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Volume XXII, Issue 6

January 2018



Photo by Ryan McDonald








LA Port’s Mr. Crane

Dave Zelhart

The Crane man

by Ryan McDonald Dave Zelhart views all mechanical

equipment as essentially the same, whether it’s a small scissor

lift or a 175-foot tall crane at the Port of Los Angeles.

Parts by Murphy

by Yvonne Liu Keith Murphy founded a company that prints

human tissue. His goal is to print human organs.

The colorful McCaws

by Bondo Wyszpolski Dan McCaw and sons John and

Danny share a common philosophy about painting, but not

common styles.

White Point Home Tour

by Stephanie Cartozian Residents open their homes to

benefit the White Point Nature Education Center.

Authentically hot

by Richard Foss Rui Ji’s Sichuan flower pepper will actually

overwhelm your tongue and lips so that they lose all feeling.

And that’s the point.

14 Torrance Memorial Fashion Show

24 Rotary Educators of the Year

42 PV Juniors Denim and Diamonds

48 Kentucky Derby party for Orthopædic Institute

64 Asia America Symphony holiday boutique

66 Fete for Norris Cancer Center


46 Peninsula Gift Guide

49 Peninsula calendar

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14 Peninsula • January 2018

Cranes at the port of Long Beach maintained

by Zelhart’s company, Terminal Equipment

Services Inc. The company has helped the port

adopt new, larger cranes essential to unloading

the largest container ships.

Photo courtesy Dave Zelhart

A lifetime of

tinkering has made

RPV’s Dave Zelhart

the go-to guy

Mr. Fix-it

Stick around for the last frames of

the ending credits of “ET: The

Extra Terrestrial,” past the section

for the stunt men and lighting guys and

the caterers, and you’ll see a kind of category-less

acknowledgement: “Special

thanks to American Hi-Lift.”

At the time “ET” was in production,

in the early 1980s, American Hi-Lift

was a company based in Southern California,

and their business was scissor

lifts: those four-wheeled vehicles that

can lift and lower a platform dozens of

feet in the air by extending and compacting

a series of masts that interlock,

like scissors. And on the “ET” set, the

lifts gave the crew trouble.

Thankfully, they had Dave Zelhart’s

number. Zelhart, now a Rancho Palos

Verdes resident, was rapidly rising

through the ranks at American Hi-Lift.

He was at that point not yet 21, but had

already become the youngest manager

the company ever had. And in a service

territory demarcated by the deadly serious

bookends of San Onofre Nuclear

Power and Vandenberg Air Force Base,

Zelhart still had plenty of time for the

movie biz. In Zelhart’s telling, the studio

gave him the unexpected honor of

a film credit because he “bailed ‘em out

a bunch of times.”

Zelhart still works on lifting and lowering,

but on a much larger scale. He is

the president of Terminal Equipment

Services, Inc. (TESI), a Long Beachbased

company that handles maintenance,

repair and transport of some of

the world’s largest cranes. His work has

helped the ports of Los Angeles and

Long Beach prepare for the revolutions

that have upended shipping in the last

three decades, and helped it maintain

its status as the busiest port in the nation.

Zelhart rose to the top of his profession

through a natural aptitude for mechanics.

He can see a machine, rapidly

understand how it works, and intuit

how it can be made to work better. His

speech is filled with technical words —

“oblong,” “gantry,” “duty cycles” — that

roll off his tongue with a precision that

suggests they were learned under conditions

in which getting it wrong meant

a crushed limb. And in an industry

filled with engineering PhDs, Zelhart is

entirely self-taught.

Perhaps because his understanding

of machinery was accumulated

over a lifetime spent in shops and

garages, not labs and lecture halls,

he has an ease with people that

evades the stereotypical engineer.

Graham Robertson, a former science

teacher at Palos Verdes High

School and an occasional employee

of Zelhart’s, said that for all his

technical prowess, what is most impressive

about Zelhart is his ability

to get people to move in harmony.

“I taught for 48 years. I worked

under a whole bunch of principals,

I met a lot of people. And the way

Dave gets people to work together

is his art,” Robertson said.

Nothing’s disposable

Zelhart grew up in a time and

place in which it was considered

morally outrageous for kids to ask

their parents for money, or a ride.

And so he became very good at

building and fixing things. And very

good at riding his bike.

He grew up in Lomita, and he

and his friends loved to surf. So, in

the age before pre-packaged surfboard

bike-racks, and at a time

when the average board was at least

a foot longer than today’s potato

chips, he built trailers for himself

and his friends to tow their boards

behind their bikes, and hitches so

that each trailer could go from bike

to bike. They often rode their bikes

from Lomita, down PCH to surf in

Manhattan Beach, and sometimes

as far north as Malibu.

“We were 13, 14. Our parents didn’t

care where we went. But ask

them for money? It’d be ‘What? Are

you serious?’” Zelhart said.

Zelhart was able to build the trailers

and countless other inventions

because of the ample tools available

in his father’s home garage. Most of

his friends, he said, also had fathers

with full sets of tools, something he

sees less and less frequently today.

“We never threw anything away,

we fixed everything ourselves.

Today, we’re such a disposable society.

Something goes wrong, we

just throw it away, and get another

one,” Zelhart said.

Zelhart began working full time

at a former service station on Miraleste

Drive when he was 16. The

job at American Hi-Lift followed

two years after that. Zelhart became

so at ease with repairing scissor lifts

that he would deliberately go out on

calls without spare parts in his

truck, challenging himself to take

apart what was there and repair it

with only what he had available.

His ability to see all machines as

related, as mere variations on basic

mechanical principles, allowed him

to easily move on to his first job at

the port. He worked at a crane

maintenance company, and the

work sent him all over the world,

including two years in Taiwan.

Eventually, the frequent travel

put a strain on his family life. He

and his family sought a fresh start

by opening a new branch of the

business he was working for in

Norfolk, Virginia. But things did not

get better. He separated from his

wife, and his eldest son was diagnosed

with cancer. For the first time

in his life, the man who could fix

everything felt helpless. He called

his boss, quit his job, and began to


“I just got down on my knees and

prayed: ‘I’ve helped so many people.

I’ve tried to do right by so many

people. I’ve taught people, I’ve

trained people, I’ve given people

chances, I’ve loaned money, I’ve

given money: I’ve done all these

things to try and be a good guy. And

now I’m at the end of my rope and

I need a door opened for me,’” Zelhart


Though his drive for self-sufficiency

means he is not the type to

often ask for help, Zelhart has a

knack for timing that brings to

mind the surprised Lucille Ball,

hand over mouth in shock that her

plan has unfolded as quickly as it

did. Thirty minutes later, Zelhart received

a phone call from an old

friend discussing a job in Long

Beach. The friend wanted to hire

Zelhart, but knew he could not

poach him from his existing job,

and so was looking for suggestions.

