Peninsula People July 2017

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Volume XXI, Issue 12

Number 11 PVE

Lunada Bay Market redux

Original Chinese

St. Francis’ artful minister

Rev. Paula Vukmanic


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PENINSULA

Volume XXI, Issue 12

July 2017

P A L O S V E R D E S P E N I N S U L A M O N T H L Y

ON THE COVER

Photo by David Fairchild

Rev. Paula Vukmanic,

St. Francis Episcopal Church.

PROFILES

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Fresh, but not easy

by Richard Foss Peninsula resident Jocelyn Lopez brings

her local knowledge to the Lunada Bay Market she is opening

in the former Fresh & Easy location.

Plein-air preacher

by Esther Kang Rev. Paula Vukmanic, St. Francis Episcopal

Church’s new rector, found her calling as both a minister and

a painter.

Number 11 Palos Verdes Estates

by Stephanie Cartozian New owners of architect Henry F.

Withey’s 1920s Palos Verdes Estates bring it into the new millennium,

while preserving its Old World design.

Chinese food, Chinatown style

by Richard Foss Fu Yuan Low harkens back to an earlier

time, when Chinese food was still viewed as exotic.

HIGHLIGHTS

16 Lunquists’ generousity is two-fold

20 Rotary 4th Annual Beer and Wine Festival

22 Silver Spur Garden party

32 Asia America Symphony welcomes

ChildFund Dream Orchestra

34 H.E.L.P. Summer fundraiser

40 Providence Foundation Golf Classic

44 LA Philharmonic Grand Salon

48 Chamber Salute to Business

52 9-1-1 Foundation Golf tourney

54 St. Francis Antique Show

56 Wayfarers art show

DEPARTMENTS

46 Peninsula calendar

65 Around and about

69 Home services

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Following the June 15 press conference

breakfast announcing a $32 million bequest

from Melanie and Richard Lundquist to

Torrance Memorial Medical Center, the Palos

Verdes couple was presented with long, white

Torrance Memorial lab coats bearing their

names.

“Calling Dr. Lundquist,” a member of the audience

shouted out playfully.

“If I’m your doctor, you’re in trouble,” Richard

Lundquist fired back.

The new bequest brought to $100 million the

total the Lundquists have donated to the medical

center over the past dozen years. Their contributions

are the largest ever by a private donor to a

community hospital in the United States.

But that wasn’t the couple’s only generous gesture

that morning. Just as the hospital staff, supporters

and elected official were rising to leave

the breakfast, Melanie Lundquist approached the

podium, holding another

white lab coat.

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to be made

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name stenciled on the front.

Dr. Mark Lurie (right) reacts to seeing his name added to a lab coat for the

Torrance Memorial Cardiovascular Institute. Looking on are Richard and

Melanie Lundquist and Dr. Lurie’s wife Barbara. Photo by Kevin Cody

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5. Melanie Lundquist, Los Angeles County Supervisor

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HopSaint, provided the beverages. Truxtons, Corazon Mexican

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plants, and auctions for this special spring fundraising event.

Each of the tables’ floral centerpieces was handmade by club members.

Turquoise Restaurant in Riviera Village catered the Mediterranean

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SHOPby Richard Foss

Jocelyn Lopez at Lunada Bay Market, the store she’ll open within

the next few weeks. “My goal is to make it a Whole Foods concept

with a hint of Napa Valley,” Lopez says. “People I have

talked to are excited about not having to leave the Hill for things

again.” Photos by Brad Jacobson

Lunada Bay Market intends to fill a void on the Hill

as a Napa-style grocery store with fresh foods, a deli, and a little bit of everything

Before meeting with the landlord, Jocelyn Lopez had spent considerable

time planning a business proposal for an empty space in Lunada

Bay. Now she is indeed opening a business, but not what she planned.

“I originally wanted to put in a juice and smoothie bar in that building. I

worked so hard on my drafts and proposal and presented it to the owner,

and he asked, ‘Is that all you’ve got?’” Lopez recalled. “I felt crushed when

he said that but told him I was willing to make adjustments, and he said,

‘You can do more. Fresh & Easy is going out of business – have you ever

thought about doing a market?’ I said no, but let me get back to you. I went

home and thought about it and slept on it…”

Lopez had previously been involved in hotel catering operations and had

never operated a grocery. She decided some research was in order. She went

so far as to actually intern at what she considered a few well-operated

stores.

“I went to local markets and talked to the owners and managers, I shared

with them what I was thinking of doing, and I spent a long time just following

people around, asking tons of questions, doing every job in the

store,” she said. “I loved all of it, learning how to order things, pulling a

product and putting it on the shelves, choosing what to serve. One day I

came home to my family and said, ‘This is something we can do. And we

can do it really well.’”

She was taking on a great legacy, and she knew it. The space on PV Drive

West at Yarmouth had previously been Frontier Market and Moore’s. A grocery

store had existed at the location for more than 80 years. Fresh & Easy

had a relatively short life, opening in 2011 and closing in 2015. It had been

Lopez’s neighborhood shopping destination. Even when she was just another

customer she had strong opinions about what they did right and

wrong.

“I liked the convenience of it, and I liked walking there,” she said. “What

I did not like was that even though ‘fresh’ was in their name, nothing was

that fresh. It was all prepackaged in plastic, and when it came to produce

I wanted to pick my own. I didn’t want anybody telling me I had to buy

those four apples because I could see the bruise on one of them. Our produce

section will be set up farmers market style, so you can get what you

want.”

One important thing was to see if others shared her assessment of what

the community wanted. This is information a chain grocery would find

hard to get and even harder to use because most corporate operations have

to carry store brands. Lopez believes that her connections and the flexibility

of a small operation will be major assets to the new business.

“As a resident and a parent I’m around kids and parents all the time, at

the walking paths and at school and at baseball. That’s a huge advantage,”

she said. “I interviewed groups of parents and asked: What would you like

in a store, what does it annoy you that you always have to go down the Hill

for? We took a bunch of those panels and broke everything down, so we

have that information. I think there’s a lot of room for suiting the market

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to the neighborhood.”

The vision for the new Lunada Bay Market is of a place with a balance

between convenience foods and staples and items that reflect the affluence

and lifestyle of the surrounding area.

“I’m a busy mom, and I personally go to about four different stores now

to get what I need. I think we all do, living on the Hill,” Lopez said. “In creating

the plan for this store I said, I have to make this a one-stop shop. You’ll

have everything you need for everyday life at this store, but also the exciting

products that are local and special. My goal is to make it a Whole Foods

concept with a hint of Napa Valley. People I have talked to are excited about

not having to leave the Hill for things again.”

She is clear that this will not be an upscaled convenience store, but a

place with a variety of fresh produce and other products. One thing it won’t

have is hard alcohol.

“We will not be selling liquor, just beer and wine, so we built a sixteen

foot wine wall and space for some craft beers too,” Lopez said. “We put it

there because it will complement our high-end cheese case and the other

gourmet items we intend to stock. We have an oven and will be baking

some of our own breads in the store, and we’re talking to local bakeries.

We will be experimenting to see what local products will be most popular.”

It will also have a gourmet deli that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner

daily, as well as take-out meals for people on the go.

“I’ve seen the lifestyle and how busy things get, and wouldn’t it be awesome

to have a place to just stop by pick up a full dinner that’s not fast food

but it’s delicious food?” Lopez said. “As busy parents we all run into that

situation, and having that deli is important for another reason. The most

surprising thing I learned when I was interning at other stores was the

amount of food wasted. I grew up in a small town in Missouri, and coming

from that background, the amount of good, healthy food that was thrown

away was shocking to me. I want to make this place as green as possible,

to waste as little as possible. There are always situations where things don’t

sell, and we can use fresh produce, meat, and fish in cooked dishes at our

restaurant and deli. We’ll also be working with a food bank to donate things

that are close to expiration so they are used by people who will appreciate

them.”

