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 […]
by Jennifer Passaro In the mechanics of an old-fashioned eggbeater Ben Swanson found the bevel he needed to gear his videography. At 23, Swanson, a Rancho Palos Verdes native, is the creator of MicroJib, a portable camera jib for the adventurous everyday cinematographer. The MicroJib is, as the website touts, a GoPro Pole, reinvented. It […]
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.
Fed up with residents’ outage claims being routinely rejected by Southern California Edison, the city of Rancho Palos Verdes is enlisting support from other cities to force the utility to compensate customers who experience prolonged outages.
Palos Verdes High tennis player plays center court on tennis’ biggest stage by Steve Pratt Brandon Holt and Riley Smith made people forget who their tennis noteworthy parents are, and made names for themselves at this year’s U.S. Open. Holt, 17, a Palos Verdes High, is the son of tennis legend and Hall of Famer […]
Eighth grader Lane Karlitz makes waves in a nationwide business contest with his musical study app
After a videotaped episode of localism at Lunada Bay went viral last month, the chief of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department said his force will take a more active approach to policing the famed winter surf spot when waves begin breaking there again later this year.
Scottish golf course designer David McLay Kidd is designing a new 160 acre course for the Rolling Hills Country Club. Kidd made his name in the U.S. with Bandon Dunes in Oregon and burnished it this year when his Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington was named best new golf course in America.
Drummer Greg Alban and keyboardist Patrick Moraz, longtime friends and “musical allies,” are preparing to release their joint magnum opus.
by David Mendez Dance has become a second language for Peninsula High senior Michelle May, a way to express concepts that might otherwise be difficult for her to share for a soft-spoken 17 year old. “If I have a vision, I want to make that come to life and share that with the world,” May […]
Liz Cantine, lifelong dancer and educator, takes pride in legacy at Palos Verdes Performing Art Center and beyond Nearly 20 years ago, Liz Cantine stood in the gymnasium at San Pedro’s Dana Middle School. Scanning the group of girls who’d gathered to audition for the dance drill team, the petite advisor immediately noticed a […]
The kid had a look on his face that said, “Oh my God. I just killed Mike Purpus.” I said “It wasn’t your fault. But I need you to paddle as fast as you can to George, whose on the big red surfboard and wearing a hat. He’s a paramedic.”
Letters to the Editor: hotels and volleyball courts in Hermosa, Horvath vs. Nafissi in Redondo Beach
Redondo revenge Dear ER: Congratulations Redondo Beach You just messed up again by voting down the fun. Measure B was supposed to be a way for us Palos Verdians to set up a little home away from home. Us people from Palos Verdes like to do a little something called “slumming.” When we go slumming […]