Good as Gold in Gardena

Mayor Tasha Cerda, right, is on hand to greet Winter Games Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries Monday afternoon at Raising Cane’s on Redondo Beach Boulevard. Humphries and fellow Gold Medalist Chloe Kim made a surprise visit to the Gardena Cane’s to promote the restaurant. Humphries, 36, won gold in the 2022 Beijing Olympics in the first-ever mono bob event. She is also the first woman to earn a gold medal for two different countries. Representing Canada, she was the 2010 and 2014 Olympic champion in the two-woman bobsled and the 2018 Olympic bronze medalist with brakewoman Phylicia George, according to Wikipedia. Kim arrived in Gardena at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, while Humphries had her commercial video shot at 3:45 p.m. that afternoon. Both Humphries and Kim signed autographs, served Raising Cane’s food and drinks to customers at the drive-thru and at the restaurant service counter. Good as GOLD in Gardena File photo GVJCI REOPENS—In-person classes and events have returned to the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute as of Monday, Feb. 28. The GVJCI has many upcoming onsite programs in March, as well as maintaining some virtual events. Check out the organization’s website for more information and safety guidelines. Photo by Gary Kohatsu