Residents who have seen the work trucks in the parking lot have been

waiting impatiently for the opening, but as is always the case the exact date

is a moving target.

“Just like when you do a house remodel everything’s a process… We have

had the side door open and people have been coming in to check our

progress, and they’re very excited,” Lopez said. “We’re doing a health inspection

next week, so my goal would be to open in the next three weeks.”

It might be assumed that anyone who takes on a startup business will

find it consuming all of their time, so there was an inevitable question: Is

she preparing her two children for a time when their mom will be invisible

because she’ll be taking care of the grocery needs of hundreds of strangers?

Lopez laughed at the very idea.

“That’s funny, because it has been just the opposite,” she said. “I pick

them up from school and their activities and they come straight back to the

market with me. They help me sweep, and they’re super excited about

stocking the shelves. They’re cute little guys and are looking forward to

being part of the operation.”

Lunada Bay Market is at 2201 Palos Verdes Dr W, Palos Verdes Estates,

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The Very Rev. Paula Vukmanic of

St. Francis Episcopal Church.

Photo by David Fairchild


W

indow to the sacre

by Esther Kang

D

The Very Rev. Paula Vukmanic of St. Francis Episcopal Church finds God through the paintbrush

Every morning upon waking up, the Rev. Paula Vukmanic

walks over to her little chapel next to her garage-turnedart

studio in San Pedro and writes in her journal. After

that, she meditates, then reads scripture and prays the following

words: “Take me, teach me, heal me and use me.” Sometimes

she draws mandalas. Then, she goes on a half-hour walk with

hand weights and greets those in her path around the neighborhood

with a warm, agape love.

Vukmanic, who last March was installed as the rector of St.

Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates, is no ordinary

reverend. The San Pedro resident, who is in her 60s and also

the dean of Deanery 8 in the Diocese of Los Angeles, is a noted

plein-air painter who spent a bulk of her adulthood studying

and creating renderings of the beauty of nature around her.

These two life callings — ministry and painting in nature —

seem to converge seamlessly in her life and mission.

“I’ve always had this love affair with the presence of God in

nature,” she explained in her quiet, soothing voice inside her

church office on a Saturday afternoon in early June. “To become

a plein-air painter, it was naturally who I was. To be an artist is

a very contemplative experience because you are alone and

there’s this oneness with what you’re producing."

“A priest, like an artist, is a window to the sacred,” she continued.

“A priest mediates a God experience through presence,

through preaching, through celebrating holy communion to

someone who’s shut in. … I try to help my parishioners recognize

how accessible God’s healing love is, through nature,

through people, through the sacraments I offer as a priest."

In fact, when she makes house visits to her parishioners, one

of the first things she points out to them is the beauty of the nature

around them. Many members of her parish, which numbers

150 on an average Sunday and 4,500 in the database, live

on the Hill with lush yards and beautiful ocean views.

“I’ll try to help my parishioners recognize how accessible

God’s healing love is through nature,” she said. “I’ve always

been awed at the presence I feel in nature. It’s always been, for

me, God’s first healer. To sit and listen to a babbling brook, to

watch a sunset …I have a spiritual connection that goes very

deep, and I’ve become very peaceful in it.”

Raised in Manhattan Beach, Vukmanic grew up working in

her parents’ iconic shop, Joe’s Candy Cottage on Manhattan

Beach Boulevard, which they owned for 37 years. Her first task

at 8 years old, she recalled fondly, was padding Easter boxes

with cellophane grass for her mother’s chocolate covered eggs.

Her family attended American Martyrs Catholic Church. After

graduating from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance,

Vukmanic attended Mt. Saint Mary’s College and declared a

major in philosophy.

When she enrolled in a printmaking class as an elective, it

was an epiphany, she said. She found herself totally consumed

in the act of creating. This spurred her decision to enroll at Otis

Institute of Art and Design to study drawing and painting.

“And I just devoured,” she said, laughing. “I put my bed behind

a cabinet in the living room so I could make my bedroom

my studio.”

During her second year at Otis, she was helping carry her

roommate’s portfolio when she accidentally dropped it. Out fell

pieces of academic fine art — hyperrealistic 3D drawings with

techniques not taught at Otis — and she was intrigued. When

she asked her roommate about it, she learned of Theodore Lukits,

a renowned veteran artist teaching a select group of students

out of his home in LA.

Vukmanic studied with Lukits for two years, honing in on her

understanding of light, shadow and color through long hours

and days drawing and painting still life. Her techniques improved

dramatically under his guidance, and to this day, she

credits her teacher for teaching her invaluable lessons.

When she turned 25, Vukmanic felt called to join the sisterhood

at St. Joseph of Carondelet. She had always felt that she

belonged in ministry, and she committed to the sisterhood for

the following 12 years of her life. Meanwhile, she taught an art

class for a few years then became the campus minister at Bishop

Montgomery High School, leading dozens of spiritual retreats

and workshops for students.

“That’s been a thread throughout my life — the desire to connect

people and be connected with God,” she said. “I was always

attracted to sitting still and meditating. I didn’t learn that

when I became a nun; it was already in me.”

In 1991, at age 37, Vukmanic sought to return to making art

full time. She also wanted to get married. During this time, she

realized that being a nun was not necessary to do ministry. In

1993, she got married and traveled worldwide, soaking up different

cultures, painting various landscapes, showing and selling

her art in galleries and festivals.

When her marriage ended after 10 years, she decided it was

time once and for all to pursue what she felt called to do: become

a minister. She left the Catholic church and joined the

Episcopal church, where women are allowed in the post.

In 2005, Vukmanic began her seminary studies at Claremont

School of Theology with a Masters in Divinity. She was ordained

a deacon in 2009 after spending the final year of her ministry at

St. Francis Church as a seminarian. During this time, she also

served as the chaplain at The Canterbury, an Episcopal home

community for seniors in Rancho Palos Verdes. When she was

ordained as a priest in 2010, she came onboard as a full-time

associate rector at St. Francis Church, during which time she

held art classes for parishioners in the church parking lot.

“Even though I’ve been a priest only seven and a half years,

the first 60 years of my life helped me be who I am now,” she

said. “Absolutely. … God took what I went through in life and

transformed it and I am a more compassionate person because

of it.”

She considers her post as rector at St. Francis a God-given

blessing, she said. It’s the most rewarding and challenging job

she’s ever had — something she does not take lightly.

“I want people to realize that you can upgrade your operating

system,” Vukmanic said. “There’s a real spiritual level you can

live at. Are people inviting people to do that? I get to do that. I

get to invite people to live at a spiritual level, at a higher operating

system. How do we become more aware that we are all

one?"

“When we die, God isn’t going to ask us what brand we are

or how we did religion. God’s going to ask us, how did you

love?” PEN


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THANK YOU!

