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Volume XX, Issue 10

April 2016




New President

Photo by David Fairchild

Marymount California University

president Dr. Lucas Lamadrid.


28 Lego my garden

By Stephanie Cartozian

Photos by Brad Jacobson

Lego sculptures by artist Sean Kenney brighten up the

spring colors at the South Coast Botanic Garden.

32 Student body president By Esther Kang

Newly appointed Marymount California University president

Dr. Lucas Lamadrid accepted the school’s top position to be

closer to students.

36 Fast times at PV High By Randy Angel

Palos Verdes High runner Jacquelyn Smith helps her school

team set a national record while she sets a personal example

for fellow students.

40 Peninsula Palladian By Stephanie Cartozian

Georgene McKim and Jim LaBarba and architect George

Shaw spent over six years building the Palladian style,

12,000 square foot Villa LaBarba.

46 Safe and steady investing By Stuart Chaussee

TRW co-founder Dr. Simon Ramo’s Extraordinary Tennis for

the Ordinary Player offers sound advice for the ordinary



8 Peninsula High Black & Gold Affair

12 Cornerstone School Monte Carlo Night

16 Panhellenic Scholarship Luncheon

20 Marymount President Introduced

22 DiscoverE Girls Day

26 Palos Verdes Ballet

63 Chamber Orchestra of South Bay


24 Peninsula Kids Summer Camp Guide

52 Community Calendar

67 Around & About

73 Service Directory


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Peninsula High School

Black and Gold Affair

On Saturday March 12, 2016, the Peninsula High School

Athletic Booster Club hosted its 25th annual “Black &

Gold Affaire” to support the school’s athletes and teams at

the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates. The

event hosted over 300 parents, coaches and administrators,

and celebrated over 100 senior athletes in over 20 sports.

The booster club rose over $170,000 to provide supplemental

support for Peninsula HS student athletes in interscholastic

competition, including upgrades and

maintenance of sports venues, information that allows our

student athletes to be safe and competitive in their sport,

and to promote all PVPHS teams and athletes.

1. Black & Gold Committee members L-R,

Dianne Megginson and Edie Beachboard.

2. Photo of coaches: L-R, James Santos,

Francesco Vaccaro, Mitzi Cress, Dave Young,

Larry Campbell.

3. Major donor Jeremy Wilkinson, of Special

Wines Direct, offers wine tasting to the


4. Steve and Ceci Watts, with Paula Boothe,

A Black & Gold Chair.

5. Peninsula High Principal Mitzi Cress, center

with Steve and Ceci Watts.

6. Rolling Hills High alumns Suzanne

Charles, Julia Roses and Tami Bouse.

7. Julie and Gus Samprese and Julia and

Rick Roses.

8. Ceci and Steve Watts with major donors

Steve and Romy Martz.


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Cornerstone School

Monte Carlo Night

Cornerstone Booster Club hosted its 19th annual

Monte Carlo Night at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavillion.

The theme was A Midwinter Night’s Dream.

Parents, friends and business community members

celebrated and raised funds to benefit the children

of Cornerstone Elementary School. Chairwomen

Gail Dardashti, Janet Feigle, Karen Yamamoto and

numerous volunteers transformed The Pavilion into

a winter wonderland. The entrance was sparkling.

Classically trained parent volunteers set an elegant

tone with live string music. Snow flurries and an

open sleigh photo booth set a playful mood. The ballroom

offered delicious small plates, games of chance

and one-of-a-kind silent auction items. Cornerstone’s

cultural immersion parent team, representing the

Year of Scandinavia, dazzled the audience with a lip

sync performance of Abba’s Waterloo. Principal Jeff

Keeney was unrecognizable as the lead guitarist;

demonstrating, once again, his unwavering support

of Cornerstone. Auctioneer extraordinaire, Dennis

Rizza, inspired fierce competition among friends and

significantly raised bids on auction items. The event

ended with a full dance floor. PTA/Parent Board President

Sandra Wang declared the evening a huge success.

1. Abba-like


2. Brian and

Susie Campbell.

3. Deanna and Al


4. Gail Dardashti,

Susie Campbell,

Sandra Wang,

Lora Ackerman

and Gina Kraemer.

5. Kristin and Jeff


6. Mary Lee

Henderson and

Caroline Kung.

7. Bidders.

8. Chairwomen

Janet Feigle, Karen

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Panhellenic Alumnae

South Bay Association

Scholarship Luncheon

Panhellenic Alumnae South Bay Association (PASBA)

held its 49th annual Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday,

April 2 at the lovely and newly renovated Los Verdes Golf

Club. Their many guests enjoyed the extensive silent auction,

raffle prizes, lunch and speaker. Their speaker for the

event was Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, "Ambassador of

Harmony". Dr. Nachef is recognized as the first woman conductor

from the Middle East. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she

moved to the LA area in 1976. Dr. Nachef is director of

choral activities at El Camino College. She holds a Masters

of Music from USC. She was an inspirational speaker.

PASBA has awarded yearly scholarships to accomplished

female high school students bound for colleges and universities

across the country, and collegiate and graduate students

who are members of National Panhellenic Conference

sororities. PASBA is comprised of NPC alumnae from the

South Bay.

1. Guests enjoying the silent auction.

2. Dr. Medawar Nachef, speaker.

3. Dr. Medawar with her background information.

4. The PASBA Board from left: Karen

Brandhorst - Alpha Phi, Laurie Anderson -

Alpha Chi Omega,Terri Boyle, Alpha Omicron


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Marymount University’s

Inaugural Event

Marymount California University announced the appointment

of Lucas Lamadrid, Ph.D., as the University’s

seventh president. The inaugural event welcomed the

new president to an audience of over 100 guests. Held at

The Commons at the University’s Oceanview Campus, Dr.

Lamadrid addressed the crowd with a passionate speech to

university supporters.

1. Chairman of the Board Burt Arnold, President

of Marymount CA Univ., Lucas

Lamadrid, Ph.D. and Marymount CA Univ.

Trustee, Brian Marcotte.

2. Business Professor Dave Tomblin and

Ann Tomblin, Former Board Trustee, Webb

Castor and Former Board Trustee, Harlyne


3. PV Chamber Board Member James Morgan,

Guest Dede Hicks and PV Chamber

Board Member Mitch Harmatz.


4. Trustee Dick Grotz, Trustee Sue Soldoff,

Trustee Steve Soldoff and Trustee Arline


5. Former Board Trustees Harlyne Norris and

Webb Castor.

6. Guests Marylyn Klaus, Chuck Klaus, Pat

Brown and Frank Brown.

7. Trustees Alan Johnson and Liz Schindler


8. Guests Ariane Schauer, Ph.D. Jennifer

Smith and Oscar Garcia.


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Girl Day

Supported by Raytheon

Girl Day is a national initiative from DiscoverE, the organization that

promotes the annual Engineers Week celebration. Raytheon is a

supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs and so it was a natural marrying of

efforts for the day. The Southern California event took place on February

25 at the San Pedro Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor

(BGCLAH).They had about 15 volunteers from Raytheon’s Space

and Airborne Systems office in El Segundo help the 60+ middle school

girls erect bridges from dry pasta noodles. Divided in teams of five or

six, the girls attached lasagna and spaghetti noodles with rubber cement

and duct tape. The bridges gained points for design, ability to allow a

Matchbox car run across it, and the weight that could be hung from the

bridge (measured in bags of rice).



