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Vibrant, lush art by Sudrak Khongpuang

Vibrant, lush art by Sudrak Khongpuang

Thai artist Sudrak Khongpuang returns to the peninsula

Glowing Skies and Tranquil Fields of Gold Thai artist Sudrak Khongpuang returns to the peninsula by Bondo Wyszpolski I’m on my knees and leaning over the large canvas oil paintings of Sudrak Khongpuang as the artist herself uncovers and displays one picture after another. We’re on the floor in the Portuguese Bend home of Ben […]

 Judy Rae

Around and About – Las Madrecitas Honorees

Around and About – Las Madrecitas Honorees

Annual Evergreen Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Las Madrecitas held its 52nd annual Evergreen Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 6. This year’s event honored 19 high school girls for their volunteer service to the Orthopædic Institute for Children (OIC). The honorees were: (Front row, left to right) Julia Davis, Madeline Babros, Emily Warter, Adelaide Brannan […]

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Rolling Hills Country Club unveils new David McLay Kidd-designed golf course

Rolling Hills Country Club celebrates the opening of its new golf course, designed by celebrated golf course designer David McLay Kidd.

by Kevin Cody The day before David McLay Kidd was to hit the ceremonial tee shot, celebrating the opening of the new Rolling Hills Country Club golf course, he and wife Tara Dayer-Smith dove over the course in their single engine Cirrus SR22 with the stylized Scottish flag on the tail. “Like a Stuka,” Kidd […]

 Judy Rae

Peninsula outlook 2018: Stocks and real estate

Peninsula outlook 2018: Stocks and real estate

Peninsula finance an real estate experts weigh in on the bull market and housing appreciation

by Stuart Chaussee Peninsula finance an real estate experts weigh in on the bull market and housing appreciation. Until about a year and a half ago this was one of the most hated stock bull markets in history – few wanted to believe. We had fears of deflation, recession, Brexit and plenty of political uncertainty. […]

 Charlice Lin

The multitalented Anne Destabelle

The multitalented Anne Destabelle

Lin’s seniors Over the past year, Chalice Lin has interviewed and photographed 54 Peninsulans over the age of 75.  “Foregone, but not forgotten,” an exhibit of those interviews and photographs opened Jan. 14 at the Peninsula Center Library and will continue through Jan. 31.   The project is the result of the remorse Rancho Palos […]

 Stephanie Cartozian

After a decade of collecting stones and boulders, Dean Herbrandson and wife Kara, found something to do with them

After a decade of collecting stones and boulders, Dean Herbrandson and wife Kara, found something to do with them

Photos by Tony LaBruno by Stephanie Cartozian Dean Herbrandson had a penchant for collecting boulders and for decades scouted the hill to uncover just the right ones. For what? He did not know. But he credits his wife Kara for her infinite patience as he had these enormous monoliths dumped off for years on their […]

 Ryan McDonald

‘Tribes of Palos Verdes’ is a beautiful but flawed take on the Peninsula

‘Tribes of Palos Verdes’ is a beautiful but flawed take on the Peninsula

by Ryan McDonald Brendan and Emmet Malloy’s latest film, “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” had a high bar to clear, and the fault is their own. As far as cinematic takes on surfing localism go, it would be hard to top a four-minute deleted scene from “Fair Bits,” the Malloy Brothers’ Taj Burrow-centered surf movie […]

 Judy Rae

DAM-Cancer Foundation (David Andrew Maddan)

DAM-Cancer Foundation (David Andrew Maddan)

At the Vanderlip Cottage

Since July of 2009, the David Andrew Maddan (DAM) Foundation has provided more than 300 financial grants to young adult patients ages 18-35 with cancer. The group is considered to be the most financially vulnerable of all cancer age groups. At the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the DAM Foundation is currently funding a clinical trial […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the hill – Asia America Symphony

Spotlight on the hill – Asia America Symphony

Starbright boutique

Co-chairs Marlene Okada and Chris Naito organized a Christmas boutique to benefit the Asia America Symphony. Music Director David Benoit, along with hosts Julian and Carolyn Elliott at their Tuscan Estate perched above the waves of the Pacific Ocean, made the party a memorable one. Luxury and collectible vendors were set up throughout the first […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the hill – Kentucky Derby Party

Spotlight on the hill – Kentucky Derby Party

“An Evening with Friends”

The South Bay Friends of the Orthopædic Institute for Children (OIC) hosted a fundraiser gala, “An Evening with Friends…Kentucky Derby Party,” on October 28 at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach. For the first time Las Madrecitas and Las Amigas de Las Lomas, both Palos Verdes-based auxiliary organizations, participated in the fundraiser. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, […]

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