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Volume XXII, Issue 5


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PENINSULA

Volume XXII, Issue 5

December 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 Tony LaBruno

Allen and Charlotte Ginsberg

at the Heritage House.

PROFILES

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Biden time

by Kevin Cody Former Vice President Joe Biden calls out

President Trump, though not by name, during his Distinguished

Speaker Series talk about “a battle for the soul of the

nation.”

28 Happy Hour wine

by Richard Foss Peninsula winemakers Kristin and

Stephen Jolley started with a name for their wine, then made

a wine to fit the name.

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Heritage House

by Stephanie Cartozian Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg acquired

the historic Portuguese Point Gatehouse to preserve it

for future generations.

Bayer works wonders

by Robb Fulcher Dr. Arnold Bayer earns “Legend” honors

at LA BioMed for his work in understanding deadly, ever morphing

bacteria.

Harvey Kushner: An appreciation

by Brian Gillogly Pioneer think tank CEO Harvey Kushner

is remembered as a pioneering woman’s advocate.

HIGHLIGHTS

10 Prep Sports Kick-Off Party

14 Providence Little Company thanks Priscilla

18 Biden meets Torrance Memorial supporters

26 Land Conservancy Garden to Table dinner

34 Lunada Harvest Festival

38 Chamber Citizen of the Year dinner

40 Big night for Little Sisters of the Poor

48 Palos Verdes Senior Fashions

51 LA BioMed Legends dinner

DEPARTMENTS

41 Peninsula Gift Guide

49 Peninsula calendar

81 Home services

Correction: Last month’s Peninsula magazine incorrectly identified the

founder of CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth). Liz

Schoeben’s correct title is MFT.

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

PVPHS Athletic Booster Club

Panthers Kick-Off Party

The annual 27th All Sports Kick-Off Party, hosted by Mark and Rosa

Easton of Rolling Hills Estates included parents, coaches, students

and fans. Along with Mexican fare provided by the South Bay’s Taco

Man, there was a no host bar and performances by the PVPHS band,

0drill team and cheerleading squads. The club seeks to raise $250,000

each year year for coaching assistants, and maintenance of the softball

and track fields, tennis courts and pool. Premier Bank of Palos Verdes

was the signature sponsor.

1. Delores Scott, Mark and Rosa Easton

and Ceci Watts.

2. Brent Kuykendall, Julia Rosas,

Randy Hata and Wendell Yoshida.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

3. David Young, Chris Duffy and Paula

Borstel.

4. Mike Hoeger, Kurt Barcerilla and

Barb DeWitt.

5. Peninsula High Band members and

cheerleaders.

6. Mexican fare prepared by Taco

Man.

7. Dave Ward, Tama and Chad

Somers.

8. Alyssa Bowers.

9. Jacqueline Chui.

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

$20 Million Donation Gala

Largest in history for Providence

Priscilla Hunt and her late husband Donald G. Hunt gave a transformational

donation to the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical

Center earlier this year. The recent gala at Terranea was organized

to thank the Hunt family and the hospital’s other supporters. The

Hunts’ generosity has gone toward the $35 million Cardiovascular Center

of Excellence Campaign. In appreciation, the hospital’s Heritage

Tower will be renamed the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Tower.

1. Priscilla Hunt, niece Mara Stone

and Bob Stone.

2. Marlene Young, Shintia Lynch and

Marshall Varon.

3. Priscilla Hunt with Dr. Leilani and

Edwin Raquel.

4. Dave and Natalie Muckley.

5. Jim and Joanne Hunter.

6. Rachel and Dr. Ghatan Bijan, Anne

and Pat Lemaire.

7. Stacy Caras-Tempereau, Lynn

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

Watson, Joan Caras and Jacqueline

Glass.

8. Shelley Joyce, Emily Martin and

Maddie Sanfilippo.

9. Judy and Dr. Ron Ruby and Flora

Hsieh.

10. Edwin Raquel, Priscilla Hunt and

Dr. Leilani Raquel.

11. Sonia Dhoot and Dr. Jashdeep

Dhoot, Sarah Villalobos and Alex

Lemus.

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

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN

visits Manhattan, Redondo

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orrance Memorial supporters had the opportunity to

meet personally with former Vice President Joseph

Biden during a reception at Shade Hotel in Manhattan

Beach on Tuesday, October 24. Following the reception, Biden

addressed Distinguished Speaker Series subscribers at the Redondo

Beach Performing Arts Center. (Related story page 20.)

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PHOTOS BY DEIDRE DAVIDSON

1. David and Barbara

Bentley.

2. MaryJo and Jerome

Unatin, M.D.

3. Lori Muncherian and

Patricia Turpanjian.

4. Carol and Karl McMillen

with Joe Biden.

5. Patricia Sacks, M.D., Joe

Biden, Fern Tamkin.

6. Monica and Sam Sim.

7. Laura Schenasi,

Kathleen Parks, Judy

Gassner, Kim Vallee, Ann

Zimmerman and Jonathan

Beutler.

8. Thyra Endicott, M.D.,

Joe Hohm, Carole Hoffman,

Christine Kim and Brandon

Hohm.

9. Craig and Judy Leach,

Joe Biden and Sally

Eberhard.

10. Kathy Winterhalder,

Sally Eberhard, Craig Leach

and Judy Gassner.

11. Randy and Luke

Dauchot with Joe Biden.

12. Erin Hoffman, Amanda

Murphy, M.D., Keith Murphy

and Ann O’Brien.

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Former President Joseph Biden

during a reception hosted by

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan

Beach, prior to his Distinguished

Speaker Series speech at the

Redondo Beach

Performing Arts Center.

Photo by Deidre Davidson


THE MAN WHO

WOULD HAVE BEEN

PRESIDENT

Former Vice President Joseph Biden looks to Watergate for answers in the

“battle for the soul of the nation”

by Kevin Cody

Shortly after being elected to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate in

1972, Joe Biden watched Senator Jesse Helms excoriate fellow Republican

Senator Bob Dole and Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy on the

Senate floor for their support of equal rights for the disabled. Helms contended

it was “confiscatory” to require small businesses to accommodate

handicapped people with ramps and special bathrooms.

“How can Helms be so heartless?” the 30-year-old Biden asked fellow Democrat

Mike Mansfield when the two met in the Senate Leader’s office

later that day.

Mansfield told Biden that in 1963 Helms and his wife Dot saw a photograph

in the Raleigh News of a 14-year-old boy with leg braces. He needed

a home, so the Helms adopted him.

“Do you still think Helms is heartless?” Mansfield asked Biden.

“It’s always appropriate to question another man’s judgment, but it’s

never appropriate to question his motives,” Mansfield advised the young

Senator.

“I felt like a fool,” Biden said, after relating the story during his October

24 Distinguished Speaker talk at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

“Because when you question a man’s motive,” Biden explained, “when

you say they’re acting out of greed, that they’re in the pocket of an interest

group, it’s awfully hard to reach consensus. It’s awfully hard reaching

across the table to shake that person’s hands.”

The former vice-president used the story to illustrate why he believes the

national political system is broken and how to fix it.

Without once blaming President Donald Trump by name during his hour,

20 minute talk, Biden relentlessly pointed to the President as both cause

and consequence for what he alternately referred to as “phony nationalism”

or “phony populism.”

“The nature of work has ‘all changed, changed utterly,’” he said, quoting

from William Butler Yeats’ poem about the 1916 Irish Uprising against their

British overlords.

He traced the change to globalization and computerization.

“It makes a fertile field for demagogues to fish in,” he said.

“There used to be a basic bargain that if you contribute to an enterprise

you share in the profits. Between 1948 and 1978, productivity increased 92

percent and wages increased 92 percent. Since then productivity has increased

another 69 percent, but wages have increased just eight percent.

“Why?

“The immigrants took our jobs. We spend too much money coddling the

Blacks. It’s always ‘the other.’”

“I never thought I’d see Neo-Nazis marching in our historical cities, carrying

swastikas and chanting the same anti-Semitic bile we saw in Germany

in the 1930s. Then to hear some elected leaders drawing moral equivalences

between these people and other protesters…” he said, not finishing the sentence.

