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Volume XX, Issue 9 March 2016
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Volume XX, Issue 9
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
PVAC Home tour
photo by David Fairchild
June and Derek Treherne prepare to
welcome Palos Verdes Home Tour
guests to their garden of succulents and
Mid-century Modern Palos Verdes
by Bondo Wyszpolski
PV Art Center director Joe Baker presents an exhibit of
Mid-Century Modern’s influence in Palos Verdes.
David Fairchild ’s photography is frequently seen in Peninsula
People and Beach magazines.
Richard Foss is a restaurant critic and author of “Rum: A Global History”
and “Food In The Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food
and Drink in the Skies.”
Roger F. Repohl is a widely published freelance writer and English
Paul Teetor is a regular contributor, focusing on sports.
Bondo Wyszpolski is the arts and entertainment editor at Easy
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Roger F. Repohl
“Unexpected revealed” is the title of this year’s Palos Verdes
Homes Tour, featuring four homes, all designed by their
by Richard Foss
Rebel Coast Winery’s Peninsula owners are bringing a
millennial’s attitude to the traditionally staid wine industry.
by Paul Teetor
Pedro Alipio recalls his journey from ball boy in Brazil to
head pro at the Palos Verdes Tennis Club.
Think Prime time for steak
by Richard Foss
Think Prime evokes memories of its Tasman Sea past, but
with a well executed, contemporary menu.
14 The Circle Valentine Tea
18 Las Niñas de Las Madrecitas
22 Peninsula High Walk for Life
26 Providence LCM honors Rosalind F. Halikis
30 PV High Project Runway
46 Around & About
48 Community Calendar
60 Home and Garden
64 Service Directory
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Palos Verdes Art Center
Circle Valentine Tea
Ann Buxton opened her home to 60 members of The Circle, a major
support group of the Palos Verdes Art Center. This was a traditional
English Valentine Tea. Jo Margolf and Sara Balough asked members to
bring their sweets and savories. Among the sweets were scones with clotted
cream, raspberry jam and homemade lemon curd, chocolate pecan
bars, macarons and chocolate truffles. On the savory side there were
dainty tea sandwiches and pinwheels. Free-flowing champagne and Darjeeling
tea were the beverages du jour.
1. Homeowner Ann Buxton flanked by
co-chairs Sara Balough, left, and Jo
2. Evelyn Kita, Donna Duperon and
3. "Champagne Baristas" Pat Brown
and Cheryl Hellberg.
4. Current President Debra Attridge
and incoming President Gail Johnson.
PHOTOS BY PAT BROWN
5. Lee Jester and his mother, Lois.
6. Well-known ceramicist Pat Hinz.
7. Laura Lamping and Susan Ritter.
8. Harpist Ezra Pena.
9. Dottie Keye pouring Darjeeling tea.
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The Las Niñas honorees are Front row: Shanaya Pudumjee, Alexandra Hill, Isabella Sanders, Jordan Munsell, Paige Pennington; Middle: Olivia Bastasch, Annika
Aguirre; Curved row: Hadeel Saab, Sophia Khoury, Rachel Mills, Madison McAuley, Mariah Watts, Dominique Augello, Jade Lactaoen, Jessica White, Makena Agilpay;
Back row: Bailey Lekavich, Julia Hitzel, Claire Mihm, Brooke Littman, Nicole Shearin, Alissa Messenger.
LAS NIÑAS DE LAS MADRECITAS
2016 SENIOR CLASS HONORED AT EVERGREEN BALL
Las Madrecitas, an auxiliary of the Charitable Children’s Guild of the
Orthopædic Institute for Children (OIC), held its 50th annual Evergreen
Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday,
January 2, 2016. The event recognized the Las Niñas 2016 senior
class for their exemplary volunteer service to OIC and their community.
Each of the 22 members of the Las Niñas senior class contributed between
320-650 hours of volunteer service throughout their high school
At the event, Dr. Anthony Scaduto, OIC’s president and chief executive
officer, awarded each Las Niñas honoree with a special white gold medallion
as recognition for service to OIC during high school. Since it was
founded, Las Niñas has donated more than 71,000 hours of service to
OIC. In addition, through its annual fundraising activities, Las Niñas
has donated more than $585,100 to the Children’s Brace Fund at OIC.
The Evergreen Ball planning committee was led by co-chairs Donna Bastasch
and Katie Cromer. Dozens of Las Madrecitas members also donated
their time to planning the event.
Las Niñas and Las Madrecitas raise money from multiple fundraising
initiatives throughout the year, including the annual fall fundraiser, holiday
luncheon, raffle ticket sales, Sees candy sales, and annual fashion
show boutique sales. Las Niñas members donate their time throughout
the local community and have the unique opportunity to volunteer at
OIC where they can gain experience working with orthopedic patients
and health care professionals.
Las Ninas and Las Madrecitas membership is open to mothers and
daughters interested in the aims and purposes of the organization. This
spring, Las Madrecitas will host its annual Fashion Show on Saturday,
April 23, 2016 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. With the
theme, “Un Jour Aux Champs Elysees - Paris Fashion Week,” the event
will feature the Las Niñas 2016 senior class in the latest fashions and
will raise funds for OIC through its fashion show boutique sales. For
more information about membership, contact Becca Davis at email@example.com.
Informational meetings will be held on March 15
and March 24.
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The Spirited Style of Mid-Century Modern
by Bondo Wyszpolski
IThrough architectural concepts and home decor, PV Art Center’s Joe Baker evokes memories of the
Peninsula in the 1950s and 1960s
n Palos Verdes, an entire show has been built around one simple statement:
“There are beautiful examples here in our community of mid-
“It was a radical departure in terms of outdoor pottery,” Baker says.
white in color.
“It was considered bold; it was unique, it was geometric, it was very
“Palos Verdes Modern: Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Paul R. different from what was being found in garden vessels at that time.
Williams, and A. Quincy Jones” opened in January at the Palos Verdes The pure forms — the cone, the cylinder — are just exquisitely expressed.
And it’s as pure and as good today as it was then.” He pauses.
Art Center, and it has just been joined by “Crafted: Rugs from the Ahmadi
collection and Architectural Pottery.”
“That’s the thing about good design, it’s timeless.”
Regarding the works and documents now on view, Art Center director
and chief curator Joe Baker continues: “They were developed consive”)
Walker Gallery, the walls a deep forest green which nicely sets
Adjoining the Main Gallery is the smaller (and, I want to say, “recluceptually
at the same time. My goal is to celebrate Southern California off David Cressey’s ornamental, earth-toned pots for Architectural Pottery.
Cressey (1916-2013) came to the company in 1961 and remained
mid-century design and architecture in this exhibition.”
As we step into the Main Gallery, there is a cantilevered island, a with it for many years. The business itself shut its doors in 1985.
large plywood square upon which numerous ceramic vessels have been Baker replies to a comment about the visual contrast between the
The vast majority of these works, on loan from a private collector, “I think there’s hopefully a conversation that goes on. This (the
were created by Manhattan Beach-based Architectural Pottery, a company
founded in 1950 by Max and Rita Lawrence, with designers La We step back into the well-lit Main Gallery. “And then you walk into
Walker) room feels almost religious to me, very quiet, serene.”
Gordo Tackett, John Folis, and Rex Goode, and later joined by David a different kind of space,” he says.
Cressey, their first artist-in-residence (the stunning display is augmented
by two or three reproductions from San Diego-based Vessel from Amadi Carpets, based in West Hollywood but also in Kabul,
However, the walls of both galleries are hung with tapestry-like rugs
Afghanistan. Apparently it’s run by ten brothers (which makes it sound
The work is austere, minimalistic, and mostly white or gently off-
like an Arabian Nights fairy tale), and rare works from their holdings
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Installation photos of “Crafted”
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adorn the two rooms.
The specific rugs were chosen by Zubair Ahmadi (the family name
seems to contain an “h” whereas the name of the company does not),
and they truly have global origins — Moroccan, Persian Sultanabad, Indian
Agras, Mogul and Ottoman as well as Native American.
The Navaho rug on view, Baker says, dates from the early 1900s, and
is unique for its size. “It would not be unusual,” he adds, “to find Navaho
weaving on the floor in a mid-century house.”
Pointing to yet another impressive piece, he informs us that “It’s Chinese
or Mongolian, one of seven panels — and the Ahmadi brothers have
“So, within the iconic mid-century residence one would frequently find
and experience these pots, as well as similar rugs.”
The florescence of the Art Center itself, Baker says, is related to the
development and growth and influence of mid-century design, and this
takes us up the stairs and to “Palos Verdes Modern,” which reveals that
several notable architects created work, home as well as public institutions,
that grace the Peninsula. This writer was not aware, for example,
that Richard Neutra, with Robert Evans Alexander, designed the Palos
Verdes High School campus.
