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November 1, 2017

Nearly 200 volunteers descended on the Richstone Family Center to build a new playground for the children it serves in Hawthorne on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

November 7, 2016

For women who schedule their haircuts every six weeks like clockwork—a routine haircut may not seem like much. But for the women at Richstone Family Center, it's a confidence booster.

April 29, 2015

Identical twins Vance and Mason Mallory both did their projects for the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne, which is dedicated to treating child abuse and trauma.

 

2018

[The Beach Reporter] Richstone Family Center gets boost in battle against domestic abuse

August 27, 2018

The aura Saturday at the Endless Summer Beach Party, staged at Redondo Beach’s King Harbor Marina, was light and breezy. But a heavy undertow wasn’t overlooked, as the celebrants buoyed a serious cause, the Richstone Family Center’s efforts to fight domestic abuse.

August 26, 2018

The aura Saturday at the Endless Summer Beach Party, staged at Redondo Beach’s King Harbor Marina, was light and breezy. But a heavy undertow wasn’t overlooked, as the celebrants buoyed a serious cause, the Richstone Family Center’s efforts to fight domestic abuse.

March 24, 2018

Identical twins Vance and Mason Mallory both did their projects for the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne, which is dedicated to treating child abuse and trauma.

April 30, 2018

The 23rd Annual Affair of the Heart Gala was attended by hundreds of South Bay residents at mega-car dealer Michael Sullivan’s Audi Pacific Torrance Center. This year’s honorees were Chuck Stain and Gary Houston, both Palos Verdes Peninsula residents.

April 19, 2018

Our guests this morning are Mary Courtney Burke and Donna Cunningham, co-chairs of the annual Richstone Family Center Pier to Pier Walkathon.

[South Bay by Jackie] Richstone Family Center Walk-a-Thon

April 19, 2018

Our guests are Mary Courtney Burke and Donna Cunningham, co-chairs of the annual Richstone Family Center Pier to Pier Walkathon which takes place on Saturday, April 28 at the Manhattan Beach Pier and this morning, we’re going to learn what attendees can expect at this very popular South Bay event.

[Easy Reader News] Philantropy by design Houston/Tyner CFO Gary Houston

February 23, 2018

Torrance-based architects Houston/Tyner have built an impressive portfolio with the design of large-scale developments, such as luxury resort hotels and theme park attractions. But much of their more important work is little known, and done free of charge.

[The Beach Reporter] Richstone Family Center honors two Palos Verdes residents at 23rd 'Affair of the Heart'

February 23, 2018

This year's honorees for Richstone Family Center's 23rd Annual "An Affair of the Heart" are being recognized not just for their personal involvement curbing childhood abuse, but also for pulling others into the cause.

[PV Peninsula] Richstone’s event honors heartfelt pair of leaders

February 23, 2018

This year’s honorees for Richstone Family Center’s 23rd Annual “An Affair of the Heart” are being recognized not just for their personal involvement curbing childhood abuse, but also for pulling others into the cause.

 

2017

November 7, 2017

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU) recently announced JetBlue For Good Month, a month of kindness and good deeds taking place in November. Throughout this month of philanthropy, the airline is bringing customers and crewmembers on board to join in giving back. Nearly 300 crewmember volunteers have joined JetBlue and KaBOOM! to build playgrounds in three of JetBlue’s focus cities, restoring play for more than 2,200 children and their families in underserved areas in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. Over the past 12 years, JetBlue and KaBOOM! have partnered to build 27 playgrounds, providing safe play spaces for more than 60,000 children and their families.

November 1, 2017

Nearly 200 volunteers descended on the Richstone Family Center to build a new playground for the children it serves in Hawthorne on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. This is the 27th playground that JetBlue and KaBOOM! have teamed up to build and the new playground will provide a place to play for more than 800 children that use the center. In August, children helped create their dream playground by drawing ideas of what they’d like to have to play on. Those ideas were used in the final design.

