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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Accruals
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
    Title: Collection of Palos Verdes Peninsula News Publications
    Identifier/Call Number: 016
    Physical Description: 5.5 Linear Feet 4 suitor boxes
    Date (bulk): 1955-2016 (with gaps)
    Physical Location: Local History Center
    Abstract: Collection includes once yearly tabloid supplements and special editions published by the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation

    [Name of item], Collection of Palos Verdes Peninsula News Publications (Collection 016). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula News began publication in October 1937 as the Palos Verdes News and served a population of under 1,000. Founder and first publisher John J. Knezevich started the paper to replace the Peninsula's first community newspaper, the Palos Verdes Bulletin, which was published from 1929 to 1933. Knezevich's intention was to provide the community with a local newspaper and to help promote the sale of real estate on the Peninsula.
    Knezevich was instrumental in each part of the paper. He covered stories, wrote editorials, sold advertising and distributed the paper. His column, Review of Events, covered topics of both local and national interest.
    In 1948 Knezevich started the Rolling Hills Herald and the Hollywood Riviera Tribune. He sold the newspaper in 1958 due to declining health. Over time the News has changed ownership several times and has run under the titles, Palos Verdes Peninsula News, and Palos Verdes Peninsula News and Rolling Hills Herald. It is the longest running community newspaper serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
    The annual supplements to the paper started in 1938. Each issue recounts the history of the community and developments over the previous year.


    Arranged chronologically.

    Scope and Contents

    Includes annual supplements and special editions published by the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.
    Titles of annual supplements include Anniversary Edition, Peninsula! and Our Town. Special editions include an issue on the 1976 election and a 1986 edition on living on the Peninsula.

    Processing Information

    Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Local History Center volunteers. Final arrangement and description by Monique Sugimoto, 2017.


    Accruals expected.

    Related Materials

    Digitized copies of the Palos Verdes Peninsula News available on the California Digital Newspaper Collection . Titles include, the Palos Verdes Peninsula News, Hollywood Riviera Tribute and the Rolling Hills Herald.
    Digitized copies of the Palos Verdes Bulletin available on the Library's digital repository.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Community newspapers
    Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.)
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)