Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events June 2017

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events June 2017

Volunteering at Palos Verdes Peninisula Land Conservancy

During the month of June 2017, 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: 

Nature & Me Storytime: Stories, Songs, Rhythm and Rhymes at George F Canyon Center will take place on Friday, June 9th, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  This event is designed to share the joy of reading with your children and introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings.  This program is geared for 2 – 5 years of age.  For reservations visit ww.pvplc.org/Events&Activities.

Docent training at the George F Canyon Nature Center will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This charming Nature Center needs docent assistance to staff the Center during open hours and to help with special events.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com..

Docent training at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This training program is set up to help run the dynamic White Point Nature Education Center and will include school programs to plant sales and assistance running a variety of fun events.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Local Paleo History at White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  Austin Hendy will be talking about fossils and mollusks. You will discover more about the variety of life in the habitats and ecosystems around us.  This event is free.  RSVP to ww.pvplc.org/Events&Activities or call (310) 541-7613.

Monthly Activities:

The First Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  Bring your family and join a naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.  This is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Explore nocturnal sights with an expert Naturalist under a full moon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve on Friday, June 9, 2017.  Call (310) 547-0862 for reservations and time.  Children must be at least 9 years of age and there is a fee of $12 per person.  Reservations required at ww.pvplc.org/Events&Activities.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  You will be able to explore the 15 acre restoration site with cactus wren and gnatcatcher habitats while enjoying beautiful views of Catalina Island.  This is considered a moderate to strenuous walk.  This walk is free and open to the public.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 x 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Stories, Songs and More For All at the White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  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 Nature Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 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.

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  You will be able to visit the Preserve and attend a Naturalist-guided hike.  Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area and more.  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.org,Events & Activities.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 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.

Birding with Wild Birds at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.  Explore 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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Rapid Response Team will be working on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  The task will include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage and more.  They will be working various locations around the Preserve where work is most needed.  Directions to sites will be emailed after signing up.  No experience is needed.  Volunteers must be 15 and older.  Sign up at http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

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

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore important wildlife habitat while enjoying beautiful views.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.

Special Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  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 La Cresta Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales La Cresta Neighborhood 2016

2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the La Cresta neighborhood decreased to 37 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 40 in 2015.  Price per square foot for La Cresta houses that sold in 2016 increased to $564 compared to $551 in 2015 a 2.3% increase.  Average sales price for La Cresta homes sold in 2016 was nearly the same – $2,094,608 compared to $2,095,272 in 2015.  The most expensive home sold for $4,525,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $952,500.

Currently, La Cresta has 16 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 15 single family homes ranging in price from $1,294,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 2,482 square foot home, to $4,300,000 for a 5 bedroom/6 bath, 5,002 square foot home.  There is 1 condo/townhome for sale – $768,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,720 square foot townhome.

For background and history on La Cresta Multiple 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 Street Fair & Music Festival 2017

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival 2017

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival will be celebrating its 30th year for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy on Saturday, June 10th & Sunday, June 11, 2017.  As in past years, the Fair will have its “Friday Teen Fun Night” opening the carnival on Friday, June 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. when local youth can enjoy a fun-filled night (with the purchase of discount tickets through their middle school or high school).  The Fair will have more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides for children of all ages, an International Food Court, a children’s petting zoo, free pony rides, train rides, and live entertainment on two stages.

On the Main Stage, there will be continuous live entertainment starting each day at 11:00 a.m. with Rockabilly Blues, 80’s Music, Cars Tribute, David Bowie Tribute, Police Tribute, Heart Tribute, Rock & more.  The local Community Entertainment will start on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with local youth groups and performance troops such as Elite Dance Studio, Palos Verdes Performing Arts, K.S. Choi Tae Kwon Do, Precision Dance, Hilltop Singers, Amuse Singers, and Palos Verdes Children’s Choir.

Animal rescue and adoptions will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.  There will be craft beers, unique food, and wine tastings at the International Food Court and Young Professionals Beer & Wine Tent beginning at 11:00 a.m. on both days.

