Easy Reader Staff

HB man wins $500,000

When Hermosa Beach resident David Floyd got the news he’d won $500,000 from the Palos Verdes Art Center’s annual Win Your Dream House Raffle! he said he went “a little crazy.” “It was pretty unbelievable,” Floyd said. “The first reaction is somebody is pulling some trick on you somehow. It’s taken a while for it […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Neighbors defend Eucalyptus tree to no avail

A 43-year-old Eucalyptus tree drew support from a contingent of Palos Verdes Estates neighbors last month who tried unsuccessfully to save one of the few big trees left on the block. The city council on May 8 approved removal of the tree that grew in the right-of-way in the 1200 block of Via Estudillo. The […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Killer whales hunt and kill young gray whale off Palos Verdes coast

Killer whales hunt and kill young gray whale off Palos Verdes coast

For the second time this year a transient group of killer whales and a gray whale faced off near the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes.

 Easy Reader Staff

Peninsula High team places third in cyber competition

The defense industry in America is counting on a generation of knowledgeable young people to help advance the nation’s cyber defense mechanisms. Turns out, they just might find some of the talent they need on the peninsula. A team of students from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School are showing they might have what it takes […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Close to 2,000 runners expected at PV half marathon, 5K

This month marks the end of an era for the longest-running marathon in the United States. After 45 years, the former Palos Verdes marathon has been reduced to a half marathon and a 5K run, which takes place May 19. The event promises the same beautiful views on a challenging course along with sponsorship booths […]

 Easy Reader Staff

The fight for Friday night lights

A debate as old as the school itself to put lights on the football field at Peninsula High got its day in court last week For Kevin Moen and a group of residents and alumni at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Friday night football represents an American pastime. “It’s part of the fabric of America,” […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Moore House gets swift demo after PVE ‘OK’

  With a few sweeps of the backhoe, the Moore House in Palos Verdes Estates was reduced to fragments last week just a day after the city council upheld the rights of the property owner to tear it down. For many people, the home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. and built in 1959 represented […]

 Mark McDermott

Cartoonist Matt Wuerker, a Palos Verdes native and Easy Reader alum, wins Pulitzer Prize

Cartoonist Matt Wuerker, a Palos Verdes native and Easy Reader alum, wins Pulitzer Prize

Matt Wuerker, an editorial cartoonist from Palos Verdes, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for what the award committee described as “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington.” Wuerker works for Politico, an online-only political journalism organization based in Washington D.C., where he has drawn cartoons […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Peninsula warms to skatepark idea

Ellen November is a mother of two grown children, neither of whom skateboarded. Yet for the past two years she’s been just about the biggest “skateboard mom” on the hill as she leads the effort to build a skateboard park in Palos Verdes. “I don’t know exactly why I’m passionate about it, but I am,” […]

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Rancho Palos Verdes Council rescinds Dog Beach

Rancho Palos Verdes Council rescinds Dog Beach

A little more than a month after the Rancho Palos Verdes city council approved a one-year pilot program for an off-leash dog beach below Trump National Golf Club, council members returned to the issue Tuesday night with their proverbial tails between their legs. The council made an about-face and voted 3-to-1 to make the beach […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Best Private School: Chadwick Day School

Chadwick Day School in Rancho Palos Verdes has a 75-year history of success in developing young people of academic excellence and exemplary character. The beautiful, 45-acre campus overlooks the South Bay. They are one of only four U.S. schools that hold full membership in international Round Square, a worldwide consortium of more than 80 schools […]

 Easy Reader Staff

PV Arts Center Celebrates 80 Years

The Palos Verdes Arts Center marked its 80th anniversary in February, dating itself in a community that has long supported an education in the arts. The non-profit group has reached well over one million students in 32 years through Art at Your Fingertips, which brings creative projects to grade school classrooms. It also offers art […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Rancho PV sanctions dog beach below Trump property

  The narrow stretch of beach below Trump National Golf Course has been a favorite spot for decades for people to let their furry companions frolic in the surf. But until last week, the beach was technically off-limits to canines. The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council made the dog beach officially legal for at least […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Edison responds to intensified power outages on the Peninsula

With power outages on the Peninsula becoming more frequent, Southern California Edison officials are answering tough questions by officials from all four cities on the hill. This week, SCE officials met with area city managers as part of a quarterly update on infrastructure upgrades. The power company is completing a $4 million project this year, […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Mountain bikers struggle for their piece of the trails at Portuguese Bend

The price of preservation Bill Ailor looked out over the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve on a recent weekday and grinned. A broad-rimmed hat shielded the sun. Catalina Island stretched across the sea. And the rolling hills that he worked years to preserve descended toward the cliffs below. The dream Ailor and his wife Barbara shared […]

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