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Master clockmaker Michel Madawar recalls his journey from Lebanon to Palos Verdes

An interview with Michel Medawar, conducted by his son Roy My life and time have been immeasurably bound together. With each tick of the clock, I sense the guidance of God, moment by moment. My journey to Palos Verdes is a measure of the ticks and tocks of the timepiece of my life. In 1976, […]

 David Rosenfeld

Pink Slips – New layoffs to affect Special Ed

Members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula school board faced the unenviable task last week of issuing layoff notices to 28 part-time employees, bringing to nearly 75 the total number of pink slips they issued to mostly part-time assistants and other aids going into next school year. The 28 behavioral interventionists given notice last week in […]

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PV About Town

RPV Wants You! The city of Rancho Palos Verdes has put out the call for candidates in upcoming city council elections on Nov. 5. Both councilmen Bryan Campbell and Anthony Misetich, who are completing terms, have said they will seek re-election. The nomination period extends from July 15 to Aug 9 unless either of the […]

 David Rosenfeld

Rolling Hills Estates agrees to mall office space

The City of Rolling Hills Estates reached agreement last month with the Promenade on the Peninsula mall for a 20-year agreement to lease up to 50,000 square feet of retail space to medical office and educational uses. The agreement requires mall owner Stoltz Management Company to pay the city $1 per square foot for office […]

 Chelsea Schreiber

Parties with purpose have helped PV Associates support the arts

Thirty-five years ago Ruth Wegener and a group of girlfriends who enjoyed working together wanted to start a group to raise money for the arts. “At first it was just a group of people, we had some fellows in the beginning too,” Wegener said. “We were having so much fun and the word was getting […]

 David Rosenfeld

Women led RPV founding 40 years ago

This Fourth of July, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes not only celebrates the birth of a nation, but the birth of a city. Forty years ago, a group of tenacious women led efforts to incorporate one of LA County’s last untouched coastlines and form what is today RPV. It didn’t come easy, recalled Betty […]

 Ed Pilolla

After 52 years, Miss Romey steps down – Longtime director of Town & Country Nursery School retires

After 52 years, Miss Romey steps down – Longtime director of Town & Country Nursery School retires

Town & Country Nursery School was founded in 1958, the year Romey Mumby’s first child was born. Jeff was 7-months-old when he received a medication for a virus that caused his brain to swell, leaving him mentally challenged. Nursery schools rejected the boy when he was 3 and not speaking, but not Town & Country. […]

 Mary Jane Schoenheider

LA Phil Peninsula Committee Tea [PHOTOS]

[scrollGallery id = 478] Patrons, Sustainers and Inactive members were invited to a lovely September afternoon tea at the Miraleste home of Donna Broderick. Many of the guests were active in the committee from before and during the first Music Fair fundraisers supporting the LA Philharmonic. This year’s Music Fair II takes place Sunday October […]

 Mary Jane Schoenheider

Peninsula PVAC’s Celebrate Chefs [PHOTOS]

[scrollGallery id = 476] The Associates, a support group for the Palos Verdes Art Center, held their very popular Celebrate Chefs & Cellars event in late July at an elegant ocean view residence in Palos Verdes Estates. The 2012 Celebrate Chefs and Cellars, an epicurean journey to benefit the Palos Verdes Art Center, featured a […]

 Mary Jane Schoenheider

Palos Verdes AAUW honor Rowie Wolf [PHOTOS]

[scrollGallery id = 475] The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Palos Verdes Branch recently honored Rowie Wolf with its 2012 Status of Women Award. Every year, the Palos Verdes Branch recognizes the significant contributions of one community woman. Rowie’s outstanding and dedicated service to AAUW and to the community includes Membership Treasurer, Vice-President for […]

 Mary Jane Schoenheider

Toberman Auxiliary summer get together in Palos Verdes [PHOTOS]

[scrollGallery id = 477] Members of the Toberman Auxiliary gathered last month in the Peninsula garden of Diana and Ray Martin for a fun afternoon of western burgers and dogs, some country music and line dancing. Their annual Parade of Christmas Trees Luncheon, boutique and fashion show is set for November 2 at the Torrance […]

 David Rosenfeld

The Falconers of Terranea [PHOTOS]

The Falconers of Terranea [PHOTOS]

What began as a bird abatement program turned into an attraction From a guestroom balcony at Terranea Resort, a young family gets an up-close look at one of nature’s most spectacular flyers. A Peregrine Falcon skirts the tops of palm fronds that surround the resort’s swimming pool and comes to rest on a nearby railing. […]

 Betty Lukas

Peninsula pioneer puts his stamp on first-class bash

Peninsula pioneer puts his stamp on first-class bash

Long-time Peninsula real estate entrepreneur Ray Burns hosted a big birthday party for 38 of his closest friends and more than 150 other guests on June 15 in the patio of a special structure he owns on a leafy little side street in Malaga Cove Plaza. “We’re celebrating the 50th year of existence of the […]

 Robin Roth

Tennis pro: Everard Groenewald’s journey from Cape Town

Tennis pro: Everard Groenewald’s journey from Cape Town

Teaching now takes center court for South African native and international tennis champion Everard Groenewald “It’s just another day in paradise,” according to Everard Groenewald, tennis pro and Rolling Hills resident. Chances are you’ve spotted the former international tennis champion at local clubs and courts around town. Sporting an award winning smile—and style—Groenewald is hard […]

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Peninsula Native shines as Juliet

Peninsula Native shines as Juliet

Barbara Jean Urich returns for third season with Shakespeare by the Sea

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