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Peninsula Homes: Jane Austen Lives Here

Peninsula Homes:  Jane Austen Lives Here

The rare Regency style Peninsula home was inspired by its owners’ backgrounds and travels   Photos by Kim Pritchard and Rob Massi by Stephanie Cartozian The late Rita Rogers, M.D. met her future husband G. Allen Rogers, M.D. at Albany Medical School in the late 1950s, while finishing her psychiatric residency. Rita was born in […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – An Affair to Remember Special Children’s League

Spotlight on the Hill – An Affair to Remember Special Children’s League

The 20th year of the Special Children’s League benefit luncheon took off at the Palos Verdes Golf Club

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Peninsula Pirates Friends of the Library

Spotlight on the Hill – Peninsula Pirates Friends of the Library

Peninsula Friends of the Library summoned pirate clad guests to the beautiful ocean cliff home of the Jacqueline Glass Family.

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Festival of Fashion Torrance Memorial

Spotlight on the Hill – Festival of Fashion Torrance Memorial

High style fashions were on display at Torrance Memorial Foundation’s annual Festival of Fashions.

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Peninsula Seniors Annual Fall Fashion Show

Spotlight on the Hill – Peninsula Seniors Annual Fall Fashion Show

The Ninth Annual Fall Fashion Show fundraiser and luncheon took off at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Torrance

 David Mendez

Growing the future: Peter Olpe wants to make the South Coast Botanic Garden the standard for botanical gardens worldwide

Growing the future: Peter Olpe wants to make the South Coast Botanic Garden the standard for botanical gardens worldwide

Peter Olpe wants to make the South Coast Botanic Garden the standard for botanical gardens worldwide

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – League of Women Voters

Spotlight on the Hill – League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Palos Verdes Peninsula along with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce recently honored elected officials

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – McCaw art exhibition

Spotlight on the Hill – McCaw art exhibition

The McCaw father and sons holiday exhibition

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – LA BioMed Celebrates

Spotlight on the Hill – LA BioMed Celebrates

LA BioMed honored three of their outstanding physician-researchers before a distinguished crowd

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Doctors and Donors Celebrate

Spotlight on the Hill – Doctors and Donors Celebrate

Physicians and donors celebrated the opening of Torrance Memorial’s newly renovated Mother and Baby Postpartum Unit

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Torrance Memorial Foundation

Spotlight on the Hill – Torrance Memorial Foundation

The Torrance Memorial foundation raised $1.5 million

 Randy Angel

Tradition runs deep: Palos Verdes’ girls cross country team won CIF-Southern Section and State Division 3 championships with a blend of unique personalities and running styles

Tradition runs deep: Palos Verdes’ girls cross country team won CIF-Southern Section and State Division 3 championships with a blend of unique personalities and running styles

by Randy Angel When workouts began in the summer, the girls on Palos Verdes’ cross country team knew they had an opportunity to do something special, but it would takes lots of hard work. The season began in August with an annual trip to Mammoth Lakes, where the cross country teams from Palos Verdes and […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Asia America Symphony Guild

Spotlight on the Hill – Asia America Symphony Guild

The Asia America Symphony Guild held its annual holiday benefit

 Eddie Solt

Strike mission to Puerto: Big wave surfer Scotty Bredesen credits Joe Bark with ‘having my back’

Strike mission to Puerto: Big wave surfer Scotty Bredesen credits Joe Bark with ‘having my back’

by Ed Solt Scotty Bredesen has the waterman lifestyle on lockdown. He puts in the hours wearing the red trunks of an LA County Lifeguard all summer long to save up for his big wave exploits. This season, his yearly winter trip was to Puerto Escondido, Mexico’s premier big wave break. “It was a very […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Harvest Festival and Octoberfest

Spotlight on the Hill – Harvest Festival and Octoberfest

Hundreds of families came out for the annual harvest festival at the Lunada Bay Plaza

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