Mike Purpus

Surf Karma in the emergency room at Torrance Memorial

Surf Karma in the emergency room at Torrance Memorial

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.”

 Kevin Cody

Letters to the Editor: hotels and volleyball courts in Hermosa, Horvath vs. Nafissi in Redondo Beach

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 […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza

The Malaga Cove art show and sale is here for spring and summer Perhaps it’s the fountain and the weathered statue of Neptune, located a few dozen yards away, but there’s something slightly mythological about the 30 or so artists emerging each spring to exhibit their wares on the green lawn in front of Malaga […]

 Paul Teetor

Kobe Bryant to receive Bill Sharman Humanitarian Award

Kobe Bryant to receive Bill Sharman Humanitarian Award

Kobe Bryant will receive the second annual Bill Sharman Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Saturday night at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos.

 Esther Kang

Changing the world, one business at a time

Changing the world, one business at a time

Palos Verdes native heads a philanthropic effort in East Africa Dianne Calvi began volunteering at a childcare center in San Pedro when she was 11 years old, as a member of the National Charity League. “I saw that there was such a difference between how I lived in Palos Verdes and the people who lived […]

 Alyssa Morin

GROWING TOGETHER – The Kellogg family garden business turns 90

GROWING TOGETHER – The Kellogg family garden business turns 90

This year, the Palos Verdes based Kellogg Garden Products company, a family-run fertilizer producer, turns 90 years old. And while the company is steeped in a rich history, it was also a trendsetter. “We were organic so much before it was cool–since 1925,” said Kathy Johnson, 51, director of sustainability for Kellogg and granddaughter of […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

60 Shades of Burton Gray – post-abstract surrealist painter

You’ve taken your four-year-old son to church or to choir practice and you want him to sit still and somehow not be bored, so what do you do? Burton Gray’s mother handed him a pencil and a pad of paper. He was still too young to write his memoirs, but old enough to start drawing. […]

 Randy Angel

Lunada Bay Little League begins new tradition

Lunada Bay Little League begins new tradition

What tournament director Damian Capozzola envisions becoming a longstanding tradition, Lunada Bay Little League hosted the inaugural “Glory Days” adult softball tournament where players recalled the days of their youth while the next generation of diamond stars cheered on the “old-timers.” Held Jan. 24, the event served as a fundraiser through entry fees and donations […]

 Caroline Anderson

Trump gives land to RPV for preservation

Trump gives land to RPV for preservation

The Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes last month set aside almost 12 acres of land to be preserved as open space, free of development.

 Esther Kang

Ministry man: The force behind the revitalization of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Ministry man: The force behind the revitalization of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Dr. Rev. Sunny Kang was just 21 years old — a college junior in Wisconsin — when he accidentally founded his first church.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Artist John Van Hamersveld’s endless summer

Artist John Van Hamersveld’s endless summer

Everyone has seen it, the movie poster for Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer.” John Van Hamersveld was barely into his 20s when he designed it on his kitchen table while living in Dana Point and working for John Severson at Surfer Magazine.

 Alyssa Morin

Finding his voice: Patrick Storey, a 26-year old autistic man, comes to life through song

The first time Jim Storey noticed his son Patrick’s vocal talent, they were in the car, listening to radio commercials. Patrick, now 26, is autistic, and has limited verbal skills. But even as a preteen, he could mimic voiceovers on stations like KROC so precisely even passing drivers would comment that they thought they were […]

 Randy Angel

Peninsula’s Yoshida named to CIF-SS Hall of Fame

Peninsula’s Yoshida named to CIF-SS Hall of Fame

During his 22 years coaching girls varsity basketball teams at Palos Verdes and Peninsula high schools, Yoshida claimed one national title (1992); two state titles (1991 and 1992) and six CIF-SS championships (1988 and 1991 at PV and 1992, 1996, 1998 and 1999 at Peninsula) in nine finals appearances. He and his school have twice […]

 Alyssa Morin

South Bay arts and entertainment calendar october 24-29

Arts and entertainment listings (including beer, wine, art, theater, books, music and dance) for the South Bay this weekend and beyond.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Blowing Out the Candles – Palos Verdes Estates comes of age

Blowing Out the Candles – Palos Verdes Estates comes of age

Throughout October, Palos Verdes Estates is celebrating its 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee, culminating with a big shindig on Saturday at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Tickets are $125 and available at PVE’s City Hall or online at pvestates.org. Last Thursday, renowned jazz pianist and PV resident David Benoit performed with his trio at Farnham Martin […]

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