31st Annual Torrance Memorial Golf Tournament

Craig Leach, Forrest Riopelle and Don Douthwright

Roy Omoto, Daniel Scriba, James Scriba and Ralph Scriba

Mark Lurie, MD and David Klein

Nick Resich, Evan Frew, Tom Frew and Chris Wendel

(6 auction items)

Tournament Sponsor

City National Bank

Dinner Sponsors

Payden & Rygel

The Scriba Family

Golden Putter Sponsors

Graziadio Family Foundation

Torrance Memorial Medical Staff

Silver Putter Sponsors

Pacific National Group

Project Worldwide

Sodexo

Bronze Putter Sponsor

McCarthy Building Companies

Golf Cart Sponsor

Keenan HealthCare Services

Reception Sponsor

Torrance Memorial Medical Staff

Lunch Sponsor

HUB International

Scott and Mark Rouse

T O U R N A M E N T S P O N S O R S

Eagle Sponsor

Cerner Corporation

Program Book Sponsor

American Solutions for Business

Foursome Sponsors

Chris Adlam

Advantel Networks

American/California Financial

Climatec, LLS

DPR Construction

EMCOR

Green Hills Memorial Park

Eve and Rick Higgins

Terry and Joe Hohm

Song and David Klein

kpff Consulting Engineers

McCarthy Building Companies

John Moody

Morrow-Meadows

Redondo Van & Storage

The Rouse Company

Hole-in-One Sponsors

Martin Chevrolet

Audi Pacific

Porsche South Bay

Land Rover South Bay

South Bay Lexus

Tom Bruderman, Louis Graziadio, Jim Sanders,

Steve Calvillo, Bill Lang

Major Auction Donors

Harry Archung

Ruth and Harv Daniels

Halper Fine Art

Eve and Rick Higgins

Kristy and Eric Maniaci

Brian Matthews

Morrow-Meadows

Palos Verdes Golf Club

Rosemary Pudlik Family

Karen and Mike Randazzo

Nick Resich

(Green Hills Memorial Park)

Mark Rouse

Laura and Marc Schenasi

The Rouse Company

Tournament Chair

Don Douthwright

Don Douthwright has served on the Golf Committee since 1987.

His dedicated efforts on behalf of Torrance Memorial Medical Center

and its Foundation are

greatly appreciated!

Special Thanks to the Members of the 2017 Tournament Committee

Don Douthwright, Chair

Chris Adlam

Carlos Botana

Tracy Bracken

Stanley Chang, M.D.

Erik Chessmore

Harv Daniels

Dan Finnegan

Rick Higgins

David Klein

John Moody

Dan Mueller

Mike Philbin

Rosemary Pudlik

Forrest Riopelle

Scott Rouse

Marc Schenasi

Marianne Sfreddo

Neal Verga

3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA • 310-325-9110 • www.TorranceMemorial.org

For information about the 31st Annual Golf Tournament, please call 310-517-4703


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

PHOTOS BY BOB YOUNG

Seoul meets soul

AASA helps underprivileged kids

The Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) collaborated with

the D.K. Kim Foundation and Child FundKorea to bring underprivileged

South Korean students of the ChildFund Dream Orchestra to Los

Angeles. Their visit culminated with a joint performance under the direction

of AASA Music Director David Benoit and the Asia America

Youth Symphony at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles on

February 16. AASA prepares talented young musicians up to age 18 for

a professional music career.

1. Violinist and co-concertmaster

Marcus Chang along with the Child-

Fund Dream Youth Orchestra.

2. Music Director David Benoit.

3. AAYS ChildFund Dream Youth Orchestra.

4. AASA Board President Dr. Robert

Pacifici, Concert sponsor D.K. Kim and

ChildFund Korea President Je-Hoon

Lee.

5. AASA Board of Directors.

6. Maestro Seung-Seok Oh.

7. Dr. Robert Pacifici, David Benoit

and D.K. Kim.

8. Craig Sunada, D.K. Kim, David

Benoit, Dr. Robert Pacifici, Ted Tanaka

FAIA, Seung-Seok Oh and Je-Hoon

Lee.

9. AASA Executive Director Darryl

Tanikawa, Mari and Randall Tamura,

Dr. Robert Pacifici and Tom Compton.

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PHOTOS BY BETTY WAUNG

Healthcare & Elder Law Programs

(H.E.L.P)

Fiesta Fundraiser

H

.E.L.P.’s annual Celebrate Summer fundraiser dinner was held recentl

at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. H.E.L.P (Healthcare and Elder

Law Programs) provides assistance to seniors and their families. The

evening’s honorees were Premier Bank’s Senior Vice President Debbie

Richardson, Manhattan Beach Councilman Steve Napolitano and estate

planning attorney Kate Crane, Esq. Toyota Motor Sales USA was the grand

sponsor.

1. Dr. Tom Paulsen, Debbie Richardson,

Ralph Scriba, Kate Crane, Britt

Huff Ph.D. and Nancy Scott.

2. Jennifer and Brad Baker.

3. Amy Cochrane, Nancy Scott,

Mardy Maehara and Yim Hom.

4. Barbara and Mark Lurie M.D.,

Sherry Kramer and Wade Nishimoto

M.D.

5. Marylyn and Chuck Klaus.

6. Jacqueline Glass, Audra Platz and

Robin Haney.

7. Rosemary Leake M.D. and Mark

Goldberg M.D.

8. Tom and Sue Cody, Julie and Gary

Nelson.

9. Chris and Kim Engen and Ralph

Scriba.

10. Mary Harris and Rob Palmer.

11. Carolin Keith Wade and Ruby

Barbara Graham.

12. Loyd Kenworthy, Anne and Ray

Destabelle, and Adrienne Short.

13. Mardy Maehara, Nancy Scott,

Britt Huff with the Gala Committee

and volunteers standing.

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The eleventh house

The Vollucci residence is one of Palos Verdes Estates’ earliest homes and an homage to European style

Oby Stephanie Cartozian

Photos by Tony LaBruno

riginally designed by Henry F. Withey, the architect

who also designed the famed Lost French Village of

Hollywood, the Vollucci residence sits on a lot

perched high above the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles

Basin’s city lights. The residence, the 11th home

permitted in Palos Verdes Estates, has a rich local history.

Photo courtesy of PalosVerdesHistory.org


This Spanish style stucco home

possesses all the accoutrements

and style of old Palos Verdes, yet

has been updated by its current

residents, Gene and Barbara Vollucci,

who treasure the home’s

provenance and have worked tirelessly

to preserve it. The architect,

Withey, was known for his Old

World designs and penchant for

preserving privacy through location

and landscaping. The French

Village he designed was a time

capsule of a disappeared world and

consisted of a small group of five

French Provincial bungalows and

artist studios that were completed

between the years of 1920 and

1925 — the same time period that

this Via Del Monte home was

being built. The French Village

was extolled for its charm and distinctive

European style, featuring

slate roofs, rough textured plaster,

tall exposed brick chimneys, and

garnered Withey a citation of

achievement from the local chapter

of the American Institute of Architects

(AIA). The village was

intended for well-to-do patrons and

for the creative elite. Withey is, in

The kitchen has the original stove vent from 1924 and the original Spanish tile

flooring.

part, credited with heralding in the

grand Hollywood architecture well

known of that era; the iconic

Chateau Marmont comes to mind.

Withey’s European flair is apparent

at Via Del Monte; the home’s Spanish

style is concurrent with Palos

Verdes history and has the thick,

rough textured plaster on exterior

walls, lath and plaster interior walls

and an Old World style that shines

throughout. It also has been designed

to maximize privacy and

view.

The Volluccis purchased the

property in July 2007.

“[The home] was livable, but totally

out of date,” Barbara Vollucci

recalls. “It was a mish mash of

everything ‘70s, and the yard was

horrible...I like to see past what

something is, to see what it can become.”

To that end, the couple started by

doing the work to the house that

cost money but wasn’t immediately

apparent to the naked eye.

“I first did a lot of structural engineering

to the house to ensure it

could withstand an earthquake,”

Vollucci says. “Ideally, it has a

small basement for access.”

The home still had the original

gravity heater in the furnace when

they moved into the home. Only

three rooms were heated; bedrooms

weren’t typically heated in

the 1920s. The vinyl floors in the

bathrooms were removed, shag

carpeting was lifted to reveal original,

oak, narrow-planked hardwood

flooring, heavy black kitchen

countertops were removed and the

1970s-style bathrooms were updated.

“This is the fourth house we’ve

lived in that I’ve done this to,” Vollucci

says, noting she served as the

general contractor. “I had my

hands on it every step of the way.”

