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May 18, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responding to a burglary call in a Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood stumbled upon a $1-million marijuana-growing operation, authorities said. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the neighborhood, where they surrounded a home, believing a burglary suspect could be inside, authorities said. A man, Tom Kim, 37, emerged from the house and was detained. After clearing the house, the deputies found an “elaborate marijuana grow operation,” according to authorities.
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May 15, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon six miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1 p.m. PDT at a depth of less than a mile, the agency said. The epicenter was seven miles from San Pedro, nine miles from Lomita, and nine miles from Palos Verdes Estates, according to the USGS. In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3 and greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: 'Most vicious' L.A. leads nation in dog attacks on postal carriers Leila Fowler's brother charged with murder: He's 'quiet and reserved' Witnesses of Kern County beating accuse authorities of erasing video
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April 25, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police have identified a body found in a burning car in Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday afternoon. The body of Christopher Waters, 42, of Long Beach was discovered inside a vehicle in the 30100 block of Miraleste Drive after firefighters extinguished the blaze. The cause of Waters' death has not been determined, but Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said it appeared suspicious. No other details were immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323)
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April 25, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The Los Angeles County coroner is expected to perform an autopsy Thursday on a man found dead in a burning car in Rancho Palos Verdes. The body of Christopher Waters, 42, of Long Beach was discovered Tuesday inside a vehicle in the 30100 block of Miraleste Drive after firefighters extinguished the blaze. The cause of Waters' death has not been determined, but Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said it appeared suspicious. No other details were immediately available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
A small brush fire in Rancho Palos Verdes on Thursday underscored warnings by firefighters that Southern California is facing a dangerous fire season. Los Angeles County firefighters were battling a brush fire that had flared up Thursday afternoon near Palos Verdes Drive and Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes, near the Terranea resort. The fire was about an acre in size, a fire spokesman said, and no evacuations had been ordered. In the hills of Los Angeles County, tests show the brush is drying out at a significantly quicker rate this year because of the lack of rain.
NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
One of my favorite weekend activities just got a whole lot better. And no, I'm not talking about naps. There aren't many more pleasant ways to pass a weekend  afternoon than a visit to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center on the Palos Verdes shore. Take a sandwich, watch some whales, then stroll the cliffs afterward, enjoying the alternating aromas of wild sage and ocean breeze. The sticking point is the sandwich. On Saturdays, we usually stop on the way over at Santa Fe Importers in Long Beach for one of their hot subs.
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January 22, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The whale-watching boat was about to go back to the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes when the captain suddenly began heading the vessel farther out to sea. As the boat inched closer and closer to a pod of whales, passengers on board gathered to look on in amazement. This was not your ordinary whale-watching trip. Typically, gray whales travel by themselves. Sometimes, they will travel in groups of three. But on Sunday afternoon, researchers counted 23 - give or take a whale - in a single pod. The group was the largest that volunteers with the American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles Chapter Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project have seen in 30 years, said Alisa Schulman-Janiger, the director and coordinator of the group.
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December 10, 2012 | By Adolfo Flores and Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Authorities detained 25 people early Monday riding aboard a panga boat that drifted ashore in Rancho Palos Verdes in the early morning dark in what's being investigated as a possible human smuggling operation. Two vans, one registered to a Ventura medical transportation firm, were discovered parked near a winding path leading to the Portuguese Bend shoreline. Authorities described them as possible pickup vehicles. The incident follows a fatal encounter last week off the Santa Barbara coastline in which a Coast Guardsman was killed when two men aboard a panga gunned their engines and struck the vessel he was riding in, tossing him into the ocean.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2012 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Anna Nikita Doroshina, described as a Russian Martha Stewart, was the inspiration for Moozfly, an online comedy channel that features Spanish-speaking comedians from around the world. That might seem odd - because it is. But almost everything about Moozfly is unorthodox. Its studios are located in a 3,300-square-foot Rancho Palos Verdes home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The executive director, a linguist from Colombia, joined the company after answering a Craigslist ad. And the brains behind the venture is Doroshina's 56-year-old husband, a discouraged land developer who was looking for something new. PHOTOS: Celebrities by the Times Serge Doroshin came up with the concept for a Spanish-language video site because of a boom in Latino media and decided to pursue comedy because, he said, "comedy is always relevant.
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