by Betty Lukas Memoirs seem to be in fashion now. Book reviewers seem to revel in the muck. So do readers. The worst parents are showing up on page after page as detailed by the most facile of authors—usually the daughters of those parents—who manage, by their literary acumen (or lack thereof) to captivate their […]
Church and medicine combine to aid underprivileged in small African village by Paul Ero Contributing writer to the African Times Greatness is unachievable to those who rest on their laurels. Dr. Dapo Popoola has never been one to shy away from challenges, wherever and however they may happen upon him. Recently, he and the congregation […]
Kathy Mallon relies on her experiences to teach science at Peninsula Heritage School by Joan Erzer Behrens The adage that “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach” certainly does not apply to Kathy Mallon. Mallon is a science teacher at Peninsula Heritage School, educated at England’s prestigious Cambridge University, a trained genetic counselor and […]
David Tomblin is really excited about the rain.
Not any ordinary rain, mind you, but production-value moisture due to fall onstage Sept. 24, when the Norris Center for the Performing Arts launches its 28th season with “Singin’ in the Rain,” a stage adaptation of the classic Gene Kelly film.
Peter Kunoth readies the Concours d’Elegance with a German theme and a grand marshal named Andy Granatelli.
The essay contest, open to all public and private school students on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is named in honor of the late Herbert Albright in recognition of his many contributions to local and civic organizations. This year’s essay contest theme was based on the example of this year’s Heritage of Freedom honoree, the iconic […]
Words and photos by John Clayton
It could have been the opening for a James Bond movie, or even one of those wonderful black and white mystery movies of the ‘30s or ‘40s.
Melody and Christy Schmidt show off some of their collected prom dresses. My sister and I have been collecting clothes, shoes, luggage for abused and neglected children since we were 11 and 12 years old. We are now at Peninsula High School. I am 15 and will be a senior in the fall. My sister Christy […]
As you enter the Southwest terminal at LAX this summer you’ll be greeted by a throng of giant whirring, buzzing robots. Don’t worry; they’re friendly. Their lights flash, “Happy Landings!” “Love the shoes!” and other cordial messages. Anyway, they’re only made of paint — 23 paintings and drawings — the largest measuring eight by six […]
When Andy Knox stood before 1,200 Olympic athletes, civic leaders, officials and volunteers at a ceremonial dinner last year marking the 25th anniversary of the 1984 Games, he brought full circle his deep involvement in one of the most successful events in both Olympic and Los Angeles’ history. Knox, whose life is closely entwined with […]
Not many people find their calling within the walls of a small brick concession stand. But then again, not many people have the same enthusiasm for their community and home that Anne Giltner has. The minute her husband rushed in to their house and told her the Department of Beaches and Harbors had presented the […]
Photos by Dave Gregerson After a 15-hour day in Hawaii shooting the Pipeline Masters for the Associated Press, a few years back, Dave Gregerson found his gas tank had been siphoned. It had already been a challenging day. Just getting the mandatory podium shot of the winner had meant jostling for position with 50 other […]
By Susan Wade, Rancho Palos Verdes When I first moved to California in the late ‘60s, I had never heard of Marineland, but a friend invited me to visit the attraction and it was a wonderful experience. I especially remember the aquarium building. The variety of fish was amazing and I saw many colorful species. […]
Words and photos by John Clayton There was not even a small ripple on the pristine lake, as its glossy, almost shiny surface, looking like a thousand uncut diamonds sparkling in the morning sun, greeted a new day. The object referred to as the Sun, now a huge golden orb, began its climb skywards in […]
by Richard Foss
Culinary author Linda Steidel is bucking a very well established trend: here in the land of the endless summer, she would like to remind us that there are three other quarters of the year with merits of their own.