Here is a look at what made news this week in the South Bay:
Officials Express Grief Over Coast Guardman's Death: Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34, of Redondo Beach, was declared dead at about 2:21 a.m. Sunday, said Chief Deputy Medical Examiner James Baroni of the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office. Horne was aboard the Marina del Rey-based Halibut when the crew was investigating the suspected smuggling boat near Santa Cruz Island, according to Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Seth Johnson. The vessel was initially spotted by a Coast Guard aircraft.
- Related: 2 Charged in Coast Guardsman's Death
Redondo to Sue Torrance Over Del Amo Mall: The Redondo Beach City Council officially voted this week to proceed with a lawsuit against Torrance and Simon Property Group, owner of Del Amo Fashion Center, for what city officials call Torrance’s failure to comply with environmental standards over plans to expand the mall.
Mark Cuban Invests in Living Christmas Co. on 'Shark Tank': Christmas came early for the Redondo Beach Christmas tree rental service Living Christmas Co. on Tuesday night after owner Scott Martin appeared on the ABC primetime reality show Shark Tank.
Ex-Hennessey's CFO Gets 5 Years in Jail: The ex-chief financial officer of Hennessey's Inc. was sentenced Monday to five years in the Los Angeles County Jail, according to the Easy Reader. James Cram, 54, of Rancho Palos Verdes, pleaded guilty last year to one felony count each of grand theft and filing a false tax return in connection with the disappearance of about $1.14 million from the restaurant chain during his time as the CFO.
747 Flies Low Over Manhattan Beach; Residents Rattled: A United Airlines Boeing 747-400 plane leaving Los Angeles International Airport bound for Australia flew over Manhattan Beach along Rosecrans Avenue and out over the ocean at an altitude of 1,450 feet Monday night around 10:38 p.m., according to an online flight tracking system. The low flight startled many local residents.
November Stabbing at Baja Sharkeez Remains Unsolved: A stabbing incident in Baja Sharkeez at 1:33 a.m. Nov. 11 remains unsolved and police are closing the investigation pending further leads, said MBPD Detective Mike Rosenberger Thursday.
Residents Without Power for Close to 18 Hours: Some residents in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section were without power for some 18 hours Monday after an outage that began shortly before midnight Sunday.
Conviction Upheld in Drunken Crash That Killed MB Man: A state appeals court panel upheld the conviction of a San Gabriel man convicted in the 2009 drunken driving crash in Fullerton that killed Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people.
Killer Whale Bumps Boat off Peninsula: A pod of orcas spotted preying on common dolphin and a sea lion off the Palos Verdes Peninsula gave whale-watchers aboard the Christopher a surprise Sunday when one of them bumped the boat.
Deputies Search for RPV Laptop Burglar: Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are looking for a man who stole multiple computers from a Rancho Palos Verdes real estate office over the course of several burglaries. Since May, the Keller Williams Real Estate office has been broken into five separate times and between seven and 10 computers have been stolen, according to Detective Randy Oviedo.
Students Aim to Heal Rift Between High Schools: After vandalism at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School's football stadium led to the arrest of some Palos Verdes High School students, teens at both schools say enough is enough.
City Treasurer Job May Get Code of Ethics: In light of two investigations concerning Hermosa Beach City Treasurer David Cohn, City Council, at its Tuesday night meeting, will consider adopting a resolution "regarding the safeguarding of City funds" that includes a request for a proposed code of ethics.
HBPD Looking for Online Scam Victims: Hermosa Beach police are looking for victims of a con man who sold them bogus airline tickets at a discount. Jian Huang, 39, of San ramon, who used the names David Huang, James Lee or Jim Lee, allegedly scammed a Hermosa Beach resident who contacted HBPD on Nov. 17 to report the crime.