Household Hazardous Waste, document shredding and e-waste disposals are important for Palos Verdes homes owners. It gives us a chance to get rid of all the articles we have been saving throughout the year that cannot be picked up at regular trash collections. In October, there are two different opportunities for Palos Verdes Estates & Rancho Palos Verdes residents.
Rancho Palos Verdes residents will have the opportunity on Saturday, October 17, 2020, to have their documents shredded by EDCO and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. They are sponsoring this free document paper shredding from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center. The center is located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. This drop-off is for Rancho Palos Verdes residents only. Residents can safely dispose of personal documents right there on site. You can bring up to three “bankers” boxes per household. Electronic waste will also be collected at the same time and location. If you get there early you might be able to get some free mulch if you bring your own trash cans (up to 3), gloves and a shovel – while the supply lasts. There is absolutely no hazardous waste material accepted at this location.
Palos Verdes Estates will be holding it’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Round Up with a “Door- to-Door Collection” on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Athens Services will be providing this event for Palos Verdes Estates residents only, and all items must be placed on your porch by 7:00 a.m. For safety reasons they do not want the items placed at the curb or in your trash areas. There is a onetime collection fee of $35.00 for this scheduled pick up. In order to participate in this service, you must call in advance by Thursday, October 15, 2020 to schedule a pick up collection. Remember this is Hazardous Waste which is fluorescent light bulbs, oil, paint, household/car batteries and antifreeze. To make arrangement for this pick up call (888) 336-6100 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday) or 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on (Saturdays).
Palos Verdes Estates Annual Bulky Waste & E-Waste Collection Day will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2020. We will provide more information closer to the actual event date.
To read my last article on waste services pick up click here.
Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes City Newsletter
Palos Verdes Estates Ranks 5th In USA Today’s -America’s Best Cities To Live In!
Palos Verdes Estates home owners were happy to hear that on January 4, 2019, USA Today ranked their city #5 on America’s 50 best cities to live in.
24/7 Wall Street created a weighted index of over two dozen measures to identify the best city to live in each state. The cities seemed to have much in common beyond the index components upon which they were ranked. They were often within commuting distance of a major metropolitan area, since the close proximity to a major city provided residents with access to more job opportunities, which in turn can help lower unemployment and improve financial security. They also looked at quality of life factors including close relationships and personal health (the most important) to the local community and environmental impact.
Here’s what USA Today had to say about Palos Verdes Estates: “Located along the Pacific Coast less than 30 miles from Los Angeles, Palos Verdes Estates is the best place in California to live. One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, the typical household earns over $200,000 a year, more than triple the national median household income of $55,322. Crime is virtually unheard of in Palos Verdes Estates as its violent crime rate of 22 incidents per 100,000 people is a small fraction of the national rate of 383 per 100,000. The high ranking may not come as a surprise to those familiar with it, as it is a master-planned city, designed by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted – architect of New York City’s Central Park and the Stanford University campus.”
To read more about America’s 50 best cities to live in click here.
Photo courtesy of USA Today.
Neighborhood Church’s 61st Annual Yule Parlor & Tea
The Neighborhood Church will celebrate the holiday season with its 61st Annual Yule Parlor on Friday and Saturday, December 1, & 2, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be a festive event with “Tea by the Sea” a Christmas Tea where you will enjoy tea, sandwiches and cookies while listening to music. The patio is prepared for outdoor seating if weather permits and you can visit the holiday boutiques which are steps away.
The church choir will be singing Christmas music and the Covenant Handbell Choir will be performing as you stroll through the festive holiday boutiques. There will be a Bake Shop with homemade goodies such as breads, pastries, cookies and candies wrapped for gift giving; a Yule Shop with hand crafted items and lots of ornaments for your Christmas tree; plus a Vintage Shop which contains treasures including jewelry, lead crystal, clothing and antique furniture discovered in local attics and always contains some fabulous “finds.” Afterwards, take a minute and enjoy refreshments and homemade treats while you gaze at the breathtaking ocean views.
While there make sure you take a self-guided tour of the 1927 Mediterranean estate built on the ocean bluffs of Malaga Cove.
Pre-event tickets are $25 per guest, and if you wait till the day of the event they will be $30. Checks should be mailed before November 25, 2017, and payable to Women’s Fellowship with Yule Parlor on the memo line. The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates. For more information call (310) 378-9353.
To read my prior article on the Neighborhood Church click here.
Photos courtesy of the Neighborhood Church