Palos Verdes 2018 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

Palos Verdes 2018 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon and 10K and 5K run will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  The Palos Verdes Marathon, which is part of the Lexus LaceUp Running Series, is being presented by Saucony.  Lexus is underwriting the costs of the event and will contribute funds raised to Kiwanis Club for their many scholarship programs.

The Half Marathon will start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The course runs south on Palos Verdes Drive South gradually uphill, before a turn near Wayfarers Chapel.  Runners will pass Pelican Cove and the iconic Point Vicente Lighthouse, before turning left onto Calle Entradero.  Then it will continue on past beautiful Palos Verdes homes and return to Palos Verdes Drive Runners will then turn left on Via Pacheco before reaching the highest point on the course.   From there, racers will drop onto Paseo del Mar and run right next to the ocean and past Lunada Bay, a well-known surf spot. Runners will then turn around near Bluff Cove before heading back toward the finish at Pelican Cove Park.  When you arrive at the expo area, relax and enjoy one of the many LaceUp Running Series perks.

The Palos Verdes 10K and 5K enjoy the same idyllic scenery that the Half Marathon boasts.  The November 17, 2018, is one race you won’t want to miss.  Grab your best running friends and register for the 10K/5K today!

With only 1,700 runners allowed to join the race, this is the most intimate and exclusive of the LaceUp series.  This is the seventh time in 52 years of staging the marathon in Palos Verdes that there will only be a half marathon offered.

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer toast
  • Food truck brunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Race photos
  • Free yoga in the expo area by Core Power Yoga

The half marathon and 10K will start at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K will start at 7:05 a.m.  To register for the event, go to laceuprunningseries.com.  Tickets purchased from now till October 17, 2018, are $45 for the 5K, $70 for the 10K and the half marathon is $100.  Registration this year will close on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. or when the event sells out. (Previously in 2016 & 2017, the event sold out).  There is no on-site registration.  Race packets can be picked up on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Village Runner located at 1811-A, Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach.  There will be race day packet pick up at the start line one hour prior to start time, and packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

Event parking is provided at three different off-site locations for race participants and event attendees – Point Vicente Interpretive Center, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall and the Salvation Army property.  There is no parking this year at Golden Cove Shopping Center.  Parking areas will open at 5:00 a.m. and close by 2:00 p.m.

To read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Marathon click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Marathon.

 

 

Palos Verdes Home Sales Mira Catalina Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes Home Sales Mira Catalina Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

mira catalina neighborhood

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Mira Catalina neighborhood for the first half of 2018 decreased to 12 single family homes sold in 2018 compared to 17 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Mira Catalina houses that sold in the first half of 2018 increased to $591 from $589 in 2017, a 0.3% increase.  Average sales price for Mira Catalina homes sold in the first half of 2018 increased to $1,409,458 in 2018 compared to $1,405,529 in 2017.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Mira Catalina neighborhood was $1,712,500 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Mira Catalina neighborhood was $1,070,000.

Currently, the Mira Catalina neighborhood has 11 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 11 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $989,000 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath, 1,746 square foot home, to $2,189,000 for a 4 bedroom/5 bath, 4,292 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Mira Catalina Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 168, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo courtesy of Marymount College University located in the Mira Catalina neighborhood.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium October 2018 Events

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium October 2018 Events

Palos Verdes homes owners have plenty of fun events taking place this month through the end of October right here in “their own back yards.”  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will be having their Salt Marsh Open House on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You can join the CMA educators to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscope to observe live animals.  You will also be able to view the birds of the marsh, learn about the native plants and observe the changes in the tides.  This event is free and open to all ages.

On Tuesdays, beginning October 2, 2018 through Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Whalewatch Naturalist Training will be offered where volunteers (college age and up) are trained as naturalists to narrate whale watching trips on boats that depart from landings December 26, 2018, through April 2019, for observation of gray whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds.  Naturalists also will be giving presentations in classrooms.  Meet at the John M. Olguin Auditorium.  Training begins on October, 2, 2018, and the last day to join the program is October 16, 2018.  No reservations are required.  For more information call (310) 548-7562.

SEA Club – Science Education Afternoons for Grades 2-3 will start on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and continue on Wednesdays through Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons you can join CMA educators for hands on after school marine science adventures.  Opportunities include observing animal behavior; exploring rock shore tide pools and discovering the wonders of the salt marsh while examining nature through microscopes and much more. Participants help to plan the schedule.  The pre-registration cost is members $27 & non members $30, and it will include a SEA Club t-shirt.  Pre-registration is required for these classes at (310) 548-7562.

