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Volume XXI, Issue 5 December 2016


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PENINSULA

Volume XXI, Issue 5

December 2016

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

Golf course designer David Kidd

Photo by David Fairchild

PROFILES

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Rolling Hills links to golf

by Kevin Cody

After a decade of costly and complicated lease negotiations,

Rolling Hills Country Club prepares to unveil a new, world

class golf course by Scottish course designer David Kidd

A taste of Terranea

by Richard Foss

Terranea Resort offers a new view and fresh presentation of

the familiar food and wine tasting concept.

Keys to Coleman

by Esther Kang

When not performing in international piano competitions,

Adam Coleman played saxophone in the Palos Verdes

Intermediate School band and then served as battery captain

in the Palos Verdes High School band.

Change of courses

by Richard Foss

HT Grill chef Nael Taki of HT Grill introduces a new menu,

but his signature style is still in evidence.

HIGHLIGHTS

14 Providence Gala

20 Viva España

24 Peninsula Heritage gala

30 Land Conservancy garden to table

34 Freedom 4 U

36 Torrance Memorial Grammys

44 Peninsula Symphony 50th Anniversary

68 Fort MacArthur reenactment

74 Lunada Bay Harvest Festival

DEPARTMENTS

42 Peninsula gift guide

46 Peninsula calendar

72 Around and about

81 Home services

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Providence Gala

Benefiting Cardiovascular

Center

The Providence Celebration Gala, benefiting

the Torrance and San Pedro Providence

Little Company of Mary Medical

Centers, celebrated its 40th annual masquerade

fundraiser at Terranea Resort. The

black tie event specifically supported the

new Cardiovascular Center of Excellence.

Major donors included American Honda

Motor Co., The Centofante family, Driftwood

Healthcare Center and the Jacqueline

Glass family. The high tech auctions utilized

the guests’ smartphones for bidding.

The evening was an inspirational event,

emphasizing compassionate community

healthcare.

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PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

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1. Glenn Thompson and LaRae Mardesic Bechmann.

2. David and Maria Schinderle, Jake and Tracey

Pierson.

3. Neil and Sanam Chhabria.

4. Nazanin Azadi M.D. and Vanessa Benitez.

5. Raju Chhabria, Carlin and Art Edelstein.

6. Beatrice Schlatter, Janet Teague and Philo

Chhabria.

7. Lynn and Jim Watson.

8. Sassan Farjami M.D. and Beata Farjami, Arty

and Kathy Feles.

9. Uriah Melchizedek and Andreea Maxim.

10. Pat and Debbie Greene, Joan and Tom

Connaghan.

11. Sanam Chhabria, Marshall Varon and Shintia

Lynch.

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Fine Homes and Luxury Properties

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SEA BREEZE

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4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3,643 sq ft Home, 16,487 sq ft Lot

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Panoramic Catalina, Ocean & Endless Sunset Views!

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OFFERED AT $3,500,000

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Viva España!

Benefits LA Phil

An intimate, gourmet dinner for

10 was held September 18 at the

Palos Verdes home of Ed and Nancy

DeRenzis. The dinner was the result

of a silent auction prize donated and

hosted by the DeRenzises and Van

and Diana Honeycutt. Chef Matt

Todd prepared a Spanish menu that

included five appetizers, three tapas

courses, two main courses and

dessert. Paired wines were poured by

Jeff Bonafede, owner of Uncorked in

Hermosa Beach. All proceeds went to

the Peninsula Committee for the LA

Philharmonic of which Nancy and

Diana are members. The Peninsula

Committee was founded in 1952 to

help support the LA Philharmonic

and local youth music instruction and

education.

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PHOTOS BY JULIE SISKOWIC

1. Bud Guthrie, David and Barbara Hart,

Linda Bhatia, Karen Gottlieb, Marian Hall,

David Jones, Bill and Phyllis Glantz,

Sharon Guthrie.

2. Jeff Bonafede of Uncorked in Hermosa

Beach.

3. Hosts Nancy and Ed DeRenzis.

4. Tortilla Española, trio of Spanish

cheese, jamon, Spanish olives.

5. Entertainment by flamenco guitarist.

6. Chef Matt Todd.

7. Tomatoes stuffed with couscous and

wild mushrooms.

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Peninsula Heritage Gala

at Brouwerij West

Peninsula Heritage School’s annual Spring Gala, hosted by the

PHS Parents Association, brought together parents, friends,

trustees, teachers and administrators at the festive Brouwerij West

in San Pedro. Parents Association co-president and gala chair Tristen

Moffett, and her committee chairs organized an extensive silent

auction, a superb New York Food Co. dinner, and an exciting live

auction. Proceeds benefited Peninsula Heritage’s athletic facilities.

1. Nancy Dineen, Head of School

Patricia Cailler and Renee Dokmanovich.

2. Alicia Yarak, Tony Drockton and

Patricia Hogan.

3. Rick and Dee Edler, Eric Gutierrez

and Mike Dokmanovich.

4. Maria Auerbach, PHS Trustee

Art Auerbach and PHS teacher

Kimarie Lynn.

5. PHS Trustee Zita Macdonald,

Head of School Patricia Cailler and

PHS Trustee Robin Mearns.

6. PHS Parents Assoc. Co-Chair

Kate McKenna, gala Committee

Chair Emily Gutierrez, and gala

Chair Tristen Moffett.

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Chris Adlam

310.493.7216

www.chrisadlam.com

Gorgeous 6 bedroom Palos Verdes Estates home. Built in 2005, and designed by Edward Carson Beall, this

6200 square foot home has it all! Wine cellar, pool, spa, tennis court, ocean view, and more! $4,999,000


Panoramic Queen's Necklace and ocean views from this Coastal Classic in PVE. Charm throughout

with 3 bedrooms and a beautiful veranda and brick patios! $1,895,000

Chris Adlam

310.493.7216

www.chrisadlam.com

Incredible Lower Lunada Bay home with 4 bedrooms, office, great indoor/outdoor living spaces and a

large, flat backyard with pool, spa, patios and grass play yards. $2,699,000


Beautiful, contemporary 6 bedroom home in Palos Verdes Estates with ocean views. Over 5400

square feet with open, spacious living spaces. Pool and spa too! $3,199,000

Chris Adlam

310.493.7216

www.chrisadlam.com

Sprawling one level in Palos Verdes Estates with over 5100 square feet and 5 bedrooms.

Huge street-to-street flat lot with tennis court, pool, spa, sauna and more. $3,899,000


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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Land Conservancy

Terranea Pastoral Garden-to-Table Dinner

An illuminated coastline was the backdrop to an extraordinary evening benefiting the

preservation of the Peninsula’s natural landscape. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land

Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort and Whole Foods Market hosted the

Basque themed alfresco dinner. Using only local ingredients, Terranea’s Executive Chef

Bernard Ibarra created a special menu starting with rosemary sangria cocktails and following

with an organic array of sustainable foods and wine. Co-chair Diana Heffernan described

the sold out event as “the ideal fit for the communal garden-to-table event, where

guests enjoy old friends and meet new ones….”

Terri A. Haack, a member of the Conservancy’s President’s Advisory Council and President

of Terranea Resort spoke to guests saying she was delighted to host this special

evening and that it offered a “unique experience that will benefit and support an important

cause close to all of our hearts - preserving our natural landscape.” Sponsors were entered

to win many prizes including a 2-night get-away at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco

with dinner at the Michelin Star Luce Restaurant. Other prizes included a beautiful

painting by acclaimed plein air artist Dan Dempster and guests also had a chance to win

a pair of Silver Oak reserve wines and a VIP wine tasting for 6 at the Silver Oak Winery.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN,

KIM D. WEST AND LORI HIRSCH STOKOE

1. Executive Director

Andrea

Vona, Diana

Heffernan-

Schrader, Sharon

Ryan, Terranea

President Terri

Haack.

2. William

Hadley, President

of the Board Dr.

Cassie Jones,

Charlotte and

Allen Ginsburg.

3. Jeralyn Glass,

Jacqueline Glass,

President of the

Board Dr. Cassie

Jones, Jill

Gregerson, Diane

and Jim Staes,

Becky Cool, Don

Tuffli.

4. Becky Cool

and Executive Director

Andrea

Vona.

5. Janet Grothe,

Joelle Arnado,

Susan Fitzhenry,

Jolie Rhinehart.

6. Dan Thomas,

Kevin Kim, David

Dykzeul, William

Hadley, Andrew

DeCristofaro,

Sean Hassett,

John Moffitt.