Zelhart told him that he had in fact

just quit, and was hired on the spot.

Craning toward the future

In the way people are thought to

come to resemble their pets, Zelhart’s

home in a secluded area

above Portuguese Bend is a reflection

of his own quiet modesty. (During

the roughly two hours I spent

there, I heard half a dozen rooster

crows and zero cars.) A massive

wooden planter sitting in front of

his house is in fact a converted

piece of old mooring equipment

that the port was set to dispose of.

Zelhart could not countenance this,

and took the multi-ton structure off

their hands. He estimates that it

took him 12 hours to get it off a

truck and position it in his front

yard, a job he did himself with a series

of pulleys wrapped around


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Technological innovation is at

the heart of TESI’s work today. An

increasingly connected world, and

people’s demands for increasingly

rapid transit of goods, have motivated

ports to handle higher and

higher volumes of goods, and accept

larger and larger vessels.

“When I first started, the biggest

ship we were servicing was 3,500

TEUs,” Zelhart said. (Ships are traditionally

measured in twenty-foot

equivalent units, or TEUs, for the

size of a standard container.) “The

ones that we just designed this new

terminal for have 22,000 TEUs.”

The cranes have grown alongside

the ships. When Zelhart

began, cranes reach about 85 feet.

He recently moved a crane that

reaches 175 feet tall. And instead

of moving one container at a time,

the cranes can now hoist up to four

at once.

The increasing volume of goods

has put pressure on everyone at

the port for greater and greater use

of automation and robotics. This is

as much an issue of safety as efficiency,

Zelhart said. (Last year,

TESI received the Safety Award

from American Equity Underwriters

for its lack of on-the-job injuries

in what was once a very dangerous


Zelhart mans the grill at a goodbye barbecue for Chinese workers who had

been assisting TESI on a recent crane installation. Photo from Facebook

“We can’t do a 22,000 TEU vessel

with people running around with

clipboards, and diesel trucks, and

chaos. It just doesn’t work,” Zelhart


The drive for automation, however,

runs against the interest of one

of the few formidable labor organizations

left in the country, the International

Longshore and Warehouse

Union. Joe Donato, a former vice

president of ILWU Local 13, has

worked with Zelhart for many

years. He said that while the interests

of employers and unions would

always be at odds to some extent,

Zelhart clearly cared about safety,

and was always willing to sit down

and listen.

“He was very good at what he

did. But just as important, he was

willing to work with the union to

resolve things, rather than have

conflicts. That’s what we need at

the port. We need cargo to keep

moving through that port, and to

avoid stoppage, we need employers

who don’t want conflicts,” Donato


It’s likely that some of Zelhart’s

success at the port comes from his

lived-in mechanical know-how,

which gives him an ability to forge

connections with the union representatives

fighting for some of the

few well-paying, working class

jobs remaining in the country. Zelhart

is wary about our society’s increasing

technological ineptitude,

and is an advocate for technical

training programs.

“I’ve got some great guys who

work for me. But I am highly worried

and concerned. Not everybody

can go to college. And to be a

plumber or electrician is a good

trade. You can make a good living

for your family, and you will always

be in demand,” Zelhart said.

At the port, this has taken the

form of frequent training of longshoremen

for newly adopted technologies.

Robertson, the former PV

High Science teacher, worked for

TESI as an instructor, teaching

ILWU members, and said Zelhart

showed a keen interest in helping

them prepare for a changing


“Crane mechanics are the kind

of guys who did not do well sitting

in desks in class. But they’re brilliant,

great, practical guys. And

under Dave they really did well,”

Robertson said. PEN

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Peninsula Rotary Honors

Educators of the year

Nine Peninsula educators were honored by their colleagues at a November

dinner, hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club has sponsored this annual event for the last decade,

and prior to that was a co-sponsor for the 37-year-old event. Rotarians

joined 260 guests at the Palos Verdes Golf Club to honor Sandra Kim

from Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Michael Fileta from Marymount

California University, Jennifer Stoddart from Montemalaga Elementary

School, Kat Banales from Peninsula Heritage School, Lieutenant Nathan

Darling from the College for Officer Training of The Salvation Army,

Katherine Hagee from Rolling Hills Preparatory School, Molly Amloyan

from Vista Grande Elementary School, Lindsay Dorman from Chadwick

School and Nicole Thompson, a teacher at Palos Verdes High School.

Funds raised enable the PVP Rotary Club to provide academic and

STEM scholarships.


1. Honorees (front) Nicole Thompson, Sandra Kim, Jennifer Stoddart, Lindsay

Dorman and (back) Kat Banales, Molly Amloyan, Nathan Darling, Michael Fileta

and Katherine Hagee.

2. Joan Behrens, honoree Kat Banales and Patricia Cailler.

3. Cathy Gilbert, Shirley Omori, Melissa and Rick Bradley.

4. Dr. Jim Hartman, Dr. Ariane Schauer and Harry Kitter.

5. James Moore, Phyllis Pelezzare, Robert and Suzi Gulcher.

6. Andrew DeBlock, Allan Bond, Dr. Don Austin and Dr. Matthew Horvath.

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Rolling Hills inventor and entrepreneur Keith Murphy hopes

to cure currently incurable diseases with a 3D printer.

Photo by Tony LaBruno


The first step toward printing a human organ from a 3D printer

was to print human tissue.

And that part’s done.

by Yvonne Liu

Keith Murphy worked for the pioneering biopharmaceutical giant and

Wall Street darling Amgen for over a decade when he quit to cofound

the audaciously named Organovo in 2007. The Rolling Hills

resident meant the name of his start-up to be taken literally. Organovo’s

goal was to manufacture new organs, utilizing the newly developed 3D

printing technology.

In 2010, Time magazine named Organovo’s 3D bioprinter one of the 50

Best Inventions of the Year. The NovoGen MMX bioprinter has paved the

way for manufacturing living tissue and organs for human transplants. In

2012, Organovo was named one of the year’s Most Innovative Companies

by MIT Technology Review magazine.

Bioprinting resembles the additive process of a 3D printer. Material is

dropped or extruded layer by layer, guided by a computer program. Live

cells are combined with other material to create bio-ink, or multi-cellular

building blocks to form living structures.

The synthetic cells allow pharmaceutical firms to bypass animal testing.

Testing on live human tissues allows pharma companies to identify promising

drugs sooner, reducing time and development costs.

“We have an opportunity to be much more predictive before we go to

clinical trials with a drug,” Murphy said. “We can better understand how a

drug works inside a person, or at least inside his liver by conducting tests

on 3D printed liver tissue instead of on rats. It’s like human preclinical trials;

you’re doing a human trial in the lab.”