“I want to comment about the Beckstrand House,” Baker says, which
was designed and built between 1937 and 1940, “because it’s one of the
earliest example of Richard Neutra’s residential architecture. It’s also
very much related to our history at the Palos Verdes Art Center because
the Beckstrands were great supporters and patrons of the Art Center during
the same period of time.”
He points to blueprints and designs on display.
“This is really an interesting story about the architectural committee’s
requirement of a red tile, pitched roof on all residences in Palos Verdes
Estates and the architect’s solution to that requirement — which is really
a parapet that hides that pitched room and maintains the integrity of his
aesthetic within this community’s guidelines.”
“Palos Verdes Modern,” which was curated by Baker along with Gail
Phinney, was given valuable assistance from the Palos Verdes Library
District, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, and the Palos
Verdes Homes Association, in addition to individual homeowners. It is a
concise, thoughtful exhibit.
There is an Antiques Rug Show and Sale on Sunday, April 3, from 2 to
4 p.m. The Ahmadi Brothers, although probably not all ten, will be on
hand to identify — although not to appraise — mid-century and antique
rugs, so pile them into the back of the station wagon: It’s an opportunity
to find out what you’ve been walking over all these years.
Palos Verdes Modern: Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Paul R.
Williams and A. Quincy Jones remains on view through May 29. Crafted:
Rugs from the Amadi Collection and Architectural Pottery is up through
April 24. The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5540 Crestridge Road,
Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 541-2479 or go to pvartcenter.org. PEN
Joe Baker of the Palos Verdes Art Center.
Photo by Bondo Wyszpolski
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PV Peninsula High “Walk for Life”
Benefits Cancer Patients
Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSCRB) was one of
two beneficiaries of the 14th Annual “Walk for Life” to support
cancer patients on Wednesday, February 24, at Palos Verdes Peninsula
High School. More than 1,300 students, faculty, and members
of the community took part in the walk, which raised $48,000. The
proceeds were divided between CSCRB and Duarte based City of
Hope. Peninsula High principal Mitzi Cress congratulated participants
for their efforts in the pre-walk ceremony led by Peninsula
High Activities Director Season Pollock. Appearances were also
made by Palos Verdes Unified School District superintendent Don
Austin and assistant superintendent Joanne Culverhouse.
Students took part in a moving floral tribute to remember those
in Peninsula High’s community whose lives were impacted by cancer.
Pollock then presented checks for $24,000 to City of Hope Development
Coordinator Hector Campos Jr. and CSCRB, Executive
Director Judith Opdahl and Development Director Paula Moore.
The funds received from this walk will benefit over 160 free programs
of support and education offered monthly at CSCRB for those
affected by cancer in the community,” said Opdahl. “It is very gratifying
to know that these students care so much to make a difference
in the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones.”
The ceremony concluded with dance students performing to
Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” culminating in explosions of purple
powder thrown in an outpour of “Panther Pride.” For more information
about CSC-RB call (310) 376-3550 or visit the website at cancersupportredondobeach.org
1. L/R Cancer Support Community-
Redondo Beach Executive Director/CEO,
Judith Opdahl, Operations
and Events Manager, Lori Moore,
Development Director, Paula
Moore, and Public Relations Director,
Theresa Plakos gratefully receive
a check for $24,000
representing half of the proceeds
raised by the 14th Annual “Walk for
Life” to support Cancer patients.
2. Peninsula High students erupt
with an explosion of purple powder
after raising a total of $48, 000 for
the “Walk for Life.” Proceeds were
split between Cancer Support Community
Redondo Beach and the City
3. Walk for Life “Ambassadors”
gather purple/black roses for the
floral tribute. These students were
responsible for organizing sponsors
& donors—raising more than
4. Peninsula High dance students
perform “Fight Song” at the prewalk
ceremony to commemorate
those who have fought the battle
5. Cancer Support Community
Redondo Beach Executive Director,
Judith Opdahl with Peninsula High
student, Zack Gold displaying
“Panther Pride” before the walk.
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Company of Mary
he Providence Little Company of
Mary Foundation honored Rosalind
F. Halikis on Feb. 9 with the
dedication of the Rosalind F. and
Michael N. Halikis Reception Room
in the Women & Children’s Health
Unit at Providence Little Company of
Mary Medical Center Torrance. Rosalind’s
one million dollar anchor gift
catalyzed the fundraising efforts for
the “Women & Children’s Health
Campaign: Nurture and Heal”. This
three year, $5 million capital campaign
will transform how women and
children’s healthcare is delivered in
the South Bay. Rosalind and her late
husband, Dr. Michael N. Halikis, embody
the spirit of Providence’s mission
to deliver compassionate and
quality care. Rosalind is a community
leader and visionary philanthropist
and Dr. Michael Halikis enjoyed a
long career as an OB/GYN at Providence
Little Company of Mary. Rosalind
said, “I get a lot of satisfaction
in giving back to the community. The
community has been good to us and
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back than Providence Little Company
of Mary.” Over 120 guests were in attendance
to honor Rosalind, including
her loving family and friends,
hospital leadership, clinicians, Community
Ministry Board members and
1. Rosalind Halikis & Mary Kingston,
CE South Bay Community.
2. Sean Armstrong, Board Chair,
Rosalind Halikis, Trustees Mark
Paullin & Tom Connaghan.
3. Rosalind Halikis with children:
Maureen Halikis, Dr. Nick Halikis, and
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George Michael, and Trianna
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9th Annual Project Runway Fashion Show
Palos Verdes High School's Project Runway Fashion Club held their 9th Annual Fashion
Show February 9th and 10th. Over 700 guests attended the Pretty in Pink themed 2 day
event. The fashion show included collections from several South Bay boutiques including
BLVD, LF, BKB, Marea, Korner Kloset, Urban Clothes Horse, Waverly, Cason Couture, ET
Surf, Roark, UNLC, and The Stylist L.A. Over 70 models participated from PVHS, Miraleste,
Ridegecrest, PVIS and Lunada Bay Elementary Schools. The fashion show raised $16,000 for
the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Greater Los Angeles which will grant wishes to those children
diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions. The club also collected letters written to
Santa in December in partner with the Macy's Believe Campaign and raised an additional
$1,700 for Make-A-Wish. This year’s club presidents are Julia Hitzel and Erin McCann. The
fashion show was choreographed by seniors Roxy Ghadimi and Gabby Morrow.
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2. From left Nicole
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4. From left Allie Durnell
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This year’s Peninsula Homes Tour visits four homes whose only
commonality is that each was designed by its female owner
by Roger Repohl
This year’s 30th Anniversary Peninsula Homes Tour, on Friday and Saturday,
April 8 and 9, features four very different homes, each designed by their female
The tour benefits the Palos Verdes Art Center, where tour guests are invited to stop
for lunch and to shop for art and collectibles before or after touring the homes. A
shuttle bus will take guests to the first home on the tour, a 2,000 square foot, loftstyle
townhome filled with heirloom furniture and an eclectic collection of street art.
The townhome exemplifies the theme of the tour,
“The Unexpected Revealed.”
“The art looks like it was picked up from SoHo in
New York and dropped in Palos Verdes,” said tour
chairperson Nancy Bond.
The owner, a self-described city woman, gutted the
original 1970s interior and added an underground boy
cave and a soaring meditation room. The husband
filled the home with street art from his Venice skating
days, including work by Shepard Fairey, Drew Roth
and Dez Einswell, a red Italian racing motorcycle and
a single plank, mango wood dining room table.
The tour’s 4,100 sq. ft. contemporary home overlooking
the Palos Verdes Country Club golf course was designed by
its female contractor to fit her active lifestyle. Glass doors
slide into the walls, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space.
The open kitchen, with its walnut cabinetry and white
Quartzite countertops and backsplash is testament to a cook
who knows exactly how every inch of a kitchen is used.
owner of the 2,500 sq. ft. Valmonte
cottage, built in 1947, remodeled the home
to make room for her two teenage sons. The
Spanish flavor was enhanced with Talavera
tiles, Mexican wrought iron and punched
tin lighting fixtures. French and Italian antiques
combine with plush couches and
window seats that invite one to spend an afternoon
with a good book and a cup of tea.
Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Palos Verdes Art Center. In addition to its free
gallery exhibitions, the Center offers studio art classes for all ages, school-based art education
programs and awards and scholarships for students and artists. Over the years,
The Circle has raised almost $1.5 million for the Center.
