Spotlight on Education: Toast on the Coast Palos Verdes schools rock

Mike Shull, Cathy Craven, Glenn and Marla Thompson and Ester Hondoyo.

On the afternoon of September 30th, the highly anticipated and largest outdoor festival in Palos Verdes took off at the historic Roessler Point in Lower Malaga Cove. The sold-out event attracted hundreds of guests and proceeds went to benefit all 17 schools of the Palos Verdes Peninsula through the Peninsula Education Foundation. There was live music throughout the day, and the professional headlining band, The Trip, played with high energy cover songs that took guests through a musical filled journey of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. A student rock band, Ruby and the Thorns were also a dominant presence and there were dance performances from both PV High School and Peninsula High School. Gourmet food from over 30 vendors were available including from The Depot serving up their delicately cooked white fish which is always a crowd favorite, Locale90, Dragonfly Thai and Avenue Italy. Guests were provided with a custom reusable plastic cup for unlimited tastings of craft beers, premium wines and fun cocktails. There were shops available selling candles, jewelry and the latest clothing trends by Lunada Bay’s Annie’s Boutique. It was a luxe day filling all the senses only minutes from home. 

Photos by Stephanie Cartozian


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