7. Sharon Ryan,

Chuck Klaus and

Marylyn

Ginsburg-Klaus.

8. Austin and

Brandon Nash.

9. Dimitri and

Leah Bizoumis.

10. Joaquin and

Teresa Madrenas

and Evi and David

Meyer.

11. Diana

Heffernan-

Schrader (far

right) enjoying

sunset with

guests.

12. Steve

Napolitano,

Dimitri and Leah

Bizoumis,

Rebekah Kim.

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LILY LIANG PRESENTS:

3300 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes

5 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, 12,270 Sq.ft., Lot Size 1.12 acres

2990 Twin Harbors View Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

4 Bedrooms + Library, 6 Bathrooms, 6,208sq. Ft, Spacious Media Room,

Bonus Room/Gym,Huge Wine Cellar

12 San Miguel, Rolling Hills Estates

www.12SanMiguel.com

$3,599,000, 5 Bedrooms + Library 6 Bathrooms, 4,500+ sq ft, Approx.

20,000 sq ft lot, Catalin & Ocean Views, Salt water pool/spa & waterfall

5288 Willow Wood Rd., Rolling Hills Estates

www.lilyliang.com

$1,099,000, 4bdrm, 2ba, 1,971 sq ft, Lot Size 9,185 sq ft

Single level home within close proximity to schools & shopping

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PALOS VERDES’ FINEST HOMES & ESTATES FOR OVER 30 YEARS!

COMING

SOON

Monte Malaga, Palos Verdes Estates

$2,399,000, Price includes lot with plans only, 13,000+ sq. ft. lot. 5,000 sq. ft.

Interior, Infinity pool, Ocean/Coastline/Redondo to Malibu Views

605 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates

$28,000/Mo., 6 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, 6,800+ sq ft, 33,000 sq ft

lot, Landmark Oceanfront Chateau , 1 year Lease

FOR

LEASE

FOR

LEASE

1724 Esplanade #B, Redondo Beach

$10,000/Mo., 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,830 sq. ft., Fully furnished,

1-year Min lease

24 Narcisa Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

$7,500/mo., 1825 sq.ft., Resort living at it’s best! Fully Furnished and

Boasting incredible ocean & Catalina Island views!

550 Silver Spur Rd. Suite 240, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275

December 2016


S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

Glass receives Freedom4U

George and Etty Allen Award

L

ong time Peninsula volunteer and benefactor Jacky Glass was presented

with the George and Etty Allen Lifetime Achievement Award

during the recent Releasing Youth Into Purpose dinner hosted by Freedom4You

at the Palos Verdes Country Club. In addition to Freedom4You,

Glass volunteers for dozens of other charity and community programs,

including H.E.L.P., the Norris Theater, St. Peter’s by the Sea and the Los

Angeles Philharmonic.

Freedom4U helps parents and teens move towards healthier living and

away from substance abuse, using, peer mentors, healthy activities and

service learning. “The unique thing about our program is we will involve

kids in healthy social activities and our service-learning projects,” said

director George Allen.

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1. Jacky Glass receives the George

and Etty Allen Lifetime Achievement

Award from Greg Allen.

2. Freedom4U leadership teens share

their experiences.

3. The Freedom4U Teen band.

4. Jamie Born and friends.

5. Dr. Greg Allen, Dr. Charles Park, Dr.

Nicole Wesley, Mitzi Cress and Jens

Brandt.

6. Jesse Allen, Joanne Culverhouse,

Roma Mistry, Greg and Christine Allen.

7. Freedom4U Board Members

Michael Kroll, Greg Allen, Lauren

Forbes, Ashton Smith, Suzy

Zimmerman, Peter Boesen and John

Corrales.

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Enjoy The Holidays in a Spectacular Lake Arrowhead Estate

160 Cedar Ridge Drive

9 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 16,000 sq ft

$4,925,000

Spectacular French Chateau located in the gated enclave of multi-million dollar homes in Cedar Ridge Estates. Nestled on 2.73 acres

of wooded land, this private property showcases a main residence, separate apt, and a guest house. featuring 9 ensuite bedrooms,

11 baths, 9 fireplaces, and an elevator. Mature cedar and pine trees provide an ideal setting for this impeccably maintained, elegant

remodeled estate. A Magnificent Grate Room with 25 Ft. ceiling, grand fireplace and a gorgeous hand painted mural is the focal

point of this stunning French Manor. Spacious kitchen features a banquette, stainless steel appliances and a butler's pantry. All the

bedrooms are generous in size and beautifully decorated. Retreat to the gentleman's den w/bar and spiral staircase leading up to

the 2nd floor library. A child's fantasy bedroom has 12 built-in bunk beds and an adorable kids bathroom. On the lower level is a

separate apartment w/ 2 bedrooms and kitchen; a wine cellar, gym, and a 3/4 bath. A Fairy Tale guest house offers all the amenities

of a small home w/ 2 car garage. Grounds include an outdoor kitchen, children's playground, fruit trees and several areas to enjoy

the amazing vistas. Lake and beach privileges are included. It's a castle in the Forest.

Shirley Walters

Coldwell Banker- Redlands

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Jane Angel

Previews Property Specialist

Coldwell Banker- PV Beach Cities

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L

And the GRAMMY

Goes to…

Torrance Memorial patrons

The Torrance Memorial Foundation hosted

a dinner party at the GRAMMY Museum

at LA Live to recognize its foundation patrons.

More than 100 guests spent the evening viewing

the exhibits featuring the clothing, work

and career milestones of legends such as The

Beatles, Michael Jackson and The Rolling

Stones, as well as trying their hand at being

rock stars with various hands-on exhibits.

After taking in the displays, donors enjoyed

dinner and wine on the museum’s rooftop terrace

with spectacular views of the Los Angeles

skyline. Craig Leach, president and CEO

of Torrance Memorial, thanked patrons for

their support of the medical center. For

more information on the Torrance

Memorial Patrons program, visit

torrancememorial.org/giving.

1. Sandy VandenBerge, Kim

Vallee and Song Klein.

2. Nadine Bobit and Pam Crane.

3. Adam Wagner and Sandra

Sanders.

4. Pam Crane, Sally Eberhard and

Judy Sipes.

5. Dan and Marie Stefferud, Barbara

Bentley, Phil and Christina

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Pavesi and David Bentley.

6. Scott and Krissie Douglas,

Greg and Grant Geiger.

7. Liz and Rich Umbrell, Heidi

Hoffman M.D. and Erin Hoffman.

8. Christie Otis, Russ Varon,

Shintia Lynch, Marshall Varon,

Paula Bold and Ed Bold, M.D.

9. David and Ann Buxton.

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10. Del McCulloch, Diana and

Van Honeycutt, Bobbie and George

Farinsky.

11. Kim Vallee, Judy Gassner,

Song Klein, Buddy Parks, Carla

Zanino and Kathleen Parks.

PHOTOS BY DEIDRE DAVIDSON

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The Gift of Luxury

A Sparkling Holiday

Inspired by nature and the beauty of

the world around us, Yael's signature

style blends vintage with classical and

modern influences.

Medawar Fine Jewelers

810C Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 544-0052

medawarfinejewelers.com

Give the gift of

Terranea, with indulgent

experiences for friends

and family members including

resort stays, spa

treatments, golf, outdoor

adventures, dining, and

more.

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way,

Rancho Palos Verdes

(866) 990-7289

Terranea.com

A Gift of Beauty

Purchase a gift certificate at Celibre Medical Laser

Dermatology in November or December and receive

10% off the value.

Celibre

23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Second Floor, Torrance

(800) 689-1571. Celibre.com/beach

Always a delicious gift!

Admiral Risty Gift Certificates

Available in any denomination and they

never expire.

Stop in or call Wayne or Tim today!

The Admiral Risty

(310) 377-0050

www.admiralristy.com

31250 P.V. Drive West • Rancho Palos Verdes

The Magic of Mova

Luxurious, eco-friendly

globes that channel energy

from ambient light and

the earth’s magnetic field

to rotate continuously on

their own.

Nantucket Crossing

867 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 377-7201

nantucketcrossing.com

Celebrate the Season with books

by Mary Jo Hazard

The Peacocks of Palos Verdes, P is for Palos Verdes and

Palo’s World

Available at Pointe Discovery at Terranea, Nantucket

Crossing, Point Vicente Interpretive Center and on

Amazon.com

MaryJoHazard.com

Info@MaryJoHazard.com

Morgan’s Jewelers

Palos Verdes

Peninsula Shopping

Center 50-C

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 541-2052

Morgansjewelerspv.com

Give the Gift of

Authentic Italian Cooking

at Deluca Trattoria this Holiday Season.