This fact is a real asset considering

the Volluccis come from a commercial

real estate investment

background and spent their careers

in the real estate world. Their expertise

in this area and passion for

the past were married here to

recreate the home’s original character.

Ascending the Spanish tiled

stairs to the turquoise blue colored

The Vollucci residence is inspired by Spanish architecture and was the

11th home in the city permitted to be built in Palos Verdes Estates.


The loggia with its wood burning fireplace is a European style sanctuary attached

to both the home and the garden.

front door, the “Queen's Necklace” view of views lays before you, unobstructed,

yet the home is within walking distance to the historic Malaga

Cove Plaza. Upon entering the two bedroom, two bathroom home, you are

in the living room, which is connected to a family room featuring a Moorish-tiled

gas fireplace on a raised brick hearth.

“Almost every room in this house has a different ceiling,” Vollucci says.

This subtlety is significant. Each ceiling is also original to the home’s

1924 beginnings. The guest bedroom and kitchen have coved ceilings, the

living room and dining room have beamed ceilings and both bathrooms

and family room have barrell ceilings, adding to the home’s European-influenced

design and charm. Vollucci recounts vividly how the “the bones

of the house” being original and intact were another factor that drew her

and her husband to this particular abode. The vintage Mother-of-Pearl push

The master bedroom has narrow slated original wood flooring that was previously

covered by carpets.

button light switches are original, along with retractable, pull down window

screens; the latter are from 1924 and can be pulled down to bring in fresh

air or retracted to heighten the intensity of the view through the glass or

open window (this is an invention, Vollucci agrees, which is overdue for a

resurgence!). A “rejas” is a grille or screen made of wrought iron or cast

metal and used to protect a window in a house or as a purely decorative element.

In the Vollucci residence, they serve as both.

The modern yet period kitchen used to have a washer and dryer until the

appliances were removed to expand and modernize the entire kitchen

space. Now the washer and dryer fit compactly in a hallway space central

to both the bedrooms and the kitchen.

“Everything is modernized and self-closing,” Vollucci says. “We replaced

all the appliances and moved the water heater to the basement.”

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The front of the house offers up a “Queen's Necklace” view that is both pristine

and unobstructed.

The master bathroom has imported French sink basins and cabinetry with glass

tops and original hardware.

The kitchen’s Spanish tile floors are punctuated throughout

with a handpainted, colorful tile that is unique to all the others.

They look new but are original. The glass kitchen cabinetry

is original to 1924 as is the back door here leading to

the outside. All the glass doorknobs on the interior doors are

original. Although many of these custom tile floors and hardware

are from another time, they still have the integrity of

having been just installed, their current good condition appearing

ageless.

Among Withey’s attributes was his ability to build in privacy

and serenity to a home-scape via placement of private

outdoor loggia and topography. The backyard flagstone patio

is replete with an outdoor living room and wood burning fireplace,

an unexpected pleasure. In this sanctuary you are surrounded

by the sights and sounds of unfettered nature along

with terraced mature roses, fruit and nut trees, blossoming

hydrangeas and agapanthus for as far as the eye can see. It’s

quiet. There’s a pocket door which further encloses the

room, protecting it from wind or rain, making this a frequent

refuge for its residents. An original fountain, found in pieces

and restored by the Volluccis, graces the backyard; it’s a

sculpture of a young girl with a bonnet wearing 1920s garb,

fetching water from a well with an olive jar.

“It has new wiring now. We hooked her up and there she

is,” Vollucci says. “Even the hummingbirds stop here to take

a bath in this fountain.” PEN

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Providence Little Company of

Mary

Foundation Golf Classic

Nearly 150 golfers participated the Providence Foundation’s

38th annual Golf Classic at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Presenting

sponsor American Honda Motor Company displayed a

Honda Accord XL that was to be awarded for a hole-in-one. The

purse for the shoot-out was $98,000, but it also went unclaimed.

This fundraiser helped the hospital purchase phototherapy

equipment used to treat newborns with jaundice. Visit ProvidencePowerOfGiving.org

for more information.

1. Mike Delany, Roy Omoto, Jim Scriba

and Daniel Scriba.

2. Michelle Seckington, Long Nguyen, Tim

Mincarelli and Brian Fong.

3. Tom Schmalzried, Tim Rogers, Nick

Battaglia and Mark Vasey.

4. Jacquie Jordan, Robin Cook, Jan Marie

Perry, Diane Fernicola, Adrian Perry,

Emmet O’Conlon and Nikki Sutton.

5. Mike Fredman, Randy Born, Mike Joyce

and Dave Jones.

PHOTOS BY TONY LABRUNO

6. Chris Broadhurst, Yuki Orion, Carol

Beth Coen and Lauren Nakano.

7. Tim McOsker, Deena Knight, Anthony

Desanto and Nike Tonsich.

8. Golfer attempting a hole-in-one.

9. Mark Vasey, Glenn Thompson and Tim

Rogers.

10. Chuck Miller and Dave Bradley.

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The Sounds of Music

Grand Salon

As the sun set over the beautiful Palos Verdes Estates villa of

Carolyn and Julian Elliott, the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles

Philharmonic began the highlight of their largest fundraiser,

the Grand Salon. The Grand Salon, a Peninsula premier cultural

event, is a fabulous affair of food, wine and a silent auction topped

off with a private concert by world-class musicians, the proceeds

of which benefit the L.A. Phil and local youth music education.

The Elliot’s cliffside home was a dazzling backdrop from which to

sample this year’s gourmet tastings provided in part by Baran’s

2239, Bettolino Kitchen, Bristol Farms, Chez Melange, Giorgio’s,

the Palos Verdes Golf Club and Rock & Brews. The Peninsula Committee

was founded in 1952 and supports the LA Philharmonic.

PHOTOS BY GREG SIERVELD AND ELLEN PERKINS

1. Virginia Butler, Jann

Feldman and Lisa Sierveld.

2. David Jones, Dale

Hoffman, John Maniatakis,

Dr. Mike Del Vicario, Svein

Fougner and Joe Ceske.

3. Bettolino Kitchen staff.

4. Silent auction in action.

5. Ellen Perkins, Carolyn

Elliott, Paula Del Vicario

and Marian Hall.

6. Dr. Fraser Perkins and

Ellen Perkins, Paula Del

Vicario and Dr. Mike Del

Vicario.

7. Paula Del Vicario,

Phyllis Sherwood, Ellen

Perkins and Nancy Bell,

Marian Hall, Pam Irwin,

Janet Ceske and Deborah

Deutsch, Jean Strickland,

Alicia Maniatakis and

Marilyn Hoffman.

8. Marian Hall and David

Jones.

9. LA Phil Principal

Trumpet Thomas Hooten,

Carolyn Elliott, Marc

Robson, accompanist.

10. AMUSE Guitar Trio

greets guests.

11. Ann Ehrenclou, Alicia

Maniatakis and Sandra

Clay.

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CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

Compiled by Teri Marin

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.

Ongoing

Outdoor Volunteer Days

At Native Plant Nursery, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. Nurturing seedlings and

help shrubs grow for habitat restoration projects. Must RSVP 48 hours in advance.

Sign up at: pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Team

Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon. Work with Conservancy staff protecting

important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails. Tasks include trail

maintenance, building fences, installing signage and more. Work at various

locations around the Preserve. Directions to sites emailed upon sign up. No

experience needed. 15 and up. Pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Saturday, July 1

First Saturday Family Hike

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy First Saturday Family Hike at

George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E, Rolling Hills Estate, 9 a.m.

Bring your family and join a 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:

www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

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Chamber of Commerce

Salute to Business

T

he Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon at

Trump National Golf Club honoring four local businesses: Martin Chevrolet,

The Canterbury, Farmers & Merchant Bank and Corazon Mexican Kitchen.