1. Peninsula residents lend a hand at Raytheon SAS Girl Day Event at the Boys &

Girls Clubs of L.A. Harbor’s San Pedro Club on February 25. Flexing their Girl

Power, from L to R: Leticia Diaz, a Raytheon engineer; Rosa Pesenti, BGCLAH

Board member; Jen Prindle, Raytheon finance planning and BGCLAH Board member;

Gwen Butterfield, BGCLAH Board member; Heather Diffley, Raytheon engineer.

2. Jen Prindle, a member of Raytheon’s finance planning and analysis department

and a board member for the BGCLAH, helped the middle school girls use

their noodles to compete in Girl Day at the Boys & Girls Clubs of L.A. Harbor’s

San Pedro Club on February 25. Teaching children about STEM (science, technology,

engineering, math) careers is an important initiative of Raytheon nationwide.

3. Raytheon engineer Leticia Diaz, a Palos Verdes resident, was a “Club Kid”

growing up in San Pedro. On February 25, she helped another generation of Boys

& Girls Club of the L.A. Harbor members gain exposure to STEM education and

careers in engineering. The middle school girls worked in teams to build a bridge

out of pasta. Girl Day is a national initiative of Discover E, the organization responsible

for spearheading Engineers Week annually. This is the second annual

Girl Day celebration that Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has hosted at the




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Palos Verdes Ballet

Uta Graf – Apostol, director of Palos Verdes Ballet proudly presented

the 36th anniversary spring production of “Les Ballets

Classiques.”The performances featured the full length of “Paquita”,

Act III wedding scene from “Sleeping Beauty”, “La Esmeralda”,

“Giselle”, “Garland Waltz”, “Umbrella Dance” and variations from

“Youth America Grand Prix(YAGP)” danced by talented and promising

young dancers of Palos Verdes Ballet and many guest artists

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1. The talented students of Palos

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the excerpts from Les Ballets Classiques

and their supportive parents.

2. The students of Palos Verdes Ballet,

age 11-16.

3. Mare Talbot the costume designer

and honorary board member of Palos

Verdes Ballet.

4. These scholarships are based on

merit, achievement, attitude, aptitude,

devotion and enthusiasm; reflecting the


contribution both women made to the

work they loved so much. From left to

right Sae Rom Lee - the ballet mistress

Palos Verdes Ballet, Samantha Liu - recipient

of 2016 Brigida Giancaspero

Award, Ms. Uta Graf-Apostol - the Director

of Palos Verdes Ballet, Kate Inoue -

recipient of 2016 Fay Gillette Award.

5. Palos Verdes Ballet students enjoying

the dinner party coordinated by

chairperson of ‘Les Ballets Classiques’,

Sachi Koyama.



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Bella Jacobson admires artist Sean Kennedy’s Lego buffalo and calf.

Bigger than life Lego sculptures of animals and insects are attracting swarms of visitors to the South Coast Botanic Garden

by Stephanie Cartozian

Photos by Brad Jacobson

The Nature Connects Exhibit” at the South Coast Botanic Garden

through May 8, features sculptures of animals and insects built from

Lego blocks by artist Sean Kennedy. A giant bumblebee hangs in the

courtyard near the garden’s entrance and a rabbit and a fox can be found

in the Discovery Garden Promenade.

Adrienne Nakashima, the Botanic Garden Foundation’s CEO, heard

about Kenney’s Lego art at an educational conference. She found to her

surprise, that his work had only been exhibited on the East Coast and in


She said that interest in the exhibit since it opened on February 19 has

been immense. “It’s not unusual to have 1,000 folks come on a weekday

and weekend visitors to the garden have increased by 50 percent,” she said.

She added that many of the visitors are Peninsula residents who are visiting

the Botanic Garden for the first time.

Her hope, she said, is that the exhibit will encourage people to become

more connected with nature and in the process “encourage people to find

connection with friends and family.”

The exhibit’s success has encouraged Nakashima to bring more art exhibits

to the garden and also movie nights during the summer months.

A closing party for the exhibit will be held Friday May 6. For more information,

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P E N I N S U L A P E O P L E | E D U C A T O R

All the world’s

a school

Marymount California University’s

newly appointed president Dr. Lucas

Lamadrid prizes engagement with his

students. Photo by David Fairchild

Newly appointed Marymount president

Dr. Lucas Lamadrid believes education

is enhanced by a multinational student body

In the last two years alone, he visited some 200 colleges and universities

around the country — “all the way from really big systems to smaller liberal

arts colleges” — to provide consulting and collect data. He found himself

wanting more than to act as a mediator between businesses and schools.

“There wasn’t really any contact with students,” he said. “I really missed


Dr. Lamadrid's presidency at Marymount California University marks

his fated return to campus life, rubbing elbows with students and providing

guidance to the budding adults.

“Our life [back then] was in the midst of students,” Dr. Lamadrid said.

“It’s helped me to focus on a key principle that many schools and certainly

many larger universities have forgotten. That is, at the beginning, middle

and end of higher education, it’s all about the student. If you create your

managerial system and programs, keeping the student as the key end user

of all your processes, then you’re going to have a special place."

“When I was looking for a school to be president of, I was looking at that

as the primary objective. That’s where higher education needs to continue

to move toward. And MCU was perfect because it’s all about the student."

Dr. Lamadrid said his top priorities are increasing enrollment and retention

while building brand name recognition for the university, particularly

in countries such as China. He also has a vision of establishing a strong

business school rooted in entrepreneurship by forming partnerships with

neighboring businesses.

He also wants to establish a competitive biotech program as well as physical

therapy, nursing and patient advocacy programs. And he wants to introduce

technological competence into the university’s liberal arts


His theme for his presidency is friendship, one that is rooted in love and

faith to God, he said. That friendship, extending far beyond customer service,

is already evident in the 10,000 hours that MCU students committed

to community service this past year, he said.

“I see the Peninsula as a partner and a benefit to MCU and I see MCU

as a partner and benefit to everyone on the Peninsula,” he said. “I hope we

can strengthen the bond of friendship between this little jewel of a Catholic

university and this jewel of a community.” PEN

CONCRETE - For the Drought-Conscious

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


“Then on Saturday I went to a gala,” Dr.

Lamadrid said with a laugh. “So those are the extremes

you operate in."

Marymount California University, a Catholic,

four-year institution whose main campus sits

atop Rancho Palos Verdes, recently enlisted Dr.

Lamadrid to take the helm as its newest president.

“I’m really looking forward to being a fixture

on the Hill,” said the Havana-born, East Coastbred

educator. “But I’ll be honest with you. If it

weren’t for the setting I may not have come out

here. What I love about the Rancho Palos Verdes

area, besides it being tight-knit, is it wants to

maintain a rural existence in the midst of a major

metropolitan area. That for me is really ideal.”