Gift certificates, private dining available

for family, business, social events.

Lunch & Dinner.

Deluca Trattoria

225 Richmond Street

Downtown El Segundo

(310) 640-7600

Delucapasta.com

ift Guide

The Perfect Place

for your Holiday Parties & Special Events!

Join Us Dec. 24-25 and New Year’s Eve -

for party, live music and dancing!

La Rive Gauche

320 Tejon Place

Palos Verdes Estates

(310) 378-0267

LaRiveGauchePV.com

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Musical Gifts for Everyone

Give a gift that lasts a lifetime. Music

Rhapsody has instruments and lessons

for all ages. Perfect gifts for teachers

too! Learn more at MusicRhapsody.com.

Music Rhapsody

1603 Aviation Blvd. #1, Redondo Beach

(310) 376-8646

MusicRhapsody.com

Morgan’s Jewelers Palos Verdes

Peninsula Shopping Center 50-C

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 541-2052

Morgansjewelerspv.com

Give the Gift of Travel

Give that special someone a memorable trip

from custom vacations to exotic cruises or simply

a flight to a favorite destination. Travel is

happiness and one of the only things to buy that

makes a person richer.

We are an accredited full service Travel Agency

in the South Bay.

Pacific Heights Travel

Your Holiday Travel Planner

2204 Elm Ave., Manhattan Beach

(310) 802-0066 or PacificHeightsTrvl@gmail.com

PacificHeightsTravelAgency.com

The Gift of Relaxation

Give the gift of a

therapeutic,

stress relieving, relaxing

thai massage

Men / Women / Couples

Body Scrub, Swedish, Sports, Thai

$60/hr * $10 OFF

Original Thai Massage

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(310) 539-6097

2231 Lomita Blvd, Lomita

Holiday 2016

Mama Terano

Don’t forget about Mama Terano for

your last minute to-go food.

We can fill in the voids or do the

whole thing! Call us for details.

Mama Terano

815 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 377-5757

Mama Terano Cafe

36 Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates

(310) 375-6767

Mamaterano.com

Timeless treasure

Hermês watches embody French

elegance and most are inspired by

timeless styling of equestrian and

nautical themes.

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50th Anniversary

Gala

Peninsula Symphony Orchestra

The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra celebrated

its 50th anniversary of presenting

free concerts to the community during a dinner

served by the Red Onion at the Rolling

Hills home of Richard Colyear. Dinner was

followed by a concert of wind instruments

conducted by maestro Gary Berkson. Guests

enjoyed strolling through the Versailles-style

gardens and viewing the orchid greenhouse,

roosters, doves and horses, including a

Friesian show horse.

Maestro Joseph Valenti who lived in Palos

Verdes Estates, founded the orchestra at the

Unitarian Church on Monte Malaga Drive

during a rainy night in 1967. His goal was to

provide music for the betterment of the community

and have the orchestra achieve national

prominence. John Williams, the

organization’s president, has been instrumental

in securing continuing support from the

community.

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4. Terri Zinkiewicz and president John Williams.

5. Jackie Crowley, Eugene McAdoo, Wayne Lynch

and Martha Mathes.

6. Betty and Jack Reider.

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9. Lisa Valenti Barnes and Marion Ruth.

10. Host Richard Colyear, Terry Dallam and Cliff

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CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

Compiled by Mary Jane Schoenheider

You can email your event to our address: penpeople@easyreadernews.com

All submissions must be sent by the 10th of each month prior to event taking place.

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will appeal to everyone on your list. All proceeds benefit local philanthropic

programs. Sale Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Now through January 4, 2017. 1441 W. 8th Street (Weymouth Corners),

San Pedro. (310) 832-8355 ext. 221.

Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20

Nutcracker

Peninsula School of Performing Arts performs The Nutcracker. Saturday, 2

and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling

Hills Estates. (310) 544-0403 x221 or pspadance.com.

Saturday, November 19

“Unbranded” Horses

Part of the PV Land Conservancy’s Beauty in Nature series, “Unbranded” is

a film about 16 mustangs and four men riding Mexico to Canada. The documentary

tracks the fresh-out-of-college buddies as they set out on the adventure

of a lifetime. 4 p.m. $10. 18 and under free. Tickets at pvplc.org or (310)

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541-7613. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W 6th St, San Pedro.

Promenade Tree lighting

Enjoy local youth talent from Amuse Music Center and Elite Dance, sip hot

cocoa and meet a surprise guest. Free. 5 p.m. Promenade on the Peninsula,

550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates.

Saturday, November 26

Guided Nature Walk

Sponsored by PVP Land Conservancy. 10 - 11 a.m. White Pt Nature Preserve,

San Pedro. Information (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at: pvplc.org.

Sunday, November 27

Another ‘Cracker

Elite Dance Studio presents Twisted Nutcracker. 3 p.m. Warner Grand Theater,

478 West 6th Street, San Pedro. elitedancepac.com for tickets, info.

Tuesday, November 29

ACT II Back to Broadway auditions

Act II, a support group for Palos Verdes Performing Arts, is looking for talented

performers to sing and dance to favorites from Broadway musicals at its 31st

annual variety show. Auditions for “Back To Broadway” will be held at the

Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion. Appointments for both solos and groups are being

taken for times between 5:30 to 10 p.m. Participants should choose music

from a popular Broadway musical to tie in with this year’s theme, and come

prepared with a three minute act of dancing, singing or a combination of a

special talent. An accompanist will be available. This season’s show is set for

March 3-5, 2017 at the Norris Theatre. This year’s production will be in a different

format, with audience members invited to participate in some of the

numbers. For more information call co-producer Maureen Brugh at (310) 375-

3328. 501 Indian Peak Road in Rolling Hills.

Torrance Memorial’s Annual Holiday Festival

TMMC begins its 33rd annual Holiday Festival fundraiser. The festival features

more than 36 themed, decorated trees, live entertainment, the South Bay’s

largest holiday boutique, an opportunity drawing, children's activities and a

food court. Tree themes include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “The

Magic of Oz,” and “Floating Through the Decades,” featuring award-winning

floats by the Torrance Rose Float Association. $5. Hours: Tuesday, Nov. 29,

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Dec.

1, Saturday, Dec. 3, Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senior Days: (free for

seniors and those with limited mobility) Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Thursday,

Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Service Group Night: ($2 admission

for nonprofit and community service group members) Thursday, Dec. 1, 4 to

9 p.m. Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. For

more information, call (310) 517-4606 or visit TorranceMemorial.org/holidayfestival.

Torrance Memorial’s Festival Fashion Show

Cocktail and evening dresses by Kevan Hall Designs, as well as rare and original

fur fashions and designs by Edwards-Lowell Furs Beverly Hills will be

shown. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $125 per person. For tickets call (310) 517-

4606 or visit TorranceMemorial.org/holidayfestival.

Friday-Saturday, December 2-3

PV Art Center Holiday Art Sale

Friday, 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reception Friday December

2 from 5 to 8 p.m. with holiday entertainment and refreshments hosted by

The Circle. Since 1975, Palos Verdes Art Center has held an art sale to welcome

the Holiday Season. This year's PVAC Student and Instructor Holiday

Sale will feature ceramics, glass, textiles and jewelry, as well as painting,

drawing and prints. A percentage of the proceeds funds much needed equip-

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St. John Fisher Catholic Church

Christmas Eve, December 24

Masses in Church and

Parish Activity Center

4:00 pm Church

4:00 pm Parish Activity Center

6:00 pm Church

8:00 pm Church

Midnight Mass Church

Carols begin at 11:30 pm

Christmas Day, December 25

All Masses in Church

7:30 am

9:00 am

10:45 am

12:30 pm

No evening Mass

Please join us as we celebrate the

Birth of Our Lord

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Rancho Palos Verdes 310-377-5571 www.sjf.org

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ment for the PVAC studios. Palos

Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge

Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

(310) 541-2479. info@pvartcenter.org.

