Here are the stories that made headlines this week locally in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes:
The biggest news this week was the general election across the United States and locally here in the South Bay. For complete coverage of all the results both locally and nationally, visit the elections topic page listed below:
Anti-Power Plant Initiative to Appear on March Ballot: With a unanimous vote, the Redondo Beach City Council decided to direct the city clerk to prepare a resolution to put the Power Plant Phase-Out Initiative on the March 3 municipal election ballot. The initiative, if passed, would rezone AES' property on Harbor Drive for up to 40 percent commercial and institutional use; the rest would be parkland. Power generation would not be allowed after 2020.
: When the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder posted the first wave of results in Redondo Beach's Measure Q contest, the excitement at the home of Redondo Beach Board of Education Vice President Laura Emdee's home was palpable. The results showed Measure Q—a $63 million general obligation bond that would finance future technology and energy upgrades at Redondo Beach Unified School District campuses—receiving "Yes" votes from about 60 percent of the approximately 5,000 ballots cast.
Hudson House Chef Brooke Williamson Appears on 'Top Chef': When Bravo kicked off season 10 of its hit show Top Chef on Wednesday night, a familiar South Bay chef was in the crowd. Brooke Williamson, co-owner and chef at Hudson House in Redondo Beach and The Tripel in Playa del Rey, will compete against 20 other chefs from across the country in the culinary reality show set this season in Seattle.
Dead Pig Wearing Romney Shirt Left at Republican Headquarters: A dead pig clad in a Mitt Romney T-shirt was left at Republican headquarters in Manhattan Beach Thursday morning, around 36 hours after President Barack Obama defeated his opponent in a hard fought-battle.
Motorcyclist in Crash Identified: MBPD this week confirmed that they believe the injured motorcyclist that broadsided a vehicle last Thursday is Hermosa Beach resident Cameron King. King remains in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was taken after the 4:30 p.m. crash on Sepulveda Boulevard at Tennyson Street.
: The Cadillac that motored down Manhattan Beach Boulevard onto the MB Pier Thursday evening did indeed lose its brakes, said MBPD. The episode began when the Cadillac rear ended a van near Morningside Drive and then hit at least one other vehicle as it made its way onto the Manhattan Beach Pier, knocking over concrete barriers meant to keep unauthorized vehicles off the structure.
Rok Sushi Burglarized: Rok Sushi Kitchen was rocked by burglary when at least one unknown suspect entered the restaurant's back office, broke into a safe and stole money in late October, according to the website Crime Reports and Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch.
3.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Santa Monica Bay: A 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Santa Monica Bay shortly before 6:40 p.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No damage was reported.
Hermosa Man Uses Paramedic Skills to Aid Motorcyclist: An off-duty firefighter who lives in Hermosa Beach comes to the aid of a motorcyclist involved in a brutal crash in Manhattan Beach.
Water Main Break Forces Road Closure: A water main break Thursday night in Palos Verdes Estates resulted in the closure of Palos Verdes Drive North between Via Alameda and Palos Verdes Drive West, police said Friday.
New PVPUSD Data System Sees Bumpy Start: The process of switching to full implementation of Aeries Student Information System has created a more streamlined management of data across Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, but not without a few hiccups.