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December 29, 1995
A 28-year-old Redondo Beach man is being sought in connection with a Thursday morning fire that engulfed a basement where 30 burned marijuana plants were found. Sgt. Joe Leonardi of the Redondo Beach Police Department said the man fled. The man, whose name was withheld, reportedly had concocted an elaborate story to persuade his mother to close the basement of her home on Hill Lane.
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June 19, 2003 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
When Redondo Beach's city manager announced a new, interim fire chief Wednesday, he made more news than he might have intended -- by tacking on an eyebrow-raising allusion to a possible consolidation with fire departments in two neighboring cities. In naming Anthon L. "Skip" Beck to take over the Redondo Beach Fire Department next week, City Manager Louis N. Garcia said making a temporary appointment was "the best option at this time."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1988
Investigators will never know for sure what caused a spectacular fire that destroyed nearly half of the Redondo Beach Pier two months ago, but an electrical problem is suspected, according to a report released Wednesday. The Redondo Beach Fire Department report also says a news helicopter flying too close to the blaze intensified the fire and made fighting it more difficult. But it added that the damage probably would have been just as extensive without the chopper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
The Redondo Beach Fire Department is offering a computerized check-in service for elderly and disabled residents, officials said. The computerized system automatically places calls to participants and alerts a dispatcher if help is needed. While many senior citizens like the system, said Pat Aust, Redondo Beach fire chief, "some of the people who really need this still don't want to give up that independence." The computer calls participants each day at 9 a.m.
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March 31, 1991
A fire in a Redondo Beach Thrifty drugstore has drawn the attention of a multi-agency unit that is investigating whether the blaze was linked to fires that broke out in two other South Bay Thrifty drugstores this month. The Redondo Beach fire occurred at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday in a Thrifty at 1720 Aviation Blvd. It caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
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July 1, 1998
The Redondo Beach Fire Department is offering a computerized check-in service for elderly and disabled residents, officials said. The computerized system automatically places calls to participants and alerts a dispatcher if help is needed. While many senior citizens like the system, said Pat Aust, Redondo Beach fire chief, "some of the people who really need this still don't want to give up that independence." The computer calls participants each day at 9 a.m.
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August 4, 1988 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
Investigators will never know for sure what caused a spectacular fire that destroyed nearly half of the Redondo Beach Pier two months ago, but an electrical problem is suspected, according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Redondo Beach Fire Department also says a news helicopter flying too close to the blaze intensified the fire and made fighting it more difficult. But investigators said the damage probably would have been as extensive in any case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2003 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
When Redondo Beach's city manager announced a new, interim fire chief Wednesday, he made more news than he might have intended -- by tacking on an eyebrow-raising allusion to a possible consolidation with fire departments in two neighboring cities. In naming Anthon L. "Skip" Beck to take over the Redondo Beach Fire Department next week, City Manager Louis N. Garcia said making a temporary appointment was "the best option at this time."
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November 28, 1987 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
Pat Aust is one of those people who brings his work home with him. But unlike other people who pull their work out of their briefcases and spread it over a dining room table, Aust spreads his throughout his house and 12-car garage. Aust, a battalion chief in the Redondo Beach Fire Department, brings home antique fire engines, alarms, fire extinguishers, sirens, helmets--anything that has to do with firefighting--even a fire pole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1996
Redondo Beach firefighters have rejected a proposed change in their contract that would allow firefighters to reside more than 60 miles away. Currently, firefighters are not allowed to live that far away, but several reside outside the mandated area and many are fighting the city's effort to enforce the residency rule.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1996
Redondo Beach firefighters have rejected a proposed change in their contract that would allow firefighters to reside more than 60 miles away. Currently, firefighters are not allowed to live that far away, but several reside outside the mandated area and many are fighting the city's effort to enforce the residency rule.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995
A 28-year-old Redondo Beach man is being sought in connection with a Thursday morning fire that engulfed a basement where 30 burned marijuana plants were found. Sgt. Joe Leonardi of the Redondo Beach Police Department said the man fled. The man, whose name was withheld, reportedly had concocted an elaborate story to persuade his mother to close the basement of her home on Hill Lane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1991
A fire in a Redondo Beach Thrifty drugstore has drawn the attention of a multi-agency unit that is investigating whether the blaze was linked to fires that broke out in two other South Bay Thrifty drugstores this month. The Redondo Beach fire occurred at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday in a Thrifty at 1720 Aviation Blvd. It caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1988
Investigators will never know for sure what caused a spectacular fire that destroyed nearly half of the Redondo Beach Pier two months ago, but an electrical problem is suspected, according to a report released Wednesday. The Redondo Beach Fire Department report also says a news helicopter flying too close to the blaze intensified the fire and made fighting it more difficult. But it added that the damage probably would have been just as extensive without the chopper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1988 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
Investigators will never know for sure what caused a spectacular fire that destroyed nearly half of the Redondo Beach Pier two months ago, but an electrical problem is suspected, according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Redondo Beach Fire Department also says a news helicopter flying too close to the blaze intensified the fire and made fighting it more difficult. But investigators said the damage probably would have been as extensive in any case.
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November 28, 1987 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
Pat Aust is one of those people who brings his work home with him. But unlike other people who pull their work out of their briefcases and spread it over a dining room table, Aust spreads his throughout his house and 12-car garage. Aust, a battalion chief in the Redondo Beach Fire Department, brings home antique fire engines, alarms, fire extinguishers, sirens, helmets--anything that has to do with firefighting--even a fire pole.
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October 10, 1997 | BY MIMI KO CRUZ and J. J. POPE
Richard Bridges, a former fire chief of several cities, has become Santa Ana College's director of the fire technology department. Bridges began his firefighting career in Indio 31 years ago. After serving a short stint as a firefighter, he became a captain for the Banning Fire Department and then Rialto's assistant fire chief. He headed the Redondo Beach Fire Department from 1989 to 1993 and until recently, served as Santa Monica's chief.
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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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