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November 9, 1990
Join Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's war on drugs; use 'em up. EDWARD LEE VINCENT Rancho Palos Verdes
April 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Tevita Halalilo , a 6-foot-4, 340-pound offensive tackle at Moreno Valley Rancho Verde, has committed to UCLA, according to  
December 24, 1992
The economic summit called by President-elect Clinton was between Little Rock and a hard place. ANGIE PAPAKAKIS Rancho Palos Verdes
April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Palos Verdes has taken home multiple awards in the CIF Southern Section Academic Awards program for best team GPA. Awards were given out in 22 sports. Palos Verdes had the highest GPAs in baseball (3.59), boys' soccer (3.52) and girls' water polo. Corona del Mar, which won the state Division III bowl game in football, also won the team award with a GPA of 3.35. The big winner, though, was San Marcos, which won six team titles _ boys' basketball (3.75), boys' golf (3.77)
October 15, 1993
Isak Dinesen said it, and we believe it: "Out of Africa." Get out, and stay out! JOHN D. ANDREWS Palos Verdes Peninsula
December 8, 1985
We wrote to Mme. Gorse at Castang and stayed there in October. It was a superb experience--the article didn't do it justice! We hope to return. Other readers who have visited there might like to know that Mme. Gorse has been quite ill and would probably enjoy hearing form them. DR. and MRS. JOHN F. GRUBE Palos Verdes Estates
January 6, 1985
To all of the reviewer's who so loved Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." album--especially Robert Hilburn: I was BORED WITH A MELODY I was BORED WITH A MELODY I was BORED WITH A MELODY I was BORED WITH A MELODY (Repeat 50 times with different words for the verses--ad nauseam.) Is this substance and innovation? Is this the best of pop in the U.S.A.? PETER VAN DER ZEE Palos Verdes Estates
June 26, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
Perhaps this is another sign that, as supporters of same-sex marriage rights often say, society is indeed changing: All but one of the letters we've received so far on the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings Wednesday on California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act praise the justices' decisions. Letters on this topic, including some disagreeing with the readers below, may run in Thursday's paper. But for now, in the court of Times reader opinion (which isn't out of line with polling trends )
The nation's most famous "country club prison," once the domain of such celebrity felons as inside trader Ivan Boesky and Watergate figure H.R. Haldeman, is shutting down. The Lompoc Federal Prison Camp is being converted into a higher security federal prison. A prison with fences and razor wire instead of small "off-limits" signs around the property. A prison where inmates have to wear khaki uniforms instead of shorts and T-shirts. A prison where inmates can't play tennis in the afternoon.
Los Angeles County's real estate market continues to climb out of the depths of the recession of the early 1990s, but the region's more affluent neighborhoods have made markedly greater gains than other areas, according to property tax data to be released today. Overall, the county's real estate assessments increased by $30 billion, or 6%, last year, a boost that shuts the door on years of decline in property values that led to government crises and financial hardship for homeowners.
April 4, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Sasha Vujacic, the former Lakers guard, has sold an ocean-view house in Palos Verdes Estates for $2.6 million. Called La Casa Moderna, the Midcentury Modern-style, glass-and-wood house was built in 1966. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in views of the coastline, the ocean and Santa Catalina Island. The open-plan main floor of the 3,455-square-foot house combines the living room, den, dining room and  kitchen and opens to a balcony. Appointments include crystal light fixtures, remote-controlled window coverings and Venetian-style plaster.
April 4, 2014 | By Kate Mather
Seventeen people were detained Friday after a panga was spotted off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, federal authorities said. A bystander alerted local police after spotting the 25-foot fishing boat about 8:30 a.m. near Lunada Bay, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Federal authorities were called to the scene and detained the 15 men and two women who were aboard. Kice said four of the people were taken to area hospitals for treatment -- two who were injured when the boat came ashore, one suffering from exposure and another from hypothermia.
February 15, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as teammates with the U.S. national team. Both, however, saw their careers get off to inauspicious starts. As a preschooler, Press was forced to play with older kids in a coed league because one team was short a girl. "I didn't touch the ball once," she remembers.
February 6, 2014 | Alicia Banks
Martin Byhower has trekked across Chadwick School's Palos Verdes Peninsula campus for 30 years. Fossils scattered across the hilltop grounds often caught the eye of the seventh-grade life sciences teacher. Two years ago, he spotted one that particularly interested him. And on Wednesday, staff from the Natural History Museum excavated it and carefully loaded it onto the bed of a truck. Soon, researchers will begin cleaning it to learn more. This much is known: It appears to be the skull of a juvenile sperm whale, and it is 12 million to 15 million years old. Byhower contacted different groups to ask them to identify the fossil; he got a response from the county museum.
November 17, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
Decades after industrial waste dumping turned part of Southern California's seafloor into a toxic hot spot, scientists have dredged up a mystery. Chemicals fouling the ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula seem to be going away without being cleaned up. Samples taken from the sediment suggest more than 100 metric tons of the banned pesticide DDT and industrial compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, have vanished from one of the country's most hazardous sites, almost a 90% drop in just five years.
November 16, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This custom-built contemporary home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula opens to an infinity-edge pool and panoramic ocean views. Sliding-glass doors, walls of windows and skylights keep the interiors bright. Location: 2923 Vista del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 Asking price: $5.495 million Year built: 2010 Architect: Luis de Moraes House size: Five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half-bath, 6,838 square feet Lot size: 24,394 square feet Features: Formal entry, media room, den, study, wine cellar, six fireplaces, breakfast nook, elevator, swimming pool with spa, patio, three-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 228 single-family homes sold in the 90275 ZIP Code at a median price of $991,000, according to DataQuick.
January 1, 1989
Recently in San Pedro a splendid monument honoring our merchant seamen was erected. This dramatic sculpture of two working sailors will remind us of our maritime history. It was designed by Jasper D'Ambrosi, born and raised in the harbor area. I cannot help but compare this successful work of art with the "Steel Cloud" monument proposed for downtown Los Angeles. That project, unfortunately, looks like a massive junkyard, and would overwhelm a dark freeway tunnel--more like a message of traffic despair.
June 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A giant Japanese real estate firm with substantial interests in the United States has opened a downtown Los Angeles marketing office where it will employ the "showroom" concept to sell residential and commercial property. Just as many other firms have used the concept to market everything from automobiles to fine art directly to consumers, Haseko (California) Inc. is banking that it can draw prospective buyers to the Haseko Real Estate Showcase in the Los Angeles World Trade Center.
November 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A year ago, Palos Verdes came on strong at the end of the regular season and dominated during the playoffs en route to winning the Northern Division championship. The Sea Kings are doing it again. They could easily be 9-0 but final-minute losses to Narbonne and Newport Harbor have them at 7-2 and they are ranked No. 1 in this week's Northern Division rankings. A win over Peninsula on Friday will give Palos Verdes another Bay League championship. The team once again relies on a variety of players.
September 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Yoga veterans and wannabes, take a deep breath while taking in the view of the Pacific Ocean during a free class this month sponsored by Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The outdoor yoga sampler marks September's National Yoga Month and provides a handy excuse to visit this ocean-front resort. The deal: Terranea has teamed up with two magazines -- LA Yoga and Find Bliss -- to offer the free yoga event as well as refreshments afterward. Those who stick around are invited to attend workout clothing company lululemon's trunk show and a book signing by yoga instructor and author Leeann Carey . Terranea invites folks to take a free yoga class at its studio in the Spa during September.
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