Daniel Sofer

USC picks Rolling Hills golf to host 2018 Pac 12 tourney

USC picks Rolling Hills golf to host 2018 Pac 12 tourney

Golf course designer David Kidd, whose redesign of the Rolling Hills Golf Club course is scheduled for completion next June, said one test of a great course is its popularity among top level amateur players. “Pros will play anywhere if you put up $10 million. But for top flight amateurs, it’s all about the golf […]

 Daniel Sofer

Peninsula Pirates Friends of the Library

Peninsula Pirates Friends of the Library

Peninsula Pirates Friends of the Library Peninsula Friends of the Library summoned pirate clad guests to the beautiful ocean cliff home of the Jacqueline Glass Family. A colorful rainbow was seen on the ocean overhead and a pirate’s feast along with rum punch, Strand Brewing beers and a variety of wines were served on the […]

 Daniel Sofer

An Affair to Remember Special Children’s League

An Affair to Remember Special Children’s League

An Affair to Remember Special Children’s League The 20th year of the Special Children’s League benefit luncheon took off at the Palos Verdes Golf Club on November 18. Members joined forces with local artists and specialty vendors such as Lesal Custom Ceramics and Social Butterfly to raise monies for children with special needs. The Jacqueline […]

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Growing the future: Peter Olpe wants to make the South Coast Botanic Garden the standard for botanical gardens worldwide

Growing the future: Peter Olpe wants to make the South Coast Botanic Garden the standard for botanical gardens worldwide

by David Mendez The South Coast Botanic Garden was founded in 1961, with a plan to reclaim nature out of a sanitary landfill that was once an open pit mine. When Peter Olpe moved to the South Bay 24 years later, in 1985, he was a fresh-faced young computer hardware engineer from Cornell University with […]

 Daniel Sofer

Asia America Symphony Guild

Asia America Symphony Guild

Asia America Symphony Guild Maestro David Benoit The Asia America Symphony Guild held its annual holiday benefit at the scenic home of Carolyn and Julian Elliott. The fundraiser benefited the AASA Concerts and youth programs and included vendor boutiques, baked goods and a stunning performance by young musicians playing wind and string instruments. The youth […]

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Providence Gala

Providence Gala

Providence Gala Benefiting Cardiovascular Center The Providence Celebration Gala, benefiting the Torrance and San Pedro Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers, celebrated its 40th annual masquerade fundraiser at Terranea Resort. The black tie event specifically supported the new Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Major donors included American Honda Motor Co., The Centofante family, Driftwood Healthcare […]

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Viva Espana!

Viva Espana!

Viva Espana! benefits LA Phil An intimate, gourmet dinner for 10 was held September 18 at the Palos Verdes home of Ed and Nancy DeRenzis. The dinner was the result of a silent auction prize donated and hosted the DeRenzis and Van and Diana Honeycutt and Ed and Nancy DeRenzis.  Chef Matt Todd prepared a […]

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Homegrown virtuoso: Young Palos Verdes native arpeggiates to international acclaim

Homegrown virtuoso: Young Palos Verdes native arpeggiates to international acclaim

A plastic toy keyboard he received from his parents on his sixth birthday sealed Adam Coleman’s fate. “Apparently, I would just sit there for hours at a time plucking at the keys that lit up,” said the now  21-year-old Coleman. “I learned some classic pieces that way.” The following year, his parents took him to […]

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David McLay Kidd discusses his Rolling Hills Country Club Golf Course

David McLay Kidd discusses his Rolling Hills Country Club Golf Course

In April 2014, builder Chuck Lande invited golf course designer David McClay Kidd to walk the Rolling Hills Country Club golf course. That year, Kidd’s Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington, had been named the best new golf course in the United States by Golf Digest. Kidd had already achieved golfing immortality with the opening of […]