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In Our Community

      Community Events

San Pedro Relay for Life – May 18, 2024

We’re proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the annual San Pedro Relay for Life.  Malaga Bank’s Credit Review Coordinator, Mary McLachlan, with VP Retail Branch Mgr., Andrea Lastimosa, and additional bank staff pledged their time and commitment to this cause with heartfelt support.

women sitting on a purple Relay for Life chair two women

Torrance Freedom 5K Run/Walk – May 18, 2024

Malaga Bank was honored to sponsor and participate in last week’s Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom Run/Walk.  Participating in the fun, our Mighty Malagans ran through the neighborhood streets of Torrance for this celebrated event.

two women running a 5k race Malaga staff attending the 5k race

Grand Vision Foundation - May 11, 2024

Grand Vision Foundation’s annual Gathering For The Grand Gala was another wonderful success!  Proceeds from this popular sold-out fundraising event will provide music education to schools in the LA Harbor area and beyond. This year’s Gidget’s Glamorous Beach Party had everyone in a California surfing fever.

three women in front of surfboards a group of women at a fundraiser

Palos Verdes Estates Chamber of Commerce 1st Business Expo – April 22, 2024

Malaga Bank was proud to be the sponsor for the wine and food presented at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s 1st Annual Business Locale Expo. A fun, get to know your local businesses, community event. We’re looking forward to next year’s gathering.

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The Volunteer Center Food Drive - March 29, 2024

Thank you to the customers and staff who donated towards the Volunteer Center’s food drive. More than 20 boxes and 30 bags of food were collected for their Food for Kids program to support students and their families with food insecurity.

3 women standing in front of food donation drive

South Bay Rotarians - March 26, 2024

Thank you to the South Bay businesswomen in the Rotary. These women have provided time and commitment to causes such as education, maternal and child health, and growing local communities.

“For a long time, women didn’t know that they could step up and do this. Rotary is there to help the community,” said Julia Parton Rosas, the president of the Rotary club of Palos Verdes Peninsula and a second-generation Rotarian. “Whatever that help looks like, we just want to help.”

South Bay Rotary Club presidents pictured from left, Julia Parton, PV Peninsula, Lisa Hemmat, Manhattan Beach, Gilda Dyckman, El Segundo, and Leeann Robinson, Redondo Beach.

women sitting on a purple Relay for Life chair

Palos Verdes Little League Opening Day, Palos Verdes Estates – February 24, 2024

Malaga Bank is proud to support the PVP Girls Softball League’s 2024 Season! PVP Girls Softball League President, Andy Tamilin, and Malaga’s FVP Business Development Manager, Julia Parton, were on the field opening day, enjoying the festivities and the traditional parade of teams.

man and woman standing

Palos Verdes Rotary Educator of the Year, Palos Verdes Estates – February 8, 2024

Malaga Bank is proud to honor the outstanding educators in Palos Verdes. Congratulations to the nine teachers honored at the Annual Educator of the Year event hosted by the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula. Attending the event were Co-Chairs Joan Behrens and David Rowe with Rotary Club President and Malaga Bank’s FVP, Business Development Manager, Julia Parton, a PV Rotarian.

2 women and 1 man standing

Toys for the Troops' Kids Jolly Jamboree, Fort MacArthur – December 16, 2023

Malaga Bank was proud to be a part of the magic at the Los Angeles Air Force Jolly Jamboree. The event gave local military families a chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and receive donated toys.  Andrea Lastimosa, VP Retail Branch Manager at San Pedro, and Sacha Ohara, SVP Retail Branch Manager at Torrance Skypark, were so excited to be a part of the celebration.

2 women standing near donated toys

Toy Drive for Toys for the Troops' Kids – December 15, 2023

Thank you to the customers and staff who donated unwrapped toys to our Toys for the Troops’ Kids toy drive. We believe giving back is part of the holiday spirit and we’re proud to support the Kiwanis Club of Torrance’s toy drive once again. Children with parents actively serving in the armed forces were recipients of the generous donations.

people holding donated toys

San Pedro Rotary, San Pedro – December 14, 2023

Congratulations to Andrea Lastimosa on her admission to the San Pedro Rotary Club.

a man and 3 women standing and showing a certificate

Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade, Downtown San Pedro – December 3, 2023

Families, little leagues, scouts, high school bands, and equestrian riders were out in force to participate in this year’s annual parade. Celebrating their community were Malaga Bank’s San Pedro Branch Manager, Andrea Lastimosa, and members of the San Pedro Chamber.

woman waving and group of San Pedro Chamber members watching the parade

Parade of Lights, Rolling Hills Estates – December 2, 2023

At the Parade’s meet and greet mixer, Julia Parton was recognized as the Palos Verdes Citizen of the Year and the parade’s Community Grand Marshal, and everyone in attendance welcomed this year’s parade Grand Marshal, pro surfer Alex Gray, a Peninsula native.

men and women attending the Rolling Hills Estates Parade of Lights event

Annual Day of Thanks, Wilmington – November 30, 2023

We believe in the power of community and we’re committed to going beyond banking to make a positive impact where it matters most, right here in our local community.  Malaga Bank was proud to be a Partner Sponsor for Harbor Connects Annual Day of Thanks recognizing Frontline Service Providers and First Responders for all they do for our community.

4 men and women attending Annual Day of Thanks event

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.

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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


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.