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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Palos Verdes' Mathieu Cailler always wrote for adults, publishing short story and poetry collections over the years, but his latest creation, “The (Underappreciated) Life of Humphrey Hawley,” is a children's book that stars a beetle who yearns to be a ladybug.
Bright scented candles and sweet smelling soaps, or hand-painted cards that bring wishes and hopes, are just a few of the fancy items to be found at the 2018 Asia America Symphony Guild Holiday Benefit and Boutique at the seaside home of philanthropist and Palos Verdes Estates resident Carol…
Steve Coulter put fiction writing on the back burner when he was a journalist and then a drummer for a punk band that signed a record deal. But about seven years ago, he decided to take fiction writing more seriously and developed a detective series using the South Bay that he grew up in as …
A professional graphic artist for 20 years and editorial cartoonist at the Palos Verdes Peninsula News for 14, Gary Johnson is also the creator of humorous, delightfully light-hearted work that celebrates iconic Dias de Los Muertes art.
Palos Verdes High School Drama Department presents one of Shakespeare's most beloved and performed comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, for seven performances Oct. 26 through Nov. 4.
As with any good Broadway show, there were laughs, tears, music and poignant moments at the Encore Circle’s Opening Night Celebration dinner for the Palos Verdes Performing Arts’ 36th season. The evening’s star was multi-platinum recording artist Michael Feinstein, who captivated the Norris …
After a successful inaugural event last year, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its second annual Peninsula Fall Wine Walk.
Palos Verdes Performing Arts kicks off its 2018-19 season at the Norris Theatre, on Saturday with the popular entertainer Michael Feinstein.
Dozens of families flocked to the South Coast Botanic Garden this weekend to enjoy The Great Pumpkin Hunt, a scavenger hunt event that encouraged families to explore the lush gardens.
Shockboxx Gallery's pop-up show, “Don't Shoot Me Down,” an “artful dialog about guns in American culture,” takes place Labor Day weekend, at the art showcase located at 636 Cypress Ave. in Hermosa Beach.
Saturday’s inaugural Arts on the Hill event at the Palos Verdes Art Center gathered an array of wildly creative artists. They showed off their myriad media to delight and educate local children – and the adults they tote along with them.
There is an undeniable buzz emanating from the Palos Verdes Art Center this week in anticipation of its inaugural Arts on the Hill extravaganza.
The Malaga Cove weekend art shows are in full swing on the lawn at Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates. Local artists were out with paintings, jewelry, ceramics and photography. The event is sponsored by the Palos Verdes Art Center.
When Annette Warren was born almost 96 years ago, hospital nuns surrounded her mother with lit candles during a power outage, leading one nun to proclaim that she would receive a gift from God.
With her perfectly pitched rich voice and expressive articulation of lyrics, singer Annette Warren was in high demand for her vocal skills in the 1940s.
Now in its 21st year, Shakespeare by the Sea kicked off performances this month in Point Fermin Park overlooking the ocean from the southern clifftops in San Pedro.
In addition to Terranea's summer concert series, there are plenty of live performances in the parks and piers in Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach, as well as in El Segundo. Here's a complete list:
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s film series “The Beauty of Nature” hosts its next screening Sunday, July 1, at the Peninsula High School Theater, located at 27118 Silver Spur Road in Rolling Hills Estates, beginning at 5 p.m.
Next year is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, but you can catch the action at Stormstock II, a Woodstock Revival, from 6-11 p.m. on July 14 at a private home in Rolling Hills. The evening benefits the Peninsula Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Kick off summer with the Torrance Cultural Arts Center’s free gift to the community—the second annual South Bay Festival of the Arts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance.
Senior Comedy Afternoons is celebrating Mother’s Day with another audience-friendly “clean and clever comedy” show, called “Hats-On For Momma!”
Looking for a South Bay restaurant to take mom out for Mothers Day? We’ve taken care of the guesswork and the Googling for you. Read on:
Extreme eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut — the guy who downed 72 hot dogs (with buns) last July 4 to break his own hot dog-eating record — is coming to San Pedro where he’ll headline an inaugural shrimp-consuming contest sponsored by the national Major League Eating organization.
The owners of the San Pedro Fish Market have imported a bit of their flavor and fare to Rolling Hills Estates in the form of a new fast-casual restaurant, San Pedro Fish Market Grille.
A new production of the Tony Award-winning song and dance fable of Broadway, “42nd Street,” opens April 27 at the Norris Theatre. Produced by Palos Verdes Performing Arts, the musical will run through May 13 for 11 performances.
These riders are not horsing around. At the Peninsula’s first South Bay Equine Trails Sports Challenge, riders and their horses were tested on their skills handling obstacles like a bridge, maize, latched ranch gate, mailbox, ground keyhole, soccer ball and net and other sensory and technica…
A screening of the documentary “Jane” and other festivities highlight the Earth Day celebration hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Saturday, April 21.
Rancho Palos Verdes’ Jessica Lee and Olivia Iacono — both students at Peninsula High — are among seven South Bay high schoolers who are perfecting concertos, monologues, musical theater songs and even operas in preparation for the final round of auditions for The Music Center’s Spotlight pro…