Lights in Palos Verdes?

Palos Verdes Estates does not have residential street lights.  Tennis courts and pool areas are also restricted.  According to Sue Van Every, Palos Verdes Estates Homeowners Association Manager, in a recent article in the Peninsula News “there is a city ordinance, as well as the Art Jury (which) has not allowed any (lights))…because of the surrounding neighbors…”  Of course, that means no night games at Palos Verdes High School.

The same is true for Peninsula High School which is in Rolling Hills Estates.  However, there have been a few exceptions over the years.  According to Doug Prichard, City Manager of Rolling Hills Estates, in a recent Peninsula News article, “The standing policy of the school has been that they do not want to disrupt the neighborhoods in the quiet evenings with night games, they’ve never had lights go up there.  Every few years, we’ll get the booster club interested in having a night game or two during the season – particularly homecoming games – and they’ve done that in the past with temporary lights on sort of a one-off basis.”

There are street lights in Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes which makes navigating unfamiliar areas at night easier.  As a resident of Palos Verdes Estates, I do enjoy not having streetlights.  You can really see the stars at night!

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