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January 17, 1991 | SHAWN HUBLER and KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Concerned about pollution in Santa Monica Bay, Redondo Beach conservationists have taken on a new foe. It's small. It's yellow. And it just goes to show that one man's environmental menace can be another's bathtime pal. Rubber ducks--those cute, yellow tub toys--have become the focus of an ecological debate in the wake of a proposal by the coastal cities unit of the American Cancer Society to hold "Duck Derby" for charity near the Redondo Beach Pier.
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August 14, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A husband and wife were stabbed multiple times at their home Saturday morning during an alleged attack by their houseguest, authorities said. Redondo Beach police arrested Peter Profetto, 34, of Sherman Oaks on suspicion of attempted murder. He was being held in lieu of $3-million bail. The 8:30 a.m. incident took place at the home in the 2000 block of Ripley Avenue. The wife fled the house with her 18-month-old son after her husband hit Profetto on the head with a chair, Lt. Jeff Hink said.
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January 13, 2005 | Brenda Rees, Special to The Times
Some high-profile aquariums search the world over for certain species of sea creatures, trading and bartering with other institutions, coordinating with accredited breeders and working with certified collectors. But the Sea Lab in Redondo Beach obtains its critters quite differently: Almost all sea life on display at the ocean-side facility has been rescued from doom by a cooperative effort between the lab and local power plants.
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July 28, 2005 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
The Redondo Beach Board of Education has terminated Supt. Carol Leighty's contract nearly three years early, capping weeks of community uproar over rumors that she was being ousted in a power play by the board majority. The board's 3-2 vote late Tuesday immediately sparked a recall drive against the trustees who had voted to sever ties with Leighty. The board will buy out Leighty's contract for $240,000 plus benefits in an agreement drafted with her attorney's help.
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July 16, 1989 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
As dawn broke Saturday, dozens of people gathered on a Redondo Beach pier for an event some gave the reverence due a religious ceremony. The occasion was the first fishing trip of the renovated "City of Redondo," a 65-foot boat that sank in the January, 1988, storm that wreaked damage up and down the coast.
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August 14, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A husband and wife were stabbed multiple times at their home Saturday morning during an alleged attack by their houseguest, authorities said. Redondo Beach police arrested Peter Profetto, 34, of Sherman Oaks on suspicion of attempted murder. He was being held in lieu of $3-million bail. The 8:30 a.m. incident took place at the home in the 2000 block of Ripley Avenue. The wife fled the house with her 18-month-old son after her husband hit Profetto on the head with a chair, Lt. Jeff Hink said.
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August 26, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heard the fish tale about the one that got away? Here's one about a fish that won't go away. A deep-water swordfish has taken up residency in busy King Harbor in Redondo Beach, where it is sharing space with 1,500 pleasure boats and a sportfishing fleet. Hard-boiled fishermen who normally would be chasing such a fish halfway across the Pacific with their harpoons at the ready were working Tuesday to keep it safe from propellers and dockside anglers.
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May 1, 1988 | KAREN ROEBUCK and ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writers
Wind-whipped waves washed away a 155-foot section of the Redondo Beach pier Saturday, as gusts of up to 45 m.p.h. felled power lines, knocked down trees and fanned minor brush fires in Southern California, authorities said. A 48-year-old man was presumed drowned after he was struck by rigging and fell from a yacht sailing in 8-foot seas north of Santa Catalina Island, the Coast Guard said. A search for the man, whose name was not released, was called off about 8 p.m.
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May 7, 2002 | SANDRA MURILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Redondo Beach activists have collected enough signatures to force a controversial redevelopment plan known as Heart of the City onto the ballot. The City Council will decide tonight whether to rescind the resolutions that laid the groundwork for the project or let the matter go to voters. "This is what the petitioners wanted, and they've complied with the guidelines," said Redondo Beach Mayor Greg Hill, one of Heart of the City's most vocal supporters.
