This week started out with a , and throughout the week continued to decline.
The biggest news, however, was the election.
Craig Huey Triumphs Over Debra Bowen
Before Tuesday evening, almost everyone had assumed the runoff for the 36th District Congressional seat vacated by Jane Harman would be between two Democrats—most likely, Los Angeles City Councilwoman and California Secretary of State .
As expected, Hahn received the most votes, but Republican surprised many. By the time the votes were tallied Tuesday evening, separated Huey and Bowen. By Thursday, Huey .
Voter turnout ended up at about , despite the at the polls earlier in the day.
Though many Republicans, including Redondo Beach City Attorney Mike Webb, have endorsed Huey in the runoff, Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin has not. A from Huey's official Twitter account appears to have stemmed from a miscommunication.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Arrested Outside Disney Studios
Redondo Beach resident Christopher Toomey, 52, was one of four arrested Wednesday outside Disney Studios in Burbank. While two of the activists hung a banner reading "Disney: Destroying Indonesia's Rainforests" over the entrance, two others dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse and chained themselves to the fence.
The four later and were released. Disney called the protest a "publicity stunt."
In other crime news, Dr. Nathan Kuemmerle, who was arrested by Redondo Beach police officers last April, was .
In Memory of Andy Irons
In her column, Tori MacLennan reflected on . Will people focus on his accomplishments as a surfer, or will they remember the controversy surrounding his death?
For the more amateur surfers among us, Surf Junkie Jeff Malanca offers a , Monday through Friday.
Grayson Cook Creates Galaxies; Girls Lacrosse Is All in the Family
Granny Blossom columnist Katharine Blossom Lowrie offered a glimpse into the mind of , a young artist in Redondo Beach. His mother, Cindy Parker-Cook, is the current artist-in-residence at .
Grayson isn't the only talented teen from Redondo Beach—Redondo Union High School's girls lacrosse team is almost literally a family affaire. Coach Tom Borgia has on this year's Bay League Championship team, and each member is an integral part of the group.
Craft Beer, Top Chefs, Old Tony's—Oh, My!
The restaurant on many people's minds this past week was . News of the establishment's issues with renewing its lease , and dozens showed up at Tuesday's City Council meeting to support owner Tony Trutanich.
This week also featured , where participants had the opportunity to sample fare from restaurants along Artesia Boulevard in north Redondo. Beer aficionados also had the opportunity to sample craft beers at in .
Patch also offered its picks of some of the .