Palos Verdes High Schools’ 2019 Booster Club Fundraisers

Palos Verdes High Schools’ 2019 Booster Club Fundraisers

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Both Palos Verdes high schools will be sponsoring their annual 2019 Booster Club’s fundraisers during the month of March.

Palos Verdes High School will be sponsoring their 2019 Booster Club’s CATCH THE WAVE fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The theme is “Madri Gras” and will feature an amazing night of food, dancing, silent auction, and live auction.  Get a group of friends and plan an evening of fun on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for $150.00 per person.  This year’s event will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets go to http://pvboosterclub.com.

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School will be sponsoring this year’s annual Booster Club BLACK AND GOLD AFFAIR  fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  This  event will feature food, dancing, silent auction, and live auctions beginning at 6:00 p.m. for $150.00 per person. This event will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets go to http:pvhsabc.com.

You don’t have to be a parent of a school child to enjoy these events.  The purpose of these high school fundraisers is to raise money for academics, arts, and athletic programs.  These fundraisers provide 33% of the Booster Club’s contribution for the much needed supplemental funding.

Booster Club Supporters take our high schools to a whole new level of excellence.  The contributions help to subsidize so much at our local high schools.  They help with academics by bringing in Tutors, Link Crew, Technology Upgrades, Digital Database, Speech & Debate Advisories, and Academic Decathlons.  In the Arts Department, they help with the drama productions, video production, choral and color guard, musical equipment for the band, and more.  The Athletics Department also gets help with turf maintenance, athletic trainers, athletic equipment, and maintenance for the athletic facilities.

They need and appreciate all your support to ensure the success of all Palos Verdes High School students.  Historically, our district receives far less money per student due to state funding inequities.  Bond initiatives, parcel taxes, PEF, and PTSA have all helped, but the additional funds from the Booster Clubs are necessary for our student needs.

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Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 2018

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Monte Malaga Neighborhood 2018

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2018 Palos Verdes homes sales for Monte Malaga neighborhood decreased to 40 single family homes sold compared to 43 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Monte Malaga houses that sold in 2018 increased to $719 compared from $710 in 2017, a 1.2% increase.  Average sales price for Monte Malaga homes sold in 2018 was $2,601,703 compared to $2,854,581 in 2017.  The most expensive home sold for $8,000,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,300,000.

Currently, Monte Malaga has 11 active Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 11 single family homes ranging in price from $2,250,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 3,107 square foot home, to $16,990,000 for a 9 bedroom/11 bath, 15,251 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Monte Malaga Multiple Listing Area 162, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo of Queen’s Necklace view from Monte Malaga courtesy of Arvin Design.

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events March 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events March 2019

During the month of March 2019, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering outdoor hikes/activities for Palos Verdes home owners to enjoy including bird walks, nature walks with naturalists and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Nature & Me Storytime at George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Palos Verdes Library District’s librarian, Marisa Perley, shares books that will open children’s eyes to the natural world.  This is for ages 2 to 5.  Email: mperley@pvld.org if you have any questions.

Cactus Wren Monitoring Training at Alta Vicente Reserve, will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to assist in monitoring this charismatic and rare species for the annual program to locate cactus wren breeding territories and acres of habitat use.  Monitoring begins in March and lasts through August.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy will take place at Portuguese Bend Reserve on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  Hike Fire Station trail to Eagle’s Nest.  Enjoy ocean views while walking through recently restored wildlife habitat. This is considered a strenuous walk.  Park in the lot adjacent to the soccer/baseball field at Rancho del Mar High School located at 38 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information, please call (310) 541-7613 ext 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Education Workshop: “Military History of White Point Nature Preseve,” will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  White Point has a long history as an important national defense site.  Join docent, John Horne, to hear about the Battle of Los Angeles and see bunkers that once housed two enormous naval guns and the 20 year Nike missile era.  This event is free.  White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Monthly Activities:

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Families will enjoy this easy and educational walk with a Naturalist through this beautiful canyon preserve and discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home.  The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of the exhibits.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Stroller friendly.  Leashed dogs are welcome.  The preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

The Family Science & Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula Raccoon.  Then listen to our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek, share related children’s literature.  Then explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center, take a walk on the trails or have a picnic under the historic trees.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Stroller friendly.  Leashed dogs are welcome.  White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday,  March 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the Peninsula’s Hummingbirds.  Stay and explore the wildlife exhibits, beautiful preserve trail, and picnic under the shady Learning Tree.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Plant now for butterfly flight season in Spring!  Native Plant Sale at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on March 9, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your home garden with plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery.  Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water.  Naturalists are on hand to give advice.  Plants sold on first come, first served basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

The Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through the Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival.  Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement.  The walk concludes with a visit to the Nature Education Center with multi-media activities for all ages.  This is a moderate walk and is free, stroller friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome.  The White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at  www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnat catcher.  Binoculars will be supplied for beginners.  The program is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  White Point Nature Education Center is located at 1600 West Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at  www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Plant now for butterfly flight season in Spring! Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your home garden with plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery.  Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water.  Naturalists are on hand to give advice.  Plants sold on first come, first served basis.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

The Wild Bird Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join the Wild Birds Unlimited expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage woodland of this beautiful canyon.  This program is free and all ages are welcome.  Parking is available at the Center which is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday’s March 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.  

