Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in the beach cities and on the Palos Verdes peninsula.
: Details emerged Sunday about a second incidence of police injuring an innocent person driving a pickup truck in the initial hours of an accused cop-killer's rampage. Torrance police rammed a man's pickup truck, injuring the driver, and fired three shots into it on Thursday morning near the intersection of Beryl Street and Flagler Lane, fewer than 100 feet from the Redondo Beach border.
Chevron Coke Drum Transport to Affect Beach Cities: The transportation of six giant steel coke drums from the Redondo Beach Marina to Chevron's El Segundo oil refinery will cause temporary overnight road closures in all three beach cities beginning next week.
Cyclist Hospitalized After Collision: A bicyclist was hospitalized with "fairly serious injuries" after a collision with a car at the intersection of North Catalina Avenue and Carnelian Street on Friday morning, authorities said.
: After several years of negotiations, the Redondo Beach City Council and Board of Education completed a land swap Tuesday night that will eventually provide the city with a new police station, which will be built at 200 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
LAPD: Dorner May Have Visited Manhattan Beach Hotel: Police are investigating whether triple-murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner stayed at a hotel in Manhattan Beach last week.
Zislis Restaurant 'Circa' Opens in Manhattan Beach: Manhattan Beach saw the opening of another new culinary establishment last week as South Bay restaurateur Michael Zislis debuted his newest restaurant Circa in the space once occupied by Mucho Ultima.
Police Blotter: 5 Residential Burglaries in 3 Days: The Manhattan Beach Police Department reported five separate residential burglaries over the course of three days earlier this month, according to police crime reports.
Hermosa Beach Hopes to Curb Fourth of July Rowdiness: While the July Fourth holiday is still close to five months away, the City of Hermosa Beach wants a message to be loud and clear this year -- If you are coming to Hermosa Beach on the Fourth of July to cause problems, stay at home.
Hermosa Homeowner Recycles 1930's Home for a Cause: Hermosa Beach homeowner Bonnie MacLeod helped bring a whole new meaning to recycling last month when she decided to deconstruct and recycle her Hermosa Beach home rather than demolish it.
Hermosa Beach Hits Blue Zones Project Milestone: Hermosa Beach on Tuesday became the first city in the nation to achieve what is known as the Blue Zones Community Policy designation, a major milestone for the community based well being initiative taking place in the three beach cities.
Girl Scout Cookies Pair With Craft Beer: Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing and while you are busy eating that entire sleeve of thin mints, why not wash down those cookies with a craft beer? In the spirit of pairing beer and wine with almost anything, we are here to help.
Dreiling Appointed Interim PVE City Manager: A former Palos Verdes Estates police chief will serve as the interim city manager for Palos Verdes Estates starting Feb. 23, the city council decided Tuesday. Don Dreiling, who retired from the police force in 2012, will temporarily assume the job of outgoing City Manager Judy Smith until a more permanent replacement can be found.