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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1998
In an attempt to show children how to use the 911 emergency system, the Redondo Beach police and fire departments this week launched "911 For Kids"--a program designed to show youngsters how to report an emergency. Over the next four months, dispatchers will visit each first-grade class in the school district to teach children about what constitutes an emergency and what kind of information dispatchers need.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998
A two-mile stretch of beach in Redondo Beach and Torrance was reopened Thursday by Los Angeles County health officials after they determined that high bacteria levels from a sewage spill had abated. The area from Topaz Way south to the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula was closed late Tuesday when a blocked sewer line caused 3,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the ocean. The line was repaired, but officials predicted it would take a day or so for the high bacteria levels to dissipate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998
For nearly two decades, those who reached the finish line at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K have always looked forward to the all-you-can-drink beer that's handed out at Seaside Lagoon, but when the 20th annual race takes place Sunday participants will be cut off after four beers. The Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, had believed that they didn't need a liquor license because participants were not paying for the beer, said Executive Director Marna Smeltzer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1997
Dozens of preschoolers and kindergartners at Jefferson Orthopedically Handicapped School got a chance to show off the motor skills that they have gained over the last year at their annual family carnival Tuesday. About 60 children participated in games such as a water balloon toss, bowling, a treasure hunt and basketball. Students at the school have a wide range of disabilities. Some are learning how to walk independently, others are learning to use wheelchairs or crutches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
Charging that Circus Vargas mistreats animals and neglects their medical care, dozens of animal rights activists plan to ask the Redondo Beach City Council tonight to block the circus from coming to town in June. The Redondo Beach-based Education and Action for Animals is leading the protest, claiming that the circus mistreated two elephants who died from tuberculosis last summer after Los Angeles-area performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1997
Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol officers were keeping people off a rock wall at King Harbor in Redondo Beach on Thursday after 27 people were swept onto the rocks or into the ocean by a 12-foot wave on New Year's Day. "We are still having the swells coming through," Harbor Patrol Sgt. John Pitzer said. "The area is all taped off." Most of the waves hitting the sea wall on Thursday were about eight feet tall, just enough to splash over the rock barrier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1996
Since filing a gang injunction six months ago, crime in north Redondo Beach has been reduced by almost 90% and graffiti have decreased by 71%, according to a police report issued Friday. The report also said that 24 of the 28 gang members served with a temporary restraining order have been arrested on various violations of the law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996
Redondo Beach has won a temporary restraining order against the North Side Redondo 13 Gang that prohibits gang members from congregating in gang-ridden Perry Park and from associating with anyone carrying a firearm. After filing a civil lawsuit in Torrance Superior Court, police served 28 gang members Wednesday with a court summons and temporary restraining order that prohibits the gang members from conduct that the city has deemed a nuisance, city prosecutor Mike Webb said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996
Rep. Jane Harman (D-Rolling Hills) made good on the 1996 Environmental Hero Award she received Thursday from the National League of Conservation Voters by leading students on a cleanup in Redondo Beach. About 50 students from Redondo Union High and Westminster Elementary schools participated in the hourlong cleanup and collected about 30 bags of trash from a small strip of beach just south of the Redondo Beach Pier.
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