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12;00 noon.  Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Put on your work clothes and take part in a kid friendly habitat restoration activity: plant seeds, care for native plants, and track wildlife.  Children of all ages will be learning about the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Adopt your own piece of nature!  Become an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  Enjoy the outdoors and become inspired by nature as a volunteer.  You will help create habitat for rare and endangered species (like the PV blue butterfly) at one of the restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule.  For more information, contact info@pvplc.org, or call (310) 541-7613 x 215.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails Events, click here.

Photo courtesy of  White Point Nature Center.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – February 12, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – February 12, 2019

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the February 12, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (31 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 164 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $998,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $775,000) to $16,990,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 31 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $400,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Chjristie’s Int’l) 50 Saddleback Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,397 square foot home for $3,599,000.  This recently remodeled Rolling Hills home features panoramic coastline/city/mountain views, open kitchen w/center island, spacious family room, master suite wing and room for a barn/sport court.  Jerry Yutronich’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2680 Palos Verdes Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,300 square foot home for $2,499,000.  This one level ranch style Palos Verdes Drive North home features a large kitchen, huge master suite, one bedroom guest house, six car garage, all on over an acre of land.

     

Sepehr Ebrahimi (Berkshire Hathaway Home Service) & Gayle Probst’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2405 Via Sonoma, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,107 square foot home for $2,250,000. This Monte Malaga designer dream home features Venetian Plaster walls, custom hand painted tiles throughout, French oak flooring and private expansive backyard with pool/spa. George Fotion’s (Call Realty) 27602 Flaming Arrow Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,730 square foot home for $1,725,000.  This extensively renovated Peninsula Center home features panoramic coastline/mountain views, driftwood oak flooring, sunny breakfast room, and is located on a huge corner lot.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Charity Run At Ernie Howlett Park!

Palos Verdes Charity Run At Ernie Howlett Park!

Palos Verdes homes owners have an opportunity for some outdoor fun while enjoying a run/walk for a good cause.  Family Charity Pi Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Ernie Howlett Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  This is wonderful event supports Doctors Without Borders and Heifer International, and is coordinated by Chubby Cheeks Charity, a non-profit organization that is involved with international aid.

The race will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, with registration beginning on site at 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.  The actual run/walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be a 5K (3.14 miles).  The award  ceremony will take place at 10:20 a.m. and the picnic fun will begin at 10:30 a.m.  It is recommended that you bring your own picnic brunch to enjoy after the race.  T- shirts will be included with ticket price and passed out at registration.  All participants will receive a handheld pie.  For more information or to purchase tickets click here.  

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates.

Photo courtesy of  Chubby Cheeks Charity

 

Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 Coming To Palos Verdes!

Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 Coming To Palos Verdes!

The Cherry Blossoms are beginning to bloom and the Cherry Blossom Festival will be coming soon for Palos Verdes homes owners to see these beautiful blossoms at the South Coast Botanic Garden.  As they have a short blooming season, many believe that cherry blossoms symbolize the fleeting beauty of life.  Cherry Blossoms are the symbolic national flower of Japan and are said to be an omen of good fortune and an emblem of love and affection.  This is the closest location for us to see the beauty and color of these trees and this yearly event reminds us that Spring is just around the corner.

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, from  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., bring a picnic or purchase a bento (lunch) box (that will be for sale by Okamoto Kitchen Food Truck) and enjoy the live performances that will take place throughout the afternoon, including Taiko, Ukulele and Traditional Japanese Dancing.  There will also be live demonstrations and workshops while celebrating the Cherry Blossoms.  There will also be special areas set up for children to enjoy fun activities beginning at 12:00 noon.   Come for a visit, enjoy nature, and celebrate these gorgeous blooms.  The Sakura Meadows, Amphitheater Lawn and upper and lower Meadows will be open for picnicking on this special day.

The price for admission to the South Coast Botanic Garden is: adults $9, seniors $6, students with I.D. $6, children 5 to 12 $4, and children 4 and under are free.  For more information go to or to purchase tickets click here.  The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  For more information call (310) 544-1948.

To read my prior article on the Cherry Blossom Festival click here.

Photo is the courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales January 2019 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales January 2019 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Chart January 2019 showing active, pending, and sold Palos Verdes homes 90274 and 90275

Palos Verdes real estate sales January 2019 for Palos Verdes homes decreased compared to December.  18 Palos Verdes houses sold in January compared to the 43 homes sold in December and decreased compared to the 42 homes that sold in January 2018.  There were 60 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in January which increased from the 26 homes pending in December.  We haven’t seen only 18 sales in a very long time.  I am not sure if it was perceived political uncertainties (government shutdown).  The 60 pending January sales is the highest in more than 6 months and bodes well for closed sales in February.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in January (147) decreased from the 155 homes for sale in December.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in January increased to $3,037,000 from $1,900,000 in December and increased from the $1,738,000 in January 2018.  One of the 18 sales in January was a $14,100,000 home which is part of the higher average sales price.   Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in January increased to $822 from December ($611).  Average days on market in January increased to 70 days from 66 days in December.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 8.2 months in January for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.6 months in December.  A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is higher because of the low number of homes sold in January.  Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 159 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 63 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (35 homes have pending sales and 28 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 9 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 7 days of February with an average sales price of $1,750,013.

