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November 17, 1988
Live-aboard boaters who received citations for refusing to leave their Emory Cove anchorage earlier this year will stand trial Dec. 14, South Bay Municipal Judge Susan Finley ordered Wednesday. Finlay also set an Oct. 30 hearing for arguments by boaters' attorneys to dismiss the misdemeanor criminal charges.
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April 20, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Two boys were sexually assaulted in public bathrooms in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, police said. Both incident occurred last week, and authorities are trying to determine whether they are connected. According to KTLA-Channel 5, a teenage boy reported entering a restroom at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on Friday afternoon. A man forced him into a stall and fondled the boy's genitals, police said. On Wednesday at Hermosa Beach's Valley Park, a teen said a man physically overpowered and sexually assaulted him in the restroom there.
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June 7, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A series of small earthquakes shook the South Bay and Los Angeles Harbor on Friday morning, when temblors ranging from magnitude 2.2 to magnitude 3.0 struck off the coast before 5 a.m. It started with a magnitude 2.2 earthquake centered about 7½ miles southwest of San Pedro at 3:55 a.m., followed by a magnitude 2.9 quake at 4:19 a.m. about seven miles off Ranchos Palos Verdes. Six minutes later, a short distance away, the biggest one of the morning - magnitude 3.0 - rattled morning residents.
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April 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A South Bay schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for his $674,559 pay was placed on administrative leave this week, pending an internal investigation. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to suspend Supt. Jose Fernandez during an abruptly called, closed-door meeting at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale on Wednesday evening. Fernandez's earnings last year surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's largest school systems.
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August 1, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
A South Bay man infected with West Nile virus has died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday. Health officials said the man had other health problems and was hospitalized before dying. The death is the first this year, although 12 other people have been diagnosed with the virus. Six did not have any symptoms, but the virus was found when they donated blood. The county has found West Nile virus in 141 dead birds in Los Angeles County. About three-quarters of the birds were found in the South Bay. West Nile virus is spread through mosquitoes, which get the virus by biting infected birds.
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September 15, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
The workday was just getting started at the Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Torrance when the lights flickered and went black just after 7 a.m. Sunday. Bartender Amelia Villa was chatting with cook Oscar Magana by the counter when they heard a loud crackling. "We went outside and watched the power line snap all the way down 190th" Street, Villa said, noting that the hanging utility wires caught fire. Thick smoke filled the block, then something that sounded like a transformer blew, she said.
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September 15, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A widespread power outage in the South Bay left more than 115,000 homes without electricity Sunday morning. Reports came in around 7 a.m. of downed power lines at 190th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. The damage knocked out a Southern Edison substation in Torrance, causing 115,000 customers to lose power, said spokesman David Song. The outage affected residents in Torrance, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, South Redondo Beach, northwest San Pedro and Lomita. Torrance reported the biggest outage with more than 83,000 homes affected.
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March 31, 2014 | By Howard Blume
New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina oversees more than a million students, 1,700 schools and a budget the size of many states. Her pay: $412,193. Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy has half a million students, 1,000-plus schools, a $7-billion budget - and made $393,106 last year. Supt. Jose Fernandez's South Bay school district has just 6,600 students, five high schools and a $70-million budget. His earnings: $674,559 last year. "I don't know of anybody, in any major city, who makes anything close to that, even with extra bonuses or compensation," said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, based in Washington.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 They were celebrating in the South Bay on Friday night, because Redondo and Westchester each advanced in the Southern California Regional Open Division playoffs and will meet in the semifinals on Tuesday night at Redondo. Westchester won its road game against Riverside North, 79-61. Elijah Stewart scored 24 points. Deshon Taylor had 31 points for North. Redondo defeated La Costa Canyon, 71-51. Ian Fox scored 24 points. The other semifinal will have Etiwanda playing at Santa Ana Mater Dei. Mater Dei defeated St. Augustine, 65-38.
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January 26, 2014 | By Kim Christensen
Sunday's smattering of rain across several counties was little more than a tease for anyone hoping for relief from Southern California's drought - and the forecast isn't very promising. “We're getting a few light sprinkles up this way, but it will only amount to a few hundredths” of an inch, said David Sweet, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Oxnard. Rain, or at least traces of it, fell  in Santa Barbara, the San Fernando Valley, Malibu, the South Bay and Los Angeles International Airport, Sweet said.
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January 22, 2014 | Laura J. Nelson
The crunch of a bulldozer biting into a Crenshaw Boulevard school signaled the start of heavy construction Tuesday on the latest addition to Los Angeles' steadily expanding rail network, a light-rail line that will connect the Mid-City area to the South Bay by the end of the decade. The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line will be the first new rail service in a generation to traverse transit-dependent South Los Angeles, increasing connections to a train system that now reaches to Long Beach, the Westside, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.
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December 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The South Bay is home to one of the best basketball games of the night on Monday. Unbeaten Bishop Montgomery will face host Redondo in the championship game of the Redondo tournament. Last season, Redondo turned its season around with a close loss to Bishop Montgomery. Game time is 8 p.m.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Friday is going to be sunny with no chance of rain, and if forecasters are right it's going to stay that way for a while. "Basically we're looking at continued above-normal temperatures through the weekend," said meteorologist David Sweet with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Sweet said Friday in Los Angeles County will see highs in the lower 70s at the beaches to the lower 80s further inland. Saturday will bring a little cloud cover and high temperatures will likely be in the upper 60s at the beaches to mid-70s inland.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The Torrance Marriott South Bay, a 17-story hotel next to Del Amo Fashion Center, has been sold to a Chinese real estate developer for $74 million. Sichuan Xinglida Group Enterprises Co., which has built numerous mixed-use projects in mainland China, bought the hotel through its U.S. subsidiary XLD Group, real estate broker John Strauss said. The new owner will keep Marriott as the operator of the 487-room hotel but plans to renovate the property and eventually reposition it as a more upscale inn, said Strauss of Jones Lang LaSalle.
SPORTS
October 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The gym should be loud and rocking on Thursday night when the South Bay rivalry girls' volleyball match takes place between Redondo and host Mira Costa at 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable will broadcast the match on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Redondo is ranked No. 2 in Southern Section Division 1AA. Mira Costa is No. 5. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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