For more information on any of the events listed above go to www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.

To read my last article on Cabrillo Marine Aquarium click here.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

Photo courtesy of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 25, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – September 25, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the September 25, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (20 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 218 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,079,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $769,000) to $23,888,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 28 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $300,000 and $1,795,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

      1724 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Brett Zebrowski’s (Palm Realty Boutique, Inc) 1724 Via Coronel, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 10,642 square foot home for $11,900,000.  This fabulous gated Monte Malaga hilltop estate features unobstructed panoramic ocean views, incredible master suite, spacious cook’s kitchen w/sunny breakfast room, a regal study, wine room, tennis court and pool/spa.  Kathy Tillson’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 569 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,496 square foot home for $3,200,000.  This dramatic lower Malaga Cove home features panoramic ocean/coastline views, gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, wrap around balcony and swimming pool/spa.

       

Francoise Dytrt’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 716 Paseo Lunado, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,101 square foot home for $2,800,000.  This remodeled Mediterranean style Lunada Bay home features ocean/green belt views, a beautiful master suite, office, wrap around viewing balcony, and swimming pool/spa.  Kathy Tyndall & Rachel Martiens (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 26841 Eastvale Road, Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,264 square foot home for $1,350,000.  This private Westfield country home features an upgraded kitchen, 3 fireplaces, spa, plus private community horse riding trails & tennis court.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

PVE-CARES 2018 Annual Senior Health Fair

PVE-CARES 2018 Annual Senior Health Fair

PVE-CARES Senior Health & Wellness Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates (new location this year).
Palos Verdes 13th Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair is offered by PVE-CARES (Community Assistance and Resources for the Elderly and Seniors).  The program was created by the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department to assist seniors so they may live independently and feel safe in their homes on the Peninsula.  The program offers many different events to increase awareness of city services for seniors – updating them on security issues, how to notify the police department when leaving on vacation to local assistance in health care and medical needs.

Palos Verdes homes owners will once again be able to get free flu shots for seniors and other medical screenings.  PVE-CARES will be serving a box lunch prepared by Lunada Market with  entertainment for all to enjoy.  The Fair will also feature a drawing for prizes and over 40+ exhibitors of local resources geared toward senior services.  There will also be the opportunity to participate in Tech Tips for Seniors, The Six Keys to Care Planning, THIPA Gerontologist & DMV – Senior Ombudsman.  This is an excellent time to take advantage of these great services, and also to have a relaxing visit at one of the most beautiful locations here on the Peninsula.

For more information on this event contact PVE-CARES through the Police Department at (310) 378-4211 x 2131.  If you are interested in attending, it is important that you RSVP by October 2, 2018, at (310) 750-9788.

To read my last article on PVE-CARES Senior Health & Wellness Fair click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Golf Club.

 

 

Mid September 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Mid September 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales

Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 21 days of September 2018 are 34 homes which is an decrease from the 52 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 21 days of August and a decrease from first 21 days of September 2017 (44).  (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 September 1st to date is $1,867,524 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,724,149 for this same time period and an increase from $1,694,614 last September.

In September 2018 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $6,100,000 and is located in the Country Club neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes and has 6 bedrooms, 10 baths and 7,676 square feet on a 37,114 square foot lot.  This spectacular custom home features breathtaking ocean views, a gourmet kitchen, magnificent master suite, billiard room, 9 fireplaces, 500 gallon fish tank, a 1,300 bottle refrigerated wine cellar, 4-car garage, and infinity edge pool w/built-in spa.  The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in August for $1,025,000 and is located in the Los Verdes neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes; this home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,539 square feet on a 8,188 square foot lot.

We currently have 219 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $1,079,000 in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood to $23,888,000 in the Lunada Bay neighborhood.  To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from June 2017 through August 2018, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

To read my prior article on Mid August 2018 Palos Verdes Home Sales click here.

Photo of Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes Drive East night time view of the Harbor

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood for the first half of 2018 increased to 35 single family homes sold in 2018 compared to 32 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive East houses that sold in the first half of 2018 increased to $537 from $527 in 2017, a 1.9% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive East homes sold in the first half of 2018 increased to $1,530,857 in 2018 compared to $1,459,506 in 2017.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood was $2,099,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood was $1,025,000.