He trusted his audience to remember Trump’s statements, following

the Unite the Right Charlottesville protests in August, that "there is blame

on both sides."

Biden proposed a three pronged attack for winning what he called “a battle

for the soul of the nation.”

First, “We need to talk to each other again and drop the idea that the opposition

is the enemy.” The suggestion elicited the strongest applause of the

evening.

“When I got to the Senate, the Vietnam War was tearing the country apart.

The women’s movement was viewed as radical and environmentalism was

an attack on corporate America. We had segregationist senators like Strom

Thurmond and Sam Irwin.

“But as divided as we were, we got things done because we knew one

another.

“Senator Helms and I had profound political differences. He was constantly

saying, ‘We’ve never lost a war and we’ve never won a treaty.’ But

as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Committee, we

passed some of the most significant legislation of the last 40 years.

“How many senators and congressmen today have a friendship with a

member of the opposite party?”

“I’m still in contact with Republican leaders. But I never let anyone know

who they are because it would hurt them if it was known they were consulting

with me.

“I went up to the Hill during my vice presidency and looked in on the

senate dining room, where guests are allowed. It was full. I looked in on

the dining room across the hall, where only senators are allowed. It used

to have tables where opposing senators sat across from one another and

worked out their differences over lunch, one on one. The room was empty.

The tables have been replaced by lounges,” he said.

“We need to deal with nationalism,” Biden said in introducing his second

strategy. “We’ve seen it before in our country and in other countries we

thought were sound democracies.”

He recalled the 1968 presidential bid of American Independent Party candidate

George Wallace. The Alabama governor’s rallying cry was, “Segregation

now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.” Wallace won five

southern states.

Biden is board chair of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Two weeks prior to his Distinguished Speakers talk, he presented Arizona

Senator John McCain with the Center’s Liberty Medal.

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Former Vice President Joseph Biden responds to questions presented by

KNX Radio reporter Charles Feldman. Photo by Deidre Davidson

Biden quoted from McCain’s acceptance speech, during which the Arizona

Senator also pounded Trump without mentioning Trump’s name.

"To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse

the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked,

spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats

than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other

tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,"

Biden read from McCain’s speech.

Biden followed McCain’s quote with an excerpt from a New York Times

column by David Brook, printed two days prior to Biden’s Redondo talk.

“Human beings can be rallied around three things: religion, tribe or

ideals. Donald Trump and the campus multiculturalists want to organize

people by ethnic tribe, which has always been the menacing temptation

throughout our history.”

In a rising voice, Biden said, “We haven’t led the world just by the examples

of our power, but by the power of our example. That is why the

world has repaired to us for the last seven decades. They believe that we

believe what we say in our sacred documents.

“Can you picture,” he asked, almost shouting, “any past American president

taunting a foreign leader with nuclear weapons about his size? Calling

the president of South Korea an appeaser? Threatening China with a trade

war and not appointing an assistant secretary of state for East Asia?”

Returning to a measured tone, he argued, “Every problem we face requires

more than just us. It requires alliances, not just physical alliances,

but alliances of ideals.” And yet, he contended, “U.S. foreign policy is

closed off and clannish, as us versus them.”

Biden again quoted from Brooks’ Sunday column.

“The moral fabric of society is invisible but essential. Some use their

public position to dissolve it so they can have an open space for their selfishness.”

“We can’t let that happen,” Biden said. “We have an obligation to reweave

our values -- honesty, dignity, giving hate no safe harbor, leaving no one

behind -- back into the fabric of our political system.”

Finally, Biden exhorted, “It’s time to stand up for the American story.

We are energy independent. We have the world’s most powerful military.

Our workers are three times more productive than Asia’s. Name a worldchanging

product invented in the last 20 years that was not invented in

the United States.”

“Thanks to our underappreciated President Dwight D. Eisenhower, we

have more research universities than the rest of the world combined..

“After Sputnik, Eisenhower convened a panel to discuss how to reclaim

leadership in science and technology. They said invest in the military-industrial

complex. He said, ‘No, send the money to the universities.’”

“I spent 25 hours in one-on-one conversations with Chinese President

Xi Jinping, with just our translators present,” Biden said, returning to the

theme of international alliances.

“I told him we want China to succeed. He asked why. So you can buy

our products, I told him.”

During a visit to China shortly after the 2008 recession, Biden was pres-

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ent for a talk by Xi in China’s Great Hall. Xi said, “We don’t think America

is finished. We think you will come back. But we want to know if our investment

in American Treasury notes is safe. We are worried about your

rising entitlement costs.”

“I said, ‘President Xi, I saw that the Thursday after America’s financial

rating was downgraded, you bought $10 billion in U.S. Treasury notes. I

know you did that to help us.’ Then, more seriously, I added, ‘Our entitlement

policies can be fixed. But how will you fix your one child policy. By

2020, China will have more retirees than workers. If we can help, let us

know.’”

Biden said Hillary Clinton and the Democrats share in the blame for the

current political breakdown.

“It’s the responsibility of the opposition to offer rational alternatives. We

hear about the angry, uneducated, prejudiced white guys in Pennsylvania,

Ohio, and Wisconsin who voted for Trump. But four years earlier a Black

man won those states. These people aren’t stupid. There are 600,000 middle

class truck drivers in America who don’t know if they will have a job 10

years from now.

“Over the last four years, white males, ages 40 to 49, have had the highest

suicide, divorce and drug abuse rates in the nation, higher than in the ghettos.

It’s the only age group in America with a declining life expectancy.”

“Can anyone tell me from the last election, Hillary’s plan for tax reform,

or college affordability?’

“I know I sound like a conspiracy nut,” he acknowledged, “but I think

there was a method to the [Trump’s] madness. I spoke at 83 events for

Hillary. On my way to Wisconsin, three and a half weeks before the election,

I realized every time a serious issue was raised, it was pushed aside

by extraneous issues.

“Two days prior to the second debate, the Entertainment Tonight tape of

Trump’s groping was leaked. I knew the first question to Trump would be

about his treatment of women. I prayed to God that when Hillary was asked

to respond, she would say something like, ‘We all know who Donald Trump

is. Let me tell you what I’ll do to keep the economy going.’”

Instead, after Trump dismissed the tape as “locker room talk,” Clinton,

in Biden’s opinion, took the bait. “I said starting back in June that he was

not fit to be president and commander in chief.”

Trump quickly counter punched. He accused Clinton of enabling her husband’s

abuse of women.

“If you look at Bill Clinton, mine are words and his was action... There’s

never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that has been so

abusive to women,” Trump said, to devastating effect.

“Harvard did a study of the debates,” Biden said. “Just four percent of the

words related to significant issues.”

“When we engage in gutter language, this demeaning conduct by our

leaders, we pull it all down,” Biden said.

At the end of his talk, Biden turned to history for hope.

“I was there during Watergate. The people who saved the country were

Republicans. Senators Howard Baker, Bill Cohen. Enough Republicans

found their voices.”

In 1974, Nixon resigned after Republican leaders, including Arizona Senator

Barry Goldwater, told him he had lost his party’s support.

“I think you’ll see Republicans begin to realize how close to the edge we

are. Our silence in the face of these things amounts to complicity,” Biden

said.

“The American people, too, are awakening to the danger of phoney nationalism.

There is a real hunger for bipartisanship,” he contended.

Biden told of his mother cautioning him when he was young, “Joey, the

children are listening.”

“Right now” he told his Redondo Beach audience, “the world is listening.”

During the question and answer period Biden was asked, “Do politicians

ever really retire?”

In 2020, when the next presidential election will be held, Biden will be

78 and Trump 74.

