Here's a look at what made news in our communities:
Authorities called off search operations early Monday morning after an unidentified man allegedly jumped from the Hermosa Beach Pier prompting a full-scale search of the surrounding waters.
The Thelen era of operation of the Mermaid restaurant and cocktail bar ended Monday morning at 2. The legendary local hangout's fate became quite the conversation piece late last week after the pubic learned the restaurant and the entire L-shaped property it is part of soon would close escrow and could be developed into a hotel.
Entrepreneurial Hermosa Beach resident Terresa Zimmerman creates a line of fashionable men's underwear that even women wear. Team Wood, clad in her signature orange brief, makes its debut at the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament in Manhattan Beach, creating a bit of buzz and eye candy.
Update on a local man who was arrested in Manhattan Beach in March during a sting operation at a public restroom on the beach at Marine Avenue.
: A 58-year-old Redondo Beach man was fatally struck by a vehicle while waiting at a bus stop in front of in North Redondo Beach on Saturday, according to members of the .
A Hollywood artist has taken responsibility for the image painted on a Torrance Chick-fil-A on Hawthorne Boulevard near the Redondo Beach border. Manny Castro told the Huffington Post in an exclusive interview that he spray-painted "Tastes like hate" and a picture of a cow on the side of the eatery at 18200 Hawthorne Blvd. early Friday morning
Two gunmen robbed a on Aviation Boulevard in North Redondo Beach and fled with about $675 in cash from the store’s cash registers and a customer’s wallet shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Lt. Joe Hoffman.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes was out on bail today after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer Monday night. Barnes, 32, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, said Manhattan Beach police Lt. Steve Tobias.
Crowds were scant and the fog lingered during the first few hours of the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament in Manhattan Beach on Tuesday. By mid-afternoon, the crowd had increased to an estimated 3,000, turning the tournament a tad more spirited and festive but still a far cry from its 2011 madness in which approximately 50,000 people hit town for the first day of the event.
The first day of the tournament, which drew about 50,000 party people to the city last year, goes much smoother in 2012. Find out why.
For a beach that is no stranger to surf lessons, Thursday may have looked like any other sunny day at El Porto in north Manhattan Beach. However, for the blind and visually impaired kids who would soon learn to surf for the first time, Thursday was anything but an ordinary day at the popular surf beach.
And the winner is? PHotos capture the competition, costumes and glory.
At least two blue whales were spotted off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula on Wednesday morning, possibly signaling that the leviathans are back in Southern California waters, ABC7 reported.
: The San Diego woman who pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run in the March death of former Rancho Palos Verdes resident Sho Funai, 23, in San Diego County was sentenced Friday to a year in county jail, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported over the weekend.