Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events December 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events December 2018

During the month of December 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 will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  Wander along a willow filled canyon stream with coastal sage scrub in this restored habitat.  You can look down on the Peninsula’s rare Catalina Schist from one of the few places you can see the rock exposed.  This is considered an easy to moderate walk.  Park at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 ext. 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities

The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. 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, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Gather up the children and join the nature center for hands-on science based activities where children of all ages can learn about a special species: this month it’s The Raven and the Crow!  This is a free event.  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. 

The 2nd Saturday Family Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You will 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 month features The Raccoon. 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 Saturday Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on December 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  This Naturalist led walk includes a walk through the Tongva Native Plant Demonstration Garden where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used these plants for a variety of purposes for thousands of years.  Then walk the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  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.  The White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-561-0917.

The 3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  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 4th Saturday Native Plant Sales by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will be held at George F Canyon and White Point Nature Center on Saturday, December 22, 2018.  Colorful, drought tolerant plants are now available at the monthly plant sale.  These plants are grown from seeds harvested right here on the Peninsula and raised at the Conservancy nursery.  These local plant species are beautiful and help attract butterflies and other pollinators.  George F. Canyon plant sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and White Point Nature Preserve plant sale will take place at 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first served basis.  George F Canyon Nature Preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 from Monday through Friday.

The 4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, December 8, 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, Decembeer 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a great opportunity to help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The 3rd Saturday Family Volunteer Day at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 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 to understand 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.

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  You must RSVP by Wednesday, December 26, 2018. 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 October 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales October 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes

Palos Verdes Real Estate Chart October 2018 showing active, pending, and sold Palos Verdes homes 90274 and 90275

Palos Verdes real estate sales October 2018 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to September.  57 Palos Verdes houses sold in October compared to the 39 homes sold in September and increased compared to the 52 homes that sold in October 2017.  There were 61 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in October which increased from the 39 homes pending in September.  The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in October (203) decreased from the 226 homes for sale in September.

Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in October increased to $1,944,000 from $1,867,000 in September and increased from the $1,630,000 in October 2017.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in October decreased to $595 from September ($652).  Average days on market in October decreased to 36 days from 50 days in September.  Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 3.6 months in October for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 5.8 months in September.  A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is lower indicating the high demand for Palos Verdes homes.  Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Currently, there are 209 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 56 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (32 homes have pending sales and 24 homes are under contract).  Additionally, 8 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 8 days of September with an average sales price of $2,250863.

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

Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.

Join Malaga Cove Collective Shops Grand Opening Tomorrow!

Join Malaga Cove Collective Shops Grand Opening Tomorrow!

The Malaga Cove Collective Shops will be holding their Grand Opening tomorrow, Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The holiday season is upon us, and shopping has begun so why not enjoy it here in our neighborhood.

Located in the old Rive Gauche location and after a two year remodel, this new shopping adventure is about to begin.  Jeffrey Scott previously affiliated with Jeffrey Scott Men’s clothing in Riviera Village, is bringing Wendy Metcalfe from Wrapsody, Judith Burke from Mixt and Julie Donovan interior designer, to join in bringing us more shopping choices.

This is a great way to remind us of the “Local First” initiative to assist our local economy and show Palos Verdes homes owners all the benefits that our community receives by supporting local businesses.

The Palos Verdes Chamber has a list of  Top 10 Reasons To Shop, Dine and Do Business Locally First:

1. Significantly More Money Re-circulates in the Local Community

2. Unique Businesses are an Integral Part of our Distinctive Character

3. Put your Taxes to Good Use

4. Customer Service is Better

5. Most New Jobs are Provided by Local Businesses

6. Local Business Owners Invest in our Community

7. Competition and Diversity Leads to More Consumer Choices

8. Environmental Impact is Reduced

9. Non Profits Receive Greater Support

10. A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

To read my prior article on “Shop Local First” click here.

Photo is of the Malaga Cove Center

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – November 6, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – November 6, 2018 

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the November 6, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (21 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 210 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,075,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $775,000) to $23,888,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 37 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $279,000 and $1,850,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

       

Teri Hawkins’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3649 Navajo Place, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,871 square foot home for $4,125,000.  This stunning custom Valmonte Spanish estate features city light views, private front courtyard, large gourmet kitchen (and separate utility kitchen on upper level), and a backyard entertainment oasis with pool/spa.  Joseph Black’s (Gary Johnson Realty) 3296 Via Campesina, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,828 square foot home for $3,150,000.  This gorgeous Malaga Cove home features spectacular Queen’s Necklace/coastline/city/golf course views, spacious master suite w/full views, workout room, and 4 sunset view balconies.

