Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in the beach cities and Palos Verdes peninsula:
Packages Stolen Off Porches in MB: The holiday season has arrived, and so have package thieves.
Lieu Reintroduces School Safety Bill: This article includes information on how Manhattan Beach city officials and police responded to the Sandy Hook tragedy and how they address school safety within the city.
Safety Concerns Cancel Parks & Rec Raku Class: Smoke and ash from the class prompt a resident to ask for a solution.
Car Hits Building in MB: A BMW sedan wound up making contact with a commercial building.
: City officials get an early Christmas present.
Walgreens Settles Lawsuit on Hazardous Waste Disposal: The chain pays big bucks to settle a claim that staff at stores improperly disposed of hazardous materials.
: The 10-year-old daughter of a Hermosa Beach Police officer who is battling cancer joins the superstar on stage during a concert.
Lieu Reintroduces School Safety Bill: This article includes information on what Hermosa Beach schools do to stay safe as well as what the HBPD did after the Sandy Hook tragedy took place.
Santa Visits Hermosa Neighborhoods: Santa and his helpers visit Hermosa Beach neighborhoods for a night of photo opportunities and holiday cheer!
City Wants More Detail on Oil Project: The city responds to E&B's oil project application by asking for more information.
City Treasurer Details Massages, Alleged Extortion Attempt in Courtroom Testimony: City Treasurer David Cohn speaks publicly for the first time about his interactions with a masseuse he found on Craigslist.
Ties to Sandy Hook Prompt Online Fundraising: A Hermosa Beach man who used to live in Newtown, CT, launches a drive to help the elementary school he once attended.
Display of Goodwill for Jasmine Faulk Goes Beyond Local: A Manhattan Beach stuntman and MBPD's Steve Kitsios are part of a huge local effort to help a 10-year-old battling cancer. Their goodwill prompts more.
Jasmine Faulk Gets Toys R Us Shopping Spree: The Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association with help from Manhattan Beach Police officers help brighten the youngster's holiday season.
DUI Checkpoint Set for Saturday Night: Police will be checking drivers for impairment.
Men Plead Not Guilty in Coast Guardsman's Death: The Coast Guardsman lived in Redondo Beach and was killed when a panga boat rammed his watercraft.
Man Pleads Not Guilty in Hit-And-Run: A Redondo Beach man hit and killed a pedestrian, say police.
Rock & Brews Wins Appeal to Build Riviera Village Location: Mike Zislis and rocker Gene Simmons will be allowed ot bring their concept restaurant to the Hollywood Riviera area.
Redondo Appoints Acting City Treasurer: The city acts after former city treasurer Ernie O'Dell abruptly resigns.
Lieu Reintroduces School Safety Bill: This article includes information on the city's response to the Sandy Hook tragedy and what the school district already has in place for safety purposes.
: A resident writes about the AES Power Plant.
Letter: RBUSD Must Oppose AES Plans to Repower: A letter writer would like to see the city school district take a position.
Free Parking Starts in Riviera Village: This area of the city will have bagged meters until Jan. 2.
Boats Light Up for King Harbor Christmas Boat Parade: Our ace photographer captures an evening of light son the water.
Redondo's Priciest Homes: 2919 Gibson Place: Check out this property in North Redondo.
Blackout Hits Terraces Shopping Center: The popular shopping center goes dark affecting many retailers and shoppers.
Detectives Arrest Suspected 'Grinch': Police say the man was allegedly very active in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Deadline Extended for Miraleste Transfers: Parents are upset about Miraleste Intermediate being identified as a Program Improvement School. District responds by extending deadline for students to transfer to another school within it.
Woman Sues Rolling Hills Doctor After Losing Limbs: A woman who claims her initial surgery led to major physical problems is suing doctors.
Teacher in RHE Police Chase Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison: The out-of-area teacher indicated he would commit suicide in response to allegations of a sexual relationship with a minor.
Lieu Reintroduces School Safety Bill: This article includes information on the school district's response to the Sandy Hook tragedy and current safety practices.
RHE Residents Rescued From Forest: A hike goes awry.
PV's Priciest Homes: 253 Rocky Point Road: You might want to take a look at this beauty.