Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events July 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events July 2018

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During the month of July 2018, 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, nocturnal full moon walk and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.  This is a guided walk with State Senator Ben Allen, RPV Mayor Susan Brooks and RPV Councilmembers through the 22 acre restoration site, a ghatcatcher habitat with cactus wren.  This is considered a moderate walk and is free and open to the public.  Parking is available at RPV City Hall, at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. For more information contact (310) 541-7613.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy at Abalone Cove Tide Pools, will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.  On the walk you will go down and explore the tide pools and pillow lava foundations.  Meet plein-air artists who will be painting.  This is considered a moderate walk and is free and open to the public.  You will be able to park for free in the lot at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South.  For more information and location, call (310) 541-7613 x 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Greeters Training will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a one day training which will prepare volunteers to lead outreach booths at special events, popular trail heads and nature walks to help us connect with our community and teach the public about the PVPLC’s mission to protect and restore land.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

4th Saturday Education Workshop, “Native Plants and Hummingbirds” at the White Point Nature Center & Preserve will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  A native plants expert will teach you how to grow the perfect plants to attract and support these tiny, beautiful creatures.  This event is free and will take place at White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 ext 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Full Moon Hike at George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 8:30 p.m.  Advance reservations are required to join one of these guided night walks.  The group is limited to 20 people and ages 9 and up are welcome.  The price for the event is $12 per person.  For more information and to RSVP go to www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities

The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Bring the children for an easy, educational hike in this beautiful canyon preserve.  Each month the naturalist will focus on a different aspect of the native habitat and wildlife that thrive here.  This is free and open to the public and all ages 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 2nd Saturday Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.   You can gather up the kids and join the nature center for a hands on science experience about one of the unique animal species that make this canyon their home.  This is a free event.  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 2nd Saturday Family Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You will be able to share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings.  Your family will enjoy spending time with retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for stories and activities featuring nature themes, exciting props and songs.  This event is free.  White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The 3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds now making a home in the restored habitat at the Preserve.  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.

The 3rd Saturday Family Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  The naturalist led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years.  Then walk the Preserve’s paths among exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  You will stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  The walk concludes with a visit to the wonderful Nature Education Center for all ages.  This is considered a moderate walk.  The White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The 4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon.  The 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.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday,  July 7, 2018, and July 14, 2018,  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, July 21, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

3rd Saturdays Family Volunteer Day at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place on July 21, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  This is an opportunity to put on your comfortable gardening 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 begin to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Los Verdes Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Los Verdes Neighborhood 2017

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Los Verdes neighborhood were 52 single family homes sold in 2017, the same as in 2016.  Price per square foot for Los Verdes houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $615 compared to $597 in 2016 a 3.1% increase.  Average sale price for Los Verdes homes sold in 2017 was $1,290,142 compared to $1,182,729 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $1,680,00 and the lowest priced home sold for $950,000.

Currently, Los Verdes has 5 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 5 single family homes priced from $1,249,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,577 square foot home, to $2,298,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,815 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Los Verdes Listing Area 173, 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 Hesse Park located in the Los Verdes neighborhood courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. 

 

Palos Verdes Ice Skating 2018 Summer Camps!

Palos Verdes Ice Skating 2018 Summer Camps!

Palos Verdes homes owners still have a chance to enroll their children in this great summer camp.  The Promenade Ice Chalet is offering a Summer Hockey Camp with Week 1 beginning July 16 to 20, 2018, and Week 2 beginning July 30 to August 3, 2018.  The camp goes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at a cost of $375/week, or $85 a day.  Week 1: Registration deadline is Monday, July 9, 2018, and Week 2: Registration deadline is Monday, July 23, 2018.  This is a great opportunity for your children to participate in the hockey experience during the Summer when your children’s schedules aren’t so busy.

The Ice Chalet will also be having an Ice Skating Camp with Week 1 beginning July 9 to 13, 2018, and Week 2 beginning July 23 to 27, 2018.  The camp runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at the cost of $375/week or $85 a day. Week 1: Registration deadline is Monday, July 2, 2018, and Week 2: Registration deadline is Monday, July 16, 2018.  This is another great opportunity to enjoy summer activities, while staying cool in the comfortable surroundings.

