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Volume XXII, Issue 10 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong>

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Volume XXII, Issue 10<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong><br />

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<br />


Dr. Michele Del Vicario<br />

Medical Director,<br />

Providence Little Company of Mary<br />

Medical Center,<br />

Interventional Cardiology and<br />

Catheterization Lab.<br />


Photo by Tony LaBruno<br />

22 School financing Main Event<br />

by Robb Fulcher Matthew Rener and Michelle Fullerton<br />

team up to educate parents on school finances. Next class, the<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Ed Foundation’s Main Event.<br />

36 King of Hearts<br />

by Yvonne Liu Providence Little Company of Mary names<br />

its new cardiovascular center after the doctor who made it<br />

possible.<br />

40 Days of futurist past<br />

by Bondo Wyszpolski <strong>Peninsula</strong> filmmaker Douglass<br />

Stewart remembers a pioneer space illustrator with his film<br />

“Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future.”<br />

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Home from the entertainment era<br />

by Stephanie Cartozian Pauline and Amir Dia, M.D. purchased<br />

a spacious, old home for their large family and made<br />

it a neighborhood and international party house.<br />

Foraging for food<br />

by Richard Foss Chef Paul Buchanan and Tongva tribal<br />

culinary historian Craig Torres forage the hill for a dinner at<br />

the Palos Verdes Art Center.<br />


14 Discovery Ball<br />

18 PV Juniors Spring Gala<br />

26 Torrance Memorial Gala<br />

30 Las Ninas Fashions<br />

32 PV Art Center en plein air<br />

58 <strong>Peninsula</strong> Phil Grand Salon<br />

66 The Captain cooks<br />

72 Athletic Boosters’ Black and Gold Affair<br />

74 Dear Cassy<br />

76 <strong>Peninsula</strong> camps<br />

80 Charity League Medallion Ball<br />

82 Around and About<br />


50 <strong>Peninsula</strong> calendar<br />

84 Home services<br />

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L<br />

The 20th Annual Anniversary<br />

Discovery Ball<br />

King Tut and The Space Shuttle<br />

Hundreds of VIP guests were treated to a celebrity reception and preview of<br />

the King Tutankhamun exhibit at the California Science Center. Los Angeles<br />

<strong>May</strong>or Eric Garcetti gave a powerful speech thanking his father Gil and special<br />

donors for making the historic evening possible. This will be the last time the Tutankhamun<br />

artifacts will be on tour, as Egypt is building the collection a permanent<br />

home at its Grand Egyptian Museum. The event had a roaring twenties<br />

theme, with exhibits, real camels and live hip hop music. Dinner was housed inside<br />

the space shuttle Endeavour’s hangar, which was decorated elaborately with<br />

an Egyptian theme. The party, which continued into the early morning, raised<br />

close to $200,000 for kids’ science camps.<br />


1. Antonio Villaraigosa with<br />

fiance Patricia Govea and Richard<br />

and Melanie Lundquist.<br />

2. L.A. <strong>May</strong>or Eric Garcetti.<br />

3. Roaring twenties theme<br />

reigned.<br />

4. Actor Paul Sorvino of the film<br />

Goodfellas and wife/actress Dee<br />

Dee Benkie.<br />

5. Gensler partner Arpy Hatzikian<br />

and companion.<br />

6. Tom Redfield and CBRE SVP<br />

Tim Vaughan.<br />

7. Mixing the martinis.<br />

8. Science Center Foundation’s<br />

Terry Monteleone.<br />

9. The dinner scene inside an<br />

Egyptian-decorated hangar<br />

underneath the Space Shuttle<br />

Endeavour.<br />

10. CBRE SVP Tim Vaughan and<br />

wife Emily Vaughan.<br />

11. The Endeavour spectacularly<br />

lit up as King Tutankhamun’s<br />

ornate sarcophagus.<br />

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L<br />

Jubilant PV Juniors Celebrate<br />

60th Anniversary<br />

Spring Fete<br />

The Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club Diamond Jubilee Spring Gala<br />

was held at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on March 17. The “All<br />

You Need is Love” themed fundraiser was a musical celebration of the<br />

charity’s 60-year commitment to supporting women and children in crisis<br />

throughout the South Bay. The evening featured a Beatles tribute by<br />

the band Abbey Road, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds<br />

will be distributed to local philanthropies at the annual disbursement<br />

ceremony, which will take place at the Rolling Hills Country Club<br />

in <strong>May</strong>.<br />


1. Maura Mizuguchi and Susan Rule<br />

Sandler.<br />

2. Nadia McMahon and David Kelliny.<br />

3. Suzanne Sugano, Vivian Hung and<br />

Sandra Wang.<br />

4. Jane Lau, Charlie and Mary Clarke<br />

and Sally Harris.<br />

5. Sean Tabazadeh, Faryaneh Kashef,<br />

Mary Kelliny, David Kelliny and Leslie<br />

Low.<br />

6. Priti Patel, Mandi Leonard and<br />

Brittni Barron.<br />

7. Antonietta Ciccone, Silvia<br />

VanDusen, Yvonne Liu and James<br />

Reese.<br />

8. Maura Mizuguchi and Mark<br />

Coleman.<br />

9. Marilyn Kidd and Chris Brier.<br />

10. Mich Mohuchy and Gretchen<br />

Lent.<br />

11. Leslie Low and Sally Harris and<br />

Patty Cukrov.<br />

12. David Hughes and Celine Ott.<br />

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<strong>Peninsula</strong> Education Foundation co-chairs Michelle Fullerton and Matthew Rener. Photo, courtesy of PEF, by Diane Miller<br />

Main Event matters<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> schools get 40 percent less funding per child than the average LAUSD,<br />

which is why the Main Event matters<br />

by Robb Fulcher<br />

Despite the affluence of the community, the <strong>Peninsula</strong>’s 17 public<br />

schools require tireless private fundraising to help pay for basic<br />

functions. Matthew Rener and Michelle Fullerton have made that<br />

fundraising their mission.<br />

Rener and Fullerton are reaching the end of their terms as co-presidents<br />

of the <strong>Peninsula</strong> Education Foundation. Their most important fundraiser is<br />

the upcoming Main Event, an ‘80s-themed gala at Terranea Resort.<br />

But they have also focused their efforts on fundraisers with broad community<br />

participation. An example is the yearly Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship<br />

Walk.<br />

“Throughout the year we are constantly out speaking to families, parents,<br />

teachers – every year there is a brand-new set of families going through the<br />

district, and educating them is an ongoing process,” said Rener.<br />

He and Fullerton point out that since the late 1970s, local property taxes<br />

that fund the schools have moved from the community to Sacramento,<br />

where they are redistributed based on a state formula.<br />

Fullerton said the formula steers financial help to less affluent school districts.<br />

As a result, Palos Verdes public schools are not funded as well as the<br />

local property tax values might suggest.<br />

“We get 40 percent less funding per child than the average school in the<br />

Los Angeles Unified School District,” Fullerton said.<br />

Money raised by the Education Foundation pays for librarians, music and<br />

PE teachers, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.<br />

It also pays for tech support to keep the classrooms electronically<br />

linked. This school year, it covered $1.1 million in teacher salaries.<br />

Money raised through the PEF pays for “Parent University,” which brings<br />

in experts on education. The money supports academic counselors, allowing<br />

the school district to maintain a 1-to-350 counselor ratio with the students,<br />

compared to a statewide ratio of 1-to-950.<br />

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Fullerton, whose son Peter is a high school sophomore and daughter<br />

Danielle is in seventh grade, became involved with the PEF as a donor,<br />

and a parent representative, when Peter was in kindergarten.<br />

Rener, whose daughter Hannah is in college and daughter Emmy is in<br />

high school, also became involved with the PEF when his oldest child was<br />

in kindergarten.<br />

“I discovered what made [Silver Spur Elementary School] amazing,” he<br />

said. “Part of it is the community. Part is, of course, the great teachers. And<br />

the third part is the <strong>Peninsula</strong> Education Foundation, how it helps support<br />

a lot of programs that would not be there otherwise.”<br />

The first Main Event attended by Rener and his wife Allyson was memorable<br />

for a torrential storm that sent a thick stream of rainwater through<br />

the center of the event tent, set up on the old Marineland grounds where<br />

Terranea now stands.<br />

The event was formal – men in tuxedos and women in full length gowns.<br />

Rener recalls the gowned ladies navigating a watery floor of artificial grass.<br />

“It was like ‘A River Ran Through It.’ But it didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s<br />

spirits,” he said.<br />

His participation in the PEF grew into a roughly decade-long stint as a<br />

trustee, and his co-president position.<br />

The co-presidents are busy people. Fullerton is a wealth manager and<br />

Rener owns a home design business. Nevertheless, they approach their<br />

PEF mission with an enthusiastic headlong plunge.<br />

“We attend a lot of meetings together, and we also tag-team,” Fullerton<br />

said.<br />

“I like to say we divide and conquer when have to, and we meet in the<br />

middle when we can,” Rener said. “Michelle and I are both super, super<br />

busy people, and it helps to be organized. Michelle is one of the most organized<br />

people I know.”<br />

Kristin Curren, development director for PEF, said, “Rener has been a<br />

pillar of our community in a real quiet way. He doesn’t want the spotlight,<br />

he’s just out there working all the time. And he’s very motivating. He gets<br />

people excited.”<br />

Curren noted Rener’s attention to the personal touch, hand-writing<br />

thank-you notes and sending homemade Valentines to donors.<br />

Christine Byrne, executive director of the PEF, said, “Fullerton absolutely<br />

loves getting on the phone and talking with our donors, and all of our constituents.<br />

“She’s a wonderful representative of PEF when she speaks in front of<br />

the PTAs and the other community groups.”<br />

The legacy of the outgoing presidents includes increase Palos Verdes involvement<br />

in the Skechers Pier to Pier Walk.<br />

Skechers approached the PEF about the pier to pier walk about a decade<br />

ago. At the time, the PEF had been planning a new fundraising event, with<br />

an emphasis on fun and community participation. The Skechers walk fit<br />

the bill.<br />

The first year, operating with just a couple months’ notice, the Palos<br />

Verdes contingent mustered 175 walkers.<br />

“I saw it had the potential to become big,” Rener said.<br />

He led a “systematic” effort to broaden Palos Verdes participation, working<br />

with teachers, the PTA and the Foundation’s school representatives,<br />

holding pizza-party contests to boost individual schools’ involvement.<br />

The first year of the walk, <strong>Peninsula</strong> schools received a check for $7,500.<br />

Nine years later, the most recent walk earned $240,000 for PV schools.<br />

The walk also benefits the Friendship Foundation, which works with<br />

schools to bring special needs students together with the rest of the student<br />

body.<br />

“This partnership is helping all kids at schools,” he said. “This one is a<br />

winner all the way around.”<br />

Other notable fundraisers include The Wine Event, most recently held<br />

in a tent in the backyard of Tim and Sandy Armour. It raised $170,000.<br />

And of course there is the Main Event, which is put on with the “diligent”<br />

help of 75 to 100 community members, Fullerton said.<br />

This year’s Main Event, <strong>May</strong> 12 at Terranea, will be a “Totally 80s Bash,”<br />

with dress in the way of shoulder pads, Members Only jackets, uggs and<br />

leg warmers. The event will feature three auctions and two raffles. The<br />

grand raffle prize is a <strong>2018</strong> Lexus RX Hybrid. High School performers will<br />

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L<br />

TMMC Raises $64 Million<br />

With generous community support<br />

Torrance Memorial's 34th annual Holiday Festival raised<br />

more than $2.1 million. At the event’s Friday night gala,<br />

the medical center announced a $22 million gift from Donald<br />

and Priscilla Hunt that will help fund the renovation of the<br />

North Patient Tower, a facility dedicated to mother/baby postpartum,<br />

neonatal and pediatric care. The building will be renamed<br />

the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Tower. The gift will also<br />

fund the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Radiation Oncology Center.<br />

More than 600 guests also attended a sold-out fashion show<br />

earlier that week.<br />

1. Dave and Song Klein, Laura and Marc<br />

Schenasi.<br />

2. Ralph Moore, Priscilla Hunt and Craig<br />

Leach.<br />

3. Julie and Jackson Yang. (Photo by Wally<br />

Skalij/Tim Branning)<br />

4. Jack Baker, Erin Hoffman, Heidi Hoffman<br />

MD and Tom Simko MD.<br />

5. Celeste Crandall, Mary and Steve<br />

Morikawa and Janice Petrosini.<br />

6. Judy Gassner, Jeff Neu, Kapil and<br />

Sandesha Singh.<br />


7. London Theodora, Kristin Hunter, Ellen<br />

and Pat Theodora and Jaden Theodora.<br />

8. Front Row: Andrew Minite, Cindy Soma,<br />

Priscilla Hunt, Eric Nakkim MD, Ron Gedda;<br />

Back Row: Lauriann Wright-Kim, Brenda<br />

Nowotka, David Kim, Mark Lurie MD, Roger<br />

and Cora Oriel.<br />

9. Kristy and Eric Maniaci.<br />

10. Jerry Unatin MD, Melanie and Richard<br />

Lundquist. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Tim Branning)<br />