The best selling author and entrepreneur Dan Quiggle was the keynote speaker.

The former aide to President Ronald Reagan, discussed how to “Lead Like Reagan.”

Chamber president and CEO Eileen A. Hupp served as the master of ceremonies

for the afternoon.

1. Eric Maniaci, Dan Maniaci, Nikki

Golden and John Cruikshank.

2. Abigail Romero, Fernando

Romero, and Rocco Fonzarelli.

3. The room at Trump.

4. Wendy and Allen Bond.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

5. Joe Giacomin and Mike Valerio.

6. Vickey Kall, Beth Whittenbury

and Dyan Lopez-Fiamengo.

7. Gaye Vancans, Matthew Douglas

and Eileen Hupp.

8. Derald Sidler and Geoffrey

Nadler.

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Outdoor Volunteer Day

At White Point Nature Preserve,

1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San

Pedro, 9 a.m. – noon. Help beautify

the native demonstration garden and

surrounding habitat. Sign up at

pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Thursday, July 6

1st Thursday Art Walk

Opening reception for new work by

the Photographic and Digital Artists

group (PADA) at the Loft in San

Pedro, 6:30 -9 p.m., is part of the

San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk.

Members of this group have garnered

numerous awards including

Best of Show in the Los Angeles

County Fair, National Geographic

Picture of the Week, Best of Show at

the Palos Verdes Art Center. Additional

receptions on July 15, 4-7

p.m.; Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy refreshments

and ask questions of the

artists. 401 Mesa St., San Pedro.

Questions: Contact Beverly Gates

(310) 375-9634 email: bgatesopeds@aol.com.

Saturday, July 8

Guided Nature Walk

By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy,

at La Rotunda/South

Shores, 9 a.m. Walk through restored

habitat on top of ancient slide

area. Plein air artist will be painting

along the route. Walk-only groups

will be led by expert trails users for

those who wish to walk without interpretive

stops. This is a moderate

walk. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact (310)

541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at

www.pvplc.org/_ events/Nature-

WalkRSVP.asp.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Portuguese Bend Reserve, 9 a.m.

– noon. Help restore important

wildlife habitat. Sign up at

www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Stories, Songs for All

White Point Nature Education Center,

10 a.m. Share the joy of storytelling

with your children and

introduce them to the beauty of the

natural surroundings. Retired Children’s

Librarian Carla Sedlacek will

share stories and activities featuring

nature themes, exciting props and

songs. Free. 1600 W. Paseo del

Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at:

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Full Moon Hike

At George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E., Rolling Hills Estates, with

the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Explore nocturnal sights with

an expert naturalist. Must be age 9 and up. $12 per person. Reservations required

at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Sunday, July 9

The Seaside Beaders

A special interest group of the Embroiderers' Guild of America meets at 9:30

a.m. Continue work on the miniature peyote Teapot. Visitors welcome. You

can always bring your own project to work on. St. Francis Episcopal Church,

2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates.For more information, please call Idele

(310) 540-6104 or visit our web page at www.azureverdeega.com/bead_

projects.com.

Beauty of Nature film series

The Big Year, a high-flying comedy about the escapades of a trio of competitive

bird watchers who vow to win a contest by spotting and recording as many

avian species as humanly possible. Cast includes Owen Wilson, Steve Martin,

and Jack Black. 5 p.m. Peninsula High School Theater, 27118 Silver Spur

Road. Cost $10 online. Youth 18 and under are free. Tickets: www.pvplc.org.

Tuesday, July 11

Needle Artists by the sea

Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will hold its monthly meeting at

10 a.m. at Ports O’Call Restaurant, 1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro. Call

(424) 224-9254 for further information.

Moms & Daughters

Discover the Las Niñas and Las Madrecitas experience. Rising 6-9th grade

girls and moms, make meaningful connections and lasting friendships rooted

in shared values of philanthropy and service in this unique 60+ year service

and philanthropic organization with its unique relationship to the Palos Verdes

community and Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) in LA. Leadership opportunities

for Las Niñas girls, which foster responsibility and teamwork, and

show depth on college applications. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Email jennrobb

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Friday, July 14

Advanced Rally

AKC Competition

Designed for people and their dogs

who already know rally novice stations

and ready to learn advance

and excellent stations. A great way

to build obedience skills and develop

a closer relationship with your

dog! $85. Class begin at 3 p.m.,

runs 6 weeks and will be held at

Ernie Howlett Park, 25851

Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates,

(flat area near the horse

barns). To learn more please call

(310) 530-4814 or visit LomitaDog-

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room and each person will receive a 10% discount ($57.50). Only one discount

per reservation. Cost: per person/shared $575 ($545 if paid in full by

June 23); single room $670 ($645 if paid in full by June 23). 6:30 p.m.

through 1:30 p.m. July 19. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road,

Rancho Palos Verdes. Call Marlene Velazquez at (310) 377-4867 x234 for

reservations or information. Online registration is available at

www.maryjoseph.org.

Friday, July 14

Fame: The Musical

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory presents the musical sensation,

“Fame” at the Norris Theatre. Based on the Oscar-winning film and television

series, the story focuses on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of a group of

talented students attending the legendary New York High School for the Performing

Arts. Runs through July 23. Show times for the student-cast production

are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, as well as a 2

p.m. show on July 22. Tickets are $15 for youth ages 17 and under and adult

tickets range from $22 - $28. For more information or to purchase tickets, call

(310) 544-0403 or visit palosverdesperformingarts.com. The Norris Theatre

is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Saturday, July 15

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Alta Vicente Reserve, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 9

a.m. – noon. Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened

and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Stormstock - A Woodstock Revival

Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Stormstock—A Woodstock

Revival. Bring your “Flower Power” and listen to the music of Andy and

Renee and the Hard Rain Band perform a musical tribute to Woodstock as

you enjoy an evening of tasty barbeque, craft beer, wine and other treats. 6

to 11 p.m. Guests must be 21 and over. Tickets are $75 per person for lawn

seating (bring your own beach chair) or $125 per person for VIP table seating

and can be purchased online at pclaphil.org. 4 Stormhill Lane, Rolling Hills.

For further information, (310) 544-4402.

Sunday, July 16

Celebrate Chefs & Cellars

An afternoon in the vineyard, is a fundraiser to benefit the Palos Verdes Art

Center. This is a 21+ only event. Restaurants, wine tasting, and art. 4 - 7 p.m.

$125 per ticket. Reservations limited. Catalina View Gardens, 6001 Palos

Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. Call or email Sharon Holman (310)

375-6917 or holmsha@aol.com. Celebratechefs.com.

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22nd Annual Celebrity

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elebrities and business owners joined forces to pay tribute to Southern

California’s 9-1-1 Heroes. NFL legend and 1987 Heisman Trophy winner

Tim Brown and Trump National Golf Club hosted this star studded event to

honor public safety officers who respond to 9-1-1 calls. Jose Carlo Gutierrez,

a 14 year old boy whose call to 9-1-1 resulted in his unconscious mother receiving

life saving medical care and Brenda Rivera, the 9-1-1 dispatcher who

received the call were honored. AT&T and In-N-Out Burgers were amongst

the many generous sponsors. For more information visit

www.911forkids.com.

1. Dyland Bauder, Eric Richardson,

Eric Gonzales and Mark Royster.

2. Former American Major League

Baseball star Don Buford and Elise

Kim with a photo autographed by

Buford.

3. Chef Froney, Rene Martinez,

Michael Martinez and Hector Rodriguez.

4. Vertha Villegas, Niecey Mercado,

Natalie Reyes, Officer Baldonado

PHOTOS BY TONY LABRUNO

and Officer Lund.

