Larry was elected to the School Board in 2007 and is currently serving a second term as Board President. (He says he is not running for reelection next year.) The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has 1500 employees, and the Board members determine allocation of resources and hiring of the Superintendent & staff. During his first five years on the School Board (during the Recession), there was no extra money and they had to cut back employees and furlough people. In spite of that, the community has continued to support the local schools to help maintain their high quality. Our two High Schools are among the top in the US, and most of the others are private schools with more resources. Fewer students are enrolling at our elementary levels, due to increasing housing costs for most families with young children, so the High School enrollment is also gradually decreasing, which decreases the amount of state financial support provided.
Larry moved to Palos Verdes 1966 with his parents, and is currently living in the same house. He attended local schools and graduated from UC San Diego, then received a JD and MBA from USC. He practiced law for several years and then took over his father’s food business when he died. He sold that company and start a new one, merged into Rose & Shore in 1996, where he is currently vice president in charge of sales. The company processes meet products, pizzas, airline and school meals, etc.
In addition to his School Board service, he has also been active in coaching with his children in AYSO soccer and Girls Softball League, plus serving on the Rolling Hills Estates Parks and Activities Commission, Planning Commission, and Traffic and Safety Committee.