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Newspaper Articles from the Local History Room

Archivist and Local History Librarian Monique Sugimoto and Librarian and local history enthusiast, Dennis Piotrowski, regularly submit articles on local history to the local PV News newspaper. Topics cover the development of the physical environment as well as the social history of the Peninsula.

Links to the articles can be found below.

The Hermit Philosopher of Malaga Cove and his 20 Cent Castle (November 29, 2012)

The Lunada Bay We Never Knew (January 31, 2013)

The Forgotten Marathon (May 30, 2013)

Pioneering Meteorologist Aids Development of Palos Verdes (August 29, 2013)

Scarface Escapes to PV (October 31, 2013)

Early Soil Conservation on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (January 30, 2014)

Rum Smuggling and Gun Fights on the Shores of Palos Verdes (May 29, 2014)

Charles H. Cheney: The First City Planner of PVE (July 31, 2014)

A Look at Palos Verdes Estates in 1939 (October 30, 2014)

Frank A. Vanderlip: Japanese Propagandist or Proponent? (January 29, 2015)

Our Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Dawn of Hollywood (May 1, 2015)

Slice of Peninsula Development: 1953-1967 (July 30, 2015)

Portuguese Bend Thrived as a Whaling Station (October 28, 2015)

Open House will Collect and Preserve Records (December 31, 2015)

War Dogs of Palos Verdes part of local legend (March 30, 2016)

Rolling Hills: A Memorable Presidential Getaway (September 28, 2016)

What's in a 100-year-old PV Scrapbook? (December 28, 2016)

Early days of aviation a sight over Palos Verdes (March 29, 2017)

Selling the Palos Verdes dream a natural pitch (June 29, 2017)

An airport almost takes off in Palos Verdes (August 30, 2017)

Romayne Martin: Building a Cultured Community (November 29, 2017)

Reagan Country in Palos Verdes (March 28, 2018)

Black Karakul sheep once grazed in Palos Verdes hills (May 31, 2018)

Oral history interview recalls Queen Mary during WWII (November 29, 2018)