For more information, contact the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at (310) 377-8111, or visit them at www.pvstreetfair.com.  The Palos Verdes Street Fair is located on Crossfield Road between Silver Spur Road and Indian Peak Road in Rolling Hills Estates.  The Palos Verdes Street Fair hours are Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Parking is available at the Promenade parking structure at Drybank Drive and Silver Spur Road.  There will also be parking at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.

Click here to read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival.

All day wristbands for carnival rides will be sold for $30/per day and you can obtain a $5 discount by going to www.pvstreetfair.com and purchasing before the fair.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Street Fair

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 23, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 23, 2017

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 23, 2017,  Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (25 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 213 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $798,888) to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates.  There are 27 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $525,000 and $2,350,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Wendy Sun’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 702 Via La Cuesta, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 9,932 square foot home for $9,450,000.  This fabulous gated Malaga Cove home features smashing Queen’s necklace/ocean/LA views, contemporary kitchen, sumptuous master suite, tennis court, and pool/spa.  Lily Lang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 2121 Thorley Road, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,113 square foot home for $1,988,000.  This newly renovated New England style Lunada Bay home features newly remodeled gourmet kitchen & master bath, newly landscaped enchanting backyard w/fire pit and citrus trees.

       

Mike Baker (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Antonia Lavender’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 31 Clear Vista Drive, Rolling Hills Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,613 square foot home for $1,849,000.  This entertainers delight located in “The Ranch” features panoramic ocean views, updated kitchen & baths, plantation shutters, in-ground spa, and shared tennis court (shared w/next door neighbor).  Michele Chodos & Kathy Siegel’s (Teles Properties) 4415 Via Azalea, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,971 square foot home for $1,746,000.  This spacious Valmonte home features dramatic city light views, floor to ceiling windows, updated kitchen & master bath, large family room and pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Mid May 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid May 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Palos Verdes hills views courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 22 days of May 2017 are 54 homes which is an increase from the 33 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 22 days April and a decrease from first 22 days of May 2016 (58).  (It may take an additional week for some sales to post after the actual close of escrow).  The average sales price for single family Palos Verdes homes from May 1st to date is $1,749,816 which is a decrease from last month’s average of $1,781,851 for this same time period and an increase from $1,515,452 last May.

In May 2017 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $7,000,000 (pre-completion sale) and is located in the Monte Malaga neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and has 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 10,820 square feet on a 30,473 square lot.  This magnificent new estate features panoramic Queen’s necklace ocean/coastline views, an enormous wine cellar, massage/spa area, versatile sports court and many more amenities.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in May for $730,000 and is located in the Portuguese Bend neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes; this home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1,590 square feet on a 32,181 square foot lot.

We currently have 209 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes and $48,000,000 in the city of Rolling Hills.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from February 2017 through April 2017, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid April 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Photo of the Hills of Palos Verdes courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Joins Champions For Children 5K Run/Walk

Palos Verdes Joins Champions For Children 5K Run/Walk

Palos Verdes homes owners have an opportunity to join the annual 5k run/walk fundraiser at the South Coast Botanic Garden for the South Bay Children’s Health Center.  This fun event will take place this Saturday, May 20, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful Gardens while supporting the health center.

There is an exciting new 5k course that will loop around on the tram road, once around the perimeter of the garden, and then end with walk/run through the Garden’s trails.  There will be age division awards with medals to the top three male and female athletes in 15 different divisions of the 5K.  This year the new children’s fun run for children ages 0-5 will go around the expo area.  Parents will be able to accompany small children at no cost.

The cost for walk/run 5K for children ages 6 – 12 is $25/ ages 13 – 90 is $35/ running 1 loop (kids fun run) is $15.00

South Bay Children’s Health Center exists to provide high-quality dental and mental health services to low income children and their families in the South Bay.

For more information and registration visit sbchc.com/c4crun, or call 310-316-1212.

Photo courtesy of South Bay Children’s Health Center. 

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2016

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Country Club Neighborhood 2016

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Country Club neighborhood decreased to 24 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 25 in 2015.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in 2016 increased to $548 compared to $518 in 2015 a 5.8% increase.  Average sales price for Country Club homes sold in 2016 was $1,882,208 compared to $1,773,717 in 2015.  The most expensive home sold for $5,850,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,330,000.

