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Profile: Celebrating 30 years at The Canterbury – Executive director Sharon Pewtress brings fresh ideas

Profile: Celebrating 30 years at The Canterbury – Executive director Sharon Pewtress brings fresh ideas

When Sharon Pewtress walks the halls of The Canterbury retirement community in Rancho Palos Verdes, she recognizes just about every face. The affable young executive director has been here for just 10 months, and she already knows almost all the 150 residents by name. “It’s not easy,” she admits. “You have to practice.” Situated along […]

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FAITH: Meet the Rabbi – A new rabbi and fresh energy after some trying times revitalize the South Bay’s largest synagogue

FAITH: Meet the Rabbi – A new rabbi and fresh energy after some trying times revitalize the South Bay’s largest synagogue

There was a moment shortly before Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei accepted the position at Congregation Ner Tamid in July when his wife Deborah squeezed his hand. They were sitting in the car together after an evening at the synagogue, and from the parking lot on Crest Ridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes they could see the […]

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Pink Slips – New layoffs to affect Special Ed

Members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula school board faced the unenviable task last week of issuing layoff notices to 28 part-time employees, bringing to nearly 75 the total number of pink slips they issued to mostly part-time assistants and other aids going into next school year. The 28 behavioral interventionists given notice last week in […]

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Rolling Hills Estates agrees to mall office space

The City of Rolling Hills Estates reached agreement last month with the Promenade on the Peninsula mall for a 20-year agreement to lease up to 50,000 square feet of retail space to medical office and educational uses. The agreement requires mall owner Stoltz Management Company to pay the city $1 per square foot for office […]

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Women led RPV founding 40 years ago

This Fourth of July, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes not only celebrates the birth of a nation, but the birth of a city. Forty years ago, a group of tenacious women led efforts to incorporate one of LA County’s last untouched coastlines and form what is today RPV. It didn’t come easy, recalled Betty […]

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Leslie Hart: collaborative divorce attorney

  [Paid content] Leslie Hart’s wide ranging legal experiences includes real estate and corporate law and criminal defense in the public defender’s office. For the past seven years Hart has specialized in a type of divorce proceedings that’s part of a growing legal movement called collaborative divorce. As opposed to a mediated settlement with one […]

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Guzman Law Group represents businesses and estates

[Paid content] Guzman Law Group, P.C., focuses on owners of closely held businesses, companies with annual revenues from $3 million to $75 million. The team of four attorneys and their support staff serves as their clients’ in-house corporate counsel. They also handle a variety of trust and estate planning for business owners and families. “It […]

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Rombro and Associates: Ethical and fierce advocates

[Paid content] “The terms attorney and counselor at law are used together quite often,” Roger Rombro said. “The reality is lawyers are also counselors, whether they are providing legal or personal advice. It’s all the same.” And no matter how much he might counsel his clients to mediate a settlement rather than pursue the case […]

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Libby Aubrey: taking sexy to new heights

Libby Aubrey: taking sexy to new heights

Not many people in their 60s perform aerial acrobatics. Regardless of their age, not many people are even capable of pulling themselves up a long silk fabric and gracefully holding poses almost 20 feet in the air, let alone someone two years away from collecting Medicare and Social Security. Then again, Libby Aubrey is no […]

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Books of Hope inspires giving: Palos Verdes sisters help children in need

Books of Hope inspires giving: Palos Verdes sisters help children in need

It started with two sisters, Cory and Hope Pawar, and a simple idea. They wanted a way to collect new books and donate them to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where several friends had been treated for cancer. They called it Books of Hope. That was six years ago, when Cory was a seventh […]