Dr. Lamadrid was just two years old when his

parents packed a single suitcase and embarked

on a journey to the United States with their two

kids in tow. His father worked multiple jobs in

the paper industry and moved the family around

the country, from Florida to New Hampshire

then to Massachusetts and Wisconsin, where Dr.

Lamadrid attended high school and college.

At Marquette College, a Jesuit institution in

Milwaukee, he double-majored in economics and

English, with the intention of pursuing business

or law. During this time, he found himself becoming

fascinated with theological questions. So

he went on to pursue a master’s degree in theology

at the University of Notre Dame, where he

taught freshman writing classes and ran a residence

hall of some 550 students.

Inspired by his work with the students, he decided

to become a college professor. He went on

to earn his doctorate in religion at Duke University,

where he would meet his wife Beth, a fellow

doctorate student and expert on 16th century history.

But upon finishing his doctorate, he found

that most universities had frozen teaching jobs

due to the economy. He needed a plan B.

“The only thing I liked to do besides studying

and teaching was running residence halls at

Notre Dame,” he said. “What you’re doing is

you’re creating a community that complements

the learning they do in the classroom. It was a


His post as the associate director of resident life

at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky,

sparked his decades-long career working with

students in higher education. “Working” is actually

an understatement. He and his wife lived

among them in the college dorms. Their oldest

daughter Claire, now 18 and Stanford bound,

spent her first years there, too. Her first birthday

party was in the student lounge, complete with

presents and a cake.

At Bellarmine, he was soon promoted to assistant

dean of students and he taught classes in the

philosophy department. He would move onto to

become dean of students at St. Vincent College

in Pennsylvania and then vice president of enrollment

and student affairs at Belmont Abbey College

in North Carolina. Then he entered the

private sector as a senior executive of a company

that recruits international students, mostly from

China but also from Brazil, Mexico, South Korea

and Vietnam.

“Looking at the future I knew international recruitment

would be crucial, not only for revenue

but that’s where the growth was,” Dr. Lamadrid

said. “The neat thing is, with my client base, I got

to see that the learning outcomes are improved

when you have people from around the world at

approximately the same age studying together.

The world’s gotten more global than ever before."

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On the



Palos Verdes’

Jacquelyn Smith

helps team set the fastest

time in the nation in the

4x800 relay

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


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 her Palos Verdes High School team to a thirdplace

finish in Division 3 at the CIF State cross country meet, while

placing third individually.

During the season, the senior became the school’s first female runner

to break the 19-minute mark on the demanding Sea King’s home course,

overpowering two steep hills known to runners as Misery and Agony.

“I’m so blessed to live in Palos Verdes,” Smith said. “The views are amazing

and training on the hills has made other courses much easier to deal


Smith’s next goal is to improve on her Spring 2015 accomplishments,

when she captured Bay League titles in the 800 and 1,600, won the CIF-

Southern Section Division 3 championship in the 1,600 finishing in 4:54.03

and placing fourth in the 1,600 at the CIF State Track and Field meet, where

she set a personal best of 4:48.33.

Although her focus has switched to the flat track, Smith still uses the hills

to train.

“We have a regimen that is similar to a cross country workout,” Smith

said. “We have long runs on Saturdays, when I usually run 12 to 13 miles.”

Smith has also played a vital role for Palos Verdes’ girls 4x400, 4x800 and

distance medley relay teams. At the Mt SAC Relays on April 15, Smith ran

the second leg of the 4x800, joining teammates Grace Catena, Morgan Irish

and Camille Hines in turning in the fastest time in the nation with a mark

of 9:08.18, surpassing the previous record by three seconds.

Jacquelyn Smith (right) and Great Oak’s Sydney Belus battle for position in the

girls 1,600 meter race at the 2015 CIF-SS Masters Meet. Photo by Ray Vidal

The Sea Kings also won the 4x400 (3:55.37) for the 14th best time in the


“It was super exciting to set the nation’s fastest time,” Smith said. “Passing

the baton has not been one of our strong suits but we’ve been working

hard with extremely intense training.”

At the Arcadia Invitational on April 8, Smith ran the final leg on Palos

Verdes’ distance medley relay (1,200-400-800-1,600 meters) and finished

second. The time of 121:52.45 by Hines, Jessica Lazo, Irish and Smith qualified

the team for the Penn Relays where they competed last Thursday.

The trip to the Quaker State was not the first for Smith, who will be taking

her running talents to Villanova University, outside of Philadelphia, in

the fall.

While she is looking forward to her college career, Smith has a few goals

left on her high school bucket list.

“Winning team championships in the CIF and State meets would mean

a lot to me,’ Smith said. “Personally, I’d like to win CIF in the 800 and 1,600

and qualify for State, but I’m really trying to break my personal record in

the mile.”

Brian Shapiro, Smith’s cross country and distance coach, feels the experience

gained in last year’s postseason will benefit Smith.

“Jacquelyn has a great chance to find her way on to the podium at the

CIF and State meets,” Shapiro said. “She is the defending champion in the

mile and currently has the best mile time in CIF (4:52) by over eight seconds.

There are some very strong girls in the Southern Section and in the

state, but as the No. 3 returner in the state in the mile, I think she has a

great chance to find her way to back to the state meet podium and possibly


As her senior year winds down, it would be easy for Smith to choose a

victory as her most memorable moment but it was a choice made off the

track that changed the course of her prep career.

“My decision to transfer to Palos Verdes from Marymount after my junior

year was a big part of my life,” Smith said. “We have an amazing coaching

staff. They’re always positive and supportive.”

Smith, who has spent her life as a Palos Verdes resident, found that travel

time to the Marymount campus in Los Angeles – in addition to athletic

practices and academic work – was too much of a strain. Prior to high

school, she had attended the PV Running Camp, where she made a lot of


Already having so many acquaintances, Smith was aided by PV seniors

and running stars Cassidy Webber and Anna Pruter in helping make the

transition to a new school that much easier.

Shapiro believes there have been many keys to Smith’s success, stemming

largely from her making the best of her natural abilities.

“Jacquelyn has some physical capabilities that other runners don’t have

but she also trains at a high level to fully develop her talent,” Shapiro said.

“Jacquelyn trains hard each day and has done well to stay healthy and benefit

from her training, free of interruptions due to injuries and illness. She

also has a great support system around her. Her family has been very supportive

of her athletic career and her teammates challenge her and push

her in practice and competition each day.”

Smith said she tries not to overwork herself and gets plenty of sleep but

does not have a special diet, burning off calories through her excessive

training. She does cut down on sweets, particularly before a race.

“I eat as much as I want,” Smith added. “When I’m out eating with

friends, it’s not uncommon for me to ask if they are going to finish what’s

on their plate.”

Smith’s training regimen is not limited to running. She works out on elliptical

machines, stationary bikes and lifts weights. She also enjoys spending

time in the pool.

“Swimming provides good cross training,” Smith said. “It is low impact

while working so many muscle groups.”

Smith has athletic genes in her family, starting with her father Michael,

who enjoys every sport and can still be found playing basketball with

friends on weekends.

