Boy banged on e-bike, female rider screams, keep going
A 13-year-old boy on an e-bike was hit at the intersection of Inglewood and Artesia on August 15 by a vehicle making a legal left turn.
After the impact, the driver got out of a late-model grey-black SUV, yelled at the child for running a red light, got inside and drove west.
“The person who fled was not at fault,” Redondo Beach Police Detective Scot Martin said.
The boy, a Redondo resident, was transported from the afternoon scene by ambulance, reporting pain in his wrist and leg. He was driving in the wrong direction at the time of the collision, without a helmet.
He was hit in the crosswalk while on his bike, another offence. E-bikes must cross pedestrian crossings. Witnesses said the boy ran a red light.
The driver was described as a woman in her 40s to 50s, wearing sunglasses and a trucker hat.
“She’s forced to quit even though she wasn’t at fault,” Martin said.
He said police had little to say because witnesses did not report a license plate number and could not tell what brand of SUV it was.
Catalina Coffee project returns to planning commission
The City of Redondo Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. to consider final certification of an Environmental Impact Report for a 30-unit mixed-use residential project adjacent to the Old Cafe and Catalina Coffee on North Catalina. Avenue at Emerald Street.
The proposed development would include the demolition of a building at 116 North Catalina and the removal of a portion of the four existing buildings on the site. The remaining structures are intended for adaptive reuse as part of a potential historic district.
Bridge Revival at Veterans Park
Veterans Park will reopen its Bridge program with two events in September.
Starting Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m., four free weeks of Bridge lessons for beginners. The Wednesday afternoon bridge for experienced players begins September 14 at 12:30 p.m. Cost for the first week is half off at $7.
For more information, call Professor Jeff Grotenhuis at (310) 600-4275.