palos verdes: Easter Bunny Visits & Egg Hunts In Palos Verdes! - 03/21/14 05:35 PM

The Peninsula Shopping Center will be having their Easter Bunny Visits for Palos Verdes homes owners beginning on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  This will be a great opportunity for children to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and also enjoy special activities that have been planned for them.  This year the Easter Bunny will be at Peninsula Center from March 29 through April 19th - on Fridays & Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m., and Mondays through Thursdays noon to 7:00 p.m.   For more information call (310) 541-2242.  The event will be located near the La … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Spring Break Activities For Palos Verdes Children - 03/03/14 07:25 PM

2014 Spring Break is almost here for Palos Verdes students and here are some ideas for Palos Verdes homes owners to keep their children entertained during the week.
AYSO Spring Soccer Camps are offering a session from March 24th to March 28, 2014, at Highridge Park.  Children from 4 to 16 years of age can spend the mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. learning or improving their soccer skills.  The cost of the camps for children from 6-16 is $120 per week.  For children whose ages are 4-5 the price is only $75 per week, and there are two time options - 9:00 … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Opportunities In February - 01/17/14 07:12 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has a very busy calendar during the month of February.  In addition to offering hikes and other fun activities, they are looking for volunteers to assist in keeping our hillsides abundant with plants (which provide food and shelter for the wildlife).  The month of February is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to identify volunteer opportunities in their area.  Listed below you will find many opportunities for all ages to become more involved in volunteering here on the Peninsula.
Volunteering Events: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Trail Crew Introductory Class will be held on Saturday, … (1 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Homes Sales December 2013 - 01/16/14 06:45 PM

Palos Verdes real estate statistics for December 2013 show an decrease in sales compared to November.  46 Palos Verdes houses sold in December which decreased from the 56 homes sold in November and the 60 homes that sold in December 2012.  There were 40 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in December compared to 43 in November.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in December decreased to 94 homes from the 129 homes in November.
Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in December increased to $1,591,000 from $1,456,000 in November and an increase from … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church Presents Sunday Concerts! - 06/03/13 07:16 PM


This year the Neighbhorhood Church will be hosting it's Summer Sunday Sounds on June 23, July 21 and August 18, 2013.  This is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to sit on the seaside terrace of this beautiful church and enjoy their picnics at 6:00 p.m.  The concerts actually begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and are presented free of charge.
On June 23rd, the guest performer will be Chelsea Williams, who has performed in many locations and on commercials.   She has a new album called "Billionaire" in case you want to hear her great … (1 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Beach Report Card For 2013 - 05/31/13 07:03 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners have one more thing to enjoy here on the Peninsula.  Yesterday, Heal the Bay reported Palos Verdes beaches and coves are in the 2012-2013 top list for California.  This means that our local waters have received grades of A & A+ throughout the year. They assign grades to more than 600 sites along the West Coast for summer dry-weather water quality and to more than 300 locations that are on year round monitoring. Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean.  They use science, education, … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes School District Fundraiser! - 05/06/13 06:34 PM

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., the Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) will be holding its annual "Maint Event" fundraiser to assist in reaching their funding goal of $3,000,000 for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  This year's event "Flamenco del Mar" will be held at Terranea Resort to benefit all Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District children and offers Palos Verdes homes owners an enjoyable night out on the town.  This fun-filled evening offers a silent auction, wine, live auctions, dining and dancing to the sounds of L'Amour.  The cost is $250 per person.  To read more … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Spring Impressions At Terranea Resort In Palos Verdes - 04/29/13 05:04 PM

Terranea Resort will be hosting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Art to Grow On's " Spring Impressions"  on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  This is a fun morning which will start off with a short hike down the discovery trail with children's activities along the path which will show how to observe patterns of color and the different textures that are seen in nature.  Then the young artists will take their new skills and transfer all their new impressions into their own masterpieces.  This is a great event for families with children over 3 years of age to … (0 comments)

palos verdes: This Is National Parks Week! - 04/25/13 06:16 PM

Did you know that this is National Parks Week?  There are 401 National Parks in America, and they include seashores, battlefields, historic homes, archeological sites and spectacular natural areas.  There is at least one national park in every state. 99% of counties in America have recreational facilities such as playgrounds and trails which are funded by the National Park Services Land & Water Conservation Fund.
Here on the Peninsula, Palos Verdes homes owners are surrounded by a large number of parks. We have both Staffed Parks and Drop-In Parks located throughout the area. Our larger Staffed Parks include, Abalone Cove Shoreline … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Favorite Palos Verdes Homes On Tour 4/16/2013 - 04/23/13 05:14 PM
There were 22 homes on the April 16, 2013 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have 116 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $899,000 in Rolling Hills Estates 90274 to $15,900,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (the low in Eastview is $715,000).  Currently there are only 12 Palos Verdes houses listed for sale under $1,000,000!  There are 38 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $239,500 and $2,695,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

Kitty Edler and Darin DeRenzis' (Peninsula Sotheby's Int'l Realty) 3000 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series - 04/22/13 06:47 PM