August 28, 2017

Our guests are Mary Courtney Burke and Donna Cunningham, co-chairs of the annual Richstone Family Center Pier to Pier Walkathon which takes place on Saturday, April 28 at the Manhattan Beach Pier and this morning, we’re going to learn what attendees can expect at this very popular South Bay event.

June 12, 2017

One of Victor Rivas Rivers' earliest memories is being hit and falling backwards in his high chair. The memory came back to the Hermosa Beach resident as an adult as he recalled growing up with a father who terrorized his mother, his siblings and their pets.

 

2016

November 10, 2016

“When you think of the big gala events, you have to scratch your head and say, 'why do people go to all that effort?' I mean, those can be effective fundraisers, if done responsibly. But when they net very little or fail to  break even, doing nothing but raising awareness, I don’t buy into that.”
These are the words of Jacqueline Caster, founder and president of the Everychild Foundation, and master of the art of creating women’s giving circles—an effective and increasingly popular way to raise money. 
The Everychild Foundation model has had a significant impact, and not just locally. It has been replicated by over 15 organizations, including two in London, some in other states, and many throughout California.

October 26, 2016

Richstone Family Center, a nonprofit which treats child abuse, received a grant for its growing domestic violence services. 
The $225,000 grant from the J.B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities will assist in domestic violence treatment in both English and Spanish, including therapy for families, groups and individuals. It will also help with teen violence workshops, support groups, parenting and anger management classes, transitional housing and other outreach programs.

August 25, 2016

Our guests this morning are Roger Van Remmen and MaryAnn Carroll-Guthrie from the Richstone Family Center.

August 15, 2016

It’s the time again! The Richstone Family Center presents their charitable 3rd Annual Endless Summer Beach Party on August 27, 2016. Held on a privately-owned beach at King Harbor in Redondo Beach, CA, this event features a night of sampling the best dishes from South Bay’s top restaurants, a variety of cocktails.

[Easy Reader News] Beach Charity – Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon

June 11, 2016

The Richstone Family Center raised over $120,000 during its 29th Annual Pier to-Pier Walkathon on April 30. State Assemblyman David Hadley and KTLA Meteorologist Vera Jimenez kick off the event. Participants solicited pledges from supporters and walked from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Red and white balloons and free Cream’wiches from Manhattan Beach Creamery were presented to the walkers at the finish line.

May 24, 2016

John Getzelman and his family and Wells Fargo Capital Finance were honored at the Richstone Family Center’s 21st Annual An Affair of the Heart, held Saturday, May 7 at Audi Pacific in Torrance. The evening raised over $350,000 for the family counseling center.

[The Beach Reporter] Richstone Family Center to hold discussion on sex traffickingRichstone Family Center to hold discussion on sex trafficking

May 17, 2016

The Richstone Family Center will be hosting a community discussion on awareness of human trafficking.
The CEO of Million Kids, Opal Singleton, and Kristen Sifers of Children and Families, a program for trafficked teen girls, will lead the discussion. Sex trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in America.

May 2, 2016

King Harbor Brewing Company is hosting a rare beers tasting event to benefit the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne.

April 29, 2016

Giving back to the community is a large part of the lives of Alex Curry and Vera Jimenez and, despite demanding schedules, both will play active roles in the 29th Annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon on Saturday, April 30 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Fox Sports anchor Alex Curry will be hosting the Walkathon and KTLA meteorologist Vera Jimenez will serve as honorary chair for the event that takes place during National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

April 28, 2016

Jose Garcia was in fifth grade when he first started attending Richstone Family Center’s Kids Club. His family immigrated from Mexico to the United States, and he needed to learn English.
At the time, he didn’t really want to go. He was in fifth grade—he wanted to play with his friends.
But the after-school program helped him get out of English learning classes within a year, and since then Richstone Family Center has continued with its helping hand. Garcia is one of the recipients of the Getzelman scholarship, a continuing scholarship for students who make their way through the Richstone Family Center.

April 28, 2016

Our guest this morning is Tricia McLoughlin.

