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August 8, 1995
For the city of Redondo Beach, it appears that time is money, but not that much money. The Redondo Beach City Council recently decided that the city was charging the public too much for copies of police and fire reports. Report-seekers were being charged not only for the time city employees spent retrieving and copying reports, but also for the time spent writing them. That meant a copy of an arrest or police incident report could cost as much as $65.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1995
For the city of Redondo Beach, it appears that time is money, but not that much money. The Redondo Beach City Council recently decided that the city was charging the public too much for copies of police and fire reports. Report-seekers were being charged not only for the time city employees spent retrieving and copying reports, but also for the time spent writing them. That meant a copy of an arrest or police incident report could cost as much as $65.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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 30, 2009 | Joel Rubin
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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
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
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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December 8, 1988 | MAUREEN FAN, Times Staff Writer
Manhattan Beach, whose two aging ambulances frequently suffer "embarrassing" breakdowns, is going to get an additional rescue ambulance. The City Council this week approved spending $10,500 to buy one. Manhattan Beach paramedics, who average between six and seven calls a day, use a 10-year-old reserve ambulance that Fire Chief Keith Hackamack says is unreliable. In a letter to the City Council last month, Hackamack said that replacing the reserve ambulance is the department's highest priority.
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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.
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