Judy Rae

Art Deco Life – George Woytovich and Patti Kraakevik

Art Deco Life A couple transforms a former Art Deco department store into their personal residence and gallery by Stephanie Cartozian Fifteen years ago, George Woytovich and Patti Kraakevik decided that a 1930s Montgomery Ward department store in downtown San Pedro perfectly suited what they were looking for in a new home. The Art Deco building […]

 Judy Rae

The Empress of Pixie Dust Ranch

The Empress of Pixie Dust Ranch

“If you don’t have extreme rules when you’re raising cats or helping find homes for cats, you become the crazy cat people that you’re trying to rescue them from.”  by Esther Kang Cat Spydell does not normally follow baseball. But last year, at the urging of several friends, the Rolling Hills Estates resident took Buttercup, […]

 Judy Rae

Peninsula’s Natalie Baszile’s book an Oprah Winfrey cable show

Peninsula’s Natalie Baszile’s book an Oprah Winfrey cable show

  by Esther Kang At the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Palos Verdes High graduate Natalie Baszile crossed paths with O Magazine’s Leigh Haber. The magazine’s book editor was a fan of Baszile’s debut novel “Queen Sugar”, published that year by Penguin. “Queen Sugar” is the contemporary story of a troubled, African-American family […]

 kcody

CA 51 Killer Whale family returns to South Bay

CA 51 Killer Whale family returns to South Bay

A pod of orcas, known by the name of its matriarch CA 51, has returned to the South Bay.

 CarolineAnderson

Silence is lifesaving

Silence is lifesaving

Two years ago, Claudia Misceo learned the importance of silence.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Artist John Van Hamersveld’s endless summer

Artist John Van Hamersveld’s endless summer

Everyone has seen it, the movie poster for Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer.” John Van Hamersveld was barely into his 20s when he designed it on his kitchen table while living in Dana Point and working for John Severson at Surfer Magazine.

 Eddie Solt

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

This spectacular film is a comprehensive look at the history of surfing, from its origins as a tiny subculture to its widespread resurgence – and surfers’ ongoing obsession with the sport. Stacy Peralta directs this critically lauded opener to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.CMA is turning the film screenings into a surfing celebration! Wear Hawaiian shirts, check out vintage a vintage woody wagon and surfboards and enjoy good eats from the “Meat in the Middle” food truck. (Ten percent of food sales will be donated to FRIENDS of CMA.)

 Esther Kang

Sugar Queen: Palos Verdes-native author tells a heartfelt story based in the contemporary South

Sugar Queen: Palos Verdes-native author tells a heartfelt story based in the contemporary South

Author Natalie Baszile, a Palos Verdes native, draws from personal experiences to tell a heartfelt story about a female sugarcane farmer based in the contemporary South

 Esther Kang

Leading with Youth: The young principal at the helm of Palos Verdes High School

Leading with Youth: The young principal at the helm of Palos Verdes High School

At 37, PVHS Principal Charles Park is steering one of the best public high schools in the state to greater success

 Esther Kang

Peninsula Education: Sala champions local schools

Peninsula Education: Sala champions local schools

In 1978, Andrea Sala graduated from Palos Verdes High School as senior class president. Today, as the longest-running director of the Palos Verdes Education Foundation, she’s raising millions of dollars to benefit the next generation of scholars.

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