Paparazzo sues Keanu Reeves

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves is being sued in California for allegedly hitting a photographer's knee with his Porsche, TMZ.com reported.

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DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a TRAIDE contract from the U.S. Air Force.

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Lifeguard swims from Catalina to mainland

PALOS VERDES, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A Southern California lifeguard has become the 135th person to swim the 21 miles of the Catalina Channel.

Vintage planes collide off Calif. coast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Two World War II-era biplanes collided this weekend off of the coast of California, but their pilots managed successful emergency landings.

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Illegal Trump signs baffle police

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police have been searching for the origin of mysterious illegal highway signs promoting Donald Trump's Rancho Palos Verdes golf course.

Apollo program's Petrone dies at 80

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Rocco Petrone, who helped develop the Saturn rocket for the U.S. Apollo space missions, died at his California home at age 80. The former Army engineer, who came on loan to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, later became the director

Diving, surfing innovator dies

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Bill Meistrell, who helped revolutionize diving and surfing with a light, flexible wet suit, has died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

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California beaches become smoke-free

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Smoking bans that began in public buildings and restaurants have made their way to the famous beaches of Southern California.

Trump and city both seek name changes

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump is coming up against a road block in his effort to get a street named for him in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Noted toymaker Pascal Kamar passes away

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Toymaker Pascal Kamar, who created the JFK and E.T. dolls, has died at a hospital in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., at age 83.

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Court narrows communications enforcement

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a California case an individual may not use federal civil rights law to enforce federal telecommunications restrictions.
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Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes, CA: Jayne Mansfield is readied in her wedding dress in preparation for a photoshoot with her fiancee. former Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay. The photo op was held on January 12, 1958, the day before the wedding on the 13th. (UPI Photo)

Palos Verdes is a name often used to refer to a group of coastal cities in the Palos Verdes Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, within southwestern Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California.

The peninsula is an affluent bedroom community known for its dramatic ocean and city views from the Palos Verdes Hills, distinguished schools, extensive horse trails, and high home prices. To its inhabitants, Palos Verdes is known affectionately by its initials, P.V.

The peninsula was the homeland of the Tongva-Gabrieliño Native Americans people for thousands of years. In other areas of the Los Angeles Basin archeological sites date back 8,000 years. Their first contact with Europeans in 1542 with João Cabrilho (Juan Cabrillo), the Portuguese explorer who also was the first to write of them. Chowigna and Suangna were two Tongva settlements of many in the peninsula area, which was also a departure point for for their rancherias on the Channel Islands.

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