Friday, December 2

Seaside Beaders

A special interest group of the Embroiderers'

Guild of America is meeting

at 9:30 a.m., at St. Francis

Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa,

Palos Verdes Estates. This will be a

"catch up" meeting to finish projects

started earlier in the year. Visitors

are welcome and you may bring

your own project to work on. For

more information, please call Idele

(310 540-6104 or visit our web

page at azureverdeega.com/

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Banning Luncheon

Victorian Christmas Luncheon in the

Stagecoach Barn, 11:30 a.m. -

1:30 p.m. Elegant plated lunch, holiday

entertainment and special

sneak preview of Victorian-decorated

Museum. Banning Museum,

401 East ‘M’ Street, Wilmington.

Call (310) 548-2005 for tickets and

reservations.

TMMC Festival Gala

The Festival Night Dinner Gala will

include silent and live auctions. 5:30

to 10 p.m. $300 per person/$550

per couple. Bid online from November

9 through 22 by visiting biddingforgood.com/holidayfestival.To

make reservations to attend any of

the events or for Opportunity Drawing

tickets, call the Foundation at

(310) 517-4703. For recorded general

event information, call (310)

517-4606 or visit TorranceMemorial.org/holidayfestival.

Saturday-Sunday,

December 3-4

Victorian Celebration

Kick off the holiday season in grand

style at the Banning Museum’s Annual

Victorian Christmas Celebration

and Open House! Event admission

is free. Visitors will enjoy period entertainment,

tours of the Museum

decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments,

a children’s craft, a

blacksmith, a horse-drawn trolley

ride between The Banning Museum

and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

as well as local food and craft

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vendors. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. 401 East M Street, Wilmington.

(310) 548-7777 or visit Thebanningmuseum.org.

Saturday, December 3

Santa breakfast

Treat your family to a personal visit with Santa at Ruby’s Diner, 8:30-10:30

a.m. Bring your camera! Seating is limited. Adults $15, children under 12

free. Cash or check only. (310) 544-7829. Promenade on the Peninsula, 550

Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates.

Sea salt seminar

Attendees will enjoy an intimate workshop, salt pairing, and wine, as they

learn about the Terranea’s sea salt harvesting process with award-winning

chefs. 10 a.m. Sea Salt Conservatory, located adjacent to the Palos Verdes

Ballroom Terrace. $65 per person, advance reservations required. For more

information contact (310) 265-2885. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos

Verdes.

Sunday, December 4

Family Hike

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy family hike with their naturalist

guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon

with amazing views of the city. Free. All ages welcome. For more information,

contact (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities. First Saturday

Family Hike at George F Canyon, 9 a.m.

Holiday boat parade

More than 60 vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate in the 54th Annual

Los Angeles Harbor Holiday

Afloat Parade starting at 6 p.m. in

the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

has been invited to serve as this

year’s Grand Marshal to preside

over this spectacular display of boats

celebrating the nation’s largest international

trade gateway. laharborholidayafloat.org.

Bach’s Magnifcat

Johann Sebastian Bach’s first major

liturgical composition with a Latin

text, written in 1723 for Christmas

Day. Evening will culminate in celebratory

Christmas carols with audience

participation. Celebrate this

season with the JMN Singers, accompanied

by a professional instrumental

ensemble and operatic

soloists, fill the hall with joyous

sound! 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$40.

Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center

Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. (310)

544-0403 x221 or jmnsingers.com.

Lunch with Santa

Torrance Memorial’s Lunch with

Santa will include face painting,

crafts, clowns and photos with Santa

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Bay’s largest holiday boutique or in the Children’s Marketplace or Senior’s

Marketplace for one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer items under $5. 11 a.m. to 1

p.m. $15 per person (minors must be supervised by a paid adult). Torrance

Memorial Medical Center, Richard B. Hoffman, M.D., Health Conference Center,

3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Call (310) 517-4606 or visit TorranceMemorial.org/holidayfestival

to purchase tickets or for more information.

San Pedro holiday parade

Enjoy a festive holiday extravaganza beginning at 1 p.m. Parade travels up

Pacific Ave. at 13th St., turns right on Sixth St and ends at Palos Verdes St.

Free. For more info, spholidayparade.com.

Holiday Concert Wonder and Joy

Celebrate the season with the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band’s annual holiday

concert, Wonder and Joy, at 5 p.m. in the Frances Young Hall at the South

Coast Botanic Garden. The program consists of traditional Christmas, winter,

and Hanukkah favorites, including Morton Lauridsen’s beautiful O Magnum

Mysterium. The band is especially honored to feature guest musician James

Miller, Associate Principal Trombone with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Tickets

are only $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. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Speaker series

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11 Chakras. Noon - 1 p.m. Wayfarers Chapel Speaker Series, 5755 Palos

Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 377-1650 ext.222.

Celebration of the season

Enjoy lively entertainment, holiday crafts for all ages and spirited music from

local entertainment at Terranea’s tree lighting ceremony. Share your holiday

spirit and bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots. 5 p.m. Complimentary

with toy donation. Catalina

Terrace, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho

Palos Verdes. For information, (310)

265-2800.

Sat., December 10

Guided Nature Walk

By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

at Filiorum Reserve, 9 a.m.

Walk Jack’s Hat Trail on this 191-

acre property linking the Three Sisters

and Portuguese Bend Reserves.

This wildlife corridor boasts beautiful

ocean views and native habitat. This

is a strenuous walk. Park on the

street on Ocean Terrace Drive near

Pacifica Drive, RPV. Free and open

to the public. For more information,

contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or

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

Volunteer Day at White

Point Nature Preserve

Help beautify the native demonstration

garden and surrounding habitat,

9 a.m. – noon. Sign up at

pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Family Storytime

Stories, songs and more for all at the

White Point Nature Education Center,

10 a.m. Share the joy of story

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telling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings.

Retired Children’s Librarian Carla Sedlacek will read stories and

lead activities featuring nature themes using exciting props and songs. Bring

the whole family! Free. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at:

pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Holiday Ice Spectacular

Group and solo performances, all ages and levels. 5 p.m. Promenade Ice

Chalet, 550 Deep Valley Dr., RHE. (310) 541-6630.

Nutcracker, too

San Pedro City Ballet returns with a holiday season tradition, featuring their

corps de ballet and some of San Pedro's ballet stars of the future. Truly a magical

experience for the entire family. 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets $19-$39. Warner

Grand Theater, 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro. SanPedroCityBallet.org.

Sunday, December 11

Annual Christmas Pageant

Neighborhood Church will be presenting the annual Christmas Pageant at 6

p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Music by the Bell Choir and caroling will begin at

5:30 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary where the Christmas journey begins. Everyone

is invited to attend this traditional Christmas event retelling the Christmas

story enacted in picturesque tableaus set in scenic locations throughout the

property of the beautiful Neighborhood Church. Be stirred by the Annunciation

and awed by the Christmas star and angels. Visit the shepherds overlooking

their flocks by a fireside surrounded by animals in a stunning pastoral setting.

Be turned away at the Inn. View the Magi in their glorious attire, bearing gifts

to the blessed newborn Jesus. See Herod’s Court in all its decadence and

grandeur, and finally end your journey at the scene of new hope, the Nativity

set in a cliffside grotto. This is an event suitable for the entire family and is offered

each year free to the public. A

Christmas offering of canned goods

for a local food bank will be collected.

The Neighborhood Church is

located at 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos

Verdes Estates. For information call

(310) 200-1798.

Nutcracker redux

San Pedro City Ballet’s holiday tradition.

A magical experience for the

entire family. 2 p.m. Tickets $19-

$39. Warner Grand Theater, 478

West 6th Street, San Pedro. SanPedroCityBallet.org.

Swinging holiday

A Big Band Christmas- featuring

Gene Krupa Tribute Orchestra. 2

p.m. Norris Theater, 27570 Norris

Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates.

(310) 544-0403. palos verdesperformingarts.com

Holiday Chorale concert

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

Holiday Concert: A Joyful Holiday

Festival. 7:30 p.m. Tickets De

Giebler, (310) 779-3072. Armstrong

Theater, 3330 Civic Center

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Nature Walk

Hosted by Los Serenos De Pt. Vicente

at Abalone Cove Park. 1 p.m. 5970

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Dinner with Carols

Admiral Risty Restaurant hosts tableside

caroling beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Songs performed by the Los Cancioneros

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Friday, December 16

Full Moon Hike

At George F Canyon with the Palos

Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Explore nocturnal sights with an expert

naturalist under a full moon at

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The Palos Verdes Art Center

hosts exhibits by three artists

working with noir themes

through December 31. Los Angeles

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neon art, Cuban artist Kadir

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and Los Angeles photographer

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Saturday, December 17

Peninsula holiday celebration

The merchants of the Peninsula Center host a holiday celebration for the whole

family, noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy Santa photos, a DJ spinning holiday music, face

painting and a wheel of fortune for prizes! Silver Spur Rd. at Hawthorne Blvd.

