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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.

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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…

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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. 

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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 …

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“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…

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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.

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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, …

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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: