This Week's Top News in the South Bay

A look at what made headlines this week in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

Here is a look back at the week and which stories made headlines in the South Bay:

Manhattan Beach

: A Cadillac ended up about midway down the Manhattan Beach Pier Thursday night after striking vehicles in its path on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, injuring Five, said MBPD Lt. Christian Eichenlaub.

Hermosa Beach Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision: A Hermosa Beach man was critically injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a Mercedes-Benz vehicle around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Tennyson Street in Manhattan Beach.

: Two great white sharks were hooked and released by the same fisherman on the Manhattan Beach Pier Tuesday, Eric Martin, director of The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium at the end of the pier, told Patch Tuesday. The great white is a protected species and both sharks were released Tuesday morning when Martin cut the fisherman's line.

Lawsuit a Possibility as Panel Reports on Yacht Crash: The widow of a Manhattan Beach man who died while crewing a racing yacht has filed court paperwork that begins the process of a possible wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the boat's captain, reported the Press-Telegram.

Redondo Beach

Pacific Coast Highway Closed After Car Hits Pedestrian: A pedestrian was hit near Pacific Coast Highway and Pearl Street in South Redondo Beach at 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Redondo Beach police. The pedestrian, an adult male, was walking on Pacific Coast Highway outside a crosswalk when he was struck by a blue minivan going northbound on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Pearl Street, said police Sgt. Jeff Mendence.

Acid Bomb Discovered in South Redondo: A taped-up blue plastic bottle discarded on the sidewalk along South Juanita Avenue between El Camino Real and Serpentine Street in South Redondo Beach turned out to be an acid bomb, authorities told Patch on Tuesday. The bottle prompted a bomb squad response.

CenterCal Chosen as New Waterfront Developer: The Redondo Beach City Council will now exclusively negotiate with CenterCal Properties for the development of 15 acres of city-owned land on the Redondo Beach waterfront, including the Redondo Beach Pier, the International Boardwalk and the Redondo Beach Marina.

: The Aegean hit North Coronado Island, killing four people, during the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race in April due to “an inadequate lookout,” according to a final report from U.S. Sailing, the sport’s governing body.

Palos Verdes

Police: Boat Carrying "Large Amount" of Marijuana Lands in Palos Verdes: Nearly a dozen federal, state and local police departments chased and apprehended three people suspected of trying to smuggle large bales of marijuana into Palos Verdes Estates Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Peninsula HS Vandalized; PV High Students Arrested: Two adults have been arrested and six juveniles detained in connection with "serious vandalism" at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School on Thursday night, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Lomita Station. School officials implied that the vandalism, which occurred at the Peninsula High football stadium, was the result of a rivalry with Palos Verdes High School.

: Deputies with the Lomita Sheriff's Station are investigating a three-car collision that occurred at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive North and Palos Verdes Drive East in Rolling Hills Estates on Wednesday morning.

Miraleste Intermediate Enters 'Program Improvement': While its overall test scores are among the top in the state, Miraleste Intermediate  School must enter the first year of what’s called program improvement (PI) under the No Child Left Behind act (NCLB). Miraleste was required to enter PI because for two years in a row, the school did not meet its state testing goals for one subgroup of students in English Language Arts.

Hermosa Beach

Hurricane Sandy Takes Life of Former Hermosan: Hurricane Sandy has claimed the life of a former Hermosa Beach resident, according to several media outlets. Claudene Christian, who was working as one of 16 sailors crewing the tall ship HMS Bounty, was a partner in Dragon Bar, a now closed Hermosa business, according to the Mercury News report. 

The Mermaid Restaurant Reopens With Limited Hours: When The Mermaid Restaurant closed it doors at 2 a.m. on July 30, owner Diana Albergate thought her days of owning and operating the legendary establishment were over. However, this past weekend, The Mermaid was open for business to the amazement and delight of many.

Oil Project Application Delayed Until November: E&B Natural Resources has delayed the submission of its proposal to drill for oil in Hermosa Beach, the company said in a prepared statement. Originally, the application was expected to be submitted in October.


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