“Some do. Some don’t,” he answered. Then he digressed into a discussion

about the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the

University of Pennsylvania. PEN

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

PV Land Conservancy

serves up pastoral fare

The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy, in partnership with Terranea

Resort and Whole Foods Market, presented their annual Garden-to-

Table Dining Experience on October 15. Since PVLC’s inception in

1988, they have helped preserve over 1,600 acres of open space and establish

nearly 42 miles of public trails on the preserves. This year’s Pastoral

Dinner highlighted the Peninsula’s Mediterranean climate, native

habitat and unique biodiversity. The evening showcased California

handcrafted, organic and sustainable food and wine unique to Palos

Verdes climate. Terri A. Haack, a member of the Conservancy’s President’s

Advisory Council and President of Terranea Resort, told guests,

“Executive Chef Ibarra and the Conservancy team have created a

unique experience that will benefit and support an important cause,

close to all of our hearts -- preserving our natural landscape.”

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

1. Terri A. Haack, Andrea Vona,

Sharon Ryan and Diana Heffernan-

Schrader.

2. Becky Cool, Janet Grothe, Diana

Bailey and Dr. Cassie Jones.

3. Bruce Biesman-Simons, Charlotte

and Dr. Allen Ginsburg and Dr. Cassie

Jones.

4. Steven Geraghty, Terri A. Haack,

Jacqueline Glass and Jen Roth.

5. Terranea Chef Bernard Ibarra.

6. A Garden-to-Table dining

experience.

7. Kahlil Sabbagh and Ginger Smith.

8. Joe Baker and Alex Perez.

9. Melissa and Jeff Ginsburg.

10. Dr. Cassie Jones and Lou

Enstead.

11. Bill Ailor and Charlotte Ginsburg.

12. Kelly and Art Lucera.

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Wine

for the

millennials

Peninsula’s Kristin and Stephen Jolley produce a wine aimed at the happy hour generation

by Richard Foss

Some families have been in the wine business for so long they’re said

to have wine in their veins. Peninsula winemaker Kristin Jolley is

among them, though her family’s history is less glamorous than most.

“My grandfather was a winemaker in the town of Orléans, near Paris. I

remember my grandma saying, ‘I would never touch that wine, it was so

gross. Your great grandfather would make it in his underwear with his dirty

feet, and all of his friends would get in there to stamp the grapes.’ Nobody

took over the family business, and his wine press is a floral centerpiece in

the town square. So I grew up with the stories, but it was much later on

that I got into wine.”

Kristin and her husband Stephen own Happy Hour Wine Company. The

brand is focused on selling easy drinking wines, which after only two years

are available in 23 states.

Kristin, a Redondo Beach native, studied supply chain management in

college and was working for the Fresh & Easy grocery chain when she had

an epiphany.

“I thought, there’s a happy hour at every bar and restaurant, but there’s

not a brand called happy hour. If there was, you could have happy hour

any time, anywhere. I came home one day and told my Stephen I wanted

to start a wine brand called Happy Hour.”

The trademark had already been registered, but Kristin couldn’t find any

evidence that the owner was doing anything with it.

“The phone number was right there on the trademark website, so I called

him and said, ‘I’m Kristin, and I want to buy your trademark.’ He said he

wasn’t interested in selling it and hung up on me. I called him every month

for a year and a half, and every time our conversations got a little bit longer.

He had a little beer company in Florida that did business there and in New

York. Finally he asked, how old are you? I told him I was in my early 20s,

and he said, ‘I’m 92.’ So I said, you have to sell me this trademark and you

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The Jolleys designed their wine label to evoke the 1950s.

Photos by Brad Jacobson

have to do it now. He said, ‘You have been so persistent and tenacious, I’ll

sell it to you.’ He didn’t have an email address, so we did everything by

snail mail. I would write a document, and he’d want to change one word

and he’d mail it back to me, so what could have taken a couple of days

took six months.”

The precious trademark having been acquired, Kristin and Stephen now

had to figure out what to do with it. Kristin had taken wine classes and

had a good idea of what she wanted. A friend knew a fourth generation

winemaker in the Spanish province of La Mancha. A trip was taken, an

agreement was reached, and they started collaborating to create a red and

a white wine.

“We knew what we wanted the white to taste like, and we worked with

them to make this Chardonnay that was light, crisp, and refreshing. We

didn’t want it heavily oaked because we wanted that citrus-forward aspect,

so it spends a little time in French oak so you get this kiss of vanilla. Our

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Kristin and Stephen Jolley at work in their Peninsula home.

red blend we wanted to be smooth

and easy drinking, so we came up

with a Cab, Syrah, and Petite Verdot

blend. Though both are made

in Spain, we’re using varietals that

are popular in the American market,

so we don’t market them as

Spanish wines.”

The wine business was a sideline

for Karen until the sudden closure

of Fresh and Easy presented her

with a stark choice: find another

grocery marketing job or make the

wine business a full time job. She

chose the wine business. Stephen

kept his decade-long career as a

firefighter and worked with his

wife on his days off. Together they

designed the label, which has a

retro look, reminiscent of 1950s’

advertising, which appeals to their

target demographic.

“Our market is millennials, the

ones who are going to happy

hours. We want to have this brand

retail for under $10, to keep it accessible.

You don’t have to have a

sophisticated palate to enjoy

Happy Hour, it’s not a wine snob

wine and we don’t want it to be. It

should be fun, accessible, and easy

to drink. We’re turning America’s

favorite pastime into a brand. We

do events, wine festivals, and inhouse

samplings at Total Wine, and

we’re the house wine at Good Stuff

restaurants.”

Kristin and Stephen have been

piling up the frequent flyer miles

going back and forth to Spain.

“We work with our winemakers

and blend the wines with them to

make sure they are what want them

to be. We started on the business

side but have become involved with

the artisan side, or perhaps it’s better

to say the aesthetic side. We

have been out in the fields, picked

the grapes, and learned everything

we can. We love being involved in

the process from beginning to end.”

Kristin was emphatic in saying

they don’t want or need to have a

product in every category.

“We’re working on a rosé to be

available in spring of next year, and

that will complete our line, for

now. We’re trying to keep this simple.

We’re a small business that is

taking off, and we’re working toward

becoming a household name.

Look at what we have accomplished

already. It has been two

years, and we’re now in 23 states,

working with major retailers like

Von’s and Whole Foods. Both

wines are getting respect from

sommeliers. One at a major restaurant

in Las Vegas tried our white

and told me, ‘If I didn’t know what

this was I’d guess it was a white

Burgundy in the $25 per bottle

range.’ We’re happy with that, getting

respect from professionals for

a wine that was designed to be approachable

and not intimidating.”

Perhaps there is some genetic

disposition to not only loving wine,

but to also love making it. Certainly

Karen has taken the business

far beyond her grandfather’s

dreams. She mentioned she might

someday be interested in starting a

winery in California, but finished

that statement with a dismissive,

“That’s a dream down the road.” PEN

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

Lunada Bay Harvest Festival

Starts off the season

The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association’s annual fall festival in

the Plaza brought out droves of local families. The kids designed

elaborate pumpkins and set them on wheels to race in the competition.

The kiddie carnival included pony rides, a vertical trampoline, kids

crafts and a sizable rock climbing wall. Members Only and Sara Dee

had neighbors dancing in the park.

1. Joy and Bella Noel.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

2. Let the Pumpkin Race begin.

3. Rudy and Chloe Delana and their

fairy pumpkin.

4. Araceli Orozco, Alexis White and

Danica King.

5. Sara Dee.

6. Charlie Hunton, Zara Ananth and

Marissa Hayne with their trophy.

7. Ian and Kai Byrne.

8. Pumpkin racers.

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PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

Citizen of the Year Honored

Tradition of Philanthropy

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted its Citizen

of the Year Awards and Dinner on November 1 at Terranea, attended

by a packed audience of business owners and community leaders.

Jackie Crowley, longtime Palos Verdes resident, philanthropist,

Realtor and friend of the hill was the evening’s honoree. Retired Fourth

District County Supervisor Don Knabe was among the guests congratulating

the 2017 Citizen of the Year. Crowley said that service comes

second nature to her and her work is animated by both faith and gratitude.

Other evening honorees were Walk with Sally and Vistas for Children.

To learn more visit www.PalosVerdesChamber.com.

1. Marion Ruth, David and Carole

Diestel.

2. Ann Sidler, Terri Nelson Carpenter

and Cindy Percz.

3. Michele McRae.

4. John and Julie Sanders, Sandra

Sanders, John Jaacks and James

Sanders.

