Around & About February 2023 Peninsula

  + Volunteer Auxiliary Donates $182,707 to Torrance Memorial Participating in a check presentation last month to the Torrance Memorial Foundation were  (left to right) Laura Schenasi, Keith Hobbs, Mark Lurie, MD, Betty Broughton, Helen Metzler. The funds were raised by the Volunteer Auxiliary, whose members also contributed nearly 100,000 volunteer hours to the Torrance…

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The Hale family’s classic spanish revival house with four dolphins

The Hale family’s Classic Spanish Revival home, with its formidable fireplace and spooky basement was built for storytelling by Stephanie Cartozian photos by Jose Amaral Ann and Clark Hale bought their 1928 Classic Spanish Revival home, designed by architect Allen Kelly Ruoff, in 1960. Ruoff was known for his Mediterranean home designs. He also  designed…

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Morgan’s Jewelers Holiday celebration

Morgan’s Jewelers in Rolling Hills Estates hosted its annual holiday soiree on Dec. 3. Guests enjoyed Lisa’s Bon Appetit hors d’oeuvres and wine, while a harpist performed holiday music. Email Abbe@morgansjewelerspv.com to request being added to their client list.  Photos by Stephanie Cartozian

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Around and About December 2022 Peninsula

+PV Assembly Patronesses honored The Palos Verdes Assembly volunteers recognized their 2022-2023 Patronesses at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavillion on September 11.  Our 40 Patronesses serve throughout the duration of their children’s memberships, said Assembly publicity chair Heather ElkinPatroness. Patronesses volunteer their time to help with community events, and the annual Presentation Ball, typically held…

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Portuguese Bend Beach Club home is a rare Pueblo design with an ocean view

by Stephanie Cartozian The “Flintstone House” behind the Portuguese Bend Beach Club gates is owned by Fred Lee, himself, a stone mason. Lee is the founder, and past Chief Executive Officer of Ramcon Industrial Corporation, in Torrance, which is a general engineering contractor specializing in the petrochemical industry. He’s also an avid fisherman whose favorite…

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Around & About – Happenings around the Peninsula June 2022

+ Pastel Society’s 2022 Top Award Honorees The 13th annual juried show and exhibition of the Pastel Society of Southern California took place on April 27 at the Promenade on the Peninsula. A total of 75 original pastel masterpieces were submitted to the show, including landscapes, seascapes, portraits, figures, abstracts and still-life’s. While the majority…

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