Spotlight on education – “Ocean’s Eleven” Fundraiser

Montemalaga PTA The annual Montemalaga PTA fundraiser was hosted on a gorgeous evening by Alex and Steve Blumer at their stunning new Palos Verdes Estates home. Guests took chances playing roulette and black jack table while enjoying an atmosphere inspired by “Ocean’s Eleven,” the famous 1960 Lewis Milestone heist film, about a Las Vegas casino…

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Spotlight on society – Zimmerman Museum hosts sock hop for Las Madrecitas Fall fundraiser

Las Madrecitas’  annual fall fundraiser, on  October 22, was a 1950s style sock hop at the Zimmerman Automotive Museum in El Segundo. Proceeds benefited  the Luskin Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Sophia Sangiorgio, a bioengineer, discussed the science behind  children’s prosthetics.  Auction donors included Sandi Barrett, who donated two vacation stays at her North…

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Spotlight on Art – Prestigious  “GIFTED” Art Collection

On Display at PVAC through November 12 The Palos Verdes Art Center hosted a public art reception for their new installation of “GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California” at Gardena High School from 1919-1956. The show featured  50 treasures of art from such prominent early California Impressionist artists as Maynard Dixon, Maurice Braun, Jean Mannheim,…

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La Venta Summer Sunset Social Series Grand Finale

The crystal clear evening of September 8th marked the final event of the Sunset Social Series season at La Venta Inn. Guests were treated to a painting demonstration by local artist, Don Crocker, in partnership with the Palos Verdes Art Center. Live action food stations from, Made by Meg Catering, complemented the summer sunset and…

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Spotlight on Theater – Annual Gathering for the Grand Gala

Glamour in Paris This year’s highly anticipated “An American in Paris –The Black & White Ball” fundraiser, benefiting the Warner Grand, was held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club on July 24 with over 250 guests. Pat Brown and her son James Brown, along with Jame’s San Pedro Brewing Company were this year’s honorees. Proceeds…

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Spotlight on education – Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTA’s Award Recipients for 2021-2022 

On June 1 at the Los Verdes Golf Club, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTA’s recognized volunteers, teachers, parents, and staff who were all integral to this past school year’s success. Lori Eurich, the scholarship chair, handed out the many awards. The Honorary Service Awards Breakfast included the Council Board’s installation. Photos by Tony…

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Babs Woodcock celebrates 100 swimming years

Photos by Tony LaBruno Babs Woodcock, family and friends recently celebrated her 100 birthday at the Palos Verdes Bay Club, where she and her husband moved to 58 years ago, as founding club members. Flowers for the celebration were cut from a mirrored rose garden dedicated to her 21 years ago, in front of the…

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Spotlight on Education – Peninsula Education Major Donors Reception 

On June 4, Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) recognized the Major Donors who had given $2,500+ during the 2021-22 school year. These school families, alumni, corporate sponsors and real estate donors generously supported students at all 17 Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD) schools. Their donations are essential for providing students a strong academic environment.…

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Spotlight on School – Ridgecrest Intermediate School Honorary Service Awards

Led by PTSA President, Glenn Thompson, special awards were presented to volunteers who have had the greatest impact on the betterment of Ridgecrest Intermediate School in Rancho Palos Verdes. Incoming PTSA President will be LaRae Bechmann. PVPUSD Board Member, Ami Ghandi was in attendance, as was the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Linsey Gotanda.  Photos…

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