Melody Lomboy-Lowe was six-years-old, wearing a Girl Scout Brownie uniform, and sitting next to her parents in a doctor’s office when she heard the word everyone fears—cancer. Not wanting to shield Melody, her parents insisted she hear her diagnosis—acute lymphoblastic leukemia—when they did. Her chance of surviving one year was fifty percent. Thanks to having…

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Eight-year-old Teresa Chi-Ching Sun played blissfully on a bridge in China, oblivious to the danger her family faced during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1943. The Wang family of nine had quickly packed their belongings, embarking on a perilous journey through land occupied by the Japanese army to reach a safer region of China.  The…

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  Jürgen Käding’s celebrates 25 years of sharing what gives him joy at his Corners of the World with Peninsula residents.     When longtime Malaga Cove gift store owner Jürgen Käding was six years old, he set eyes on the beauty and majesty that is St. Mark’s Square in Venice. With his hands clutching…

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H.E.L.P supporters pay it forward   Concert violinist, corporate chief, captain of finance, consummate volunteer and class action attorney are some of the roles that describe the five people H.E.L.P. (Health and Elder Law Programs) will honor at their May 4 gala. However, the roles David and Ann Buxton, Allen and Dorothy Lay, and Brad…

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Edible education   Even though she suffers from severe allergies, Diana Heffernan-Schrader, the charismatic hat wearing garden lady, immerses herself daily in the gardens she helped build at local schools. Her love of nature and desire to volunteer at her children’s schools led Heffernan-Schrader to start Palos Verdes School Gardens (PVSG), a nonprofit that offers…

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The first step toward printing a human organ from a 3D printer was to print human tissue. And that part’s done

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