[South Bay by Jackie] Richstone Family Center Pier to Pier Walkathon

April 28, 2016

Our guest this morning is Tricia McLoughlin, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Board Member of the Richstone Family Center. We’re going to discuss the Richstone Family Center Pier-to-Pier Walkathon which takes place this Saturday, April 30 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

April 26, 2016

Richstone Family Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma; strengthening and educating families – will host the 21st Annual ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:30p.m. in Torrance, CA.

April 25, 2016

Lace up those shoes! It's time once again to join the Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon, being held this year on Saturday, April 30, at the Manhattan Beach Pier - Manhattan Beach, CA.

April 24, 2016

Who knew men could be “legends” too?

April 20, 2016

Los Angeles, CA – Each year the Walkathon is held in April, which also happens to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month and proceeds benefit Richstone Family Center and its programs to treat and prevent child abuse. National Child Abuse Prevention Month happens every April and is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, Richstone Family Center is encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across Los Angeles, California.

 

2015

November 21, 2015

Kids at Richstone Family Center were treated to a special cooking lesson Saturday from the executive chef of Love & Salt, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan Beach. Michael Fiorelli taught one of his favorite breakfast recipes — ricotta pancakes with blueberries and lemon curd — at the Hawthorne nonprofit organization that helps children from abusive families.

September 29, 2015

With Endless Summer Beach Party returning for the second year in a row, Richstone wanted to use this opportunity to give thanks to their supporters. Some proud sponsors included, King Harbor Marina, Bay Club and King Harbor Association which allowed for such an unforgettable venue right on the Redondo Beach shoreline. Four hundred guests were treated to an evening of delectable food, wine, beer and cocktails from 14 local purveyors such as Chart House, Zazou, Doma Kitchen, Standing Room, 325 Coffee and Ole Smoky Moonshine, Diabolo Beverage, and Cheeky to name a few.

[Weekends with Winter] RICHSTONE FAMILY CENTER’S ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH PARTY

September 22, 2015

Our guests this morning are Roger Van Remmen and MaryAnn Carroll-Guthrie from the Richstone Family Center.

September 18, 2015

Cap off summer on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and join Richstone Family Center for their 2nd Annual Endless Summer Beach Bash from 5:30 – 9:00 PM. The party as it takes place on a private beach in Redondo Beach.

September 11, 2015

The Richstone Family Center’s Second Annual Endless Summer Beach Party took place on a private beach in King Harbor on Saturday, August 29. The event attracted the ever loving local crowd of Richstone Family Center as well as new figures in philanthropy and food.

September 2, 2015

Richstone Family Center’s second annual Endless Summer Beach Party was held on a private beach at the Redondo/Hermosa Beach line on Saturday, a sold-out event designed to thank supporters, raise money for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and trauma, and simply serve up a great evening. Richstone Family Center oversees programs including counseling, home visits, case management, and early childhood education, and an after-school enrichment program.

August 27 2015

This Saturday evening, Aug. 29, Richstone Family Center is holding its second annual Endless Summer Beach Party, where else?—but right on the beach at King Harbor.
The event was so popular last year, according to President and CEO Roger Van Remmen, that they decided to do it again.

April 26, 2015

The 28th Annual Richstone Family Center Pier to Pier Walkathon might have added “musicthon”  to its title Saturday morning. The hundreds of walkers were sent off at the Manhattan Beach pier by the rock cover band Once More.

April 23, 2015

This year, the USC Marching Band plans to add a little pep to the steps of walkers at the 28th annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon, which will be kicked off by USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Steve Lopes.

April 8, 2015

Chef Kalman spent a day at the Richstone Family Center working with the kids there to teach them a few things about eating well. Please enjoy what he has to say about the experience and some pictures from his trip below.

April 3, 2015

“This is a perfect evening,” Larry Wolf said as he and his wife Lynn looked out across the more than 300 guests attending the 20th Annual Richstone Family Center Affair of the Heart. “It’s a party and it helps support all the Richstone kids.”