In 2014, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development in Boston

found that FDA approval for a new drug requires a decade or more of research

and testing, plus $2.6 billion. Even with that level of investment,

only one out of eight drugs obtains FDA approval and makes it to the consumer.

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That same year, Organovo released ExVive3D, the first printed liver tissue

suitable for research studies. The Scientist magazine named it one of the

Top Ten Innovations of the Year. In 2016, Organovo made the magazine’s

list again with its human kidney tissue. At the 2015 World Economic Forum

in Davos, Switzerland, where world leaders in government, business and

technology convened, Organovo was named a Technology Pioneer.

Today, over half of the world’s 25 largest pharmaceuticals use Organovo’s

in vitro human living tissue for research. This past spring, two of the companies

published studies that found Organovo’s liver tissue testing was superior

for research to animal testing.

Murphy said Organovo’s liver tissue is a building block for the future

production of complex organs.

The company is planning to introduce a cell phone sized patch of liver

tissue for partial liver transplants in 2020. The liver patch will extend the

lives of patients waiting for liver transplants.

Every day, in the United States, 20 men, women and children die waiting

for a liver. Over 116,000 people were on the United States liver transplant

list this past August, according to the U.S. Department of Health and

Human Services. Only 33,611 organ transplants took place in 2016.

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has known Murphy

for 10 years said, “Keith really sees the future. Not only is he a visionary,

but he’s an operational person who can pivot a company’s platform to enable

long term success,” he said.

“I do think there were very specific aspects of my background that let

me see the opportunity. I have always considered myself a serial entrepreneur,”

Murphy said. “With my specific technical background and some insights

I had at the time, I could see that we were at a point with bioprinting

where it was about to cross a threshold.”

Murphy holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from UCLA.

In April, Murphy stepped down as CEO of Organovo to start Viscient

Biosciences. (He remains Organovo’s CEO emeritus). His new company

will use Organovo’s technology to develop new drugs to treat liver, kidney,

cancer and other diseases.

“We’re going to develop treatments for currently untreatable diseases. I

am hopeful of treating Alzheimer’s, which we don’t have good drugs for.”

Murphy is a sought-after speaker and has served on the Board of Directors

of the California Life Sciences Association since 2016. He was the vice

chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in 2013 and 2014 and

has served on the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Foundation Board for

six years.

In 2012, he earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

As an angel investor, Murphy prefers to spread his risk by investing

in businesses outside of biotechnology. One investment is Local Roots

Farms, a Los Angeles company that started in Redondo Beach. This indoor

farming company grows the equivalent of acres of farm production in a single

shipping container, using 99 percent less water than traditional farming.

Another company Murphy has invested in is Torrance-based SmartCSM.

It has developed a cloud-based software that allows commercial property

owners to track their buildings’ heating, electrical and air conditioning systems

from any device and location. The company’s clients include the Palos

Verdes Library District, the Salvation Army and Torrance Memorial Medical


SmartCSM’s CEO, Craig Caryl, of Rolling Hills Estates, described Keith

as “off the charts brilliant. Rarely have I met someone with such deep intelligence

who is also so personable. Keith is just really fun and easy to be


When Caryl met Murphy at a Starbucks to pitch his business venture, he

found Murphy immersed in “The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of

Life,” a 441-page tome about aging. Caryl, who regularly receives emails

from Murphy at 4 a.m., said Murphy’s curiosity knows no bounds. “Keith

is completely fascinated about the world.”

Murphy spends his nonworking time with his family..

“One of the benefits of stepping down as a full time CEO is that I’m super

involved with my children,” Murphy said. He and wife Dr. Amanda Murphy,

TMMC’s chief of radiology, have twin three-and-a-half-year-old daughters.

Murphy recently took a parenting class at the girls’ preschool.

“A lot of time with family, a lot of working — that’s what I enjoy,” Murphy

said. PEN

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Staying the course

In their studio: Dan McCaw (seated) with sons Danny and John. Photo by Bondo Wyszpolski

The McCaws follow their own inner compass

by Bondo Wyszpolski

The McCaws are artists, but they have it down to a science. This is to

say that Dan, the father, and his two sons, John and Danny, have

well-formed ideas about the painting process, from the initial perception

to the final brushstroke.

Their shared studio is located on Sartori in Old Torrance. From the outside

it resembles many of the other storefronts along the street. Inside,

though, its oblong shape is spacious and the walls are neatly lined with

the works of all three artists. When cleaned, as it was recently for a very

rare open house, the gallery resembles as impressive a fine arts showcase

as any, but it’s also where the three have worked ever since Dan purchased

the former ballet studio back in 1998.

Many times, when sitting down with an artist or two, in this case three,

the conversation is more anecdotal or biographical than philosophic. Although

we may secretly wonder if they don’t on occasion get on one another’s

nerves, or if there’s an undercurrent of competition redolent of

clashing egos, that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Of course, that doesn’t

mean they aren’t pushing one another to try this, that, or to see something

from another angle.

Artist, know thyself

“This shared environment creates opportunities for us to really connect

on a certain level,” John says, “whereas a lot of artists don’t have that opportunity

to feed off each other. Having the three of us here really can ignite

the creative process, let alone the feedback we get from each other,

the encouragement and the criticism. There’s a lot of camaraderie.”

Dan says that most of their disagreements, or discussions if you will, are

related to what they thought about particular artworks they may have

taken in on one of their forays to a museum or gallery.

“We’ve been together for so long that we know when to pull back, when

to push,” Danny says.

As for any sort of competition, Dan adds, “When you see the other person

producing something good, it forces you to try and up your game.” In

other words, they’re competing with themselves, not with someone else.

If anything, that other person is either an incentive or a red flag warning.

Although Dan attended an academy for art and would eventually teach

at the Art Center College of Design, both full time and part-time for 17

years, he’s wary of the academic mindset, which often mandates how an

artist should approach his or her art. Fortunately, though, he doesn’t seem

32 Peninsula • January 2018

to have instilled an academic approach into his two sons.

John points out that their father has always been encouraging rather than

didactic, “whereas sometimes with the academies of art you feel a little

stymied by the project or the approach that the instructor wants you to

take.” That’s a drawback, he says, when you’re expected to stick with a

set plan.

Dan says it comes down to freeing oneself from the constraints imposed

from the outside. His analogy is that of a child who draws a sky with cows

and airplanes but is then told (perhaps harshly) that cows don’t fly and so,

thereafter, his cows remain in the pasture and never in the clouds.

