Here is what happened this week in the cities of the South Bay:
: Nobody appeared to be injured in a three-car collision that began when an ambulance headed northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard clipped a car going west on Palos Verdes Drive North on Monday evening in Rolling Hills Estates, according to witnesses.
Rancho Palos Verdes Opens Dog Park: After rescinding plans for a pilot dog beach program at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach earlier this year, the city of Rancho Palos Verdes opened an official dog park at Point Vicente Park and the Civic Center on Thursday as a consolation prize.
: Two cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are set to hold municipal elections this March. Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills will each have two seats up for re-election on their city councils.
: A fire in a two-story townhome complex Tuesday afternoon near the corner of Prospect Avenue and Beryl Street in South Redondo Beach caused about $10,000 worth of damage, according to the Redondo Beach Fire Department.
3 New Hotels Slated for Construction in Redondo Beach: Redondo Beach will see three hotels constructed in the future—the Shade Hotel in King Harbor, and a Marriott Residence Inn and Hilton Garden Inn in North Redondo Beach—the city council determined Nov. 6 when it approved an amended lease agreement for one and a financing deal for the others.
Parents Ask RBUSD to Oppose Power Plant: Two Redondo Beach parents asked the Redondo Beach Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting to consider passing a resolution to oppose the planned repowering—or rebuilding—of the AES Redondo Beach power plant on North Harbor Drive.
Six Residents Pull Papers to Run for City Council: Six Manhattan Beach residents pulled papers to run for three available City Council seats on Tuesday, the first day they could do so. To finalize their candidacy, each must submit the completed paperwork by Friday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m. and be confirmed by Los Angeles County.
: On a beautiful Southern California day in Manhattan Beach Wednesday, 18-year-old Rae Heim concluded her cross country trek to raise money for Soles4Souls, joyfully making her way down Manhattan Beach Boulevard to the pier as family and supporters accompanied her.
Malibu Group Wants Manhattan Beach Sand: The state Lands Commission is considering a proposal by a group of wealthy property owners in western Malibu to rebuild an eroded beach, and one of the sources for the 600,000 cubic yards of sand could be the ocean floor off Manhattan Beach.
E&B Submits Project Application for Oil Drilling: E&B Natural Resources Management Corp., the California-based oil and natural gas company that has elected to try to drill for oil off the shores of Hermosa Beach, filed their project application for the enterprise with the city Thursday.
Man Found Unresponsive in Hot Tub: A man found floating face down in a hot tub at the Quality Inn & Suites around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hermosa Beach Fire Department, said Sergeant Robert Higgins of the Hermosa Beach Police Department.
New Storm Water Runoff Rules Could Be Costly for South Bay: New storm water runoff regulations passed by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board last week have many municipalities in Los Angeles County considering their options as the new costs associated with compliance could reach into the millions for some cities.