March 29, 2015

Anyone driving past the Audi Pacific dealership on Hawthorne Boulevard, south of Del Amo Boulevard, on March 21 couldn’t help but notice the glitzy gala that attracted 435 guests in formal attire arriving at the elaborately decorated showroom.
It was the 20th annual “An Affair of the Heart,” with this year’s theme “My Big Fat Greek Gala.”

March 19, 2015

Three Manhattan Beach residents are being honored this weekend as Richstone Family Center holds its 20th annual “An Affair of the Heart – My Big Fat Greek Gala” at the Audi Pacific/LA Car Guy showroom in Torrance.
Lynn and Larry Wolf and Carole Wagner Vallianos, all strong advocates of the work Richstone does to strengthen and educate families about abuse and domestic violence, will accept their awards from the Hawthorne-based nonprofit on Saturday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

March 16, 2015

“My Big Fat Greek Gala” will be the theme of the 20th annual Affair of the Heart benefit for Richstone Family Center at 6:30 p.m. March 21. The theme was inspired by Petros Greek Restaurant, which is catering the event to be held at Audi Pacific’s state-of-the-art showroom in Torrance. Guests are invited to a wine reception and silent and live auctions, followed by a traditional Greek dinner.

 

2014

December 4, 2014

One year during a Christmas wrapping party, Sam Edgerton found a handwritten note attached to one of the toys.
It read: “We hope this goes to a young girl age 8 to 10. This is in memory of the girl we lost. She now has her wings in heaven.”
It was one of Edgerton’s more emotional moments since the Hermosa Beach attorney founded the Beach Cities Toy Drive 22 years ago.

August 18, 2014

Les Guthrie had one item left on his bucket list. The 84-year-old, a pioneer of the development in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor, wanted to ride his bike across the country.
But Guthrie died in 2011 before he could embark on a last bike-riding adventure.
So on Tuesday, his granddaughter will take off on the trip instead. Nicole Santiago Mazza will ride her bicycle from Portland, Ore., to Portland, Maine, over two months, covering an average of 90 miles per day.
The trip, in honor of her beloved grandfather, will also raise money for the Richstone Family Center, the South Bay nonprofit close to Guthrie’s heart.

July 29, 2014

Our guests this morning are Roger Van Remmen and MaryAnn Carroll-Guthrie from the Richstone Family Center.

July 21, 2014

Cap off summer on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and join Richstone Family Center for their 2nd Annual Endless Summer Beach Bash from 5:30 – 9:00 PM. The party as it takes place on a private beach in Redondo Beach.

May 2, 2014

A group representing Redondo Beach’s Parras Middle School participated in the Richstone’s 27th annual Pier to Pier Walkathon last Saturday. The walk is the largest community event hosted by Richstone Family Center with the goal of raising money to treat and prevent child abuse. Walkers began at the Manhattan Beach Pier, traveled to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back for a total of 3.4 miles.

April 26, 2014

MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — The Richstone Family Center Walkathon got off to a wild start Saturday morning with heavy winds kicking up in Manhattan Beach – but supporters still made it out to the event to raise money for a good cause.

 

2013

Dec 20, 2013

Jennifer Fukunaga, daughter of Cheryl Shojinaga and John Fukunaga, was awarded the Girl Scouts of America’s Gold Award in Pasadena for her work with the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne.

August 16, 2013

Jennifer Fukunaga, daughter of Cheryl Shojinaga and John Fukunaga, was awarded the Girl Scouts of America’s Gold Award in Pasadena for her work with the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne.

June 10, 2013

Friends of Redondo Beach Arts supports the work of eight docents who travel monthly to the Richstone Center in Hawthorne to present Hands On Art projects for their K – 8 after school program.

July 14, 2013

You know craft beer has arrived in America when fancy charity fundraiser events boast locally brewed craft beer as the main attraction.
That was the case on Sunday, June 30 at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach when the 3rd Annual Waves of Grain fundraiser for the Richstone Foundation brought together 40 (yes 4 times 10) mostly Socal breweries for unlimited pours of the golden stuff.