     

Steve Watts & Kevin Pluimer’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3448 Tanglewood, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,223 square foot home for $2,298,000.  This modern turnkey Palos Verdes Drive North farmhouse has just been renovated to the studs and features French Oak flooring throughout, Carrera marble in kitchen/baths, and horse stables/corral.  Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 29503 Quailwood Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,468 square foot home for $1,599,000.  This fantastic Mesa Palos Verdes home features ocean/Catalina Island views, updated kitchen & breakfast room, upgraded master bath, private viewing deck, and pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes 2018 Holiday Traditions

Palos Verdes 2018 Holiday Traditions 

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Palos Verdes homes owners can celebrate Holiday Traditions locally on the Peninsula with many upcoming events.  There are tree lighting celebrations, holiday parades, Nutcracker ballets, visits with Santa and more.  Here are just a few of the events coming our way:

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Promenade on the Peninsula will be hosting their Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at 5:00 p.m.  This event will showcase local youth talent and there will be hot chocolate to sip and a very special visitor.

Elite Dance Studio will be performing their “A Twisted Nutcracker” on Saturday, December 1, 2018,  at 1:00 p.m. at the Warner Grand Theater located at 478 W. 6th Street, San Pedro.  Tickets are available for $20/adults and $12/children under 12.  To purchase tickets from the Warner Grand Theater go to http://wgt.tix.com .

The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented by several local dance studios at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center.  The Classical Ballet Theater will be performing “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with ticket prices of of $25 adult/$20 children under 12.  Peninsula School of Performing Arts’ performances will be on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at  2:00 & 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets prices are $35 adults/$25 for children 17 and under.  The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center is located at 27570 Crossfield, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information, or to purchase tickets go to www.NorrisTheatre.org, or call (310) 544-0403.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the City of Rolling Hills Estates’ annual Parade of Lights will take place with many local community groups and businesses sponsoring floats and participating in the Parade.  The Parade will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will travel along Silver Spur Road, Deep Valley Drive, and the Center Drive.  There are floats, bands, animals and, of course, Santa to make this an event to remember.   You may want to come a little early to find yourself a great viewing spot.  For more information or to request an entry registration, call Andy Clark at (310) 377-1577 x 109 or go to AndyC@ci.Rolling-Hills-Estates.ca.us.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Performing Arts.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lectures & Coffee & Cars November 2018

Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lectures & Coffee & Cars November 2018

The Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series November 2018 is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to hear interesting speakers.  These lectures take place at Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

November 7, 2018 – Scott Willoughby of Northrop will be speaking about the James Webb Space Telescope, which is a large infrared –  optimized space telescope to replace the Hubble Telescope.  Webb will find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe, and connect the big bang theory with our own Milky Way Galaxy.  Webb’s instruments are designed to work primarily in the infrared range of electromagnetic spectrum with some capability in the visible range.  This should be interesting information on this critical and strategic program.

November 14, 2018 – Jim Shneer will be returning to present Two Survivors: Mikasa and Aurora.  Our own local historian will be presenting a lecture on Naval History.  Two warships, one Japanese and one Russian, which were launched in the early 1900s fought on opposing sides in the 1905 Battle of Tsushima, which is one of the greatest and most one-sided sea battles in history.  This will be an interesting story.

November 21, 2018, Will have no program since we will all be getting ready for Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2018 – Mary Mallory will be presenting “Living with Grace.”  Poised, cultured and unforgettable, Grace Kelley had an aura of a princess even before she was crowned.  Having established her polished flair and serenity as a fashion icon, actor and humanitarian, this wonderful woman has been an inspiration for many and her legacy enlightens a new generation of fans.  Motion picture historian, Mary Mallory, is the author of four books, and also serves on the Board of Hollywood Heritage.

