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In Our Community

      Community Events

Salute to Business, Palos Verdes Peninsula - November 16, 2023

Congratulations to 2023’s PVP Chamber Citizen of the Year-Malaga Bank’s own, Julia Parton.  Julia’s contributions to the peninsula’s many services and programs were honored at the Salute to Business event.

Julia Parton is the third Malaga Bank employee to receive the Citizen of the Year Honor.  This is a true testament of the bank’s strong community culture and involvement. There is no denying Malaga Bank is truly the “community’s bank!”

6 women attending Palos Verdes Chamber salute to business event

Cancer Awareness Week benefitting Cancer Support Community South Bay – November 3, 2023

It was our pleasure to present a check to Cancer Support Community South Bay with the donations from Malaga Bank’s 2023 Cancer Awareness Week fundraiser.  Sacha Ohara, SVP Retail Banking Manager presented CSCSB’s Executive Director, Jillian Van Leuven and Development Director, Jackie Suiter with Malaga Bank’s Cancer Awareness Week donation of $6,714.00! Thank you again to our customers and employees for their generosity and commitment to making a difference.

3 women accepting a donation check and people wearing pink clothes

people wearing pink clothes in honor of cancer awareness week and decorations

Food Collection Drive - November 1, 2023

Generosity was the message this year.  Thank you to the customers and staff who donated towards the holiday food drive. A large collection of groceries was collected to make meals for those in need this holiday season benefiting families serviced by The Volunteer Center in Torrance, St. Paul’s Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Methodist Church, and Toberman Neighborhood Center and Harbor Interfaith Services in San Pedro. 

people holding items of food for the food drive

people holding items of food for the food drive

Celebrate Wellness, Cancer Support Community South Bay - October 22, 2023

Malaga Bank was proud to be a Champagne level sponsor for CSCSB’s annual fundraiser, Celebrate Wellness.  Attending the event are Tara Nierhausen, Executive Director of Community’s Child, and SVP, Sacha Ohara.

2 women, Sacha Ohara and Tara Nierhausen, smiling at an afternoon fundraiser

Pastoral Garden Dinner, Palos Verdes Peninsula - October 15, 2023

Malaga Bank was proud to be a Tide Pool level sponsor for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Pastoral Garden to Table Dining Experience.    Left to right is PVP Chamber of Commerce’s President Eileen Hupp, Virgina Butler, Kristin Curren, Stephanie Cartozian, and FVP, Julia Parton and AVP, Andrea Lastimosa.

6 women dressed in summer garden attire

Lunada Bay Harvest Festival, Lunada Bay – October 15, 2023

Supporting the community through outdoor events is one of our favorite activities.  SVP, Sacha Ohara and FVP, Julia Parton enjoyed the October afternoon talking to families and local businesses. 

sacha and julia standing in malaga bank's harvest booth

Sharefest, San Pedro - October 14, 2023

We’re proud to sponsor Sharefest’s 20th anniversary fundraising gala benefiting students in the South Bay area facing significant barriers to their education.   Attending the festive event are SVP, Sacha Ohara, AVP, Andrea Lastimosa, and PBIII, Emily Gamero.

Sacha, Andrea, and Emily attending the Sharefest gala

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Grunion Gala, San Pedro - October 7, 2023

We’re proud supporters of the annual Grunion Gala benefiting the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. It's wonderful to see the local support for nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to protecting and preserving our marine life and our coastlines.

guests of Malaga Bank attending Grunion Gala event

Toast on the Coast, Peninsula Education Foundation – October 1, 2023

Congratulations to PEF and their Toast on the Coast fundraising event! Setting the brisk weather aside, everyone had a great time including Malaga Bank’s FVP, Julia Parton and AVP, Andrea Lastimosa with one of our favorite clients, Jim York, sampling his award-winning Catalina View wines.

3 people talking and drinking wine

Heal the Bay- Costal Cleanup, Torrance - September 23, 2023

We love our local beaches. Protecting the ocean from pollution and engaging the next generation are some of Malaga Bank’s passions.  When the California Coastal Cleanup comes around this time of year, we always have volunteers who want to make a difference. Thank you to Sacha O, Nina B, Erika S, Maureen B, and Julia P along with family members for their dedication and time as we joined the Mayor and several other citizens of Torrance and their efforts to clean Torrance Beach.

many people cleaning Torrance beach

Rancho Palos Verdes 50th Anniversary Celebration - September 9, 2023

Malaga Bank was proud to sponsor and to be a part of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Attending the festive celebration left to right is Richard Rosas, Julia Parton Rosas, Tom Redfield, Stephanie Cartozian, Merlin and Katie David.

6 people talking and celebrating

Congratulations for 15 years of service - August 1, 2023

Malaga Bank is proud to recognize Senior Vice President Retail Banking Manager, Sacha Ohara, for 15 years of service. Sacha started her career with Malaga as a Training Coordinator and worked in various capacities, most currently as the SVP Retail Banking Manager for our Skypark branch.

photo of Sacha Ohara

Doors Open Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates - June 17, 2023

The Palos Verdes Library District created a perfect day to celebrate Palos Verdes Peninsula’s 100 year anniversary at the original site of the 1923 real estate rally.  Visiting Malaga’s booth was PVP Chamber of Commerce’s President, Eileen Hupp, with Julia Parton, and Sacha Ohara.   Also pictured with Helen Stoddart, is Ruth, the lucky winner of our Summer Basket raffle held at the event.

