Jophel Ybiosa, a photographer who has worked on Princess Cruises ships sailing from Los Angeles, won first place in the Moscow International Photo Awards for his entry, "The Feast of Black Nazarene in Manila.
Mr. Ybiosa has sailed as a photographer on Star Princess, Pacific Princess, and Coral Princess ships that call in Los Angeles, among other vessels of the line he has served on. He is currently on Sun Princess until September when he he begin training to become a master photographer.
San Pedro is currently hosting the Ocean Exploration Trust vessel Nautilus and renowned ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard (the scientist who found Titanic). And the rest of the spring and summer will include some very important explorations in the Pacific Ocean.
See the schedule and follow the team at http://www.nautiluslive.org/expedition/2016
About four years ago, stenciled black and white cat pictures began appearing on buildings, rocks, lots of places. It's always been a mystery who was painting them.
Thursday night you can meet the still-anonymous artist at Machine Studio, 446 W. 6th Street, Downtown, during the First Thursday Art Walk.
Participate in the First Ever Point Fermin Lighthouse PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
The landmark Admiral Risty Restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes has won three prestigious awards, including the Golden Bacchus Award, for its extensive wine selection, Five Star Award for overall quality in cuisine and service, and a Special Award of Merit for Sunday Brunch, which the restaurant received from the Southern California Restaurant Writers (SCRW) at their 43rd Annual Awards Banquet held March 27 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club.
For reservations/further information call 310-377-0050 or online at www.admiralristy.com.