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Palos Verdes Schools Score Over 900 In API

Palos Verdes Peninsula School District students had an average API (Academic Performance Index) score of 904 which is 5 points higher than last year. Scores range from 200 to 1000. Cornerstone Elementary School scored 977 which was the highest mark of any school in Los Angeles County (and 12 points higher than last year). Peninsula High School scored an 879 (8 points higher than last year)....

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Palos Verdes Gems – Part 2

Here is another great spot which was submitted by Mary McPherson. This is the Ocean Estates Trail in Rancho Palos Verdes. This is an easy walk along the bluff of our beautiful Palos Verdes coast looking out at the ocean and several coves. It is quiet and peaceful. There are benches to sit and take it all in. The Trail is located on the ocean side of Oceanfront Estates. At the end of...

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Palos Verdes Gems – Part 1

This is the first in a series of special places on the Palos Verdes Peninsula which many owners of Palos Verdes real estate are not aware of. You might say these are "secret" places. The Gazebo at Roessler Pointis located in Palos Verdes Estates. The entrance is at the northwest end of the parking lot for Malaga Cove School (Paseo Del Mar and Via Arroyo). The Gazebo ia a great spot for...

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The Lunada Bay Neighborhood

The Lunada Bay neighborhood is located in Palos Verdes Estates. My favorite things about this neighborhood are the ocean views and the coastline bluff trails for walking. My son would say it was when the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie was being filmed (photo above) two summers ago and the cliffs were lined with people (including us) with binoculars watching. The Lunada Bay area is .7 square...

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The Blue Whale is Here!

Recently, there have been Blue Whale sightings only two miles off the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast near Point Vicente. The Peninsula News reported that the whales are here to eat the abundant krill that are attracted to the nutrients near the continental shelf off our coast. The blue whale is the largest mammal on earth (as long as 3 school buses) and can weigh up to 336,000 pounds. They are an...

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The Malaga Cove Neighborhood

The Malaga Cove neighborhood is located in Palos Verdes Estates. The best thing about this neighborhood is the the ocean view and many properties also have the "Queen's Necklace" view which is a view of the coastline from Redondo Beach all the way around the coast to Malibu. It is spectacular and one of my favorite views (above). The Malaga Cove area is .66 square miles and has approximately...

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Free Summer Fun

Free summer fun in Palos Verdes Peninsula is not just for owners of Palos Verdes real estate, but is open to all. Here are some of the events to choose from this summer: The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association will be hosting "Summer Concerts in the Park" at Lunada Bay Park from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on July 10 (featuring One World) and July 24 (featuring The Mark Fitchett Band) . It is recommended...

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Fourth of July in Palos Verdes

On the Palos Verdes Peninsula, there are two choices for Fourth of July celebrations during the day. There are also two choices nearby for local fireworks in the evening. Palos Verdes Estates will be hosting their 47th Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Malaga Cove School beginning at 9:45 a.m. with entries into the Apple Pie Contest followed by the Children's Bike Parade at 10:00 a.m....

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Bluff Cove Road Repairs

"Palos Verdes Estates City Council recently reviewed completed reports on the slow, yet consistent, land movement at the north end of Bluff Cove, located at Palos Verdes Drive West near Via Montemar" reported the June 12th Peninsula News. I have noticed the red pylons decorating the road for months. During his presentation at an April Board of Realtors Meeting, Joe Hoefgen, City Manager for Palos...

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Terra Cotta Warriors

Yesterday, I went to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana to view the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Guardians of China's First Emperor. It was fabulous! I highly recommend it. It was very well organized. We had tickets for 10:00 am, only stood in line for a few minutes and then were given an audio phone to help guide us through history. This is the largest exhibit of the Terra Cotta Army ever seen outside...

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