For more information on the Promenade Ice Chalet regarding camps and skating times go to www.PromenadeIceChalet.com.

The Promenade Ice Chalet is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 107, Rolling Hills Estates.

Photo courtesy of the Promenade Ice Chalet.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales La Cresta Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales La Cresta Neighborhood 2017

 

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the La Cresta neighborhood decreased to 27 single family homes sold compared to 37 in 2016.   Price per square foot for La Cresta houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $583 compared to $564 in 2016 a 3.4% increase.  Average sale price for La Cresta homes sold in 2017 was $2,113,296 compared to $2,094,608 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $3,499,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,250,000.

Currently, La Cresta has 9 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 7 single family homes priced from $1,499,000 for a  3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,567 square foot home, to $3,188,000 for a 5 bedroom/4 bath, 3,956 square foot home.  There are 2 condo/townhomes priced from $859,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 1,704 square foot condo/townhome, to $1,015,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,148 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on La Cresta Listing Area 172, 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.

Above photo of Del Cerro Park located in this area.

Palos Verdes Malaga Cove 2018 Summer Concert Series Coming Soon!

Palos Verdes Malaga Cove 2018 Summer Concert Series Coming Soon!

LIbrary Concerts - Palos Verdes

Malaga Cove’s 2018 Summer Concert Series will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Farnham Martin Park located next to the Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes Estates.  The concerts are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and continue through August.  Thanks again to the Malaga Cove Business & Professionals Association and the Palos Verdes Police Association who sponsor these concerts for your summer entertainment.  You may bring your blankets at 3:00 p.m to save a spot, but remember that only small back chairs are allowed in the center areas.  The list of the 2018 summer performers is as follows:

 

July 11, 2018 – Jeff Stillman (Beatles Tribute Band)

July 18, 2018 – Bad Haggis (Electric Celtic Rock)

July 25, 2018 – Motown Thang (The Sounds of Soul)

August 1, 2018 – A Peaceful Easy Eagle Tribute (Eagles Tribute Band)

August 8, 2018 – Detour (70’s Rock & Roll)

August 15, 2018 – Jim Sitterly Trio (Classical Favorites)

August 22, 2018 – The Hodads (Beach Boy Tribute Band)

August 29, 2018 – Cody Bryant Show (Country & Honky Tonk)

For more information on any of the above artists go to www.malagacoveconcerts.com.

To read my prior article on Malaga Cove Concert Series click here.

Farnham Martin Park is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales May 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales May 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate chart May 2018 showing active, pending nd sold Palos Verdes homes 90274 and 90275

Palos Verdes real estate sales May 2018 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to April.  79 Palos Verdes houses sold in May compared to the 69 homes sold in April and decreased compared to the 92 homes that sold in May 2017.  There were 104 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in May which increased from the 87 homes pending in April.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in May (219) increased from the 186 homes for sale in April.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in May increased to $1,727,000 from $1,574,000 in April and increased from the $1,569,000 in May 2017.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in May increased to $666 from April ($598).  Average days on market in May increased to 40 days from 30 days in April.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 2.9 months in May for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.7 months in April.  A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is lower indicating the continuing high demand for Palos Verdes homes.  Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 198 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 107 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (52 homes have pending sales and 57 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 18 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of June.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2017

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2017

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Country Club neighborhood increased to 29 single family homes sold compared to 24 in 2016.   Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $578 compared to $548 in 2016 a 5.4% increase.  Average sale price for Country Club homes sold in 2017 was $1,861,672 compared to $1,882,208 in 2016.  The most expensive home sold for $2,600,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,222,000.

Currently, Country Club has 12 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 9 single family homes priced from $1,450,000 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath, 2,186 square foot home, to $2,990,000 for a 4 bedroom/4 bath, 4,048 square foot home.  There are 3 condo/townhomes priced from $445,000 for a 1 bedroom/1 bath, 778 square foot condo, to $995,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 2,150 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on Country Club Listing Area 171, 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.

Catalina and ocean views from the Los Verdes Golf Club located in Country Club neighborhood.

Palos Verdes Garden Concerts Welcome Helix Collective!

Palos Verdes Garden Concerts Welcome Helix Collective!

