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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

  • District Four challenger McKenzie seeks city equity August 25, 2022 8:44 pm Easy Reader News - California by Garth Meyer Tonya McKenzie, a nine-year Redondo Beach resident, and Redondo Chamber boardmember, is the sole challenger in the Oct. 19 recall election against District 4 Councilman Zein Obagi, Jr. If residents vote to recall him, McKenzie will assume …
  • Redondo Beach’s District 4 voters have only one alternative in recall election August 16, 2022 2:37 pm Daily Breeze - California Redondo Beach’s District 4 voters will only have one alternative candidate from which to choose when deciding whether to recall current Councilman Zein Obagi Jr. during the all-mail-in special election on Oct. 19. Tonya McKenzie, the president of the all- …
  • Scrutiny follows Redondo mayor pro-tem vote after Brand announcement July 1, 2022 12:13 am Easy Reader News - California by Garth Meyer With Mayor Bill Brand stepping back to focus on a new treatment for his lung cancer, the city council looks to fill-in as necessary, led by a new mayor pro-tem. Councilman Nils Nehrenheim was named to the role in a 3-2 council vote June 21. …
  • Letters to the Editor 5-19-22 May 18, 2022 11:22 pm Easy Reader News - California Trouble in our city Dear ER: Everyone who lives in Manhattan Beach was at one time attracted to this lovely, sleepy beach town, where schools are great, neighbors live harmoniously, discourse is civil, and people can still function alongside one another, …
  • Redondo Beach city council votes to resume county fire study May 5, 2022 10:27 pm Easy Reader News - California by Garth Meyer The question of whether Redondo Beach should contract with the county for fire services is back on after a 3-2 city council vote April 19 to resume a study on the subject – which was halted two years ago. Councilmembers Laura Emdee and …
  • Recall effort filed against Redondo Beach Councilman Zein Obagi, Jr. February 25, 2022 4:01 pm Easy Reader News - California Elliot Lewis, above, crossed paths with Councilman Obagi in 2019 when Obagi represented a Long Beach tenant who sued Lewis’ holding company. by Garth Meyer A notice of intent to recall Redondo Beach Fourth District City Council Member Zein Obagi, Jr. was …
  • Letters to the Editor 2-24-22 February 24, 2022 2:01 am Easy Reader News - California An inside job Dear ER: History has shown over the last 100 years that hiring a police chief in Manhattan Beach within the ranks has been more successful than naught. One notable exception to this rule was Chief Eve Irvine, who did an incredible job. Since …
  • Death and funeral notices in Coventry - week commencing September 20 October 5, 2021 1:46 pm Coventry Live Each week people across the area pay tribute to their loved ones in the pages of the Coventry Telegraph. We have gathered the messages posted over the week commencing September 20 in one place. The messages are submitted by friends, family and loved ones …
  • 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 …

Redondo Beach In the News

  • They leaped at the chance to hook mahi-mahi. But L.A.’s hottest fish is hard to catch September 26, 2022 12:20 pm Glendale News Press The waning moon glimmered in the shallows of Rainbow Harbor, seagulls still blinking sleep from their eyes as the anglers huddled at the edge of the pier. Some had followed friends’ fish stories to the small Long Beach landing. Others were lured there by …
  • Accounting for the past week September 26, 2022 8:41 am Patheos   We attended the Newport Hills Ward today, which meets in a chapel directly adjacent to the Newport Beach California Temple (LDS Media Library)   When we arrived here on Monday afternoon, my wife and I and my two visiting Utah cousins had an early dinner …
  • Sewage discharge keeps RAT Beach near Torrance closed September 26, 2022 5:19 am CBS Los Angeles A sewage discharge just down a stretch of beach just south of Torrance on Sept. 7, with public health officials keeping the area closed until bacteria levels meet health standards.  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health took samples Saturday …
  • October 2022 Peninsula Event Calendar September 25, 2022 9:20 pm Easy Reader News - California 1 October Saturday Art show “Brush of Giftedness,” an exhibit  of art by Heidi Dong is on display at Peninsula Center Library  through Oct. 17. The exhibit features Dong’s interpretations of famous artwork. Dong, a young woman with autism, has been a …
  • Aging boom shakes, reshapes Southern California September 25, 2022 2:03 pm The Pasadena Star News - California More gray and balding heads? More daily medications? A collective hankering for comfortable shoes? We’re about to have it all. We’re going to have more Social Security and Medicare payouts; more senior centers, more demand for hospital rooms and dementia …
  • Sunday BeachLife Ranch a religious experience September 24, 2022 9:58 pm Easy Reader News - California by Garrick Rawlings Last Wednesday, Michael Trotter, Jr. and Tanya Blount received the “Duo/Group of Year” award at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show in Nashville, at the Ryman. Sunday afternoon, on the Hither stage at BeachLife …
  • San Francisco is blatantly ignoring state housing laws. Here are the ugly consequences September 24, 2022 11:15 am San Francisco Chronicle - California It has been well over a month since Gov. Gavin Newsom informed San Francisco officials that he was launching an unprecedented review of the city’s housing practices and that the state was rejecting our housing element, a legally mandated eight-year plan …
  • Baywatch Community Calendar 9-22-22 September 23, 2022 11:28 pm Easy Reader News - California Spotlight: Manhattan Beach 10K The 45th annual Manhattan Beach 10K is set for Oct. 1 with a start time of 7:30 a.m. Experience one of the most scenic 10K courses in the South Bay and enjoy live music and a post-race expo at the finish line. Over 3,500 …
  • About Town Redondo: Swimmer pulled from water, retail marijuana tax, Pier storefront grants September 23, 2022 9:11 pm Easy Reader News - California Swimmer pulled from water Report of a suicidal individual on the beach near Ruby Street in Redondo Beach Sept. 13 led to a search and eventual resucue of the person nearly one mile off shore. Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol responded, along with L.A. County …
  • County lawyers recommend $8 million for parents of Andres Guardado, fatally shot near Gardena by deputy September 23, 2022 6:37 pm Daily Breeze - California Lawyers representing Los Angeles County have recommended an $8 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by the parents of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy near Gardena in 2020. Andres Guardado was shot around 6 p.m. on June 18, …

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