Two things hold an artist back, he continues, trying for perfection and

trying to meet the expectations of somebody else: “Those things are deadly

for creativity.” And, whereas the academic already knows what the end

result will be, the McCaws see matters differently. “Does it feel right to

us?” Dan says. “Does it move something internally within me? Each artist

has their own compass, so the art is different because of that.”

Go back and highlight “compass.” It’s important.

“The problem is,” Dan continues, “some artists are afraid to trust their

own compass; [instead,] they look at somebody else’s compass that’s been

successful. Or, if the teacher says it should be in that direction they follow

that, and I think they’re always frustrated because of it.

“It’s all about broadening your perception of something, and searching

until you find the thing that moves you. You have to trust your own instinct,

intuition, and feeling. You have to free yourself from the safe, predictable,

and familiar. Those things hold you because there’s a lot of

security.” And an obvious reason for that? “We’ve been conditioned to be

validated, accepted, to fall in line; and sometimes by doing that we shut

off who we are.”

Consider the successful artist who has amassed a sizeable clientele or

acclaim based on a certain style or format. Some artists may take off the

running shoes at this point and spend the rest of their career simply running

in place. But what if this person has outgrown the earlier styles and

truly wants to move forward, yet remains hesitant?

“At some point,” Dan replies, “the fear of never changing has to outweigh

the fear of failure, otherwise we’ll just stay where we are.” But sometimes

we need a sympathetic push. “If you don’t have a support group, that creativity

never gets a chance.”

We’ve already made it clear that the McCaws are their own support

group. Although Dan and Danny create work that evenly sways between

figurative and abstract, while John’s is largely abstract, there’s not a huge

divergence in what they do, meaning it’s not like one’s a Motherwell, one’s

an Anselm Kiefer, and the third’s a Raphael. The work of all three men

has a visual connecting thread, which I think makes it easier for each of

them to grasp what the others are attempting, and thus their comments

can be reliably constructive.

But, for each of them, it again comes down to staying the course, of sticking

with one’s compass: “An artist has to do whatever they have to do to

make them feel like an artist,” Dan says, and, in order not to be sidetracked,

be cognizant of the potential distractions. “You have to identify that.”

One way towards this is to leave open the window of creativity.

Giving credence to intuition

When you incite the imagination,” Dan adds, “then you gain experiences,

and [with] experiences you gain some wisdom. The value of wisdom is

that you become better able to recognize when something of value passes

in front of you.”

This doesn’t mean that every decision is a conscious one regarding which

direction to take a work-in-progress. The subconscious has to be an equal

partner, where the artist gives credence to instinct and intuition. Remember,

an artwork is subjective: go with your gut.

“We’re all very imaginative and creative in that sense,” Danny says, “just

connecting with shapes and color, texture, design, all that. It’s intuitive;

and you know it’s right when it feels right.”

And what they’re pulling from, as artists, are their life experiences.

“Every little thing that’s ever happened to us is stored in (our heads),”

says John. “It’s just accessing it, and then when it comes out, recognizing

it.” The wisdom part of it is in knowing what to keep and what to discard.

But when we stand in front of John’s work, or the work of another abstract

artist, our first reaction may be one of suspicion or doubt, of wondering

if the artist is trying to pull a fast one on us.

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“One reason people are afraid of

abstract art,” says Dan, “is because

they can’t define or explain it to

their neighbors or even to themselves,

and they fear that just trusting

their intuition” is not enough,

instead of asking themselves:

“Does it move me? Does it feel

right?” With many paintings, he

continues, “you don’t really have to

understand it; you just have to feel


To approach all sorts of art, we

need to meet the artist halfway,

and this means being aware of our

biases or preconceptions so that we

can discard them or push them out

of the way. After all, biases are

often like blinders that allow us

only to see straight ahead and not

to the sides, where often some exciting

new artwork is happening.

“How many things are there that

we don’t see?” Dan says. It’s not

just a rhetorical question.” We

were in New York, the three of us.

Danny and myself are photographing

one type of thing, shadows on

fire escapes and abandoned doorways,

and John was photographing

cracks in the sidewalk. As soon as

I even saw that I started to look

down at these beautiful shapes.”

And that’s one basic example of

“Solitude” by Dan McCaw 30x40”, Oil on board. Photo courtesy of

Dan McCaw

how someone’s perception suddenly

fans out and encompasses

more of his or her surroundings.

For this family, though, and especially

for Danny and John, it’s

something they’ve been exposed to

and encouraged to do from the

time they were very young.

“Growing up,” John says, “everything

had some art affiliation,

whether it was a road trip, stopping

to take photographs or looking

in the clouds for faces, or

stopping in a gallery or going to

museums. It’s always been there.

That’s the way we’ve grown up, so

when we go somewhere it’s just

part of what we do. We’re noticing

the sounds, the shapes against the

textures, and not just going in and

looking at a piece of art.”

This ingrained attentiveness, to

what’s around them as well as to

what’s within, has led Dan, John,

and Danny McCaw to create three

strong bodies of work. But don’t

just take my word; go and find out

for yourself.

For more information on the Mc-

Caws, who paint in their downtown

Torrance studio, go to,

email them at info@mccawcontemporary,

or pick up the

phone and call (310) 328-7366. PEN

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34 Peninsula • January 2018

Paean to the preserve

This Italianate style, Seacove Drive residence is flooded with light by a 60 foot atrium.

The annual White Point Home Tour benefits the neighboring nature preserve and education center

by Stephanie Cartozian

For many years, the 102 acres of oceanfront

land on the north side of Paseo Del

Mar off of Western Avenue in San Pedro

was closed off to the public by a chain link

fence. Then in 2001, a 25 year management

agreement was signed between the Palos

Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the

property’s owner, the Los Angeles Department

of Parks and Recreation. The area was

opened to the public and over the last 16

years, volunteers have planted native scrub

and grasses and have installed public trails on

the property. Previously threatened wildlife,

such as the Cactus Wren have found the

coastal sage scrub and plentiful cacti attractive

enough to make the preserve their permanent


Each fall, the White Point Home Tour is

held to help fund the preserve and the Nature

Education Center, which is housed in a historic

Cold War assembly building. This year’s

tour attracted over 300 guests, who visited

five homes in San Pedro and one in Rancho

Palos Verdes. The tour concluded with a party

at Brouwerij West with raffles, craft beers,

food and wine.

Photos by Tony LaBruno


Greg and Patty Woods’ gated home on Seacove

Drive in Palos Verdes is a testament to

habitat preservation. “We purchased the property

in December 1988, with the intention of

building a new home. But we wanted to keep

the same footprint as the original home.”

Their goal was to minimize the environmental

impact. The pool is heated by green panels connected

to copper and brass tubing that cycles

water between the panels and the pool.

“Excess solar energy from the power wall

charges our Tesla,” Patty said.

