Horses on the Hill Lisa Wolf keeps the Peninsula’s equestrian tradition alive at the Portuguese Bend Riding Club

  by Erin Waldner The Portuguese Bend Riding Club on Narcissa Drive was once stables for Villa Narcissa, the home of Narcissa, and Frank Vanderlip, the wealthy banker, and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The Vanderlips purchased the 16,000-acre ranch Rancho de los Palos Verdes in 1913. The East Coast couple built Villa…

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February 2022 Peninsula Event Calendar

Ongoing Charity event Tickets are on sale to Vistas for Children’s spring fundraiser, Rosé All Day. There will be a boutique, luncheon, fashion show, live auction and raffle. An online auction preceding the event is planned, as well. All proceeds benefit South Bay children with special needs and their families. The event will be held…

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Baywatch Community Calendar 1-20-22

Calendar for 1-20 Spotlight: “In Progress: A Mid-Career Retrospective of Charles Lynn Bragg” will be on exhibit at the Manhattan Beach Art Center Jan. 21 through April 3. Bragg is a long-time resident of Manhattan Beach. His work has been featured in art galleries, on magazine covers, in jigsaw puzzles and on postage stamps. In…

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Baywatch Community Calendar 1-13-22

Spotlight: The Los Angeles County Public Library will host a virtual program on Bruce’s Beach from 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 19. According to an event notice, the legacy of the site and the role of the community and media in spreading awareness about social justice issues will be discussed. Library Director Skye Patrick will moderate…

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Baywatch Community Calendar 1-06-22

Spotlight Slack Key Festival The Southern California Slack Key Festival is coming to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Jan. 16, bringing with it some of the biggest names in Hawaiian music. The festival showcases Grammy-winning slack key guitarists, as well as acclaimed hula dancers, special guest performers and a free public Island Marketplace.…

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Baywatch Community Calendar 12-30-2021

Ongoing: CPR, first aid classes Registration is open for adult and pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED training at the Joslyn Center in Manhattan Beach. Classes will be held on Saturdays in 2022. The dates are Jan. 8, Feb. 5, April 2, June 11, Aug. 6, Oct. 8 and Dec. 3. Each class is from 8 a.m-3 p.m.…

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Baywatch Community Calendar 12-23-21

MLK Jr. Day at RUHS The community is invited to a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17 in the Redondo Union High School auditorium. Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The celebration is from 3 to 5 p.m. and will feature tributes to the legacy and work of King from…

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Peninsula January 2022 Calendar

Ongoing: Skating by the Sea This winter, enjoy outdoor skating on a synthetic ice rink at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. The rink is open through Dec. 31. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. To make a reservation or for more information, go to rpvca.gov/1456/Skating-by-the-Sea. Daily tree lighting  Celebrate the season with Terranea…

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Calendar 12-9-21

Holiday events: Santa  With help from the Redondo Beach Police Officers Association, Santa will be visiting Redondo Beach neighborhoods through Dec. 16. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, go to Redondo.org or RedondoBeachPOA.com. Live musical theater “Elf the Musical” is coming to Redondo Union High School 7 p.m. on Dec. 9,…

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Calendar 12-2-21

Warren Miller returns to Hermosa For more than half a century the screening of Warren Miller’s annual ski film has signaled the start of the winter sports season. This year, Warren Miller’s 72nd annual film is aptly titled “Winter Starts Now.” The film screens at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Hermosa Beach Community…

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Calendar 11-25-21

Holiday events: Santa  The Redondo Beach Police Officers Association is helping Santa load up the sleigh. Santa will be visiting Redondo Beach neighborhoods Nov. 29-Dec. 16. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, go to Redondo.org or redondobeachpoa.com. Torrance holiday stroll Kick off the holiday season at the Downtown Torrance Holiday Stroll,…

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Calendar 11-18-2021

Hermosa for the Holidays Nov. 19-21 An ice skating rink with faux ice at Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza will help ring in the holiday season. The rink will take center stage at Hermosa for the Holidays, presented by the Hermosa Chamber of Commerce Nov. 19-21. In addition to the rink, there will be a tree…

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Peninsula Events Calendar Nov. – December 2021

Ongoing Pastel project The Pastel Society of Southern California’s 12th annual gallery exhibition is underway at Promenade on the Peninsula and continues through Nov. 28. More than a hundred original framed artwork are on display. Most are for sale. The exhibit is at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 117, Rolling Hills Estates. Gallery hours are…

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Calendar 11-11-21

Spotlight: Manhattan Beach will kick off the holiday season on Nov. 17 with the 32nd annual Pier Lighting and 27th annual Holiday Open House. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus at Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. The Holiday Open House, with businesses in downtown Manhattan Beach opening their…

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Calendar: 11-4-2021

Spotlight: The Hermosa Beach Historical Society is inviting the community to celebrate the life and work of the late Robi Hutas. The local photographer and artist passed away March 29, 2020 at age 83. A presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the community theatre, followed by an opening reception for…

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