The Palos Verdes Homes Tour takes place Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, from 10
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P E N I N S U L A P E O P L E | B U S I N E S S
Rebel Coast Winery’s Doug Burkett. Photo courtesy of Rebel Coast Winery
Rebel Coast’s irreverent attitude is kicking butt in the traditionally staid wine industry
by Richard Foss
The Palos Verdes Peninsula isn’t generally
regarded as a haven for hard-partiers who
dress like Western outlaws. Nevertheless it
has become home for one trio of rebels who
found exactly the environment they needed.
“We moved to Palos Verdes because we were
getting into too much trouble when we lived in
Hermosa. There was a bar we liked just a few
blocks away from our home and when Chip and
I would come in the bartender would call, “Hey
cowboys, a shot of Jack and a Budweiser again?”
There were days when we’d say, well, 2 o’clock,
that’s close to 5, let’s go.”
“One day we looked at each other and said,
‘Hey, we’re going out too much.’ We needed to
focus and that wasn’t going to happen when
there were all these places to be social a few minutes
walk from where we lived. Palos Verdes is a
place where there was a great environment and
The speaker there was Doug Burkett, sales
manager for Rebel Coast Winery. The Chip referred
to is winemaker Chip Forsythe. Both men
usually dress in denim and Stetsons. Forsythe actually
is from Texas. Burkett picked up the look
while in college in San Luis Obispo, where the
two men met. As La Crescenta native Burkett explains
it, he wasn’t a particularly motivated student
and knew nothing about wine when an
accident of geography brought him into contact
with someone who did.
”I went to college because it was what you
did… I didn’t have a whole lot of direction, but
was studying rec and leisure management. Somewhere
in another world there’s a guy in the hospitality
or recreation business who is the me that
could have been. Anyway, Chip was the cattle
prod who helped me jump feet first and blindly
into the wine industry. He was my next door
neighbor who would hold these big parties with
all these wine barrels and lots of girls and when
I held a party with beer there was maybe half the
number of people, all guys. The girls liked wine
and I liked them so I started drinking it pretty
Forsythe was making wine on an amateur
basis, creating blends using grapes he obtained
from growers. (Or may have been stolen from
growers – at that point in his career he wasn’t
asking questions if the price was good.) He was a
talented blender with an instinct about how juice
would age and used those skills when he went
pro, and he enlisted Burkett as an ally. Burkett
had a certain, easygoing charisma along with the
sheer audacity that was needed for two college
students to create a company from nothing.
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“I knew how to market myself and whatever I
had in my hands and I could bring that enthusiasm
to other people. At the beginning the winemaking
wasn’t done in any businesslike manner.
He made it, bottled it, put a case in my hands and
I went out to sell it. I did that at parties and I literally
sold it on the street. I once handed some
out to people stuck in traffic in their cars.”
Beginning in 2009 Forsythe gained experience
with another winery, SLO Down Wines, where
he honed his skills making a wine called Sexual
Chocolate. Burkett joined him as a salesman after
a brief career as a bartender and professional mechanical
bull rider. In 2011, the pair left to start
Rebel Coast, and after a short time discovered
something important – a real company needs
somebody who pays attention to details. A friend
named Kate Seiberlich decided she was going to
take on the task and became an indispensable
third partner. The company got its name not because
of anything having to do with the Confederacy,
but as a combination film reference and
expression of the California dream.
“It’s not about the South, never has been. We
have ‘Rebel’ because we were thinking of James
Dean and ‘Rebel Without A Cause,’ the idea of
someone doing his own thing because his ideas
and instincts lead him to it. ‘Coast’ is because
when you think of the coast it’s about sunshine,
beaches… We came up with it when we were sitting
around tossing around ideas. The name
Rebel Coast sounded sexy and it just stuck.”
Their marketing was distinctive from the beginning.
Bottles of their Reckless Love red blend
were emblazoned with Forsyth’s handlebar
moustache. Rebel Coast’s promotional emails
sometimes include random free verse poetry, pictures
of extreme sports, real and imagined, and
scantily clad and copiously tattooed people of
both genders. Their whimsical branding went
viral, and Burkett reinforced it with his easygoing
style of sales calls.
“I am on the road two weeks of every month. I
fly out to Texas, Georgia, and Florida next week.
It goes a long way with our customers and distributors
when one of the owners comes out as a
rep. Sometimes people are shocked by the cowboy
hat and lack of a collared shirt and tie. They
can’t believe that wine can be this fun. The rep
they met before me was wearing a suit and had
a rolling backpack with bottles in it and an order
book and he’s all business and that’s all it’s going
to be. We bring the lifestyle to the wine.”
As the Rebel Coast partnership progressed the
lines of responsibility blurred, and management
evolved into a collective. All the partners and
their employees seem to be involved in every decision.
Burkett found it hard to explain the dynamic.
Asked how his personality affected the
collaboration, he hesitated some time and finally
volunteered, “I’ve been labeled as ‘The No Guy’.
Some ideas come up that are too goofy or out
there and somebody needs to be the voice of reason.
It’s surprising even to me that it’s me, but it
is something I do. I also bring some calm collectedness
to the group, not exactly the calm center
but less crazy.”
The trio lives in a rambling, multilevel house
that has a menagerie of vehicles parked out front.
The pair of vintage Volkswagen microbuses emblazoned
with the company’s logos have been
part of the company’s branding from the beginning.
A pile of skateboards was in the garage next
to several motorcycles, one of them a Russianmade
Ural with a sidecar that looks like a World
War 2 relic. As Burkett observed ruefully while
sitting on his new Harley-Davidson, “We’re pack
rats and we love toys. We get in trouble because
we all have a problem with impulse buys… We
have had to call our moms and apologize for
some of the things we’ve done and mine still
doesn’t know about this motorcycle.”
Rebel Coast has been shaking up the wine business
and is growing rapidly. Their wines are now
available in 31 states and two Canadian
provinces. It’s an astonishing success story given
their short history and casual attitude toward
business. Burkett said their irreverent attitude has
led people to underestimate them.
“Some people don’t take us seriously… they see
our social media and think we’re a bunch of
partiers who have fun with grapes. We are, but
we also work our asses off seven days a week.
We’re here to stay, and we’re going to kick the
crap out of this industry.”
Will their assault on the wine world still be
headquartered in Palos Verdes in five years? Burkett
was equivocal, pointing out that the distance
to the freeways complicates all their jobs.
“We’ve moved three different times in the
South Bay because we’re growing. Palos Verdes
has been a big step, but we may need more space.
We’ll see how long we can handle the long commute
to get off the hill, and we’ll see how long
Palos Verdes can handle us.” PEN
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P E N I N S U L A P E O P L E | S P O R T S
by Paul Teetor
hen Pedro Alipio was a small child in Santos, a port city in southern
Brazil, his father found work as a ball boy at the local tennis club.
“We had three brothers living in one room,” he recalled of his childhood.
“We weren’t starving, but we were fairly poor. Our family never had vacations
or anything like that.”
“My dad came from a family of 13 kids, so he had to take any work opportunity
he saw,” Alipio said. “He had never played tennis.”
Soon, Alipio’s father picked up an old wooden tennis racquet and started
hitting the ball on the club’s clay courts, imitating the way he saw the pros
demonstrate proper strokes.
“He got pretty good and started making a name for himself,” Alipio said.
“He never made it to the pro tour, but he started giving lessons at the club
to people like doctors and teachers and making a little money for his family.”
In short time, tennis became an Alipio family affair.
“Tennis opened all the doors for me,” Alipio said. “That’s why I’m here
today. I owe it all to tennis and the people who helped me get here.”
Alipio is the head pro at the prestigious, 400 member Palos Verdes Tennis
Club, a beautiful, 12-court facility in Palos Verdes Estates, adjacent to the
Rolling Hills Golf Club. It’s on city parkland, surrounded by groomed
grounds filled with blooming gardens and towering trees. The tennis facilities
includes a spacious clubhouse, a pro shop, state-of-the-art locker rooms
and five teaching pros.
More important than the physical setting and luxurious facility, however,
is the love and respect Alipio is accorded daily by club members.
“Everybody loves Pedro,” said JoAnne Sanger, a long-time student who
takes weekly lessons in a never-ending quest to improve her 3.5 USTA ranking.
“Pedro is an incredibly good man with a kind, gentle personality. He
Palos Verdes Tennis Club
head pro Pedro Alipio
Pedro Alipio took up tennis to escape poverty in Brazil. Today, he is the head pro at the Palos Verdes Tennis Club.
always has a smile on his face and it’s clear that he loves his job.”
The amenities at the Palos Verdes Tennis Club may differ, but the game
is the same as the one he learned as a child.
“My two brothers and I grew up at the club,” he said. “We would spend
all day every day chasing balls, helping out any way we could and even hitting
with people who needed someone to hit with.”
Alipio became a top Brazilian junior player.
