Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in the Beach Cities and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula:
Previous Sex Offender Arrested Near Mira Costa: A 30-year-old man arrested in 2005 for indecent exposure was arrested for Annoying or Molesting Children, and Stalking by Manhattan Beach Police detectives Wednesday around 3:30 a.m. The man, a Redondo Beach resident, allegedly had been harassing a 14-year-old female Mira Costa High School student recently.
New Manhattan Beach Library Moves Forward: A new two-story, 21,500-square-foot public library facility in Manhattan Beach gained approval Tuesday when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors signed off on the $26.3-million project, in the works since early 2010.
Citations to Be Issued on Strand and Beach Path: Walk on the beach bike path or ride on The Strand? Do either, and you're likely to receive a citation for doing the wrong thing if Manhattan Beach police or community service officers see you.
Michael Zislis Is Home-Grown Mogul: Michael Zislis, the iconoclastic head of The Zislis Group, Inc., a consortium of restaurants and hotels all over the South Bay and elsewhere, admits to being something of a delinquent as an adolescent.
CenterCal Presents Redondo Waterfront Vision: CenterCal's plan calls for open space and public areas; a market hall with restaurants and local businesses; more dining; retail and specialty shopping; a high-end, specialty movie theater with a full restaurant and bar; a boutique hotel; and office space for local professionals.
No Change in Election Results After Provisional Ballot Count: Despite a strong performance among the provisional and vote-by-mail ballots counted Monday, Measure A did not garner enough votes to pass.
Killer Whales Spotted Off South Bay: A pod of orcas—a rare sight in Southern California—was spotted late Monday morning about 3-4 miles off Catalina Island's Emerald Cove; however, a later whale-watching trip on the Redondo Beach-based Voyager failed to locate them.
Redondo Man Charged With Child Rape: A Redondo Beach man charged with raping a Gardena woman he met on Tagged.com in September of last year has also been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in 2005, the Daily Breeze reported Tuesday.
Cafe Boogaloo's Future Up in the Air After Council Meeting: The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously upheld a planning commission decision to scale back the closing time of Cafe Boogaloo from 2 a.m. to midnight following what city staff called poor management and lack of security at the Hermosa Avenue establishment.
Vermin Close Five Hermosa Beach Restaurants: Vermin Infestation and vermin harborage were the reasons listed by the County of Los Angeles Public Health department for 5 Hermosa Beach eateries being temporarily closed by the department.
St. Patrick's Day Parade Set for Saturday: For 18 years, Hermosa Beach has held a St. Patrick's Day parade and on Saturday, the 19th annual incarnation will take place. Bagpipers, floats, band, classic cars, government officials, four-legged friends and all things wacky will traverse the parade route downtown.
Hearing Set for Hermosa Man's Suit Against Wells Fargo: A Hermosa Beach man who died while waging a two-year battle against the banking giant Wells Fargo will have his lawsuit heard next on March 18, the EasyReader reported.
3 Held Captive in Home Invasion Robbery: An investigation was under way Wednesday into a home invasion robbery in Rancho Palos Verdes, where a man, his wife and daughter were held in house for nearly three hours while two men ransacked the home before escaping with cash, authorities said.
Health Department Temporarily Closes Eatery: Kobe Grill, a Japanese restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes, was temporarily closed Wednesday through Friday upon orders of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Former Rolling Hills Security Guard Charged With 2 Rapes: A man who reportedly formerly worked as a security guard in Rolling Hills has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in 2005, the Daily Breeze reported Tuesday.