St. Luke's Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, June 24, 3018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., St Luke’s Presbyterian Church will be presenting “Helix Collective.”  This is a fun event where you can come early and enjoy the gorgeous weather while picnicking on the lawn, and then enjoy a Free Garden Concert.

Helix Collective is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that specializes in multi-media, collaborative performance and recording.  The group consists of Sarah Robinson on flute, Phil Popham on oboe, Katie Norring on piano and Lorry Black on percussion.  Helix has released two critically acclaimed albums and has recorded the scores for over a dozen films.  Helix has a little something for everyone – those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with a populist appeal.

Come and listen to this great musical group, have a picnic and later enjoy dessert and coffee hosted by St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church.

The Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information go to www.stlukespresbyterian.com, or call (310) 377-2825.

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Garden Concerts click here.

Photo courtesy of St.Luke’s Presbyterian Church.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – June 5, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – June 5, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the June 5, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (39 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 202 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $999,999 in Rolling Hills Estates (The low in Eastview is $760,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills.  There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $275,000 and $1,995,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 1632 Dalton Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 2,566 square foot home for $2,250,000.  This custom Cape Cod Lunada Bay home rebuilt in 2005 features ocean views, a gorgeous kitchen, separate office area, en suite bedrooms, and pool/spa.  Lily Liang (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 6 Paseo de Castana, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,292 square foot home for $2,189,000.  This Mira Catalina gated community home features panoramic views of Queens’s necklace to Newport, spacious master suite, resort like backyard with new pool/spa/fountain & decks.

       

Yoko Mendelson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 30130 Avenida Tranquila, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,487 square foot home for $2,189,000.  This gorgeous Spanish Country Club home features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, office/study, gourmet kitchen, in-law quarters, and private backyard w/sport court/pool/spa.  Diana Lee’s (Home Team Realty) 9 Sweetgrass Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,673 square foot home for $1,968,000.  This Colonial style Palos Verdes Drive North home features city light views, newly remodeled kitchen/baths, huge bonus room, and a resort style backyard w/sport court/pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Firework Shows 2018 Viewing Locations

Palos Verdes Firework Shows 2018 Viewing Locations

 fireworks

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity on the Peninsula to enjoy this wonderful holiday.  Beginning in the morning at Malaga Cove School or Point Vicente Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, there are day long celebrations.  After dusk, from Palos Verdes we are lucky to be able to watch fireworks up and down the coast in the skies above local South Bay cities.  This year we will be able to enjoy fireworks from the barge off the coast of Torrance Beach.  PalosVerdesFireworks.com reached out to local residents and business owners, and the owner of Pedone’s stepped up to fund this year’s show.  Hopefully, everyone will realize how important these fireworks are to the community, and will donate to make sure we can enjoy them next year.  For more information or if you are interested in donating for next years show, go to www.palosverdesfireworks.com.

The city of Torrance will be hosting a fireworks show at the Torrance Civic Center.  There will be seating available at the Torrance Toyota Sports Complex located at 555 Maple Ave, Torrance, which will open at 7:00 p.m.  These FREE tickets are available now, and must be picked up in advance from either the Cultural Arts Center Box office at the James Armstrong Theater (3330 Civic Center Drive) or from the Community Services Department located in the West Annex of City Hall (3031 Torrance Blvd).  For more information, call the Community Services Office at (310) 618-2930.  The actual firework show will be starting at 9:00 p.m..

This year, the Seaside Lagoon will have their Fourth of July celebration on Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  You can enjoy water games, arts and crafts, and musical entertainment.   There is a flat fee of $20.00 for parking at the Marina Parking Lot and Pier Garage.  Ticket price is $25 per person.  It does sell out early, and purchasing tickets as soon as possible is a must.  For more information on the Lagoon and/or to purchase tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redondo-beach-independence-fireworks-july-1st-tickets-46120044294.

On the other side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in San Pedro, Cabrillo Beach will once again present their fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.  This is a great place to bring the family to the beach to enjoy the fireworks show.  And if weather permits, from Cabrillo Beach you can also view the firework show off of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Choose your location and get ready for the 2018 Fourth of July fireworks.  Just grab a blanket and enjoy!

To view my previous Fourth of July article click here.