“I started traveling to tournaments and that got me the connections to get
to Hampton University in Virginia,” he said.
He enrolled at Hampton on a full scholarship in 1984. Tennis coach Dr.
Robert Screen took him under his wing.
“Dr. Screen was like a second father to me,” he said.
After compiling a 28-0 singles record in his senior year, 1988, Alipio was
faced with a tough choice. Try to make it on the pro tour where only the
top 100 players make the big bucks while everyone else scratches just to
make travel and living expenses week to week, or earn a steady paycheck
by teaching tennis.
“I chose the safe route,” he said.
Dr. Screen introduced him to tennis pro Ken Porter, who was teaching in
Southern California. Alipio went west and stayed in Porter’s home for six
months while teaching at the West End Tennis Club in Torrance.
Not long after arriving, he received a sponsorship from racquet maker
Yonex, which continues to this day, along with sponsorship from Body One
But more importantly, that’s where Alipio met Robert Lansdorp, a SoCal
Tennis pros come in two basic categories: drill sergeants and guidance
42 Peninsula People • March 2016
The drill sergeants insist student do things their way and believe improvement
only comes through endless hard work, repetition and lots of
tough-love criticism. The guidance counselors suggest rather than demand,
feel their student’s frustration and glory in every incremental improvement,
no matter how small.
Lansdorp, who made his reputation by turning Peninsula kids Pete Sampras,
Tracy Austin and Lindsay Davenport into Grand Slam champions, is
the preeminent example of the drill sergeant. Alipio is a perfect example
of the guidance counselor. He’s thoughtful, soft-spoken, endlessly supportive
and so sensitive to his student’s struggles to learn that he taught himself
to play left-handed so he would have a better understanding of lefthanders’
Despite their differences in approach and temperament, Lansdorp recognized
Alipio as a talented instructor and helped him advance his career.
“I learned a lot from Robert about commitment to the sport, that teaching
kids is almost like parenting, and that you have to have discipline on the
court so the student will really respect the pro,” he said. “But it’s not my
personality to be the way he was, so I took what he taught me and used it
in my own way. I made it my own.”
That Lansdorp-lite approach was in evidence last week when club member
Peter Cody was taking a lesson from a teacher on Alipio’s staff. Alipio
happened to walk by the court just as the pro was urging Cody to splitstep
– to bend his knees and give a little hop when his opponent is striking
the ball, much like a baseball infielder does just after the pitch is delivered
– so he will be able to react quickly in either direction, depending on where
the ball is hit.
Alipio, who had taught Cody in the past and had also urged him to splitstep,
offered a sarcastic remark – “The next time Peter split-steps we’re
going to throw a party.” That brought chuckles from everyone within
earshot because of the gentle way it was delivered. Coming from Lansdorp,
it would have been perceived as a scornful put-down.
An even better example of Alipio’s natural laid-back approach is the way
he deals with Carol Flick’s bad habit of jumping when she hits the ball.
“I’m a jumper,” Flick, another 3.5 player striving to reach that coveted
4.0 level, admitted ruefully. “I know I shouldn’t but sometimes I still do
Alipio has explained that jumping at the same time you’re hitting the
ball makes for an unstable base and leads to erratic shots so often that he
no longer says anything to Flick when she does it.
“He just gives me a look, and we both know what it means,” she said
with a chuckle.
Flick, who recently joined the club’s board of directors, said she was surprised
to learn how much work Alipio does off the court in addition to his
daily teaching sessions.
“He runs a lot of social activities, he runs the leagues and even the club
tournaments,” she said. “Every summer he organizes a Brazilian barbeque
where these scantily clad Brazilian dancers come in and teach everybody
the samba. And they serve these famous Brazilian drinks that I can’t pronounce
but they sure are good.”
Alipio said the drink is called a Caipirinha and consists of rum, lime,
sugar and ice.
“People really seem to like them,” he said.
Five or six years into his teaching career, Alipio said, he had an insight
that has guided him ever since.
“It hit me that I wasn’t just teaching tennis, that I was making an impact
on people’s lives,” he said. “As the years went by, I remember thinking that
I taught this guy and now I’m teaching his kid and someday I will be teaching
his kid’s kid.”
He admits there are some students he would rather not teach.
“I hate teaching someone who I know is there because mom and dad
want them to be there,” he said. “But if you love the game and you really
want to learn, then I’m going to teach you a game that will last a lifetime.”
Alipio just turned 50 and with two grown sons he’s starting to think
about his legacy.
“I want people to remember me as a fun teacher and a guy who loved
what he does,” he said.
As far as his students are concerned, the verdict is already in: Game, set
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Pedro Alipio with student
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Brennen Bates Earns Eagle Scout
n The members of Boy Scout Troop #191 of Redondo Beach are proud to announce
that Brennen Bates has achieved the rank
of Eagle Scout. Bates is currently a senior at
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. He is a
member of the National Honor Society, Mu
Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and the California
Scholarship Federation. Bates has earned
3 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and enjoyed
many years participating in the Palos
Verdes Assembly. Bates is also an accomplished
musician, with 45 songs on iTunes. He is a vocalist
and also plays the bass guitar. Over the
past 2 years, he has performed in 75 concerts.
He is currently a member of the alternative rock
band, Weathers, who are working with
Warner/Chappell Music on a new album and
national tour. Bates has completed his Eagle project
which consists of three oversized equestrian
bulletin boards for Ernie Howlett Park, as well as
Dapplegray and Chandler parks in Rolling Hills Estates. The Eagle project included
designing, fundraising, assembling and installing the bulletin boards, while
overseeing and managing 70 volunteers over 4 days for a total of 413 hours.
Each of these parks has benefited from the bulletin boards, which provide a centralized
location for information for the various community members who utilize
these parks. Bates commented that he is, "Really proud to become an Eagle Scout
for the rest of my life and having the opportunity to continue to serve my community
and the various charities that I support for many years to come."
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CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
Compiled by Mary Jane Schoenheider
You can email your event to our address: email@example.com
All submissions must be sent by the 10th of each month prior to event taking place.
Saturday, April 2
South Coast Rose Society
Annual plant sale at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw
Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Members are invited to an early viewing
between 7 and 9 a.m. and the sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. The Society is offering a small selection of rare and unusual fragrant
roses along with popular ones. The Society’s famous rose cocktail will be
available for purchase. Roses love it! For more information, see them on Facebook.
Wisteria Regale –“Hollywood’s Golden Age”
Friends of Banning Museum annual fundraising event, the Wisteria Regale,
from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 2800
Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro. The theme of this festive evening is, “Hollywood’s
Golden Age”. Enjoy a silent auction, elegant sit down dinner, hosted
bar, live music provided by the Fabulous Esquires Big Band, dancing and the
Wisteria Scholarship presentation. You will also enjoy a special presentation
by professional dancers from Rusty’s Rhythm Club. Come dressed as your favorite
Hollywood star or in formal attire. Tickets are $150 and reservations
are required. Please call Friends of Banning Museum at 310- 548-2005 for
further information or to make a reservation.
Monday, April 4
The exhibition "Breaking the Boundaries", featuring gourd artists Stephen
Browning and Valentin Ruesga, painter Val Simon and watercolor artist Joyce
Welsh,opens at the Artists Studio Gallery in the Promenade on the Peninsula
on Monday, April 4 and continues until Sunday, May 15. There will be an
Opening Reception for the artists on Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. and
a Closing Reception on Sunday, May 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Artists Studio
Gallery is located in the Promenade on the Peninsula, across from the fountain,
at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. It is affiliated with the
Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, a non
profit community organization which has been serving the South Bay for over
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Wednesday, April 6
Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series
Popular anglophile Dr. C. W. (Chuck) Spurgeon, Professor Emeritus, Marymount
California University, will graciously be returning. We look forward to
his presentation titled "The Quest for Meaning in the History of an English
Country Church in Nature, Art, Literature, and Music." 10:30 AM, Hesse Park,
Friday, April 8
30th Anniversary Palos Verdes Homes Tour
This weekend the Circle presents its 30th Anniversary Homes Tour, The Unexpected
Revealed, featuring three diverse homes and a spectacular garden on
the Palos Verdes Peninsula. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The homes were selected
for aesthetics as well as efficient work spaces, innovative storage solutions
and use of unique finishes and materials. Hop on the map and self-drive
to two diverse homes and the garden stop. Shuttle from the Art Center to a
bonus loft-style town home. Complimentary valet parking is available at the
Art Center where you will also enjoy a STRIPES gourmet lunch, shop collectibles
and boutiques, have an opportunity to buy fine art and a chance to
win a door prize. General Admission $60, PVAC members $55. Tickets available
at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho
Palos Verdes. For further information call the Art Center at 310-541-2479.