Located across from the Baskin Robbins. For more info: peninsulashoppigcenter.com.

Holiday concert

Join Maestro Steven Allen Fox and the Golden State Pops Orchestra for a spirited

and sublime performance of holiday film music and traditional favorites.

8 p.m. Warner Grand Theater, 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro. gspo.com.

Sunday, Dec. 18

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Tuesday-Friday,

December 20-23

Visit with Santa

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A decade of lease negotiations nearly

forced Rolling Hills Country Club to

close permanently and did force it to close

for two years. Now it is awaiting the

opening of a new golf course that may

rival the best in the world

Golf course designer David Kidd during a visit last month to

Rolling Hills Country Club. Photo by David Fairchild


Rolling Hills Country Club general manager Greg Young, club president Aubie Goldenberg

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Kidd

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Lande invited golf course designer

David Kidd to walk the Rolling

Hills Country Club golf course. That

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Washington, had been named

the best new golf course in the

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with the opening of Bandon Dunes in

Oregon in 1999. Bandon Dunes was

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golfing’s birthplace, and the equally

historic Scottish course Gleneagles,

where Kidd grew up as the son of the

golf course’s superintendent.

Lande grew up in Rancho Palos

Verdes in a home his mother still lives

in. He attended Chadwick School and

USC and is the founder of The Chadmar

Group, named after his son Chad

and daughter Marisa. Chadmar built

the Grand Del Mar Golf Club, its 134

fairway homes and the neighboring,

five-star Grand Del Mar Hotel.

Lande planned to build 114 fairway

homes at Rolling Hills and wanted

Kidd to design the club’s new golf

course.

“I looked at the practice range and

thought, Oh, this may not be all I had

hoped for. It was, not the worst I’d

seen, but close,” Kidd would recall.

“It was obvious the course had been

cobbled together over generations

and not a lot of thought had been

given to the overall composition.”

“I was on the point of thanking

Chuck for the opportunity and leaving

when we reached the highest

point of the course and I was able to

look down into the quarry. It wasn’t

a rock quarry. It was a sand quarry.”

“Sand is the elixir of life to a golf

course designer. Knowing we had

hundreds of acres of sand next to the

course meant we had the sacred in-

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The clubhouse is designed by architect Bob Altevers, whose other golf course clients

Club. It will offer fine and casual dining rooms and a banquet room, ballroom,

gredient to make a great course, ” Kidd said.

Kidd was also attracted by the opportunity to build a course overlooking

Los Angeles, adding views of a third global city to TPC Stonebrae, overlooking

San Francisco and Beaverbrook, overlooking London.

A third appeal, which Kidd alluded to during a recent visit to Rolling

Hills, was the opportunity to quiet his critics.

‘I’ve heard a few green-eyed monsters say my courses are successful because

I get great sites.” That criticism wouldn’t apply to the Rolling Hills

site because Kidd planned to level the site, literally.

Into the rough

Kidd was correct in his assessment that the course had been cobbled together.

Rolling Hills Country Club opened in 1963 as a par-3, nine-hole

course squeezed onto 14 acres along Palos Verdes Drive East. A round was

$1.25. In 1972, the members, whose aspirations were apparent in the

club’s name, signed a lease with the neighboring Chandler Sand and Gravel

company for another 66 acres, enabling the course to expand to 18 holes

across 99 acres. The new, 6,112 yard course was designed by Ted Robinson,

from the Arnold Palmer Design Company. It was a traditional parkland

course, with tree-lined fairways, neatly groomed bunkers, rose gardens and

ponds with Palos Verdes flagstone waterfalls dotting the namesake rolling

hills.

In 2000, the Chandler family (no relation to the Los Angeles Times’s

Chandlers) told the club they wanted to sell the 66 acres they had leased

to the club. They also planned to sell the adjacent, 61-acre sand and gravel

quarry, which the family founded in the 1930s. Sand and gravel from the

quarry had been used to build Marineland of the Pacific in 1954. In a precursor

to repurposing, when the park was torn down in 1987, the aquarium’s

concrete was trucked back to the quarry and resold as land fill.

The 66-acre lease ran through 2022. The club had until then to acquire

the property or close.

The purchase promised to be both costly and complicated. Approvals

would need to be obtained not only from the city of Rolling Hills Estates,

but also Torrance (the quarry straddled the Torrance border), three school

districts, six property owners associations, utility companies, environmentalists,

Native Americans and over 20 governmental regulatory agencies,

including the FAA.

In addition, the club’s board needed to convince its 465 equity members

to pay a $40,000 assessment, each, and to continue paying dues during the

two years the club would be closed while a new course and clubhouse

were built.

Over 100 members left. Most resigned rather than attempting to sell their

memberships and pay the $25,000 transfer fee.

Finally, in 2008, at a party at the clubhouse, with the 80-year-old Arnold

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have included PGA West in La Quinta, Pelican Hill in Newport and Lande’s Del Mar

wine cellar, gym and a spa. Rendering courtesy Rolling Hills Country Club

Palmer as guest of honor, a jubilant club president Bruce Steckel announced

that a deal had been reached.

Developer John Laing Homes would acquire the Chandler property. The

city would rezone part of the property for residential development, in exchange

for which Laing would fill in the noxious quarry, eliminating pollution

and traffic from the quarry’s 200 daily truck trips. Torrance would

receive $10 million for allowing its portion of the quarry to be annexed by

Rolling Hills Estates. The country club would receive title to 131 acres, including

the quarry, in exchange for helping the home builder obtain the

necessary entitlements and for building a course that would enhance the

value of the fairway homes.

Rather than being forced to close in 2022, the club was to emerge from

the negotiations with a new, $62 million, 160-acre, Arnold Palmer-designed

golf course and a new 60,000 square foot clubhouse overlooking the course

and the Los Angeles Basin.

The $400 million project was arguably to be the largest residential and

recreational community development in the history of the South Bay and

almost certainly larger than any that will be approved in the future.

“All we were waiting for was for the developer to transfer money to the

escrow account. And then the Great Recession of 2008 hit,” current club

president Aubie Goldenberg said during a recent interview.

“Venerable Irvine developer John Laing Homes, one of the nation's

largest, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, joining the growing ranks

of residential builders laid low by the collapse of the housing market,” the

Los Angeles Times reported shortly after the agreement was reached.

Lucky lie

Lande lives in Santa Barbara. But his sister still lives in Palos Verdes.

During the summer of 2013, her son Jake was working in the club’s pro

shop. Jake’s grandmother, on his father’s side, is a founding member of

the club.

One day that summer Jake invited his first cousin Chad, Lande’s son, to

play golf. Between holes, Jake asked Chad why he and his dad didn’t step

in to save the club. Chad, a former financial analyst, was working with his

dad. But he had been unaware of the club’s problem.

“That evening, Chad called me and asked if I knew John Robertson,”

Lande recalled. “I said, ‘Sure. In high school, I worked with John’s sister

at Pat’s Ski and Sport in Riviera Village.’”

Robertson was a third generation Chandler and president of the sand

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Lande said.

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Lande’s experience spanned the spectrum, from great success with the

Del Mar course, to a course “put on hold” by the Great Recession in Snow

Creek, Mammoth.

“We built 800 homes in Snow Creek. It had an existing nine hole golf

course that we were going to replace with a new course, along with 600

new homes and a five-star hotel.”

The stalled Snow Creek course had one significant, residual benefit.

Lande met Kidd.

“We worked with Tom Fazio on the Del Mar course. He’s a great golf

course designer. But golf goes through phases. There was a period when

Fazio, Nicklaus and Palmer were the kings. And I’m not saying they aren’t

still. But as far as we’re concerned, David is the king today,” Lande said.

Lande met Kidd through longtime friend and landscape architect David

Howerton, whose San Francisco firm Hart Howerton is doing the landscaping

at Rolling Hills. Howerton worked with Kidd at Bandon Dunes.

Onto the green

Last May, Rolling Hills Country Club held a party to announce that a

new agreement had been reached to build a new golf course, a new clubhouse

and 114 new homes. This time, Kidd was the guest of honor and

Lande the home builder.

