This tiki statue, carved of redwood (not looking too red now) is being brought out of suspended animation by the city of Redondo Beach.
Is it part of history? Depends. Linda AUst of the Redondo Beach Historical Society pointed out that the restaurant(s) it once stood guard over didn't last long enough to become historical. The last one, in fact, burned in the Great Redondo Beach Pier Fire of 1988.
Read more of the tiki's history at my Patch article.