Solana Beach resident Debbie Sandler recently continued her efforts to raise awareness for endangered bonobos, co-sponsoring several local events where the public had the opportunity to meet Claudine André, a conservation expert on the species.
Since 1994, André has run Lola ya Bonobo, a sanctuary for orphaned bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photos on this page were taken at a wine tasting reception hosted by the Sandlers on Sept. 26 at Carruth Cellars on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. The evening included a meet and greet with André, and samplings of Carruth’s artisan, boutique wines.
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