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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1997
Former Redondo Beach City Manager Bill Kirchhoff filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city, the police officers association and the former and current City Council members who had a hand in firing him in May. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that the city fired Kirchhoff without due process in retaliation for pointing out irregularities in payroll practices utilized by the Police Department. Kirchhoff seeks unspecified general and punitive damages.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997
In an attempt to tie up loose ends with former City Manager Bill Kirchhoff, the city of Redondo Beach will buy his Pearl Street home and resell it, the City Council has decided. Mayor Greg Hill said that the city offered to buy the home Wednesday for $519,000 and Kirchhoff accepted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1991
A Torrance Superior Court judge has upheld Redondo Beach's two-term limit for City Council members, effectively barring Councilman Ron Cawdrey from appearing on the March 5 ballot. In a hasty court hearing convened after the city's deadline for printing sample ballots for the election had passed, Judge William C. Beverly Jr. on Tuesday denied Cawdrey's lawsuit seeking to overturn the city's 16-year-old term limitations law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987
Redondo Beach Councilwoman Marcia Martin has resigned, saying she lacks sufficient time for the job since becoming an Orange County sheriff's deputy. Since March, when Martin entered the Sheriff's Academy, she has missed more of the council's weekly meetings than she has attended and often has left meetings early. She became a deputy in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1997
After nearly a month of haggling over the contract of ousted City Manager Bill Kirchhoff, the Redondo Beach City Council announced Thursday that it plans to begin payments of his estimated $750,000 severance package immediately. As part of the package, Kirchhoff will continue to receive his $133,254 annual salary, health benefits and use of a city car and cellular phone for up to three years or until he secures employment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1998
City Clerk John Oliver pleaded not guilty Tuesday to criminal charges of forging or altering a vehicle registration sticker on a van he owned, officials said. Redondo Beach parking enforcement officers discovered Oliver's Ford Econoline van with the allegedly fraudulent sticker during a routine traffic enforcement patrol near Redondo Union High School in October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1997
After firing its city manager last month, Redondo Beach officials have decided to hire acting City Manager Paul Connolly for the position. The City Council is expected to approve the deal at its City Council meeting Tuesday. Connolly, 56, had been the city's planning director when he stepped in temporarily in February to fill in for Bill Kirchoff, who was placed on paid administrative leave after three city employees were accused of spying on a police union meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1989
A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned the mail fraud conviction of a former Redondo Beach councilman accused of profiting from his role in getting a development proposal approved. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco threw out six mail fraud convictions against Walter L. Mitchell Jr., 41, who was found guilty in 1983 of improperly pushing for City Council approval to convert Redondo Beach's largest apartment complex, Brookside Village, into condominiums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Redondo Beach civic activists are demanding that city officials investigate how a letter by Police Chief Roger Moulton endorsing a City Council candidate was distributed to voters before last month's election. In the letter, which appeared on city stationery under the city seal in violation of local ordinances, Moulton endorsed candidate Greg Hill and strongly denounced Hill's opponent, Rick Abelson. Hill won the election.
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February 22, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea struck Redondo Beach Councilman Terry Ward last month like a peal from the Liberty Bell: A constituent, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, had asked if the beachside city might be interested in becoming a sister city of Prague, the capital of his homeland. "I thought, 'My God, what a terrific idea!' " Ward said, recalling his pleasure at the thought of casting a local vote of confidence in the recent democratic reforms in Eastern Europe. "It touched me deeply.
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