Redondo Beach Essential Info

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Redondo Beach is in the South Bay of Los Angeles County in California.

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  1. In 1907, Redondo Beach was the place where surfing was introduced to the mainland of the United States by the Hawaiian George Freeth.
  2. Many famous people have attended Redondo Union High School, including: Charles Lindbergh, Demi Moore, and the Smothers Brothers.
  3. The famous movie “The Falcon and the Snowman” with Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton is based on a “Cold War” espionage case that took place at TRW in Redondo Beach during the 1970’s.
  4. During the depression Redondo Beach was home to gambling, casinos and mobsters.
  5. Paul Gasol, a Spanish professional basketball player, lived in Redondo Beach.

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