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October 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Responding to complaints from the public, undercover police arrested dozens of day laborers under a local ordinance that prohibits soliciting for employment in public, authorities said Friday. Police, posing as people seeking to hire workers, made 58 arrests over three days at two intersections. Most of the arrests were for violating the ordinance, but several of those arrested had warrants for other crimes.
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March 10, 2005 | Natasha Lee, Times Staff Writer
Redondo Beach residents have chosen green acres over greenbacks. After years of debate, residents voted Tuesday to transform the city's smoke-stacked waterfront into a 65-acre park. The advisory measure, Proposition J, asked voters to choose between a park that would include wetlands and walking trails or a seaside development of 350 residential homes, 100,000 square feet of commercial space, a hotel and a 16-acre park.
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January 13, 2005 | Brenda Rees, Special to The Times
Some high-profile aquariums search the world over for certain species of sea creatures, trading and bartering with other institutions, coordinating with accredited breeders and working with certified collectors. But the Sea Lab in Redondo Beach obtains its critters quite differently: Almost all sea life on display at the ocean-side facility has been rescued from doom by a cooperative effort between the lab and local power plants.
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December 7, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked the city from arresting day laborers who solicit jobs on the street. In issuing a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Consuelo Marshall said the city policy could do "irreparable harm" to workers and questioned whether it was constitutional. The judge set a hearing for Monday on whether to issue a preliminary injunction while a lawsuit proceeds through court. The suit was filed in November by the National Day Labor Organizing Group.
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October 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Responding to complaints from the public, undercover police arrested dozens of day laborers under a local ordinance that prohibits soliciting for employment in public, authorities said Friday. Police, posing as people seeking to hire workers, made 58 arrests over three days at two intersections. Most of the arrests were for violating the ordinance, but several of those arrested had warrants for other crimes.
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September 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
REDONDO BEACH The body of an 18-year-old man who had vanished while swimming near the Redondo Beach Pier on Saturday night was found floating nearby Sunday morning. The New Mexico resident, whose name was not released, was in the surf about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when he disappeared, a female friend told police. A nurse returning to her beachside home after work about 6:30 a.m. found the body.
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September 13, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A ruptured sewer line in Redondo Beach sent about 10,000 gallons of raw sewage into a storm drain and out into the ocean Sunday, causing authorities to close more than a mile of beach to swimmers. The rupture occurred about 9:30 a.m. near Pacific Coast Highway and Ruby Street, and the beach was closed after residents reported seeing sewage seep up from beneath the sidewalk and flow into a storm drain, said Redondo Beach Fire Department Division Chief Dan Madrigal.
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August 29, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Redondo Beach Union High School student was sexually assaulted Thursday by a knife-wielding man who apparently had hidden in a bathroom stall in the girls' gym, police said. He was described as about 250 pounds and fat but not muscular, about 5 feet 9, black and 28 to 33 years old. Witnesses saw a white car speed away, police said. The attack occurred between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m., police said.
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May 2, 1996
Redondo Beach residents say they favor keeping the Seaside Lagoon pretty much the way it is. The Harbor Commission, the Recreation and Parks Commission and the Budget and Taxation Commission on May 21 will make recommendations to the City Council on the future of the lagoon, which almost didn't open this year. The city considered closing the saltwater lagoon and four-acre park, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, because it would cost $1.
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June 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A reserve police officer pleaded no contest Thursday to three counts of possession of child pornography, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. In exchange for the plea, Randy Vincent Jones will be sentenced to 150 days in jail and five years' probation. He must register as a sex offender, officials said.
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August 29, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Redondo Beach Union High School student was sexually assaulted Thursday by a knife-wielding man who apparently had hidden in a bathroom stall in the girls' gym, police said. He was described as about 250 pounds and fat but not muscular, about 5 feet 9, black and 28 to 33 years old. Witnesses saw a white car speed away, police said. The attack occurred between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m., police said.
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