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June 1, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not much is left of the bustling promenade that once was the Redondo Beach Pier. Where once stood a massive horseshoe swept by brisk sea air, there now stands a pair of salty stumps. What to do about what was left of the pier? It's a question the city has grappled with since 1988, when a string of disasters nearly leveled the once venerable landmark and snuffed out many of the businesses there. Should the pier be rebuilt? If so, how? And at whose expense?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995
Members of the Redondo Beach Pier Assn. might be forced to walk the plank for this one. Two months ago, the group began circulating tales about a ruthless pirate named Juan Rodriguez Redondo, who allegedly plundered Spanish treasure ships as he sailed the Santa Monica Bay. The stories piqued the curiosity of dozens of local residents who wanted to see pictures of the notorious pirate, who supposedly served as Redondo Beach's namesake.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Seven piers have been built at Redondo Beach since the late 1880s, and all but two of them have fallen victim to fierce storms. The first pier was built in 1889 by Daniel Freeman and his partner, Nathan Russell Vail, at the foot of Emerald Street, where the town center used to be. The structure was destroyed in 1914 by a storm packing 85 m.p.h. winds. Nearly 14 inches of rain fell over a six-week period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Seven piers have been built at Redondo Beach since the late 1880s, and all but two of them have fallen victim to fierce storms. The first pier was built in 1889 by Daniel Freeman and his partner, Nathan Russell Vail, at the foot of Emerald Street, where the town center used to be. The structure was destroyed in 1914 by a storm packing 85 m.p.h. winds. Nearly 14 inches of rain fell over a six-week period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995
Members of the Redondo Beach Pier Assn. might be forced to walk the plank for this one. Two months ago, the group began circulating tales about a ruthless pirate named Juan Rodriguez Redondo, who allegedly plundered Spanish treasure ships as he sailed the Santa Monica Bay. The stories piqued the curiosity of dozens of local residents who wanted to see pictures of the notorious pirate, who supposedly served as Redondo Beach's namesake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not much is left of the bustling promenade that once was the Redondo Beach Pier. Where once stood a massive horseshoe swept by brisk sea air, there now stands a pair of salty stumps. What to do about what was left of the pier? It's a question the city has grappled with since 1988, when a string of disasters nearly leveled the once venerable landmark and snuffed out many of the businesses there. Should the pier be rebuilt? If so, how? And at whose expense?
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