Spotlight on Music – Crescendos for Peninsula Symphony Fifty-Fifth Season Fundraiser

John Williams, President of the Peninsula Symphony Association, announced, “We’re back.  After a lost season due to the pandemic, we’re ready to launch our 55th season of wonderful and free classical music concerts for our community.” The music returned March 24, at the beautiful Rolling Hills home of Ann-Merelie Murrell. Beth Pflueger, flutist and Gary…

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May 2022 Peninsula Around and About

+ Fundraiser for Torrance Mayoral Candidate given by PV Resident On March 24, local Rolling Hills Estates resident Bill Beverly hosted a fundraiser for current Torrance Councilman Cliff Numark, who is running for Torrance Mayor in the June 7 election. The fundraiser was well attended and Numark had the opportunity to share with the crowd…

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Spotlight on Service – Ek Kardia 2022 Graduates

Ek Kardia is a mother/daughter service organization that serves the “underserved” in the South Bay. Members, start in the seventh grade and work with Community’s Child, Little Sisters of the Poor, Capernaum Club, Torrance First Baptist, and My Friends’ Place. Photo by Corey Moore

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The Class of 2022 Ticktockers at the Golden Medallion Ceremony

Photo by David Nicholson Photography The Class of 2022 Ticktockers were recognized at the Golden Themed Medallion Ceremony on March 5 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Over the past six years, these girls volunteered 14,555 hours in the local community at a variety of philanthropies, including the Ticktocker Thrift Shop in San Pedro where proceeds…

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium teams with KultureCity to be sensory inclusive

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s programs are now certified as sensory inclusive, thanks to a new partnership with KultureCity, an internationally recognized organization that promotes an accommodating and positive experience for guests with sensory issues. To achieve certification, the Aquarium’s staff underwent training to recognize guests with sensory needs and handle sensory overload situations. At the aquarium’s…

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Spotlight on Nature – From the Beach to the Bayou

Let’s “GLOW” The South Coast Botanic Garden hosted its second stunning art and music installation that ran from November 20th, 2021 through January 17th, 2022. The interactive and visually immersive ocean and bayou theme drew crowds who were happy to be outside again among friends and family. There was a feeling of being inside the…

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Around & About – Happenings Around the Peninsula February 2022

+ A waystation for butterflies Kirsten Poulin began raising Western Monarch butterflies at the start of the COVID pandemic. Since then, she  has released over 500 monarchs and her Peninsula home has been designated a Monarch Butterfly Waystation. She has also enlisted neighbors to breed the endangered butterflies. Poulin was prompted to begin raising Monarchs…

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