Mother Alex also runs and older brother Colby, a sophomore at Villanova,

played lacrosse. Younger brother Landon is a freshman at Palos

Verdes High School and plays football and lacrosse.

”My dad was the person who got me into running,” Smith said. “I had

played soccer and basketball growing up but wasn’t passionate about either

sport. My dad suggested I try running. I didn’t care much for it at first but

came to love the sport. He taught me to ‘Live in the moment.’”

Smith also credits Shapiro and coach Jeff Atkinson for her success and

being offered an athletic scholarship.

“They always believed in me,” Smith said. “Both have positive attitudes

and push me to reach my full potential.”

Many colleges showed interest in Smith, including UC Berkeley, USC,

Wake Forest and SMU but Villanova was her final choice.

“I knew Villanova had a strong running program,” Smith said. “I had visited

the school before and loved the campus and people there. Plus, they

just won the NCAA men’s basketball championship so it will be fun to root

for a winner.”

“Jacquelyn is a talented distance runner with a high racing IQ,” Villanova

coach Gina Procaccio stated on the team’s website. “She has the potential

to contribute to both the cross country and track and field teams.”

Smith has a weighted GPA of 4.1 and has been accepted into the Liberal

Arts school at Villanova, where she plans to study psychology or communications.

While she does not have much free time, Smith enjoys going to the beach

with her friends and, as a member of the Palos Verdes Beach Club, swimming

and having dinner with other members.

She has also been involved with the National Charity League (NCL) since

7th grade. The non-profit organization helps foster mother-daughter relationships

through community service, leadership development and cultural


“We recently had our graduation, which was very exciting,” Smith said.

“I have become super close with the girls.”

Shapiro, who also serves as the athletic director at Palos Verdes High

School, believes Smith’s contributions will be felt for years after she heads

back east.

“It is rare pleasure to have athletes of Jacquelyn’s caliber pass through

the halls of a high school,” Shapiro said. “A star athlete can have a long

lasting impact. Often we will see a surge in interest in a sport in the four

years following the graduation of a star athlete. Young boys and girls in the

community read and hear about the exploits of our athletes, who become

role models for the next generation of high school athletes.” PEN

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The library’s neoclassical style coffered ceiling is inspired by the ceiling at the Biltmore

Hotel in Los Angeles and all hand-painted by owner Georgene McKim. The old world

style library has a rolling ladder for the avid bibliophile and a secret, hidden door connecting

the library to the bar.

The dining room has an intricate hand-gilded and stenciled coffer ceiling, originally

molded for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The pendant lights were handmade using plastic

soda bottles and napkin rings and are suspended by a cord and finished off with a

ceremonial tassel.

by Stephanie Cartozian

A1940s cinderblock style beach house stood for nearly a half century

on Rancho Palos Verdes’ Lunada Pointe. The property occupied one

of the 16,000 acres formerly owned by the community’s founders,

the Vanderlip family, and its last use was as the familial home of the esteemed

Ernest V. and Marguerite

Berry. According to local lore, the

Berry residence had undergone a

multitude of additions resulting in it

taking on a long “boomerang”

shaped design.

In 1991, Georgene McKim and

Jim LaBarba purchased the property

and spent the next six years constructing

a home with over 12,000

square feet of living space, replete

with 1,000 rose bushes, 300 merlot

grape plantings and a 180 degree

panoramic ocean view. The home

was built to house hundreds of art

objects and paintings, its architecture

itself an assemblege of sorts,

with myriad details — from a lush

allegorical ceiling mural in its great

room to its ornate Chimera stair railings

— meant to mirror the work of

architects, artists, and sculptors the

couples saw during their extensive


“We worked our butts off for 30

years in the garment industry,” La

Peninsula Palladian

Villa LaBarba, a Palladian style home completed in 1997, was designed by architect George Shaw and owners Jim LaBarba and Georgene McKim. The villa has over 12,000 sq. ft.

feet of living space, over two dozen French doors, four wood burning fireplaces, and a panoramic ocean view. Photos by Adrian Van Anz

Villa LaBarba’s expansive ocean view amidst a manicured paradise of palms. The custom

water course adds a melodic sound that invites al fresco dining and other entertaining


Barba said. “We decided we were going to travel. These are all the things

we have collected over our life’s journey.”

Many of these features were painstakingly built into the house, such as

the three dimensional ornamental fish created in custom molds and affixed

with other adornments to the interior doors.

This is just the beginning of what

is striking upon entering this 5 bedroom

and 10 bathroom villa, with

expansive oak and travertine flooring

laid throughout by craftsmen

and designed in the a style favored

in homes the couple saw in their

travels to the Bordeaux region of


The home was completed in 1997,

its design reminiscent of the Palladian

style of architecture not often

seen on the the Peninsula. The Palladian

style is a tribute to the prominent

Venetian Renaissance architect,

Andrea Palladio, and is based upon

the symmetry of the classical temple

architecture and the values of the

ancient Greeks and Romans. The

sheer perfection of light emanating

from the center stage living room

skylight is no accident, McKim said,

but orchestrated in true Palladian

style, maximizing symmetry with

light. The famed Monticello home of

Thomas Jefferson is said to have also

been of the Palladian style.

It was Jefferson who once said,

“Architecture is my delight, and

putting up and pulling down, one

of my favorite amusements,” sentiments

shared by Villa LaBarba’s

owners. The home was designed

by architect George Shaw, who executed

McKim and LaBarba’s vision.

Their travels inform every

detail of the house, a living study

of classical architecture combined

with English Manor appurtenances.

This approach is most

clearly illustrated in the kitchen

where there is a mezzanine butler’s

pantry/plate room above the

kitchen that is open and viewable,

a basement wine cellar below, and

all three levels connected by a

dumb waiter. McKim said the idea

came from the couple’s tours of

manor houses.

“We would find architecture

such as this, where they had whole

rooms dedicated to china and sterling

storage,” she said.

The stately Villa sits on Palos

Verdes Drive West. Its frontage

consists of mature landscaping, a

wrought iron car gate and a circular

driveway flanked by two ancient

olive trees that were

preserved from the original site.

This is a significant feature, as the

olive tree motif is artfully carried

through in the intricate floor mosaics

inside the home.

Just past the entry landing are

rows of columns along hallways

that lead to the living room, or

great room (the capitals on these

columns, McKim noted, are intricately

detailed in the Scamozzi-

Corinthian hybrid style developed

by Italian architect Vincent

Scamozzi, whose work the couple

admired on their travels).

Further inside the home’s great

room is a Mercury/Medusa medallion

floor mosaic comprised of over

15,000 individual pieces of stone.

This great room looks up to a mezzanine

of upper balconies and a

soaring ceiling almost evangelical in

proportion. Situated above all this

are ceiling murals epitomizing the

famous Allegory of Winds, a sensory

fervor of color and dynamic

energy. One can see “Baby Wind,”

The proportions of this grand great room recall the Ringling Mansion Ca’D’Zan in

Sarasota, Florida. The Chimera pierced balcony railings were custom made for the

Villa — the“Chimera,” from Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster with a

lion’s head, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail. From this vantage point, one can also

view the “Allegory of Winds” ceiling fresco and the Mercury/Medusa floor mosaic.

