Photo by DavidFairchildStudio.com
Volume XX, Issue 7
P A L O S V E R D E S P E N I N S U L A M O N T H L Y
ON THE COVER
Photo by David Fairchild
Wayne and Jan Jay Judah, owners
of Admiral Risty’s
Wayne and Jan Judah
by Robb Fulcher
As The Admiral Risty celebrates its 50th year owners Wayne
and Jan Jay Judah shared their up-by-the-bootstrap stories.
David Fairchild ‘s photography is frequently seen in Peninsula People
and Beach magazines.
Richard Foss is the Dining Editor for Easy Reader publications.
Robb Fulcher is a journalist, stand up comedian and author of
the children’s book, The Snake Who Would Not Bend.
Esther Kang is a freelance writer and musician.
Ed Solt is LA’s definitive surf beat writer.
Bondo Wyszpolski is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Easy
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Kyra Belle Johnson
by Bondo Wyszpolski
In the blink of an eye, Kyra Belle Johnson went from high
school to starring in the national tour of “Mamma Mia!”
by Esther Kang
Palos Verdes Chamber Volunteer of the Year
by Ed Solt
Former Peninsula High surfing all-star finds himself riding
very big waves.
8 TMMC Holiday Fashion Show
10 TMMC Holiday Gala
12 Malaga Cove Homeowners
14 Encore Circle
22 NCL Operation Homefront
26 PVP Realtors holiday party
62 PTN Halloween bash
38 Restaurant review: Corazon Mexican Kitchen
40 Health Care Providers Guide
52 Around & About
64 Service Directory
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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L
Parade of Sophisticated
sold out high fashion runway show
kicked off festivities at Torrance
Memorial’s week-long 32nd annual Holiday
Festival. The show featured creations
by designer Mi Long Lee of the women’s
luxury line “Emmelle.” The week of family
activities is supported by hundreds of community
volunteers who work throughout
the year to make the event a success. Festivities
included a Friday night Dinner
Gala, which features a silent and live auction
under the Holiday Festival tent.
1. Karly Rigg, Kim
Rigg, Ruth Daniels,
8. Christine Gaudenti,
Laura Schenasi and
2. Terry Hohm,
Phyllis Spierer, Peggy
3. Song Klein, Lori
Baldwin, Tracy Livian.
4. Lily Tan, Cathie
Siegel, Debbie Uba.
5. Courtney Zimmerman
and Ann Zimmerman.
6. David Buxton and
9. Jennifer Morgan,
Allison Mayer, Ellen
Smith, Kim Brothers
and Randy Dauchot.
10. Kelli Piken,
Nadine Bobit, Linda
Perry and Nina Tarnay.
11. Nina Turpanjian,
and Lori Muncherian.
12. Judith Gassner,
Patricia Sacks, MD
7. Sigrid Allman and
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