Around & About – Happenings Around the Peninsula

+ LA Kings Ice at the Promenade Ushering in the holiday spirit at their brand new location at the Rolling Hills Estates Promenade, the LA Kings Ice at the Promenade is in full swing. Following a $200K renovation, the ice rink is open to the public and is beautifully decorated for the holidays. 

+ Winkworth Wealth Strategies The Artist’s Studio

Patrons of the arts attended the opening reception of Conceptualizations at the Winkworth Wealth Management office in Malaga Cove. It was an evening to remember with masterpieces of oil on canvas on exhibit by The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes including such noteworthy local artists as Norma White and Jody Wiggins. Founded in 1998, this professional artist cooperative is affiliated with the Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC) which is a 501(c)(3). The goal of the group is to support, promote and develop the creative potential of artists through the sale of their artwork and to provide marketing opportunities for their members through events and exhibitions. The opening included live music, refreshments and friends to be enjoyed by all. The show runs through February, 26th, 2022. Subscribe to their newsletter to learn more about their local events at

+ Block Party Hayrides in Portuguese Bend

The Hassas family.

Remington Wade, Emily and Tim Vaughan and Vanessa Wade.

On October 31, the community got together and created a magical Halloween with many accoutrements including a genuine vintage hearse, a tractor pulling a wagon for children’s hayrides and a “Poison Lemonade Booth” to ring in returning to Halloween. This year was particularly special for the community as last year’s Halloween was canceled in many communities leaving kids in great anticipation for this year’s trick-or-treating and ghoulish celebrations. Photos by Stephanie Cartozian

+ The Tongva Indians Unveiling

Photo by Tom Redfield

On October 16, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes unveiled a monument honoring the Tongva People at Abalone Cove Park. The monument was designed in collaboration with the Gabrielino/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians. The stone monument displays an interpretive bronze relief plaque sculpted by artist Geri Jimenez Gould. The depiction is of a Tongva Village scene with Catalina Island in the background. The public was invited to attend the unveiling ceremony and included remarks from Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor Eric Algeria, Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians Chief Anthony Morales and Rancho Palos Verdes resident Tom Steers, who organized the project. 

+ Palos Verdes Estates Foundation Ushering in Holiday Pizzazz!

Photo by Karen Logan

The Palos Verdes Estates Foundation announced that it has formed a collaboration with the Malaga Cove and the Lunada Bay Homeowners Associations to provide holiday decorations at key intersections in Malaga Cove and Lunada Bay. The idea was inspired by resident Gemma Kemps who coordinated with a local PVE business which created the scenes for all to enjoy. The project represents the collaborative community spirit that the PVE Foundation seeks to foster in the city. These decorations seemed a perfect way to usher in the holidays and celebrate our small town community, said David McGowan, who is on the leadership team. The PVE Foundation plans to continue the tradition and promote the spirit of the holidays in future years by preserving the decorations to be used each subsequent year. The current holiday decor is at the city median at PV Drive West and Via Corta, and at the Lunada Bay Plaza at PV Drive West and Yarmouth Road. To learn more visit


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