“Juvenile Wind,” “Adult Wind” and

humorously, “The Dirty Old Man

Wind,” all personified in a timeless

Tiepolo representation.

McKim explains that the design

of the great room was inspired by

the Ringling Mansion in the

Ca’D’Zan of Sarasota, Florida, built

by the family of the renowned Ringling

Brothers Barnum and Bailey


Though art abounds at Villa

LaBarba, there is also a practicality

that pervades all facets of the

home. An example is the villa’s

doors and windows. LaBarba said

that on a visit to the Biltmore Hotel

in Santa Barbara, the couple took

notes of its doors.

“Their doors didn’t stick, or

show signs of weather,” he said.

This is a common problem on

the Peninsula, where wood framed

doors and windows often warp

due to the ocean air and require

continual maintenance. Villa

LaBarba features black, steelframed

French doors and windows

made by Hope’s, the same manufacturer

that constructed the doors

and windows at the Biltmore. This

also gives the home an additional

level of security, durability and

soundproofing, due to the heavier

construction and weighted glass.

Off the great room is a cozy library

and a grand dining room. A

collaboration, and friendship, with

Paul Dreibelbis of Moonlight

Molds led to the installation of two

magnificent coffered ceilings that

grace these two rooms. The library’s

neoclassical molded ceilings

are the same as those inside

the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel,

while the ceiling in the dining

room is gilded and stenciled to em-

Palladian cont. on page 42

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This old world basement

cellar has three major

wine growing regions

masterfully depicted on

the hand painted mural.

The brightly colored wine

lighting was created by

William Swatsek, who

used real wine bottles for

the actual glass. The owners

have their wine

medals displayed here

and make their own wine

from the Merlot grapes

grown on their property.

Palladian cont. from page 41

ulate Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Dreibelbis

worked on both Ceasar’s and the Biltmore and

was able to methodically replicate these fine

works inside the Villa LaBarba.

The home’s dramatic, cliffside perch has long

been used for photography.

“It’s been a chameleon for over 60 years, taking

on many personae for film and still photographers,”

McKim said.

The current house has been featured on the reality

TV show “Millionaire’s Bachelor Mansion,”

“The Mentalist” and “The Medium” (on which

Villa LaBarbra was home to a murder scene

showing a pool of cinematic blood). The house

has also been featured in commercials and print

ads for Ralph Lauren, Toyota and Faconable.

Maria Sharapova was recently photographed at

the home for Russian Vogue.

It’s not hard to see why the Villa LaBarba

draws such attention. With its grand oceanic setting

and intricate, endlessly thoughtful design,

the heart of this home slowly reveals itself, much

like the secret, hidden door that connects its library

to the bar. Villa LaBarba is steeped in the

history of architecture but built very much as a

celebration of the owners’ lives. PEN

The Villa LaBarba’s kitchen is

designed in the English Manor

Style, with an upstairs butler’s

pantry/plate room and a basement

wine cellar connected by a

dumb waiter. There’s a woodburning

pizza oven in the background

and two warming ovens

in the foreground. This kitchen

has been the heart of a myriad

of local philanthropic events.





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Defense minded investing

Invest with a similar mindset to that of a strong amateur tennis player

-– defensively

by Stuart Chaussee

Defensive-minded investing is an approach that focuses on risk first.

Return is secondary. If you are simply an offensive-minded investor

looking to hit home runs, it’s possible that in certain market conditions

your portfolio may not survive.

If your investment objective is both preservation of capital and moderate

growth, there is a need to constantly weigh both objectives. Let’s face it,

they are opposites – you cannot have growth while only preserving capital

(assuming no risk whatsoever), so there has to be a balance.

An excellent sports metaphor to help better understand the approach

taken by a defensive-minded investment manager was presented by

Charles Ellis in an article published in 1975 in The Financial Analysts Journal.

Ellis referred to work done by TRW founder Dr. Simon Ramo, comparing

professional and amateur tennis players in Extraordinary Tennis for

the Ordinary Player. Ramo referred to professional tennis as a “winner’s”

game and amateur tennis as a “loser’s” game.

The professional tennis player wins by hitting shots his or her opponent

can’t return. The player who hits the most “winners” will be victorious.

The opposite is true in amateur tennis. If you watch a typical match at the

Palos Verdes Tennis Club you’ll notice that because most of us lack the

skills necessary to hit winners, the amateur who can simply minimize or

control his or her “losers” will be victorious. By focusing on defense and

not losing the point, the defensive-minded amateur will typically beat most

players – wear them down and basically let them beat themselves.

Ellis applied Dr. Ramo’s ideas to investing and showed that an investor’s

focus should be to not necessarily go for winners (like the adroit profes-

TRW co founder

Dr. Simon Ramo’s

advice on

defensive tennis

also applies

to investing.

sional tennis player), rather, to try to avoid losers (like the steady amateur

tennis player). This defensive approach is much more likely to allow you

to be successful investing in all market conditions – bull and bear markets.

Bottom line, there is much we cannot control when investing, but we can

maintain a focus on defense to minimize risk.

If one pays attention to risk, with the goal of not losing money first (return

is secondary), it is quite possible to keep portfolio performance close

to the market (i.e. Dow Jones Industrial Average) in good times and hopefully

perform better (lose nothing or much less than the averages) when

markets are in a prolonged decline (bear market). My experience has

shown that the vast majority of investment managers lag the indices during

strong bull markets and those who adhere to defensive-minded strategies

may trail the indices by even more. But, managers who focus on risk control,

particularly when stock valuations become extreme, will be rewarded

with better overall performance.

So, what type of investor are you? Are you offensive-minded with an aggressive

approach, hoping to hit a homerun? Or, are you defensive-minded

with the goal of limiting losses and controlling risk? Are you content hitting

singles and doubles?

True, the investor who is only focused on defense and takes almost no

risk will earn minimal returns.

Those returns in our current lowyield

environment will certainly

not even allow you to keep pace

with inflation. So, there has to be

a balance between trying to preserve

wealth, but also showing

moderate growth. You must have

some offense in your portfolio to

achieve growth, but it must be intelligently


In my opinion, a defensive approach

to investing makes sense

for all investors and most certainly

for retirees or those nearing retirement.

If you try to control risk and

avoid terrible bear market losses,

you’ll have fewer sleepless nights

and your returns can still be consistent

enough to allow you to be

financially comfortable throughout

retirement. Yes, you may miss out

on some excitement near the end

of a bull market when valuations

are extreme, yet making money

seems so easy (bubble territory).

But if you aim to invest defensively

and minimize drawdowns, you

stand a good chance of achieving

your investment goals.

