This Week's Top News in the South Bay

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

Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in the South Bay:

Palos Verdes

: Geoffrey McGann, the Rancho Palos Verdes man whose unusual watch resembling an explosive trigger led to his arrest last week at Oakland International Airport, said Tuesday that he is now trying to clear his record.

No Charges Filed Against McGann for Weird Watch: No charges will be filed against Geoffrey McGann, the Rancho Palos Verdes man whose unusual watch led to his arrest on suspicion of possessing materials that could be used to make a destructive device.

Man Found Dead at Bottom of Cliff in Palos Verdes Estates: Police and the coroner's office are investigating whether a body found at the bottom of a 200-foot cliff in Palos Verdes Estates Monday morning is that of a man who was reported missing in Redondo Beach.

Principal: More Than 100 Lockers Burglarized at Miraleste Intermediate: Students and faculty returning to school at Miraleste Elementary School Monday morning found that approximately 135 student lockers had been burglarized over the weekend.

Redondo Beach

AES Redondo Beach Files Application to Repower Power Plant: AES Southland, the parent company of the AES Redondo Beach power plant, announced Tuesday that it has filed an application with the California Energy Commission to repower the aging power plant along Harbor Drive.

Tall Ship Lady Washington Returns to Redondo: The historic tall ship Lady Washington returned to the waters of Redondo Beach on Thursday to kick off a two-week stay in King Harbor that will offer the public guided sailing adventures and walk-on ship tours.

Local Teen Thrives Despite Cystic Fibrosis: Delta F508 Delete sounds like the name of a supersonic jet. It isn’t. It’s the type of cystic fibrosis (CF) that Claire Wineland came into the world with in 1997 and almost departed the world with—twice.

Hermosa Beach

City Treasurer's Alleged Massage Turns into Arrests: Two people allegedly invited to Hermosa Beach City Treasurer David Cohn's house to give him a massage are facing attempted extortion charges, it was reported Friday.

Letter to the Editor from E&B's President: As our application demonstrates, science and new technology now enables the safe recovery of offshore oil from a single, onshore location, writes Steve Layton. We are proposing to utilize environmentally responsible directional drilling technology to safely recover oil, protect both the coast and surrounding neighborhoods, and provide a new revenue stream to the City and schools of Hermosa Beach.

Manhattan Beach

Broad Beach Homeowners No Longer Want MB Sand:
Manhattan Beach sand has been removed as a possible source for use in Malibu's Broad Beach restoration project, according to an email sent from the California State Lands Commission Tuesday morning.


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