5. Hall of Famer and host Tim

Brown.

6. Spencer Thomas, Kalin Tyler,

Madison Rosin and Mark Doble.

7. Former NFL Star Jerry Rice, Former

NFL Star Marcus Allen, Hall of

Famer and Host Tim Brown and

other celebrity guests.

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Palos Verdes Symphonic Band

Presents Ready Willing & Mabel at 6 p.m., outdoors on the meadow at the

South Coast Botanic Garden. Ready Willing & Mabel is a Los Angeles based

vocal jazz quartet that has been singing together since 2003. The band will

accompany Ready Willing & Mabel on selections and complete the program

with music from West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, and An American in Paris.

Tickets are $10 for adults, with free admission for children 12 years and

younger, and are available in the Botanic Garden courtyard just prior to concert

time. Bring a blanket or comfortable lawn chair for outdoor seating and

a picnic supper if you wish. For further information, call 310-792-8286 or

visit pvsband.org. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Wednesday, July 19

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited

At White Point Nature Preserve, 8:30 a.m. Explore the birds making a home

in the restored habitat at this beautiful preserve. Binoculars supplied for beginners.

The program is free. All ages welcome. White Point Nature Preserve

is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org,

Events & Activities.

Saturday, July 22

Guided Nature Walk

At the White Point Nature Preserve, 9 a.m. Attend a Naturalist-guided hike.

Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area

and more! Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center.

For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at: www.pvplc.org,

Events & Activities. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Native Plant Nursery, 9 a.m. – noon. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs

for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required

by Wednesday, July 19. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wildland Fires

Jon Wren will describe wildland fires, their effects and influence on land development

in Southern California. 11 a.m. Free. White Point Nature Education

Center & Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP to:

www.pvplc.org: Events & Activities/Whitepoint Presentations or call (310)

541-7613.

Native Plant Sale

Noon – 2 p.m. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del

Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Sunday, July 23

Impressions Workshop

Enjoy a naturalist-guided coastal hike and family friendly activities along Discovery

Trail to Terranea Resort for a children’s art workshop. All ages welcome.

Cost is $25 per family. 9-11 a.m. Meet in front of the statue at Pelican

Cove parking area, 31300 Palos Verdes Dr. South, RPV. For reservations visit

www.pvplc.org.

Summer Pops Concert

Maestro Gary Berkson and the Peninsula Symphony will take the audience

Around the World in 60 minutes in their pop concert, concluding their 50th

season. Henry Warren’s “42 Street”, John Kander’s Selections from Chicago,

Meredith Willson’s “76 Trombones”, George Cory’s “I Left My Heart in San

Francisco” and Richard Addinsell’s grand sweeping Warsaw Concerto. Esther

Keel is the soloist. Performance begins at 5 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Concert & parking are free. The venue is Redondo Union High School Auditorium,

631 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach (PCH at Diamond). For further

information, please call the Symphony Office at (310) 544-0320, e-mail us

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St. Francis Episcopal Church

49th Annual Antiques Show

The idea for a benefit Antiques Show was born in 1966 over a bridge

table when Kathryn Hall told fellow parishioners about an antiques

show she had heard about back east. Nettie Mae, who was present at

the time, collected antiques and the idea piqued her interest. This set

the Parisian style, vintage event in motion. Over 25 dealers set up their

displays. Eagle Antiques of Healdsburg, has been a dealer and benefactor

there for over 30 years. The proceeds from the 3 day show support

the church’s ministerial programs. Some of the worthy causes include

a Breakfast and Clothing program for the homeless and gifts and letters

for military personnel. Malaga Bank and Premier Bank of Palos Verdes

are principal sponsors.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

1. Carole Gordon, Colette Furbush,

Reverend Paula Vukmanic, Marlis

Larkins and Janet Laudeman.

2. De De Hicks, Peggy McFarland and

Meredith Grenier.

3. Marcella Lemke and Judy Sannes.

4. Harry (son), Albertine (90th birthday

mother) and Jamie Bellows (son).

5. Wendy Pragg, Darryl Tillman and

Jamie Bellows.

6. Phil and Carol Eagle of Eagle

Antiques, longest standing dealer of

30 years at the show.

7. Sue Ferme, Sophia Pela, Kate

Buchen, Jeff Lavia, Robert Garcia, Kate

Skaff, Suzanne Gatlin and Jennifer

Sams.

8. Lynn Chichi and Jill Hill.

9. Dave Zelhart.

10. Marilyn Palmer, Gloria Jones and

Ruth Franks.

11. Lu Taylor, Tina Van Der Velden

and Anna Eakins.

12. Robin Pano and Alison

Houghton.

13. The live entertainment.

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Garden Concert Series

St. Luke's free Garden Concert features the Kaleidoscope Trio, an eclectic ensemble

that performs a wide array of music from Bach to the Beatles and from

Schubert to Sinatra. Explore a plethora of musical styles including classical,

jazz, pop, klezmer, oldies, and more! 5 - 7 p.m. Come early to picnic in the

lovely garden. During intermission, dessert and coffee are hosted by St. Luke's.

For more information call (310) 377-2825 M-F, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. www.stlukespres.com.

26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates.

Monday, July 24

Shop for a Cause

Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay Annual Summer Sale. Shop for outdoor

décor, hats, sunglasses and food items to make your summer a more

pleasant and fun experience. Pick items from the great selection of summer

boutique items. Great hostess gift ideas for that summer party. Food tasting

event featuring great summer food ideas on Saturday, July 29 11:30 a.m. –

2:30 p.m. The Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay has been giving

back to the community since 1936. All proceeds benefit local philanthropic

programs. Sale (through August 12) hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (weekdays), and

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturdays). 1441 W. 8th Street (Weymouth Corners) San

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

Substance Abuse Awareness for Seniors

Presenter Ray Sonnet, a social worker specializing in Gerontology and substance

abuse, created this program to bring awareness to the growing dependence

upon opioid drugs among seniors, and the dangers of combining

drugs and/or alcohol. He will address dangers to seniors from substance

abuse, including prescription medication. 1 - 3 p.m. Sponsored by Palos

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Wayfarers Art Show

Peninsula Expression

Jewelry makers, clothing designers, painters, photographers and even

balloon artists exhibited their work on Sunday, April 23 at the Wayfarers

Chapel. The show took place with the ocean as a backdrop and

tall mustard in full bloom.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

1. Layla Skramstad.

2. Lisa Young.

3. Donald Crocker.

4. Wall of original oils on canvas by Donald Crocker.

5. Dawn Harman.

6. Kathryn Stinis.

7. The Wayfarers Chapel grounds.

8. Inside the Wayfarers Chapel.

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Verdes Library District, H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation)

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Deb Ripley at dripley@pvld.org or 310-377-9584 x 217. Peninsula

Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.

Wednesday, July 26

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited

At George F Canyon presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy,

8:30 a.m. Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the

canyon. The program is free and all ages welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive

East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Mac Users Group

Monthly meeting for Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch aficionados. 6:30

p.m., Beginners Q & A; 8 p.m., presentation on Tap Forms, a database program

that runs on your Mac or iOS device. Admission is free. All

Mac/iPad/iPhone users and potential users are welcome. See sbamug.com,

call (310) 644-3315 or email: info@sbamug.com for more info. Lomita VFW

Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd.

Saturday, July 29

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The Palos Verdes Library District is proud to host New York Times Bestselling

Author Mary Alice Monroe at Malaga Cove Library Garden. Mary will be

promoting the latest in her Beach House series: Beach House for Rent, which

explores the interconnection between two strangers and the natural world

along with the South Carolina seashore on the Isle of Palms. Monroe is an active

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hard at work, their aim was to create a mechanical marvel

that operates continuously and last forever. Imagine

a hand made complex mechanism of inter-working parts designed

to keep time accurately. Your clock is a work of art and

your job is to keep this timeless treasure healthy for the next

generation.

