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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Spotlight on Education – Montemalaga Mardis Gras

“Laissez les bons temps rouler” The good times were rolling at the historic La Venta Inn for the Montemalaga Parent Teacher Association fundraiser on Mar. 12. Everyday Housewives was rockin the house, and celebrity emcee Pattie Ehsaei was leading the evening’s agenda with auction items and thank yous to major sponsors of the evening, including…

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Spotlight on education – “Around the World” in one night 

St. John Fisher School’s Annual Fundraiser St. John Fisher School hosted its annual fundraiser at the Norris Pavilion catered by the Red Onion Restaurant, on March 5. The “Whole World” was the night’s theme, and Oliver, the Maltipoo puppy, was the star of the show. He was auctioned off to a lucky family. Other donations…

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Spotlight on Art – Friends of the Library

Join “Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking” This creative art show, put to original music scores, has taken on a dynamic life of its own. Its latest stop was the Malaga Cove Library where there was standing room only at the VIP reception. Previous to this, the collection was the first opening “in-person” art show…

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Spotlight on Art Palos Verdes Art Center Lectures 

The Palos Verdes Art Center hosted a lecture titled “Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking” featuring Bernard Fallon as emcee on Nov. 6. Artist Marie Colmey, spun a roulette wheel to pick a topic for a future art piece to be added to the collection. The concept started with the idea of fortune cookies, all…

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Spotlight on Charity Vistas for Children

In her Letter from the President, Josephine Balzano noted that this year’s Vistas for Children’s “For Your Eyes Only” was particularly momentous because the group returned to in-person fundraising to support special needs children and their families. “For Your Eyes Only” was hosted at the Palos Verdes Golf Club — James Bond was the theme…

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Spotlight on charity A Night at the Ranch

Las Candalistas hosted their fall fundraiser at the Empty Saddle Club in Rolling Hills Estates on October 30. The sold-out event featured live music from Andy and Renee and their band Hard Rain. It was a dance-the-night-away shindig with a dinner buffet catered by Entertaining Friends, a harvest beer taster with a keepsake glass and…

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Movie Night Under the Stars

The Palos Verdes Estates Foundation wrapped up the summer on September 25, with a big screen, outdoor family movie night. “Raya and the Last Dragon” played while families picnicked. The cool evening  event took place on the grassy area above the Palos Verdes Beach Club, close to the PEF administration offices. To learn more about…

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Spotlight on society – Las Madrecitas Fall Fundraiser

The Pacific Coast Jazz Orchestra led a spirited evening of dancing, live and silent auctions at Las Madrecitas fall dinner benefitting the Orthopaedic Institute for Children. The dinner was held at the Marriott’s Lighthouse Ballroom in Torrance. Auctions items included six nights in a luxurious Maui condominium and private sushi party for 35 guests. Former…

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