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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

  • 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 schools, city election forums planned January 27, 2021 7:37 pm Easy Reader News - California Redondo Pier storm. Photo by Homer Hernandez Beach School Board forum The Redondo Beach Council PTA and the League of Women Voters will host a Zoom forum on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 a.m. with the eight candidates vying for three open seats. The candidates are …

Redondo Beach In the News

  • Rally in Solidarity with South Bay AAPI Community April 10, 2021 4:31 am Rafu Shimpo - California REDONDO BEACH — “Stand up against anti-Asian hate, stand together in solidarity against racism and xenophobia” is the theme of a rally to be held Sunday, April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. …
  • BeachLife Festival announces a post-pandemic return to Redondo Beach in September April 9, 2021 5:51 pm Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - California BeachLife Festival, which held its inaugural fest in 2019 only see its sophomore year canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Friday it will return to its beachside home in the South Bay Sept. 10-12. “With cautious optimism, and eyes wide open, we …
  • Classic movies at local theaters and drive-ins: 'Singin' in the Rain,' 'Pulp Fiction' and more April 9, 2021 11:19 am Los Angeles Times - California Craving a flick on the big screen? Here’s our latest rundown of classic movies and cult favorites playing now or coming soon to a theater, drive-in, pop-up or rooftop near you. We’ll update as new titles and showtimes are added. Drive-In at the Roadium The …
  • Metro Service On C Line At Redondo Beach, Crenshaw Stations To Pause On Saturday April 9, 2021 11:07 am CBS Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that C Line service will be interrupted between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations on Saturday. Service will be stopped temporarily at 5 a.m. on Saturday …
  • Lucas- Spring a welcome sight for April and his outside backers - Wisconsin Badgers April 9, 2021 10:21 am Wisconsin State News.Net Story Links BY MIKE LUCAS UWBadgers.com Senior Writer MADISON, Wis. — After Bobby April III surveyed the competitive strength, balance and depth of his position group — "Our weakest link is not very far from our strongest link" — the Wisconsin …
  • BCHD Accepting Applications and Proposals for Non-profit Agency Grants April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its non-profit agency grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are …
  • Letters to the Editor: 4-8-2021 April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California Voting by the numbers Dear ER After watching the recent Hermosa City Council candidate debate, it looks like we have five fine candidates. But that means the winner may get only 25 to 30 percent of the vote, and almost certainly not a majority. A better …
  • Sandbox: Extending life of Redondo power plant not the solution April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California   Bill Brand and Jim Light at the AES power plant in 2009, at the start of their battle to shut it down. by Jim Light The Redondo Beach power plant is the least efficient and most polluting of California’s remaining ocean water cooled power plants. It is …
  • Bike registration program aims to curb HBPD stolen bike auctions April 9, 2021 6:51 am Easy Reader News - California by Kevin Cody It used to be common for Hermosa Cyclery to lose several bikes a week to thieves. “Then our pal Craig Barnes of Marina Bike Rentals, a former Redondo Beach policeman, suggested we stop using cable locks and start using hardened steel chain …
  • Out & About: Events in the South Bay and Long Beach areas April 9-15 April 8, 2021 8:29 pm Daily Breeze April 9 Blazing Saddles: Presented by Gardena Drive-in Cinema, 14948 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena. $30-$40. 10:10-11:45 p.m. eventbrite.com. Breakfast with the Chamber: Featuring guest speaker Mike Lansing, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs Los Angeles Harbor. …

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