Peninsula People

 Kevin Cody

Chadwick High School Student Filmmaker

by Mia Germain Seeing one’s name in lights might be the dream of many, but for Chadwick High School student James Calhoun, it has already become a reality. After picking up his first video camera in sixth grade, he is well on his way to becoming the professional director that he is more than cut […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Peninsula therapist Randi Gunther

Of her career as a psychologist and its obvious success, Dr. Gunther explained that “I love the puzzle of people’s lives. I’m basically an anthropologist.”

 Easy Reader Staff

Wolfenden’s generosity

After 25 years of romance, all the while raising a blended family of children, the Wolfendens continue to share a passion for giving their time and resources to their community.

 Robb Fulcher

Final frontier filmmaker Michael Potter

Michael Potter’s first film unveils ‘the greatest space story never told’

 Kevin Cody

Living A Dream – Flying aboard the classic B-17 Flying Fortress!

Story and photos by John Clayton In early April, a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber called Aluminum Overcast flew in for a three-day event in which the public could tour the aircraft and, for several hundred dollars, get to take a flight aboard this now classic aircraft. The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association, based in Oshkosh, Wisc.) took me […]

 Kevin Cody

Montera’s celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Ralph and Josephine Montera celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on April 21, 2010. They married in Pueblo, Colorado at Mt Carmel Cathedral in 1940. Ralph talks about how they met at a political rally at the Pueblo City Hall in 1938. He can still remember what she was wearing and how her hair was set.

 Easy Reader Staff

Watchmaker Sid Shonholtz

For most of us, growing old isn’t much fun – better than the alternative, I guess. It would be great to age like the piano sitting proudly in the living room. Or the immaculate Patek Philippe wristwatch grandpa bequeathed in his will. Unfortunately, there is no mahogany in these old, creaky bones. The few sonorous […]

 Randy Angel

Fox Sports producer Jack Simmons

Jack Simmons describes his decision in 1990 to pull up stakes and move his family from New York to California as one of two life altering gambles. Simmons was fond of living in the little beach town outside of New York City called Breezy Point. Wendy, his wife of 35 years, was raised in Brooklyn […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Admiral Risty’s Wayne Judah got start on a farm

by Kathy Berg The Admiral Risty co-owner and general manager Wayne Juday can cook and tend bar. He is also a mentor, pilot, softball player, husband, father, and a proud grandfather. The eldest of four children, two brothers and a sister, he was raised on a farm in a small farming community in Hardee County, […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Mary Curtin: She Hears the Call to Music

When Mary Curtin isn’t doing the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink every morning, she just might be leading a meeting of the Peninsula Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic—or a meeting of Bravo, PVE Cares or the Special Children’s League. This effervescent, 35-year resident of Palos Verdes Estates has always been a very […]

 Kevin Cody

PV Surf Club’s Tulie Clark remembered


Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame pioneer inductee Calvin “Tulie” Clark was buried Tuesday morning at Green Hills Memorial Park wearing his green Palos Verdes Surf Club jacket. He died Friday at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimers.

 Kevin Cody

Nurse practicioner Pat Dahlberg


In the case of 23-year-old Ashley Dahlberg, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as she had a great role model to point her in the right direction. Her mother, Pat, is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Partners For Healthy Kids, Providence Little Company of Mary.

 Robb Fulcher

Albro Lundy: Heart of the Law


by Robb Fulcher
Peninsula resident Albro Lundy III, who has helped win billions of dollars for California consumers through energy lawsuits, has added the title Trial Attorney of the Year for his dogged work in an accident case that has improved the safety of state roadways.

 Kevin Cody

Psychologist Corie Hickson dances through life


Completing a PhD in psychology is no cakewalk, but Corinne Hickson danced her way through college and grad school as a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. A clinical psychologist for 14 years, Hickson directs Complete Family Services in Torrance, which specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families. And she’s still dancing.

 Kevin Cody

Marineland memories live on at Nelson’s


This early photo of Marineland was recently sent to one of my co-workers from her sister-in-law. Her comment was look at the old cars. The photo immediately brought back memories of visiting the newly opened Marineland during my high school years.