Under no circumstances does

the information in this column represent

investment advice or a recommendation

to buy or sell

securities. PEN

Stuart Chaussee is a

Palos Verdes-based, fee-only

registered investment advisor. He

is the author of three financial

books, including the awardwinning

“Advanced Portfolio

Management; Strategies for the


He is a former contributing writer

for TheStreet.com. Chaussee welcomes

your feedback and can

be reached through


or e-mail him directly at


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PCH Skate

June 13 - Sept. 2

w Learn to skateboard or take your skills to the next level! Beginner to intermediate

level skate and safety instruction focuses on ollies and turns, flip tricks, grinds, vert

skating and much more. Safety is the number one priority so all campers are required

to wear full pads. Private instruction is also available at the Manhattan

Beach and new Redondo Beach Pier locations. PCH Skate runs in association

with BeachSports.org and Body Glove Camps.

Learn more and register at PCHSkateCamps.com

Peninsula Montessori

June 20- Aug. 12

w Many families seek out a Montessori education for its well-known benefits in the

skill development of young children. Peninsula Montessori has prepared a unique

and rewarding summer experience open to children 18 months to five years old

(up to 12 years at the RPV campus). The program broadens the Montessori curriculum

to include water play, cooking and food prep, themed art projects, science

and sports. Programs are designed to stimulate the development of students while

having fun - both indoors and out. Please contact the Redondo or Rancho Palos

Verdes schools for more information or check the website, peninsulamontessori.com

907 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach (310) 540-9742

31100 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 544-3099

City of Rolling Hills Estates

Begins June 20

w Rolling Hills Estates has several summer programs available for all ages from

sports such as cheer, soccer, flag football, golf and swimming camps to equestrian

activities. Locations include Ernie Howlett Park, RHE; Peter Weber Equestrian Center,

RHE; Peninsula High School, RHE; and Los Verdes Golf Course, RPV.

For more information visit RollingHillsEstatesCA.gov click “Living”

then “Recreation Programs and Classes”

Peninsula School of Performing Arts

Begins June 20

w PSPA Summer classes begin June 20 and include an array of dance camps to

choose from for the beginning and advanced dancer. Ballet camps La Bayadere

and Coppelia as well as "Jazz Sampler" and a two week intensive camp. Students

are offered the opportunity to design their own dance intensive by choosing classes

from the summer schedule and creating their own! For more information on camps,

pricing and dates please visit the website. pspadance.com

(310) 375-1398 pspadance@gmail.com

Rolling Hills Country Day School

June 27 - August 19

w Join Rolling Hills Country Day School for summer fun with academic and camp

programs for grades K-8! A traditional 6-week summer school that offers science

classes through Experium Science Academy, and fun academic enrichment programs.

Camp programs include swimming, sports, arts & crafts, cooking, dance,

imagination & creation, and themes and shows. Art Camp, Swim Camp, private

swim lessons, and extended day care are available until 6 p.m.

Fees: Request a brochure online or call for information

Contact information: Melissa Wilton

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Legends in Our Time

The Affinity Group has named four prominent Palos Verdes residents ‘Legends

in Our Time.’ 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. “Bill, Don, Bob and Dick are the epitome

of what we mean by Legends,” said Jane Jones, Affinity president. Price

is $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. Funds from this event will support Operation Teddy Bear

and other programs of the Volunteer Center.

Monday, May 2

Vistas for Children Golf Tournament

The 14th Annual Vistas for Children Golf Tournament will take place at the

Palos Verdes Golf Club. All profits go to charitable organizations in the South

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Wednesday, May 4

Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series

Dr. Lew Holzman will make a presentation about The Unification of Japan in

the 16th Century. This lecture will explain the battles and negotiations that

unified the many domains in 16th century Japan. Dr. Holzman is a retired orthopedic

surgeon and a docent at the Gene Autry Museum. 10:30 a.m. at

Hesse Park, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Friday, May 6

Classical Crossroads Concert

Presents duo pianists Izumi Kashiwalwagi and Rose Chen. Complimentary reception

follows. Free admission, donations appreciated. 2:15 p.m. First

Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance. Park in the

Church lot or on the surface streets in the surrounding neighborhood .

Fiddler on the Roof – Relive the Tradition

Final weekend of performances of the musical masterpiece, “Fiddler on the

Roof” at the Norris Theatre, May 6 – 8. Produced by the Palos Verdes Performing

Arts Center, the production features a live orchestra and stellar cast

of 25 professional actors. The musical, which won nine Tony Awards in its

Broadway debut, weaves together a portrait of family, community and life’s

unexpected miracles, large and small. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and

Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices $48-$58,

with $10 off for children ages 12 and under. 27570 Norris Center Drive,

Rolling Hills Estates. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (310)

544-0403 or go to www.palosverdesperformingarts.com.

PVAC Student Art Exhibition

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opens in the Main and Walker galleries of the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504

West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes CA. The exhibit will run through

May 29. Public reception from 4-6 p.m. tonight.

Saturday. May 7

Signatures Fashion Show and Luncheon

Luncheon, runway show of wearable art and boutique,12:30 p.m. in the

Atrium of Palos Verdes Art Center, $40.Purchase tickets on-line: www.artistsstudio-pvac.com,

by phone: 424-206-9902, in person: The Artists' Studio at


South Bay Epiphyllum show and sale

9 a.m. - 4 p.m..South Coast Botanic Garden and Arboretum, 26300 Crenshaw

Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For further information 310- 544-1948.


Sunday, May 8

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society

"Exceptional Succulent Plants in South African Habitat" by Jeremy Spath. 1:30

p.m., South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes

Peninsula 90274. For more information visit southcoastcss.org.

Second Sunday at Two

Presents Violinist Linda Wang and Pianist Robert Thies at 2 p.m. at Rolling Hills

United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd. Rolling Hills Estates. Free

Admission.Donations appreciated with 100% for artists. For more information

call 310-316-5574.

Mother’s Day Concert

The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will present its annual Mother’s Day Concert,

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Maestro Richard Schwalbe, conducted by acting

director Christine Hayes and guest conductor Randy Schwalbe, the son of

Maestro Schwalbe, who was the band’s music director from 1973 to 2005.

The band will play a number of Maestro Schwalbe’s favorites. 5 p.m. The concert

will be held in the Frances Young Hall at the South Coast Botanic Garden,

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Tickets are $10

each for adults, with free admission for children 12 years of age and under,

and are available in the Botanic Garden courtyard just prior to concert time.

For more information, call 310-792-8286 or visit www.pvsband.org.

Monday, May 9

Palos Verdes Gem and Mineral Society

Ever wonder where all the shiny metal that surrounds you comes from? Then

you won't want to miss "Metallic Minerals-where to find them" presented by

Jim Hathaway. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge to the public. Meet

and Greet at 6:30 pm. Program at 7 p.m. Community Room of Palos Verdes

Main Library, 701 Deep Valley Dr., RHE. Park on roof as program goes past

the closing hours of the library. Call 310-373-2696 for more information.

Tuesday,May 10

Dawn Unity

The Dawn Unity Group’s Interfaith Discovery Series will conclude its 15th season

with “Respect for Other Traditions.” The panel will discuss how religions

address interfaith relations at the congregation and higher levels as well as examine

the effects on core beliefs and teachings both past and present. Panel

consists of Rev. Jonathan Chute, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church; President

Mike Gazdik of the host congregation; Rev. Reinhard Krauss, UCLA, and Fr.

