Peninsula People

 Randy Angel

A striking success

A striking success

After a disappointing junior season, Steffi Best has enjoyed a record-setting season for Palos Verdes High School’s softball program   By Randy Angel Standing in the middle of the circle on the infield of Mira Costa’s softball field, Palos Verdes pitcher Steffi Best knew all eyes were on her. It had only been three games […]

 Judy Rae

Palos Verdes Art Center Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Palos Verdes Art Center Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Trustees, staff and Volunteers of Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education celebrating the center’s 85th anniversary

 Judy Rae

Rotary South Bay Beer and Wine Festival

Rotary South Bay Beer and Wine Festival

3rd Annual South Bay Beer and Wine Festival at Ernie Howlett Park.

 Esther Kang

Newly appointed Marymount president Dr. Lucas Lamadrid believes education is enhanced by a multinational student body

Newly appointed Marymount president Dr. Lucas Lamadrid believes education is enhanced by a multinational student body

by Esther Kang Just a few weeks into his presidency at Marymount California University, Dr. Lucas Lamadrid found himself in a dunk tank, at the urging of his neighbors. He’s living among university students in the school’s residence halls in San Pedro until his family joins him from North Carolina. “Then on Saturday I went […]

 Randy Angel

Palos Verdes’ Jacquelyn Smith helps team set the fastest time in the nation in the 4×800 rela

Palos Verdes’ Jacquelyn Smith helps team set the fastest time in the nation in the 4×800 rela

by Randy Angel Growing up in Palos Verdes Estates, Jacquelyn Smith came to appreciate the some of the most spectacular cliffs, beaches and seascapes that Southern California has to offer. She also took advantage of the hills on the Peninsula to become one of the top distance runners in the state. Last fall, Smith led […]

 Special Contributor

Defense minded investing

Defense minded investing

Invest with a similar mindset to that of a strong amateur tennis player -– defensively by Stuart Chaussee Defensive-minded investing is an approach that focuses on risk first. Return is secondary. If are simply an offensive-minded investor looking to hit home runs, it’s possible that in certain market conditions your portfolio may not survive. If […]

 Special Contributor

Peninsula Palladian: Rancho Palos Verdes’ LaBarba Residence hearkens back to Renaissance architecture

Peninsula Palladian: Rancho Palos Verdes’ LaBarba Residence hearkens back to Renaissance architecture

by Stephanie Cartozian A 1940s cinderblock style beach house stood for nearly a half century on Rancho Palos Verdes’ Lunada Pointe. The property occupied one of the 16,000 acres formerly owned by the community’s founders, the Vanderlip family, and its last use was as the familial home of the esteemed Ernest V. and Marguerite Berry. […]

 Judy Rae

Chamber Orchestra of South Bay -After Concert Reception

Chamber Orchestra of South Bay -After Concert Reception

The Chamber Orchestra of South Bay held their final concert of the 2015-16 concert season on April 9 at the Palos Verdes Performing Art Center.

 Judy Rae

Nature’s building blocks at the South Coast Botanic Garden

Nature’s building blocks at the South Coast Botanic Garden

“The Nature Connects Exhibit” at the South Coast Botanic Garden through May 8

 Judy Rae

Girl Day – Supported by Raytheon

Girl Day – Supported by Raytheon

Girl Day Is a national initiative from DiscoverE. Raytheon is a supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

 Judy Rae

Palos Verdes Ballet

Palos Verdes Ballet

Palos Verdes Ballet proudly presented the 36th anniversary spring production of “Les Ballets Classiques.”

 Judy Rae

Marymount University’s – Inaugural Event

Marymount University’s – Inaugural Event

Marymount California University announced the appointment of Lucas Lamadrid, Ph.D.

 Judy Rae

Panhellenic Alumnae South Bay Association – Scholarship Luncheon

Panhellenic Alumnae South Bay Association – Scholarship Luncheon

Panhellenic Alumnae South Bay Association (PASBA) held its 49th annual Scholarship Luncheon

 Judy Rae

Cornerstone School – Monte Carlo Night

Cornerstone School – Monte Carlo Night

Cornerstone Booster Club hosted its 19th annual Monte Carlo Night

 Judy Rae

Peninsula High School – Black and Gold Affair

Peninsula High School – Black and Gold Affair

Peninsula High School Athletic Booster Club hosted its 25th annual “Black & Gold Affaire”