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L<br />

Charity Fashion Show Rocks the<br />

Resort<br />

Senior Class Honored<br />

Las Niñas de las Madrecitas, an auxiliary of the Charitable Children’s<br />

Guild of the Orthopædic Institute for Children (OIC), hosted its annual<br />

fashion show at Terranea to honor its <strong>2018</strong> Las Niñas Senior class for their<br />

dedicated community service. The <strong>2018</strong> Las Niñas honorees included Madeline<br />

Babros, Adelaide Brannan, Daniella Cooper, Julia Cotter, Mia Daly, Julia<br />

Davis, Hanalei Emnace, Mia Gioiello, Melia Harlan, Marissa Hong, Kara<br />

Lee, Emily Levin, Catherine Mihm, Michelle Renslo, Tate Robinson, Helena<br />

Ruzic, Emily Warter, Natalie Watts and Audrey Yun. The fashion show was<br />

bedecked with movie screens and a runway along with a glamorous lunch<br />

and boutique vendors selling their speciality wares.<br />


1. Madeline Babros, Emily Levin<br />

and Adelaide Brannan. (Photo<br />

courtesy of Las Madrecitas)<br />

2. Spring Fashion Show.<br />

3. Senior classman modeling a<br />

Spring dress for the Show.<br />

4. Todd and Traci Mihm with<br />

daughter Claire and son Todd.<br />

5. Patti Lynch and Lisa Petrie.<br />

6. Shaya Kirkpatrick, Christy Moya,<br />

Cathy Hill and Sarah Smith.<br />

7. Hannah Rondinella, Caitlin Ige<br />

and Rachel Gundlach.<br />

8. Vucan Ruzic, Laina Glaeser,<br />

Stefania Kazarian and Jeanette Ruzic.<br />

9. Nicole Mosich, Mary Arnold,<br />

Rosan Johnson and Julie Johnson.<br />

10. Maci Aranda operating a<br />

boutique at the Show.<br />

11. Jennifer Robbins and Kym<br />

Smithan. (Photo courtesy of Las<br />

Madrecitas)<br />

12. Debby Edwards with Carolyn<br />

Kitchen and daughter Kellanne<br />

Kitchen.<br />

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L<br />

Capturing a Vision Fine Art<br />

Opening reception<br />

Many modern artists continue the tradition of sketching outdoors,<br />

en plein air. The Portuguese Bend Art Colony captured the Palos<br />

Verdes coastline with their oil, watercolor, and pencil sketches at all<br />

times of day and all four seasons. For the first time artists Stephen<br />

Mirich, Daniel Pinkham, Vicki Pinkham, Amy Sidrane, Kevin Prince,<br />

Thomas Redfield, and Richard Humphrey exhibited their oil paintings<br />

at the Palos Verdes Art Center. Each painting was paired with its<br />

preparatory sketch. Also on display were antique sketches from bygone<br />

eras courtesy of the Vanderlip Family, large paintings on linen and canvas<br />

of major discoveries courtesy of the Explorers Club, and an Olmsted<br />

Brothers Exhibit. The event’s denouement was the naming of the art<br />

center’s atrium after late benefactress Harlyne Norris.<br />

1. Marianne Hunter, Dr. Cassie Jones<br />

and Diane Heffernan-Schrader.<br />

2. Ray Destabelle, Meredith Grenier<br />

and Anne Destabelle.<br />

3. Charlotte and Dr. Allen Ginsburg.<br />

4. Tom Redfield and Dan Pinkham.<br />

5. Vicki Pinkham.<br />

6. Edward Perlberg with son Fred<br />

Perlberg.<br />


7. Emily Vaughan, Marianne and Bill<br />

Hunter and Tim Vaughan.<br />

8. Web Castor, Marion Ruth and Tom<br />

Redfield.<br />

9. Joe Baker, Dan Crocker and Katrina<br />

Vanderlip.<br />

10. Allen Alpay and Ruthie Pearce.<br />

11. Maude and Aaron Landon with<br />

Joe Baker.<br />

12. The Colony, Tom Redfield, Kevin<br />

Prince, Stephen Mirich, Vicki and Dan<br />

Pinkham.<br />

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Dr. Michele Del Vicario (third from left) with his cardiology crew (standing) Ryan Lindner, Eddie Urrutia and Juan Paleo and (seated) Daniel Higgins, Nikki Yerelian and<br />

Ana Hall. Photo by Tony LaBruno<br />

At the heart of medicine<br />

Cardiologist Dr. Michele Del Vicario balances<br />

cutting edge technology with bedside manners<br />

by Yvonne Liu<br />

Over the past 43 years, Dr. Michele Del<br />

Vicario has performed more than 10,000<br />

angiograms and other cardiovascular procedures.<br />

His philosophy, despite his heavy workload,<br />

is to treat every patient like he would want<br />

his mother and father to be treated.<br />

“I am very patient-oriented. It’s important to be<br />

available and communicate not only with the patient<br />

but also with the family. You can’t ignore<br />

calls for a day or more. They want answers now.<br />

It’s important that things get done on the quick.<br />

For a closed artery, or a damaged muscle, the<br />

quicker you open it, the better the outcome.”<br />

Ten years ago, Palos Verdes Estates resident<br />

Stanley Moore had a stent procedure performed<br />

by Dr. Del, as he is known by his patients. Moore,<br />

who is nearly 80, said he has never felt better.<br />

“Dr. Del Vicario is able to make judgements and<br />

analyze at the same time, to get into complex<br />

areas and explain them clearly. I don’t know of<br />

anyone who mixes science and human caring better<br />

than he does. ”<br />

Dr. Del Vicario serves as medical director of<br />

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical<br />

Center Interventional Cardiology and Catheterization<br />

Lab. He was chief of the medical staff in<br />

2014 and 2015 and has served on the Medical<br />

Center’s governing board, the Community Ministry<br />

Board, since 2011.<br />

Dr. Del Vicario is especially proud of the hospital’s<br />

transcatheter aortic valve replacement<br />

(TAVR) program. This minimally invasive procedure<br />

is performed in catheterization labs and allows<br />

cardiologists to repair a faulty valve without<br />

opening the chest. Currently, TAVR is only approved<br />

for high risk patients — usually in their<br />

70s and 80s — who cannot withstand the trauma<br />

of open heart surgery. <strong>People</strong> with severe aortic<br />

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stenosis have a 50 percent chance of dying within two years. With TAVR,<br />

patients can live longer, fuller lives. A 2017 study published in the Journal<br />

of the American Medical Association found that TAVR patients experienced<br />

a 27.6 percent increase in their quality of life. Dr. Del Vicario performed a<br />

TAVR on a 96-year-old patient who is now 100.<br />

In 2015, Providence Little Company of Mary was named one of America’s<br />

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. It was<br />

the only community hospital in Southern California on the list and only<br />

one of four hospitals recognized in the state.<br />

On April 20, in appreciation of Dr. Del<br />

Vicario’s decades of cardiac care and<br />

physician leadership, Providence Little<br />

Company of Mary’s new $35 million cardiovascular<br />

center was dedicated in his<br />

honor, by being named the Del Vicario<br />

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence.<br />

“I don’t know if the honor is deserved.<br />

I just wanted to create a cardiovascular<br />

program and environment that everybody<br />

can be proud of,” Dr. Del Vicario said.<br />

His colleagues don’t share his doubt.<br />

Dr. Richard Glimp, chief medical officer<br />

at Providence LCM, has known Dr. Del<br />

Vicario for 22 years. “I think this is not<br />

only a great honor, I think it’s an appropriate<br />

honor. The contributions and the<br />

sacrifices Dr. Del Vicario has made to<br />

make Providence LCM a better place<br />

make it such that it’s the least we can do<br />

and probably not even as much as we<br />

should do to honor him,” he said.<br />

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Rishi<br />

Kaushal said of Dr. Del Vicario,. “He is<br />

the most compassionate, fervent advocate<br />

for his patients. I really think his patients<br />

recognize how much he cares for them<br />

and what lengths he will go to figure out<br />

the correct diagnosis and treatments,” Dr.<br />

Kaushal said.<br />

He added that Dr. Del Vicario is a man<br />

of boundless energy. “I don’t know how<br />

to describe it. I often get exhausted just<br />

looking at him, and I’m half his age.”<br />

Over the past four decades, Dr. Del Vicario’s<br />

typical workday has begun at 6 a.m.<br />

and ended around 8 p.m. He starts at<br />

Providence LCM performing procedures<br />

and seeing patients. Next, he heads to his Torrance office for initial consultations<br />

and follow-up visits. Throughout the day and well into the evening,<br />

his cell phone rings constantly. (During a one-hour interview, when Dr. Del<br />

Vicario was neither at work nor on call, his phone rang five times with urgent<br />

calls from the hospital or his office.)<br />

“Unfortunately, family life suffers. But I didn’t have hobbies that took me<br />

away from the family and I did make it to most of my four kids’ games,<br />

though I did miss some. My wife Paula was the backbone of the family.”<br />

he conceded.<br />

Dr. Del Vicario immigrated with his family from Italy to British Columbia,<br />

Canada when he was 11. He was the oldest of five and had a natural<br />

interest in science and math. In ninth grade, he decided he wanted to become<br />

a doctor. “I was always interested in science and medicine and wanted<br />

to do my bit for society,” he said.<br />

He attended the University of British Columbia for his undergraduate degree<br />

and medical school.<br />

Dr. Del Vicario met Paula, an elementary school teacher during his last<br />

year of medical school. They moved to Southern California for his internal<br />

medicine internship at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He completed<br />

his residency at the University of California Irvine/VA Long Beach,<br />

where he was chief resident and then continued his cardiology fellowship<br />

there.<br />

He decided to specialize in cardiology, he said, because “it was the most<br />

exciting field. Cardiology is very progressive, with new things coming out<br />

all the time. If I had stopped learning in 1976 when I finished the program,<br />

I would have been a dinosaur in a short period of time.”<br />

When he began practice, diagnostic coronary angiograms were the norm.<br />

Next came balloon angioplasties, and then angioplasties with stents to crush<br />

blockages and keep arteries open. These interventional procedures in many<br />

cases avoid or delay the need for bypass surgery.<br />

“There’s always a new mousetrap, better equipment that is smaller and<br />

easier on the patient,” Dr. Del Vicario said.<br />

About 610,000 people die each year in<br />

the United States from heart disease, according<br />

to the Centers for Disease Control<br />

and Prevention. That’s one in four deaths,<br />

making it the leading cause of death for<br />

men and women. Although genetics play<br />

a major role in heart disease, proper diet,<br />

exercise and lifestyle are important factors<br />

too.<br />

“Once the disease develops, we fix<br />

things, balloon them, put stents and new<br />

valves in, but whatever we as physicians<br />

do, it’s never as good as what you were<br />

born with,” said Dr. Del Vicario.<br />

After completing his cardiology fellowship,<br />

Dr. Del Vicario started private practice<br />

in Torrance. California was in the<br />

midst of a malpractice crisis. With huge<br />

malpractice insurance fees and a growing<br />

family, “there were many anxieties,” he<br />

acknowledged. Paula taught piano to<br />

neighborhood kids for $2.50 per hour.<br />

Nonetheless, his practice thrived. He explained<br />

that medicine is a word of mouth<br />

service industry. “If you don’t give the<br />

service, you’re not going to be highly successful.”<br />

Over the past five years, Dr. Del Vicario<br />

has assembled a team of physicians comprised<br />

of a general cardiologist, three interventional<br />

cardiologists and an<br />

electrophysiologist. “I’ve been really<br />

blessed with the quality of these cardiologists:<br />

their skills, morals and conscientiousness,”<br />

Dr. Del Vicario said.<br />

Dr. Michele Del Vicario presides over one of the nation’s most technologically<br />

advanced cardiology centers. Photo by Tony LaBruno<br />

“Now I have zero calls because I’ve<br />

built up a group of younger physicians<br />

who need to build up their practices, so<br />

they omitted me from the call schedule,” he said. “They’re highly trained,<br />

they’re a finished product, but we do discuss cases together. I no longer<br />

take new patients, except in special circumstances. We have a great team<br />

of young physicians to carry on.”<br />

The new Del Vicario Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is a testament<br />

not only to his colleagues’ respect, but also that of the medicals center’s<br />

benefactors.<br />

Dr. Del Vicario was instrumental in obtaining a $20 million pledge from<br />

Priscilla Hunt and her late husband Donald Hunt to the Heart to Heart<br />

Campaign. To date, there have been eight donations of $1 million or more.<br />

Paula, his wife of 47 years, shares Dr. Del Vicario deep commitment to<br />

Providence LCM. Paula has been a trustee of PLCM Foundation for over<br />

nine years and chaired numerous PLCMF galas and women’s wellness conferences.<br />