5. Ann Zimmerman and Sacha Ohara.

6. De De Hicks and Sharon Ryan.

7. Chuck and Marylyn Klaus.

8. Jeff Ferris and Susan McRae.

9. Olivia Pucci live entertainment.

10. Shelley Kelly, Eileen Hupp and

Ann Sidler.

11. Eileen Hupp, Jackie Crowley and

Don Knabe.

12. Marion Ruth and Bill Ruth.

13. John and Julie Sanders, Jackie

Crowley, Sandra Sanders and James

Sanders.

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Elders’ Angels

Little Sisters of the Poor

The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor hosted its 20th annual

gala at Doubletree by Hilton in Torrance. Proceeds benefit the Little

Sisters’ work with the elderly in need. The Little Sisters operate a home

for 100 aged in San Pedro, of every ethnic and religious background, and

care for them until their death. Government funding and other benefits

cover only about 40 percent of the home’s costs. The Auxiliary was

founded in 1997 to aid the Little Sisters in their ministry. To learn more

visit littlesistersofthepoorsanpedro.org.

PHOTOS BY MEGAN ZIMMER

1. Pastor Jim Bevacqua, Joe Gordon, Sally Gallagher, Caragh and Dan O’Brien.

2. Don and Rita Swartz with Sr. Cecilia.

3. Mickey and Ruthann Rodich with Kathy and Joe Gordon.

4. Ed Chang and the Trujillo family.

5. Agnes and Robert Moran with Colleen O’Brien and guest.

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The perfect gift all year round!

Enhance your natural

beauty with high quality

lash extensions

and/or natural

cosmetic tattoos.

Gift certificates

available online.

Free gift with first visit. Plus 20% off a future visit.

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210 Avenue I, Suite F

Redondo Beach

(310) 438-0575

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gifts and fine

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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

Spread Holiday Cheer with custom cards

Customize your Holiday cards

with choice of verse, ink color

and lettering styles to make

your card unique.

Nantucket Crossing

867 Silver Spur Road

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 377-7201

Nantucketcrossing.com

December 16-24

Timeless treasure

Give the Gift of Amusement and Joy with The

Nutcracker, America’s most spectacular Ballet!

Complete with full Symphony Orchestra.

Long Beach Ballet

Long Beach Terrace Theater

(877) 852-3177 for tickets

LongBeachNutcracker.com

Hermês watches embody French

elegance and most are inspired by

timeless styling of equestrian and

nautical themes.

Medawar Fine Jewelers

810C Silver Spur Road

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 544-0052

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Bring the Family on

Saturday, December 9

Beautiful, Custom-Printed Fine Art Photography

Pacific Coast Gallery offers beautiful photographs, from 12 inches up to

20 feet. Their large format, high-resolution photos can be printed at

wall-filling sizes and remain tack sharp. All are custom printed to fit

your space, and they're stunning in person. 10% off all November.

Pacific Coast Gallery

205 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach

(310) 853-3564

Pacificcoast.gallery

Celebrate the holidays with FREE photos with

Santa, live entertainment, strolling carolers, and

family-friendly crafts & activities on Saturday,

December 9 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A visit to Peninsula Shopping center can also be

rewarding, offering something for everyone on

your list from TJ Maxx and ULTA Beauty to Orchard

Supply Hardware, and the recently opened

MOD Pizza and GS Love!

With so many choices, there’s no need to go

anywhere else this for Holiday shopping.

Peninsula Shopping Center

67 Peninsula Center

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 541-2242

PeninsulaShoppingCenter.com

Comprehensive Medical Spa

Love is everything

Diamond bracelet in 18kt white

gold, 2.00ct TW. $3,500

Modern Jewelry Mart

2543 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Torrance

(310) 517-0308

M-j-m.com

DermFx offers popular services such as: Botox,

Juvederm, Laser Hair Removal, CoolSculpting,

Radiesse, Ultherapy, Microneedling, Acne treatments,

Tattoo Removal and much more! Buy a

$100 Gift Certificate for only $75 to use towards

any services or products. (Limit 4 per person)

Hours: 7 days a week! Walk-ins welcome.

DermFx Medical Spa

432 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.

Redondo Beach

dermfx.com

(310) 316-2100

MOVA Cube solar-powered globe

brings the Earth into your home

Place the floating cube in ambient light

and it recreates the planet’s motion.

Nantucket Crossing

867 Silver Spur Road

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 377-7201

Nantucketcrossing.com

Everyone Loves Authentic Italian

for the Holidays at Deluca Trattoria

Gift certificates

available for

family, friends,

and businesses.

Deluca Trattoria

225 Richmond St.

El Segundo

(310) 640-7600

delucapasta.com


Blumé for the Holidays!

For every $100 high caliber skin

treatment gift card purchased now

through Dec. 31, receive a

$25 gift card for yourself!

Bouletté Blumé Skin

210 Avenue I, Redondo Beach

(310)780-8140

BouletteBlume.com

H

Adventure Flights

Morgan’s Jewelers Palos Verdes

Peninsula Shopping Center 50-C

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 541-2052

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Give the gift of Five-Star Dining!

"Exhilaration and serenity meshed into one.

Hands down the best thing on the West Coast."

– Jessica G, Trip Advisor

Pacific Blue Air offers epic open air adventure

flights.

Pacific Blue Air

Hawthorne Airport

12101 Crenshaw Blvd.

Hawthorne

(310) 570-9390

www.pacificblueairla.com

An Admiral Risty Gift Certificate.

Certificates available in any

denomination and they

never expire.

Stop in, or call Wayne or

Tim today!

Admiral Risty

31250 Palos Verdes Dr. West

Rancho Palos Verdes

(310) 377-0050

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Rolling Hills Estate

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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

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A home for the

future

Charlotte’s interest in theatre comes to life here in her living room with

hats she makes by hand from feathers including those from peacocks.


This Mediterranean Revival villa is a gatehouse originally owned by Ruth Harden, sister of Frank Vanderlip, the Father of Palos Verdes.

A Peninsula couple purchases an historic home to preserve it for future generations

by Stephanie Cartozian

Charlotte and Allen Ginsburg,

M.D. purchased the

Gatehouse on Portuguese

Point from Michael and Marilyn

Lightman on May 1, 2014. The

Villa’s imposing and storied

wooden gates speak of a time

when prohibition prevailed and

flappers were in fashion. To avoid

detection, bootleggers anchored

their boats in what became known

as Smugglers Cove in front of the

house. There is a rich Peninsula

history here Dr. Ginsburg recalled,

“It’s a place of distinction, we want

to take care of it, nurture it. It takes

a lot of work and vigilance, it doesn’t

just happen, to have beautiful

open space preserved in perpetuity.”

The couple’s acquisition of the

property was motivated by their

goal of maintaining its place in the

Peninsula’s rich history. In December

of 2014, they worked with the

planning commission to approve

the conversion of 2,690 square feet

of the estate into a non profit that

is to be called the Heritage Castle.

The couple ardently supports the

The writing beneath this 1920s era photo taken at the entrance to the

Portuguese Point Gatehouse, reads, “The morning after Spinsters party.”

Photo courtesy of the Ginsburgs.

Photos by Tony LaBruno

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Heritage Castle was originally

known as the Harden Estate. It

was designed by architect Gordon

Kaufmann, who also designed oil

tycoon Edward L. Doheny’s Greystone

Manor and the Hoover Dam.

It was built in 1926 for Ruth Vanderlip

and her husband Edward

Walker Harden. Ruth was the sister

of Peninsula pioneer Frank Vanderlip.

In 1902, while attending

college and staying with her

brother Frank in New York, Ruth

introduced her brother to Mabel

Narcissa Cox, known to friends as

Clover. Frank and Narcissa became

engaged seven days later.