COFFEE & CARS

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Peninsula Seniors will sponsor Coffee & Cars at the Peninsula Shopping Center (Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates).  Car enthusiasts will bring their Hot Rod, Custom, Muscle Car, Sports Car, Antique, and other special interest vehicles, to the Peninsula Shopping Center parking lot where you can admire the cars, meet the owners and ask them questions.

Coffee & Cars is held the first Saturday of every month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the parking area near Starbuck’s in the Peninsula Shopping Center.  Each month, a different type of car is featured.

For more information contact Peninsula Seniors at (310) 377-3003.

To read my previous article on Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series click here.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Seniors                        

Palos Verdes Home Sales Los Verdes Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes Home Sales Los Verdes Neighborhood 1st Half 2018

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Los Verdes neighborhood for the first half of 2018 decreased to 13 single family homes sold in 2018 compared to 28 in 2017.  Price per square foot for Los Verdes houses that sold in the first half of 2018 increased to $638 from $623 in 2017, a 2.4% increase.  Average sales price for Los Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2018 decreased  to $1,299,350 2018 compared to $1,306,804 in 2017.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in the Los Verdes neighborhood was $1,819,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Los Verdes neighborhood was $1,010,000.

Currently, Los Verdes has 6 active Palos Verdes home for sale.  There are 6 single family homes priced from $1,130,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,434 square foot home, to $1,550,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 2,658 square foot home.  There are no condos/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. 

 

 

Terranea Resort’s 2018 Thanksgiving Traditions

Terranea Resort’s 2018 Thanksgiving Traditions

Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday at Terranea Resort.  Whether you are looking for a fun golf outing, special dining experiences or even Thanksgiving To Go, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, The Links at Terranea will be offering a Turkey Shoot Out golf scramble starting at 8:30 a.m. and you can join the contest held on the 9-hole course where prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  The cost is $125 for members and $150 for non-members.  For reservations call the golf house at (310) 265-2752 or go to Turkey Shoot Out on the Terranea Links at the Terranea website www.terranea.com.

Terranea’s Ballroom will be featuring Thanksgiving Buffet on November 22, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.  The cost is $115 per adult, $47 per child ages 5 to 10, and free for children under four.   There will be live music and a special holiday desert bar.  Call (310) 265-2836 for more information.  (If you purchase tickets online there is a built in gratuity charge of 24%).  The deadline for purchasing tickets online is Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Mar’sel will be offering a five course Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 22, 2018, from 12:00 noon. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $140 for adults, children 5 to 10 are $65 per person, and a vegetarian option is available.  Reservations can be made at (310) 265-2836.

Nelson’s will be screening a day of football and offering a Thanksgiving family style meal with a smoked turkey breast and all the holiday sides.  They also will be serving their dinner menu.  The price per person will be $65.  They will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Football fans will be able to watch Thanksgiving football games on an large outdoor TV screen.  Call (310) 265-2836 for more information.

Sea Beans is once again offering Thanksgiving To Go.  Menu items include complete meal packages, individual dinners and side dishes, and desserts to go.  Orders can be placed now until November 19, 2018, at 12:00 noon.   There will be curbside pick up available Thanksgiving week on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until closing.  Call (310) 265-2836 for more information.

Bashi will be serving a special Asian inspired Thanksgiving with a turkey leg abado for $40.  They will also be serving from their dinner menu from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Call (310) 265-2836 for more information.

Catalina Kitchen will be having a buffet which includes a carving station, Thanksgiving dishes, local seafood, raw bar, crepes and deserts at a charge of $115 for adults, children 5 to 10 are $47, and children under 5 are free.  The price also includes a taste of champagne.  They will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call (310) 265-2836 for more information.

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Terranea will be celebrating Blissful Black Friday at Marea where shoppers will receive 30% off from 8:00 a.m to noon, 25% off from noon to 4:00 p.m. and 20% off from 4:00 p.m. to close.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.  If using a navigation system, use 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information go to www.terranea.com or call (310) 265-2800.