Your clock reminds you of its presence every time you wind

it. If the accuracy of the clock is not what it used to be, or the

chimes are not as strong or rhythmic, or maybe it just stops;

that means your clock is talking to you and telling you that its

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It is imperative to maintain and service your clock regularly.

Oil gets old and dry forcing the train of gears to work twice as

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shortens the life of a fine timepiece.

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the inventor of the first talking clock in the world. He is a graduate

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When America

met CHINA

Fu, the manager at Fu Yuan Low, with an order of sweet and sour pork. Photo by Brad Jacobson

by Richard Foss

Americans have been eating Chinese

food of various levels of authenticity

for over a 150 years. A

banquet attended by a San Francisco

food critic in 1865 included reindeer

sinews, bird’s nest soup, and braised

dried oysters. That intrepid writer was

more adventurous than most of his

countrymen then or now, so Chinese in

America invented a blander, simpler,

meatier version of their cuisine that became

the first popular exotic dining experience

in America. Restaurants

serving it developed a distinctive visual

signature that included red walls, paper

lanterns, and keyhole-shaped doorways.

That cuisine and that environment

are on display in an unlikely space: a

warehouse-like building on a back

street behind the Peninsula Center. Despite

the Peninsula Center address, the

main entrance is on Indian Peak Road,

and the people at Fu Yuan Low are

used to lost people who phone them

after circling the parking lot on the

other side of the building. Once inside

the nondescript grey building, you’re in

Chinatown and it’s 1960. Servers in

sober black and white glide through a

Fu Yuan Low is a throwback to when

Chinese cuisine was first popularized

stateside

Fu Yuan Low, located in an almost hidden, warehouse-like building

behind the Peninsula Center, has a keyhole entrance like

many early Chinese resturants in the U.S. Photo by Richard Foss

maze of rooms full of paintings of sages

and courtesans, tapestries of improbably

tall mountains with tiny people picnicking

and drinking tea, and artfully

arranged flowers both real and silk.

The menu is as classic as the décor,

and if you think of a Chinese dish you

enjoyed as a child it’s probably here.

We sorted through the list while snacking

on the inevitable crispy noodles

with sweet and sour sauce and sipping

tea.

After considering a few retro appetizers

like paper wrapped chicken and

teriyaki beef skewers we decided to

skip straight to the soup, and ordered

hot and sour because that’s usually a reliable

guide to the kitchen. The authentic

soup is made from chicken stock

with vegetables and a hefty shot of

vinegar, heat from both red and white

pepper and ginger, a fair amount of tree

ear mushroom, and some chopped scallions

tossed in at the last minute.

Recipes vary, and some places toss in

fresh mushrooms and a drizzle of fragrant

sesame oil, but at the heart is a

flavor balance of rich stock, vinegar,

and spiciness. The stock here had the


alance about right but was

muted; the heat and vinegar were

overtones and there were no scallions,

mushrooms, or other elements

to make it distinctive.

The soup was mild but had some

flavor, while the moo-shu shrimp

that followed crossed the line into

bland. This is never a highly seasoned

dish, but good moo-shu has

interest thanks to a mix of cooked

vegetables with raw cucumber in a

sauce with a little vinegar and

Shaoxing cooking wine, topped off

with a little sweet plum sauce. The

version here had no cucumber or

scallion and no full flavors to balance

the sweet sauce, so the fruity

plum took over. We looked for

some chili paste or the other condiments

that are often on tables at

Chinese restaurants, but none

were available and our server had

disappeared. We were a bit glum as

we contemplated the arrival of

four more dishes as uninspired as

these.

Fortunately that was the point at

which the meal improved dramatically.

Our main courses were

Mongolian lamb, shrimp in yushong

sauce, a house special glass

noodle meatballs, and pork fried

rice. The chef had apparently

found both the fresh ginger and the

The sweet and sour pork at Fu Yuan Low. Photo by Brad Jacobson

scallions while making the Mongolian

lamb and it was a very good

rendition of the classic. The shrimp

in yu-shong sauce was even zippier,

and if you know the popular dish

called General Tso’s chicken you

have a pretty good idea of what this

is, because it’s the same sauce. General

Tso’s was invented in New

York by a Taiwanese chef who

based it on a traditional simmering

mix of two types each of soy sauce,

vinegar, and peppercorns with

sugar, garlic, and ginger. It’s great as

a finishing sauce for a mix of

shrimp, zucchini, onion, and water

chestnuts, and it’s probably my favorite

dish here...unless...

Unless I decide that I like the

meatballs better, and that’s a hard

decision because they’re completely

different dishes. The large pork

meatballs were stewed in a rich but

mildly seasoned broth with thin

rice noodles and bok choy, then

topped with a little raw onion and

a bit of grated ginger. The marvelous

thing about these meatballs

was the texture; they were fluffy

and light while still delivering

plenty of porky richness. This is

comfort food pure and simple, a satisfying

stew that tastes like Mama

made it.

The fried rice was the only item

of this course that failed to please,

as it had little or no seasoning or

soy sauce and hadn’t spent much

time in the wok to give the rice any

texture. It was OK as a platform for

the shrimp and lamb, but not

something I’d get again.

Our dinner for four ran $113

with three glasses of wine – they

have a full liquor license and offer

cocktails, plum wine, and sake, but

we decided to keep it simple.

Fu Yuan Low isn’t the most authentic

Chinese restaurant in the

area, and it’s obviously not even

trying to be. Those who crave Chinese

regional flavors will have to

leave the hill for Lomita, Torrance,

and points north and east. The Chinese-American

flavors that have

been satisfying Californian palates

since Gold Rush days are offered

here, and if that’s what you like

here’s where you go.

Fu Yuan Low is at 26-F Peninsula

Center – entrance on Indian Peak.

Open daily except Tuesday at 11:30

a.m, closes 2:30 p.m. and reopens at

5 p.m. midweek. Closes 9 p.m. Mo

and We-Thu, 9:30 Fri, open all day

until 9:30 Sa, 9 p.m. Su. (Note:

Closed Tue, website not correct.)

Parking lot, wheelchair access OK,

full bar, some vegetarian/vegan items.

Phone 310-541-0803. PEN

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2750 Oregon Ct. M7

Torrance, CA 90503

U.S. DOT No. 2563519

CAL P.U.C. T - 191281

Call

424.488.0602

twomenandatruck.com

VENTURA

2509 N. Ventura Ave.

Ventura, CA 93001

U.S. DOT No. 2879723

CAL P.U.C. T - 191452

SIMI VALLEY

888 E. East St.

Simi Valley, CA 93065

U.S. DOT No. 2879665

CAL P.U.C. T - 191451

Each franchise is independently owned and operated.

Highest Quality at a Fair Price

PASADENA

15507 Arrow Hwy.

Irwindale, CA 91706

U.S. DOT No. 2578322

CAL P.U.C. T - 191316

714 S. Weymouth Avenue

San Pedro, CA 90732

Not affiliated with Rolex USA

• Stamping

• Driveways

• Pool Decks

• BBQ/Firepits

• Patios

• Stonework

• Pavers

• Foundations

LIABILITY INSURED • WORKERS COMPENSATION

Casey Lindahl - Founder & President of Lindahl Concrete Construction, Inc.

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310-326-6626 LindahlConcrete.com

Lic.#531387

Showroom Available

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around&about

Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council

n The Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council presented its annual Teen

Service and Community Service awards on May 25 at the Peninsula Center Library.

