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.
The British band Queen who made a massive comeback with the Oscar-nominated film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” continues its resurgence locally as the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory opens "We Will Rock You" this weekend.
In February 1978, a blizzard dropped more than 25 inches of snow on the Adishian’s home in Northorough, Massachusetts. Three weeks later, Judy and David, along with their four children David, Chris, Tom and Marci, waved goodbye to cold snowy New England and moved into their home in Lunada Bay.
Train enthusiasts may recall the “Red Car,” the Pacific Electric Railway system that covered the Los Angeles region with more than 1,000 miles of rail lines in the early 1900s. By 1914, there were more than 1,600 trains criss-crossing and connecting communities in Los Angeles County daily.
Everyone knows Boy Scouts don’t lie. It is the first tenet of the Boy Scout law as printed in the Boy Scout Handbook—to be trustworthy and to tell the truth.
This past month Christians celebrated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It is not just a Catholic event. It is an international Christian ecumenical observance kept annually between January 18th and 25th. January 18th was the Feast of the Confessions of St. Peter, and January 25th the …
“I am a huge fan of self-publishing,” said Rebecca Forster, the best-selling author of more than 35 legal thrillers. Originally traditionally published, Forster switched to self-publishing about 9 years ago.
Rancho Palos Verdes’ Shawn McHatton took a road trip to his native New England a few years back and stayed in one of his favorite spots, a small town called Waterville Valley.
Can you imagine enjoying a foreign destination not only for its scenery and inherent natural beauty, but also for stunning, eye-catching "artworks" painted/installed on almost everything you can see?
There is an old proverb that goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." To that I might add, provide a place to purchase a fish, freshly caught, with all the finest spices and sauces and recipe books and preparation ideas, and y…
“The Tribes of Palos Verdes” is a dark depressing story about an affluent couple who move from the Midwest to Palos Verdes with their teenage twins. The family is still settling in when the father, a physician, dumps his wife for their real estate agent—a much younger woman. The twins cope a…
From light pollution in California to nature threatened by mining, the fifth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival explores the natural world globally and will screen in San Pedro on Jan. 13 and in Torrance Jan. 27.
It seems most of the New Year’s Eve traditions enjoyed around the Palos Verdes Peninsula—such as kissing at midnight, popping open a bottle of bubbly, making improbable resolutions, shooting off fireworks or singing Auld Lang Syne—are steeped in ancient roots.
For more than six years, Palos Verdes Estate's resident Don Davis has been a securities lawyer by day and a murder mystery writer by night with stories inspired by his career and the South Bay.
As associate pastor at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, sometimes I am a preacher of sermons and often I am a listener to sermons.
Alisa Schulman-Janiger has logged so many volunteer hours at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center’s bluff side patio in Rancho Palos Verdes, that she might as well claim it as her primary residence.
The original Yule log was a block-like log burned on the Christmas hearth through the twelve days of Christmas. Each year, a hunk was saved to light the following year's log. It is the origin of the delightful dessert that originated in France in the 19th century—made of sponge cake filled, …
In all my travels and in what I read, I always seek out the distinctive and out of the ordinary. The following four books make unique, even offbeat travel-related holiday gifts:
In early November, the wind driven flames of the Woolsey Fire tore through the passages and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains consuming 96,949 acres, destroying 1500 structures, damaging 341 others, injuring three firefighters and taking three lives.
This is a feel good story, but it starts with a canceled lunch. My college friend was going to have driver bring her down here from Larchmont. The driver canceled and I didn’t have the gumption to drive up the dreaded 405 to Los Angeles.
My how time is flying by...which reminds me of a folk song that I loved because of its simple message to be in the moment and not move too fast.
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.