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Military service honored at Memorial Day celebration

Memorial Day ceremonies at Redondo Beach’s Veteran’s Park are traditionally dedicated to those who gave their lives in service of the United States.

This year, organizers also paid tribute to a young man who never got the chance to do so.

Officials celebrate Green Line plan in Torrance

Luminaries from across the state, including Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and County Supervisor Janice Hahn, gathered Wednesday to celebrate breaking ground on the Torrance Regional Transit Center, the future terminus for the LA Metro Green Line extension.

The light rail project, which currently ends at Marine Avenue in Redondo Beach, would run through Lawndale and Redondo to service South Bay commuters and eventually connect to Metro’s forthcoming Crenshaw/LAX line.

Governor, Local Officials Celebrate Planned Green Line Extension To Torrance

TORRANCE (CBSLA) — California Gov. Jerry Brown was in town Wednesday to celebrate the expansion of the LA Metro Green Line to the South Bay.

The 4.6-mile extension from Redondo Beach to the future Torrance Transit Regional Park and Ride Terminal is meant to take more traffic off the 405 Freeway and onto the Metro.

Governor, Local Officials Celebrate Planned Green Line Extension to Torrance

Gov. Jerry Brown joined local elected officials Wednesday to ceremonially mark the start of construction on a 4.6-mile extension of the Metro Green Line from Redondo Beach to Torrance.

Thanks to a recently announced $231 million state grant with funds generated by the new gas tax, authorities said the project could be completed before Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympics.

Memorial Day ceremonies in Redondo Beach summon memories of loved ones

For many of those who attended Memorial Day ceremonies in Redondo Beach on Monday, the day was deeply personal.

For Navy veteran William Woodall, gathering with fellow service members under a bright blue sky, this Memorial Day brought up memories of his brother Don Woodall who served in the Philippines as a medic during World War II and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Two bills blocking new offshore drilling pass through Appropriations Committees

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi's Assembly Bill 1775 and Senator Hannah Beth Jackson’s Senate Bill 834, bills to protect the California coast from new federal offshore drilling leases, passed out of their respective Appropriations Committees today after being referred to the suspense file in April.

The Assembly and Senate committees both held hearings today on bills that were referred to the suspense file. The two bills will now be eligible for floor votes in the Assembly and Senate next week.