After searching for a new lecture staff member, Lianne LaReine has thankfully stepped up and taken over the Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series.  These lectures take place at Hesse Park, located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Palos Verdes homes owners can learn about interesting and varying topics at these lectures.  It’s also a good opportunity to meet and socialize with other local residents.
April 24, 2013 - Greg Levonian who teaches English at Marymount College, will be discussing "Oz and Ends; Wisdom from the Emerald City" which is his first book. The … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Hike - Western Bluff - 04/19/13 06:23 PM

On Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., enjoy the outdoors and walk the "Western Bluff" trail at Trump National Golf Club.  Here you can enjoy not only the coastline view, but also the many wildflowers in bloom. Palos Verdes homes owners who have taken this hike before are still amazed at how each visit to the area seems to be a new adventure.  The hike is led by the docents from Los Serenos de Point Vicente, who will point out the endangered gnatchers and the coast sage scrub habitats. This is a fun and easy walk and everyone is welcome for … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Homes Sales March 2013 - 04/17/13 05:48 PM

Palos Verdes real estate statistics for March 2013 are exciting!  68 Palos Verdes houses sold in March which is an increase from the 51 homes that sold last March 2012 and an increase from the 45 homes that sold in February.  There were 76 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in March compared to 56 in February.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in March is exactly the same as February - 106 homes.  Our inventory of homes for sale has been very low for the last four months.  As you can see by the chart above, … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Favorite Palos Verdes Homes On Tour 4/9/2013 - 04/16/13 07:58 PM
There were 19 homes on the April 9, 2013 Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour.  We currently have 114 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $799,000 in Rolling Hills Estates 90274 to $15,900,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (the low in Eastview is $715,000).  There are 36 Palos Verdes townhomes for sale priced between $239,500 and $2,695,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
 
Jim Van Zanten and George Rosenkranz's (South Bay Brokers) 1409 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,273 square foot home for $2,225,000.  This … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Document Shredding & Hazardous Waste - 04/15/13 06:09 PM

Document shredding and e-waste disposal are important for Palos Verdes homes owners.  This gives us a chance to rid ourselves of all the articles we have been saving throughout the year that cannot be picked up at regular trash collections.  We have two different opportunities and locations for our residents to take advantage of these offerings in April and May.
Rancho Palos Verdes residents will have the opportunity on Saturday, April 20, 2013, to have their documents shredded by EDCO and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.  They are sponsoring this free document paper shredding from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Earth Day Celebration - 04/10/13 06:07 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013, and Palos Verdes homes owners will have the opportunity to join in this special day at our own White Point Nature Preserve.  We have been celebrating Earth Day in this country since 1970.  According to the City of Palos Verdes Estates April 2012  newsletter, “The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act.”
This fun day has activities for the whole family to enjoy.  From 9:00 a.m. … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Easter Egg Hunts - 03/22/13 06:51 PM

The Peninsula Shopping Center will be having their Easter Egg Hunt for Palos Verdes homes owners on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  There will be approx 1,000 plastic eggs hidden throughout the shopping center.  Every egg contains a prize of some sort.  Some of the prizes are gift certificates, stuffed animals, toys, etc.  This is also a great time to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  Children must be under the age of 12, and sign up for this free event is at the registration table near Baskin Robbins on the day of … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Summer School Registration Begins Soon! - 03/18/13 07:12 PM

We have just started to enjoy daylight savings time and Spring isn't even here yet, but summer school sign ups are fast approaching.  The Palos Verdes Unified School District has posted the calendar for this years summer programs and, if history repeats itself, they will fill up fast.
Registration for elementary students for summer school will begin on April 8, 2013.  The classes will be held this year at Silver Spur, Dapplegray, Mira Catalina and Vista Grande.  The school hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and classes run from June 17 through July 12, 2013.
Registration for intermediate students … (1 comments)

palos verdes: Palos Verdes Art Center Re-Opens - 03/14/13 07:04 PM

After months of renovation, the Palos Verdes Art Center will be celebrating its Unveiling Of The New Palos Verdes Art Center this Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  This gala event will begin with a cocktail reception and a Plein Air Exhibition.  Afterward, there will be dinner and dancing under the stars.  During the evening there will be an exclusive silent auction of "Petite Muse" a 1/3 scale version of the Palos Verdes Art Center's new iconic sculpture, Muse, by Heath Sator.  During the evening there will be a glass blowing demonstration and an opportunity to meet … (0 comments)

palos verdes: Norris Theatre Presents "Rhythm vs Romance" As A Community Variety Show - 03/13/13 06:16 PM

The Norris Center For The Perming Arts, will present its 27th annual community variety benefit show called “Rhythm vs Romance."  This year's production will be staged as though it was an entertaining "seminar" on musical education.  The "Professor" Victor Anythong will explore "Rhythm vs Romance" in hopes of discovering which type of music is superior.  Act II, the support group for the theatre, will feature top local talent from young children to seniors.  There will be over 100 singers and dancers performing at the show.  All of the money raised will go for outreach projects of the Norris Center For The … (0 comments)

 
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