palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Art Center 2020 Virtual Fall Registration! - 09/28/20 01:18 PM

 
The Palos Verdes Art Center will be scheduling their Fall Term online only due to continuing public health concerns. The Fall Term will begin on September 28,2020, and will run through November 20, 2020. The doors will reopen when they can enforce strict social distancing and sanitizing guidelines, and they have been working diligently to create a safe environment for our return. Registration for the fall classes has begun, and you can find classes and registration information by clicking here.  
When you arrive at the online registration you can see the limited classes that they will be offering online this fall. Some of … (1 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Welcomes New Retail Stores To Peninsula Center! - 09/14/20 02:41 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners are welcoming new stores to Peninsula Center.  One of the businesses that has opened recently in the center is the Halloween store Spirit which is located at 28 Peninsula Center where you will find the best Halloween costumes and Halloween decorations that will have you ready for a spooktacular celebration whether it be on zoom or a drive by Halloween visit.  Spirit Halloween has a wide variety of Halloween décor, animatronics, costumes, and accessories that are perfect for dressing up and enjoying the day.  The whole family can get in on the action and they even offer pet … (2 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Supports Virtual 2020 “The Hills Are Alive” Race - 09/01/20 03:22 PM

Palos Verdes home owners will be supporting our local “The Hills Are Alive” race virtually this year due to COVID 19. The race which benefits the Rolling Hills Estates Pepper Tree Foundation will be celebrating its 39th annual race online. The Pepper Tree Foundation was established in 1982 to promote citizen contributions and donations to enrich the quality of  life in Rolling Hills Estates.  The foundation has provided trees, benches, picnic tables and other items which enhance and preserve the city parks and open spaces.  This year the Pepper Tree Foundation will partner with UCLA Health, and this 39th annual … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Stables Offers Trail Rides On The Peninsula! - 08/20/20 12:05 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners are having to get creative these days looking for fun outdoor opportunities for their children to enjoy. Summer is a great time to try new things, but this summer has added some challenges what we normally enjoy. One great event that you may want to consider for the whole family is a trail ride in Palos Verdes. Whether its going through the canyons or along Palos Verdes Drive North, now is the time to take that ride and enjoy our wonderful summer weather.  You also get a different view of nature sitting on top of a horse … (3 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events August 2020 - 08/04/20 11:46 AM

Special Events: 
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is slowly opening up its trails & hikes for all to enjoy. This is exciting to hear since we have been unable to enjoy all of the great outdoor opportunities the Conservancy has to offer.
The Nature Walk for families will take place at Vicente Bluffs Reserve, on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The nature walk leaders will be giving an overview of the unique nature, wildlife and botanical highlights of the area. Then you set off for a self guided walk from the bluff top at Point Vicente to Oceanfront Estates and observe … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s Film Fest in August! - 08/04/20 11:41 AM

The Palos Verdes Library District has some great opportunities for children and adults. Even though the library is closed for visitors, it offers many fun & interesting things to participate in.  No matter what your age, there is something for all of us here to enjoy.  The Palos Verdes Library District is dedicated to providing online services to the community during the COVID-19 virus.  The wonderful thing about these programs is that many of the digital resources can be accessed 24/7 with your library card.  If you don’t currently have a library card, you can sign up online and it … (2 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Art Center 2020 Online Summer Show! - 07/27/20 01:08 PM

The Palos Verdes Art Center had to change it’s schedule this year like so many other programs. They were not able to finish their Spring Term Classes, and the Summer Classes have been canceled due to the public health concerns. However, they have been able to put together “The Summer Show” which will show submissions from the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists groups.
The Summer Show will take place from July 20, 2020, through August 22, 2020, and images of all exhibition artwork will be online from their gallery on July 20. The virtual exhibition can be viewed by going … (1 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Beaches Make 2020 Honor Roll List Again! - 07/27/20 12:59 PM

Palos Verdes home owners are lucky that we have some of the cleanest beaches in California for our families to enjoy.  Earlier this year, the beaches were closed because of the Coronavirus and it truly effected our local residents. Recently, we have been able to enjoy our beautiful beaches but they will be closed for this weekend.
Every year the beach water is reported through the Heal the Bay reporting system. Once again Heal the Bay has reported that Palos Verdes beaches and coves are in the current top Honor Roll 2019-2020 list for California.  This means that our local waters have received grades of A … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: PALOS VERDES 2020 WHALE WATCHING HAS RESUMED! - 07/07/20 04:36 PM
 
Point Vicente Interpretive Center had to stop its whale counting this year in March because of the corona virus. This famous landmark gives Palos Verdes homes owners a local center where they can go and watch these massive mammals off our coastline.   The season officially started on December 1, 2019, with most of the whales traveling south to Baja.  To see these magnificent creatures, there are several different local options to choose from.  Point Vicente Interpretive Center located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, welcomes visitors to this premier whale watching site for viewing (bring binoculars).  Currently the … (1 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Summer Concerts Cancelled! - 06/01/20 04:39 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners will have to wait another year to enjoy the Palos Verdes Summer Concerts due to the Covid-19 virus.  The summer normally brings blankets, music and fun, however, this summer large crowds will not be happening in our area.
The Malaga Cove concert series which has been going on for years, and normally takes place on eight Wednesday’s following the Fourth of July, has now been cancelled due to social distancing.  The Malaga Cove Business and Professional Association put out a notification that this year it would be unable to continue the series.
Lunada Bay Homeowners Association is cancelling their … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Beaches, Parks & Trails Are Now Open! - 05/26/20 09:06 AM

