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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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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