CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2009 |
An elderly man lost control of his luxury sedan Sunday afternoon in Redondo Beach, injuring more than a dozen people when he plowed into a restaurant, a fire official and witnesses said. About 2:45 p.m., the driver was attempting to park his four-door Jaguar in front of Ham Supreme near Pacific Coast Highway and Carnelian Street, said Jennifer Magana, who was working in the delicatessen at the time.
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.
March 6, 1986
About 60 employees of South Bay companies will be visiting 10 public elementary schools today to talk about the importance of a good education in careers. Linda Mangers, a spokeswoman for the Redondo Beach City Elementary School District, said the visitors serve as role models to help youngsters form early career ambitions and understand what will be required to achieve their goals.
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.
August 21, 1986
Assistant City Atty. Michelle Rutan told the mayor and City Council this week that their claims for mileage reimbursement may violate IRS requirements. The IRS requires employees who are reimbursed to keep point-to-point documentation of trips, which Redondo Beach mayors and council members traditionally have not done. Rutan said that in her opinion elected officials would be considered "employees," but the requirements do not specifically state whether elected officials are considered as such.