April 25, 2013

Many years ago, Roger Van Remmen, now the interim director of the Richstone Family Center, gave a bank president a tour of the facility. In the first minutes of the tour, a little girl looked up, so startled she spilled water on the floor. She began crying and quivering, fearing she would get hit. The executive director and the clinical director told the little girl it was OK, it was just a floor.
Van Remmen grabbed some paper towels, handed them to the directors and turned to the bank president. He was bawling.
The clinical director walked the president outside, knowing immediately what was wrong: He was abused as a child.

April 25, 2013

Many years ago, Roger Van Remmen, now the interim director of the Richstone Family Center, gave a bank president a tour of the facility. In the first minutes of the tour, a little girl looked up, so startled she spilled water on the floor. She began crying and quivering, fearing she would get hit. The executive director and the clinical director told the little girl it was OK, it was just a floor.

April 23, 2013

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) -  In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Richstone Family Center will host their 26th annual Pier-to-Pier Walkathon on Saturday, April 27th at the Manhattan Beach Pier beginning at 8:00 a.m. This year's walk will be led by event chairs Jim and Shannon Mora. Jim is the dynamic head football coach for the UCLA Bruins and his wife Shannon is Vice-President of the family's Count on Me Family Foundation, whose mission is to assist at-risk and in need children across the country.

April 20, 2013

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Richstone Family Center will host their 26th annual Pier-to-Pier Walkathon on Saturday, April 27 at the Manhattan Beach Pier beginning at 8:00 a.m. This year’s walk will be led by event chairs Jim and Shannon Mora. Jim is the head football coach for the UCLA Bruins and his wife Shannon is vice-president of the family’s Count on Me Family Foundation, whose mission is to assist at-risk and in need children across the country.

 

2012

April 26, 2012

A 5-year-old boy was in a car with his mother when it crashed, killing her and traumatizing him.
The boy responded to the crash by acting out at school and home. He withdrew, often refusing to look at or respond to other people. And he resorted to violence, choking one fellow student and crashing his bicycle into another.
Luckily, Richstone Family Center counselors who work on the boy’s school campus were available to teach him how to cope with the loss and grief. They treated him for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety through behavioral, art and play therapy.

 

2011

May 18, 2011

Mira Costa High cheerleaders cheered on the hundreds of walkers who participated in the  on Saturday, April 30. Over $130,000 was raised, led by Kosmo, a labradoodle, who was the top fundraiser

 

2010

April 1, 2010

The Richstone Family Center will host its 23rd annual Pier-to-Pier Walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the fight against child abuse April 24.

 

2009

May 27, 2009

The Richstone Family Center, a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of under-priviledged children and their families, is honoring Mike Sullivan at their annual "An Affair of the Heart" fundraiser.
Mike is being honored for his contributions to the charity and the community.  The event takes place on Saturday, June 6 at 6:30 pm at Loyola Marymount University. We invite you to join us for a night of great food, wine and music.

 

2007

April 19, 2007

An annual stroll down the beach is developing into a heated contest between a group of local mayors intent on raising money to assist victims of child abuse.
On Saturday, April 28, the Richstone Family Center will hold its 20th annual Pier-to-Pier Walkathon beginning at the Manhattan Beach Pier at 7:30 a.m.

 

2003

April 24, 2003

The annual Pier-to-Pier Walk-Jog-Crawl-A-thon will return for its 16th year Saturday, April 26.
The event, which raised more than $200,000 last year for the Richstone Family Center to support child abuse treatment programs, has become a staple in the beach cities, bringing out people of all ages to support the cause.

 

2002

April 25, 2002

For the second year in a row, Manhattan Beach resident Maryann Guthrie will chair the annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walk-A-Thon, the 15th version of which will take place this Saturday beginning at the Manhattan Beach pier.

 

2000

June 30, 2000

Larry Bender first came to the City of Hawthorne, a pocket of Los Angeles County dense with both residents and crime, in 1985 when he was hired by the city to work at the local cable channel. His initial tour of Hawthorne included a stop at the Richstone Family Center (for child abuse treatment and prevention), which sparked his 15-year commitment to volunteerism.