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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

  • Appeals court sides with Redondo Beach in election date lawsuit 24 Mar 2020 07:10 Easy Reader  Added on March 23, 2020  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach City Clerk Eleanor Manzano, right, speaks with a volunteer as election night votes are counted in 2015. File photo. by David Mendez California’s Second District Court of …
  • Letters to the Editor 2-13-2020 17 Feb 2020 19:33 Easy Reader  Added on February 17, 2020  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Incoming in-laws Dear ER: Local Offers (800) 570-5562 more from spybase - 11 hours ago My family and I recently committed the grave criminal act of wanting to visit our …
  • Gran hits the pavement as recall petition window closes 12 Jan 2020 11:59 Easy Reader  Added on January 12, 2020  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran explains why he did not vote for a Los Angeles County Fire Study at a 2019 City Council meeting. Photo by David Mendez by David Mendez By the end of the …
  • Letters to the Editor 1-9-2020 11 Jan 2020 02:21 Easy Reader  Added on January 10, 2020  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter A granny unit on every plot Dear ER:  Local Offers (800) 570-5562 more from spybase - 17 hours ago I say, an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) on every plot (“New Year, new …
  • Redondo’s commission vacancies a sign of electoral dysfunction 08 Jan 2020 16:46 Easy Reader  Added on January 7, 2020  David Mendez  Redondo Beach by David Mendez You need only four people to run a Redondo Beach commission meeting. That’s the minimum of appointed members to form a quorum on those boards, which exist largely to give advice to the …
  • Redondo Beach 2019 year in review 28 Dec 2019 10:47 Easy Reader  Added on December 27, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Labor pains and waterfront changes mark Redondo’s 2019  by David Mendez Labor pains Local Offers (800) 570-5562 more from spybase - 2 days ago A 16 month stalemate between the City of …
  • Redondo Beach’s sales tax ballot measure dies amid council infighting 06 Dec 2019 20:51 Easy Reader  Added on December 6, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Firefighter Dave Lorenson holds a novelty check offering the City of Redondo Beach $24,000 to pay for a study regarding Los Angeles County fire service costs. Photo by David …
  • Letters to the Editor 11-14-19 15 Nov 2019 06:35 Easy Reader  Added on November 14, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Wild fire extinguished Dear ER: The exploration of a Los Angeles County Fire contract is officially over.  So declared current Mayor Pro Tem Richard Montgomery, also a …
  • Letters to the Editor 11-7-19 07 Nov 2019 23:08 Easy Reader  Added on November 7, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter   Props to police Local Offers (800) 570-5562 by spybase - 1 week ago Dear ER: Thank goodness for the Redondo Beach Police Officers Association for supporting Councilmember …
  • Firefighters back Gran recall effort 02 Nov 2019 10:20 Easy Reader  Added on November 2, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran is facing a recall effort following his decision against backing a plan to explore contracting with Los Angeles County for fire services. Photo by David …

Redondo Beach In the News

  • My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out There? 05 Jul 2020 11:23 NPR Peet Sapsin directs clients inside custom built "Gainz Pods", during his HIIT class, (high intensity interval training), at Sapsins Inspire South Bay Fitness, Redondo Beach, California, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles …
  • July 4 celebrations look different amid coronavirus case spike in Southern California 04 Jul 2020 18:49 Los Angeles Times - California Independence Day is looking a little different in the Southland this year. Californians who hoped the July 4 weekend would bring a return to some semblance of summer fun will instead find closed beaches, restaurants limited to outdoor service in most areas …
  • Want to travel to California? Not so fast. 04 Jul 2020 15:43 CNN Healdsburg, California (CNN) — After more than three months in lockdown with four kids between the ages of 5 and 8, Heather Reichel was determined to make the family vacation to Venice Beach memorable for everyone. She scored a sweet vacation rental a few …
  • Minor Disruption: Eli Morgan earns a spot on Indians' 60-man training camp roster 03 Jul 2020 18:57 Los Angeles Times - California Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about how the coronavirus shutdown has impacted minor league baseball players. Eli Morgan felt that familiar pit in his stomach as he took the mound for his first live batting practice session in 2½ months, …
  • Letters to the Editor 7-2-2020 03 Jul 2020 04:25 Easy Reader  Added on July 2, 2020  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter More homeschooling Dear ER If people don’t wear masks they’re going to have to homeschool their kids during the next school year. Is that what they want? Laura Frances …
  • “Safe in the South Bay” Program Aims to Reassure Public, Help Local Businesses & Restaurants Comply with County Health Order 02 Jul 2020 13:47 Easy Reader  Added on July 1, 2020  Dan Smith  beach cities health district , Hermosa Beach Chamber , newsletter , restaurants , Safe in the South Bay Chambers of Commerce, Beach Cities Health District Provide Guidance for Area Businesses Chambers of Commerce in El …
  • Redondo Beach bar owners blame stumbling politicians for 86’ing them 02 Jul 2020 13:46 Easy Reader  Added on July 1, 2020  Kevin Cody  newsletter , Redondo Beach “They keep moving the goalposts,” complained Artesia Bar owner Mark Barreiro. by Kimberly Dester As the Fourth of July draws near each year and the anticipation of the Beach Cities’ fireworks …
  • Fourth of July beach closure tests South Bay’s commitment to fighting coronavirus 01 Jul 2020 05:48 Easy Reader  Added on June 30, 2020  Kevin Cody  Hermosa Beach , newsletter Line in the sand Participants celebrate at the conclusion of the 4th of July Ironman in 2014. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the closing of beaches, the Ironman has been cancelled on …
  • Annie Melinda (Bedell) Bricker 01 Jul 2020 04:23 Tooele Transcript Bulletin Annie Melinda (Bedell) Bricker, 42, passed away June 24, 2020, after an eight-month encounter with gastrointestinal small cell carcinoma. Annie was born May 9, 1978, in Provo, Utah, the fourth child and first daughter of Ivan J. and Leanne (Bryan) Bedell. …
  • Family of young Latino fatally shot by sheriff's deputy want autopsy report released 01 Jul 2020 03:16 NBCNews It's been 13 days since the last time Elisa Guardado saw her son alive. "He told me he was going to come back home and eat some tacos dorados, but he never came back home. My family and my community feel destroyed because we still don't know …

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