Greg Woods graduated in 1970 from a high

school in Arlington Heights, Illinois. At his 20

year reunion, he ran into former classmate

Michael Kemp, who had become an accomplished

architect, specializing in challenging

sites. The two worked together on designing the

Woods’ dream home. The home took seven

years to build and required a zone change and

extensive geological surveying to win California

Coastal Commission approval. It was the first

home site to receive Coastal Commission permission

to move a coastal setback.

The home’s most notable feature is a 60-foot

tall, glass atrium that lights the entry. “The

atrium was Kemp’s vision. It elevated the home

to new heights, literally and figuratively,” Greg


The couple also expressed appreciation to

Buena Vista Construction for their addition of a

loft to the home, which serves as Patty’s studio.

This bluffside home has Portuguese Bend Point

as its backyard and an unobstructed, close-up

view of Catalina Island from the pinnacle of the

6,600 square foot home. Patty’s art is displayed

throughout the home, including her faux wall

treatments, as well as paintings and sculptures.

Greg, a Realtor, won the Palos Verdes Marathon

three times and qualified for the Olympic trials

in 1984. The couple met in 2005 and married

the following year. They have three sons, Brian,

Thomas and Anthony from Patty’s previous

marriage. Greg had never been married before

meeting Patty but having designed and built his

dream home, it was time. Henry David Thoreau

said, “What is once well done, is done forever.”

38 Peninsula • January 2018

The infinity pool looking out over the ocean seems to beckon for a martini.

Patty Woods’ Seacove residence showcases her

artwork and design talent. Photo by Ann Koons

Warmouth Street

The backyard at this bluffside home in San Pedro takes a luxe

seat at the ocean’s edge, with an upclose view of Catalina Island.

The fruit and vegetable garden provide almost everything needed

to make an Italian pizza in the outdoor pizza oven, which serves as

the family gathering place. Drought-tolerant plants and succulents

add to the natural beauty. Inside, the home has clean lines and pops

of color, including works by Peninsula artist John Van Hamersveld,

who donated a signed Endless Summer movie poster for the home

tour auction.

Warmouth Street


Lucrecia Jacobson

with her traditional

wood burning

pizza oven.

The outdoor firepit and oceanfront seating is the perfect place to enjoy flatbreads made in this

Warmouth Street home’s outdoor pizza oven.

West Seventh Street

This mid-century style, two story Vista Del Oro home

in San Pedro is a sanctuary of light, thanks to glass walls

and transom windows. The Great Room is a blend of living,

dining and family rooms, looking out on a private

garden, stone patio and gleaming pool. The blown glass

chandelier is by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

White Point Home Tour

chairperson Amy Friend

at her West 7th Street

mid-century home.

This West 7th Street’s French blue sectional couch has clean lines consistent with its mid-century design.

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Silvius Avenue

This San Pedro Palisades home has a remarkable view of the ocean and

the Korean Friendship Bell at Angel’s Gate Park. Alongside the terraced

gardens are twists and turns leading guests to multiple, charming outdoor

seating areas. Where once sat a dirt backyard, and what was once considered

by the owners to be a “Plain Jane” home, has been transformed into

an intricate and sophisticated residence by its owners’ sweat equity.

This Silvius Avenue home blends indoor and outdoor living areas.

Sunnyside Terrace

This 1930’s Averill Park home combines modern and original detail.

Most of the artwork is contemporary, although the bathrooms maintain

original architectural detail and showcase a handpainted mural and traditional

chandelier over the bathtub. As in all the homes on the White Point

Tour, there is an emphasis on outdoor enjoyment. The dual indoor/outdoor

bar area leads out to the patio. The owners own the Rok ‘n’ Ell Baby Boutique

on 8th Street in San Pedro.

This fully restored, emerald green Chevrolet truck recalls Sunnyside Terrace from an

earlier era.

Cabrillo Avenue

This San Pedro home is also its owner’s art studio, whose art, and that

of other local artists is displayed throughout. An artist perch at the top of

the spiral staircase offers a view of downtown Los Angeles, the mountains,

Port of Los Angeles and the breakwater. Art is also exhibited outdoors,

where a walkway leads to the owner studio, with several pottery kilns. PEN

This traditional home boasts artwork of every kind, including this Greek goddess, lost in


40 Peninsula • January 2018


PV Juniors Denim

and Diamonds

Holiday Jubilee

The Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club celebrated

60 years of service to the South

Bay community at a sold out December 3

luncheon at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Focusing

on raising monies for charities that serve

women and children in crisis, PV Juniors has

supported Pediatric Therapy Network, Cancer

Support Community and the Harbor Interfaith

Services during the 2016 and 2017 years.

Guests were dazzled with a myriad of festive

holiday boutique shopping vendors and a basket

raffle. The Club lunch included a Bijoux

salad with candied pecans and pears, along

with a Rustler’s roast and flourless chocolate

cake garnished with fresh berries and

whipped cream. The live auction items included

a Lakers Sports Package valued at

$2,500, a Sheraton Steamboat Springs Spring

Ski package valued at $6,000 and an Aloha

first class Kauai vacation valued at $4,000.


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1. Kandis Wannamaker and Sara Cho.

2. Eunice Sheng and Yvonne Liu.

3. Jerry Schwartz.

4. Leah Lengkeek, Paula Lengkeek, Jill Medawar

and Donna Scherlacher.

5. Filomeno Monteon.

6. Maura Mizuguchi and Amy Dox Shapiro.

7. Edna Campbell.

8. Linda Navarro-Snell, Diane Barber and Silvia Van


9. Mandi Leonard, Susan Sandler and Alla Kerker.

10. Linda Navarro-Snell and Christine Petti MD.







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timeless styling of equestrian and

nautical themes.

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The Gift of Luxury

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

Comprehensive Medical Spa

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.

Swoon Lashes

210 Avenue I, Suite F

Redondo Beach

(310) 438-0575

Hit Your Target This Holiday!

Give the unique experience of

a private archery lesson with

a gift certificate to our new

indoor range!

Everything’s included!

South Bay Archery Lessons

1300 Kingsdale Ave., Redondo Beach

(310) 404-3665

Everything for the Holidays!

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

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

(310) 316-2100

December 16-24

A visit to Peninsula Shopping Center offers everything you need

for your holidays! A few favorites include Orchard Supply Hardware,

Mayer’s Bakery, PV Florist, TJ Maxx and ULTA Beauty,

and the recently opened My Saint My Hero, MOD Pizza and GS


With so many choices there’s no need to go anywhere else!

See our ad in this issue for more info.

Visit for a full listing.

