Q: My mother was diagnosed with moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease. She forgets entire conversations and repeats the same questions over and over.
Every second Wednesday a bevy of ladies called the “Birthday Angels” by the Little Sisters of the Poor board of directors assemble in the home’s auditorium to surprise the 100 residents with monthly birthday celebrations.
Q: I’ve been feeling tired so my doctor did a physical and some blood tests. Apparently, I am anemic because I’m low in Vitamin B12. What could cause this, and what is the treatment? I am a vegetarian, but I have been eating a healthy, well balanced diet for years.
It’s an event so typically British, you feel as if you’re either in a classic British movie circa the 1930s or you’re in a picture book fantasy that’s come to life.
With summer upon us, and with a little distance from the daily routine of school activities, I want to explore the key to successful learning.
Q: I took up walking 30 minutes per day on horse trails to improve my blood pressure. I was doing fine until I took a long vacation and walked an hour or two a day on concrete roads. I’ve been having pain during my daily walk ever since. Now my foot’s a bit swollen, and I have the pain even …
There is much more to Independence Day celebrations on the hill than fireworks, barbecues and red, white and blue clothing.
Beth Whittenbury, attorney, environmentalist, civil rights champion and author, said she just wants to feel useful, like the little "engine that could" from the children's book, Thomas the Tank Engine.
Prestigious dealers came from all over California and several neighboring states to the 51st annual Palos Verdes Antiques Show and Sale at St. Francis Episcopal Church, in Palos Verdes Estates. The three-day show, which is the oldest in California, kicked off with an opening night gala, orga…
The 32nd Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival was held June 8 and 9, 2019 with carnival rides, art vendors, kid zone, craft beer and food court.
Q: A lot of my friends are becoming vegetarians because they object to animal cruelty, have concerns about the negative effects of livestock on the environment, or for the health benefits. What are the health risks and benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet?
Instead of flying, travel between Europe's major city centers—from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam—via train. It takes you under the English Channel, the so-called Chunnel, in comfort and ease.
It’s been three years since a near-fatal biking accident put Palos Verdes resident and renowned international artist Steve Shriver in the ICU.
John Papadakis is best known on the Palos Verdes Peninsula as the Papadakis Taverna owner, who along with his brother Tommy, for nearly four decades greeted each customer—male or female—with a big kiss on the cheek.
Senior residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula now have a permanent place to laugh, mingle and learn as the new Peninsula Seniors Scriba Family Center has opened its doors at its new permanent location in Rolling Hills Estates.
By popular demand, The Admiral Risty restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes is now selling souvenirs as it serves up its popular seafood and steaks in the final months before it closes for good in August.
Kari Hayter grew up in Manhattan Beach and taught drama at Palos Verdes High School before launching her career as a professional stage director. Now, she’s coming home to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
When she was just 16 years old, Gayle Theodora Drake so enjoyed helping outfit other people in the latest fashions, she would lose track of time doing it.
More than 650 community and corporate leaders will enjoy ocean views while sampling bites created by local chefs, wines and a selection of craft beers from artisanal breweries at Sunday by the Sea Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Gala on Sunday, April 28.
Worshippers at Wayfarers Chapel celebrated Easter at dawn on Sunday with a traditional sunrise service. The scenic chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, designed by Lloyd Wright, is known for its glass walls and ceilings, with stunning views of the ocean.
God is in the small things says George W. Baum in his second book, “Do Not Despise the Days of Small Things” (Outskirts Press, 2019).
Ruth Lohrer is a woman of faith, passion, and a long history of good works. She’s funny, down-to-earth and kind.
Over the last 34 years, most of the 350,000 audience members who have witnessed the powerful Pageant of Our Lord at Easter time, have little idea of the labor involved.
Q: I have developed intermittent severe stabbing pains on the right side of my face. The pain is excruciating even though it only lasts for a few seconds to a minute.
People around the world were shocked and disheartened to learn about the 50 people killed and many injured when a white supremacist opened fired during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Circle, comprised of 100 dedicated, determined and dynamic women have given their all this year organizing a fundraiser to support the Palos Verdes Art Center.
Whenever I am in an airport and have a little extra time prior to boarding my flight, I have a habit of browsing through the book section of the nearest shop that sells books.
Q: I have been suffering from shoulder pain for several months. The pain and stiffness are gradually getting worse. I finally had to stop lifting weights and playing tennis. But now the pain is waking me up at night, and it's hard to raise my arm above my head. I don’t recall injuring my sho…
Michelle Tritten, yoga instructor for “Hello Critter,” told her participants to take a deep breath in and a long exhale out while saying, “bahhh.”
Each week, in most of the roughly 400,000 congregations across our land, someone speaks to the people from up near the front and offers what we call a sermon.
The Peninsula Friends of the Library are busy planning a big honkin’ gala to kick off its annual fundraiser as well as organizing a couple of fab trips to places like Croatia or New Orleans.
A historic home in Pasadena, the Kelsey House, is the grand prize in this year’s Palos Verdes Art Center Dream House Raffle.