January 21, 2001 |
The aromas in the Kool Dog Kafe would make anyone hungry: carob, peanut butter, bacon, cheese, pizza, croissants. "People eat them too," says Kerry King, who opened the gourmet canine bakery in October 1999. "Especially one man who loves the carob brownies." King, who once worked for an orthodontics consulting firm, saw how her dog enjoyed the baked treats her sister-in-law made and decided to go into business.
May 1, 1986
The City Council voted unanimously last week to approve in concept the city's participation in a self-financed municipal liability insurance pool being set up by the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority. Unlike numerous other cities interested in the pool, Redondo Beach has municipal liability insurance. City officials, however, complain that they pay too much for it, and they fear that the city's carrier may drop Redondo Beach when the policy expires in October.
June 5, 1986
The City Council will hold a public hearing July 15 to consider changing the zoning on two surplus elementary school sites, Andrews and McCandless. The proposed change to a planned-development zoning designation is needed so the Redondo Beach City School District can lease large portions of the sites to developers for use as senior-citizen housing, City Manager Tim Casey said.
May 21, 1987
After nearly five months, one of two boat hoists in King Harbor was reopened last weekend, and the Redondo Beach Marina, operator of the hoists, hopes to reopen the second one this weekend, said Shirley Thompson, a bookkeeper. The hoists were closed in late December when the former operator, Salco Marine Services Inc., was evicted from the property.
May 26, 1994 |
Redondo Beach school officials continue to refuse to administer a portion of the controversial CLAS test, despite protests from state officials. The school board voted May 9 not to administer the English and writing portions of the California Learning Assessment System test to eighth- and 10th-graders. Students are taking other parts of the test. Board members have not stated publicly their concerns with the exam's English and writing portions.
January 16, 1986
The council unanimously voted Tuesday to restrict parking on Artesia Boulevard from 6 to 9 a.m. seven days a week. The restriction, which will affect both sides of Artesia between Hawthorne and Aviation boulevards, is intended to discourage day laborers seeking employment from congregating by making it illegal for motorists to stop to pick them up, according to a city report. The action was taken after North Redondo Beach Business Assn.
May 15, 1986
Swimming pools at Redondo and Mira Costa high schools will be open to the public for 10 weeks this summer as part of a test the city is conducting to evaluate the need for a proposed city-owned swimming pool at the former Aviation High School. Despite concerns raised by Mayor Barbara Doerr, the City Council this week allocated $45,000 to pay for staff and equipment at the two pools, which will be open daily, except Sundays, from 1 to 6 p.m. from June 23 to Aug. 29.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993
A lot is being said about reinventing government these days. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore recently visited Sunnyvale, Calif., and applauded the city government for being organized around specific performance objectives. I wish the President and vice president would have visited Redondo Beach, because we began to "reinvent" our government before it became a national buzzword. In late 1990 we hired a nationally recognized efficiency and management expert as our city manager.