A car crash involving an on-duty Manhattan Beach police officer, the Redondo Beach Power Plant, controlling partying in Hermosa Beach and a police chase in Rolling Hills Estates are among items that made headlines this week in the South Bay. Here's a look at those stories and more:
An in-house, shiny copper brewing facility is once again serving up batches of craft beer at Abigaile in downtown Hermosa Beach. Before Abigaile opened at the former home of Union Cattle Company in February, the facility had sat dormant in the restaurant's lofty space for more than 10 years.
Less than a week after this year's rowdy Fourth of July celebrations in Hermosa Beach, the City Council is hoping to get at early start on plans to keep next year's holiday celebrations under control. "This past July 4th, for whatever reason, seemed to be at a new level of combustibility," said Councilman Michael DiVirgilio during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Two videos posted to the video sharing site YouTube show fights that broke out during a beach party in Hermosa Beach on the Fourth of July near Second Street. Both videos show fights between multiple people—possibly teenagers—that escalated on the beach.
Police Officer in Stable Condition After on Duty Collision: A Manhattan Beach police officer is reportedly in stable condition after his involvement in a collision on Sepulveda Boulevard near Ninth Street Wednesday night, according to police. MBPD Officer Tony Presgraves sustained "significant injuries" in the collision around 11 p.m. Wednesday, said MBPD Chief Eve Irvine.
Two biologists from the managed to free a juvenile white shark from a fisherman's line Monday night, Pete Thomas Outdoors reported. According to website author Pete Thomas, biologists Eric Martin and Val Hill saw a fisherman trying to haul the 5- to 6-foot shark onto the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Landon Donovan, the soccer superstar who has been named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year four consecutive times by the United States Soccer Federation and last month received Major League Soccer's Player of the Week award, has put his Manhattan Beach compound on the market for $4.295 million, according to a Zillow.com report.
After considering the issue for more than five hours Tuesday night, the Redondo Beach City Council ultimately took no action to oppose the repowering of on Harbor Drive. The council does reaffirm its intention for the city to participate in the California Energy Commission's hearing on AES' application to repower the plant on Harbor Drive as an intervener.
The two men accused of fatally beating a bouncer outside in South Redondo Beach at the beginning of June must stand trial, Torrance Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman ruled Monday. After a preliminary hearing, Guzman found sufficient evidence for Francisco "Frank" Cobarruvias Jr., 35, of Redondo Beach, and Rene Anthony Avina, 23, of Carson, to be tried for murder.
A power outage affecting at least 700 Southern California Edison customers hit Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.
A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher being investigated for alleged lewd conduct with a child led police Tuesday on a chase that ended in Rolling Hills Estates after the man sped over an embankment and crashed into a wall, the Daily Breeze reported.
Capt. John Eberhard will take over as the new Palos Verdes Estates police chief beginning this fall, City Manager Judy Smith announced Tuesday. Eberhard will take over Oct. 1 for interim Police Chief Dan Dreiling, who .