A Palos Verdes father and son team serve the U.S. military with their meticulous–and discreet–inventions No signage offers any clues about the nature of the business that takes place inside the beige-bricked building tucked across the street from Lawndale High School. For the Herbrandsons, who have occupied the space since 1974, discretion is key. […]
Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, the first female conductor from the Middle East, forms her own choral group for her adopted hometown of Palos Verdes High up on a wall in Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef’s modest office at El Camino College hangs an old black and white page from a newsletter that dates back to Nov. […]
Rolling Hills resident Darwin Horn, 90, lives to tell extraordinary tales as crew member on a WWII minesweeper ship and as longtime U.S. Secret Service agent guarding nine presidents This past September, 90-year-old Darwin Horn was taken back to a time he lived on a ship with 105 other men. The tall, sprightly Rolling […]
A lifelong welder and his wife develop a high-end line of weather resistant grills for beachside homes One of the first investments that George and Mary Sandoval made when they moved into their new oceanside home in Palos Verdes 20 years ago was a top-of-the-line barbecue grill. The couple loved to cook outdoors. But […]
Last October, Palos Verdes native James Kao found himself miles deep in the Chilean Patagonia mountains, taking quiet strides alongside a local wildlife guide named Diego. They were just a few hours into their five-day photography expedition tracking wild pumas when Roberto, an expert tracker, radioed in with great news: he spotted two sitting on some rocks by the coast.
Reporter’s note: Alfonso Barrera Jr., a longtime fixture in the Hermosa pier area and known for his friendly smile, succumbed to respiratory failure and pneumonia late Monday night on Oct. 12 at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
A family of optometrists on the Peninsula remains loyal to the community, which held it close during a personal tragedy At the Hawley family’s dinner table, the topic of conversation has almost always centered on optometry — controversies, stories of patients, unsolved cases. “I knew what a refractive error was when I was two-and-a-half,” […]
Last summer, a young couple from Copenhagen was trekking through California, on a brief road trip for the first time in the state. They came across Hermosa Beach and were immediately taken with the small beach town.
Change is afoot this school year in the Hermosa Beach City School District. Effective this school year, kindergarten classes are reduced from full days to half days. To make up for lost time in the classroom, the district has launched a new optional enrichment program called Kinder Star in partnership with the City of Hermosa […]
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed, on first reading, an ordinance that would ban the city’s retailers, pharmacies, restaurants and food service providers from handing out single-use plastic bags to customers. Council will give its final approval at its second and final reading at the September 1 meeting. If it passes, the new law […]
Nearly six months after the now infamous March 3 incident at The Standing Room involving anti-oil advocate Chris Miller and Hermosa Beach police, the City Council and community members have begun discussing ways to start “the healing process” and ensure such mishandling of a situation doesn’t repeat. The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday addressed […]
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Suzy’s Bar & Grill — owned by Longo, 75, and his wife DK, 65 — is a small neighborhood restaurant bar on the eastern end of Hermosa Beach, across town from the downtown sand section and Pier Plaza.
Nearly four decades since the first peak of his ascent as a reggae MC from Birmingham, U.K., Pato Banton continues to ride the wave of his prolific career in music. The 53-year-old singer has no plans to stop at the moment — he’s working on his 13th album, due out early next year, and planning […]
Authorities have arrested three juveniles in connection with robbing an Uber driver at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Thursday in the Von’s parking lot in Hermosa Beach. Anthony Mateo, 19, of Los Angeles, Alexis Stewart, 19, of Los Angeles, and Dwaun Jennings, 18, of Pomona were arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to Hermosa Beach police, […]