Frank’s best man was Edward

Harden and Ruth was one of Narcissa’s

five bridesmaids. Frank and

Edward had previously agreed that

whoever married first would have

his honeymoon paid for by the

other. Dutifully, the friends on

both sides of the families drew up

the anticipated costs of the resplendent

honeymoon and published it

in the Aurora Beacon-News. Four

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The Castle dining room table set for the holiday with a special white peacock

print in the background nostalgic of Palos Verdes and its longtime peafowl

population.

months later Ruth and Edward

married. It was a close race to the

altar and remains unknown if Edward

ever actually paid for the Vanderlip

honeymoon.

This Mediterranean Revival villa

originally housed furnishings by the

same artisan who made furniture

for William Randolph Hearst’s Castle

in San Simeon. Its 2.06 acreage

overlooks Abalone Cove. “We have

daily whale, dolphin and sea lion

sightings,” Charlotte said. The Olmsted

Brothers (whose father Frederick

designed New York’s Central

Park) designed the landscaping to

emphasize the environment’s natural

beauty, which includes ocean

pathways, viewing gardens and

lush greenery that seems to stretch

to infinity. The brothers’ genius lay

in producing soothing scenes by

subordinating individual details to

the whole. Charlotte described their

backyard “as a place she goes to

renew her spirit.” The Ginsburgs’

friend and decorator Alex Perez said

that busy as the couple is, they meet

most evenings outside to watch the

sunset and the peacocks. Perez said

that he’ll have ideas on how to create

a look and Charlotte will take it

up a notch to really make a statement.

“Like the bow on the top of

the Christmas tree. I had it extending

out a few inches and she said,

Have it extend out a few feet.”

Heritage Castle was inspired by

the Renaissance era Dovecote

building in Ospitaletto, Italy. These

types of structures have holes for

doves and pigeons to nest in. Italians

would dine on the eggs and

meat from these birds and even fertilize

their fields with the droppings.

Ruth Harden was an ardent conservationist.

Unfortunately, with the

stock market crash in 1929, the

Hardens were unable to complete

their dream estate, which was to

have been a Palos Verdes version of

Hearst Castle. The extensive plans

The backyard patio wading pool is just 18 inches deep. Bistro lights are

hung across the trees and pergolas.

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The Castle’s backyard is adjacent to Abalone Cove and follows the coastline, pictured here at sunset.

hang framed inside the home, along

with several black and white photos

of Ruth and Edward Harden. In

1990, the Rancho de Los Palos

Verdes Historical Society designated

the gatehouse an historical building.

“We purchased this property because

heritage lives here, dreams

were here and people of consequence

tried to do things,” Dr. Ginsburg

said.

Dr. Ginsburg is a retired eye surgeon

and real estate entrepreneur.

Charlotte is a fashion and costume

designer with a background in theatre,

set design and dance. At the

Castle, she keeps a collection of

Broadway show style feathered hats

that she designs and makes by

hand – many with peacock feathers

and all with her signature flair. She

bought the house without her husband

seeing it first. Happily, he

trusted her judgement.

The couple married in 1990 in a

simple ceremony at a city courthouse.

The couple has five children

from previous marriages – Gregory,

Daniel, Jeffrey, Quinn and Charmaine.

Charlotte said of her husband,

“He is a visionary, he is always in

the future.”

A number of movies and television

shows have been filmed at the

Castle, including “It’s a Mad, Mad,

Mad, Mad World.” Palm trees in a

shape of a “W”, where the movie’s

hidden treasure was buried, were

planted for the movie and still stand

today.

“It’s a great challenge to be in a

place where dreams started,” Dr.

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Peninsula Seniors

Runway fashionistas

The Doubletree by Hilton was the venue

for this year’s 10th Annual Fall Fashion

Show Fundraiser to benefit the Peninsula Seniors.

In the morning, the boutique opened,

followed by lunch and a seasonal fashion

show with member models, including Peninsula

Chamber Citizen of the Year Jackie Crowley.

The fashions were provided by Chicos

and Saga and the jewelry was from Kendra

Scott and Roxanne Lawrence. Contributor

Pam Barrett-Hill, who claimed she never wins

anything was among the lucky raffle winners.

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1. Margie Beierschmitt and Susan Barber.

2. Elaine Clark, Lianne LaReine and Lenore Manlief.

3. Ruth Baumann and Dr. Marion Somers.

4. Barbara Benson, Darlene Sowers, Lee Mason

and Dorothy Piurkowsky.

5. Jackie Crowley, Ruth Baumann and Pam Barrett-

Hill with her winning ticket.

6. Laurie Glover and Gloria Mangano.

7. Linda Cavette.

8. Ginny Skalbania and Pam Barrett-Hill.

9. Darlene Sowers, Linda Cavette, Ruth Baumann

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Dr. Arnold Bayer on a hike near a small Italian village at the foot of Monte Rosa. Photo courtesy of LA BioMed

LA BioMed ‘Legend’ Dr. Arnold Bayer hunts down deadly, shapeshifting microbes

by Robb Fulcher

For the past several decades, Dr. Arnold Bayer has researched

shapeshifting bacteria in an effort to penetrate their defenses and render

them harmless.

In the course of his work, the Rancho Palos Verdes resident has earned

world renown for furthering our understanding of Staph infections and

other bacterial diseases. He is the co-author of hundreds of scientific papers

and book chapters, and lectures around the world.

LA BioMed CEO Dr. David Meyer used the word “massive” to describe

Bayer’s medical contributions at a dinner this month honoring Bayer and

two of his colleagues as “Legends” in their fields.

Much of Bayer’s work focuses on the Staph bacterium MRSA, which are

infamous for getting inside hospital patients’ bloodstreams following surgery.

Staph also attacks people in the general population, causing skin abscesses,

and systemic infections such as pneumonia, and even death.

The incidence of hospital staph infections has decreased in recent years,

but Bayer said the bacteria continue to change their defenses, forcing fresh

research offensives.

“It’s like plugging one hole in the dyke, and another one springs up,” he

said.

Microbial Darwinism

Even when bacteria have no antibiotics to make them tougher, they still

morph into stronger and stronger versions of themselves, Bayer said.

He pointed to research on bacteria harvested from a cave that was opened

in New Mexico, after it had been sealed shut by a huge rock at least four

million years ago.

“The bacteria had not seen the light of day for millions of years, and they

were already resistant to antibiotics we have today,” Bayer said. “How can

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Changing the course of medicine

LA BioMed Legends honored

Three doctors working on the cutting edge of medical research were

honored at the annual LA BioMed Legends dinner at the Torrance

Marriott on November 1. This year’s honorees were Arnold S. Bayer

M.D., Rodney A. White M.D. and Paul C. Fu Sr., PhD. Dr. Bayer, a Palos

Verdes resident, is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the David

Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a faculty member in the Division

of Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Live music

was provided by the Nic Schaadt Trio.

1. Dr. Greg Thomas and Dr. Ali

Khoynezhad.

2. Amy Ward.

3. Dr. Scott Filler, Dr. Jack Edwards,

Ashley Han-Bayer and Alex Bayer.

4. Dr. Yo Aelony, Yvonne Liu and Dr.

Herb Webb.

5. Honoree Dr. Arnold Bayer.

6. The Nic Schaadt Trio.

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE CARTOZIAN

7. Dr. Harriet Kaplan and Dr. David

Heber.

8. Honoree Dr. Paul Fu Sr. and Joan

Fu.

9. Mary Ellen Criley and Dr. J. Michael

Criley, Dr. Jasminka Criley and Stuart

Criley.

10. Dr. David Meyer and honoree Dr.

Rodney White.

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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.

The Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Ensemble will perform holiday

songs and carols at the Admiral Risty restaurant during dinner on Dec.

14 and at brunch on Sunday, Dec. 17. See listings for details.

Saturday, November 18

Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners concert

Three rising stars from the USC Thornton School, violinist Annelle Gregory,

cellist Benjamin Lash and pianist So-Mang Jeagal. First Lutheran Church &

School 2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance (just east of Maple - plenty of free

on-site parking) at 3 p.m. Admission is free. palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm,

310-316-5575.

Annual Tree Lighting

Celebrate the Holiday Season by welcoming Santa and lighting the Christmas

Tree, at 5 p.m. Music, entertainment, refreshments and giveaways. Promenade

on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estate.