To read last month’s report on Palos Verdes Real Estate sales, click here.

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Visit South Coast Botanic Garden Free February Admission Day!

Visit South Coast Botanic Garden Free February Admission Day!

The South Coast Botanic Garden which is sometimes called “The Jewel of the Peninsula,” has “free admission day” coming up which is a special gift for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy.  On the third Tuesday of every month, visitors are allowed to walk these gorgeous gardens to enjoy the blooming trees, shrubs and flowers as they transition from their spring blooms into early summer with plenty of color.  The Botanic Garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean, and southern Africa.  The garden is located in Sunset’s “Zone 23,” which is considered to be one of the most favored growing areas in the world.  This variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population and hundreds of bird species have been seen at the garden annually.  There is something for everyone including a small lake, Mediterranean Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Garden, Japanese Garden, Herb Garden, and of course for our local residents – a Water-Wise Garden.  In addition to all the garden areas, there is an attractive Wedding Lawn and two Gazebos, Events Meadow, and Frances Young Auditorium which is available for events.  Outside of the Garden gates there is also a picnic area.  Don’t worry about parking; it is free and there is an abundance of it.

With all the rain we have had this season, the gardens are showing their full blooms a little early.  This month’s free day at the Garden is on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Also on the activity list this month is the Diggers Garden Club, on February 20, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Paper Poppies Workshop will be held on February 20, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  At this workshop you will spend time in the Garden to admire the real poppies in bloom at this time of the year, and then you can create your own California Icelandic varieties from crepe paper, book pages and sheet music.  Participants will enjoy a botanical discussion, see how poppies are represented in fine art, and there will be demonstrations on illustrating flower parts.  For the class you will need to bring needle nose wire cutters, plus items from around the house.  A short supply list will be provided upon registration.  Please call Visitor Services at (424) 452-0920 Ext. 3.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula.  For more information,  go to http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/, or call (310) 544-1948.

To read my prior article on South Coast Botanic Garden’s free admission day click here.

Photo courtesy of  South Coast Botanic Garden.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – February 5, 2019

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – February 5, 2019

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the February 5, 2019, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (14 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 157 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $775,000) to $11,900,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 26 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $292,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

        

Kathy Siegel’s (Douglas Elliman of California, Inc) 1648 Via Arriba, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,865 square foot home for $2,745,000.  This beautifully updated Malaga Cove home features Queen’s necklace/city views, remodeled kitchen, updated bathrooms, and a 186 sq ft permitted workroom/office.  Hong Li’s (NWRE Brokers) 30734 Rue De La Pierre, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,226 square foot home for $1,999,000.  This lovely West Palos Verdes home features outstanding panoramic Catalina/Malibu ocean views, gated entry, upgraded kitchen, large viewing deck and indoor spa/hot tub room.

       

Steve Watts’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28742 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,738 square foot home for $1,898,000.  This fabulous single story La Cresta home features a spacious gourmet kitchen, huge den, remodeled baths, and an outdoor putting green.  Janet & Cameron Stearns’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 26735 Hawkhurst Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,784 square foot home for $1,600,000.  This  gorgeous turnkey Blackhorse neighborhood home features city/mountain views, large master suite, gourmet kitchen w/2 pantries, updated master bath w/steam shower, and lush backyard w/waterfall & koi pond.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Enjoy A Tide Pool Hike at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park!

Enjoy A Tide Pool Hike at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park!

No matter how many times you may have been to the Palos Verdes tide pools, it always is an enjoyable visit.  I love the magic of seeing all the creatures living in the pools.  Palos Verdes homes owners are lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful tide pool areas.

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., the Los Serenos de Point Vicente docents will be offering a free Tide Pool Hike starting at the 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 experts who will be discussing a variety of topics such as Palos Verdes Peninsula history, its geology, plant and animal life, as well as  marine mammals.  As you tour the tide pools and watch the fascinating marine life, you will learn about the inhabitants – sea stars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and many more interesting animals.  This park is considered an Ecological Reserve; therefore, none of its inhabitants can be removed.

The hike is scheduled to start when the tide is low enough to view the marine life.  You will be visiting many tide pools during this two hour hike so be sure to wear sturdy shoes.

Parking is available at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.  There is no fee for the hike and the parking fees will be waived up to 45 minutes prior to the hike and 30 minutes after.  For more information go to www.LosSeranos.org, or call (310) 377-5370.

To read my previous article on Abalone Cove Shoreline Park click here.

Photo courtesy of Los Serenos de Point Vicente