Another Evening of Standup Comedy
Palos Verdes Performing Arts presents "Another Evening of Stand-Up Comedy”
with three top funny men. The Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion will be transformed
into an intimate comedy club with cabaret seating, no-host bar and cocktail
service, and featuring hilarious performances by Dick Hardwick, Steve Bruner
and Tony Russell. Tickets are $28. For more information or to purchase tickets
call the box office at 310- 544-0403 or go to www.palosverdesperformingarts.com.
The Norris Pavilion is located at 501 Indian Peak Road in Rolling
Musical, Big River
In its 60th year of musical and theatrical productions, MBCC Theater Board
announces the 2016 Spring musical, Big River. Twain's timeless classic sweeps
us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend
Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. MBCC Theater
is located at 303 S Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach. 8 p.m. performances will
be held: Friday April 8; Saturday April 9; Friday April 15; Saturday April 16;
Friday April 22; Saturday April 23. Sunday, 2 p.m. Matinee performances
will be held: Sunday April 10; Sunday April 17. General Seating Tickets Available
Online at: www.brownpapertickets.com
Saturday, April 9
Guided Nature Walk
By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Forrestal Reserve, 9 a.m. View
dramatic geological formations and spectacular wildflower blooms following
El Niño’s rains. This is a moderate to strenuous walk. Park along Forrestal Dr.
or park in lot at Ladera Linda Community Center. Meet near gate. 32201 Forrestal
Drive, RPV. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact
(310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/_events/Nature-
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, El Redondo
Chapter Monthly Meeting at 1 p.m. "Honoring our Heritage" at St. Francis
Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa at Palos Verdes Blvd. Palos Verdes Estates
Come learn more about Daughters of the American Revolution at their monthly
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Chamber Orchestra Features Award Winning Cellist
Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the resident classical orchestra of the
Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center concludes its 2015-16 season at the Norris
Theatre at 8 p.m. The featured soloist is Tchaikovsky International Competition
Gold Medalist, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. Under the direction of
Frances Steiner, the program will open with Prokofiev's Classical Symphony
and Mr. Hakhnazaryan will join the COSB in Tchaikovsky's Rocco Variations.
Following intermission Mr. Hakhnazaryan will return to perform Tchaikovsky's
Nocturne and will conclude with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A Major,
Op. 90 "Italian." Prior to the concert, there will be a Preview Talk by Stephen
Richards, starting at 7:15 p.m. Single tickets are $58 and will be available
through a waiting list at the Norris Theatre Box Office, 310- 544-0403, ext.
221. Further information on the COSB and its future concerts can be found
by visiting www.palosverdes.com/chamberorchestra.
Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale
For two days April 9-10 thousands of rare, unusual, and beautiful plants will
be for sale at very reasonable prices. The accompanying show displays will
be stunning and provide an opportunity to get tips and advice from experts.
Whether you are adding succulent color to your landscape or selecting a
sculptural beauty for a handmade pot, you will be dazzled by the variety and
choices. Attend the Show & Sale and tour the botanical garden while you are
there. South Coast Botanic Garden, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, 26300 Crenshaw
Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Entry included in paid admission to the
Garden: adults $9; seniors and students $6; child 5-12 $4; under 5 free. For
more information see www.southcoastcss.org or the garden at 310-544-6815.
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Sunday, April 10
Palos Verdes Library District presents Medicare 101: Understanding Your
Medicare Plan Options 1 p.m. Peninsula Center Library Community Room.
Do you have questions about Part A, B, C, D, enrollment windows, cost sharing
or “Extra Help”, the difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage
Plans and Supplement Plans? Join them for a presentation with Carol
Clement (CA License 0H80524) and have all of your questions answered.
Sponsored by Palos Verdes Library District, this informational seminar is free
and open to the public. This event is for educational purposes only. Medicare
has neither reviewed, nor endorses, this information.Questions? Please contact
Mary Cohen at email@example.com or 310-921-7519.
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"Its Like You’re There All Over Again"
Monday, April 11
Palos Verdes Gem and
Jason Badgley will present a program
on "California Agates" focusing
on the agates found in the local
Santa Monica Mountains. Community
Room of Palos Verdes Main Library,
701 Deep Valley Dr.,
RHE.Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m.
Program at 7 p.m. park on roof as
program goes past the closing hours
of the library. Everyone is welcome.
There is no charge to the public.
Please call 310-373-2696 for more
Adult Education Classes
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
School District-Adult Education,
Spring 2016 Session begins today.
Classes included are: Oil Painting,
Handmade Greeting Cards, One
Stroke Painting, Mosaic-Pique Assiette,
Beginning & Intermediate
Bridge, Mah Jong, Wine Tasting, Astronomy,
Learn To Speak English, Italian-All
Levels, Spanish-All Levels.
Exercise classes included are:
ZUMBA FITNESS, NIA, Pilates,
Mind, Body & Spirit workout, Gentle
Yoga, Yogilates, Yoga Stretch &
Meditation, Group Golf Lessons,
Computer classes include: Basics
Computer, Ipad Basics and Internet
Basics, Beginning & Intermediate
Computer, Beginning & Intermediate
Excel 2010, Power Point 2010,
Email Savvy, Plus much more. For
more information or to request a catalog
please call: (310) 541-7626
x289 or visit our website at www.pvpusd.net/adulted.
Most classes are
held at Rancho Del Mar High/Adult
Education Campus: 38 Crest Road
West. Rolling Hills.
Wed., April 13
Brian Weiss, South Bay native and
manager of the PV Farmers Market
for more than eleven years will
speak about the inner workings, history
and future of the Farmers Market.
The discussion will cover where
products are sourced, what products
are offered and some of the rules
and regulations that govern a market.
Brian is a fountain of food-related
information. 10:30 a.m. at
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Palos Verdes Woman’s Club
The Palos Verdes Woman's Club will meet at noon, at Trump National Golf
Club. The guest speaker will make it simple to understand the many options
of Medicare. Cost of the luncheon is $32. For reservations call Beverly Teresinski
The non-profit Jester & Pharley Phund’s April PhunNight will be part of laughs
a-plenty at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, 1018 Hermosa
Ave. Those joining the party will be helping children with cancer while enjoying
a night of comedy. Proceeds will provide copies of David Saltzman’s “The
Jester Has Lost His Jingle” to hospitalized children. Reservation deadline is
April 1. To make reservations, call The Jester & Pharley Phund at 310-544-
4733 to reserve your ticket.
Thursday, April 14
Guided Meditation and Labyrinth Walk
A labyrinth circular path is available for you to walk free on 5:30 to 7:15
p.m., at the Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 907 Knob Hill, 90277.
At 6 p.m., Dr. Kathi Wolfrum will give a 15 minute pre-walk guided relaxation
meditation with an emphasis on the chakra energy centers in your body before
you walk the labyrinth path. Meditation helps to develop the skill to manage
your thoughts to create the life you want. No shoes on the labyrinth canvas
with the twinkling lights – socks work. For more information: Vernetta Lieb 310-
750-6857; email@example.com or Jane Zumbro 310-782-9750; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 15
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
hit musical, will be presented by the Palos Verdes High School Drama
Department for eight performances April 15-24. The Biblical saga of Joseph
and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.
n which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging
cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to
bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely
and timeless. Performances are April 15-16 and 21-23 at 7 p.m. and April
17 and 23-24 at 2 p.m. in the MPR at Palos Verdes High School, 600 Cloyden
Road in Palos Verdes Estates. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and
$20 for premium tickets, which includes a light snack and beverage. Tickets
can be purchased at www.pvhsdrama.com or at the door if seats are still available.
For further information, visit the website, or call (310) 378-8471, ext.
Online auction benefits PEF
Main Event’s online auction, www.maineventauction.com, runs April 15- 25
and features over 400 items and services donated by generous local businesses.
For more information on the Peninsula Education Foundation or the
Main Event, call 310.378.2278, visit www.pvpef.org or email
Saturday, April 16
Palos Verdes Art Center Gala
The Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education cordially
invites the community to THE GALA, celebrating their 85th Anniversary.
Join them for a memorable evening of performance, food and wine. Cocktails
and Auction 6 – 7 p.m. Dining and Program 7 – 10 p.m., Dancing 10 p.m.
– midnight. Cocktail attire, black tie optional. Valet parking available. Proceeds
support PVAC education and exhibition programs. Tickets $250 per
person. For further information call the Palos Verdes Art Center at 310-541-
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ABBA-Fab –Tribute to Sweden’s Pop Giants
AbbaFab will send you back in time to the heyday of the celebrated Swedish
pop group to experience their classic hits performed live, in an electrifying
multimedia production at the Norris Theatre. The premier tribute band's infectious
energy, costumes and colorful staging perfectly recreate the look, feel
and sound of Abba -- who have sold more than 375 million records worldwide,
making them one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. AbbaFab
features the original group’s biggest hits like "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Take
a Chance on Me," "Waterloo," and "Mamma Mia" for an unforgettable
evening of entertainment that thoroughly captures the magic of a live Abba
concert. . Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $48-$58, with a $10 discount
for children ages 12 and under. For more information or to purchase
tickets call the box office at 310- 544-0403, ext. 221, or go to
www.palosverdesperformingarts.com. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570
Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.
