palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Schools Update 2014 - 09/10/14 05:55 PM
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Update 2014  

The new school year has begun and Palos Verdes home owners have changes in their Palos Verdes Schools.  Even though controversial, the Common Core State Standards are going forward beginning with this school year.  We also have a new Superintendent for Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District - Dr. Don Auston, who was the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  The School Board unanimously approved a four year contract for Dr. Austin at the August 6, 2014, meeting, concluding that he had the right … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: New Businesses At Promenade On The Peninsula - 09/08/14 08:47 PM
New Businesses At Promenade On The Peninsula  

Palos Verdes homes owners are happy to see new businesses moving into our community.  Jujuya by Mako which opened in February is a new Izakaya style-dining restaurant serving Euro-Asian tapas that has received good reviews.  El Pollo Inka will be opening this Winter, moving into the old Marmelade Cafe site.  This Peruvian style restaurant is owned by the Jaime family and they have six other restaurants in the South Bay.  Good Stuff Restaurant which has been operating for over 35 years, will be opening their fifth restaurant here.  They are known for their affordable, healthy … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance 2014 - 08/21/14 06:11 PM
Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance 2014
Automotive Innovation will be the theme for the 22nd Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance.  The event will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Trump National Golf Club on the Palos Verdes bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where you can walk among the pristine Concours quality autos that defined Innovation in their age.  The featured classics include Cord and Tucker, and others such as Duesenberg, Microcars, Morgans & Volkswagons.  The Concours will also recognize the 50 Anniversary of both the Porsche 911 and Ford Mustang. Other Classes will showcase post-war American and European … (2 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance Pleasure Road Rallye 2014 - 08/20/14 04:36 PM
Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance Pleasure Road Rallye
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Palos Verdes Concours D’Elegance Pleasure Road Rallye will be featuring some of the "nooks and crannies" of the Peninsula that most of us have never explored.
Gather your friends and navigators and join in - beginning with lunch and registration at the Rolling Hills Country Club from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  At 1:00 p.m. the actual “Pleasure Road Rallye” will begin and will take advantage of the beautiful ocean views which surrounds the Peninsula.  During the 2 hour drive there will be a few brain teasers, and some interesting … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Presents The Beauty Of Nature Film Series - 08/15/14 05:43 PM
 Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Presents The Beauty of Nature Film Series    Palos Verdes home owners have the opportunity to view The Beauty of Nature film series sponsored by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  The films that are being shown are:
Rivers and Tides will be showing on August 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Art Center.  This is a documentary from Thomas Riedeisheimer shadowing renowned sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy, as he creates works of art with ice, driftwood, leaves, stone, dirt and snow in open fields, beaches, rivers, creeks and forests. With each one of his creations, he … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes 57th Annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show - 08/14/14 04:30 PM
Palos Verdes 57th Annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show
Palos Verdes homes owners have an opportunity to support the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show held at Ernie Howlett Park, beginning on Friday, September 5, through Sunday, September 7, 2014.   This is the 57th year that this A-rated event offers three full days of a wide variety of special equestrian events.  Activities will be scheduled in both riding rings including the prestigious Pacific Coast Horse Association Horsemanship Medal Finals for riders 14 and under and the PCHA Victor Hugo Vidal Adult Horsemanship Class for riders 35 and over.  In addition, the $10,000 Barby Hartwig … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Peninsula Welcomes Tall Ships Festival LA - 08/08/14 03:51 PM
Palos Verdes Peninsula Welcomes Tall Ships Festival LA
Palos Verdes homes owners are excited to have the tall ships return to our coastline for a five day Festival Wednesday, August 20, through Sunday, August 24, 2014. This will be a parade like no other with more than a dozen ships slated to participate from the 18 century privateer replica the Spirit of Dana Point, to the Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, a pair of 110 foot wooden brigantines anointed the "Official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles."  There will also be schooners, yachts, brigantines, fire boats and … (4 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Homes Owners Visit Family History Centers - 08/06/14 06:07 PM
Palos Verdes Homes Owners Visit Family History Centers

More and more Palos Verdes homes owners are interested in their family history.  The internet has given us the ability to learn about our ancestors and Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States.  Internet accessibility seems to be luring us into the past whether it be to learn about extended families, or who lived in my house before me, or just when did my family arrive in this country.
The Family History Center located at the Palos Verdes Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Library Presents CoderDojo (Computer Coding) - 08/04/14 07:00 PM
Palos Verdes Library Presents Coderdojo
The Palos Verdes Library District will present CoderDojo to its members starting on August 30, 2014, at the Peninsula Center Library.  They will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the computer training room on the 2nd floor.  CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, open source and nonprofit global movement that teaches children how to code, make games, develop web sites and create mobile applications.  Currently, 432 dojos operate in 45 different countries.  This is a fun and interactive social environment where people can share their programs, … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Summer Impressions Workshop at Terranea Resort - 08/01/14 06:16 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Art to Grow On, Inc, will be presenting "Summer Impressions" on Saturday, August 30, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Terranea Resort.  The outing begins with a family coastal hike down the discovery trail with fun activities along the path which help one observe patterns of color and the different textures that are seen in nature.  While walking you will be looking for butterflies which make up the "Butterfly Buddies'  theme for the summer project.  Then, the young artists will take their new skills and transfer all their new impressions into their own masterpieces.  This … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Visit Point Fermin Lighthouse While Summer Flowers Are In Bloom - 07/30/14 06:18 PM
Visit Point Fermin Lighthouse While Summer Flowers Are In Bloom