Last year, she was named one of Switzer Learning Center’s South<br />

Bay Women of the Year. She also served as president of the <strong>Peninsula</strong> Committee<br />

for the LA Phil for two years.<br />

Starting in June, when he will be 73, Dr. Del Vicario plans to reduce his<br />

“official” schedule to 20 hours a week. However, his wife Paula scoffs at<br />

this notion, predicting he will work a full work week.<br />

The couple hope to spend more time gardening.<br />

“I’m into vegetables. I like to plant them, see them grow and eat them.”<br />

Dr. Del Vicario said. Their <strong>Peninsula</strong> backyard is filled with beets, cauliflower<br />

and tomatoes. PEN<br />

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“Exploring Mars” (1954), by Chesley Bonestell<br />

Filmmaker Douglass Stewart’s tribute to space artist Chesley Bonestell premieres<br />

at the Newport Beach Film Festival<br />

Ithink we can call it a labor of love, fueled by persistence and diligence,<br />

but also a deep concern that a beloved artist and architect was being<br />

forgotten despite his many deeds and accomplishments.<br />

Palos Verdes resident Douglass M. Stewart, Jr., has just completed a feature-length,<br />

96-minute documentary titled “Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with<br />

the Future.” The film will premiere on Tuesday, <strong>May</strong> 1, at the Newport<br />

Beach Film Festival.<br />

Bonestell lived two years shy of a full century, having been born in 1888<br />

and dying in 1986. In his youth there were sailing ships, but he was also<br />

around long enough to see men walking on the Moon. The latter sight may<br />

have been a dream come true, but perhaps it also signaled a decline as to<br />

his own relevance and recognition.<br />

Why is that? Because the reality of man in space overtook and replaced<br />

the imagining of man in space. Now, let’s step back in time.<br />

In 1949, Bonestell illustrated Willy Ley’s “The Conquest of Space,” and<br />

for years afterwards Bonestell was hailed as one of the great, if not the greatest,<br />

illustrators of space art. He not only collaborated with the likes of Wernher<br />

von Braun and Arthur C. Clarke, producing imagined but carefully<br />

researched and rendered views of distant planets and their landscapes, his<br />

work frequently appeared on the covers of major publications. If you pick<br />

up Michael Benson’s new book, “Space Odyssey,” about the making of<br />

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” you’ll find that director Stanley Kubrick “devoured<br />

the space art illustrations of Chesley Bonestell.”<br />

However, that’s only one part of Bonestell’s legacy. As a young man he<br />

survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and became an architect, His<br />

fame in this field rests on two milestones: One, his paintings of what the<br />

Golden Gate Bridge would look like, which convinced a skeptical public<br />

that this landmark structure could be built, and, two, his art deco designs<br />

for New York’s iconic Chrysler Building.<br />

And then Hollywood called, and as a special effects matte painter Bonestell<br />

created background scenes for the Orson Welles masterpiece “Citizen<br />

Kane” and George Pal’s “Destination Moon” and “War of the Worlds.” Young<br />

men and women who encountered his work were inspired by him, and<br />

Doug Stewart was among them.<br />

On his shoulders it fell<br />

“When I was growing up I saw Chesley’s artwork in interesting places,”<br />

Stewart says, “in science-fiction magazines and books, and there’s something<br />

about his artwork that’s unforgettable. It resonates with you and it<br />

stays as part of the consciousness. <strong>May</strong>be not right at the top, but it’s in<br />

there. There’s something really magical about his painting.”<br />

Stewart has had a long and distinguished career in film. For 35 years he<br />

and his company, DMS Production Services, have been producing tribute<br />

films for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Screen Actors<br />

Guild, among others, as well as producing and directing “50 Years of Action!”<br />

for the Directors Guild of America. And there’s plenty more, such as<br />

the six-part homage he produced for Bill Clinton on the former President’s<br />

50th birthday.<br />

And in the background, always, was Chesley Bonestell.<br />

“As I went through my career in show business I always thought, Hey,<br />

somebody’s someday going to do a film about him because his books are<br />

so famous and his artwork is just so mesmerizing. Finally I got to the point<br />

where I needed to find out for sure.”<br />

In 2014, Stewart embarked on an internet search. Certain names connected<br />

to Bonestell would pop up over and over, and one of the foremost<br />

among them was Ron Miller, a noted space artist but also the author of two<br />

books on Bonestell’s work, one published in 1983 and the other in 2001.<br />

Eventually, Stewart located Miller’s telephone number and rang him up<br />

at his home in Virginia.<br />

“I told him a little bit about who I am and what my mission was,” Stewart<br />

“And I said, Has anyone done a film about Chesley? ‘No, no one has.’ I said,<br />

‘Well, here’s the important question: Is anybody doing one right now?’ And<br />

40 <strong>Peninsula</strong> • <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong>

he said, ‘Nope; it’s time to do one,<br />

you should do it, and I will help<br />

you.’”<br />

From the way Stewart utters<br />

these few words, you know this<br />

was a defining moment for him<br />

and his project. Before long, Ron<br />

Miller had become a co-producer<br />

of the film, as did one other individual,<br />

Melvin Schuetz, the latter<br />

not only “a walking encyclopedia<br />

of Bonestell paintings” but also the<br />

author of “A Chesley Bonestell<br />

Space Art Chronology.”<br />

The search was on<br />

In the film, which this author<br />

was the first journalist to see in its<br />

entirety, numerous men and<br />

women are interviewed on camera,<br />

along with some, like Ray<br />

Bradbury, who had previously<br />

been filmed sharing their thoughts<br />

about Chesley Bonestell.<br />

Ron Miller’s books provided<br />

many of the initial leads with regard<br />

to which people should be<br />

contacted, and this largely supplied<br />

the narrative foundation the film<br />

was to follow. But there were also<br />

certain moments of serendipity<br />

whenever someone suggested yet<br />

another person to follow up on, a<br />

man or woman of whom neither<br />

Miller nor Stewart had been aware.<br />

Space artist Don Davis, for example,<br />

referred the filmmakers to a<br />

person in Florida who had footage<br />

of Bonestell, and whose video clips<br />

were then pulled from storage.<br />

That’s the kind of legwork needed,<br />

and as Stewart puts it, “There’s a<br />

lot of wonderful archival footage<br />

and also recordings that had never<br />

before seen the light of day.”<br />

I might add that there were<br />

heartbreaks, too, and that, says<br />

Stewart, is “part of the journey of a<br />

filmmaker making a film like this.”<br />

In other words, there were instances<br />

of someone saying they<br />

had or thought they had recordings<br />

or home footage only to be unable<br />

to find it, or else there were people<br />

purported to have such material<br />

who could not be located.<br />

As for letters, apparently there<br />

weren’t that many. But on the<br />

other hand letters are often<br />

deemed ephemeral, and if not by<br />

the recipient then by the recipient’s<br />

next of kin. Bonestell had one<br />

daughter, June, who was born in<br />

1912, but she died in 1989 and<br />

there don’t seem to be other surviving<br />

close relatives.<br />

And then the artwork itself.<br />

Melvin Schuetz had told Stewart<br />

that Bonestell painted in the neighborhood<br />

of 3,000 pictures. While<br />

“Saturn as Seen from Titan” (1944), by Chesley Bonestell<br />

“Assembling the Ships for the Mars Expedition” (1956), by Chesley Bonestell<br />

“Saturn as Seen from Mimas” (1944), by Chesley Bonestell<br />

the whereabouts of many of<br />

them are known, “there are<br />

probably paintings that will be<br />

discovered by people, somewhere,”<br />

and that’s even more<br />

likely if Stewart’s film is<br />

viewed by a fairly wide audience.<br />

In fact, after contacting<br />

Julie DeVere, head curator of<br />

the Filoli Center in Woodside,<br />

she did some searching on the<br />

premises and located folders<br />

containing Bonestell sketches.<br />

“These are the little miraculous<br />

things (that can show up),”<br />

Stewart says. “Ron Miller was<br />

totally amazed when he saw<br />

them.” And, naturally, wished<br />

he’d known about them when<br />

doing his own research. Of<br />

course that leads to another<br />

question: Is Miller thinking of<br />

doing a revised version of his<br />

Bonestell book?<br />

“He and I have been talking<br />

about that for quite a while,”<br />

Stewart replies, and the short<br />

answer is that a few publishers<br />

have been approached but so<br />

far the fish aren’t biting. At any<br />

rate, Stewart adds, “My mission<br />

has been to finish the film<br />

with (the aim) that we could<br />

have a companion book at<br />

some point. It is my hope that<br />

the film will spark a renewed<br />

interest not only in Chesley’s<br />

work, but in the whole exciting<br />

field of space art. Chesley wasn’t<br />

the only one, but he certainly<br />

was a very prominent<br />

figure in American art and in<br />

the history of the space program.<br />

“This film is to introduce<br />

people to Chesley who never<br />

knew about him, but also to<br />

reacquaint those who knew<br />

about him, and to provide<br />

more details of his life, which<br />

was a very fascinating one.”<br />

He took us there first<br />

Filming began in March of<br />

2015, with the initial shoot at<br />

the Adler Planetarium in<br />

Chicago, where a special exhibition<br />

of Bonestell’s work was<br />

on display, including the stellar<br />

“Saturn Seen From Titan”<br />

(1944).<br />

Stewart describes some of<br />

his travels, up and down the<br />

California coast, but also to<br />

Massachusetts to interview<br />

Doug Trumbull, who was the<br />

special effects supervisor for<br />

Kubrick’s “2001”.<br />

“Documentaries take a lot of<br />

time,” Stewart points out, “and<br />

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these people who are in the film all<br />

paintings by the artist, von Braun<br />

have schedules. Someof them took a<br />

told him, “As usual, those hours in<br />

year to get going, but it was worth it.”<br />

your studio were an unforgettable experience.<br />

I feel almost at home on<br />

One interview in particular that<br />

lends weight to the project was with<br />

Mars now.”<br />

Irene Edwards, editor-in-chief of<br />

In 2005, the inductees into the Science<br />

Fiction Museum’s Hall of Fame<br />

“Sunset” magazine, a national publication<br />

(now in its 120th year) that<br />

were four of the most renowned people<br />

working in or having worked in<br />

Bonestell contributed illustrations to<br />

in 1904, while he was still a teenager.<br />

fantasy and science-fiction: Steven<br />

“These are busy people who run<br />

Spielberg, Philip K. Dick, Ray Harryhausen,<br />

and Chesley Bonestell. What<br />

things,” Stewart says. “It’s persistence.<br />

This was not an easy film to<br />

better company was there?<br />

make by any stretch of the imagination.”<br />

Furthermore, “I am a perfec-<br />

Stewart says, “What I hope it will do<br />

As for his new documentary film,<br />

tionist; everything has to be right,<br />

is what his paintings have done,<br />

spot-on.”<br />

which is inspire people to develop an<br />

You must have accumulated more<br />

appreciation for all the stars and<br />

footage than you were able to use?<br />

planets and our journey as space explorers.<br />

My feeling is that the history<br />

“Yes,” Stewart replies, “and we’re<br />

making some really crazy bonus features<br />

for a hoped-for DVD. But the<br />

porated into the U.S. space program<br />

of Chesley Bonestell has to be incor-<br />

timing of the film really is amazing.<br />

because he was a part of it from the<br />

We’re right on the cusp of the 50th<br />

beginning.<br />

anniversary of landing on the Moon.”<br />

“<strong>People</strong> hear his name or they see<br />

And, just recently, “It was the 50th Douglass M. Stewart, Jr. Photo by Bondo Wyszpolski<br />

his paintings and they say, ‘Well, is<br />

anniversary of the release of ‘2001: A<br />

he still alive?’ He’s a forgotten part of<br />

Space Odyssey.’ So that little story from Doug Trumbull is very timely.” American history and a very important one, in many fields, in architecture<br />

Long before the Mercurys and the Apollos, Bonestell took us into outer and the arts and filmmaking, and in the exploration of space.”<br />

space. You’d have thought he was the first astronaut to reach the planets, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, a feature-length documentary<br />

his work was that convincing. Wernher von Braun, the creator of Germany’s<br />

V-2 rocket but also one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Beach Film Festival. The directors and others associated with the film will be in<br />

by Douglass M. Stewart, Jr., screens Tuesday, <strong>May</strong> 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Newport<br />

was a friend and colleague. After visiting Bonestell in Pasadena to see new attendance. PEN<br />

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Casa Dia home from an earlier era<br />

A depiction of the Dia house when it was first built for the original owner Dr. Hugo Jones in 1931. (Courtesy of pvld.org)<br />