Peninsula Center

Silver Spur Rd. & Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 541-2242

Give the Gift of Total Body Care

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

Massage, Facials, Stretch

Gift Cards Available

Massage Envy ~ Rolling Hills

887 Silver Spur Road

Rolling Hills Estate

(310) 698-0660

Tis The Season For Lashes

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Lash extensions from Deka Lash

will make you feel confident and

beautiful with no need to apply


First Full Set $79.99.

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Give the gift of Five-Star Dining!

Peninsula Shopping Center 50-C

Rolling Hills Estates

(310) 541-2052

Give a gift that lasts a lifetime.

Music Rhapsody has instruments

and lessons for all ages. Perfect

gifts for teachers too! Learn

more at

Music Rhapsody

1603 Aviation Blvd. #1, Redondo Beach

(310) 376-8646

Propose to her this holiday

Halo designed Engagement Ring with a

hidden heart, 14kt white gold, 1.15ct

TW. $4,475.

Modern Jewelry Mart

2543 Pacific Coast Hwy. Torrance

(310) 517-0308

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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is lightweight and perfect for walking on sand.

The idea caught on and today UGG boots have

become a phenomenon.

We carry a full line of UGG Australian

products for men, women, and kids.

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One Trump National Drive

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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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!

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Purchase a gift card

to share the Trump

experience! Gift cards

can be used for green

fees, golf instruction,

merchandise in our

golf shop, and food &

beverage in our



Kentucky Derby Party

“An Evening with Friends”

The South Bay Friends of the Orthopedic Institute for Children (OIC)

hosted a fundraiser gala, “An Evening with Friends…Kentucky

Derby Party,” on October 28 at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach. For

the first time Las Madrecitas and Las Amigas de Las Lomas, both Palos

Verdes-based auxiliary organizations, participated in the fundraiser.

Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions and a raffle featuring

unique and high-value items, event tickets, as well as fine bourbons

and wines. Las Amigas and Los Amigos have raised over $1 million

for OIC from their collective efforts.

1. Brooke Hastey, Paige Hastey and

Haley Beilke.

2. Susan Volkman, Jennifer Robbins,

Debra Hart and Stacey Harlan.

3. Jared Roth and Hans Chang.

4. Chris and Melissa Kyaw.

5. Brian Brewer, Jeff Zukerman and

Steven Roberts.

6. Miley Oshiro, Sarah Gerbasi,

Courtney Rojas and Sydney Laureano.

7. Wilma Dietiker and Molly Clinton.


8. Kym Smitham, Brandy Calvignac

and Wilma Dietiker.

9. Yazmin Hellman and Ben Moores.

10. Karlu and Michael Sullivan.

11. David and Shannon Schwartz,

Deborah North, David and Cindy


12. Barbra Zukerman, Austin

Zukerman and Jenny Eaton.

13. Mary Beth Perrine, OIC patient

Charlie, Dr. Anthony Scaduto, OIC

patient Monica.


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You can email your event to our address:

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

On Going

Sounds of the Season

Get into the holiday spirit every

day this December (except

Dec. 25) with a brisk walk

through South Coast Botanic’s

musical garden! Select trails

will host a customized holiday

“sound-trek” to get your toes

tapping in this nature-meetssound

experience. Afterwards,

follow your map to create and

listen to the sounds of nature at

highlighted locations throughout the 87 acres. Included with garden admission.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw blvd.,

Palos Verdes.

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. School groups, families,

prayer groups and individuals are welcome. Please call to reserve a

time for a tour and program designed to celebrate this year's exhibit. Admission

is free. Through December 21. 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

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

Peninsula Seniors

Weekly and periodic activities. Call the Center for more information (310)

377-3003 or for Peninsula Newsletter for Active Seniors go to:

Saturday, December 16

Sounds of the Season

Live family friendly DJ sets provided by VOX DJ in the Amphitheatre. 11 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Included with garden admission. South Coast Botanic Garden,

26300 Crenshaw blvd., Palos Verdes.

Magical Nutcracker

A holiday tradition since 1980, the Palos Verdes Ballet presents its 37th Nutcracker

season. Directed by Uta Graf-Apostol this enchanting classic will be

performed at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr., RHE, this weekend

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St. John Fisher Catholic Church

Top of the Hill at Crenshaw and Crest

Christmas Eve, December 24

4:00 pm

6:00 pm

8:00 pm


Carols begin at 11:30 pm

Christmas Day, December 25

7:30 am

9:00 am

10:45 am

12:30 pm

Please join us!

Rancho Palos Verdes



only. Saturday and Sunday at 1 and

5 p.m. $35 for adults, $25 for children.

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,

Sunday, Dec.17

Musical fare

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Ensemble

will perform Christmas and

Chanukah melodies tableside at Admiral

Risty during Brunch. 31250

Palos Verdes Drive West, RPV. Reservations

recommended, 310-377-


Las Posadas

In California, Christmas has been enriched

with elements from Hispanic

culture including music, food, and

the Posada journey. Join a Las

Posadas with a piñata for the children

and refreshments, 4 to 6 p.m.

Adults $5, children 4-12 $2, under

4 free. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center,

5300 Crest Road, RPV. Call Marlene

Velazquez at 310-377-4867

x234 for reservations/info.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Selfies with elfies

Post your photos using #Holidaysonthehill

for the chance to win some

amazing giveaways! Through Dec.

22. Promenade on the Peninsula,

550 Deep Valley Dr., RHE.

Wed., Dec. 20

Birding with Wild Birds

Explore the birds making a home in

the restored habitat at the beautiful

White Point Nature Preserve. Binoculars

supplied for beginners. Free.

All ages welcome. 8:30 a.m. 1600

W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.

RSVP at:, Events &


Saturday, Dec. 23

Guided Nature Walk

Visit White Point Nature Preserve

and attend a naturalist-guided hike.

Enjoy coastal views and learn about

the plants, animals, restoration area

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

del Mar in San Pedro. Meet at the

50 Peninsula • January 2018


information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center. (310) 541-7613

or RSVP at, Events & Activities.

Native Plant Sale

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

first-serve basis. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information

call (310) 541-7613.

Sunday, December 24

Church services

St. Peter’s by the Sea ~ Advent Service at 10:15 a.m.; Children’s Christmas

Play, 4 p.m.; Candles & Connection, 6 p.m.; Candles & Communion, 8

p.m. 6410 Palos Verdes Dr. S., RPV. More info at

St. John Fisher Catholic Church ~ 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m and Midnight

(Carols begin at 11:30 p.m.). 5448 Crest Rd, RPV. (310) 377-5571 or

Monday, December 25

Church services

7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. St. John Fisher Catholic

Church, 5448 Crest Rd., RPV. (310) 377-5571 or

Tuesday, December 26

Sounds of the Season

Live family musical performance in the Amphitheatre 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also

Dec. 27 and 28. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Included with garden admission. South Coast

Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., PVP.