Art2Go2 premieres

Art enthusiasts and the general community welcome the second annual

Art2Go event, a dynamic concept for enjoying and buying art. Every wall of

Destination:Art will be filled with over 300 original paintings of all styles and

media created by the 22 studio and gallery artists, as well as the 60 associate

artists. Framers with special prices frames will be on site. 3-7 p.m. Through

Nov. 25. Destination:Art Studios & Gallery, 1815 W. 213th Street, Torrance.

310-742-3192.

El Rayo-X

Master guitarist and string player David Lindley pioneered the infusion of

Americana and roots-rock with world music. 8 p.m. $20 to $42, available at

www.grandannex.org or 310-833-4813 Mon-Fri 9 to 5. Grand Annex, 434

W. 6th St., San Pedro.

Sunday, November 19

Kids Club

Families can dig their way into the past with South Coast Botanic Garden’s

Kids Club. Learn about the Garden’s transformation from an underwater wonder,

to an open pit mine, to a trash dump, and into a beautiful botanic garden.

Hunt for marine fossils in a simulated dig pit, build your own landfill model,

get dirty with soil testing, and start your own flower seedling. 1 - 4 p.m. Free

with garden admission. RSVP highly encouraged. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.,

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Beauty of Nature Series

Fnal film of the PVP Land Conservancy’s series with a documentary, The Central

Park Effect, that transports the viewer to the dazzling, hidden world of

America’s most famous city park. 4:30 p.m. Tickets $10 online at pvplc.org.

Youth 18 and under free. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro.

Wednesday, November 22

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited

Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the George F Canyon.

8:30 a.m. The program is free and all ages welcome. Presented by the Palos

Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling

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

Saturday, November 25

Guided Nature Walk

Visit White Point Nature Preserve and attend a naturalist-guided hike. Enjoy

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

more! 9 a.m. Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature

Center. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

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

& Activities.

Native Plant Sale

Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. Noon-2 p.m. White Point Nature

Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information call 310-

541-7613.

Sunday, November 26

Starbright Holiday Boutique & Music

A festive benefit to support the Asia America Symphony Association & Guild,

Youth Symphony education programs and concerts will be held at a magnificent

oceanfront home from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Youth musicians and professional

artists perform. Unique vendors include inspiring author Deborah Paul,

Renko Original Fashions, Nozomi (jewelry created from Japan’s tsunami) and

more. Reservations (a must) for lunch. Contact AASA 310-377-8977 or Marlene

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Monday, Nov. 27

ACT II auditions

Act II, a support group for Palos

Verdes Performing Arts, is looking

for talented performers to sing in the

upcoming annual variety show to be

held March 9-10, 2018. Auditions

for “Broadway to Hollywood” will

be held at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion,

and 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 or Hollywood

songs to tie in with this year’s theme.

Accompanist will be available. All

proceeds benefit PVPA. For more information

or to make an appointment,

call co-producer Arline Grotz

at 310-377-7746. Norris Pavilion,

501 Indian Peak Road in Rolling

Hills Estates.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

TMMC Holiday Festival

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

hosts its annual Holiday Festival

fundraiser, through Dec. 3. More

than 36 themed, decorated trees,

live entertainment, the South Bay’s

largest holiday boutique, opportunity

drawing, children's activities and

food court; $5 general admission.

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29 and Thursday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Community Service Group

Night: ($2 admission to nonprofit

and community service group members)

Thursday, Nov. 30, 4 to 9 p.m.

In the white tent at Skypark and

Medical Center drives, Torrance.

310-517- 4606 or www.Torrance-

Memorial.org/holidayfestival for

more information.

Friday, December 1

Yule Parlor

Welcome the holiday season with

the Neighborhood Church’s annual

event featuring the formal delectable

Yule Tea by the Sea, accompanied

by the popular shops of vintage antiques

and memorabilia, bake shop

with homemade pastries and can-

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dies wrapped for gift giving, and the Yule crafts and homemade arts created

by loving hands. View the treasured hand painted ceilings and walls of the

Mediterranean architecture, and treasured art work of the Church. 10 a.m. -

3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. $25 per guest per day; $30 if purchased the

day of event. Send your check to: Yule Parlor Neighborhood Church, 415

Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. Ticket will be held for pick up at the door.

Nutcracker

Start your holiday season with the annual production of “The Nutcracker”,

presented by Peninsula School of Performing Arts. A beautiful blend of professionals,

pre-professionals, adults and young dancers come together to delight

audiences of all ages with this rich rendition of the classical ballet. World

renowned performer Alexander Kalinin as Herr Drosselmeier weaves an enchanted

story through the dreams of a young girl, Clara, and her Nutcracker.

Music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Tita Boulger, Vera Ninkovic, Marina

Kalinina and Alexander Kalinin. A treat for the entire family. Tickets are

$35 for adults and $25 for Children 17 and under. For tickets contact the

Norris Theater Box Office at 310-544-0403.

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members for a weekend to ‘pause’, enjoy fellowship, and be renewed by the

wisdom of experience. All seekers and 12 Step pilgrims welcome! 7 p.m. Friday

to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3. Cost per person/shared $245. Mary

& Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Call Marlene

Velazquez at 310-377-4867 x234 for reservations or information.

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Saturday, December 2

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 under a full moon at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve.

Must be age 9 and up. $12 per person. RSVP required at

www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

First Saturday Family Hike

Bring your family and join our naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and

more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city. 9 a.m.

Free. All ages welcome. George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E., Rolling

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Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Portuguese Bend Reserve,

Ishibashi trail, Rancho Palos Verdes,

9 a.m. – noon Help restore important

wildlife habitat while looking out

at a beautiful view! Sign up at

pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Advent Day of Prayer

Be renewed in Spirit as we rediscover

the wonders of the Advent

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the light, the love and the presence

of God with Edith Prendergast,

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enter into mindfulness experiences to

nurture your spiritual journey. 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Lunch included. $50 ($45

if paid in full by November 24).

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Victorian Christmas

The Banning Museum will kick off the holidays with its annual Victorian Christmas

Weekend. The Museum grounds are transformed into a Christmas Festival

featuring Victorian period entertainment, walk-thru tours of the decorated Mansion,

blacksmith demonstrations, refreshments, family holiday crafts, a bake

sale, local food vendors, handmade crafts by area artisans, and jolly ol’ St.

Nick will pose for photos with the little ones on an historic carriage. A highlight

of the festivities is a horse-drawn trolley ride to the Drum Barracks Civil War

Museum in Wilmington. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Banning

Museum, 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington. For more details contact Friends

of Banning Museum at 310-548-2005 or www.thebanningmuseum.org.

Parade of Lights

Parade floats, marching bands, equestrian units, classic cars, drill teams, community

& civic groups . . . and a special appearance by Santa Claus! Silver

Spur Rd. and Deep Valley Dr., then through the Promenade to the Norris Theater.

6-7:30 p.m. Info: 310-372-1577.

Cannery Row Revisited

South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery presents “Cannery Row Revisited”

curated by artist and founder Richard Stephens. Cannery Row Studios had a

20+ year run as an art gallery in Redondo Beach, from 1990 – 2010. The

shows were unique showing local artists. On opening nights, the garage door

would open up and a magnificent eucalyptus tree became a signature element

of the outdoor area. On many a summer night under its canopy, the artists

and supporters gathered for the night. Richard Stephens has selected 25 artists

who have shown regularly at Cannery Row Studios in the past. The exhibition

will include painting, sculpture, photography, video and a display of memo-

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rabilia, plus artist presentations and

a catalog associated with the exhibition.

Through Dec. 30. Opening reception

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Edie Pfeffer, Michael Rich, Jean

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Sunday, December 3

Advent exhibit

Anticipate, expect, and prepare for the Christmas miracle by visiting the Mary

& Joseph Retreat Center’s Nativity exhibit. In addition to displays of nativity

sets from around the world, Advent calendars, Advent wreaths, and other

ways of preparing for the birth of Christ will be on view. This season is really

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Peninsula Symphonic

Winds Holiday Concert

Guest conductor Mr. John Elg will

lead the concert and be joined by

singer Jessica Thomas in a selection

of holiday favorites including White

Christmas, Greensleeves and Bugler’s

Holiday. The concert begins at

3 p.m., at the LOTH RHCC Community

Center, 735 Silver Spur Road,

RHE. Admission $10 for adults; children

12 and under free with adult.