Currently, Country Club has 11 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 9 single family homes ranging in price from $1,849,000 for a 5 bedroom/4 bath, 3,318 square foot home, to $7,898,000 for a 6 bedroom/10 bath, 7,835 square foot home.  There are 2 condo/townhomes ranging in price from $558,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,068 square foot townhome, to $1,039,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,961 square foot townhome.

For background and history on Country Club Multiple 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 “Live At The Library” Music Festival!

Palos Verdes “Live At The Library” Music Festival!

Malaga Cove Library, Palos verdes Estates, CA 90274

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Friends of the Library will be presenting “Live at the Library” music festival on several Saturdays, from June to August, 2017, at the three libraries here on the Peninsula.  The Peninsula Friends of the Library is a non-profit corporation and is the sole fundraising organization of the Palos Verdes Library District.  This all-volunteer membership organization was founded by a group of devoted library supporters in 1961 to enhance the services and programs of our Palos Verdes libraries.  Currently, some of the benefits of the Friends include Sunday hours at the Peninsula Center Library, Summer Reading Program, internet & wi-fi access at all three libraries, Library Update Newsletter, The Annex, story time programs, eBooks, eMagazines and subscriptions to online services, movie screenings, concerts, on-line language programs and used book sales which generate over $200,000 annually.

This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes residents to enjoy some local music here at our Palos Verdes libraries on a Saturday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The music series is as follows:

June 3, 2017 – Malaga Cove Library – The Kaleisocope Trio will be performing in the gallery.

June 17, 201 – Peninsula Center Library – The Sound of Cina Guzheng Ensemble will be performing in the community room.

July 1, 2017 – Malaga Cove Library – The Velvet Frogs Barbershop Quartet will be performing in the gallery.

July 15, 2017 – Miraleste Library –  Inca, The Peruvian Ensemble will be performing on the deck.

July 29, 2017 – Peninsula Center Library – Classical Hindustani Music with Suman Laha and Friends – will be performing in the community room.

August 12, 2017 – Miraleste Library – The Artisan Guitar Ensemble – will be performing at the deck.

For more information on this program go to www.pvld.org, or contact Laura Ishzaka at (310) 377-9584 x 215.

Photo courtesy of Malaga Cove Library

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 16, 2017

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 16, 2017

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 16, 2017,  Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (21 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 205 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $969,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $798,888) to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates.  There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $558,000 and $2,350,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Young Gill’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 48 Santa Barbara Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,606 square foot home for $3,249,000.  This stunning,  completely remodeled Island View home features ocean views, gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, and pool/spa.  Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 21 Misty Acres, Rolling Hills Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,230 square foot home for $2,899,000.  This incredible remodeled home in “The Ranch”  features gated courtyard entry, ocean view, master suite w/adjoining gym, billiard room, fire pit, bocce ball court, and breathtaking pool/spa.

       

Elizabeth Broen’s (RE/Max Estate Properties) 3301 Via Palomino, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,355 square foot home for $2,799,000.  This beautiful Tuscan style Valmonte home was remodeled by architect, Edward Carson Beal, and features ocean & golf course views, cook’s kitchen, 4 bedrooms w/private baths, basement wine cellar and pool/spa.  Joyce Yang’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 2937 Via Pacheco, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,007 square foot home for $2,140,000. This charming Lunada Bay home features expansive ocean views, bright kitchen w/breakfast nook, luxurious master bedroom w/fireplace, and sparkling pool.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes 2017 Antiques Show & Sale

Palos Verdes 2017 Antiques Show & Sale

Palos Verdes homes owners will enjoy the 49th annual Palos Verdes Antiques Show & Sale at St. Francis Episcopal Church.  The antique show will run from Thursday, June 1, through Saturday, June 3, 2017.  You can wander through various antiques booths, vintage & decorative arts, the Harvest cupboard & the Garden Gazebo to find one of a kind special items.  There will also be several food concessions to enjoy – a patio luncheon, English afternoon tea or evening wine & cheese.

There is a $10 donation at the door, and that does not include food.  The hours are Thursday & Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Parking is always limited, so you may want to come early to find parking.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates.  For more information go to www.stfrancispalosverdes.org, or call (310) 375-4617.

Photo courtesy of  antique show at St. Francis Episcopal Church.