The Teen Service awards honor young community volunteers. The Community

Service Award has been presented annually since 1961 to a volunteer

organization.This year’s recipient was the Palos Verdes Peninsula Athletic Booster

Club. Accepting the award were co-presidents Steve and Ceci Watts, and Peninsula

High athletic director Wendell Yoshida.

Teen Service and Community Service award recipients (front) Joshua

Sanchez, (first step) Dr. Charles Park and Rosemary Humphrey, (front

Row) Mitzi Cress, Hanalei Emnace, Naomi Akiyama, Emma Sams,

John Quinn, Kate Skaff and Jonathan Schmidt, (back row) Steve and

Ceci Watts, Emily Schluper, Emily Rener, Keaton Heise and Blake Pickman.

Photo by Julia Parton

Hom named Eagle Scout

n Students at Palos Verdes Intermediate

School have a new garden to

lunch in thanks to Eagle Scout Brian

Hom of Palos Verdes High School.

As his Eagle Scout project, landscaped

what was a patch of weeds

into a memorial garden for recently

passed teachers and students. An

area was set aside for the school’s

garden club to plant fruits and vegetables.

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NEW

LISTING

Is 5 Your Lucky Number?

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms,

5 Fireplaces, 5,000 sq. ft.

This rambling ranch style home is on almost 2

usable acres with fruit trees, vegetable garden,

rose garden, 3 horse stalls with corral. One of the

largest parcels in RHE. A Unique Property! Privacy

and Prestige can be yours!

$3,289,000

www.2715PalosVerdes.com

Diana Yarber Innes

(310) 418-7758

dianainnes@cox.net

RE/MAX Estate Properties

450 Silver Spur Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

BRE:00479330

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Concrete & Masonry

Residential & Commercial

310-534-9970

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Lic. #935981 C8 C29

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Local Owner/General Contractor

Ph: (310) 791-4150

Cell: (310) 293-9796

Fax (310) 791-0452

“Since 1990” Lic. No. 810499

around&about

Torrance Memorial Novas honored

n Novas, a high school volunteer program at Torrance Memorial Medical Center,

honored 16 high school seniors who have volunteered over 4,500 hours for

the Foundation, Auxiliary and Home Health and Hospice Departments.

Novas volunteers (front row, left to right) Remo Ventura, Julia Pano,

Meghan Mahoney, Sommer DeRudder, Chrissy Malit and Sophia

Goodin of Peninsula High, Alison Hsieh of Palos Verdes High and John

Galdones of Peninsula High. (Back row) Elizabeth Sun (Peninsula),

Matthew Lee (PVHS), Kiersten Hazard (Peninsula), Rhian Saunders (Peninsula),

Sophie Piller (PVHS), Olivia Polischeck (PVHS), Pete Makrygiannis

(Peninsula) and Darren Jeong (Peninsula). Photo by Julie Makrygiannis

269-2830

CONSTRUCTION

Call us to Discuss the

ENDLESS POSSIBILITES

Extreme

Hillside Specialist

Foundation Repair Experts

Grading & Drainage

Retaining Walls,

Fences & Decks

310-212-1234

www.LambConBuilds.com

Lic. #906371

Classifieds 424-269-2830

ELECTRICAL

LYNCH

ELECTRIC &

General

Building

Contractors

• Residential

Troubleshooting

• Remodel Specialist

Scott K. Lynch

P.V. Native

Licensed & Insured

Cell

310-930-9421

Office & Fax

310-325-1292

www.LynchElectric.us

Lic 701001

GARAGE DOORS

HANDYMAN

Handyman

Services…

Fix It Right the

First Time

We like small jobs

/ Free estimates

What we do…

Plumbing,

Electrical, Drywall,

Painting & more.

Valente Marin

310-748-8249

Unlic.

MUSIC LESSONS

Vocal Technician

Piano Teacher

Vocalist

Jeannine McDaniel

Rancho Palos Verdes

20 year experience

All Ages

310-544-0879

310-292-6341

Jeannine_mcdaniel2001@yahoo.com

PLASTERING

Patch Master

Plastering

Patch Plastering

Interior • Exterior

• Venetian Plastering

• Ceiling Removal

• Drywall Work

• Acoustic

Ceiling Removal

• Water & Fire Restoration

310-370-5589

Lic. # 687076 • C35-B1

PLUMBING

Thank You South Bay for

50 Years of Patronage!

Residential • Commercial • Industrial

Plumbing 24/7 • Heating

Air Conditioning

pfplumbing.net

800-354-2705 • 310-831-0737

POOLS & SPAS

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HARDSCAPES

New Construction

& Remodeling

Excellent References

Horusicky Construction

310-544-9384

www.Horusicky.com

Credit cards accepted

Lic #309844, Bonded, Insured

PLUMBING

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310-847-7663

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business since 1978

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Shopping, dining and entertainment, we’ve got it all!

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

Friar Tux Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-4700

Styles of Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 326-2151

Tilly’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-1642

BEAUTY

Colors Of Joy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (562) 794-6821

European Wax Center . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-2929

Fancy Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 326-7980

Pia Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 326-0815

Rolling Hills Beauty Bar. . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-3844

Victor Anthony’s Hair Studio . . . . . . (310) 326-2338

Vogue Beauty Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-5900

Waterside Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-4242

BOOKS/CARDS/GIFTS/

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

The Tutoring Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-5377

DRY CLEANING

Beltone Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-2511

ENTERTAINMENT

AMC Theater Rolling Hills 20 . . . . . (888) 262-4386

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS SERVICES

Chase Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-1997

The Postal Mart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-6777

South Bay Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . (310) 374-3436

GROCERY/SPECIALTY FOODS

Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-6812

BevMo! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-0034

Cups’s Frozen Yogurt . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-2625

Nijiya Japanese Market . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-3000

Omaha Steaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 539-3831

Peet’s Coffee & Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 626-8008

Starbucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-4835

Trader Joe’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 326-9520

Whole Foods Market . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-8700

Yogurt Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 230-5505

HEALTH & FITNESS

Arthur Murray Dance Studio . . . . . . (310) 977-0987

Great Earth Vitamins. . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-8494

PV Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-9093

24 Hour Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-5100

Weight Watchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 651-6000

HOME FURNISHINGS

Bed, Bath & Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-0432

Hitachiya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-3136

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

Budding Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 326-9764

Color Me Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-9968

JEWELRY

Modern Jewelry Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 517-0308

MEDICAL/DENTAL SERVICES

Dr. Mylena Jl, D.D.S, Inc.. . . . . . . . . (310) 326-4691

Dr. M.G. Monzon, D.D.S. . . . . . . . . (310) 891-3303

Dr. Nolan Ng, Optometrist . . . . . . . (310) 326-2881

South Bay Pain Docs . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 626-8037

Torrance Family Urgent

Care Center of South Bay . . . . . . . . . (310) 997-1796

PET & GROOMING

Grooming Wonders . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-1130

Wild Birds Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 326-2473

REAL ESTATE

J A Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 539-2430

RESTAURANTS

Blaze Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-9500

Broth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 541-1227

California Pizza Kitchen. . . . . . . . . . (310) 539-5410

Daphne’s Greek Café. . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-1861

Fanoos Persian Restaurant . . . . . . . . (310) 530-4316

Fish Bonz Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-2669

Hakata Yamaya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-1800

IcCho Japanese Restaurant. . . . . . . . (310) 325-7273

Ichimi An . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 784-0551

Islands Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-5383

Joey’s Smokin’ B.B.Q . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-1324

Kabab Curry of India . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 539-0171

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot . . . . (310) 517-9605

Mashawi Lebanese Grill . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-3545

Nice Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 539-0323

Pinwheel Café Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-5055

Rubio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 891-1811

Ryo Zan Paku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-8720

Sushi Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 534-4013

Veggie Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 325-6689

Northeast Corner of Crenshaw & Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance

For Information Call (310) 534-0411

A LA CAZE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY PROJECT

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