May 2024 Peninsula Around & About

Nantucket Crossing Turns 35 David and Judy Adishian came up with the name of their store, Nantucket Crossing, from having both grown up in Massachusetts. Following an unprecedented snow storm in 1978, they decided to relocate west and chose Lunada Bay to be their new home. However, they frequently returned back east to visit Cape…

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ARCHITECTURE: The Little House in the Woods turns 100 

by Stephanie Cartozian The Schipkowski Residence was the recipient of the first building permit issued by Palos Verdes Estates. As a result,  the Schipkowskis became the first known homeowners of the Palos Verdes Project. The home,  located on Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates, was built in 1924 for a total cost of $6,000.  The…

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Around & About April 2024 Peninsula

PV-Based Robotics Team Earns Top Honors Local community 9-person robotics team, Jetstream 2710, went up against top high school teams across LA this past weekend and made it to the semifinals, earning the coveted Design Innovation Award, a top award for computer-assisted design and implementation. Based out of Rolling Robots up at the top of…

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‘Rose rustlers’ inspire Palos Verdes Peninsula garden

by Stephanie Cartozian The “rose rustlers” of the days of “Southern cemeteries” were the inspiration for a half acre sustainable, woodland garden tucked away in Palos Verdes Estates. “Rose rustlers” are rosarians who study, collect and cultivate rare, and oftentimes forgotten rose varieties by taking rose clippings from old Southern cemeteries and abandoned properties, and…

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Around & About November 2023 Peninsula

+ Community Development Director to focus on housing and zoning  Redondo Beach’s former Director of Community Development, Brandy Forbes, was named to the same position for Rancho Palos Verdes last month. In Redondo, Forbes was responsible for managing the South Bay Galleria redevelopment and securing state certification for Redondo’s general plan housing element. Prior to…

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Spotlight on art: A Curtain Call for “Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?” Fullerton exhibition with Palos Verdes artists

It was on view at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center for two months, the art show based on “titles” found in fortune cookies. Prominent Peninsula and Beach Cities artists such as Stephen Mirich, Susan Whiting, Carol Hungerford, Ross Moore, and Nancy Sewell then applied their know-how and their imaginations, and the result was an exhibition both…

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Architect Robert Nebolon: Keeping it in context

Architect Robert Nebolon’s award winning designs emerge from neighborhoods where they are located by Stephanie Cartozian Robert Nebolon grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes in a sprawling ranch style home that had two front doors because the house was so long. Its unconventional design, he said, is in part responsible for the unconventional approach he…

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August 2023 Around & About

Happenings Around the Peninsula Collage donates instruments to young musicians Collage’s instrument donation program recognizes an unfortunate truth, says Collage founder, Richard Foss: as much as graduation is a reason for celebration, when music students leave high school, they often lose the community they have been playing with, the place they have been playing, and…

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Spotlight on music – Max 80’s returns to Terranea

Max 80’s performed the greatest hits of the 80’s on July 1 to a sold-out crowd at Terranea’s Annual Summer Sound Series, at Nelsons. East Coast saxophone player Ben Donson joined Dave Carr, Dave Donson, Mike Rubin, Jeff White and Brian White. The Sound Series at Nelson’s runs through September 30. Max 80’s will return…

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Around & About July 2023 Happening Around the Peninsula

+ Sara Deen, DDS AAUW honoree Fran Brown, Co-Chair of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Branch of the American Association of University Women, welcomed 40 branch members and guests to the Annual Recognition Luncheon on June 10. Sara Deen, DDS, was recognized as the  2023 Status of  Women Award Winner. The luncheon was held at The…

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Around & About June 2023 Peninsula

+ RPV MIDDLE SCHOOLER WINS 2023 SCIENTIST AWARD Out of 820 proposals that were contributed for the Genes of Space 2023 Junior Scientist and Constellation Awards, only ten were selected as winners. After much conversation and debate, of the five Junior Scientist Awards and five Constellation Awards given, Mika Nonaka, 13 years old, from RPV…

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Around and About May 2023 Peninsula

PV High Robotics Team goes deep for the oceans The Palos Verdes High School Underwater Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) robotics team has participated for the past 13 years in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) regional competition. It has also participated in the International World Championship eight times, and in six of those competitions finished in…

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