Your clock deserves a gift too.

For this holiday season, I suggest you add one more gift to

your list.

A properly maintained clock not only extends its life indefinitely,

it also insures its accuracy. Your clock has a complex

mechanism of inter-working parts. Yet unfortunately this precious

item does not warn you prior to any major malfunction,

therefore it becomes imperative to maintain and service your

clock regularly. Oil gets old and dry forcing the train of gears

to work twice as hard to accomplish their goal. This results in

damage that drastically shortens the life of a fine timepiece.

Your clock reminds you of it’s presence every time you wind

it, and if its accuracy is not what it used to be, or its chimes are

not as healthy, or maybe it just stops. That means it’s talking

to you, telling you that its endless life is in jeopardy.

Michel Medawar has been extending the lives of timepieces for

over fifty years as his father did fifty years before. He is the inventor

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

Patek Philippe in Geneva, Switzerland, The Theod Wagner clock

Co. in Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Howard Miller Clock Co.

in Zeeland, Michigan. Call him so that he may come to your home

the same day and offer you a free estimate for servicing your clock.

Or bring your wall or mantel clock to our store to see our showroom

and receive the same complimentary diagnosis.

Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday

810 Silver Spur Road • Rolling Hills Estates • CA 90274

Call 310.544.0052

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Saturday &

Sunday 3-8pm







4th Annual


9th &10th







Wednesday, December 27

Birding Unlimited

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

Free and all ages welcome. 8:30 a.m. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, RHE.

RSVP at:, Events & Activities.

Monday, January 1

Rock the Garden

Get your body moving and grooving with a musical garden installation!

Through January 31 a selection of trails will host a special “mix-tape” to mix

up your post-holiday walk. After you’ve experienced a woodland dance party,

follow your map to create and listen to the sounds that nature makes at highlighted

locations throughout the 87 acres. Live, family friendly DJ set provided

by VOX DJ in the Amphitheatre, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with Garden admission.

South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., RPV.

Friday, January 5

Caregivers Group

Caregiver support group provides emotional support and practical information

for family members and friends who care for a loved one. 1st and 3rd Friday

of each month. 10 a.m. Activity Center, 30928 Hawthorne Blvd. RVP. Please

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Saturday, January 6

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Free. All ages welcome. Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George

F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E., RH. For more information, contact

(310) 547-0862 or RSVP at:, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

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Rock the Garden

Live family musical performance in the Amphitheatre 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included

with garden admission. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw

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Sunday, January 7

Rock the Garden

Live, family friendly DJ sets provided

by VOX DJ in the Amphitheatre, 11

a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with Garden admission.

South Coast Botanic Garden,

26300 Crenshaw Blvd., PVP.

Pruning Demonstration

South Coast Rose Society will host its

annual rose pruning demonstration.

Watch and learn as members show

how to prune roses properly. 1 - 4

p.m. in the auditorium. South Coast

Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw

Boulevard, PVP. Free with garden

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Novice Rally AKC Class

Learn the AKC obedience sport of Rally. In Rally,

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Saturday, January 13

Guided walk

Walk along the same rim trail that was the site of

the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s very

first nature walk 25 years ago at McBride Trail with

panoramic views over 191-acre Filiorium Reserve

out to Catalina and beyond. Easy walk. Free and

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contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at


Rock the Garden

Live family musical performance in

the Amphitheatre 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

today, Sunday and Monday. In addition,

through January 31, a selection

of trails will host a special

“mix-tape” to mix up your post-holiday

walk. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Included

with garden admission. South Coast

Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw

blvd., Palos Verdes.

Wynonna & Big Noise

Presented by South Bay Live, Palos

Verdes Performing Arts brings fivetime

Grammy winner, Wynonna

and her band, The Big Noise to the

Norris Theatre for one performance

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“the greatest female country singer

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over 60 industry awards and 20

number-one hits. Tickets $235-$250.

(310) 544-0403 or

27570 Norris

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Sunday, January 14

COSB welcomes Zukocsky

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

continues its 2017-18 season with featured soloist,

former Principal Clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Michele Zukovsky. Under the direction of

Frances Steiner, program begins at 7:30 p.m. (note

earlier time). A Preview Talk by Chuck Klaus, starts

at 6:45 p.m. Single tickets $63 (includes PVPA facility

fee). Available through the Norris Box Office,

(310) 544-0403, ext. 221 or

27570 Norris Center Dr., RHE.

Wild & Scenic film fest

Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

4 p.m. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W.

6th Street, San Pedro. Tickets $15 at the door, $10

at or 310-541-7613.

Monday, January15

MLK Jr. Day of Service

Join the PVP Land Conservancy to help beautify the

native demonstration garden, benefiting local

wildlife and the community. All ages welcome! At

White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del

Mar, San Pedro, 9 a.m. - noon. Sign up at:

Thursday, January 18

Rose Society Meeting

South Coast Rose Society January meeting with


speaker Ernesto Sandoval, Staff Research Associate

at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. Refreshments

at 7 p.m.: meeting at 7:30 p.m. South Coast

Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard,

Palos Verdes Peninsula.For further information,

please see us on Facebook.

Friday, January 19

Peninsula Seniors

Caregiver support group provides emotional support

and practical information for family members

and friends who care for a loved one. 10 a.m. 1st

and 3rd Friday of each month. Movie every 3rd Friday,

1 p.m. Cost is $5, members $2. Activity Center,

30928 Hawthorne Blvd. RVP, Please call to

RSVP, (310) 377-3003.

Honoring the Seasons

God’s grace is present everywhere. How do we access

this grace and apply it to our life? Bring your

questions, stories and journal for a retreat with Rev.

Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA

Archdiocese. 7 p.m. to Sunday, January 21, 1:30

p.m. Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid

in full by December 29); single room $340 ($325

if paid in full by December 29). Mary & Joseph Retreat

Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos

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Saturday, January 20

Volunteer Trail Watch Training

Become a Trail Watch Volunteer and make a difference on the trails. 9 a.m.

– noon. At Ladera Linda Community Center, 32201 Forrestal Dr., RPV. Sign

up at

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 9

a.m. – noon. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San

Pedro. Sign up at

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. At the White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar,

San Pedro. Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature

Center. For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at:, Events & Activities.

Sunday, January 21

Kids Club: Animal House!

Families are invited to learn how animals build dens and hibernate in winter

by adventuring through the Garden’s four adventure stations. 1-4 p.m. Free

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Picasso at the Lapine Agile

Palos Verdes Performing Arts presents the clever Off-Broadway hit from comedian

and writer Steve Martin, through Feb. 4. The play imagines Albert Einstein

and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian bar one evening in 1904, just

before each man introduced the work that would make him famous. Tickets

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Saturday, January 27

Native Plant Sale

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

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call (310) 541-7613.