Eileen Hupp, Julia Parton and Sacha Ohara enjoying the Doors Open Peninsula event and Helen Stoddardt giving the Summer Basket to the raffle prize winner

Grand Vision Foundation, Gathering for the Grand, San Pedro - June 10, 2023

Malaga Bank was proud to be a Major sponsor for The Grand Vision Foundation’s Gathering for the Grand event.  Proceeds from this popular sold-out fundraising event will provide music education to schools in the LA Harbor area and beyond.  Attending the event are Julia Parton and Sacha Ohara.

2 women standing in front of Malaga Bank's Gold Sponsor signage

Palos Verdes Street Fair, Palos Verdes Estates - June 10, 2023

Malaga Bank was proud to be a performance sponsor at the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair and Music Festival.  Announcing the performance of Andy & Renee and Hard Rain is SVP Retail Banking Mgr. Sacha Ohara and FVP Business Development Mgr. Julia Parton.

2 women and andy and renee band

Torrance Chamber Installation and Impact Awards, Torrance - June 6, 2023

We congratulate Ana Straser, VP Retail Banking Manager in Torrance, as this year’s recipient of the Young Business Executive award by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce for her work with the Young Professionals Group.

ana straser accepting an award

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, Palos Verdes Estates – June 5, 2023

Malaga Bank is a proud supporter of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department Team. Cheering on the torch runners are Malaga’s staff FVP Business Development Mgr. Julia Parton, FVP Group Retail Banking Mgr. Kristina Keys, local realtor Virginia Butler, and VP Retail Banking Mgr. Helen Stoddart.

malaga staff and local residents watching the olympic torch carried by law enforcement

malaga staff and local residents watching the olympic torch carried by law enforcement

Congratulations for 10 years of service - May 28, 2023

Malaga Bank is proud to recognize Retail Operations Specialist, Diana Gramaje, for 10 years of service.  Diana started with the bank as an Assistant Branch Mgr. and over the years has worked as the Assistant Branch Mgr. in our Torrance, Rolling Hills, and Skypark locations. 

Kristina Keys and Diana Gramaje celebrating a10 year anniversary

San Pedro Relay for Life, San Pedro - May 20, 2023

We’re proud to sponsor the San Pedro Relay for Life.  Malaga Bank’s Credit Review Coordinator, Mary McLachlan, with VP Loan Servicing Mgr., Nina Brister, and additional bank staff pledge their commitment to this cause with heartfelt support.

2 women participating in the San Pedro Relay for Life event

Torrance Armed Forces Day/5K for Freedom, Torrance - May 20, 2023

As a proud sponsor, several of our staff participated in this celebrated local run.

Malaga staff men and woman running a 5k race

San Pedro Branch Anniversary and Mixer, San Pedro – May 18, 2023

Our San Pedro branch celebrated its 15th anniversary with a well attended mixer by the community and local businesses. In attendance were community leaders Elise Swanson, San Pedro Chamber President & CEO, Jennifer Zivkovic LaMarque representing LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office, and Councilman Tim McOsker’s District Director, Erika Velazquez, presenting to Malaga’s President & CEO, Randy Bowers, certificates of recognition.

San Pedro business members attending Malaga Bank's mixer event

San Pedro business members attending Malaga Bank's mixer event

Congratulations for 25 years of service - April 16, 2023

Malaga Bank is proud to recognize Senior Vice President-Income Property Lending, Mark Bustamante, for 25 years of service. Congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone, it’s an honor to have you on our team.

Mark Bustamante photo

Teen Annex Grand Opening, Palos Verdes Library – April 6, 2023

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the Peninsula Friends of the Library’s new Teen Annex giving students a safe space to grow, learn, and reach their full potential.  Attending is VP Retail Banking Mgr., Helen Stoddart, PV Library District Director- Jennifer Addington, and AVP Retail Bank Mgr., Andrea Lastimosa.

3 women attending the Palos Verdes Teen Annex Grand Opening

Read Across America, Rancho Palos Verdes - March 2, 2023

We’re proud to support our local schools.   Reading to a class of kindergartners makes for a fun morning for Julia Parton reading “Maybe” by Kobi Yamada at the Cornerstone Elementary School during Read Across America week.

woman reading to school children for Read Across America Day

PVPAR Installation, Rolling Hills Estates - January 23, 2023

Malaga Bank was a proud sponsor of the PVP Association of Realtors Installation Gala celebrating the new PVPAR President, Seb Ebrahimi, the 2023 Board of Directors, and honoring the 2022 leadership team.  Shown with Mr. Ebrahimi are AVP Retail Banking Mgr. Andrea Lastimosa, and FVP Business Development Mgr. Julia Parton. (left to right)

Malaga Bank celebrating new PVPAR President Seb Ebrahimi

Partnerships

Community Partnership

Partnerships matter at Malaga Bank.  The trust and confidence of our customers has enabled us to prosper as the community bank of the South Bay for over thirty years. In turn, we continually look for opportunities to strengthen the communities where we work and live.  Our long-term investment in the community has made giving back a key component of Malaga Bank’s culture. Our employees and senior management alike are using their passions to make a difference through their involvement in a diverse range of local organizations.   

Our staff has volunteered over 1,000 hours of their time to local organizations in which they believe.  Listed is a sample of organizations we’ve worked with in the community.