Thomas Rausch S.J., Loyola Marymount University. Bob Rothman will be the

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moderator. The ninety minute event is free to all and will conclude with cookies

and a chance to socialize, so join them and bring a friend. 7:30 p.m. at the

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5845 Crestridge Rd, RPV.

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the luncheon is $32. For reservations call Beverly Teresinski at 310-378-1349.

Thursday, May 12

Legally Blonde: The Musical - Auditions

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory will hold open auditions on

May 12-13 for a student production of the Broadway musical comedy “Legally

Blonde.” Students ages 12-18 may audition either date, and should come prepared

to sing and dance. Performance dates for the production are weekends,

July 15-24, at the Norris Theatre, and rehearsals begin June 10. This is

a tuition-based program, and scholarships are available based on financial

need. Auditions are held at the Conservatory Studios at 27525 Norris Center

Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, call (310) 544-0403, ext.

303, or visit www.norriscenter.com/education/auditions.

Friday, May 13

Stories of Africa

For all ages. Steve Blinder will present a short film documenting his experiences

in Africa as well as speak about travel, photography and animals. His photographic

travels have taken him to 6 continents. Steve was the winner of the

2015 PVLD “Art in Our Library” Popular Vote category and his work can be

seen throughout the Peninsula Center Library. 4 p.m. Peninsula Center Library

Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Questions? Please

contact Ketzie Diaz at kdiaz@pvld.org or 310-377-9584 ext. 230.


Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is excited to announce the upcoming

concert of Metropolitan Opera tenor, Aaron Blake, a Palos Verdes native.

Lauded as “a vocal powerhouse” by

the Los Angeles Times, Blake has

performed major roles at leading

opera houses all over the United

States and Europe. The concert is

free and donations are appreciated.

7:30 p.m. The church is located at

26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills

Estates. For further information, call


Saturday, May 14

South Coast Rose Society

See why roses are the “Queen of

Flowers” and clematis the “Queen

of Vines” at the South Coast Rose Society

show. All rose and clematis enthusiasts

are encouraged to enter

their blooms in the community show.

Entries are accepted between 7 and

10 a.m. Come early with show flowers;

the Rose Society will provide

vases for all blooms. Flower

arrangements should be in personal

vases. Hours for the public are 10

a.m. to 4 pm. South Coast Botanic

Garden, 23600 Crenshaw Boulevard,

Palos Verdes Peninsula. For

more information, see them on Facebook.

Springtime Splendor

The Palos Verdes Woman's Club will

have its 60th Annual Garden Tour

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from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beautiful Peninsula gardens will be featured and a

catered box lunch at Hesse Park. Tickets are $40 presale, $45 day of. All proceeds

go to scholarships and area charities. Tickets with directions to the homes

will be mailed when you send a business-sized, self- addressed, stamped envelope

with your check to P.V.W.C., P.O. Box 851, Palos Verdes Estates

90274. Tickets are also available at Corners of the World in Malaga Cove

Plaza, Nantucket Crossing on Silver Spur Road and the Kiosk at 1799 S.

Catalina. For further information, 310-541-1237.

Guided Nature Walk

View a premier example of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s

restoration of coastal sage scrub habitat on a guided nature walk of the White

Point Nature Preserve. Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn military history

of the area. This is a moderate walk. Free and open to the public. 3 p.m.

Take Western Ave. to the ocean and turn left onto Paseo del Mar. Drive ½

mile and park in lot. For more information, contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201

or sign up at www.pvplc.org/_events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Sunday, May 15

Photographing Nature

Learn new skills for the perfect shot with professional help from Paul’s Photo.

$30 per person. 9 – 11 a.m. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W

Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, 90731. For more information and to RSVP, visit

www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Grand Salon

The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic presents an evening of

world class music at the Grand Salon, at a spectacular Palos Verdes oceanfront

estate. This year's event will feature a performance by two outstanding Los


Angeles Philharmonic musicians: Catherine Ransom Karoly, Associate Principal

Flute and Joanne Pearce Martin, Keyboardist. As guests arrive, they will be

greeted by classical music performed by extraordinary young musicians from

Peninsula schools. Prior to the concert, guests will sample fine wine and an

array of gourmet tastings from notable South Bay restaurants. A silent auction

will benefit youth music education programs in the South Bay. 5 to 8 p.m. The

ticket price is $175 per person. For further information call 310- 544-1885

or email pclaphil@gmail.com.

Symphonic Winds

The Peninsula Symphonic Winds and Music Director Richard Babcock will present

their 20th Anniversary concert featuring band favorites including Godzilla

Eats Las Vegas!, where the brass section is at its frightening best, Selections

from Les Miserables, and When the Saints Go Marching In. The band will also

premiere Game Show by local composer Thomas Kahelin, which was commissioned

to commemorate the special occasion. 3 p.m. The concert will be

held at the Rolling Hills Covenant Church Community Center, 735 Silver Spur

Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets are $10 at the door or on-line at

www.pswinds.org; children under 12 are free with adult.The Peninsula Symphonic

Winds is a 50-member community band established in 1996 that gives

four to five concerts per year. The band rehearses on Wednesday evenings at

Harbor College, offering local musicians the opportunity to maintain and improve

their musical skills. Community members who play a band instrument

are welcome to join. See their web page, www.pswinds.org, for more information

or contact Bill Ailor 310-200-5482.

Thursday May 19

Rose Society meeting

South Coast Rose Society will hold its May meeting at South Coast Botanic

Chamber Orchestra

of South Bay

After Concert Reception

The Chamber Orchestra of South Bay

held their final concert of the 2015-16

concert season on April 9 at the Palos Verdes

Performing Art Center. The evening’s guest

featured soloist was Narek

Hakhnazaryan,cello who performed two

compositions by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. He

was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2011

XIV International Tchaikovsky competition,

the most prestigious prize given to a

cellist.As first Prize winner in the 2008

Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Narek debuted in the Young Concert

Artists Series in New York at Carnegie’s

Zankel Hall, and at the Kennedy Center in

Washington DC. Narek was born in 1988 in

Yerevan, Armenia into a family of musicians:

his father is a violinist and his mother

is a pianist. At the age of 12 he began studies

a the Moscow Conservatory with Alexey Seleznyov

and went on to work with Laurence

Lesser at the New England Conservatory of

Music in Boston A gala reception followed

the concert at the Norris.


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1. Feature soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan, COSB

Music Director Frances Striner and COSB President

of the Board, Peter Barrett.

2. Board member Marty Gamble, solist Narek

Hakhanazaryan and board president Peter Barrett.

3. COSB Assistant Conductor Hector Salazar with

guest artist Narek Hakhanazaryan.

4. Jerry Sorkin, a member of the COSB Board of

Directors and Zorica Sorkin with Narek.

5. Dorothy and Allen Lay and guest artist Narek


6. Chuck Klaus who gives the pre-concert preview

talks and Marylyn Klaus.

7. Nancy and Bob Miller, President Emeritus.

8. Dr, and Mrs. Jerome Unitan.

9. Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Miwako

Watanabe (center) with musicians.

