Peninsula People

 Easy Reader Staff

Spotlight on music – RPV’s Brooks honors AASA conductor Benoit

Spotlight on music – RPV’s Brooks honors AASA conductor Benoit

The Asia America Symphony Association held its annual tennis tournament banquet, dinner and concert last month at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The event included a silent and live auction, with Manhattan Beach City Councilman Steve Napolitano serving as guest auctioneer. Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilwoman Susan Brooks made a special presentation to AASA Music […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The picture’s title? Spin the wheel, open the fortune cookie, and then they will find out!

The picture’s title? Spin the wheel,  open the fortune cookie, and then they will find out!

Spinning, spinning; and where it stops, nobody knows! The wheel of fortune cookies gives local artists the titles of their next artwork by Bondo Wyszpolski One evening in early January, 34 artists, or in some cases their go-betweens, gathered at La Venta Inn, high upon the hill in Palos Verdes Estates. After wine and hors […]

 Kevin Cody

A Goldilocks economy, “not too hot, not too cold,” says economist Thornberg

A Goldilocks economy, “not too hot, not too cold,” says economist Thornberg

Beacon Economics founder Christopher Thornberg asks what’s not to like about the economy during his annual South Bay Economics Forecast last Friday at Terranea Resort.

 Judy Rae

Dear Dr. Allen: 2020 vision for the year 2020

Since we’ll soon be living in 2020. Here are suggestions for 2020 vision of ourselves. Vision becomes unclear when we live ‘externally.’ That is, being concerned about others opinions of us, how many likes and followers we have. This leads to anxiety, depression and emptiness. What would living internally with a clearer vision for our […]

 Judy Rae

Around and About – January 2020

Around and About – January 2020

Happenings Around the Peninsula

 Tony La Bruno

Spotlight on society – Las Madrecitas Fall Fundraiser

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 […]

 Tony La Bruno

Spotlight on history – Ginsburgs host concert in Rancho Palos Verdes

Spotlight on history – Ginsburgs host concert in Rancho Palos Verdes

with Violins of Hope

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on education – Rock the Casbah

Spotlight on education – Rock the Casbah

PTA Raises $80K for School

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on education – Major Donors at Trump

Spotlight on education – Major Donors at Trump

Peninsula Education Foundation

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on science – Keller, Casaburi honored

Spotlight on science – Keller, Casaburi honored

as Lundquist Legends

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on service – Sharefest Youth Center

Spotlight on service – Sharefest Youth Center

Receives $1 Million Gift

 Richard Foss

Venice alive and well in Torrance

Venice alive and well in Torrance

Il bar, where the Italian’s drink and drive by Richard Foss  There’s a reason Starbucks gives their drinks Italian names. Their Frappuccino and their measurements venti and trenta are either meaningless or misleading in Italian, but they reflect the fact that Italians not only invented the espresso machine, but most of the drinks that are […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Where movies are the gateway to the world

Where movies are the gateway to the world

Randy Berler’s South Bay Film Society screens art house films at the AMC Rolling Hills 20 by Bondo Wyszpolski In June 2012, Randy Berler crossed his fingers and jumped in. Three years into retirement, the former urban planner for the City of Redondo Beach was hoping to sell 59 tickets for “Three Colors: Red,” by […]

 Stephanie Cartozian

Around and About November 23, 2019

Around and About November 23, 2019

Happenings around the Peninsula

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on health care – Roaring 20’s Ball

Spotlight on health care – Roaring 20’s Ball

Great Gatsby Time