Peninsula People

 Jen Ezpeleta

Halloween full moon is first since WWII

Halloween full moon is first since WWII

  According to Jeffrey Hunt, astronomy educator and former planetarium director at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, the last Halloween full moon visible around the globe came in 1944. The next one according to Hunt isn’t due until 2039. This year it was also a “Blue Moon,” not because it was blue, but […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

New century makeover

New century makeover

The Roessler Estate, formerly the home of the Father of Palos Verdes Estates, is brought into the modern era

  by Stephanie Cartozian Hans Frederick Bernard Roessler, or Fred as he preferred to be known, was the driver behind the incorporation of Palos Verdes Estates in 1939. He became the city’s first mayor and served for 25 years. While Frank Vanderlip is recognized as the Father of Palos Verdes, Roessler is the Father of […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

Peninsula Biden/Harris rally inspires rallies across country

  Story and photos submitted #ResponsibleRallies After Joe Biden was declared winner of the presidential election, Peninsula native Whitney Cicero texted her friend Kim Rhodes, “I just want to stand on a corner and wave my flag.” Rhodes, a recent transplant from Philadelphia, responded, “I’ll come with you.” And then added, “But hold on, there […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

High school gig

High school gig

Peninsula college students Alex Frantappie and Matt Haasimoto match local students with local jobs

  by Rachel Reeves Some people knit blankets as they sheltered in place from the novel coronavirus; others made cakes. College students Alex Fantappiè and Matt Hashimoto, both recent graduates of Peninsula High, made a startup. “I think the quarantine was — well, obviously it sucked,” said Hashimoto, a junior at UC Berkeley, where he […]

 Jen Ezpeleta

Dear Dr. Allen: Exercises to strengthen the kid/parent connection

by Dr. Greg Allen  In our society, there has always been a disconnect between parents and their kids. In some families it is minimal and in some a great divide. The difference in the generations naturally creates this also. The emphasis on independence facilitates a separateness in relations. This disconnect has grown with the infusion, […]

 Jefferson Graham

Day of the dead in the time of coronavirus

Day of the dead in the time of coronavirus

Day of the Dead in the time of coronavirus De Alba family invites customers to join in Day of the Dead remembrances by Ruth Stroud During a visit to Tomatillo Mexican Grill at the end of October, we found a large, colorful photo display with framed pictures of deceased family members and friends, decorated skulls […]

 Kevin Cody

Rancho Palos Verdes novelist finds resolution to father’s suicide

Rancho Palos Verdes novelist finds resolution to father’s suicide

Mary Jo Hazard wanted to write a book that would help people better understand individuals who struggle with mental illness.

 Kevin Cody

Palos Verdes resident Marthe Cohn kept secret her work as a World War II spy behind German lines.

Palos Verdes resident Marthe Cohn kept secret her work as a World War II spy behind German lines.

Marthe Cohn’s perfect German helped her infiltrate the Third Reich to gather intelligence that helped end the war in Europe.

 Kevin Cody

The day The Byrds landed at Palos Verdes High

The day The Byrds landed at Palos Verdes High

On the Friday before Halloween in 1965, the rumor spread quickly across the campus at Palos Verdes High School. The Byrds, the third most popular rock and roll band in the world, behind only the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, were going to perform at our high school?

 Kevin Cody

Recovery is just around the corner, economist Thornberg tells Palos Verdes Chamber

Recovery is just around the corner, economist Thornberg tells Palos Verdes Chamber

Despite the pandemic, 14 percent unemployment and a pogoing stock market, economist Christopher Thornberg told the Palos Verdes Chamber the economy will emerge from the recession by January.

 Judy Rae

San Pedro’s Godfather of Paparazzi

San Pedro’s Godfather of Paparazzi

Alan Colella is an unapologetic paparazzi with an unrivaled Hollywood celebrity portfolio

 Kevin Cody

Dear Dr. Allen: Give the kid a chore.

Dear Dr. Allen: Give the kid a chore.

However, in our desire to provide a safe, comfortable family life, we can actually be impairing our kids’ abilities to function independently and with confidence.

 Kevin Cody

Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, LA superintendents assail governor’s school reopening plan, masks would cost millions of dollars daily

Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, LA  superintendents assail governor’s school reopening plan, masks would cost millions of dollars daily

State and Los Angeles County “proposed regulations” for reopening schools in the fall have been assailed as “unattainable and unrealistic” in a letter signed by 10 Los Angeles area school superintendents. The letter was “spearheaded” by Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss, according to Palos Verdes School Board member Suzanne Seymour. 

 Special Contributor

Dear Sage: Typical teen, or clinically depressed?

by Liz Schoeben A 10th grade girl enters our high school office and asks to talk to someone. She was referred by one of her friends, who also receives services with us. Almost 25 percent of the students we see are referred by a friend. The girl reports feeling overwhelmed and not able to handle […]

 Judy Rae

Around & About March 2020 Peninsula

Around & About March 2020 Peninsula

Happenings around the Peninsula

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