The rising coronavirus pandemic is not happy news, but that doesn’t stop communities from bringing a little light in the darkness.
Chris Mayhew, 36, stood on a vast green lawn in the South Coast Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 21, watching as his 9-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter tossed a flying disc back and forth.
Parks, beaches, community centers and nature preserves have been closed until further notice to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes announced Monday, March 23.
Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor John Cruikshank and former Mayor Susan Brooks have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, city officials said, and others were likely exposed during a birthday party for Brooks in early March.
The weekend brought an onslaught of cooped-up, stressed-out folks to Southern California beaches, parks and trails.
Two members of the Palos Verdes Golf Club have tested positive for the new coronavirus after going on a cruise, the club’s board wrote in a statement to members this week, joining a student at Palos Verdes High School, who district officials confirmed has also tested positive for the respira…
A parent of students in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to an email to parents from Superintendent Alex Cherniss on Friday, March 13.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will be closed to students until April 3 after an early student release today, Friday March 13, according to a press release sent to the school community late Thursday from Superintendent Alex Cherniss.
Looking at the photo that accompanies this article, you might wonder not only how you pronounce this word, but also what on earth it means.
In January, more than 30 South Bay artists took part in a creative challenge fashioned by journalist Bondo Wyszpolski with painters Deborah Giese, Karen Wharton and dozens of others.
Members of the community were invited Saturday, March 7, to check out the temporary homeless shelter at Eighth and Beacon streets in San Pedro.
Two men convicted of 200-plus felony counts each for offenses tied to falsifying documents and providing fraudulent engineering services for hundreds of homes across Southern California were sentenced to one year in jail on Monday, officials said.
A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 41 months behind bars for his role in a fraud scheme that duped elderly residents of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties into believing their grandchildren were in danger in foreign countries and immediately required cash.
Clifford Kirstein, a Canadian citizen, pleaded guilty last year in Los Angeles federal court to a wire fraud charge, admitting his role as a phone scammer who made calls to victims while impersonating a grandchild in desperate need of cash.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney described the offense as a “very cruel, heartless scheme causing great distress to elderly victims.”
The judge ordered that Kirstein was liable, along with his co-defendants, for $56,258 in restitution to be shared between seven victims.
Kirstein and four other Canadians were charged seven years ago and extradited to Los Angeles in January 2019.
Prosecutors said the defendants induced victims to send thousands of dollars via wire transfers through Western Union or MoneyGram, sometimes soliciting money from the same victim multiple times.
The purported grandchildren were said to be stranded in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia or the Dominican Republic.
Carney said that in one instance Kirstein made threats of violence toward one couple.
In August, Carney sentenced co-defendant Kelen Buchan to four years and three months behind bars for his leading role in the scheme. He was ordered to pay restitution of nearly $520,000 to victims of the scam, which operated eight years ago for about three months from Montreal.
“This was money taken from senior citizens — their life savings and retirement,” Carney said during Buchan’s sentencing hearing in downtown Los Angeles last year. “This was targeting people who have great love for their grandchildren.”
Los Angeles County quickly moved on Wednesday, March 4, to explore taking over the Little Sisters of the Poor home in San Pedro.
Torrance Democrat Al Muratsuchi grabbed a 40-point lead in early returns in his effort to retain his 66th Assembly District seat during early returns of Tuesday’s primary.
With 55.6% of the vote, Rep. Ted Lieu appeared headed for victory in the primary for the 33rd Congressional District, according to results posted early Wednesday.
Measure PV, the $389 million bond measure intended to improve school campuses in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District, appeared to be headed toward defeat, based on semi-official results from the Tuesday, March 3, election.
Tears and shock spread through Little Sisters of the Poor‘s home for the elderly Tuesday, Feb. 18, when the surprise announcement came: The Jeanne Jugan Residence, a widely respected San Pedro facility for the elderly poor for 40 years, would seek a new operator.
The land along the rocky coast at Long Point, in Rancho Palos Verdes, owns a place on any shortlist of the most scenic locales in the South Bay/Harbor Area.
On the heels of a $100,000 donation from the Marathon Petroleum Foundation, the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held an open house on Sunday, Feb. 16, to introduce visitors to the work being done there.
President Donald Trump swooped through Los Angeles for a rare visit to the heavily Democratic region on Tuesday, Feb. 18, his agenda topped by formally signing off on the 2028 LA Olympics and fund-raising at a posh Beverly Hills hotel.
Mathieu Cailler's inspiration for the title of his latest book of poetry, “Catacombs of the Heart,” came as he thought about the heart as a repository for all the things that happen to people, the happy events and the sad ones.
After nearly a decade away, Stephanie Williams was happy not only to be back, but to proudly show off the Harbor Station jail to locals who gathered at the Los Angeles Police Department facility on Monday for a press conference officially announcing the reopening of the station house’s jail.
Los Angeles officers Nick Ferara and Alan Woodard dread the 15-mile drive from the Police Department’s Harbor Station to the 77th Street Station to take suspects there and book them into jail.
Ara Mihranian, who has worked as Rancho Palos Verdes' interim city manager since Nov. 2019, has been named to the permanent top spot, according to the city.
A former Southern California businessman sought in connection with the ambush slaying of a Rolling Hills Estates lawyer and the home-invasion killing of a Whittier man lives in a $2 million home along the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, where the lack of an extradition treaty with the United Sta…
Terranea Resort and Spa is facing a false advertising lawsuit from a customer who alleges the company billed itself as an environmental champion while simultaneously trapping and killing more than 100 animals over a three-year period.
A doctor from Rolling Hills who formerly owned Long Beach Pacific Hospital was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for his part in a years-long healthcare scheme that has been referred to as the largest in state history.
Four times a week, 85-year-old Ron Kraft drives from his senior living community in Walteria to a cozy one-story home in West Torrance where his wife of 56 years now lives.
Dubbing it as “rescuing the rescuers,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn on Monday, Jan. 13, donated $100,000 to help San Pedro’s struggling Mammal Care Center.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula was virtually a blank canvas when the Illinois farmhand-turned-banker Frank Vanderlip bought 16,000 acres in 1913, covering an area from San Pedro to Palos Verdes Estates.
Voters on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in less than two months will decide on a $398 million bond measure that would go toward repairs and new construction throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
The direct messages on social media piled up quickly. Then came threatening voicemails, fake negative reviews on the internet, and harassment of customers and family members.
Animal cruelty investigators continued their search this week for a driver responsible for fatally hitting a full-grown peacock with an SUV in Rolling Hills Estates last month, officials said.
San Pedro’s Marine Mammal Care Center — a hospital and rehabilitation center for stranded, sick and injured sea lions and elephant seals — has operated for nearly 30 years, nursing thousands of animals back to health.
Featuring 15 movies in two hours, the sixth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place in San Pedro on Sunday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 26, in Torrance.
A 36-year-old Rolling Hills Estates man was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison Tuesday, after pleading no contest to possessing child porn and inappropriately touching children in two separate incidents dating back to 2003.