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NEWS
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.
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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.
NEWS
January 30, 1986
The City Council rejected a recommendation to ban billboards Tuesday night and sent the issue back to the Planning Commission to see if representatives of the billboard industry and the city's planning staff can agree on a compromise. Representatives from Foster & Kleiser and Gannett Outdoor, two companies with billboards in Redondo Beach, asked to meet with planning officials to draft an ordinance that would allow some billboards.
NEWS
September 3, 1987
For more than 20 years, the city has allowed more density in south Redondo Beach than its coastal plan permits, City Atty. Gordon Phillips said this week. "It's density; it's a big issue," he said. The coastal plan--part of the city's General Plan--permits 19 to 23 housing units per acre, but projects that allow 24 units an acre have been routinely approved since 1964, officials said. Planning officials have rounded numbers upward when determining how many units are allowed in a project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1998 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a first cooperative step toward ridding the coastline of a longtime eyesore, Redondo Beach and an energy company Thursday announced an agreement to scale back the massive power plant built half a century ago by the Southern California Edison Co. AES Corp, which bought the power station from Edison last year, has agreed to reduce the size of the plant, starting with the demolition of the three oldest of its eight smokestacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989 | GEORGE STEIN and SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Blue-collar employees of Redondo Beach ratified a two-year contract with the city that provides annual wage increases of 6% but gave ground on a generous sick leave policy that union members had wanted for all members of the bargaining unit, City Manager Tim Casey said Saturday. The wage increases, which are retroactive to July 1, are in line with what the city offered its other bargaining units.
SPORTS
June 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Xandy Brown won the U.S. Fencing Assn.'s women's epee championship at Northeastern Illinois University Friday with an 8-5 victory over Laura Maskell. Brown, 29, of Redondo Beach, finished 25th in the women's epee event at the 1986 championships, and placed third at last year's nationals.
NEWS
June 26, 1986
The City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance to change council meetings from weekly to the first and third Tuesdays of the month. If the ordinance is adopted next week, the new schedule will take effect in August, City Manager Tim Casey said. Redondo Beach voters approved the change to biweekly meetings in June.
NEWS
October 24, 1985
The Redondo Beach Historical Society, which will sponsor a trivia night fund-raiser next month, is looking for trivia questions and answers about the city. Bits of Redondo trivia should be submitted by next week to any Historical Society board member or to Pat Dreizler, the city's director of community resources.
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