More info at www.pswinds.org.

Holiday’s Long Run

The Long Run blends the lush harmonies

and arrangements from the

vast Eagles songbook with their own

genuine style. And, it’s the Holiday

Show with seasonal tunes, hot cider

and good cheer! 7 p.m. The Grand

Annex, 434 W 6th St San Pedro.

Tickets $20 to $42, available at

www.grandannex.org or 310-833-

4813 Mon-Fri 9 to 5.

Lunch with Santa

The community is invited to have

lunch with Santa. Includes face painting,

crafts, clowns and photos with

Santa (bring your camera). Price includes

a ticket to Torrance Memorial’s

34th annual Holiday Festival,

which features 36 custom-decorated

holiday trees. Tree themes include

“A Season of Superheroes,” “Cirque

de Noel,” “Snoopy and Friends,”

and “Forever Paris.” Shop in the

South Bay’s largest holiday boutique

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Richard B. Hoffman, M.D., Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center

Drive, Torrance. Cost: $15 per person (minors must be supervised by a paid

adult). Call 310-517- 4728 or visit TorranceMemorial.org/holidayfestival to

purchase tickets or for more information.

Victorian Tea & Carols

Victorian carolers will be singing Christmas favorites a cappella in beautiful

period costumes to harken back to a bygone era of pomp & splendor. Get

into the spirit at this special holiday event! Tea 2 p.m. Concert 3 p.m. Adult

$25, Children 4-12 $18, Children under 4 free. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center,

5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Call Marlene Velazquez at

310.377.4867 x234 for reservations or information.

Palos Verdes Symphonic Band - Holiday Concert

Come celebrate the season with the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band, who will

present its popular annual Holiday Concert, from 5-7 p.m. indoors in the

Frances Young Hall at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Included will be selections

by Leroy Anderson, Alfred Reed, Percy Grainger, and the ever popular

Night Before Christmas. Rheuben Allen, clarinet soloist, will be accompanied

by the band on Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Tickets are $10 (adults)

and free (12 and under) and are available at the door. For further information

you may call the Garden at 310-544-1948, the band at 310-792-8286 or

310-373-2442, or visit www.pvsband.org. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos

Verdes Peninsula.

Repeal Day dinner, drinks, talk

More than 80 years after it was repealed, many misunderstandings about Prohibition,

beginning with when and why it was enacted, persist. Pacific Food

& Beverage Museum (PacFAB) presents a rare opportunity

to experience a culinary evening in the

Roaring Twenties, courtesy of fourth-generation

restaurateur Dustin Trani, chef-owner of J. Trani's

Ristorante. Trani will recreate a five course Italian-

American dinner of the period, paired with cocktails,

in a sequence that demonstrates how

drinking changed before, during, and after the dry

decade. After dinner, author and PacFAB Curator

Richard Foss will present an illustrated talk on how

society, tastes in food and drink, and other aspects

of American culture changed. Costumes encouraged

– prizes awarded! 7 p.m. Dinner is $75 for

National Food & Beverage Foundation and Culinary

Historians of Southern California members,

$85 for non, and includes tax and gratuity. Space

strictly limited, reservations required. 323-813-

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Food writer Richard

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Wednesday, December 6

Celebrations Around the World Holiday Showcase

Special needs students from the “Ready, Willing and Able” dance and performing

arts program will performing at the fifth annual Holiday Showcase

and outreach event from 4-5 p.m. at the Norris Theatre. At this year’s show,

titled “Celebrations Around the World” students will dance and sing holiday

songs that are popular in different cultures around the globe. No tickets or

reservations are required, but donations to the program are appreciated.

7570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. For more information about

the program, contact the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory at 310-

544-0403, ext. 303.

Friday, December 8

Holiday Boutique

The Peninsula High Athletic Booster Club hosts a day of fun shopping to support

Pen High programs and clubs. Enjoy musical performances, food and

drink tastings as you shop a variety of fantastic vendors. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pen High Gym, 27118 Silver Spur Rd., RHE.

Saturday, December 9

Breakfast with Santa

Treat your family to a personal visit with Santa! Enjoy a breakfast provided

by Good Stuff Restaurant and visit with Santa. Bring your camera to take a

family photo. 8:30 to 10 a.m.Tickets: Adults $15, Kids FREE (under 12). Tickets

are available to purchase at Good Stuff Restaurant. Seating is limited.

Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates (by

the fountain).

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Guided Nature Walk

By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Portuguese Bend Reserve,

Ishibashi trail, Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m. Hike Burma Road to Rattlesnake

Trail. Enjoy views of Altamira Canyon. This is a strenuous walk. Free and open

to the public. For more information, contact 310-541-7613 ext. 201 or sign

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

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat at

White Point Nature Preserve, 9 a.m. – noon. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.

Stories, Songs and More

Share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the

beauty of the natural surroundings. Your family will enjoy spending time with

retired Children’s Librarian Carla Sedlacek for stories and activities featuring

nature themes, exciting props and songs. Free.1600 W. Paseo del Mar in

San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Year three with Puccini, Beethoven and Bernstein

JMV Singers’ founding director

Joanna Medawar

Nachef, above, will lead holiday

carol singalong following

the choral group’s

performance of Puccini’s

Messa de Gloria Saturday,

Dec. 9 at the Norris Theater.

The Joanna Medawar Nachef

Singers are celebrating their third

season with music by the “Three Giants”

of classical music at the Norris

Theater. Tonight’s 7 p.m. performance

features Puccini’s Messa de

Gloria, followed by the choral

group’s traditional holiday carol singalong.

Beethoven and Bernstein will

be featured at performances on April

8 and June 17, 2018. Founding director

Joanna Medawar is recognized

as the first symphony conductor

from the Middle East. She was born

in Lebanon and is now Director of

Choral Activities at El Camino College.

She is also the choir director at

Peninsula Community Church. Tickets,

$25-$45, are available at the

Norris Theater box office at 27570

Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.

Or by calling the theater at

310-544-0403. Or at

JMNSingers.com.

Sunday, December 10

Tribute to Benny Goodman at the Holidays

Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated

jazz bandleader of his day, at a festive 2 p.m. performance at the Norris Theatre.

Goodman was at the height of his career in 1938 when he and his band,

which included such musicians as Harry James, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson,

Lionel Hampton and Count Basie, performed at Carnegie Hall and redefined

popular music. A re-creation of that iconic concert, mixed with some classic

Christmas tunes, features the All Star Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with

special guest vocalists Peter Marshall and Polly Podewell, the last female singer

to perform with Goodman and his orchestra. Hosted by singing impressionist

Paul Boland. Tickets are $75-$80 and can be purchased by calling the box

office at 310-544-0403 or online at palosverdesperformingarts.com. 27570

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Tuesday, December 12

Beauty and the Beast Auditions

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory will hold open auditions on

December 12-13 at 5 p.m. for a student production of Disney’s “Beauty and

the Beast.” Students ages 10-18 may audition either date, and should come

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

February 16-25, at the Norris Theatre. Auditions held at the PVPA Conservatory

Studios, 27525 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. For more

information call 310-544-0403 ext. 302, or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com/conservatory.

Wednesday, December 13

PV Woman's Club

Meet at 12 at the Rolling Hills Country Club, 27000 Palos Verdes Drive East.

The program will be Clarence Ulrich, formerly of the Drifters, presenting Holiday

songs and music. Cost of the luncheon is $32. For reservations and information

call Beverly Teresinski at 310-378-1349.

Thursday, December 14

Dining with notes

By popular demand, the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Ensemble will return

to The Admiral Risty to perform favorite Christmas and Chanukah melodies

tableside for the enjoyment of dining guests at 6:30 p.m. during the dinner

service. The Admiral Risty 31250 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos

Verdes. Reservations recommended, 310-377-0050 or

www.admiralristy.com.