“When it’s finished, it will look like it’s been here 100 years,” Kidd told

the members.

It was an audacious promise. Not a blade of grass, not one of the 980

jacaranda, pepper, pine or eucalyptus trees, nor the 100-foot high namesake

rolling hills were to remain of the old course.

Kidd is known for designing “links” courses. Links is a Scottish term that

refers to coastal areas, where the early Scottish golf courses were built.

Any doubt about the club’s commitment to the new plan, was erased by

a YouTube video posted a few days later. The video showed club general

manager Greg Sullivan in his black Dodge Charger, and board member

Kerry Welsh in his midnight blue Tesla Model S, drag racing down the old

number 5 fairway and doing donuts on the green.

“Greg always hated the number 5 hole,” construction superintendent

Bob Vaughey, who was riding in Welsh’s car, says on the video.

Last August, trucks began dumping sand from the quarry at staging areas

around the course while Caterpillar scrapers, commonly used to scrape

coal bowls, began leveling the hills and emptying their 80-ton loads into

the cavernous quarry. Six million cubic yards of dirt would be scooped up

and emptied into the quarry.

Hillside neighbors, behind the white picket fences that border the course,

now wake up to the sun rising over the San Gabriel mountains, east of the

LA Basin. In winter, the view will include snow covered Mount Baldy.

Vaughey describes the new course as “one big tea saucer, or drainage

project.”

“Essentially, that’s what golf courses are. They’re almost always built in

a flood zone.”

To channel the water that flows onto the course from two large canyons

on the western edge, Vaughey’s crews carved barrancas, modeled after the

natural barranca that makes the first hole at the Riviera Country Club,

home of the LA Open, so intimidating.

The barrancas, or arroyos, flow into an irrigation lake, which replenishes

the aquifer, 182 feet beneath the former quarry.

Water rights secured during the negotiations guarantee the club healthy

fairways and greens, regardless of drought conditions. Computerized sprinkler

heads reduce the one million gallons typically required to water an

18 hole course by 60 percent, Lande said.

While the hills were being leveled and the 150-foot deep, 1,000-foot wide

quarry filled, fairway grass was being grown by West Coast Turf, in Thermal

City, near Palm Springs. The company supplies grass for most of the

sports facilities in the west, including the Rose Bowl and Dodger Stadium.

Last month, six to eight West Coast Turf trucks, each carrying 8,000-squarefoot

rolls of turf, began daily deliveries. Groundskeepers unrolled the turf

like carpet, at the rate of a fairway a week.

“Life is short. It would have taken a year to grow the fairways from seed,”

Vaughey said.

He plans to have the course ready for play next June, less than two years

after he did donuts on the number 5 green in Welsh’s Tesla.

The 60,000-square-foot, $35 million clubhouse, clad in Palos Verdes flagstone

and bordered by trimmed, green hedges, is scheduled to open next

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August. It is being built by Suffolk

Construction and was designed

by architect Bob Altevers,

whose other golf course clients

have included PGA West in La

Quinta, Pelican Hill in Newport

and Lande’s Del Mar Club in Del

Mar.

The clubhouse will overlook

seven holes where there was once

a sand and gravel quarry and the

LA basin, beyond. It will offer fine

and casual dining rooms and a banquet

room, ballroom, wine cellar,

gym and a spa. Adjoining the clubhouse

will be tennis, bocceball,

pickleball and basketball courts, a

Junior Olympic-sized pool and a

zero-entry pool.

A 10-acre golf facility will include

a 350-yard driving range that

converts to a 9-hole, par-3 course

whose greens, approaches and

bunkers mimic the 18-hole course.

The clubhouse complex is as important

to the club’s future as the

golf course, Sullivan said. Successful

new golf clubs are increasingly

designed to appeal to families.

Rolling Hills offers non-golfing,

social memberships, which are

crucial to a golf club’s home sales,

Lande said.

“Typically, only 25 percent of

home buyers at a golf club are

The redesigned Rolling Hills Country Club will have a Junior Olympic pool and a zero entry pool, as well as tennis, pickleball,

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golfers, but almost everyone enjoys swimming, tennis

and dining,” he said.

The new, ranch style homes will be 3,200 to 5,800

square feet on 12,000 square foot lots. Lande said he expects

buyers will be older Peninsula couples who want

more amenities and less home maintenance and young

Beach Cities families who want yards.

Model homes will be completed in December 2017,

Lande said. He declined to disclose the home prices, except

to say they will be priced at market value.

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house and listened to Kidd’s

thoughts on golf course design.

Kidd asked Sullivan his handicap.

Sullivan answered 13.

“Imagine if I designed a 400-yard

hole, with a 100-yard wide fairway,

no bunkers and the cup in the middle

of the green. What do you

think your chances would be of

parring the hole?”

After hesitating a moment, Sullivan

ventured, “50-50.”

“What if I shaped the fairway

like a taco and upped your chances

of par to 60 percent. Wouldn’t that

be more fun to play?” Kidd asked.

“My detractors say I make

courses too easy. But no golf is

easy. Not if 50 percent of the time

a good golfer can’t par an easy

hole,” Kidd said.

Following his success at Bandon

Dunes, Kidd said, he succumbed to

the prevailing wisdom that a golf

designer’s job was to “defend par.”

“The locals call Tetherow in

The Chandler Sand and Gravel pit as it appeared last year, the day an agreement

was announced to fill it in for the new Rolling Hills Country Club golf

course. Photo by Kevin Cody

Bend ‘Deatherow.’ And that’s my home course,” he said. Kidd moved to

Bend, Oregon, shortly after Tetherow opened in 2008, just ahead of the

Great Recession.

“Ego reigned. Harder was better. Every golf designer wanted to brag about

how hard their courses were, making them 8,000 yards long with 24-yard

wide fairways and a slope ratings of 148. (Slope rating is a measure of a

course’s difficulty, with 155 being the maximum difficulty.)

“We were doing what clients wanted and that was generate a maximum

amount of media attention because most were selling houses.”

“Designers talked about ‘Tiger

proofing’ courses because Tiger

made the game look too easy.”

Golf course designer Pete Dye

expressed the then prevailing philosophy

in 2002, when he was

commissioned to design the Trump

National Golf Course, overlooking

the ocean, on the opposite side of

the Peninsula from Rolling Hills.

“The pros are the only people

who like an easy course. And

they’re a bunch of crybabies. And

you can quote me,” Dye said.

Told that his courses are described

as “Dyeabolical,” he shot

back, “Have you ever heard of a

great, easy course? This course will

be tough on players who come out

only once or twice a year. But the

ardent golfer who shoots 95 will

love it. He may curse it, but he’ll

go home to Omaha and tell all his

buddies they’ve got to play it.”

Last year, Trump National was

scheduled to host the PGA Grand

Slam of Golf. The tournament was canceled following protests over Trump's

comments about illegal immigrants.

“In 2008,” Kidd said, “I had an epiphany. Harder is not better. Fun is better.

Why did people love the early courses I designed, when I knew so little?

And why weren’t they returning to play the courses I did 10 years later

when I knew so much more?”

“Golf is already one of the hardest sports there is, and you want me to

make it harder? Imagine if tennis had to be played with wooden rackets

and skiers had to use straight skis.”

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“There’s a saying that courses should be easy to bogey, but difficult to

birdie, which sounds good, but is rarely achieved.”

Welsh mentioned the old adage that golf is 90 percent psychological and

10 percent mental.

Kidd, a 6 handicap, said he learned that early on as a golfer.

“But it took me a long time to understand what that meant for a golf

course architect,” he said. “We’ve been taught that golf is all about intimidation

and playing defense. I’m turning that on its head. I want my courses

to breed confidence. Then golf becomes fun.”

“When you stand at the tee, do you feel confidence, or trepidation? Are

you looking down at that $4 Titleist Pro, thinking ‘I’ll never see it again’?”

“If you hit a rank shot, out of bounds, I can’t help you. But keep it in

bounds and I’ll do my best to keep you playing golf with one ball.”

“Confidence translates into a confident swing. If you played a great round

at Bandon Dunes, it’s not because it’s an easy course. It’s because you

played confidently.”

Kidd traced the divergence between the Scottish links courses he grew

up with and America’s less forgiving parkland courses to the 1933 opening

of Augusta National, the Churchill Downs of golf, with its colorful flower

boxes, tree lined fairways and bright white, egg-shaped bunkers.

