California 211 LA, a locally based nonprofit community resource hub that provides essential information related to health, human and social services to residents of Los Angeles County, recorded 491 reports of hate acts or racial abuse, according to a just-released …
  • What happened at Bruce’s Beach June 19, 2021 6:49 pm Easy Reader News - California Charles and Willa Bruce made a stand that continues to reverberate a century later   by Mark McDermott  Second of three parts  On June 17, 1912, Willa and Charles Bruce opened Bruce’s Beach resort. It was a modest operation located on a sparsely populated …
  • How volunteering at Dodger Stadium during COVID-19 influenced author’s book on Los Angeles June 19, 2021 3:23 pm Daily Breeze One might assume that Rosecrans Baldwin, author of “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and “The Last Kid Left,” is L.A. born-and-raised, given that he shares his first name with the street that runs from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton. He’s not. …
  • Where to watch July 4, 2021 fireworks in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties June 19, 2021 6:25 am Los Angeles Daily News   Fireworks illuminate the night sky at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)     Celebrating Independence Day 2021 is a little different again this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic …
  • Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach opens for happy families after missing last summer because of coronavirus June 19, 2021 1:46 am Daily Breeze A summer tradition for many South Bay families finally returned — splashing at the Seaside Lagoon. The Redondo Beach lagoon reopened on Friday, June 18, for the first time in more than a year, after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shutter all last …
  • Family, community activists mark 1-year anniversary of Andres Guardado's shooting death June 18, 2021 11:08 pm KTLA 5 News - California One year after 18-year-old Andres Guardado was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, friends and family members on Friday held a rally in downtown L.A. calling for justice and accountability. Guardado, who was working as an informal …
  • Column One: In Redondo Beach, it's homeless court al fresco — with love June 18, 2021 2:40 pm Los Angeles Times - California The defendants sat on folding chairs in a parking lot under a dappled sky. “Miss Scott, come on up here,” Judge Rene Gilbertson said from behind an elevated desk. “Take your time.” Recovering meth addict Michelle Scott limped on her cane to the folding …
  • Out & About: Events in the South Bay and Long Beach areas June 18-24 June 17, 2021 8:53 pm Daily Breeze June 18 Five-day Silent, Directed Retreat: Led by spiritual directors Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, Sue Ballotti and Fr. Joseph Miller. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. $600 for single room, $425 for commuter. …
  • LETTERS to the Editor: Week of June 17 June 17, 2021 5:43 pm Daily Breeze BCHD revenues and services Re: Beach Cities Health District,” The Beach Reporter, 6/10/21 In response to the letter submitted by Beach Cities Health District CEO Tom Bakaly: nonsense. I received his flashy propaganda report in the mail wherein we …

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