The architect for the Newport home of the director of the “Wizard of Oz” and<br />

“Gone with the Wind” designs a <strong>Peninsula</strong> home for Roaring ‘20s era entertaining<br />

by Stephanie Cartozian<br />

Pauline and Amir Dia, M.D.<br />

were expecting their fourth<br />

child in 1971 when they decided<br />

to move from their Rancho<br />

Palos Verdes track home to a larger<br />

home in Palos Verdes Estates.<br />

Their daughter Alex (Sousie) was<br />

with her parents when they arrived<br />

early to an open house, only<br />

to find signs pointing to a house<br />

down the same street. The dilapidated,<br />

six bedroom, six bathroom<br />

home was For Sale by Owner and<br />

had been vacant for two years.<br />

“My parents loved old historical<br />

things and this home had provenance,<br />

having been built in 1931.<br />

But for a kid it had a scary mansion<br />

feeling. There were doors that<br />

seemed to open into other doors,<br />

there was an exposed pipe in the<br />

basement billiards room (think<br />

Parker Brother’s Clue Game) that<br />

was packed with black tar. The<br />

floors here were buckled from<br />

flooding and mounds of pine needles<br />

were in some of the rooms.<br />

The Dia house as it stands today surrounded by a fire trail and parklands and<br />

designed by the notable architect Kirtland Cutter.<br />

Photos by Tony LaBruno<br />

“My mother exclaimed, ‘Oh my<br />

God, what potential!’ And that<br />

sealed the deal.”<br />

The family purchased the home<br />

for $125,000, a large investment at<br />

the time and more than double<br />

what they sold their RPV home for.<br />

Soon what they christened “Casa<br />

Dia” was restored to its original<br />

grandeur and filled with antiques<br />

from live auctions such as those by<br />

Abell Auction Company.<br />

Five years following the purchase,<br />

the home was selected for<br />

the Design House tour and in<br />

1991, on the 20th anniversary of<br />

the Dias’ purchase, “Casa Dia” was<br />

selected for the first ever Sandpipers<br />

Home Tour. For the Sandpipers<br />

tour, designer are each given<br />

a room to showcase their work.<br />

“The nineties were a time of<br />

crazy, opulent interiors and our<br />

home was decorated like the set of<br />

Dynasty – glass and bronze and<br />

shine,” Alex recalled.<br />

The home was one of the first on<br />

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The living room is on a grand scale with an oversized fireplace and was an<br />

entertaining haven for the Dia family.<br />

The sitting room has an oversized stone fireplace and alcoved mantle with built<br />

in bookshelves and a solidly crafted wood beam ceiling that all come together<br />

to create a rustic and relaxing setting.<br />

Here is the original light-up intercom system that used to allow the Dia<br />

family to locate each other inside the house with ease.<br />

Casa Dia depicts a house filled with family and their traditions.<br />

the hill to be built fully electric. It<br />

included a phone-room and an intercom<br />

system.<br />

“The intercom made living in a<br />

three-story house with three other<br />

siblings a lot easier,” Alex said. Another<br />

feature, not often seen today,<br />

was a button in the floor of the formal<br />

dining room for discreetly<br />

ringing the butler. There was also<br />

a dumb waiter for the groceries<br />

and for playing hide and seek.<br />

The home was designed by architect<br />

Kirtland Cutter in 1930 for<br />

Dr. Hugo Jones. It was described in<br />

Henry Matthew’s book, “Kirtland<br />

Cutter, Architect in the Land of<br />

Promise,” as “a compact block with<br />

a three-car garage projecting out in<br />

front at a lower level and a shady<br />

court with an outdoor fireplace to<br />

one side.”<br />

Cutter is known for his departure<br />

from exterior embellishments<br />

and focus on interior space and the<br />

relationship of a house to its site.<br />

He was also the architect for a<br />

A 1981 photograph of the Dia family with (Back row) son Amir and father Amir,<br />

(Front row) Alex (Sousie), Adam, mother Pauline and Magda (Mimi). Photo by<br />

Elson Alexandre<br />

sprawling Lunada Bay Plaza,<br />

which was to be designed in the<br />

style of a romantic Italian town.<br />

But because of the Great Depression,<br />

it was never built. Cutter<br />

went on to design the Lewis-Clark<br />

Hotel in Idaho, the Autzen Mansion<br />

in Oregon and the Fleming<br />

House in Newport Beach, built for<br />

Victor Fleming, director of the<br />

“Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the<br />

Wind.”<br />

Dr. Amir Dia was an Obstetrician/Gynecologist.<br />

Pauline Dia was<br />

a homemaker and hospice registered<br />

nurse. The house was frequently<br />

filled with guests from all<br />

over the world.<br />

“We had guests from Egypt (the<br />

family is Egyptian), consulate generals<br />

from Turkey and Kuwait<br />

medical students who were going<br />

to school or doing their residencies<br />

here and celebrities such as boxer<br />

Muhammad Ali and basketball<br />

player Kareem Abdul Jabbar.”<br />

Guests were introduced to her as<br />

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“aunt” or “uncle” and treated like<br />

family.<br />

“Our doorbell was constantly<br />

ringing. I never knew who was<br />

going to be seated at our dinner<br />

table. Mother was always preparing<br />

extra food for last minute<br />

guests and Dad was always having<br />

tea, dessert and a cigar with them.<br />

He was charismatic and the consummate<br />

host.”<br />

For one party, her father cooked<br />

a whole lamb, Arabic style on a rotating<br />

spit in a hole he dug in the<br />

backyard.<br />

On Easter Sundays, up until Dr.<br />

Dia became ill in 2014, neighborhood<br />

families would congregate at<br />

the Dia house for Belgian waffles<br />

with strawberries and whipped<br />

cream.<br />

For the Easter Egg Hunt, her dad<br />

hid golden, silver and bronze eggs.<br />

Money was inside the special eggs,<br />

but some years no one found the<br />

golden egg, which led the kids to<br />

believe that their dad didn’t always<br />

hide this egg, but rather took pleasure<br />

in watching their frantic search<br />

for it. Other years he would place<br />

it in a tree where no one could see<br />

or reach it.<br />

“He was a master jokester with a<br />

zest for competition,” Alex said.<br />

The sitting room has an oversized stone fireplace and alcoved mantle with built in bookshelves and a solidly crafted wood<br />

beam ceiling that all come together to create a rustic and relaxing setting.<br />

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Stone columns the Dias probably sourced from auction or antiquing and perhaps a nod to their Egyptian ancestry.<br />

The yard was as important to Dr.<br />

Dia as the inside of the house. His<br />

way of relaxing was to work in the<br />

garden. Because the front yard was<br />

close to the third hole on the Palos<br />

Verdes Golf Course, players often<br />

mistook her father for a gardener,<br />

a charade he took pleasure in. Although<br />

Amir and Pauline divorced<br />

in 1985, they remained friends<br />

throughout their lifetimes and<br />

spent holidays together, along with<br />

their new spouses.<br />

The siblings are Alex (Sousie),<br />

Magda (Mimi), Amir, Adam and<br />

half brother Ashraf. When asked<br />

what three things she most treasured<br />

about her childhood home,<br />

Alex was quick to answer, “The<br />

laundry shoot was indispensable<br />

and being located in the hallway of<br />

the third level, it hastened the dirty<br />

clothes of four active kids down to<br />

the laundry room, two floors<br />

below, on the main level – a huge<br />

convenience. The soundproofing<br />

meant you were never disturbed<br />

by anybody elsewhere in the<br />

house, which was a benefit for a<br />

family of six. Lastly, my bedroom<br />

on the third floor was built into the<br />

bedrock. When I looked out my<br />

window I felt like I was in a treehouse.<br />

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Compiled by Teri Marin<br />

You can email your event to our address: penpeople@easyreadernews.com<br />

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

On Going<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Seniors<br />

Weekly and periodic activities. Call the Center for more information (310)<br />

377-3003 or for <strong>Peninsula</strong> Newsletter for Active Seniors go to: pvseniors.org.<br />

Native Plant Nursery volunteer days<br />

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. Enjoy nurturing seedlings and help plants grow for<br />

habitat restoration projects. Must RSVP 48 hours in advance. Sign up at:<br />

www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com<br />

Rapid Response Team<br />

Work alongside PVP Land Conservancy staff protecting wildlife habitat by<br />

closing unauthorized trails. Tasks include trail maintenance, building fences<br />

and installing signage. Work at various locations. Directions to sites emailed<br />

upon sign up. No experience needed. Ages 15 and up. Visit<br />

volunteerhub.com.<br />

Saturday, April 28<br />

Ritual and labyrinth<br />

Using media, music, art and your feet, experience a day filled with ritual and<br />

fun with Sue Ballotti. Two labyrinth walks and rituals for healing. Dress comfortably<br />

and wear walking shoes. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $50 ($45 if paid by April<br />

20) Lunch included. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho<br />

Palos Verdes, (310) 377-4867 or maryjoseph.org.<br />

Needle artists by the sea<br />

Shoreline Stitchers’ Showcase, a weekend-long, judged needlework show<br />

and boutique. Close to 300 pieces of a variety of needlework will be on display.<br />

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is<br />

$10. Sponsored by Needle Artists by the Sea, a chapter of the American<br />

Needlepoint Guild. www.needleartistsbythesea.org. Held at the South Coast<br />

Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong>.<br />

Keep coyotes wild<br />

An important part of any Coyote Management Plan is education! Join this<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> meeting to learn how to keep coyotes in the wild and out of your<br />

neighborhood. Get the tools and resources you need to educate friends and<br />

neighbors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and requires an RSVP to 310-377-1577. A second<br />

Wildlife Watch Training is scheduled for <strong>May</strong> 5, noon - 4 p.m. at Rolling<br />

Hills Estates City Hall, 4045 PV Dr N. AlexaD@RollingHillsEstatesCa.gov.<br />

Native plant sale<br />

At White Point Nature Education Center, noon - 2 p.m. Plants sold on firstcome,<br />

first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W.<br />

Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.<br />

All ages art workshop<br />

Inspired by the tradition of experimental artists’ books, explore and imagine<br />

new ways to design a book. With artist Nicholette Kominos, use or fuse craft,<br />

construction, fine art materials and techniques, to find an approach that is enjoyable<br />

and suits your style. A variety of materials will be provided. 2-4 p.m.<br />

South Bay Contemporary SoLA, a non-profit gallery, 3718 W Slauson Ave.<br />

Los Angeles. www.southbaycontemporary.com.<br />

Spring Fling<br />

Destination: Art’s first big art exhibition of <strong>2018</strong>. Art lovers, interior designers,<br />

and home and garden enthusiasts are invited to a Gala Public Reception, 4<br />

- 7 p.m. for this special show and sale, celebrating the natural beauty of the<br />

South Bay and the work of local artists. This event can help you explore your<br />

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Visit the unique studio and gallery concept, open Thursdays through Saturdays<br />

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Destination Art, 1815 W.<br />

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42nd Street<br />

Come and meet those dancing feet in a glittery and glamorous production of<br />

the musical comedy classic of a small town dancer who becomes a Broadway<br />

star. $30-$80. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2<br />

p.m. Through <strong>May</strong> 13. A limited number of discounted tickets are available<br />

as a Mother’s Day special for the Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 13 performance. With the<br />

purchase of one full price adult ticket, the second ticket is 50% off with code<br />

“mom42.” Offer includes champagne greeting upon arrival. Only one discount<br />

per transaction. Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570<br />

Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. palosverdesperformingarts.com,<br />

(310) 544-0403.<br />

Sunday, April 29<br />

ESL class<br />

No fee; cost of textbook only. Emphasis on conversation and pronunciation.<br />

Learn not only English language but American culture, heritage, history, geography,<br />

and food! Adults of all ages and high school students are welcome.<br />

Sundays 10:30 a.m. - noon thru <strong>May</strong> 20. <strong>Peninsula</strong> Community Church, 5640<br />

Crestridge Rd., RPV. www.pccpv.org.<br />

Strings vs Winds<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Symphony’s 51st Season concert, A House Divided, features Georg<br />

Friedrich Händel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks (original version for winds),<br />

and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion. Doors open<br />

at 6 p.m. Pre-concert lecture by Maestro Berkson (for members only) begins<br />

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at 6:15, and concert begins at 7 p.m. Concert and parking are free. Redondo<br />

Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent S., Redondo Beach (PCH at Diamond).<br />

For further information, please call the Symphony Office at 310/544-<br />

0320, e-mail us at music.pensym@verizon.net, or visit our website at<br />

Pensym.org.<br />

Full moon yoga<br />

Enjoy yoga for all levels on Terranea Resort’s Ocean Lawn overlooking the Pacific.<br />

Bring your own mat. 7 p.m. Suggested donation $20 to support the PVP<br />

Land Conservancy. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 2<br />

Senior Lecture series<br />

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and resort operations management. In her current role as president of Terranea<br />