“Never was the iron gauntlet of challenge more skillfully concealed in

velvet,” the legendary Bobby Jones said of the course he helped design.

"The architect assumes the role of defender against the golfer attacking the

course," he wrote in “Golf by Design”.

“Every April, golfers watched the Augusta Masters on their color TVs

and dusted off their clubs. Groundskeepers looked at Augusta and thought,

‘That’s my benchmark,’” Kidd said.

“Then Bandon Dunes opened and American golfers were able to experience

the golf I grew up with — its wiry grasses, multiple colors, imperfect

nature.”

“I spent my childhood at St. Andrews and Gleneagles. That’s the only

golf I knew.”

“When I came to Bandon Dunes to meet with (owner) Mike Kaiser, I had

never played a Pete Dye, an Arnold Palmer, a Jack Nicklaus or a Tom Fazio

course.

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“I knew Kaiser had already talked to Nicklaus

and Fazio and didn’t think I had a chance. So I

told him what I thought, that he should keep it

simple because the land was already so good. A

few weeks later, he called and asked, ‘Do you really

believe what you said?’”

“He thought golf had gone down a course it

wasn’t meant to go down and he wanted someone

unencumbered by American golf’s overcontrolled

and overspending look.”

“So, he hired someone who didn’t know

enough to screw it up.”

Kidd was 27. As he had proposed, he left the

relatively flat, nearly treeless site largely alone,

wrapping the fairways around the brown sand

bunkers that had always been there.

When Bandon Dunes opened in 1999 it triggered

a revolution in golf course design in the

U.S.

“Whatever else I achieve, I believe Bandon

Dunes marked a turning point in my life and I

believe it marked a turning point in golf in America.

Sophisticated American golfers already understand

that,” Kidd said.

Like Bandon Dunes, Rolling Hills’ fairways will

be defined by strips of tall grass rather than trees.

Its bunkers will be the brown sand that has always

been there.

“The fairways are very sinuous,” he said. “I

want you to be able to hit the ball high and wide

and still be able to find it.”

When asked what quality makes a great golf

designer, Kidd answered, “Visualization. You

must be able to paint in your mind’s eye something

that doesn’t exist.”

Lande’s contract called for grading the site to

within 18 inches of Kidd’s specifications.

At that point, Kidd said, “Course design

changes from an engineering exercise to a lot of

hand waving, flag planting and foot dragging [to

outline the bunkers and greens].”

“The trick is to make the course look as random

as nature. It’s whimsy that excites golfers. If it

looks engineered, it’s not cool.”

“I admire Tom Fazio. His courses are beautiful,

but too perfect. Pete Dye is not so perfect, but

he’s kind of evil. I’m aiming for something in between.”

Kidd said he played Trump National and

walked off after the 12th Hole. “It was like going

to the dentist,” he said.

People look at the old Scottish courses and ask,

why is there a hump in the fairway? It’s there because

it was there. No one shaped it. My challenge

here is to make features look like they were

there when they weren’t. I’m having to engineer

randomness.

“Luis, who’s designing the bunkers doesn’t play

golf. He’s an artist. I let him do his thing. He built

a bunker with a grass hump in the middle.

“I keep telling Greg to stop telling people we

filled in the quarry and leveled the hills. I want

them to look at the course and think it’s always

been that way.”

The group asked Kidd how their course would

measure up to other Los Angeles area courses.

He responded by speaking admiringly of Riviera,

in Pacific Palisades, whose 1926 design is

largely unchanged and possesses some of the

characteristics of a links course.

He also spoke admiringly of Los Angeles Country

Club’s newly redesigned North Course.

“I’d love it if comparisons were made between

our course and LA North. To be spoken of in the

same breath as Gil Hanse would be cool. Gil

studied aerial photos from the ‘20s of George

Thomas’s original design and paid homage to it.

I hope 100 years from now, people will do that

with this course.”

Then Kidd disclosed his hopes for the new

Rolling Hills course.

“It stands a chance to be one of the best courses

not only in Los Angeles, but maybe in the world,”

he said.

Presumably, he was including Bandon Dunes,

with which it will share many characteristics and

one notable exception.

Bandon Dunes is a privately owned pay by the

round course that hosts 150,000 rounds a year.

The nearby airport is the busiest private airport

in the Northwest. Rolling Hills’ 465 members will

never have trouble getting a tee time on their

David Kidd course. Nor is the nearby Torrance

Airport, the reason the new course needed FAA

approval, likely to be impacted.

As the conversation wound down, Kidd was

asked how difficult he thought their course

would be.

“I want the slope rating to be in the 115 to 120

range. More than 120 is too much,” he said. (113

is considered average difficulty).

“I want your pro to think he can shoot a 59. I

don’t want him to actually shoot a 59. I just want

him to think he can. And maybe he will, if he

holes every putt.” PEN

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Most of the people who attended the Third Annual Farm-to-Terranea

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they?

Anyone who has ever managed a large event knows otherwise. Executive

Chef Bernard Ibarra mused thoughtfully over the breakdown of traditional

ideas about pairing food and drink.

People no longer just listen to authority figures about what we should

and should not like. We are venturing into uncharted waters with different

flavors and textures, and leaving it up to ourselves to see if we like it or not.

It would be arrogant of me to try to change people’s minds, but I can expose

them to what is out there.”

Resort Wine Director Szymon Piechaczek agreed and gave an example,

based on one of the dinners on the first evening. That evening was called

“A Study Of Pork,” and featured five chefs. Each was given a different cut

of pork and challenged to serve it in a way that accented its best qualities.

As wine director, Szymon provided both traditional and unexpected offerings.

“I do want people to experience a new approach to a food and wine festival,

but it’s a holistic approach. Some people are so guided by tradition

that they never think of experimenting. For the Study of Pork we provide

wines that can all work and let them find the one that they really like. One

of the wines is Mumm Napa sparkling wine, which is not what you usually

think of with pork, but it has the citrus and acidity to cut through the fat

content.”

A Champagne-style wine with pork? The resort’s Beverage Director Aloys

Scheer was involved with an even more unusual event.

“Our Japanese whiskey dinner begins with a cocktail and moves on to include

tastings of the spirit, neat. The menu is predominantly seafood in an

Asian style, which works with these soft-spoken whiskies. This is an extension

of something we have done before at the resort, introducing people

who think of liquors and cocktails just as after-dinner items to the ways

they can be part of a meal.”

One theme that runs through the event is the idea of using local products,

which is possible to a degree that may surprise even locals. There are farms

and wineries hidden in the hills of the Peninsula, and Bernard Ibarra had

a chance to get some hands-on experience at one of them.

“A couple of weeks ago we went to Villa Oneiro and harvested olives and

pressed them for olive oil, so for the first time we have Terranea olive oil.

It’s beautiful extra virgin oil, unbelievable, and we have the olives in some

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Wine Director Szymon Piechaczek, Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra and Beverage

Director Aloys Scheer. Photo by Richard Foss

of our other dishes. We have the salt we gather right here on the property,

and we blend it with herbs grown here, and we make smoked salt too. We

also have what we call our moving backyard, the sea right behind the resort.

We use as much as we can from what Mother Nature provides us with right

here.”

Some of those local producers attended the event, including the roaster

who produces the resort’s signature coffee and winemakers Dimitri Bizoumis

from Villa Oneiro and Jim York of Catalina View. Beverage Manager

Scheer noted that while there aren’t any distilleries on the Peninsula, they

use as many local ingredients as possible in their cocktails. Ibarra, a Basque

who grew up in a wine-loving region, sounded just as enthusiastic about

the cocktail revolution.

“The cocktail component of the event is new this year, but that is such a

dynamic part of the culture now. We are using what grows in the Peninsula

in our drinks as well as our food. We have always been utilizing them in

the kitchen, but at the bar it is new.”

Speaking of local produce brought up the question of whether this event

is primarily for local people, or whether there are ambitions to make it

something larger. Scheer suggested that it is already a little of each.

“The event is for local people but is already becoming a regional event.

We have chefs coming from San Francisco, Carmel, Seattle, and San Diego,

and they have spread awareness of this weekend through their clientele. It

has a great potential to grow.”

Szymon suggested that as it does, it could benefit more than just Terranea.

“We have many guests who are coming to this event from Hollywood,

from Malibu, and for many it is their first time to the area. They are not

just seeing this event at Terranea, they are discovering the other attractions

of the Peninsula, and they will come back.”