Sunday, January 28

Rock the Garden

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to 3 p.m. Free with Garden admission. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300

Crenshaw Blvd., Palos

Wild & Scenic Films

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Rui Jiowner Ruixiang Wang.

Photos by Brad Jacobson


Mystery From China’s Southwest

For anyone who isn’t familiar with Sichuan cuisine, a meal at Rui Ji may be

a challenge, but that’s exactly the reason to go there

by Richard Foss

If you go to almost any Chinese restaurant, there will probably be an

item with the icon of a chili pepper next to it, and a name like “Sichuan

pork.” What you actually get if you order it may vary from place to

place, but it will involve oil, garlic, and chili peppers. It’s also a fair bet that

it doesn’t closely resemble anything eaten by people in the Chinese

province of Sichuan.

This happens even at otherwise authentic Mandarin and Cantonese

places, because Sichuan cuisine is very different from the coastal regions

from which most Chinese emigrated. Chefs in the mountainous inland

province have different traditions, different spices, and different ideas about


Until recently anyone wishing to try authentic Sichuan cuisine had to

make the long drive to the San Gabriel Valley, but a restaurant that opened

last year in Lomita makes that trip unnecessary. Rui Ji is almost unknown

outside the Chinese community and hasn’t made any great attempt to educate

outsiders. When I asked about a puzzling menu item I was told that

they don’t worry much about the English translations because not many

people visit who can’t read Chinese. A few minutes on your smartphone’s

internet will give you at least a guess as to what you might be ordering, despite

occasional evocative or oblique names. I suggest one of two strategies:

go with a bunch of friends and order a whole bunch of things and see what

happens, or ask your server for help.

The staff is fairly fluent and helpful, and if you do the latter be honest

about whether you like spicy food, and insistent if you actually want it, because

they will probably steer you away from the hottest dishes. There’s a

special icon on the menu for those labeled “numbing hot,” and it’s entirely

accurate. The cuisine uses a spice called Sichuan flower pepper that will

actually overwhelm your tongue and lips so that they lose all feeling. As

strange as it sounds you should order at least one of them, because it’s a

unique sensation that is at the heart of this cuisine.

In three visits I tried items that ranged from mild and sweet to explosive,

and enjoyed most of them. Pork with winter melon soup started out one

meal with a gentle mix of sweet, rich flavors, and it wasn’t until the third

or fourth spoonful that I noticed the underlying notes of white pepper and

ginger. It was a subtle surprise, and a good way to ease into the fireworks

to come.

Those showed up soon enough with an order of crispy spare ribs that had

a thick coating of cumin, garlic, and other spices and topped with chilies

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Rui Ji fried rice with beef.

and chopped scallions. The ribs were in a puddle of chili oil and we could

smell their pungent, alluring scent when the server delivering them was

still several feet from the table. They weren’t marked as numbing hot but

after a few bites our lips were tingling, and after a few more our foreheads

were sweating. If you have never enjoyed really hot food before, this might

not seem like a good thing, but it was. I have read that very spicy food releases

endorphins that make you slightly high, and I believe it, because

there was something exhilarating about these.

When the heat got a bit too intense we cooled off with rice and with an

item called Grandma’s braised pork. We never met Grandma but can tell

she has a sweet tooth, since there was brown sugar and soy in the rich,

mild sauce. The pork was very similar to bacon and somewhat fatty, but

that made it a perfect antidote to the more fiery items. One of these was

something we ordered because we couldn’t figure out what it was – braised

duck with shredded konjak. We knew the duck part but hadn’t had konjak

before. It’s a tuber prized for its mild flavor and jelly-like consistency, and

the Sichuanese enjoy it for its texture. It was in a sauce that had a fair

amount of chillies and some vinegar and was an interesting experience.

Alongside these unusual dishes we ordered two that we knew well: dryfried

string beans and eggplant in garlic sauce. The beans were the only

disappointment of the meal, fried in oil to the proper slightly leathery texture

but oddly one-dimensional. The balance in this dish is usually between

the vegetable, shreds of garlicky pork, chili, and peanuts, but the

peanuts were missing in action and the pork was mildly seasoned. The

eggplant in peppery garlic sauce was everything we hoped for, richly seasoned

with chili, onion, sesame oil, and just the right amount of chili peppers.

On another visit I tried roasted duck in a sweet sauce and cabbage fried

with chili peppers and oil. The cabbage was marked with a chili pepper

but barely deserved it, and probably would have been better as a respite

from something that had a handful of numbing peppers. That didn’t include

the duck with a skin rubbed with sweet spices, which was meaty

and rich but not what we went there for. We had accidentally ordered two

of the milder items on the menu, and while they were decent we wished

we had asked our server for help with balancing the flavors so we got

something more challenging. Only later did I realize that it had been a

valuable proof that someone who doesn’t like hot food can find things here

to enjoy.

For anyone who isn’t very familiar with this cuisine, a meal at Rui Ji may

be a challenge, but that’s exactly the reason to go there. The dishes are inexpensive,

so take some friends and explore this cuisine together. Odds are

you’ll all find something you like, and you’ll learn something about the

real flavors of one of China’s most celebrated regions.

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Starbright boutique

Co-chairs Marlene Okada and Chris Naito organized a Christmas boutique to benefit the

Asia America Symphony. Music Director David Benoit, along with hosts Julian and Carolyn

Elliott at their Tuscan estate perched above the waves of the Pacific Ocean, made the party a

memorable one. Luxury and collectible vendors were set up throughout the first level of the

home. They included Renko Original Fashions, Kathy Yoshihara Designed ceramic Kokeshi

dolls and Amy Ming jewelry boutique. The Woodwind trio, playing flute, clarinet and bassoon

began the day, followed by a string quartet, and piano and holiday caroling. Fantastic Cappuccino,

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groups. At the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the DAM Foundation is currently

funding a clinical trial on the treatment of sarcomas amongst young adults.

David Andrew Maddan, for whom the foundation is named after, was born in

1979, graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara in 2003 and was on the Gauchos swim

team for four years before meeting the love of his life, Tessa Colich. Sadly Maddan

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both the DAM Foundation and ETC Theatre Company.

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

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

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



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


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


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


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

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

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

T-Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-6855


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

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

Blue Cove Olive Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 257-4931

Friza Frozen Yogurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (424) 226-7782

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


Davita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 530-1180

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

Stonefire Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming Soon!

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

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

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

Northeast Corner of Crenshaw & Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance

For Information Call (310) 534-0411


72 Peninsula • January 2018

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