Resort, she is responsible for the overall operating performance of the 102-<br />

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thrive as a top Destination Hotels property renowned for its natural beauty<br />

and stewardship, award-winning cuisine, unique enrichment programs and<br />

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Dreams do come true<br />

The South Bay Auxiliary of Harbor Interfaith Services presents the 4th annual<br />

Evening of Laughter & Fundraising. At The Comedy & Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa<br />

Ave., Hermosa Beach. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. and<br />

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Thursday, <strong>May</strong> 3<br />

Parents skate free!<br />

All day with the purchase of a child admission at<br />

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#107, Rolling Hills Estate. (310) 541-6630.<br />

New Neighbors Club<br />

A social and charitable women’s organization<br />

open to all new and current residents of the Palos<br />

Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong>. General Meeting held at 10 a.m.<br />

in the <strong>Peninsula</strong> Library Community Room, 701 Silver<br />

Spur Rd., RHE. For more information, please<br />

visit newneighborspv.wixsite.com/website<br />

First Thursday Open Mic<br />

Are you a musician? A singer/songwriter? Poet?<br />

South Bay's Open Mic at the Grand Annex will<br />

showcase, connect and provide a creative outlet for<br />

musicians and spoken word artists. Every first Thursday<br />

of the month. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. Show 7 - 9<br />

p.m. $5. All ages event but must be 21+ for the<br />

bar. (310) 833-4813 or grandvision.org. Grand<br />

Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro.<br />

Friday, <strong>May</strong> 4<br />

The Seaside Beaders<br />

A special interest group of the Embroiderers' Guild<br />

of America meets at 9:30 a.m. A peyote beaded<br />

small vessel kit, which needs to be ordered, will be<br />

started at this meeting. Visitors are welcome. You<br />

can always bring your own project to work on. For<br />

more information visit www.azureverdeega.com/<br />

bead_projects.com. We meet at St. Francis Episcopal<br />

Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates.<br />

Saturday, <strong>May</strong> 5<br />

Outdoor volunteer day<br />

At Alta Vicente Reserve, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.,<br />

Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m. - noon Help restore<br />

this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened<br />

and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at<br />

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PVPLC Saturdays<br />

At George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center:<br />

Guided family nature walks by the Palos Verdes<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Land Conservancy, 10 -11 a.m. Easy, educational<br />

hike focused on an aspect of habitat and<br />

wildlife. Suitable for all ages. Free. 27305 Palos<br />

Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. (310) 547-<br />

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All ages art workshops<br />

Be creative and eco friendly as you make an assemblage<br />

sculpture. Be inspired by artist Ben Zask<br />

‘s imaginative and contemporary techniques as he<br />

shows you how to use “found” wood, metal, and<br />

other types of treasures to create your original object.<br />

You will secure the parts using glue, wire,<br />

Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 9<br />

Seniors Lecture series<br />

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sculptures will be on view in the gallery. 2 - 4<br />

p.m. South Bay Contemporary SoLA , 3718 W<br />

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Grand Grunion Gala<br />

Friends of Cabrillo Aquarium hosts the Grand<br />

Grunion Gala to support the Aquarium’s awardwinning<br />

ocean conservation and education programs.<br />

This Cinco de <strong>May</strong>o Fiesta will have guests<br />

mix and mingle while sipping exotic cocktails and<br />

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devoted his career to the welfare of children. 10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301<br />

Hawthorne Blvd., Palos Verdes.<br />

Woman's Club meeting<br />

Guest speaker will be from the Lomita Railroad Museum. Cost of the luncheon<br />

is $38. Noon. Rolling Hills Country Club, 1 Chandler Ranch Road, Rolling<br />

Hills. For further information call 310-378-1349.<br />

Thursday, <strong>May</strong> 10<br />

‘Grease’ auditions<br />

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory will hold open auditions at 5<br />

p.m. on <strong>May</strong> 10 and 11 for a student production of the ‘50s rock and roll musical<br />

favorite, “Grease.” Students ages 12-18 may audition on either date,<br />

and should come prepared to sing and dance. Performance dates for the production<br />

are weekends, July 6-15, at the Norris Theatre, and rehearsals begin<br />

June 2. This is a tuition-based program, scholarships are available based on<br />

financial need. Auditions are held at the Conservatory Studios, 27525 Norris<br />

Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, call (310) 544-0403,<br />

ext. 303, or visit www.norriscenter.com/education/auditions.<br />

Saturday, <strong>May</strong> 12<br />

Outdoor volunteer day<br />

At Alta Vicente Reserve, 9 a.m. - noon Help restore this unique canyon habitat<br />

home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at<br />

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Guided nature walk<br />

By Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> Land Conservancy at White Point Nature Preserve,<br />

9 a.m. View a premier example of restored coastal sage scrub habitat and<br />

stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the<br />

area. Don’t miss the Nature Education Center with activities for the whole family.<br />

This is a moderate walk. Free and open to the public. 1600 W. Paseo del<br />

Mar, San Pedro. For more information, contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or<br />

sign up at www.pvplc.org/_events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.<br />

Artists Unlimited art show & reception<br />

The members of Artists Unlimited cordially invite the public to a free opening<br />

reception celebrating its fourteenth group exhibition, “Keleidoscope,” from 1<br />

to 4 p.m, at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery. Refreshments and live music<br />

will be provided. The exhibit features a wide variety of works by eight artists<br />

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led by Gary Berkson on the piano, David Mergen on the cello and Sam Fischer<br />

on the violin. The trio played a magical rendition of Beethoven’s<br />

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2. Marilyn and Marvin Litvak.<br />

3. Gary Berkson, Mary Bianco,<br />

David Mergen, Carolyn Elliott and<br />

Sam Fischer.<br />

4. Marion Ruth, Mary Bianco and<br />

Mona Gifford.<br />

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9. Vivian Murtha, Carolyn Elliott<br />

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10. Gary Berkson and John<br />

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www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.<br />

Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 13<br />

Mother’s Day concert<br />

Treat your mom to a Mother’s Day<br />

concert that the Palos Verdes Symphonic<br />

Band will present for you!<br />

Magnificent Melodies will be played<br />

from 2 - 4 p.m. on the meadow at<br />

the South Coast Botanic Garden. Included<br />

will be selections by Johann<br />

Strauss Jr., Richard Strauss, Leonard<br />

Bernstein, Alfred Reed, and Eric<br />

Whitacre. Tickets are $10 for adults<br />

and free for children 12 and under<br />

and are available at the door. The<br />

band invites you to bring a picnic<br />

lunch and a blanket or beach chairs<br />

for outdoor seating. For further information,<br />

you may call the Garden at<br />

(310) 544-1948, the band at (310)<br />

792-8286 or (310) 373-2442, or<br />

visit www.pvsband.org. 26300<br />

Crenshaw Blvd. in the Palos Verdes<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong>. www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org.<br />

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Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 16<br />

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited<br />

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

in the restored habitat at this beautiful preserve. Binoculars supplied for beginners.<br />

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Events & Activities.<br />

Seniors Lecture series<br />

As a youngster Jerry Sorkin got involved in photography, a hobby which has<br />

remained throughout his life. Professionally he is a CPA who owned a computer<br />

data processing company for 45 years. He has been to over 100 countries<br />

as a tourist. He will speak about his trip to the Antarctic, a trip was<br />

sponsored by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic on the ship Explorer.<br />

10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., RPV.<br />

Friday, <strong>May</strong> 18<br />

Salute to Business Awards luncheon<br />

The PVP Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Business Excellence Awards will<br />

be presented at the Salute to Business luncheon. This year’s honorees are<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Shopping Center, PrimeSource Project Management, Providence Little<br />

Company of Mary Medical Center, McLean & Associates CPAs. In addition,<br />

the Brunning Leadership Award will be given to Katherine Gould, District Director,<br />

Palos Verdes Library District. The event will also feature an exceptional<br />

keynote speaker, on the topic of “Extraordinary Abilities - Shattering Barriers.”<br />

Walter O’Brien gained fame when he hacked into NASA’s computers at the<br />

age of 13 and is now one of the world’s leading experts on cyber security<br />

and artificial intelligence. Walter’s life is the inspiration behind the hit CBS tv<br />

series Scorpion. He is founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services. The<br />

community is invited to attend. 11:30 a.m. Trump National Golf Club, 1 Trump<br />

National Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. Contact the Chamber for additional information<br />

and to purchase tickets: palosverdeschamber.com or (310) 377-8111.<br />

Saturday, <strong>May</strong> 19<br />

Big Sunday volunteer day<br />

At White Point Nature Preserve, 9 a.m - noon Join Angelenos from around<br />

the city for a Big Sunday Community Celebration Volunteer Day to help beautify<br />

the native plant demonstration garden. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San<br />

Pedro. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.<br />

PVPLC Saturday<br />

At White Point Nature Preserve and Education Center: Guided Nature Walk<br />

by the Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> Land Conservancy, 9 a.m. This Naturalist led<br />

nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you<br />

will learn how early inhabitants of the <strong>Peninsula</strong> used native plant species for<br />

thousands of years. Then walk the preserve’s paths amongst exquisitely restored<br />

coastal sage scrub habitat. Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn<br />

about the military history of the area. The walk concludes with a visit to the<br />

wonderful Nature Education Center with activities for all ages. This is a moderate<br />

walk. Free. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Outdoor Volunteer Day<br />

At White Point Nature Preserve, 9 a.m. - noon. Help beautify the native<br />

demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San<br />

Pedro. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.<br />

3rd Saturdays<br />

At George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center: Volunteer Activities for Families<br />

by the Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> Land Conservancy, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Put<br />

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begin to understand the role that<br />

they can play in nature conservation.<br />

Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive<br />

East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274.<br />

For more information, contact (310)<br />

547-0862 or RSVP at:<br />

www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.<br />

Widow and Pearl<br />

Funk blues-rocker Dave Widow &<br />

The Line Up return to the Grand<br />

Annex with a full acoustic opening<br />

set with acclaimed veteran blues<br />

artist Bernie Pearl. 8 p.m. 434 W.<br />

6th St,. San Pedro, For tickets (310)<br />

833-4813 or grandvision.org.<br />

Wed., <strong>May</strong> 23<br />

Birding with Wild Birds<br />

Unlimited<br />

At George F Canyon presented by<br />

the Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> Land<br />

Conservancy, 8:30 a.m. Explore the<br />

birds in nesting season making a<br />

home in the canyon. The program is<br />

free and all ages welcome. Location:<br />

27305 Palos Verdes Drive East,<br />

Rolling Hills Estates 90274. RSVP at:<br />

www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.<br />

Seniors Lecture series<br />

Ken Dyda, city father, former RPV<br />

mayor, City Council member will be<br />

presenting the History of Rancho<br />

Palos Verdes. 10:30 a.m. Hesse<br />

Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho<br />

Palos Verdes.<br />

Ready, Willing and Able<br />

The 9th annual showcase for Ready,<br />

Willing and Able, a unique dance<br />

program for special needs students,<br />

will be presented at 4 p.m. at the<br />

Norris Theatre. This year’s show is titled<br />

“Our World” and will include<br />

group dances, solo spotlights and<br />

duets. No tickets or reservations are<br />

required, but donations are appreciated.<br />

The Norris Theatre is located<br />

at 27570 Norris Center Drive in<br />

Rolling Hills Estates. For more information<br />

about the program, contact<br />

the Palos Verdes Performing Arts<br />

Conservatory at (310) 544-0403,<br />

ext. 303.<br />

Thursday, <strong>May</strong> 24<br />

Embroiderers' Guild<br />

The Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderers'<br />

Guild of America is meeting<br />

at 9:30 a.m. The program for<br />

this month is a small Hardanger project.<br />

Visitors are welcome, feel free to<br />

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ing your own project to work on. For more information,<br />

please visit www.azureverdeega.com/calendar. The<br />

chapter meets at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via<br />

Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates.<br />

Saturday, <strong>May</strong> 26<br />

PVPLC Saturday<br />

At the White Point Nature Preserve, "Alchemy Quartz<br />

Crystal Singing Bowls by Jeralyn Glass" 11 a.m. Experience<br />

this unique presentation by internationally known<br />

musician, professor and sound healing practitioner Jeralyn<br />

Glass to experience one of the most sought after sonic<br />

tools to open and ignite your brain waves, resulting in<br />

cleansing, clearing and clarity. Free. 1600 W. Paseo del<br />

Mar, San Pedro. For more information, contact (310)<br />

541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at<br />

pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp.<br />

Native plant sale<br />

At White Point Nature Education Center, noon - 2 p.m.<br />

Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. White Point Nature<br />

Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San<br />

Pedro. For more information call (310) 561-0917.<br />

Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 27<br />

Ballet celebrates 38th Season<br />

Palos Verdes Ballet is celebrating the 38th anniversary<br />

season with a single special performance of “A Classical<br />

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Evening.” Palos Verdes Performing Arts, Norris Theatre,<br />

at 5 p.m. Step into the amazing fantasy and magical<br />

world of ballet. Uta Graf-Apostol, director of Palos<br />

Verdes Ballet, proudly presents “A Classical Evening.”<br />

The performance includes Études, Pas de Quatre, La Fille<br />

Mal Gardée, Garland Waltz, Diana & Acteon, Umbrella<br />

Dance and Don Quixote. Palos Verdes Ballet is thrilled<br />

to welcomes back its former students and guest artists,<br />

Olivia Tang-Mifsud, from Joffrey Ballet, and Stephan<br />

Azulay, from Royal Winnipeg Ballet, who will join Palos<br />

Verdes Ballet students. Purchase tickets at:<br />

www.palosverdesperformingarts.com. 27570 Norris<br />

Center Dr, Rolling Hills Estates.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>May</strong> 30<br />

