Peninsula People

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay Annual Walk the Walk

Spotlight on the Hill – Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay  Annual Walk the Walk

The Assistance League® of San Pedro-South Bay held their 2nd annual Walk the Walk

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – AAUW-PVP Recognition Luncheon

Spotlight on the Hill – AAUW-PVP  Recognition Luncheon

The AAUW Palos Verdes Peninsula Branch Recognition Luncheon was held recently to honor members

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Las Ninas de Las Madrecitas Annual Fashion Show

Spotlight on the Hill – Las Ninas de Las Madrecitas Annual Fashion Show

Las Madrecitas, an auxiliary of the Charitable Children’s Guild of the Orthopædic Institute for Children

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – 51st Annual Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay

The 51st Annual Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay Assisteens Recognition Ball for the Class of 2016

 Special Contributor

Hacienda on high: Casa Felecia is one of the Peninsula’s enduring architectural treasures

Hacienda on high:   Casa Felecia is one of the Peninsula’s enduring architectural treasures

by Stephanie Cartozian Casa Felecia is steeped in Palos Verdes tradition and romanticism. In 1925, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., son of the preeminent landscape architect in American history and himself a key figure in conservation history, selected this exquisite bluff lot to be the site of his future home on the Peninsula. Still in its […]

 David Mendez

Cooley’s law: Once elected, Steve Cooley kept politics out of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

Cooley’s law:  Once elected, Steve Cooley kept politics out of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

by David Mendez Years ago, a meeting of the Redondo Beach Harbor Commission was veering off the rails when then-Assistant City Attorney Brian Hickey issued a warning to the commissioners: If they kept on their current path, they’d soon be in violation of the Brown Act. City Attorney Michael Webb, who was waiting in the […]

 Judy Rae

LA BioMed – Nissen, Mihlsten receive Spirit of Excellence Awards

LA BioMed – Nissen, Mihlsten receive Spirit of Excellence Awards

Over 500 people attended the Spirit of Excellence Awards, honoring the outstanding work of its scientists in the growing field of personalized medicine.

 Judy Rae

Rolling Hills Country Day – School Fundraiser

Rolling Hills Country Day – School Fundraiser

Rolling Hills Country Day School’s annual fundraiser. The evening was hosted by Lisa and Nick Hawkins at their Rolling Hills Estate home on May 15.

 Judy Rae

Peninsula Education – Main Event takes Guests for a ride

Peninsula Education – Main Event takes Guests for a ride

The auction and raffle highlights at the Peninsula Education Foundation Main Event

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Grand Salon benefits Los Angeles Philharmonic

Spotlight on the Hill – Grand Salon benefits Los Angeles Philharmonic

The Grand Salon spring fundraising event was a lush affair, hosted by Carolyn and Julian Elliott at their Palos Verdes oceanfront estate overlooking Lunada Bay.

 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 […]