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We have been patiently and excitedly waiting for our new Trader Joe's in Palos Verdes. It was to be open in early 2010. This feels like early 2010. And yet, when I drive by it doesn't look ready. Last month, I called Trader Joe's headquarters and was told to keep checking their website under "Store Locations". It now has the store listed with hours (9 to 9) and a phone number (310-541-1727) so the opening looks closer than last month. I also checked the Rancho Palos Verdes city website and there was not any new information for the Trader Joe's opening (1 comments)
A week ago 80 endangered Palos Verdes blue butterflies were released into the wild near Friendship Park in San Pedro. The butterflies were bred in captivity as part of an effort to restore them to their natural habitat after narrowly escaping extinction. There were years of preparation to replant the area with Locoweed and Deerweed so that the butterfly larvae would be able to feast after hatching. There are two other areas where the Palos Verdes blue butterfly are being released to restored habitats - Chandler Preserve and a military fuel depot in San Pedro. According to a recent Los (0 comments)
Palos Verdes Top Tuesday Tour Tip - 03/25/10 07:44 PM
There were 25 homes on the March 16, 2010, Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour. We currently have 200 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $745,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $12,800,000 in Rolling hills 90274 (the low in Eastview is $569,950). There are 50 townhomes/condos for sale priced between $225,000 and $815,000. My favorites were:
My own listing at 27927 Ridgecove Court North, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275(above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1.574 square foot townhome for $599,000. This beautiful Ridgegate townhome is a sunny end unit, has a separate den and private patio. (1 comments)
February 2010 statistics for Palos Verdes real estate again indicate a very strong month compared to February 2010 with sold/closed escrows almost triple of that in February 2009 (32 homes in Feb 2010 vs 12 homes in Feb 2009). Pending sales more than doubled (47 homes in Feb 2010 vs 22 homes in Feb 2009). 192 Palos Verdes homes were for sale in February 2010 compared to 311 in February 2009. With these low inventory numbers we are experiencing, demand is staying up. The average sales price in February 2010 was $1,368,000 which is higher than February 2009 at $1,110,000 (0 comments)
Palos Verdes homes owners are in for a special treat as the Cherry Blossoms are blooming at the South Coast Botanic Garden. This is the closest location for us to see the beauty and color of these trees. This yearly event reminds us that Spring is just around the corner. The South Coast Botanic Garden is one of Palos Verdes' best kept secrets. It is never crowded and one is free to roam for hours through 87 acres of beautiful settings. There is plenty of parking in their large paved lot. The Garden is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is (2 comments)
Palos Verdes Tuesday Tour Tips - 03/09/10 03:14 PM
There were 22 homes on the March 2, 2010, Palos Verdes real estate Broker's Tour. I really had to hustle to see 9 homes in the allotted 2 hour period. We currently have 189 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sales ranging in price from $745,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 to $12,800,000 in Rolling Hills 90274 (the low in Eastview is $499,000). There are 44 townhomes/condos for sale priced between $230,000 and $815,000. My favorites were:
Wayne and Heather Chamberlain's (Remax Palos Verdes Realty) 1553 Via Leon, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, (0 comments)
Whale Of A Day 2010 - 03/06/10 12:27 PM
Whale watching is a welcomed event in Palos Verdes and Saturday, March 6, 2010, is our official "Whale Of A Day"at Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to whale watching from the bluff, there were be games, events and "inflatables". Admission to Whale Of A Dayis free and parking/shuttle service will be available at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall on Hawthorne Blvd. The Point Vicente lighthouse will also be open for complimentary tours by the Coast Guard. As of February 22, 2010, 361 whales have (0 comments)
This request comes from the City of Palos Verdes Estates as they try to manage the peacocks in Malaga Cove and the Espinosa Circle area of Lunada Bay. The City traps (and relocates) peafowl that wander out of those area. They also do a headcount twice a year and if there are too many (as there are no natural predators), they relocate some of the peacocks out of the area. The peacocks are beautiful to look at but I have heard stories of peacocks sitting on cars, screeching at all hours and generally being a nuisance in numbers. The City of Palos (2 comments)
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