Palos Verdes homes owners are happy that the beaches, parks & trails, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve are now opening under the guidance from the County of Los Angeles.
Our cities are encouraging residents to participate in recreational outdoor activity in their neighborhoods. When outdoors visiting these areas, please make sure that you are mindful of your social interactions and wear a face covering. All visitors must practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from others not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory at beaches when out of the water, and on trailheads, parking areas, and any … (1 comments)

palos verdes things to do: PALOS VERDES WALKING OPTIONS! - 05/20/20 09:19 AM
Palos Verdes homes owners have been waiting and hoping for the revised “Safer at Home” order that allows them more opportunity to get out and exercise.  Other news media have reported that some areas have already lifted their bans, but we have been waiting for specific news about Palos Verdes.  Good news: the City of Rancho Verdes has partially reopened six neighborhood parks on a trial bases to allow residents to have more walking opportunities.  They are:
Eastview Park (excluding the dog park) – 1700 Westmont Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes Frank A. Vanderlip Park – 6500 Seacove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes … (1 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Art Center 2020 Homes Tour - 03/03/20 08:56 AM
The Palos Verdes Art Center will be presenting its 34th Annual Homes Tour, Celebrate Extraordinary, on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Tour will feature three homes and a breathtaking garden paradise – revel in the beauty of a Mediterranean masterpiece, a whitewater view property with exotic garden and koi ponds, a relaxed yet stylish eclectic sanctuary, and a lush succulent garden showcase as a bonus.
         
Paramount Palos Verdes (above left)- is a grand Italianate estate which showcases incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail.  It has three stories and 11,000 square feet of inviting … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Favorite Palos Verdes Homes –February 18, 2020 - 03/03/20 08:37 AM
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the February 18, 2020, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (17 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 143 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,149,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $1,140,000) to $27,500,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 26 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $385,000 and $2,245,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today:
       
Kevin Pluimer’s (Compass) 4032 Via Largavista, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,423 square foot home for $3,125,000.  This Spanish Revival Valmonte home features … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events March 2020 - 03/02/20 06:20 PM

Special Events: 
Cactus Wren Monitoring Training with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Become a Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Endangered Cactus Wren monitor at a field training on the Alta Vicente Reserve. This training will show you all you need to know to help document this rare and charismatic species that only lives in a few other places then on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  No experience is needed.  This is for ages 16 and up only.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Nature Walk will take place at Linden H. Chandler … (4 comments)

palos verdes things to do: PALOS VERDES 2020 WHALE WATCHING HAS BEGUN! - 02/18/20 01:14 PM
Point Vicente Interpretive Center has started counting whales for the 2019/2020 Whale Watching season.  This famous landmark gives Palos Verdes homes owners a local center where they can go and watch these massive mammals off our coastline.   This season officially started December 1, 2019, and according to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, as of today, there have been 399 gray whales counted going south.  Most of the whales are traveling south to Baja and the concern in the last several months has been that they are swimming in the large container ship paths.
To see these magnificent creatures, there are several different local options … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Enjoy A Tide Pool Hike At Abalone Cove Shoreline Park In 2020! - 02/10/20 01:09 PM

The Palos Verdes tide pools offer an amazing and enjoyable visit no matter how many times you have been there.  I love the magic of seeing all the creatures living in the pools and each visit seems to add something new.  Palos Verdes homes owners are lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful tide pool areas.
On Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., the Los Serenos de Point Vicente docents will be offering a free Tide Pool Hike starting at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park.   This park features two beaches – Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove.  These hikes are a great time to enjoy the outdoors with … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Enjoy Palos Verdes Library District’s February 2020 Free Movies! - 01/27/20 10:04 AM

 
The Palos Verdes Library District has some great free movies that they will be showing during the month of February 2020. Each month they offer a different selection of foreign movies, “latest” releases,  and classic cinema.  Most of the screenings will have some post film discussion which adds an opportunity to socialize with others in the community.  In February, the following movies will be presented:
Classic Movies at Noon, which shows films from the 1930’s through the 1990’s on the first Tuesday of the month, will be screening this month on Monday, February 4, 2020, at noon, CARMEN JONES (1954) in … (0 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Join Tai Chi & Yoga 2020 Winter Classes At South Coast Botanic Gardens! - 01/21/20 10:27 AM

Palos Verdes homes owners can start a healthy new year by joining one of South Coast Botanic Garden’s winter sessions of Tai Chi offered on Saturday’s only, or Yoga classes offered on Tuesday & Saturday mornings in January through February 29, 2020.  Classes will be held at the Koi Pond Patio, giving Palos Verdes residents the opportunity to exercise in a natural setting instead of a studio environment.  You will feel the peace and energy of the Gardens around you.  The pace of these classes are appropriate for most individuals.
Tai Chi in the Garden, will be taught only on Saturdays, beginning … (2 comments)

palos verdes things to do: Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events February 2020 - 01/15/20 11:59 AM

Special Events: 
Nature Walk at Sacred Cove by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.  You can take a scenic walk down the coastal bluff to discover the tide pools below.  This is considered a strenuous walk.  You can park at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.  Cost for parking is $6.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.
Trail Crew Training will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You can join the indoor introductory class to learn more about … (0 comments)

 
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