Sea Hawk graduation

About Town: Redondo Beach

Sea Hawk graduation

School’s out! Redondo Union students get their sheepskins at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 21 on the Redondo Union Campus, 631 Vincent Park.

Village runner 5K

With the Fourth of July drawing nigh, it’s time to start making plans for a holiday jog. For those too tame of heart for Hermosa Beach’s annual Ironman bash, the Village Runner 5K is a reasonably close substitute. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. at the Village Runner shop at 1811 Catalina, winds down to the Esplanade to Torrance Boulevard and back to the shop. First place gets $200. Entry costs $18 before June 26, or $23 after. The kid’s dash costs $13 before June 26 and $17 afterwards. Call (310) 375-2626 for more information. ER

Police Beat

Hit and run

A Redondo man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run after his van allegedly plowed struck at least three cars and injured two people in three separate collisions early Saturday morning. At 12:30 a.m. Police were called to the 600 block of S. Catalina where a brown van had struck a woman who was getting out of her parked car. She suffered major internal injuries and was transported to Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The van’s driver allegedly continued down S. Catalina, hitting a car on the 700 block and colliding with a third car at the corner of Catalina and Avenue C, police said. A woman in third car struck was transported to Harbor-UCLA for treatment of a blow to the head and cuts. Police found the van near the corner of Catalina and Avenue C. A man identified as the driver, who may suffer from seizures, was also taken to Harbor-UCLA.


A robber entered the unlocked back door of a business on the 2300 block of Artesia Boulevard at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. The robber then ordered the store’s employees to lie on the floor of the bathroom while taking the money from a rear cash register. The thief then fled on foot through the rear door.


Police officers responded to a tripped alarm at Lincoln Elementary School at 2:30 a.m. Saturday night. During a preliminary search of the area, they heard noises from inside the school. Discovering a door ajar, they entered the school copy room, finding two juveniles inside. The pair said they were "trashing" the room. They were arrested on suspicion of burglary. ER