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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Propane/Butane Storage Company Near RPV Settles with EPA

Propane/Butane Storage Company Near RPV Settles with EPA

"When a company handling high-risk materials operates in close proximity to a neighboring community, it's critical to take steps to safeguard the residents," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA regio
Appellate Court Upholds Conviction of RPV Cliff Jumper who Killed, Cooked Wife

Appellate Court Upholds Conviction of RPV Cliff Jumper who Killed, Cooked Wife

David Viens had jumped off Inspiration Point after learning that his wife's disappearance was being investigated as a homicide.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Two Peninsula Kids Compete in 3M Young Scientist Contest

Two Peninsula Kids Compete in 3M Young Scientist Contest

Christopher Isozaki and Anthony Kim have a shot at winning $25K.
Sketch of Peninsula Peacock Killer Released

Sketch of Peninsula Peacock Killer Released

A man shot a peacock in the driveway of a home in the 27000 block of Eastvale Road on July 9, the spcaLA reports.
Deputies Suspect Threesome Behind ID Theft Spree that Snagged Local Residents

Deputies Suspect Threesome Behind ID Theft Spree that Snagged Local Residents

Victims are scattered throughout the Southland, from Rancho Palos Verdes and Hermosa Beach to Pasadena to Ontario.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Are You the Type that Infrastructure Excites You? And You'd Work for Free?

Are You the Type that Infrastructure Excites You? And You'd Work for Free?

The city of Rancho Palos Verde is looking to fill seven seats on the city’s newly created Infrastructure Management Advisory Committee.
UPDATED: Missing Teen's Family Help Locate Body off Rancho Palos Verdes

UPDATED: Missing Teen's Family Help Locate Body off Rancho Palos Verdes

Members of the family began screaming from Inspiration Point, saying there's somebody in the water.
Day 5 Begins in Search for Missing Swimmer off RPV

Day 5 Begins in Search for Missing Swimmer off RPV

A team of special divers was expected to continue the search today for an 18-year-old swimmer from Long Beach.
Day 3 in Search for Missing Teen Ends Without Results, to Resume Saturday

Day 3 in Search for Missing Teen Ends Without Results, to Resume Saturday

The divers scoured a cave with poor visibility in search of Joseph Sanchez of Long Beach, who is thought to have drowned while cliff jumping with friends,
Day 3: Divers, Helicopters, Boats Continue Search for Missing Swimmer [UPDATED]

Day 3: Divers, Helicopters, Boats Continue Search for Missing Swimmer [UPDATED]

Joseph Sanchez, 18, of Long Beach, was left on a rock by a friend who went to get help. He was never seen again. "Our divers began making dives at daybreak and will continue until sundown,"
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
RPV Man Accused of Stealing from Lomita Mosque

RPV Man Accused of Stealing from Lomita Mosque

John Gerlak was one of four people arrested this week.
Day 2 in Search for Missing Swimmer Ends, Divers to Resume Friday

Day 2 in Search for Missing Swimmer Ends, Divers to Resume Friday

Since July 1, Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards have made more than 50 ocean rescues, three of which were major.
Search for Missing Swimmer Enters Second Day

Search for Missing Swimmer Enters Second Day

The 19-year-old from Long Beach jumped into the cove with friends to explore a cave Wednesday afternoon, then encountered difficulties.
Swimmer Helps Friend Seek Safety on a Rock, but He's Swept Away Anyway

Swimmer Helps Friend Seek Safety on a Rock, but He's Swept Away Anyway

By the time help came, Toogee Zepeda's friend was "nowhere to be seen." The drowned man was from Long Beach.
Five Rescued from Cove at Inspiration Point

Five Rescued from Cove at Inspiration Point

People are underestimating the riptides and get swept out further than they thought they'd be," said a Los Angeles County Fire inspector.