10. David and Ann Buxton and David and Lois




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Garden. Ric Dykzeul, well-known and respected local

landscape designer who specializes in California native

plants, will discuss the use of perennials as border plantings.

He’ll also talk about perennials growing with roses

for height and texture enhancement and shrubs grown

with roses that can be used for cut foliage. 7 p.m. 26300

Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For further

information, please see them on Facebook.

Saturday, May 21

Big Volunteer Day

Join the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy and their partner

organizations at White Point Nature Preserve as they work

hard in the native demonstration garden to restore wildlife

habitat and create a place for the community to enjoy! 9

a.m. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Palos Verdes Library District

Classical Hindustani music with Suman Laha and Friends

at 3 p.m.: Peninsula Center Library Community Room. Join

them for an afternoon of classical Hindustandi music,

which is the North Indian style of Indian classical music.

The featured performers are Arup Chattopadhyay on

Tabla; Suman Laha on Veena; Niravroh Laha on Sitar; and

Nibedita Laha on Tanpura. Traditional Indian refreshments

will be served.Questions? Please contact Mary Cohen at

mcohen@pvld.org or 310-921-7519

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Rainbow Services will celebrate over

30 years of service providing shelter

for families affected by domestic violence

at its annual fundraiser, Sunset

Serenade. The dinner and

auction event will take place at the

Norris Pavilion in Palos Verdes, beginning

at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are

$200.This will be a unique evening

with the theme A New Chapter. The

live auction will feature many one-ofa-kind

items including Luxury Suite

tickets to a Staples Center game, a

gourmet dinner by Chef Michael

Shafer and Dodger tickets. Tickets

can be purchased on Rainbow Services’

website at www.RainbowServicesDV.org.

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Act II Fashion Fundraiser

Act II, a support group of Palos

Verdes Performing Arts, will present

its 10th annual fashion show and

luncheon fundraiser, “Spring into

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Tuesday, May 24

Republican Women

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Club Federated welcomes you to

meet at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Meet and Greet at 10:30 a.m.;

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Mac Users Meeting

All Mac/iPad/iPhone/Apple Watch users and potential users are welcome.

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p.m. Admission is free. Lomita VFW Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd. 310-644-3315,

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Ready, Willing and Able Musical Showcase

The fifth annual showcase for Ready, Willing and Able, a unique dance program

for special needs students, will be presented at the Norris Theatre. 4

p.m. No tickets or reservations are required, but donations are appreciated.

27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. For additional information

call Liz Cantine at (310) 874-9940.

Saturday, May 28

Habitat Restoration Presentation

Find out about the strategies the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy uses to restore

habitat with naturalist Johnny Perez. Free. 11 a.m. White Point Nature Education

Center, 1600 W Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro. For more information

and to RSVP, visit www.pvplc.org.

The Stranger: A Billy Joel Tribute

“The Stranger,” the premiere tribute to the music of one of the world’s most

talented performers – six-time Grammy winner Billy Joel – comes to the Norris

Theatre for one performance only! 8 p.m. Tickets 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

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Miraleste Intermediate Robotics

n The Miraleste Intermediate School VEX robotics team 7035 participated in the

California State Championship in Pasadena, March 12 and finished as State

Champions in both Robot Skills and Programming Skills. They also completed the

regular season as the highest ranked middle school in California for Robot Skills.

These accomplishments earned them an invitation to the 2016 VEX World Competition

in Kentucky in April.

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TMMC Luminaries/Novas

n Novas is a unique high school volunteer program offered through Torrance

Memorial Medical Center (TMMC). Beginning in the 9th grade, students work

throughout the year by volunteering their time and talents within the Healthcare

Foundation, Auxiliary, and Home Health and Hospice departments. Novas also

volunteer in Escort Services as Blue Jackets assisting hospital personnel with deliveries

and patient discharges. This year, Novas celebrates fourteen high school

seniors who have served over 3,800 hours throughout their four years volunteering

at TMMC: Andrew Tom, Rory Hubbard, Grant Kian Bazshushtari, Willie Hickok,

Lexi Underberger, Gabriela Strong, Alyssa Blinder, Brianne Insley, Jamie Chen,

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Team America Rocketry Challenge

n The Palos Verdes High School PVIT Rocketry Team has qualified to compete in

the National Finals of the 14th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC).

The team will face 99 of the top rocketry teams that qualified, out of 789 middle

and high school teams, from across the country. The TARC Final Fly-Off will take

place May 14 at Great Meadow in the Plains, V.A. This year’s contest challenged

students to design, build and fly a rocket carrying two raw eggs to an altitude of

850 feet, returning them to the ground with the eggs un-cracked within 44-46

seconds. The 6-member team, all 10th graders at PV High, includes Alex Detrick,

Christian Galvin, Cooper Gardner, Matthew Milutin, Connor Westcott and captained

by Wesley Rich. Team teacher advisors are Lorraine Loh-Norris and James

Warren; mentored by Steven Ning of SpaceX and Chris Rich. The team made

near-perfect qualifying flights at 849 feet and 44 seconds.

Pen High Shoe drive

n What did you do over spring break? Take a trip? Read a book? Well, for

Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Brett Jordan, it was a moving experience delivering

over 200 pairs of athletic shoes to Lindbergh Middle School in Long Beach. Brett

was introduced and met with Connie Maggie, the school principal, an administrator

and student council members. The students helped unload the many bags of

sorted athletic shoes. All were very excited and grateful for the athletic shoe donations.

The shoes were collected at the PV Peninsula High School shoe drive with

the help of many including the Shoes4Athletes club, the boys and girls cross country

teams and friends and family. Shoes For Athletes, a non-profit corporation, was

formed by PEN high senior Brett Jordan and Makenzie Jordan to provide athletic

shoes to the less fortunate in an effort to encourage and enhance their experience

in sports and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Shoes For Athletes can be seen on facebook

as Shoes for Athletes,

non-profit. Over his four

years at PV PEN high

school, Brett Jordan with the

help of many others was instrumental

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First Time

We like small jobs

/ Free estimates

What we do…

Plumbing, Electrical,

Drywall, Painting

& more.

Valente Marin




Vocal Technician

Piano Teacher


Jeannine McDaniel

Rancho Palos Verdes

20 year experience

All Ages







Quality Workmanship

Interior • Exterior

• Pressure Washing

• Decks

Free Estimates


Lic #614749









Lic. #770059

C-36 C-20 A




Licensed & Insured



New Construction

& Remodeling

Excellent References

Horusicky Construction



Credit cards accepted

Lic #309844, Bonded, Insured

April 2016Peninsula People 73



Patch Master


Patch Plastering

Interior • Exterior

• Venetian Plastering

• Ceiling Removal

• Drywall Work

• Acoustic

Ceiling Removal

• Water & Fire Restoration


Lic. # 687076 • C35-B1


Thank You South Bay for

50 Years of Patronage!

Residential • Commercial • Industrial

Plumbing 24/7 • Heating

Air Conditioning


800-354-2705 • 310-831-0737


Tile Reroof and

repair specialist


Family owned

business since 1978

Lic 831351




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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

License #904876

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