Sunday, April 17
Palos Verdes Ballet
One day only, 36th Anniversary production of “Les Ballets Classiques” featuring
full length of “Paquita””, Act !!! wedding scene from “Sleeping Beauty”,
“La Esmeralda, “Giselle”, “Grand Waltz”, “Umbrella Dance” and variations
from “Youth American Grand Prix” danced by talented and promising young
dancers of Palos Verdes Ballet and many guest artists performed at the Norris
Theatre 1 and 5 pm.Norris Theatre; Adult tickets $25, child $25n sale at the
Norris Theatre Box Office, 310- 544-0403.
Wednesday, April 20
Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series
David Hart, Ph.D., Director of Memory Care and Clinical Services at Always
Best Care South Bay and faculty member at California State University, Fullerton
will offer another fresh, new and exciting installment of his Memory Boosters
workshops. Are you ready to make your brain sweat? This advanced
cognitive fitness regimen will encourage attendees to develop brain health
routines that stimulate neuroplasticity and strengthen memory and other cognitive
functions. Previous attendance not required. 10:30 a.m. at Hesse Park,
Rancho Palos Verdes.
Thursday, April 21
South Coast Rose Society
Will hold its April meeting at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden,
23600 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. The topic will be on creating
sustainable gardens using innovative water storage systems and other
ideas. For further information, please see them on Facebook.
Friday, April 22
Thoroughly Modern Millie
The jazz age is in full swing as flapper Millie Dillmount takes on the bright
lights of New York City. Don't miss Miraleste Intermediate School Booster
Club’s high-spirited musical romp, "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Directed by
Paula Dawson, musical direction by Blake Dylan Pilger, and choreography
by Liz Cantine. Performances run for two weekends only: Friday and Saturday
night at 7 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., through
May 2. $15 for reserved rows 1-8. $12 general admission for evening performances
and $10 general admission for matinees. To purchase tickets, call
310- 344-4501 or email email@example.com. Tickets are
also available at the door (cash or check only). Miraleste Intermediate School,
29323 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.
Fiddler on the Roof
Winner of nine Tony Awards, “Fiddler
on the Roof” is one of the most
illustrious and beloved stage and
film musicals of all time. Produced by
the Palos Verdes Performing Arts
Center, the musical will play at the
Norris Theatre for a limited engagement
through May 8 for 11 performances.
In this classic tale, set in a
poor Jewish village, Tevye attempts
to honor and maintain ancestral and
religious customs in his family, but
times are changing. When dangerous
forces threaten the village's way
of life, Tevye's faith and love for his
family give him strength to fight for
his home and the traditions of his
people. The heartwarming show features
such illustrious songs as "If I
Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker,
Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset" and
"To Life." The production features a
professional cast and live orchestra.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays
and April 30 and May 7. Ticket
prices range from $48-$58, with
$10 off for children ages 12 and
under. For more information or to
purchase tickets, call the box office
at 310- 544-0403 or go to
m. The Norris Theatre is located at
27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling
Freedom 4U Fundraiser
Releasing Youth into Purpose, a
fundraiser to benefit Freedom 4U
youth programs at Palos Verdes Golf
Club, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Honoring
Jacqueline Glass with the George
and Betty Allen Lifetime Achievement
Award. Evening includes music, live
and silent auction and dinner. Tickets
are $150 per person by April 9,
$175 after April 9. For more information
go to www.freedomcommunity.com.
Saturday, April 23
Earth Day Celebration
At White Point Nature Preserve, 9
a.m. – noon. Help beautify the native
plant garden plus activities for
the whole family. Sign up at
Backyard Birding with Bob
Shanman of Wild Birds Unlimited,
11 a.m.. Get tips for attracting birds
to your home garden. RSVP at
PointWorkshopRSVP.asp. Native Plant
Sale, noon – 2 p.m.. Every fourth Saturday.
Come early for best selection.
White Point Nature Education Center,
1600 W Paseo Del Mar in San
Pedro, 90731. For more information,
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Palos Verdes. Event includes fresh
food, signature cocktails, hat and
brooch making, performance and interactive
artists, music, sculptural installations,
for silent auction, and live art auction
with a selection of their favorite collectible
artists from South Bay, LA, San
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The clock motor
time-base in this
photo was designed
and built to operate
the biggest tower
clock in the world.
Available for sale,
this timepiece with
neon lit hour, minute
and second hands
measuring over seventy-five
serve as an entrance
to a city or an airport.
this clock motor almost
ago he insisted on precision of the highest caliber built to last generations.
A properly maintained clock not only extends its life indefinitely,
it also insures its accuracy. Your clock has a complex mechanism
of inter-working parts. Yet unfortunately this precious item does
not warn you prior to any major malfunction, therefore it becomes
imperative to maintain and service your clock regularly. Oil gets
old and dry forcing the train of gears to work twice as hard to accomplish
their goal. This results in damage that drastically shortens
the life of a fine timepiece.
Your clock reminds you of its’ presence every time you wind it,
and if its’ accuracy is not what it used to be, or its’ chimes are not
as healthy, or maybe it just stops. That means it’s talking to you,
telling you that its endless life is in jeopardy.
Michel Medawar has been extending the lives of timepieces for
sixty years as his father did sixty years before. He is the inventor
of the first talking clock in the world. He is a graduate from Patek
Philippe in Geneva, Switzerland, The Theod Wagner clock Co. in
Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Howard Miller Clock Co. in Zeeland,
Michigan. Call him so that he may come to your home the same
day and offer you a free estimate for servicing your clock. Or bring
your wall or mantel clock to our store to see our showroom and receive
the same complimentary diagnosis.
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Monday, April 25
This charity golf tournament will be held at Palos Verdes Golf Club. Hosted by
the Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital (PCCH) a nonprofit organization
founded in 1957 by a group of women from the South Bay. Proceeds from
the tournament will be directed toward the Associates Rehabilitation Center
Caregiver Wing and the Associates Sarcoma Program Chair at Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles. The day’s activities will include golf, lunch, dinner, silent
and live auctions and raffle. Special events include, the Helicopter Ball Drop,
Longest Drive, Hole-in-One Opportunities and more.To register: go to
www.seahorseclassic.com. For more information, call 310-373-2173.
Tuesday, April 26
PV Peninsula Republican Women Federated
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Women’s Club Federated will meet at Palos Verdes
Golf Club. Meet and Greet at 10:30 a.m.; meeting at 11 a.m., followed by
lunch and our featured speaker. This month we are honored to have U.S. Senate
candidate, Tom Del Becccaro. Tom is running to fill the seat of Democrat,
Barbara Boxer. He will tell us about his campaign and strategy in this crucial
race for U. S. Senate. Cost of lunch is $30. Husbands and friends and significant
others are welcome. Reservations: Hildegarde Kurtz –
email@example.com 310-377-1640 or Kay Poss – 310-377-8319 of FK-
Poss@aol.com or PVPRWF@aol.com.
Peninsula Seniors Special Tuesday Lecture
Steve Simon, grandson of Fanchon Simon (Wolf), theatrical pioneer and half
of the team of Fanchon & Marco will share a fascinating and entertaining
presentation. In 1929, Variety Magazine declared Fanchon & Marco, “The
most famous brother and sister producing team” and “The standard by which
stage shows are judged.” Their work included productions for Paramount,
Fox, MGM, and large scale national theatrical production tours and dance
companies through the 1920s and 1930s. His presentation will cover many
of the highlights of their work and history. Stars who worked with or got their
start with them include Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Dorothy Lamour,
Cyd Charisse, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rodgers, Will Rodgers, May West
Thursday April 28
Las Candalistas Spring Event
It’s that time of year again. Las Candalistas is working hard on their newest
Spring Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again they will be at the beautiful
Catalina View Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes. Theme is “A Word of Flavor”.
Chef Bernard Ibarra, Executive Chef at the Terranea Resort will be the featured
speaker. He will explore a world of spices. Guests can watch a demonstration
of authentic Nepali cuisine by Chef Pramila Dugel. Learn the latest secrets of
seafood preparation from fish master Rex Ito. There will be delicious and creative
offerings from the Las Candalistas Marketplace, boutique vendors, silent
auction, and the opportunity drawing where guests will have a chance to win
a trip for 2 to Costa Rica including lodging at the luxury boutique hotel and
spa El Mangroove. Las Candalistas will once again cater the gourmet luncheon.
