Progressives in California, more than elsewhere, forget the history and inspiration behind the founding of the United States. Our very system of government – with divided powers among the three branches of government – reflects an effort to ensure that political power never becomes consolida…
The culture wars took an odd turn this year. Rather than the annual assault on Starbucks for serving Pike’s Place in “Happy Holidays” cups instead of “Merry Christmas” containers, Peloton became this season’s corporate villain for airing a TV commercial featuring a rail-thin young woman in s…
Q: I always overdo it during the holidays, then I declare strict New Year’s resolutions which I’m lucky to stick to for two or three days. Any suggestions for sticking with a healthier lifestyle in 2020?
What would it take to bring the United States, the State of California, our town, friends and family out of the political doldrums?
A friend of mine, also the pastor of a local church, was ringing a bell for the Salvation Army, staffing a kettle outside a grocery store in his community.
Since I don’t have big limpid Bambi fawn eyes to turn on them, and I’m not as cute as a puppy, I’ve learned how to chat people up quickly so they’ll trust me. Seriously. I once had a guy in jail confess murder to me because I seemed so trustworthy. (I didn’t promise not to tell.)
The word advent, derived from the Latin adventus, means coming and calls to mind the Greek word parousia.
If you’re of an age when you can clearly remember World War II, you will have noticed the world is changing very fast these days.
On an elementary level, just out of curiosity, I decided to see what all the stink was about having a fair trade agreement with China.
There used to be a time, not too long ago, when my daughter would beg me to watch TV with her or just lay with her in bed.
The Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative forum wooed a handful of the South Bay’s heavy hitters to the Palos Verdes Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 11, for an afternoon of pitch-making, cheer-leading and oversized homemade cookies.
When I was growing up, my dad was never the doctor, lawyer or engineer who came to class during career day.
When I sat down with my coffee to read a recent issue of the Daily Breeze, a headline about Los Angeles Unified School District requiring mock lockdowns to ready for gun violence leaped out at me.
There we were, laughing and sharing stories at a new restaurant when suddenly, my daughter got a weird look on her face and appeared to be crying. Nothing prepared me for what came next.
I missed my first opportunity to meet a hero when I was in elementary school.
Hey, I did it folks. I found the new Peninsula Seniors building. Okay, with a little help from my friend after many futile attempts to find the place.
For the most part, we parents love summer — no homework, no making lunches, no schedules timed in 15-minute intervals. But on the other hand, summer vacation produces phrases that totally trigger our nerves.
Walteria Lake was a nameless basin of lower-level land where rainwater naturally collected back when A. Richard Walters built a hotel bearing his name in the area in the late 1800s. Walteria was little more than a stagecoach stop between Redondo Beach and Wilmington at the time.
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.
In a corner of the history in one of America’s more obscure wars lies one of the few times the Palos Verdes Peninsula has been directly touched by armed conflict.
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 …
If this rule doesn't exist, it should: When you pass a certain age, you are allowed to express all your dissatisfaction with the world as you find it.