Here is a look at some of the top stories in the South Bay of Los Angeles this past week.
PV's Priciest Homes: 978 Paseo la Cresta: What prices are properties on the Peninsula being listed for these days?
Cliff Jumper Who 'Cooked' Wife Guilty of Murder: A jury delivers its verdict in the murder trial of David Viens, whose wife Dawn mysteriously disappeared.
Beresford-Redman Murder Case Featured on '48 Hours': The TV show profiles the high-profile murder case.
Grant Funds Engineering Labs at Middle Schools: The new fabrication labs give middle school students in the district the opportunity to build prototypes of robots and aeronautical devices. See what local companies have been involved in funding of the Peninsula Education Foundation.
Montemalaga Drive Closed After Car Fire: Montemalaga Drive was temporarily closed between the border of Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Estates to the west and Silver Spur Road to the east Tuesday afternoon due to a single-car crash, according to a notice sent by the city of Rancho Palos Verdes. The collision, which occurred at about 2:40 p.m., resulted in a vehicle fire, according to city staff.
Palos Verdes Estates Swears in New Police Chief: Members of the community and the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department filled the council chambers Tuesday night to watch Chief John Eberhard's official swearing-in as the new police chief. Eberhard, who will become the city's ninth police chief when he officially takes office Monday, replaces Chief Daniel Dreiling.
: A man who had just bought a new iPhone 5 in the Apple Store was robbed of it by gunpoint in a parking lot of Manhattan Village last Friday around 2 p.m., said Detective Michael Rosenberger of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.
An Olympic Gold Baby for Kerri Walsh Jennings: Manhattan Beach resident Kerri Walsh Jennings and husband Casey Jennings revealed Monday that the Olympic mother of two took a third gold medal in London while she was pregnant with child number three.
Craigslist Massage Turns Into Robbery by Gun: Two men staying at a Manhattan Beach hotel use the popular online site and get other than what they'd requested.
Mira Costa High Teacher Among County's Best: A teacher in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District is one of 16 who make L.A. County's prestigious list.
Former Laker Matt Barnes Pleads No Contest: The newly signed Los Angeles Clippers basketball player's attorney handles the star's legal situation. Find out what Barnes has to do per his sentencing by a judge.
Endeavour Flies Over Manhattan Beach: Lucky residents and visitors got to see history in the making as the space shuttle took an unexpected route.
Two Guns Espresso Brings Quality Coffee to Manhattan Beach: It's the best coffee around.
Woman Admits to Stealing Delivered Packages: A 24-year-old woman has told police she stole other people's packages after they were delivered, said Hermosa Beach Police Detective Mick Gaglia. Christina Gray, 24, of Apple Valley, was pulled over in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway last Thursday while driving a stolen vehicle. Police found narcotics and unreported stolen packages in the car, said Gaglia.
Ralphs Decides to Settle Lawsuit; Will Pay Hefty Sum: The grocery store chain, which has locations in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, was accused of overcharging customers.
Peanut Butter Recall Grows; Product List Here: Trader Joe's, Target and fresh & easy markets are among those that stocked nut butters that are subject to the recall.
Redondo Man Dies on 'Lone Ranger' Movie Set: The coroner's office Monday released the name of a crew member who drowned on a ranch near Palmdale, where The Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp was being filmed.
RBUSD Touts Benefits of Measure Q: The school district hopes voters will support the measure, which they say is a general obligation bond of $63 million that will be used for districtwide technology and energy upgrades.
AES Delays Filing Application to Repower: After receiving community input, the power plant's parent company is re-working the new plant design and no longer expects to file its application for the new plant by the end of September.