Summer might get a little less leisurely for Peninsula students this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Peninsula Education Foundation’s 35th annual Main Event gala fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 13 at Terranea Resort, with a theme of “Ibiza En Blanco.” Guests will feel like they’ve been whisked off to the coast of Spain to enjoy the island of Ibiza, a press release said.
Miraleste Intermediate School team 7035M won a coveted World Championship Think Award for exceptional programming accomplishments at the VEX Worlds Robotics championship tournament last month. More than 30 countries sent their top 160 middle school and 564 high school teams to compete agains…
Students from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District were recently recognized for their achievements in the National PTA Reflections Program, which encourages participation in the arts, a press release said.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will lose three top administrators this year, and three more district leaders are stepping in to fill their shoes.
Jen Cho, who has been teaching Introduction to Engineering for about eight years at Palos Verdes High School, was named the STEM teacher of the year by the Air Force Association last week.
A Miraleste Intermediate School robotics team has qualified to compete in a world championship competition next month in Kentucky, a press release said.
The Santa Monica/South Bay chapter of Mathcounts is so large that in order to have room for their chapter competition, it was held at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach over two days, a press release said.
After parents complained to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District over its use of pesticides to control the gopher population on some school fields, district officials have suspended the use of those chemicals and are considering whether to make further changes to their method o…
A team of Ridgecrest Intermediate students will head to the state competition this month after finishing in second place at the South Bay/Santa Monica Chapter Mathcounts competition.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education voted last week to extend the board members’ terms by an extra year to bring the district into compliance with state election law.
Mira Chatterjee, a senior at Palos Verdes High School, is one of eight Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District students nominated for the Presidential Scholar Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2017, a …
A total of 24 teams of students competed over the weekend in the Miraleste Super Starstruck VEX Robotics Competition, battling against each other with robots they designed and built. The event, which was sponsored by TESI Terminal Equipment Services, is one in a series of competitions that u…
A total of 120 fourth and fifth graders from the district’s 10 elementary schools spent the morning Saturday, Jan. 21 competing in the school district’s 32nd annual Elementary Math Field Day, a press release said.
The Rolling Hills Estates residence had all the signs of a “happening” party: Cars lined the neighborhood streets, beer bottles littered the front lawn. Teens laughed and lingered outside, while popular drinking games such as beer pong, beer bongs and keg stands drew chants and cheers from t…
In California and across the country, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens — a grim reminder that many high school students’ primary barrier to adulthood is themselves.
The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council last week elected Brian Campbell as the city’s new mayor for the next year. Campbell was elected in 2013 and has served as Mayor Pro Tem for the past year. Former Mayor Ken Dyda nominated Campbell, and the four councilmen approved the nomination, with Cou…
When counselors at Peninsula High School began noticing a serious uptick in the number of students struggling with thoughts of suicide, alarms went off for Principal Mitzi Cress.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District was ranked first among districts in the Los Angeles metro area, according to Niche, a website that analyzes and ranks schools nationwide.
Beginning Friday, the Peninsula High School drama department will stage a documentary-style production of the story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming college student who was brutally murdered in 1998.
Peninsula High School’s Athletic Booster Club held its 26th Annual Kick Off Party Oct. 8 at the home of Mark and Rosa Easton. Over 150 parents, fans and coaches were welcomed to a performance by the Peninsula High Band and Cheer Squad, a press release said.
After receiving only one application, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has extended the period to apply to the Measure M Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Point Vicente Elementary School was one of 29 public schools in California named as National Blue Ribbon Schools, according to a release from the state Department of Education.
Fifteen schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District earned an ENERGY STAR certification from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a district release.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District was among the vast majority of South Bay districts that saw improved student performance on state standardized tests, new data from the state revealed Wednesday.