Peninsula People

La Venta comes back to life

By Richard Foss

The building on twisting Via del Monte is a landmark, though drivers on Palos Verdes Drive West who glimpse the white cupola through the trees might assume it’s a church. It isn’t, though La Venta has been several other things over the last 98 years, including a real estate office, bed and breakfast, private home, and an observation post for coastal artillery during World War II. For the last several decades it has been a wedding and banquet facility where…