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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

  • Letters to the Editor 1-14-2021 15 Jan 2021 02:34 Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 14, 2021  Jen Ezpeleta  Letters , Letters to the Editor A grinder erases lane lines on Pier Avenue in downtown Hermosa Beach on Monday in preparation for reducing the street from two car lanes in each direction to one, to make way for …
  • California beach town erects village pallet shelters to tackle local homeless population 31 Dec 2020 00:43 Daily Mail A California beach town has established a village of 15 pallet shelters with onsite security and case managers to house some of its rising homeless population. Renondo Beach has less than 200 homeless people yet wanted to combat the growing need for …
  • Council passes wakeup call for homeless encampments 19 Nov 2020 19:35 Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 19, 2020  Jen Ezpeleta  newsletter , Redondo Beach by Dan Blackburn Hoping to discourage homeless people from establishing encampments in the city, the Redondo Beach City Council amended an existing ordinance to stiffen rules governing …
  • Redondo contemplates homeless housing in King Harbor 22 Oct 2020 13:00 Easy Reader News - California  Added on October 21, 2020  Kevin Cody  newsletter , Redondo Beach by Dan Blackburn A plan for a temporary homeless facility drew heavy fire at Tuesday’s Redondo Beach City Council meeting before agreement was reached on two city locations, following a  …
  • Mayor, council, school board races spice up Nov. 3 election in Douglas County 11 Sep 2020 20:11 Echo Press - Minnesota Here’s what voters will decide: Mayor races in Alexandria, Evansville, Miltona and Osakis. Contested city council races in Alexandria, Carlos, Evansville and Nelson. School board races in Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis and West Central …
  • Appeals court sides with Redondo Beach in election date lawsuit 24 Mar 2020 07:10 Easy Reader News - California  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 News - California  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 News - California  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 News - California  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 News - California  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 In the News

  • Redondo High’s Ziegler is ‘Yearbook Adviser of the Year’ 24 Jan 2021 07:21 Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 23, 2021  Rachel Reeves  Redondo Beach , Redondo Union Mitch Ziegler posted this selfie on how not to take a photo (with a lens cap on the camera) to Twitter on his way to a photography conference in Texas. Photo from Twitter by Rachel …
  • Winter Storm Systems Move Into Southland, Shelters Open Across LA County 23 Jan 2021 11:26 CBS News Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Following a week of unseasonably hot and dry conditions, a series of winter storms is expected to hit the region beginning this weekend, dropping temperatures significantly. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will …
  • Real Estate: Even During a Challenging Year, Some Encouraging Signs 23 Jan 2021 03:11 Los Angeles Business Journal - California The AES Redondo Beach Power Plant sold in April to a private developer. After years of record sales, the commercial real estate industry saw a marked slowdown in 2020. The number of deals in Los Angeles County dropped 44% last year compared with 2019, …
  • Winter Shelters To Open Friday Across LA County As Temperatures Plummet 22 Jan 2021 22:02 CBS News Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Following a week of unseasonably hot and dry conditions, a series of winter storms is expected to hit the region beginning this weekend, dropping temperatures significantly, prompting officials to open several winter shelters Friday …
  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine in L.A.: Confusion, waiting, tears and triumph 22 Jan 2021 18:32 Los Angeles Times - California Patricia Reber walked out of the vaccine clinic at L.A.’s Lincoln Park pumping her arms overhead like a champion. A friend told the 80-year-old she had waited four hours for a shot at Dodger Stadium, but Reber was in and out within 30 minutes. “This was …
  • What's playing at the drive-in: 'The Marksman,' 'Mean Girls' and more 22 Jan 2021 12:05 Los Angeles Times - California Craving a flick on the big screen? Here’s our latest rundown of new and classic movies playing at drive-ins, pop-ups or rooftops near you. We’ll update as new titles and showtimes are added. Arena Cinelounge Drive-in Parking lot, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., …
  • Why Kurt Suzuki isn't a post-James McCann consolation prize for Angels 22 Jan 2021 05:18 Los Angeles Times - California Kurt Suzuki is not the type of catcher who will regularly steal strikes on the edges of the zone, saving his pitchers a few extra throws a night. He is not the young backstop who will block an errant pitch and, on the same play, heroically throw out a …
  • All Ball Sports 22 Jan 2021 01:53 Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 21, 2021  Jen Ezpeleta  newsletter , Redondo Beach Rams lose a game of inches, Trump takes a knee, Chargers play smart defense The Chargers hiring of Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as their new head coach was an unexpected, but …
  • Key witness in murder trial still believes Phil Spector was innocent 19 Jan 2021 10:53 Daily Mail The best friend of Hollywood actress Lana Clarkson - the woman Phil Spector was convicted of shooting dead almost 18 years ago - believes the music producer could be innocent of the heinous crime. In a bombshell interview Punkin Laughlin, who was the key …
  • Buried memories 18 Jan 2021 21:06 Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 17, 2021  Donald Morrison  feature , newsletter , Redondo Beach A local photographer used social media to help locate the owner of a missing GoPro camera that had been lost in Redondo Beach more than seven years ago. GoPro Hero 3 found by …

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