Seniors Lecture series<br />

“Revisiting Vintage Palos Verdes,” a three-person lecture<br />

offers beautiful photographic and musical presentation<br />

by Carolyn Lefever Kelford. Dana Graham will follow<br />

with a lecture, an edited version, “Things you’ve always<br />

wondered about Palos Verdes.” Dana is a PV native, historian,<br />

Realtor and UCLA alum. Lastly, “Memories of<br />

Marineland” by Lianne La Reine. Lianne graduated from<br />

Miraleste High. She practically grew up at Marineland<br />

since her family’s business was the iconic sightseeing<br />

coastal boat cruises from the Marineland pier. Like many<br />

teens her very first job was inside the park. 10:30 a.m.<br />

Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos<br />

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Palos Verdes Ballet’s Samantha Liu<br />

(soloist in ‘La Esmeralda’) leaps into<br />

her new adventure as she graduates<br />

from Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> High<br />

School this June, and attends Princeton<br />

University this fall. Liu is pictured<br />

leaping above young students of<br />

Palos Verdes Ballet. She will be performing<br />

Pas de Quatre and Don<br />

Quixote with guest artists Stephan<br />

Azulay (Royal Winnipeg Ballet) and<br />

Olivia Tang-Mifsud (Joffrey Ballet).<br />


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Chef Paul Buchanan, left, with a guest.<br />

Seeing<br />

and<br />

eating<br />

what’s<br />

around<br />

us<br />

by Richard Foss<br />

Photos by Monica Orozco<br />

Painters<br />

and<br />

foragers<br />

On March 16, the Palos<br />

Verdes Art Center hosted<br />

an examination of the natural<br />

environment of the <strong>Peninsula</strong><br />

by artists of two unrelated disciplines.<br />

One was visual art: the<br />

opening of a show of plein air<br />

works painted amid nature, tranquil<br />

landscapes that are sometimes<br />

sun-drenched, sometimes brooding.<br />

These were exhibited near<br />

technical drawings by the Olmsted<br />

brothers, the property developers<br />

who shaped the <strong>Peninsula</strong> into the<br />

place we know today. Together<br />

they highlighted the way a rugged,<br />

treeless hill was sculpted into a<br />

Mediterranean fantasy, an overlay<br />

of one continent on another.<br />

The other element of the evening<br />

was a dinner utilizing both foraged<br />

and farmed items from the neighborhoods<br />

in the paintings. To Chef<br />

Paul Buchanan, who consulted<br />

Tongva tribal culinary historian<br />

Craig Torres, the pairing made perfect<br />

sense.<br />

“The style of Plein Air is about a<br />

sense of place. You’re painting<br />

something in its own location… As<br />

plein air involves capturing the<br />

sense of a place with paint, we’re<br />

doing it with food.”<br />

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For Buchanan foraged ingredients are the elements of his art, while to<br />

Torres they are a connection to his culture. The Spanish systematically<br />

broke the links between native peoples and their traditional foods to make<br />

them dependent. The farmed vegetables and proteins supplanted a culture<br />

of sustainable harvesting. Torres is lyrical when he reflects on his people’s<br />

traditional practices.<br />

“Our life cycle was dictated by the seasons, what we harvested and gathered.<br />

The Los Angeles basin was our world. We had variety because the<br />

area probably has the most diverse flora of any place in California. You can<br />

go 10 miles in any direction and end up in a different environment. Our<br />

culture was based on alliances, intermarriage, and trade, and there was<br />

something in every ecology [to barter].”<br />

The flavors of California native plants weren’t as varied as the crops that<br />

were brought by the conquerors, he admitted.<br />

“My ancestors’ diet would be regarded as pretty bland today. We didn’t<br />

have a lot of ways to spice our food, or any items that had much sweetness.<br />

It wasn’t part of our culture, so we savored the simple, natural goodness of<br />

what we foraged and grew. To introduce people to traditional foods we<br />

come up with recipes that mix them with familiar things, but we focus on<br />

the simple flavors in their basic form. We want people to transition to rediscovering<br />

things that are usually covered up. It’s almost like developing<br />

a relationship with your food, because you learn about those flavors over<br />

time. ”<br />

Striking a balance between the simplicity of the native diet and our modern<br />

cravings was Buchanan’s job, and he is uniquely qualified to do it. He<br />

met Torres at a native cooking event in downtown Los Angeles about a<br />

decade ago.<br />

Buchanan is the founder and chef for Primal Alchemy catering, based in<br />

Long Beach. As he describes it, “We were local, seasonal, and sustainable<br />

before it was a fad.” The chef, who spent his youth in Thailand, trained in<br />

San Francisco along with a cohort of chefs who explored the flavors of foraged<br />

items and neglected crops. Buchanan adopted and extended their<br />

ideas. This includes traditional methods of food preservation, necessary in<br />

climates that offer bountiful harvests in one season and little or nothing in<br />

others.<br />

“I was exposed to foragers and to the food preservers who were looking<br />

at pickling for the modern age, and it shaped what I do. I’ve been teaching<br />

a program called “Days of Taste” to fourth graders for 17 years, and part of<br />

it is showing them that food comes from the ground, not a grocery store.<br />

In the case of Palos Verdes, that includes ingredients that most people<br />

don’t consider to be food at all.<br />

“The prickly pear is everywhere, and we made a vinegar out of it for the<br />

ceviche. The stinging nettle is delicious in soup, and there is a local guy<br />

here who brings them to the farmer’s market when we ask for them. He<br />

may regard me as the guy who buys weeds, but he’s happy to sell them<br />

and I’m happy to buy.”<br />

Those crops are generally available, though obscure, but there are problems<br />

with trying to present wild foods in a commercial setting. A sudden<br />

cold snap or unexpected rain can shift what is available, scrambling the<br />

plans of a chef who has a particular dish in mind.<br />

It’s a problem Torres knows well, and he sometimes had to improvise<br />

when presenting programs about the indigenous diet. He is a member of a<br />

Tongva tribal group called the Chia Café Collective, which started as a seed<br />

and food bank for tribal elders. The workers talked and traded recipes,<br />

learning so much that they eventually collaborated on a cookbook called<br />

“Cooking The Native Way.” Despite the name the group doesn’t own a<br />

restaurant, or want one, both for practical and ideological reasons.<br />

“We don’t have enough of our traditional foods to supply our own communities,<br />

much less start a food business. The environment has become<br />

degraded, the native plants choked out by things that were introduced either<br />

deliberately or accidentally. We still utilize the plants we can get, either by<br />

harvesting them or buying them. You can get chia seeds at almost any market,<br />

but not acorns or cattails. We have so few areas to harvest that when<br />

we see any under threat we’re concerned. We have a relationship with those<br />

plants, that environment, that make us activists on behalf of the few remaining<br />

places where the ecology hasn’t been tampered with.”<br />

Even if they could find reliable supplies of native ingredients, Craig says<br />

that they would leave opening cafes to people like Paul Buchanan who want<br />

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Tongva tribal culinary historian Craig Torres with a display of native foods.<br />

to be in the culinary business. The Chia Café Collective has a loftier goal.<br />

“I tell people that we aren’t caterers or cooks, we’re not a nonprofit;<br />

we’re a philosophy. We’re trying to get people to refocus their cultural lens<br />

on some questions. What is their relationship to their environment, to the<br />

indigenous here who have survived for thousands of generations? We’re<br />

asking people to renegotiate their relationships with nature. We want them<br />

to eat things from here instead of thousands of miles away. We encourage<br />

people to rip out their lawns and put native plants there, and then they<br />

can eat from the land. It looks like it’s about food, but it’s about your relationship<br />

with the world.”<br />

Interviewed separately, Buchanan echoed some of the same themes in<br />

equally passionate language.<br />

“We want to remind people that there is food right at their feet, and most<br />

of us don’t open our eyes and look at it. There’s mallow growing everywhere<br />

and it’s a great green, less bitter than arugula. I’ve got kids in my<br />

Days of Taste class that I teach every year, and when they find that this<br />

weed is edible they eat it by the handful. It’s a great resource, one of many<br />

that we don’t use. That’s what this PV Wild event was about, a look at the<br />

resources that were historically there and how they were used.”<br />

Those visual artists who created the works in the show were out in force,<br />

and before the dinner they stood near their work and answered questions.<br />

An interesting element of the show was the display of draft sketches of<br />

many pieces so that viewers could see experiments that led to each finished<br />

piece. This window into the creative process is not one that chefs can easily<br />

present, because diners are generally only interested in trying the best<br />

version of any dish they create.<br />

The painters, chef, and cultural historian all had things to say about the<br />

natural landscape of the <strong>Peninsula</strong>, and each hopes to continue the dialog<br />

in their own way. They all absorb lessons from their environment and express<br />

them as both individuals and representatives of their cultures, and<br />

their interactions with each other may shape their art in unpredictable<br />

ways.<br />

The Plein Air exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center has closed. Chia Café<br />

Collective events may be found on their Facebook page. PEN<br />

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<strong>Peninsula</strong> Athletics<br />

Black & Gold Affaire<br />

The Athletic Booster Club Board of Directors and the Black and Gold<br />

Committee held a packed fundraiser at the Palos Verdes Golf Club<br />

on March 17. The parents and faculty were in high spirits and raised<br />

$190,000 for <strong>Peninsula</strong> High School athletics. Nearly 300 guests attended.<br />

Live auction items included a sushi party for 20 donated by<br />

Bristol Farms, a Long Beach Grand Prix package including pit passes,<br />

and a grand Fire Station dinner and boat cruise. At the end of the<br />

evening, senior athletes were honored with the annual “Parade of Athletes.”<br />


1. Alyssa Bowers and Sara Conlon.<br />

2. Thea Sanderson, Christina Britt,<br />

Randy Hata and Julia Parton Rosas.<br />

(Photo by Tom Coombs)<br />

3. John and Lisa Tellenbach.<br />

4. Marcela Bocanich, Sandra Frasso<br />

and Suzanne Seymour.<br />

5. Ron Seiter, Vinny Rosato, Wendy<br />

and Jeff Burrage.<br />

6. Rick and Dee Edler.<br />

7. Katie Clovis, Brent Kuykendall, Lea<br />

Toombs and Michael Wanmer.<br />

8. Michael and Tina Torcasso.<br />

9. Larry and Peggy Campbell.<br />

10. Chris Duffy, Rick Smith, Tami<br />

Rand and John Labreche.<br />

11. Nicole and Chris Graves.<br />

12. Tama Somers and Chris Brandt.<br />

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from parents about the emotional aspects of romantic relationships. So let’s<br />

give it to them.<br />

The conversation should start with talking about what a healthy relationship<br />

looks like. Sadly, there are many inaccurate portrayals of teen relationships<br />

on TV and in movies. Educating teens about how to love should<br />

not be that different from educating them about other activities. Here are<br />

a few ways to get the discussion going:<br />

• Healthy relationships require a range of skills, including the<br />

ability to communicate honestly, problem solve, measure anger<br />

and to be generous. Find examples among relatives, friends,<br />

books, your own relationship and relationships on TV shows<br />

such as “Blackish,” “Modern Family,” and even “The Bachelor.”<br />

How do couples show love and affection? How do they resolve<br />

conflicts in a healthy way?<br />

• Discuss ethical issues. What would you do if you caught your<br />

male friend cheating on his girlfriend? What would you do if<br />

you saw an upperclassman trying to hook up with a freshman?<br />

• Discuss the intense feelings we can have towards others. How<br />

do we know what is love and what is infatuation? Are we attracted<br />

to someone who is kind and generous or someone<br />

who acts aloof and seems unattainable?<br />

As a therapist, I have often been asked by students who are in relationships<br />

if it is normal or okay for their boyfriend or girlfriend:<br />

• asks them to text him or her as soon as they get home, to school,<br />

or to work<br />

• tells them what to wear or asks them not to wear certain clothes<br />

gets jealous when they talk to another boy or girl and threatens<br />

to beat him or her up<br />

• checks their phone to see who is texting them<br />

It is important that young people understand the differences between<br />

controlling and loving, demanding and asking, and consent and coercion.<br />

This starts with having these conversations at home in a loving, non-judgmental<br />

way.<br />

As much as our teens may act like they don’t care, they want to know<br />

how we navigated relationships before meeting our spouse. Share the lessons<br />

you learned from heartbreak along the way. It will help normalize it<br />

when it happens to them.<br />

There are many great resources out there. Here are a few of my favorites:<br />

• Amaze.org. An online sex education resource for 10-to 14-yearolds.<br />

• Scarleteen.com. It offers sexual and relationships education for<br />

teens.<br />

• Stayteen.org. This site offers teens information on sexual health<br />

and sexual relationships.<br />

• Southbayfamiliesconnected.org. Offers advice for parents and<br />

educators on issues ranging from the new social media landscape to reducing<br />

the likelihood that kids will use drugs and alcohol.<br />

Liz Schoeben is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In 2017, she<br />

founded CASSY SoCal (www.cassysocal.org), which partners with the<br />

Palos Verdes Unified School District to provide students with comprehensive<br />

mental health services. PEN<br />

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After practicing law in the<br />