Currently, the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood has 31 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 31 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,079,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,349 square foot home, to $3,998,000 for a 7 bedroom/9 bath, 7,587 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on the Palos Verdes Drive East Neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 167, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

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

 Many of the homes have harbor views and/or views of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and sparkling night time city lights views (photo above).

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up October 27, 2018

Palos Verdes Bulky Trash & E-Waste Pick Up October 27, 2018

Palos Verdes Estates second Annual Bulky Trash Pick Up is approaching and this year it has been expanded to provide E-Waste pick up at the same time.  This popular curbside event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Palos Verdes homes owners can have large items removed from their property if left curbside for pickup twice a year; next event will be scheduled in the third quarter.  The City’s waste hauler will pick up furniture, appliances, water heaters, refrigerators (compressors removed), stoves, sinks, lawn furniture and more.  They will not pick up construction waste, green waste, automotive fluids, pool chemicals and cleaning products.  However, you may contact Athens Service directly if you have construction waste that you need to have removed at any time by ordering a temporary debris container.  Items to be picked up on October 27, 2018, should be placed at curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. otherwise they may not be picked up.  Palos Verdes Estates annual Bulky Trash Pick Up information can be found at www.AthenServices.com or you can call (888) 336-6100.

The city of Rancho Palos Verdes uses EDCO for their Convenient Bulky Item Pick-up.  Single family residents have the opportunity to schedule bulky item pick up service for large items such as water heaters, appliances, furniture, televisions, etc. (except for household hazardous waste) up to four times per year for FREE.  These pick ups must be scheduled ahead of time.  To make arrangements you must call (310) 540-2977.

Rolling Hills Estates residents are serviced by Waste Management and are able to have both E-Waste and Bulky Items picked up at their residences for FREE four times a year also.  They must notify Customer Services at least 24 hours prior to pick up to arrange for that service.  To set up an appointment call (800) 774-0222.

For year round Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Waste Disposal, you can go to the Gaffey Safe Center located at 1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro.  They are open on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For information on the prior Palos Verdes Annual Bulky Trash Pick Up click here.

Photo courtesy of Athens Services.

Los Serenos Offers Switchback Trails 2018 Hike At Trump National

Los Serenos Offers Switchback Trails 2018 Hike At Trump National

founders park

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Los Serenos de Point Vicente will be taking hikers on a docent led tour through the switchback trails of Trump National Golf Course down to the beach.  This moderate Ocean Trails Nature Hike (Sunrise/Sunset Trails) is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to learn more about the local geology and see the Fall blooms while walking through the mature coastal sage scrub.  You will be able to enjoy the ocean views along the bluffs while you walk down to the rocky beach.  After the hike, you will return to Founders Park (where you can stay and watch the sunset from the park).  This is truly a relaxing place to visit with its breathtaking views and over 5 acres to enjoy.

For more information, visit Los Serenos de Point Vicente site at http://www.losserenos.org, or call (310) 377-5370.

Park at Trump National – to the left of the club house in the public lot at end of Ocean Trails Drive.  Trump National Golf Course is located at One Ocean Trails Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.

To read my last article on Los Serenos de Point Vicente hikes click here.

Founders Park photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Children’s Birthday Party Locations

Palos Verdes Children’s Birthday Party Locations

Palos Verdes homes owners who are looking for some fun ideas for their children’s birthday parties have several local choices for both boys and girls.  Palos Verdes Promenade Ice Chalet party pack has been popular since the program began.  This wonderful package can be made specific for boys or girls (or both), and youth to teen parties.  The package offers different selections such as ice skating, broom ball, hockey and now ICEBYKS (ice cycling new sport and game) and Bobby Polo.

Booking a party at The Ice Chalet is a great way to keep your dollars local, while at the same timing giving your child a fun adventure.  Packages range from $275 to $500.  To find out more information about the Ice Chalet party information, click here.  The Promenade Ice Chalet is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 541-6630, or go to http://www.promenadeicechalet.com/home.

The Palos Verdes Bowl offers birthday packages for kids of all ages. Whether they are younger and require bumpers or in their teen years, this is a fun place to enjoy the party and not worry about the clean up afterwards. Palos Verdes Bowl birthday packages include food/drinks, games of bowling, and all the rental equipment required.  To learn more about the programs call (310) 326-5120, or go to https://pvbowl.com/birthday-party-packages.

Palos Verdes Bowl is located at 24600 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.

Photo’s above courtesy of the Promenade Ice Chalet & Palos Verdes Bowl.