Summer is here and flowers are in bloom at the Point Fermin Lighthouse Historic Site and Museum.  This is a great time to view one of Palos Verdes Peninsula’s interesting architectural structures located in San Pedro.  Built in 1874, the Point Fermin Lighthouse was the first navigational source of light in the San Pedro Bay.  It is considered to be one of the oldest lighthouses on the West Coast.  Phineas Banning had petitioned the Federal Government along with several businessmen in 1854 to place a lighthouse on the Point.  After 20 … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Coffee & Cars Schedule - 07/28/14 04:50 PM
Palos Verdes Coffee & Cars Schedule
On the first Saturday of every month, the Peninsula Seniors sponsor Coffee & Cars at the Peninsula Shopping Center.  Since summer is here, it is only appropriate that the theme this next month should be All Convertibles – Tops Down.  On August 2, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you will find these classic cars parked in the center section of the Peninsula Shopping Center with their tops down.  So grab yourself a cup of coffee at our local Starbucks and join with other Palos Verdes homes owners to meet and socialize with Peninsula Senior members, their … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes South Coast Botanic Garden "Family Fun Day" - 07/24/14 05:45 PM
Palos Verdes South Coast Botanic Garden "Family Fun Day"
Palos Verdes South Coast Botanic Garden "Family Fun Day" will be the first of its kind and will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  This event will take place in the Upper Event Meadow and should be a great time for families to treat their children to a day of family fun.  There will be musical performances by Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, and local artist Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band.
In addition to the music, there will … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Estates Joins National Night Out - 07/21/14 05:50 PM
Palos Verdes Estates Joins National Night Out  

Palos Verdes Estates residents are encouraged to participate in the National Night Out program, which is American's Night Out Against Crime.  This event is held in all 50 states and every U.S. military base.  In Palos Verdes Estates, the event will be held in neighborhoods around the city on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In Palos Verdes Estates, block parties are hosted at homes throughout the city, where neighbors can get to know one another and participate in group activities.  Some of the block parties include cookouts, ice cream socials … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: The Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run & 5K Walk - 07/18/14 06:28 PM
The Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run & 5K Walk
Palos Verdes homes owners are invited to come out and support our local "The Hills Are Alive Race" which benefits Rolling Hills Estates' Pepper Tree Foundation. This Foundation was established in 1982 to promote citizen contributions and donations to enrich the quality of  life in Rolling Hills Estates.  The foundation has been helpful in providing the trees, benches, picnic tables and other items which help to enhance and preserve the city parks and open spaces.  This will be the 33rd annual race and takes place on Saturday, August 9, 2014, starting … (2 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Golf, Tennis, Beach & Athletic Clubs - 07/16/14 05:39 PM
Palos Verdes Golf, Tennis, Beach & Athletic Clubs
Palos Verdes home owners have a variety of recreational facilities in their midst.  Summer is a great time to look at the different facilities and try them out.  Below is a list of these Palos Verdes Estates clubs:
Palos Verdes Tennis Club is located at 3303 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, and membership applications are available at the club or online at www.pvtennisclub.com.  This facility has 12 courts (10 of which are lighted), a clubhouse, locker room and a pro-shop.  Some of the different programs offered are certified teaching pros for group … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: South Coast Botanic Gardens Offers Yoga in the Garden - 07/11/14 07:34 PM
South Coast Botanic Gardens Offer Yoga in the Garden

South Coast Botanic Gardens offer Yoga in the Garden summer series Saturday mornings in July( beginning the 12th) and August.  Classes will be held at the Garden grounds and will be taught by instructor Nicole Fagone with Hummingbird Yoga. Palos Verdes homes owners have this wonderful opportunity to exercise in a natural setting instead of a studio environment and you will feel the peace and energy of the gardens around you.  The  pace and difficultly of these classes are appropriate for most individuals.
Yoga in the Garden will take place from 9:00 a.m. to … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Estates Celebrates 75 Years With "An Afternoon in the Plaza" - 07/09/14 06:25 PM
Palos Verdes Estates Celebrates 75 Years With "An Afternoon in the Plaza"

Palos Verdes Estates celebrates its 75th city anniversary with "An Afternoon in the Plaza" at Malaga Cove Plaza.  This has been an exciting year for Palos Verdes homes owners to join with their neighbors in recognizing our great community.  From afternoon teas to holiday celebrations, residents are coming together to enjoying the local spirit.
On July 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Malaga Cove Plaza will be filled with guests enjoying great food, good music and beer and wine tasting. There is great participation from the area's … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Enjoy Live Shakespeare By The Sea! - 07/07/14 07:02 PM
Enjoy Live Shakespeare By The Sea!
This is another wonderful opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to relax and enjoy outdoor entertainment here on our beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.  This is the 17th year of Shakespeare By The Sea performances, and they will be doing three shows right here in Palos Verdes.
On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., Green  Hills Memorial Park will be presenting ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the flat grassy area.  This is the first time the Park has held this show.  Admission to the show is free, so remember to come early to enjoy your picnic dinner, and you are encouraged … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Afternoon Tea At Trump 2014 - 07/03/14 08:01 PM
Afternoon Tea At Trump 2014
It has been several years since I enjoyed Afternoon Tea at Trump National which is the only place you can experience afternoon tea in the Palos Verdes/South Bay area.  They serve Naja Tea which has unique and flavorful blends of teas and is one of my favorite teas.  I ordered their delicious "Mix & Mingle" tea which is a blend of black tea, rooibos tea, toasted coconut, chocolate and vanilla.
The setting is hard to beat at Trump National with its beautiful views of the ocean, Catalina island and the golf course.  Our favorite sandwich … (0 comments)

 
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