Rancho Palos Verdes recently celebrated 45 years as a city with two events.

An invitation-only event was held at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center with LA County Board Supervisor Janice Hahn and representatives from State Assemblymen Al Muratsuchi’s and Congressman Ted Lieu’s offices. Attendees enjoyed music, food and speeches from Mayor Susan Brooks and the RPV City Council. The beautiful ocean-front locale was the backdrop for an evening of reflections, memories and a heartfelt appreciation for the people who worked passionately and tirelessly in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make RPV’s 1973 incorporation a reality.

The second event was an open-to-the-public, outdoor “Day in the Park” at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Hundreds of people came out and enjoyed this informal 70s-themed celebration of the city’s 45th birthday. It featured make your own tie-dye shirts and flower-power tiaras, live 70s music and food trucks. Mayor Brooks and several members of the city council addressed the crowd.

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