Nine educators were recently honored by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club at a ceremony at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The annual event celebrates the teaching profession and also raises funds for college scholarships for local high school seniors.
The general consensus on teenagers these days seems to be they enjoy taking selfies and sleeping in. Palos Verdes High School graduate Laura Gong does not conform to that stereotype.
Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America program have reached the rank of Eagle. Scouts typically earn the ranking in their last two years of high school.
Despite the fog, there was no room for gloom on this June day as students filed into their school’s football stadium to the familiar tune Pomp and Circumstance.
Palos Verdes High School sophomore Ife Ibraheem stepped up to a microphone on Tuesday, May 21, in front of nearly the entire school body of roughly 1,600 students, and shared her reality as an African-American student at a predominantly white high school.
Palos Verdes High School was placed on lockdown for nearly two hours after an anonymous threat was received by phone on Thursday, May 16, authorities said.
The Palos Verdes High School’s rocketry team has launched themselves into nationals for the third time in the past four years.
A Peninsula High School student is one of five Los Angeles County students named Presidential Scholars today by the U.S. Department of Education.
Chadwick School, an independent k-12 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, broke ground this week on a new 6,000 square-foot facility that will ultimately serve as a center to boost creative and critical thinking — and focus on a wide array of disciplines, from STEM to arts and the humanities.
When the tide recedes, a coastal classroom is unveiled, giving a glimpse into the lives of creatures wedged between tidepools at rocky outcroppings exposed along Southern California’s shoreline.
More than 20 children came out for Family Volunteer Day at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday, Dec. 15. Accompanied by parents, kids enjoyed planting seeds, pulling weeds and hearing from an educator about local conservation efforts.
Last May, ReMax estate properties realtor Debbie Taylor started a pilot program to place senior volunteers in elementary schools around the peninsula to help out teachers beset with large classrooms and nominal school budgets.
Peninsula High School is staging a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games with the play "She Kills Monsters" opening this weekend.
Less than one percentage point separates two candidates for the third-and-final open seat on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, according to the latest results from the L.A. County Registrar’s Office.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club recently honored nine public and private school teachers at its 38th Annual Educator of the Year dinner at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.
Alex Cherniss, who’s been the superintendent of the San Marino Unified School District for the last five years, has been chosen to become the next head of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, school district officials recently confirmed.
Teenagers wanting to hang out at the Peninsula Center Library in Rolling Hills Estates have always had to use a small storefront building across the street that’s near, but disconnected, from the main library.
Texas A&M star and pro football washout Johnny Manziel was the big news at April’s NFL Spring League in Austin. Oft-troubled “Johnny Football,” the Heisman Trophy winner who toppled out of the NFL, is trying to shed off-the-field troubles, so the media showed up for potential spectacle.
Two local FIRST Robotics Competition teams – community-based Team JetStream of Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes High School’s Sea Kings Robotics – placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in a three-day regional tournament in Las Vegas.
The proper way to dispose of the American flag is through a retirement ceremony, and together Boy Scouts Troop 128 , the Navigators, and Fire Stations 53 and 106 conducted such a ceremony March 5 at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall.
In the late 60’s, Beverly Palmer was a doctoral student in the counseling psychology department at Ohio State; she was fascinated by the mystery of love, and she wasn’t alone. Centuries before, Aristotle, Plato, and Shakespeare wrote about the subject, and Oscar Wilde even said, “The myster…
The southbound lane of a portion of Palos Verdes Drive West will be shut down completely until late this month while Southern California Edison Crews complete underground work.
A group of South Bay music students, headed by a Peninsula High senior, has taken up the cause of supporting a burgeoning music program at a Los Angeles high school.
John Zuercher grew up hearing stories like the one about his great-grandfather standing on a U.S. Navy destroyer as it sunk a Japanese submarine.
Peninsula High School graduates Raam Tambe and Jerry Wang successfully defended their championship title at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama on June 24. In doing so, the two made history as the first intact, two-person policy team to win t…
When the mother of a Ridgecrest Intermediate School student noticed her daughter returning home from school with hives, or missing class altogether with allergic reactions, she decided to look into the cleaning products used at the campus.
For the first time, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will develop a Facilities Master Plan that will guide the district’s plans for district-wide renovations and updates.
The eighth annual Peninsula High School Physics Boat Races were held last week in the Jackie Prindle Pool. This year, Superintendent Don Austin and Soleado Elementary School Principal Gina Stutzel were invited to join the race. Austin won his heat, but soon sank after reaching the finish lin…
The Palos Verdes High School Underwater Remotely-Operated Vehicle robotics team won first place in the Marine Advanced Technology Education Southern California Regional competition last month at Long Beach City College and now advances to the international competition, a press release said.
Rolling Hills Prep School seniors Rafi Bernal and Chris Kitchen have been prominent leaders in their school’s robotics programs for seven years, starting with Lego Robotics in middle school and moving through FIRST Tech Challenge and then FIRST Robotics Challenge programs during high school.
Wouldn’t it be magical and amazing if adults experienced the arts through the eyes of a child? Three motivated mothers with students at Dapplegray Elementary School had that dream and turned it into reality.
Teams from the Palos Verdes Unified School District recently competed in the Los Angeles County Math Field Day and took home several medals. The competition at Azusa Pacific University April 29 brought together 488 competitors in 122 teams from 33 districts or charter schools, and the events…
A Peninsula High alumna and medical student at Brown University was one of 15 people chosen for a two-week medical ethics program in Germany and Poland, according to a release from the program.
Before Mark Shannon became an educator, teaching speech communication at several local colleges, he spent 30 years as a comic referee for the Harlem Globetrotters and their offshoots, traveling the world with such legends as Meadowlark Lemon, “Pistol” Pete Maravich and Curly Neal. He was the…