Judy Rae

Around and About September 2018

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Lorri Horn. Photo by Bryan Sanders

Palos Verdes Author Launches New Children’s Book

Lorri Horn has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews on her newly released children’s book, Dewey Fairchild, Teacher Problem Solver. Dewey Fairchild, Teacher Problem Solver (Published 09/18/18): In this follow-up to Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver, our genius problem solver, Dewey, takes up the challenge of troublesome teachers after a client shows up desperate to pacify his teacher. It turns out that tons of kids have problem teachers, so he’s soon up to his neck in cases―from classic cases of teachers who are so boring to bizarre cases like the teacher who leaves students scared of water―even water fountains. It was also placed on the Best of 2017 list for middle grade books. Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver (Published 08/08/17): Dewey Fairchild isn’t just good with parents, he’s great with them! He can solve any problem parents might cause their child, from an overprotective mom who won’t doesn’t permit attending class independently, to a dad who can’t stop picking his nose any chance he gets. In fact, he’s so good at handling parent problems that he runs a secret business from the attic of his house, and he doesn’t lack for customers. But what will Dewey do when the parents that are causing problems are his own?

The Palos Verdes Annual Tour d’ Art 2018

They’re back with fresh new talent and new creations. The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes are once again offering the opportunity to visit member artists in their actual home studios.Titled “Tour d’ Art 2018”, October 6-7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. will be a weekend full of adventure around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, finding art venues that are only open to the public at this one time. At the Palos Verdes Art Center, The Shop@PVAC will display over a dozen artists and fine craftsmen showing and demonstrating their work on the Atrium. Touring the Peninsula, you will find that each studio contains not only the work of the artist in residence, but guest artists as well. They will be displaying paintings, ceramics, sculpture, woodcarving, photography, jewelry, and art-to-wear. Refreshments will be offered along the way to keep you going! Tickets are available at www.taspv.com/tickets priced at $20 for the two-day event, or by cash or check only at the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Photo by D. Jacqui Lewis

Ticktockers Class of 1979 Celebrate Reunion at the Red Onion

In 1973 a group of Palos Verdes women decided with their seventh grade daughters to join the local chapter of the National Charity League – otherwise known as the “Ticktockers”. These mothers worked tirelessly alongside their daughters contributing thousands of hours of service to local philanthropies and forming ever stronger bonds with their daughters along the way.  But this group of women also became fast friends, their husbands joined in and the families began to socialize and travel together, all in the name of Ticktocker bonding. The girls graduated high school and left NCL in 1979 but they followed each other into many of the same colleges and sororities and while some left the state and even the country, they all stayed in close contact over the years. These Ticktocker families have formed bonds that have clearly stood the test of time.  This summer saw yet another Ticktocker Class of 1979 reunion. Almost all of the original families gathered together at the Red Onion in Rolling Hills to celebrate 45 years of friendship and service to the community and to celebrate the longevity of their connections. Donna Curran attended on her 93rd birthday and Ron Knoll was there for his 85th birthday. Similar stories abound of long lives and lasting friendships.  In fact, the class of 1979 Ticktockers is already eagerly planning their 2023 reunion!

(Top Row) Master Danny Choi, Master Bobby Vargas (Middle Row) Cayden Cooper(Bronze in Sparring) ranked #3 Ryan Pang( Gold Medalist in sparring and top 16/100 in forms) ranked #1 and #16 Mia Cabrera ( ranked 5th in the country) ranked #5 Master Kim Menchavez ( Team Poomsae Coach) (First Row) Lawrence Ybanez ( Gold is Poomsae/ Bronze in Sparring) ranked #1 and #3 Cody Tu ( Silver in Sparring / Bronze in Poomsae) ranked #2 and #3 Chloe Ng( Silver in Poomsae) ranked #2 Micah Tu ( Gold in Poomsae) ranked #1

Palos Verdes Taekwondo Students Rank High in Competition

Seven students from K.S Choi Taekwondo Center traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to represent Rancho Palos Verdes for the biggest tournament stage in the United  States, The USAT National Championship. Competing against hundreds of practitioners from all over the nation, these students placed top five in each of their competition brackets, ranking them as one of the countries best in their perspective division. Through blood, sweat and tears and the guidance from their coaches and parents, these students return home with medals around their necks and honor of representing everyone on the hill.

Antoine-Marie Baurier, RSHM


The Rancho Palos Verdes Marymount California University announced that it will celebrate it’s 50th year as an institution of higher education with a gala on Saturday, September 29, beginning at 6 p.m., on its picturesque Oceanview campus.  The event will honor Sister Antoine-Marie Baurier of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), the founding order of the institution.

In 1969, Sr. Antoine-Marie was teaching at the Marymount School in Paris when she was asked to travel thousands of miles to join her sisters in California to teach at Marymount High School in Palos Verdes. She was told the assignment would be for one year.  Even though her degree from the Sorbonne was in science, and she had taught math in Paris, she was asked to teach French and Spanish language classes at her new home.

The one-year assignment was soon extended, and she joined the faculty when the high school became Marymount College in 1972.  At that time, the college was a two-year institution with only about 100 students. She lived on campus with the other RSHM sisters who were working as teachers and administrators. In lean times, the sisters donated 75 percent of their salaries back to the school. In 2000, they donated their convent, which is now called the Oceanside building on campus.

Sr. Antoine has navigated through many changes during her career and ministry at Marymount. She mentions that when she started teaching, her students were like younger siblings. Now, she says, they are like her grandchildren. Many of them, when returning to Marymount to visit her, have commented that no other language classes they’ve taken have taught them as much as hers. Her love for teaching and for her students is evident.  “Sister Antoine-Marie Baurier has shared and embodied our mission for nearly 50 years. She is a pillar of our Marymount community and we are grateful for her dedication as an educator and her leadership as a member of our board of trustees. We are pleased to honor her as part of our 50 year gala celebration.” shared Marymount California University President, Brian Marcotte.




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