All proceeds from this event will benefit their Philanthropies; TrinityKids
Care Hospice, Community’s Child, and Pediatric Therapy Network.To make
reservations online visit www.lascandalistas.org. Pick up reserved tickets at
the entrance. For further information 310-798-7499.
Saturday, April 30
Ride to Fly Country Carnival
Ride to Fly, the local therapeutic riding center, will hold its annual fundraiser
at the Empty Saddle Club, 39 Empty Saddle Lane, 11-3 p.m. Children can
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while everyone can watch local equestrians compete in barrel racing competitions
.Non-stop country music presented by the Jay Hollister Band and delicious
food plus raffles and a silent auction will be available. Free admission
and parking. Nominal charge for food and some activities. Contact Sheri
Sprague 310- 544-9757; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society will
be held at the Rolling Hills Preparatory School on One Rolling Hills Prep Way,
San Pedro. The fun 6 hour event starts at 3 p.m and ends at 9 p.m. Survivors
walk the Opening Lap, and the emotional Luminaria Ceremony is at 8 p.m.
Entertainment, Silent Auction/Raffle, teams walking throughout and teams are
forming now. Any questions call Rosie at 310-541-2608.
YPPA Hosts First Annual Casino Night
Torrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) will
host its 1st annual casino night at 6:30 p.m It will take place at Knights of
Columbus Hall, Redondo Beach, where cocktails and BBQ dinner will be
served. Tickets are $50 for YPPA members and $95 for non-members. Proceeds
will support construction of Torrance Memorial’s new Pediatric and Neo-
Natal Intensive Care Unit. YPPA was established to bring together young
physicians and professionals in the South Bay to engage in dynamic social
gatherings to increase support for Torrance Memorial. Grab your best western
gear and RSVP by April 1 to Danielle at 310-517-4728 or
Sunday, May 1
Legends in Our Time
Four prominent Palos Verdes men have been named by the Affinity Group.
William Ailor, Donald Crocker, Robert Medawar and Richard Moe will be
honored at a special event from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion
in Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets to Legends in Our Time cost $110 per person.
Tickets are limited. Checks should be made payable to Affinity Group and
mailed to Joyce Kochanowski, Affinity Group Treasurer, 31022 Hawksmoor
Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. For more information about the event
call the Volunteer Center at 310-212-5009 and ask for William Welch.
Saturday, May 7
Peninsula Education Main Event Gala
The Peninsula Education Foundation’s (PEF) Main Event gala fundraiser will
be held at Terranea Resort. An SNL-inspired theme with a New York City night
club vibe is generating excitement for this year’s event. The evening includes
live and wine auctions, dinner, and of course lots of dancing. They’re shaking
it up with open seating so guests can mix and mingle, and a comedian as the
emcee for the evening to keep it fun. The highlight of the evening will be the
infamous live auction with packages including The Who concert with seating
for 12 in a Staples Center luxury suite, an exclusive family resort membership
to Terranea Resort, exotic vacation destinations including Costa Rica, Hawaii,
and a 10-day luxury African Safari from Micato, membership to the Portuguese
Bend Beach Club, jewelry from Medawar Fine Jewelers, chef dinners
and more. Main Event’s online auction, www.maineventauction.com, runs
April 15- 25 and features over 400 items and services donated by generous
local businesses. Auction items are still being accepted for Main Event through
April 8. For more information on the Peninsula Education Foundation or the
Main Event, call 310.378.2278, visit www.pvpef.org or email
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Think Prime evokes memories
of its Tasman Sea past,
but with a well executed,
by Richard Foss
Kaylyn McKinley with
Think Prime’s 32-ounce
Sometimes architecture can provoke intense feelings of nostalgia, as when
you visit your childhood home, or that of a loved older relative. Perhaps you
have stopped in at your old school for the first time in decades, remembered
standing on your toes to reach a drinking fountain that is now at your hip.
I had a moment like that when I visited Think Prime on Western Avenue and
saw the three ornate chimneys. Memories came flooding back of donning a necktie
and being on my best behavior as my parents took us to a grown-up steakhouse.
I have vague memories of a glittering bar full of pretty bottles, a wide,
dark dining room and big dinners of steaks and Italian food.
The place was called the Tasman Sea then and when I entered Think Prime I
didn’t expect the nostalgia trip to continue. Surely in the intervening decades one
of the subsequent owners had gutted the place, opened it up and exposed the
beams, and done all the other things you’re supposed to do to attract the hip
They hadn’t. There had been some changes, but it was recognizably the same
mid-century architecture and the oddly shaped bottles behind the bar still reflected
colored light. The menu wasn’t quite as retro, though. Alongside the
steaks, chops, and cioppino were shrimp curry, seabass in chilli mango
sauce, and some other concessions to modernity.
My brother and I happened to be there on a Monday, when all items on
the long bar menu were half off and it was tempting to order a raft of appetizers
and call it a tapas evening. On the other hand, we were at a place
called Think Prime and the steaks on a nearby table looked darn good, so
we decided to order full meals and dine in classic style. A proper gin martini
seemed like a good place to start, followed by an order of calamari and
a Caesar salad.
Neither item was exactly traditional. The calamari had been fried with
jalapeno chips and served with a spicy Pomodoro sauce and though the
peppers had been de-seeded so that they were less virulent, they still
packed a kick. The tempura batter on the calamari wasn’t quite as crisp as
I like but I’d order this again and another martini to go with it in order to
enjoy the fresh coolness after each bite of jalapeno.
The Caesar salad was more conventional in flavor, but served in the modern
deconstructed style, the uncut leaves of romaine topped with parmesan
shavings, croutons, slices of tomato and (since we requested them) slices
of anchovy. I have never seen the point of serving a Caesar this way, since
the joy of eating this salad is the balance of flavors, and they are best when
thoroughly mixed. Making me cut the long leaves topped with the other
ingredients on a shallow plate and then mix them raises the likelihood that
some of it will end up on the tablecloth, floor or my pants. There were no
spills this time and it was a pretty good Caesar once it was mixed, though
I prefer slightly more assertive shots of garlic and pepper in the dressing.
For our mains we ordered a special of Copper River salmon in dill sauce,
a bone-in ribeye and greens beans almandine with onion and roasted garlic.
The terse menu did not adequately explain the preparation of these dishes
and we were glad that our server took the time to tell us about them.
The steak was a hefty portion of meat that had been mildly seasoned
and expertly cooked to the medium-rare we requested. (Given the number
of steaks that have been grilled here over more than half a century, the
building might be able to turn out a steak even if no humans were present.)
It went nicely with the green beans, which had been lightly sautéed in butter
and herbs. Our server Lauralee had let us know that we wouldn’t need
a starch or pasta and she was right. We ended up taking half the beans
The salmon was a substantial portion of excellent quality fish. They may
not still have the Copper River wild fish when you go because the season
is short, but if they do you should order it. It had been served over roasted
red potatoes with asparagus, all of which played nicely with the tangy dill
We paired our meals with a Cigarzin Zinfandel and a Penfolds Shiraz
from their wine list, which is of fair size and modestly priced. Some very
good wines are available by the glass and if we had a designated driver we
might have also investigated the Scotch and Cognac flights.
As we were finishing our main courses the chef came by to say hello. It
had been a quiet evening and he was interested in saying hello to his customers.
Paul Aghilipour is the brother of Think Prime’s original owner and
took over about six months ago, changing some of the recipes to reflect
the skills he learned growing up in France. We talked for a bit about the
history of the restaurant and the local dining scene and then asked his suggestions
for dessert. He excused himself from the table for a moment and
then came back and presented us with a slice of apple torte drizzled with
chocolate and strawberry, with fresh whipped cream and ice cream on the
side. It was a nice gesture and a lovely way to finish the meal.
As we left our table the singer and pianist performing old standards at
the piano bar were just packing up. We complimented him on his playing
and dropped a love offering in the tip jar. Our meal ran $157, of which
about $45 was wine and it had been a relaxed and delightful evening.
Think Prime has updated their menu just enough to be interesting to a
modern diner while retaining the classic elements that give this place character
and style. You can savor the sense of history even if it’s your first
THINK PRIME is at 29601 Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes. Open
daily at 4:30 p.m., close 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Midnight Friday
and Saturday. Parking lot, wheelchair access good, corkage $20, full bar. Some
vegetarian items. Menu at ThinkPrimeSteakhouse.com, phone (310) 221-0415.
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CONCRETE - For the Drought-Conscious
• Pool Decks
• Arificial Turf
LIABILITY INSURED • WORKERS COMPENSATION
Casey Lindahl - Founder & President of Lindahl Concrete Construction, Inc.
