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By Elaine Murphy Carlson | Broker in Palos Verdes Estates,...
  • Palos Verdes Real Estate Area MLS #172

    Posted Under: General Area in Rancho Palos Verdes, In My Neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes, Property Q&A in Rancho Palos Verdes  |  November 12, 2011 8:01 AM  |  149 views  |  No comments

    Palos Verdes real estate area 172 is known as La Cresta, and is located in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Multiple listing Service Area 172 is bordered by the City of Rolling Hills to the east, Palos Verdes Land Conservancy acreage to the south, Hawthorne Boulevard and Indian Valley to the west and a very jagged border to the north which includes Wallace Ranch and Crestridge.  Click here to continue reading.....

  • Pet Licensing, Vaccinations & Microchip Clinic

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Rancho Palos Verdes, In My Neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes  |  May 24, 2011 4:03 PM  |  150 views  |  No comments

    The County of Los Angeles Animal Care and the Southern California Veterinary Vaccine Clinic will be at our own local Hesse Park, located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275, on Wednesday, May 25th, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,  to help process pet licenses and administer low cost vaccinations. In order to take advantage of this special,  pet owners must be 18 years of age, and all pets must be in carriers or on leashes.  The animals must be healthy and non-pregnant.  You must also bring their pet Certificate of Sterility and rabies vaccination in order to take advantage of the reduced dog license fees. Click here to continue reading..........

  • Visit Founders Park In Rancho Palos Verdes

    Posted Under: General Area in Rancho Palos Verdes, Parks & Recreation in Rancho Palos Verdes, In My Neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes  |  April 1, 2011 8:41 AM  |  188 views  |  No comments

    Sitting on the south side of the Trump National Golf Course Clubhouse, is Founders Park with it’s 5.5  tranquil acres with breath taking ocean views, picnic tables, a gazebo, coastal access and adjacent walking trails. In 2006, it was formally named in honor of the City’s founders who led the effort to incorporate the City of Rancho Palos Verdes more than 30 years ago.Click here to continue reading..

  • 2011 Egg Hunt Eggstavanganza

    Once again the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be sponsoring the Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at the Ladera Linda Community Center.  This is a fun event where children from 1-8 years can join Mr. Rabbit and find themselves a basket of Easter eggs. This event will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The fee is $10 per child and there will be a limited number of participants.  The pre-registration deadline is April 8th and the registration form needs to be mailed in.  This event usually sells out. Remember to bring your Easter basket, and of course your camera because I’m sure there will be lots of photo ops that you won’t want to miss.

     The Ladera Linda Community Center is located on 32201 Forrestal Drive, Rancho Palos  90275.

    For your Egg Hunt Registration Form go to http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv/front-page-news-items/2011-Easter-Egg-Hunt-Registration.pdf.

    Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

  • Deane Dana Friendship Park

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Rancho Palos Verdes, Parks & Recreation in Rancho Palos Verdes, In My Neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes  |  March 28, 2011 4:12 PM  |  199 views  |  No comments


    Deane Dana Friendship Community Regional Park is a 123 acre park located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and is one of the parks enjoyed by owners of Palos Verdes homes.  The park over looks San Pedro and has panoramic view of Catalina Island, the harbors of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and also the San Bernardino Mountain ranges.  This park has many amenities such as a natural history museum, gift shop,  indoor and outdoor classrooms and even live animal displays to educate and entertain in the 4000 square foot Nature Center.  The park is ADA accessible and there are many school field trips here.   Many hiking trails run throughout the park, some with ADA accesibility, taking you through the restored Coastal sage scrub habitat along the hillsides.  There is a sheltered picnic area with barbecues and a playground where you can stop for lunch or hold a special event. Click here to continue reading...

  • See the "Talking Clock"

    When taking a trip to our local shopping mall the Promenade on the Peninsula in Rolling Hills Estates, you can check the time by stopping to visit  the outdoor “Talking Clock“.  It sits at the front of the mall on Silver Spur Road near the steps to Ruby’s and the Ice Chalet.  Seasonal flowers make up the face of this working time piece. 

    The clock plays the National Anthem at noon and tells the time each hour.  This work of art was donated to the city by the Medawar Time Corporation.  Owner Mr. Michel Medawar, who was a watch repairer in Beriut, Lebanon,  came here in 1975 and opened a store in Rancho Palos Verdes.  He wanted to express his appreciation for his adopted country; so he designed and organized the installation of the flower clock on land that was donated by Terry Cole (a local developer).   Actor Danny Thomas actually made the dedication at a formal ceremony in 1987.  The Talking Clock attracts not only children, but adults who stop and enjoy the beautiful flowers. 

  • Spring Impressions at Terranea

    On Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Terranea Resort will be hosting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Art to Grow On, Inc., for Spring Impressions,  a family coastal hike and children’s art workshop.  The children will enjoy a short hike down the discovery trail with fun activities along the path which will show them 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 fun event for children over 3 to enjoy.  There is limited space and reservations are required.  The price is only $25 per family. 

    To RSVP, contact Jill Wittman at Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at (310) 541-7613.  Meet at the Fishing Access parking  lot between the Lighthouse and Terranea Resort  (31300 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275).

    Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

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