Manhattan and Hermosa Beach area for<br />

over 28 years I'm pleased to announce the<br />

relocation of my offices to Palos Verdes.<br />

Please call for a free consultation.<br />


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655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 125<br />

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274<br />

(310) 544-2255<br />

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summercamps<br />


Aqua Surf<br />

Begins June 11<br />

w Beach fun and surfing for kids and teens. Aqua Surf camps instill ocean safety and<br />

surfing skills while creating lifelong skills, incredible memories and treasured friendships.<br />

Instructors tailor the experience based on the needs of each individual, while maintaining<br />

a family-style atmosphere. Aqua Surf accommodates complete beginners to kids<br />

and teens learning to surf at a pro level with a 3 to 1 student to teacher ratio to ensure<br />

the highest quality of safety practices and personalized attention for each student. Attend<br />

by the day or week, half or full day. Camps run Monday - Friday, for the entire summer<br />

break. Half days run 9 a.m. - noon or noon - 3 p.m. Full days are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.<br />

(310) 902-7737<br />

AQUASURF.com<br />

Info@aquasurf.com<br />

Destination Science<br />

Begins June 25<br />

w The fun science day camp for curious kids! Top notch, enthusiastic educators and<br />

leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Topics include: Science Makers & Inventors;<br />

Amusement Park Science; Transforming Robots; Rovers Rocketing to Space plus special<br />

Minecraft 101: Mod Design, for campers entering 5th, 6th 7th grades only. Enroll<br />

now save $20 a week. Enroll for 3 weeks and save an additional $10 a week.<br />

South Coast Botanic Garden - 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes<br />

Richmond St School - 615 Richmond Street, El Segundo<br />

United Methodist Church - 540 Main Street, El Segundo<br />

Trinity Lutheran Church - 1340 11th Street Manhattan Beach<br />

Valor Christian Academy - 525 Earle Lane, Redondo Beach<br />

(888) 909-2822<br />

destinationscience.org<br />

BeachSports<br />

Begins June 11<br />

w Make your summer awesome! Starting at age 4, BeachSports Summer Camps are<br />

designed with both parents and campers in mind. Through a collaboration with lifeguards<br />

and local school teachers, BeachSports created a program that is inclusive,<br />

fun, educational and, most importantly, safe for campers. Camp activities include surfing,<br />

boogie boarding, beach volleyball,<br />

ocean safety exercises, Jr. Lifeguard skills,<br />

skateboarding, various age-appropriate<br />

games and more! Flexible day pass system<br />

and extended hours make parents’<br />

lives easy and allow campers to experience<br />

all the fun activities offered.<br />

(310) 372-2202<br />

BeachSports.org<br />

Palos Verdes Performing<br />

Arts Conservatory<br />

Begins June 18<br />

w This summer, the acclaimed PV Performing<br />

Arts Conservatory will offer a series<br />

of exciting theatre camps for all ages<br />

and experience levels, and the opportunity<br />

to perform in a fully-staged, Broadway-style<br />

production of “Grease.” Camp<br />

Curtain Call, which introduces musical<br />

theatre to children ages 5-11, has three<br />

fun-filled sessions of Disney favorites:<br />

“The Lion King Jr.” (June 18-29); “Aladdin<br />

Jr.” (July 9-20) and “Mulan Jr.” (July 23-<br />

Aug. 3). Summer Master Class sessions<br />

and Dance Intensives provide professional<br />

training for students ages 10-18<br />

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City of Rolling Hills Estates<br />

Summer <strong>2018</strong> Recreation Program<br />

Summer Movie Nights<br />

Ernie Howlett Park<br />

25851 Hawthorne Blvd., (310) 377-1577<br />

• June 7 - The Incredibles<br />

• July 5 - Hotel Transylvania<br />

• Aug 2 - The Lion King<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> High School Pool through YMCA<br />

27118 Silver Spur Road, (310) 832-4211<br />

• Adult & Youth programming<br />

• Swimming Lessons<br />

• Recreational Swimming<br />

• Water Exercise<br />

Los Verdes Golf Course<br />

7000 Los Verdes Drive, RPV<br />

(310) 377-1577<br />

• Golf Lessons<br />

www.RollingHillsEstatesCA.gov<br />

camps&schoolsforsummerfun<br />

who want to advance to the next level to become true triple threats. “Grease” auditions<br />

(ages 12-18) are <strong>May</strong> 10 - 11.<br />

(310) 544-0403, ext. 303<br />

PalosVerdesPerformingArts.com<br />

Performing Arts Workshops<br />

Begins June 18<br />

w Performing Arts Workshops, voted BEST Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine is<br />

proud to announce this year’s camp programs. Children ages 5-15 can choose from<br />

Musical Theater Camp, Guitar Camp, Filmmaking, Magic, Stage F/X Makeup, Rock<br />

The Mic, or Photography Camp! PAW offers the ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal<br />

to performance. “Our kids don’t need to be experts – just have a curiosity and<br />

love for performing,” says Cheryl Appleman, PAW President. “In each session campers<br />

participate in a creative performance which is free and attended by family and friends.”<br />

This summer children can choose to perform in: Hogwarts Musical, Lion King, Witches<br />

of Oz, Little Mermaid, or Mary Poppins. Come make friends and lifelong memories.<br />

Camps are held throughout the South Bay including locally at Ascension Lutheran,<br />

26231 Silver Spur Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes.<br />

(310) 827-8827<br />

performingartsworkshops.com<br />

PVP School District<br />

Begins June 11<br />

w The PVPUSD Kids’ Corner program offers families an exciting summer of friends, enrichment<br />

and fun! Children entering grades TK-5 can join the excitement offered for<br />

each weekly themed session. Camp begins June 11, at the new Silver Spur School in<br />

Rancho Palos Verdes! For children attending summer school programs, parents can<br />

enjoy the safety of the Before & After Summer School Childcare Program offered at<br />

Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary, 6069 Groveoak Pl., Rancho Palos Verdes and<br />

Soleado Elementary Schools, 27800 Longhill Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes from June 18<br />

- July 13. For more information on a fun and enriching summer experience, visit the<br />

website.<br />

Peter Weber Equestrian Center<br />

26401 Crenshaw Blvd., (310) 541-9487<br />

• “Wee Tot” Pony Camp<br />

• Riding Lessons<br />

• Pony Camp<br />

• Junior Ranch Hand Camp<br />

• Birthday Parties<br />

• Petting Zoo<br />

Ernie Howlett Park<br />

25851 Hawthorne Blvd., (310) 377-1577<br />

• Dog Agility<br />

• Tennis Camp & Classes<br />

• Pintsize Sports Camps & Classes<br />

• Flag Football Camp<br />

(310) 541-7626<br />

5500 Ironwood St., RPV<br />

pvpusd.net/pvkids<br />

PCH Skateboard Camps<br />

Begins June 11<br />

w Learn to skateboard or take your skating<br />

to the next level! Summer camps in<br />

Manhattan and Redondo Beach provide<br />

beginner to advanced skateboarding instruction<br />

for boys and girls age 5 and<br />

up. Safety is the number one priority. All<br />

campers are required to wear a helmet,<br />

elbow pads, knee pads and closed toe<br />

shoes. The first-aid and CPR certified<br />

coaches are very talented skateboarders<br />

with a lot of knowledge to share with<br />

their campers. Don’t have pads or a<br />

skateboard? No worries! The camp offers<br />

boards and pads. Campers also<br />

have access to BeachSports programs,<br />

as well, with their flexible day pass system.<br />

(310) 372-2202<br />

PCHSkateCamps.com<br />

Pediatric Therapy<br />

Network<br />

Begins August 6<br />

w Every August, Pediatric Therapy Network<br />

(PTN) hosts Camp Escapades – an<br />

innovative summer camp for children<br />

ages 5 to 14 with developmental concerns.<br />

Camp groups are staffed with<br />

PTN’s occupational, physical or speech<br />

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camps&schoolsforsummerfun<br />

therapists. Camp activities include: arts & crafts, cooking, sensory experiences, sports,<br />

water play, music, yoga and special events. Camp Escapades <strong>2018</strong> presented by<br />

Honda takes place August 6 - 10 and Aug 13 - 17 at Rolling Hills Country Day School.<br />

(310) 328-0276<br />

PediatricTherapyNetwork.org<br />

Rolling Hills Country Day School<br />

Begins June 25<br />

w Join Rolling Hills Country Day School for summer fun with academic and camp programs<br />

for grades K-8. Both a traditional 6-week summer school academic program<br />

and weekly Experium Science camps are offered. Camp programs are filled with fun<br />

activities that include swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, dance, sports, imagination &<br />

creation, and weekly themes and shows. Art camp, swim camp, private swim lessons,<br />

and extended day care are available until 6 p.m. Request a brochure online or call<br />

Melissa Sandoval,msandoval@rhcds.com, for information.<br />

(310) 377-4848, ext. 7051<br />

26444 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes<br />

rhcds.com<br />

City of Rolling Hills Estates Summer<br />

Recreation Programs & Camps<br />

Begins June12<br />

w Rolling Hills Estates has several summer programs available for all ages from sports<br />

such as cheer, soccer, flag football, golf and swimming camps to equestrian activities.<br />

Locations include Ernie Howlett Park, RHE; Peter Weber Equestrian Center, RHE; <strong>Peninsula</strong><br />

High School, RHE; and Los Verdes Golf Course, RPV. For more information visit<br />

the website.<br />

www.RollingHillsEstatesCA.gov<br />

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S P O T L I G H T O N T H E H I L L<br />

National Charity League<br />

Honors Students<br />

Annual Medallion Reception<br />

The National Charity League, Inc., <strong>Peninsula</strong><br />

Chapter held its annual Medallion Senior Recognition<br />

reception on March 10, where twenty-seven<br />

seniors were recognized for their outstanding years<br />

of service and dedication. The reception took place<br />

at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Chapter of the National Charity League,<br />

Inc. acknowledges its graduating senior class each<br />

spring in a Medallion Senior Recognition reception.<br />

Each senior Ticktocker, or daughter, was presented<br />

in a white dress ceremony that included a tribute to<br />

the girls and their six years of volunteerism as a Ticktocker.<br />

“As President of the <strong>Peninsula</strong> Chapter of the<br />

National Charity League, it’s impressive to observe<br />

how, over the course of six years, these twenty-seven<br />

seniors have volunteered 16,896 hours. They have developed<br />

as socially-conscious and compassionate<br />

young women and have learned how their efforts and<br />

hands-on service have made a difference in our community<br />

and in the lives of others. That is something<br />

to commend!” stated Mary Schaefer.<br />

The National Charity League, Inc., offers mothers<br />

and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen<br />

their bond while growing together, sharing among<br />

themselves, and improving their community. In the<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Chapter, graduating seniors typically contribute<br />

more than 15,000 volunteer hours.<br />

1<br />

2<br />


1. Liese Cooper.<br />

2. Ken and Allie Sopp, Michael and Mary O’Brien, Doug<br />

and Jenna McFarland, Kent and Maggie Phillips, Mark and<br />

Claire Easton and Randall and Sidney Smith.<br />

3. Natalie and Nicole Walker with Glen Walker.<br />

4. (Front Row) Megan Fogle, Maggie Phillips, Katy Auerbach,<br />

Isabella Navarro, Claire Easton and Nicole Walker.<br />

(2nd Row) Liese Cooper, Audrey Trell, Ava Dahle, Megan<br />

Mashy, Emme Schaefer and Megan Correa. (3rd Row) Sidney<br />

Smith, Mary O’Brien, MaryJo Ericson, Shannon Sklow,<br />

Carolyn Ernenwein. (4th Row) Claire Vanderdonck, Claire<br />

Litchfield, Katie Wilhelm, Jenna McFarland, Nicole Halverson.<br />

(5th Row) Allie Sopp, Claire Katnik, <strong>May</strong>a Williamson,<br />

Trianna Mitsanas and Amy Davin.<br />

5. (Center) Audrey Trell, (Right) Claire Vanderdonck, (Left)<br />

Ava Dahle and (Back) Liese Cooper.<br />

3 4<br />

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<strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> • <strong>Peninsula</strong> <strong>People</strong> 81

