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Hacienda on high: Casa Felecia is one of the Peninsula’s enduring architectural treasures

Hacienda on high:   Casa Felecia is one of the Peninsula’s enduring architectural treasures

by Stephanie Cartozian Casa Felecia is steeped in Palos Verdes tradition and romanticism. In 1925, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., son of the preeminent landscape architect in American history and himself a key figure in conservation history, selected this exquisite bluff lot to be the site of his future home on the Peninsula. Still in its […]

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Defense minded investing

Defense minded investing

Invest with a similar mindset to that of a strong amateur tennis player -– defensively by Stuart Chaussee Defensive-minded investing is an approach that focuses on risk first. Return is secondary. If are simply an offensive-minded investor looking to hit home runs, it’s possible that in certain market conditions your portfolio may not survive. If […]

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Peninsula Palladian: Rancho Palos Verdes’ LaBarba Residence hearkens back to Renaissance architecture

Peninsula Palladian: Rancho Palos Verdes’ LaBarba Residence hearkens back to Renaissance architecture

by Stephanie Cartozian A 1940s cinderblock style beach house stood for nearly a half century on Rancho Palos Verdes’ Lunada Pointe. The property occupied one of the 16,000 acres formerly owned by the community’s founders, the Vanderlip family, and its last use was as the familial home of the esteemed Ernest V. and Marguerite Berry. […]

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PENINSULA CHARITY – Raising expectations

PENINSULA CHARITY – Raising expectations

How Mike Lansing transformed the Boys and Girls Club of LA Harbor into a national success story by Jennifer Passaro Mike Lansing chooses his words with precision, describing his life’s work from his small office while the sounds of children playing lift from below. Across the street the Boys and Girls Club opens its San […]

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Marcella Piersol: From LAPD Lieutenant to Peninsula High Cross Country Coach

Marcella Piersol: From LAPD Lieutenant to Peninsula High Cross Country Coach

by Ed Pilolla After retiring from the Los Angles Police Department as a lieutenant in 2006, Marcella Pierson became a personal trainer and landed “her dream job in retirement” when one of her clients showed up to a beach workout session wearing a Peninsula Track sweatshirt. Her client was Jen Mackenzie, wife of Peninsula High […]

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Master clockmaker Michel Madawar recalls his journey from Lebanon to Palos Verdes

An interview with Michel Medawar, conducted by his son Roy My life and time have been immeasurably bound together. With each tick of the clock, I sense the guidance of God, moment by moment. My journey to Palos Verdes is a measure of the ticks and tocks of the timepiece of my life. In 1976, […]

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PV About Town

RPV Wants You! The city of Rancho Palos Verdes has put out the call for candidates in upcoming city council elections on Nov. 5. Both councilmen Bryan Campbell and Anthony Misetich, who are completing terms, have said they will seek re-election. The nomination period extends from July 15 to Aug 9 unless either of the […]

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From WWII to the present, 95-year-old Chet Heth has been a propeller plane man

by Jarl Johnson   Careers are sometimes molded by circumstances beyond our control. But you must love your work if it consumes your passions at the age of ninety-five. Chester “Chet” Heth and his wife have lived in Palos Verdes for the past 46 years and raised a family of five children. They have eight […]

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Community Calendar

Friday, August 3 “School House Rock” musical The pop culture phenomenon “School House Rock” is coming to the Norris Theatre stage August 3-11. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, catchy songs, the musical follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher, who is watching […]

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51st Annual Palos Verdes Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

51st Annual Palos Verdes Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

51st Annual Palos Verdes Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration The sounds of Jim Sitterly’s SousaPalooza Band playing patriotic music began the start of this year’s 4th of July celebration with hundreds of kids lining up for the Children’s Patriotic Bicycle Parade on the grounds of Malaga Cove School. The morning included the annual Apple Pie […]

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