To read my previous article on Thanksgiving Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 30, 2018

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – October 30, 2018

My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the October 30, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (24 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 202 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,075,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $769,000) to $23,888,000 in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  There are 33 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $309,000 and $1,825,000.  My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:

     

Young Ok Lee’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 29 W. Crest, Rolling Hills 90274 (above left) is a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 6,283 square foot home for $5,900,000.  This classic ranch style Rolling Hills home features panoramic/coastline views, generous chef’s kitchen, extra large master suite, office/library, full tennis court, and pool/jacuzzi.  Kevin Litinsky’s (Rodeo Realty) 30926 Oceangrove Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,566 square foot home for $2,549,000.  This completely remodeled modern Mira Catalina masterpiece features panoramic ocean/coastline views, stunning master bedroom, vaulted open beam ceilings, hardwood oak floors, outdoor kitchen, and private patio deck.

       

Gerard Bisignano’s (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 3340 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,738 square foot home for $2,449,000.  This extraordinary  Valmonte storybook home features a top of the line kitchen w/breakfast area, updated baths, 3 fireplaces, a large master suite, and outdoor hot tub.  Lisa Poach’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 39 Country Meadow Road, Rolling Hills Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,8966 square foot home for $2,325,000.  This updated contemporary Spanish style home located in “The Ranch” features a prime corner location, chef’s gourmet kitchen, a private master suite w/oversized tub french oak flooring, and courtyard entry with pool/spa.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS.

Palos Verdes Art Center Dream House Raffle 2019

 Palos Verdes Art Center Dream House Raffle 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center is holding its 17th annual PVAC Dream House Raffle.  This year’s dream prize is a Midcentury Pasadena Estate or $5,000,000.  This Dream House was designed by acclaimed architects Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey in 1962 as a Modernist Roman Villa for Kelsey and his family.  This three bedroom, three and a half bath home with floor to ceiling glass wraps around the pool and is located on a woodsy, secluded property in Pasadena above the Annandale Golf Club.  There is also a guest house with full bath and with a separate entrance.

For the past seventeen years the Palos Verdes Art Center has given away millions in cash and prizes.  The money raised continues to fund the Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.  The Art Center is available for local Palos Verdes homes owners to take classes, purchase hand crafted items and visit local artist exhibitions in the galleries.  It also hosts the Art At Your Fingertips training center which provides the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District with their art programs.  Art Center has also been used to teach art projects to at-risk youth and foster children.

The donation for a raffle ticket is still $150 and is limited to only 60,000 ticket sales.  As in past raffles, there are special drawings for buyers who purchase tickets early.  The Holiday Bonus Drawing for a $5,000 guided trip for 2 to HAVANA BIENAL featuring 5 days/4 nights at Hotel Saratoga in Havana, Cuba, or $5,000 in cash must be purchased by midnight December 7, 2018.  The drawing will take place at PVAC at 5:30 p.m. on December 20, 2018.  Tickets purchased by midnight Friday, February 22, 2019, will be eligible for the first Early Bird Drawing (Early Bird #1) on March 7, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m.  The same format will be followed for the second Early Bird Drawing (Early Bird #2) for tickets purchased by March 29th.  Tickets purchased by midnight Friday March 29, 2019, (including all tickets purchased before the March 7th drawing) will be included in the second Early Bird Drawing on April 11, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m. at PVAC.

Multiple tickets purchased by the stated deadlines will be eligible for both Early Bird Drawings and the Multiple Ticket Drawing on that day.  The following format will be used:

  • The Multiple Ticket Drawing will be held first.  All tickets that qualify for the Multiple Ticket drawing will be placed in the drum, a winner will be drawn.  The winning Multiple Ticket Drawing ticket, along with all other tickets, will be placed in the drum for the rest of the drawings.
  • Early Bird drawing #1 will take place on March 7, 2019, for a new 2019 Audi Q3 SUV or $25,000 cash (plus other prize levels).  Early Bird drawing #2 will take place on April 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. for a new 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman or $50,000 (plus other prize levels).  There are also 3 multiple ticket drawings for $15,000 each (but you must buy two or more tickets to quality).  Final ticket purchases must be made by April 26, 2019, by midnight.  This year the new 50/50 add-on tickets are available for $20 for 1, $50 for 3, or $75 for 6.  Winner receives half of the jackpot.  These 50/50 tickets must be purchased at the same time as your raffle ticket.

The final Grand Prize Drawing will take place on May 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m and will be held at the Palos Verdes Art Center located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

For more information go to http://cadreamraffle.com or call (888) 528-8805.  The Art Center office hours are:  Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

To read my last article on the Dream House Raffle click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Art Center