Coleman Special Engagement in Palos Verdes<br />

n Local celebrity weatherman Fritz Coleman joined <strong>Peninsula</strong> Seniors Lecture Series,<br />

their weekly entertaining presentations at<br />

Hesse Park on March 28. The presentations are<br />

weekly at 10 a.m. and free to the public.<br />

Coleman has been on television as the weekday<br />

weatherman since 1984. In addition, he is a comedian,<br />

writer, philanthropist, former disc jockey<br />

and radio personality. Coleman has been named<br />

best weatherman by the Orange County Register,<br />

LA Daily News and San Bernardino Sun. He<br />

speaks to many non-profit groups, like <strong>Peninsula</strong><br />

Seniors, without charging speaking fees.<br />

“I have a great day job,” said Coleman as he<br />

laughed when asked about why he does not<br />

charge for any of his speaking engagements.<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> Seniors is a non-profit tax exempt 501<br />

(c) (3) organization and is governed by a Volunteer<br />

Board of Directors serving the senior adult<br />

Fritz Coleman. Photo<br />

by Dana Graham<br />

around&about<br />

community on the Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> and in<br />

surrounding areas. For more information, please<br />

visit www.pvseniors.org or call 310-377-3003.<br />

Eagle Scouts Earn achievements in Court of Honor<br />

n Brian Henry Seo, age 18, attends New<br />

York University, College of Arts and Science.<br />

His proud parents are David and Cynthia Seo<br />

of Rancho Palos Verdes. Brian started Cub<br />

Scouts in 2006 and has been an active member<br />

of Boy Scout Troop 378 since 2010.<br />

Brian’s past leadership positions include Senior<br />

Patrol Leader and Den Chief. Along the way,<br />

he earned 38 merit badges and numerous<br />

scouting awards.<br />

Brian’s Eagle project involved designing and<br />

building a raised garden for educational purposes<br />

and paving stones in a parking lot area<br />

Brian Henry Seo.<br />

at Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance. His<br />

project involved the installation of over 4,000 pounds of raw material. He was<br />

able to fund his project through local restaurant fundraisers, pasta sales fundraising,<br />

personal donations and from his personal savings. Brian had 56 project volunteers,<br />

including scouts, adult volunteers, and friends who put in over 396.5 hours to<br />

complete the project. Brian is very grateful for everyone who contributed their time<br />

and energy to make his Eagle Project a great success for the community.<br />

n Boy Scout Troop 276 has awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Nikhil Sean<br />

Emde at an Eagle Court of Honor on March 3, <strong>2018</strong> at Hesse Park Community<br />

Center. Nikhil is currently a senior at <strong>Peninsula</strong> High School.<br />

As a Boy Scout, Nikhil earned 31 merit badges<br />

and served the troop in a variety of leadership<br />

roles. In addition, he earned the 7 League Boot<br />

Award for hiking over 700 miles with the Troop.<br />

For his Eagle project, Nikhil replaced mud and<br />

grass with pavers in the 4th grade work area at<br />

Montemalaga Elementary School. The project<br />

was a great success and took over 200 man<br />

hours to complete.<br />

Troop 276 is a high adventure troop that backpacks<br />

the trails of Southern California mountain<br />

ranges, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Sierra<br />

Nevada Mountains. The Troop is based in Palos<br />

Verdes Estates and meets at Palos Verdes Intermediate<br />

School.<br />

Nikhil Sean Emde.<br />

Photo by Laura Behenna<br />

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Assisteens Recognized for Service<br />

n The Assisteens South Bay celebrated their 53rd Annual Recognition Ball for the<br />

Class of <strong>2018</strong>. Representing two high schools from the community: Palos Verdes<br />

High School and Palos Verdes <strong>Peninsula</strong> High School, the Class of <strong>2018</strong> donated<br />

over 4,150 hours of volunteer service throughout San Pedro and the South Bay<br />

communities. The group included six altruistic young ladies and the first young gentleman<br />

to be recognized and to receive a medallion. All danced a traditional<br />

waltz with their parents to the Disney classic, “Beauty and the Beast.” The ceremony<br />

was held in the Crystal Ballroom at the LA Millennium Biltmore Hotel. To<br />

learn more about joining visit assisteensmembershipsp@gmail.com.<br />

Cristina Martel, Payton Chi, Nicole Hay, Samantha Spanjol, Anna<br />

Chang, Kelly Van Boxtel and Kathryn Shirley. Photo by Nathan Worden<br />

Support the Land Conservancy’s Adopt a Goat<br />

n In mid-<strong>May</strong> the Conservancy will deploy a herd of 300 goats to graze overgrown<br />

brush in Lunada Canyon, part of the Agua Amarga Reserve located in Rancho<br />

Palos Verdes. Goats effectively remove invasive weeds including fennel, ice<br />

plant and other non-native plants. This method of weeding by goat grazing is considered<br />

an environmentally friendly and economically efficient approach to prepare<br />

land for native plant restoration. According to Executive Director Andrea<br />

Vona, “The goats are the most popular weeders because they make very little<br />

noise and leave no trash behind.” Since 2009, the goats have been helping the<br />

Conservancy clear invasive plants for restoration from its lands. Goats can clear<br />

an entire acre in a single day, which takes a crew two to three days to normally<br />

accomplish. The indiscriminately eat every plant, and therefore require an electric<br />

fence to keep them from grazing on native plants and nearby resident gardens.<br />

Their droppings provide natural fertilizer that replenish the topsoil. The goats will<br />

also be at several other sites on the<br />

<strong>Peninsula</strong> eating weeds as part of<br />

the “fuel abatement program” for<br />

the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.<br />

Goat adopters who donate $100<br />

plus will be invited to a reception in<br />

spring <strong>2018</strong>, where benefactors<br />

will receive a photograph with<br />

"their" goat. If donating in honor or<br />

in memory of someone, please be<br />

sure to provide the PVPLC with the<br />

appropriate name and mailing address<br />

(not an email address) so that<br />

they can send an acknowledgement<br />

card. Visit www.pvplc.org to<br />

learn more about the program and<br />

be part of the party! Photo by<br />

Stephanie Cartozian<br />

around&about<br />

Mandalas Margaritas Sunday Afternoon by the Sea<br />

n Terranea along with Elizabeth Simone from Simone<br />

Wellness Consulting, hosted a special afternoon<br />

of wellness and libations outside on the<br />

patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Simone, an<br />

experienced spiritual wellness coach, created this<br />

event whereby guests were able to reflect on their<br />

life journey while painting their own unique mandala<br />

stone which can be later taken home for decoration<br />

and/or used as a meditation tool.<br />

Heather Fitzgerald with Simone Wellness explained<br />

eloquently how the circle shape of the<br />

stone symbolizes wholeness, continuity, connection<br />

and unity. Fitzgerald further explained that the<br />

whole is representative of the entire cycle of life.<br />

These special stones are believed to help individuals<br />

focus inward. The guests enjoyed the Spring<br />

Sunday amongst many new Palos Verdes friends<br />

painting and drinking margaritas with a generous<br />

spread of buffet style hors d'oeuvres.<br />

Shipbuilding Contest at the Port of San Pedro<br />

n The Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San<br />

Pedro, hosted its second annual Lego Shipbuilding<br />

Contest on Saturday, April 14. Shipbuilders<br />

of all ages competed in two categories: "build at<br />

home" or "build on site". Prizes were awarded by<br />

age group, and approximately 450 shipbuilders<br />

of all ages participated. The entries ranged from<br />

traditional classics such as "Titanic" and "Queen<br />

Mary" alongside fanciful creations including<br />

"Nixon Boat" and "Party Ship Egg Hatching". In<br />

addition to the contest, shipbuilders tested their<br />

skills in the non-competitive drydock category, assembling<br />

Lego naval ships using kits with preprinted<br />

instructions supplied by the Museum. The<br />

Museum is open Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and<br />

offers free educational school tours year-round focusing<br />

on the history of the Port of Los Angeles.<br />

www.lamaritimemuseum.org or 310-548-7618.<br />

Heather Fitzgerald,<br />

hostess with Simone<br />

Wellness Consulting.<br />

Photo by Stephanie<br />

Cartozian<br />

Judge receives Fulbright<br />

Specialist Award<br />

n The U.S. Department of State and the J.<br />

William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are<br />

pleased to announce that Palos Verdes resident<br />

Judge J. Stephen Czuleger of the Los Angeles Superior<br />

Court has received a Fulbright Specialist<br />

Program award. Over a three-week period in<br />

<strong>May</strong>, Judge Czuleger will present intensive lectures,<br />

meetings and discussions with Albanian<br />

judges and prosecutors as well as law school faculty<br />

and students.<br />

Judge Czuleger is one of over 400 U.S. citizens<br />

who will share expertise with host institutions<br />

abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program<br />

in <strong>2018</strong>. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards Judge J. Stephen<br />

are selected on the basis of academic and professional<br />

achievement, demonstrated leadership<br />

Czuleger.<br />

in their field, and their potential to foster long-term<br />

cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.<br />

Marifrances Trivelli<br />

Museum Director<br />

and organizer of the<br />

event. Photo by<br />

Stephanie Cartozian<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> • <strong>Peninsula</strong> 83

The Master Clockmaker<br />

• Serving the South<br />

Bay for over 35 years<br />

• Full Service Contractor<br />

• Complete Installation<br />

• New Construction<br />

• Remodeling<br />

• Second Floors<br />

• Additions<br />

• Cabinets<br />

Visit Our<br />

Kitchen &<br />

Bath<br />

Showroom<br />

When Michel Medawar invented and designed the first<br />

talking clock in the world almost fifty years ago he insisted<br />

on the most precise clock motor in existence.<br />

When he found that such a motor was not available, he contacted<br />

Patek Philippe the creators of the finest mechanical timepiece<br />

in the world. With their collaboration he designed a motor<br />

of the highest caliber and accuracy second to none. Yet to retain<br />

its endless life it must be regularly maintained, just like your<br />

clock at home.<br />

A properly maintained clock not only extends its life indefinitely,<br />

it also insures its accuracy. Your clock has a complex<br />

mechanism of inter-working parts. Yet unfortunately this precious<br />

item does not warn you prior to any major malfunction,<br />

therefore it becomes imperative to maintain and service your<br />

clock regularly. Oil gets old and dry forcing the train of gears to<br />

work twice as hard to accomplish their goal. This results in<br />

damage that drastically shortens the life of a fine timepiece.<br />

Your clock reminds you of its presence every time you wind<br />

it, and if its accuracy is not what it used to be, or its chimes are<br />

not as healthy, or maybe it just stops. That means it’s talking to<br />

you, telling you that its endless life is in jeopardy.<br />

Michel Medawar has been extending the lives of timepieces<br />

for over fifty years as his father did fifty years before. He is a<br />

graduate from Patek Philippe in Geneva, Switzerland, The<br />

Theod Wagner clock Co. in Wiesbaden, Germany, and the<br />

Howard Miller Clock Co. in Zeeland, Michigan. Call him so that<br />

he may come to your home the same day and offer you a free<br />

estimate for servicing your clock. Or bring your wall or mantel<br />

clock to our store to see our showroom and receive the same<br />

complimentary diagnosis.<br />

We are located at 810C Silver Spur Rd., in Rolling Hills Estates, Ca.<br />

90274. Or call us at (310) 544-0052<br />

Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday<br />

810C Silver Spur Road • Rolling Hills Estates • CA 90274<br />

Call 310.544.0052<br />

4203 Spencer St., Torrance, CA 90503 (310)214-5049 • www.pevelers.com<br />

Appointments Are Recommended<br />

Showroom Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-5 • Friday 9-3 • Monday by Appointment<br />

Closed Saturday and Sunday • License #381992<br />

Suzy Zimmerman, Agent<br />

Insurance Lic#: OF71296<br />

4010 Palos Verdes Dr N, Suite<br />

103<br />

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274<br />

Bus: 310-377-9531<br />

www.zimziminsurance.com<br />

That’s when you can count on<br />

State Farm®.<br />

I know life doesn’t come with a schedule.<br />

That’s why at State Farm you can always<br />

count on me for whatever you need –<br />

24/7, 365.<br />



1101198.1 State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL<br />

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Ph: (310) 791-4150<br />

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Thank You South Bay for<br />

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2013<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> • <strong>Peninsula</strong> 85

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