Call for Showroom address
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1st Windows low prices, high quality
Find 24/7 convenience shopping at 1stwindows.com or visit the Signal Hill showroom.
1st Windows promises the best prices in the South Bay -- no games, no commissions
paid salespeople, no high-pressure sales. A volume, repeat-business dealer
since 1995, 1st Windows is known for its straightforward and efficient service as
well as its quality products, lines and workmanship.
1858 E. 20th Street, Signal Hill (562) 494-9069
Thinking About Remodeling Your Home?
When making major improvements to your home, there are many different aspects
that are taken into consideration. With the abundance of styles and trends, it can be
difficult to figure out what you like. That’s why our Design Center is the perfect place
to inspire your dreams with kitchen and bath displays, innovative tools and galleries
to help you create your vision. Visit the Design Center in El Segundo and you'll be
surrounded by the latest styles in kitchen, bath, and lighting design from the industry's
leading manufacturers. From appliances, to cabinets, to fixtures and more; inspiration
is around every corner. Call Custom Design & Construction today and Love Your
Home Again! License # 524561.
(310) 815-4815 VisitCustomDesign.com
Good Night Mattress
Good Night Mattress, a ten-time South Bay's Best winner for best mattress store, has
been specializing in high quality and value sleep products for 17 years. Good
Night focuses on customers' needs and sleep issues, while providing top-notch service
without commission-based and high pressure sales tactics. All of the sleep technologies
are represented, including latex, organic, innerspring, and foam, and includes
Simmons, Sealy, Aireloom, Berkeley Ergonomics and Tempurpedic. Good Night
also specializes in alternative sleep products like sofa sleepers, and adjustable beds.
2207 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach (310) 793-2600
28733 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 832-9600
Pools, spas by Horusicky Construction
Beautiful swimming pools, creative spas and artistic masonry work projects of all
sizes, Horusicky Construction makes your ideas of a dream yard into a reality. Started
by Michael Horusicky and now run by son Mike Jr. and daughter Andrea, the family
has been in business for over 45 years and is known for its quality work. From complete
new pool and spa construction and remodels, to hardscape, decking, outdoor
kitchens, brick and stone projects of all sizes as well as the landscaping, Horusicky
Construction is the company that can take care of it all with the experience and expertise
you can trust. Log onto horusicky.com to see photo gallery and customer comments.
Call or email to schedule a free estimate.
(310) 544-9384 email@example.com
Kitchen Collection team creates timeless results
Jackie Balint, CKD has been designing in the kitchen and bath industry since 1981
and is the owner of The Kitchen Collection in the charming Riviera Village in Redondo
Beach. Jackie and her daughter Debra offer years of expertise in practical and personalized
kitchens and baths. They work with clients and contractors to create timeless
projects, utilizing quality products and providing personal attention from concept to
completion. Jackie and Debra have worked on projects throughout the states and
have had many of their projects published. The Kitchen Collection is a member of
the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Bath & Kitchen Buying Group.
Jackie has served on the boards of both organizations.
241 Avenida del Norte, Redondo Beach (310) 540-4090
ON SALE March 4 - April 5
2207 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach
28733 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes
M-F 10-7pm / Sat 10-6pm / Sun 11-5pm
Beautifying homes in the South Bay since 1983!
Lindahl Concrete Inc. is the leading concrete and masonry company in the South
Bay. We value good relationships with our customers and producing high quality
work in every job we complete. View our work of driveways, pool decks, patios,
sidewalks, walkways, stairways, barbecues and more on our website. Set up an
appointment to visit our garden showroom to see samples of many types of colors
and finishes! We look forward to working with you! License #531387; Workman’s
Comp and General Liability insured.
At Mattucci Plumbing, the level of service you receive is a guarantee. For plumbing,
heating and cooling repairs and installations in the South Bay and Greater Los An-
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Simply Tiles Design Center
Fine Ceramics, Natural Stone, Hardwoods, Cabinetry, Faucetry.
Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialist.
3968 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance • (310) 373-7781 • www.simplytiles.com
J. QUINN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Custom Concrete & Masonry
• Pools, Spas, Fountains
• Firepits and Fireplaces
• Outdoor Cook Centers
• Stone and Tile Patios
geles area you will be glad you came across Mattucci Plumbing. Our professional
technicians are all about making your services and equipment work as great as possible.
Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. Call today or book an appointment
online. Our professional team is available whenever you need them and a live person
will gladly assist you 24 hours a day. Call today for your free estimate.
(310) 543-2001 mattucciplumbing.com
Paradise Pool & Spa puts the play in pool, spas
Paradise Pool and Spa owners Jason and Adam are LA County Health Certified; C-
53 (pool builder) licensed and nationally Certified Pool Operators. They offer regular
maintenance including cleaning, testing and balancing the chemistry and checking
the equipment. Paradise Pool also fixes and replaces equipment and makes structural
changes such as adding a water feature. They also remove calcium buildup on tiles.
Their goal is to take away the maintenance responsibility of your pool, spa or aquatic
feature so you can spend your time enjoying it.
2785 Pacific Coast Hwy, E809, Torrance (310) 370-2144
Peveler’s Custom Interiors
Peveler's Custom Interiors has been serving the South Bay and beyond for over 37
years. A full service design-build construction company, their scope of work includes
additions, second floors, complete house renovations, new construction, kitchen and
bath remodeling. They manufacture their own custom cabinetry. Fully insured, licensed
and bonded, as are all of their subcontractors, Peveler’s is not going to be the lowest
price nor will it be the highest price in town. They will be the company that provides
high value for your investment. Please visit their showroom.
4203 Spencer Street, Torrance (310) 214-5049
The philosophy of Quinn Pools has always been and always will be about integrity
and quality with an edge for creativity in high-end residential, difficult sites and technical
applications. Brothers John and Jim Quinn originally worked with their father as
swimming pool plumbers and repairmen in the Palos Verdes area. Individually, the
Quinn brothers have been in the business since 1974. For personal and professional
services, call J Quinn Construction for all your pool, spa, fountain, water feature or
pond construction needs. They are always as excited about your project as you are.
(310) 325-6790 quinnpools.com
Pete Fer Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning
Pete Fer Plumbing is a complete mechanical contracting company, providing plumbing,
heating and air conditioning for new construction, remodel, service and repair
to commercial and residential customers. They provide 24 hour service, seven days
a week through an automated emergency dispatch paging system. Mention Peninsula
People to their service technicians and receive $20 off your first service call.
(310) 831-0737 PFPlumbing.net
Simply Tiles Design Center brings dreams home
Visit Simply Tiles’ showroom for a gathering of fine ceramic, natural stone tiles and
slabs. Simply Tiles also offers expert design, fabrication and installation. Let Simply
Tiles help your dream home become a reality. Enjoy the ease and comfort of one
stop shopping. Visit the new design showroom for all your remodeling and contracting
needs. Specializing in kitchen and bathroom design and construction from start
to finish. Featuring custom cabinets and plumbing fixtures for every budget and suggestions
and recommendations on flooring to match. And before you finish, ask
about custom backsplash designs from their exclusive collections. License #904876.
3968 Pac Coast Hwy, Torrance (310) 373-7781
South Coast Botanic Garden
Covering 87 acres, the South Coast Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of blooming
trees, shrubs, and flowers all year. Visit the Garden often and you won’t miss
out! Right now the garden has transitioned from the spring bloom time into early summer,
and everywhere you look is color. The flowering fruit trees look spectacular, but
they won’t last long. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last ticket sale at 4:30 p.m.
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula (310) 544-1948 b
Plumbing • Heating • Cooling
Since 1990 • License # 770059, C-36 C-34 C-42 C-20 A
$ 9 8 0
Residential Water Heater
40 gal. installed! ($1080 - 50 gal. also available)
Includes hot & cold water supply lines
Expires April 30, 2016
4203 Spencer St., Torrance, CA 90503
(310)214-5049 • www.pevelers.com
Showroom Hours: Monday Thru Friday 10-5
Closed Saturday and Sunday
$ 7 5
Rooter Service - Main Line
Must have clean-out access. Some restrictions may apply.
Expires April 30, 2016
D E P E N D A B L E • P R O F E S S I O N A L • A F F O R D A B L E
• Serving the South
Bay for over 35 years
• Full Service Contractor
• Complete Installation
• New Construction
• Second Floors
• Interlocking Pavers
• Retaining Walls
License B, C-8, C-53 #775677
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Fine Ceramics, Natural Stone, Hardwoods, Cabinetry, Faucetry.
Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialist.
3968 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance • (310) 373-7781 • www.simplytiles.com
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A & J Plumbing
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