Bondo Wyszpolski

Jazz artist David Benoit rising above his musical horizon

Jazz artist David Benoit rising above his musical horizon

On the launching pad with David Benoit

by Bondo Wyszpolski Jazz artist David Benoit and the California Science Center are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, but that’s beginning to happen more often these days thanks to the space shuttle Endeavour. So far, so strange, so let’s explain. On Sunday, November 5, the Manhattan Beach native and Palos Verdes Estate resident  will […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the hill – The Sounds of Music

Spotlight on the hill – The Sounds of Music

Grand Salon

As the sun set over the beautiful Palos Verdes Estates villa of Carolyn and Julian Elliott, the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic began the highlight of their largest fundraiser, the Grand Salon. It was an evening  program of music performed by the Principal Trumpet Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Hooten and his accompanist “of…great techniques” Marc […]

 Stephanie Cartozian

The eleventh house – The Vollucci residence

The eleventh house – The Vollucci residence

Vollucci residence sits on a lot perched high above the Pacific Ocean

One of Palos Verdes Estates earliest homes and an homage to European style by Stephanie Cartozian Photos by Tony LaBruno Originally designed by Henry F. Withey, the architect who also designed the famed Lost French Village of Hollywood, the Vollucci residence sits on a lot perched high above the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles […]

 Judy Rae

Fertile ground – Horticulturist Nancy LeMargie

Horticulturist Nancy LeMargie cultivates crops and proud students

Fertile Ground Horticulturist Nancy LeMargie cultivates crops and proud students in the school district’s Seed to Plate program for young special needs students by Esther Kang The Seed to Plate Garden, a one-acre menagerie tucked next to the Little League field at Valmonte Elementary School in Palos Verdes Estates, is much larger than it appears […]