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About Town - Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach resident and 8th grade GATE student Ray Niknafs (right) discusses his art project with fellow student Jeff Jamile (left) and art teacher Samantha Pioch. Students in the beach cities Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program recently toured Torrance Memorial Medical Center to view inner workings of a major medical center.

Union officer quits

Alex Gayson, a supervisor in the Redondo Beach Police Department's property and evidence room and former president of Redondo Beach City Employees Association (RBCEA), abruptly left his job in September after city officials apparently asked for, and received, his resignation.

City officials have given no specific reason for the departure.

Redondo Beach Police Chief Mel Nichols said, "I can't comment on that because it is a personnel matter."

Seeking friends

Operators of a program funded by the Beach Cities Health District called "Special Friends" are looking for a few good mentors. Adults are needed "to share skills, talents and experiences with children in beach city schools," said Elaine Galarza. Two hours a week are needed. Mentors provide emotional support and aid with homework. Information can be obtained by calling Galarza at 320-3322. ER

Homecoming

Redondo High School Booster Club members Bob Martinez and junior class president Jessica Togut join the home coming parade last week at Seahawk Stadium.

Members of the class of 2000 court Jessica Stefani, Lisa Cirancione and Nicole Harville take a tour aboard the homecoming float last week at Seahawk Stadium. Riding shotgun is Erin Davis with driver Michael Togut. Photos by Linda Cirancione.

 


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