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Posted on: October 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tongva Monument Unveiling


On October 16, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will unveil a monument honoring the Indigenous people of Los Angeles at Abalone Cove Park. Designed in collaboration with the Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, the stone monument displays interpretive bronze bas relief plaques sculpted by artist Geri Jimenez Gould, including a Tongva village scene with Catalina Island in the background.

The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. unveiling ceremony at Abalone Cove Park at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South. This event will include remarks by Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor Eric Algeria, Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians Chief Anthony Morales, Rancho Palos Verdes resident Tom Steers, who organized the project, and Ms. Gould.

Learn more about the monument by reading a press release (PDF).

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157,, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.

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