Abigall Parera, Virna Bolang, Andrew Long, Chef Tim Wood and Jessica

Wood. Photo by Stephanie Cartozian

Chef Dushayant Singh of The Camby in Phoenix creates pork frankfurters with

crisped black-eyed peas. Photo by Richard Foss

Wherever the guests came from, they had a wide range of events and

seminars to attend. Szymon characterized these as partly educational and

partly entertaining.

“In the entertaining category I would put our recreation of the famous

‘Judgment of Paris’ dinner of 1976, which will include representatives of

Chateau Montelena and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. In the educational category,

I would put our event evaluating the wine styles of the Old World.

That’s focused on discovering the regional wine styles, and people can learn

a lot from that.”

On the weekend of the event, that balance of intellectual understanding

with basking in the experience was on full display. The “Study of Pork” on

Friday night was a great example. The chefs were all accessible, explaining

to anyone who was interested how they had created each recipe to enhance

the natural flavors and textures of the cut they had been assigned. Some of

the presentations were elegant and stylish, like Chef Tim Wood’s California

Kurobuta pork shoulder with grated fresh truffle. Others were more down

home. Chef Dushyant Singh of The Camby in Phoenix created delicious

pork frankfurters and served them in a bun alongside crisped black-eyed

peas, a plate that looked like something you might get at a ballpark but

tasted amazing. Between trips to the food stations guests sampled beer,

cocktails, and wine, including that Napa sparkler that did indeed go superbly

with pork. It was an education for those who cared to get one, and

a great meal for those who just came for the experience.

Moving on through the weekend, guests could attend a seminar by

women winemakers, a seafood and Champagne brunch, and a celebration

of the legacy of Robert Mondavi. Or they could just stroll the grounds at

Terranea, enjoy the views, and think about what they would eat and drink

next. PEN

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Old Fort Mac Arthur

Hosts multi-era reenactment

History buffs from around the Western

United States showed up at Old Fort

MacArthur Days last July for a multi-era

historical reenactment. Unlike most

events that focus on a single time period,

here one saw encampments of ancient

Britons and Romans, civil war cavalrymen,

Napoleonic infantry, World War II

leathernecks and peoples of other times

and places. Alongside the soldiers were all

the other people who enable armies to

function, including blacksmiths, surgeons,

cooks, nurses, and other artisans.

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1. This group of Soviet Army reenactors is

composed entirely of fathers and sons. (Bottom

row) sons Dakota Boettcher, Shane Pollack

and Tom Marinello. (Top row) fathers

Scott Boettcher, Todd Pollack and Dennis

Marinello.

2. Ice cream vendor C.K. Farnsworth poses

with “Doughnut Dollie” Kim Hallenger of the

Great War Historical Society. During WW1 the

British “Doughnut Dollies” made fresh pastries

in the trenches and were the only women allowed

at the front.

3. Civil War “Buffalo Soldiers” Trooper Dillis,

August Simian Jr., and Trooper Redfern.

4. Colonial American blacksmith Peter

Farquhar.

5. Early California reenactor Mike Breckinridge

with his horse Juan.

6. President Lincoln (Robert Brosky).

7. Legio 6 Victrix trooper John Long.

8. Roman Centurion David Michaels wears

medals for valor while standing next to a shrine

to Jupiter.

9. Scottish clan chief Steven Gillan talks with

Tory officer John Savage.

10. World War 2 field cook David Kellerman

with his restored army jeep.

11. 19th Century naval Lieutenant John Ash,

better known Gary McAulay of the Manhattan

Beach Historical Society, poses with Dale Erickson

of Lomita.

12. Michael Cawelti as T.R., straight from San

Juan Hill.

13. French and Indian War Surgeon Mark

Rutledge has an encyclopedic knowledge of

18th Century medicine, as well as some scary

looking saws and tools.

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Homegrown virtuoso

by Esther Kang


A 21-year-old

Palos Verdes native

rises to

international

acclaim

Aplastic toy keyboard he received from

his parents on his sixth birthday sealed

Adam Coleman’s fate.

“Apparently, I would just sit there for hours

at a time plucking at the keys that lit up,” said

the now 21-year-old Coleman. “I learned

some classic pieces that way.”

The following year, his parents took him to

Maria Denima, a talented Russia pianist who

studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory. Over

the following decade, Coleman’s musical career

blossomed.

At 9, he began competing in piano performances

around the world, winning the Southern

California Bach Festival, Cypress College

Piano Competition and the MTAC State Solo

and Concerto Competition. In 2012, he was

named a finalist in the 2012 Schlern International

Music Festival Competition in Italy. He

also earned multiple scholarships from the

Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Alice Frazier

Kitchen Memorial.

Despite his competitive successes, the

Peninsula native considers them a “necessary

evil.” Coleman is in his fourth year at the Indiana

University Jacobs School of Music,

where he is studying Piano Performance

under esteemed professor Evelyne Brancart.

“I don’t like putting musicians and the

music up against each other,” he said. "I think

it defeats the whole purpose of the art. Especially

the way a lot of these competitions score

and the way they decide, it’s very subjective

and there’s a lot of politics involved.”

Performing for people who come to enjoy

the music rather than to judge — that’s the

“best feeling in the world,” he said.

“For me, it started more as a relationship

with the instrument rather than with the

music,” he said. “I fell in love with the instrument

before I fell in love with classical music.

I always felt safe there and felt like I had

something to say when I was making music."

“Later came the love of the music, once I

started hearing about classical composers and

really diving into their genius, why they’re so

well-known now and why it is so important

to listen to them.” Beyond the classical repertoire

of Bach, Mozart and Chopin, Coleman

said he is drawn toward 20th century “new

music” and the late romantics. "Why has their

music lasted hundreds of years,” he said, “and

other people’s music died out instantly?"

At Palos Verdes Intermediate School, he

played saxophone in the school concert band

(and gave piano lessons to the director). At

Palos Verdes High School, he played the snare

drum, quads and bass drum and served as

battery captain, front ensemble captain, and

eventually drum major in the marching band.

He also delved into mallet percussions, including

the marimba and vibraphone.

In 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake and

tsunami hit Japan, Coleman teamed up with

a friend and decided to put his musical chops

to use. It was his first ever attempt at organizing

a concert for the community.

“I had no idea what I was doing, but I just

went around to random churches and asked

if I could play a concert there,” he recalls. “Finally,

someone said yes."

The benefit concert at St. Francis Church,

curated and performed by Coleman, raised

$2,500 for Direct Relief International. Since,

he has organized an annual benefit chamber

concert at the Palos Verdes Golf Club to benefit

the San Pedro-based SHAWL House (Support

for Harbor Area Women’s Lives), which

helps battered and addicted women. The concerts

have raised $50,000 over the years for

the organization. The next one is scheduled

for next spring.

Coleman, who this summer spent an immersive

six weeks at the Brevard Music Festival

in North Carolina, keeps his engine

revving. For next fall, he will be applying for

master’s programs for classical piano performance

across the country (his top choice is Indiana

University). He hopes to make a living

by performing — what he does best.

“By sitting through a performance, you experience

it, and I think in some ways it makes

you a better person, and it makes you grow,”

he says. “I’m really fascinated by how people

can react to music and how it can change your

mental state.” PEN

Adam Coleman. Photo by Brian Chin

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Ground breaking

Veterans celebration

around&about

Bishop Joseph

Sartoris blesses

the site of the

new Providence

Little Company of

Mary Advanced

Ambulatory Care

Center on Tuesday,

October

25. The $80

million center will

include an Orthopedic

and Spine Institute, a Women’s Breast Center and, in partnership

with City of Hope, a multi-disciplinary Cancer Center. Photo courtesy

Providence Little Co. of Mary

Gathering for the annual Veterans Day Health and Wellness Fair at the

Palos Verdes Golf Club are Cecil Wyman, Ackerman Geo, Frank Campion,

Bruce Campbell, Laverne Harry Peck, Ray Burns, Bill Garley, Joe

Sherwood, Frank J. Brown, Judge Robert Evans and Wally White.

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n The Peninsula Chapter of the National Charity League celebrated 57 years of

service at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Mother with daughters in middle school

and high school learn leadership and enjoy cultural experiences while also offering

critical services to the community. The celebration was attended by past and current

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4. Charlotte, Allison and

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5. Maya Gill, Malcolm Gill and son

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We hadn’t known both

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(150 mbps download

and 20 mbps upload

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ROOFING

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Excellent References

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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

License #904876

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