Palos Verdes Ballet's Samantha

Liu as 'Sugar Plum Fairy.'

Saturday, December 16

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

pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Magical Nutcracker

A family holiday tradition since

1980, the Palos Verdes Ballet is

thrilled to present its 37th anniversary

Nutcracker season. Directed

by Uta Graf-Apostol this enchanting

ballet classic will be performed at

the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris

Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates, for

one weekend only, at 1 p.m. and 5

p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Tickets

are $35 for Adults, $25 for children.

Additional information is

available at www.palosverdesballet.org.

Musical Nutcracker

America’s most spectacular production,

presented by Long Beach Ballet, with full live orchestra. Through Dec.

24. At Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Ticket

Hotline, 1-877-852-3177, www.LongBeachNutcracker.com.

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Sunday, Dec.17

Musical fare

By popular demand, the Los Cancioneros

Master Chorale Ensemble

will return to The Admiral Risty to

perform favorite Christmas and

Chanukah melodies tableside for the

enjoyment of dining guests at 1 p.m.

during Sunday Brunch. The Admiral

Risty 31250 Palos Verdes Drive

West, Rancho Palos Verdes. Reservations

recommended, 310-377-

0050 or www.admiralristy.com.

Las Posadas

In California, Christmas has been enriched

with many elements from the

Hispanic culture including music,

food, piñatas and the Posada journey.

Join us for a symbolic commemoration

of Las Posadas as Mary and

Joseph search for lodging on their

journey to Bethlehem. We will have

a piñata for the children and refreshments,

4 to 6 p.m. Cost: Adults $5,

children 4-12 $2, children under 4

free. All events are located at the

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300

Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Call Marlene Velazquez at 310-

377-4867 x234 for reservations or

information.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

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22. Promenade on the Peninsula,

550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates.

Wed., December 20

Birding Unlimited

Explore the birds making a home in

the restored habitat at the beautiful

White Point Nature Preserve with a

docent from Wild Birds Unlimited.

Binoculars supplied for beginners.

The program is free. All ages welcome.

8:30 a.m. 1600 W. Paseo

del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at:

www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Saturday, Dec. 23

Guided Nature Walk

Visit White Point Nature Preserve

and attend a Naturalist-guided hike.

Enjoy coastal views and learn more

about the plants, animals, restoration

area and more! 9 a.m. 1600 W.

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Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. 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.

Native Plant Sale

At White Point Nature Education Center, noon – 2 p.m. Plants sold on firstcome,

first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo

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

Wed. December 27

More Birding 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.

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Sunday, January 14

COSB welcomes Zukovsky

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay continues

its 2017-18 season at the Norris Theatre

at 7:30 p.m. The featured soloist is former Principal

Clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Michele Zukovsky under the

direction of Frances Steiner. There will be a Preview Talk by Chuck Klaus starting

at 6:45 p.m. Single tickets are $63 available through the Norris Theatre

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Bayer cont. from page 50

that be? The theory is that to survive,

they had to compete with one

another. Bug ‘A’ developed its own

antibiotics to kill bug ‘B’.”

The competition could in some

way mirror bacteria’s struggle

against human-made antibiotics.

“These bacteria are way ahead of

us,” Bayer said.

Bayer and his colleagues at LA

BioMed, located on the Harbor-

UCLA Medical Center campus in

Torrance, carry on a “bench to bedside”

research. The researchers

peer through advanced microscopes

and into test tubes, pore over experimental

models, and study infected

human blood samples and biopsied

tissues.

“My laboratory studies MRSA

from a couple of perspectives…how

the bug is able to adapt to antibiotics

by becoming resistant to them

and, in turn, how our bodies fight

them off,” he said.

Bayer is digging into the workings

of platelets, the cells that help blood

clot, stemming excessive bleeding.

Bayer said it has become clear

platelets play a part in fighting off

harmful bacteria.

“Platelets are like little storage

reservoirs of [natural] antibiotics,

releasing them to kill bacteria,” he

said.

The study of platelet-derived antibiotics

could result in the development

of new artificial antibiotic

treatments, he said. He is performing

these studies in close collaboration

with Professor Michael

Yeaman, chief of molecular medicine

at LA BioMed.

Bayer has served as Associate

Program Director of Infectious Disease,

Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs

and Acting Chief of the

Division of Infectious Diseases at

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

His research has been funded by

the National Institutes of Health

since 1996.

Bayer has served on the NIAID

National Association for Research

in Staphylococcus aureus, is a charter

committee member of the International

Consortium for the Study

of Infective Endocarditis, and Councilor

in the International Society for

Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases.

When he’s not doing research, or

teaching interns, medical students

and Fellows, he enjoys country

Bayer cont. on page 74

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Bayer cont. from page 72

music, Los Angeles Kings hockey,

and hiking and downhill skiing. He

and his wife Enid have two grown

children, Alex and Alicia, and a 1-

year-old grandchild.

Additional Legends

Also honored as 2017 Legends at

the LA BioMed dinner on November

1 at the Torrance Marriott were

Dr. Rodney White and Dr. Paul C.

Fu.

Meyer said that vascular surgeon

White’s “surgical skills and innovations

have saved thousands of

lives.”

“White developed stents that

have prevented numerous deaths

from aortic aneurysms,” Meyer

said. In addition, while he was a

medical student, White developed

the use of a porous ceramic, made

from ocean coral, as an artificial

bone graft.

Fu developed the standard cholesterol

test – measuring total

serum cholesterol – that has been

in wide use for decades. He also

has contributed to research in

areas ranging from liver disease to

bipolar disorder. PEN

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who was recently named 2017-18 Golf Digest Best Teachers

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help but make people better,” he said. The new David Kidd

designed golf course is scheduled to reopen late this month

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in remembrance

Harvey Kushner remembered

by Brian Gillogly

Pioneer think tank CEO and Peninsula resident Harvey Kushner passed

away recently from injuries suffered during a fall.

Kushner was born in Brooklyn in 1930 and raised in Baltimore, where

he attended public schools and earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical

engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He planned to enter the then

new field of bioengineering, but that was before his wife Rose, a medical lab

technician, gave birth to their first son. To support his family, Kushner went

to work at Operation Research (ORI), one of the nation’s first for-profit think

tanks.

While rising rapidly through the management ranks, Kushner resumed

studies in physics and business.

ORI’s projects included Naval systems; NASA’s Nimbus, the first weather

satellite; the Hubble telescope; and a computerized war game to help the

Army Medical Corps, which proved invaluable during the Vietnam War. One

of Kushner’s projects was to study how new sentencing requirements affected

California Superior Courts.

He became ORI’s CEO after leading a then-innovative takeover of the company

through an employee stock ownership plan.

About this time Rose developed breast cancer. She would write several

books on the subject and become a forceful advocate for mammography and

minimally invasive surgical procedures. She was a member of the National

Cancer Advisory Board. After succumbing to cancer in 1990, her husband

took it upon himself to edit updates of her pamphlet, “If you’ve thought about

breast cancer.”

After leaving ORI, Kushner established Kushner Management Planning

Corp., a private government consulting company. He moved to Palos Verdes

in the early 1990s and married Dr. Patricia Sacks, Director of the Vasek &

Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center at Torrance Memorial Medical

Center. They shared passions for medicine, travel and the arts. Kushner was

an accomplished artist, violin player and sailor.

In a 2009 profile in Peninsula People, Kushner spoke about his deep admiration

for the two women in his life: “What Rose did in 16 years and what

Pat is doing every day is very hands on. You can come home at night and say

I helped somebody, I did something valuable, something important. I’ve done

everything I can to support them. I guess I get as much out of what they accomplish

helping other people as they do.”

In 2010, Kushner became one of the first heart patients to receive an LVAD

(Left Ventricular Assist Device) heart pump as a long-term “destination” device.

(Heart pumps are usually meant to be temporary, until a donor organ

becomes available.) He often credited his extraordinarily long seven years

with an LVAD to his wife Pat’s medical background.

“The key to longevity with an LVAD is sleeping with your doctor,” he liked

to joke.

Kushner is survived by his wife Patricia, sons Gantt and Todd, daughter

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