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Updated Bluff Cove Road Repairs

Red pylons have adorned the Bluff Cove area of Palos Verdes Drive West for so long that I actually don't see them anymore. The repairs to the road above Bluff Cove are scheduled to finally begin October 26 and the City of Palos Verdes Estates hopes to have it completed by Christmas 2009. I say finally because the land has been moving since the 1980s and the road's striping was moved further east...

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2009 Fourth of July in Palos Verdes

Fourth of July on the Palos Verdes Peninsula will be celebrated at two special public events. There will also be several local firework displays in the evening. This year Palos Verdes Estates will be holding their48th Annual Independence Day Celebrationat Lunada Bay School, 520 Paseo Lunado. The festivities are free to the public and will begin at 9:45 a.m. with entries into the Apple Pie Contest...

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Palos Verdes Fun Facts

Palos Verdes Peninsula has a total of 67,162 residents as of 2008. The city of Rancho Palos Verdes has the largest population at 42,964. The city of Palos Verdes Estates has 14,046 residents. Rolling Hills Estates has 8,185 residents. Rolling Hills has 1,967 residents. The Palos Verdes Peninsula measures 26.3 square miles. Palos Verdes is the oldest city (incorporated in 1939) and located on...

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The Montemalaga Neighborhood

The Montemalaga neighborhood is located in Palos Verdes Estates. The best thing about this neighborhood is the fabulous ocean and Queen's Necklace views (photo above) that many homes enjoy as this area is the highest elevation (up to 1380 feet) in Palos Verdes Estates. The Montemalaga neighborhood is roughly 1 square mile in area and has no ocean borders. It is located on the hill above Lunada Bay,...

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Palos Verdes Gems – Part 3

A very special place to visit in Palos Verdes Estates is the Labyrinth at Neighborhood Church. There is a memorial plaque which reads, "For the Journey of Life to Help You find Your Way." It is "Dedicated to the Memory of Miriam Levonian". As you walk the path to the center (which is marked as a shell), you are to ponder your life. I am usually struck with thoughts of all that I have to be...

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Update on Bluff Cove Road Repairs

Palos Verdes Estates City Council has selected a "combination of caissons and tiebacks to create a wall that will support PF Drive West" reports the Palos Verdes Peninsula News. The road has been affected by the landslide above Bluff Cove. The caissons will be 53 feet deep; the tiebacks are horizontal wires used to reinforce the caissons for stability. The cost could be up to $1.2 million. No...

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Speed Limit Changes in Palos Verdes?

Do you know what the speed limit is on Palos Verdes Estates city streets? It seems there are changes in the air. According to the Peninsula News, the city of Palos Verdes Estates has completed a recent survey of several streets (the last review was in 2002). "The process for setting speed limits is regulated by the California Vehicle Code, or CVS, according to a staff report. The CVS requires that...

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Bays and Coves in Palos Verdes

What are the names of the Bays and Coves in Palos Verdes? That questions was asked of me a couple of weeks ago. And as a 30 plus year resident, I could not name them all. How lucky are we here on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that we have so many that we can't count or name them all! Our coastline is truly magnificent! Matt Waters at Rancho Palos Verdes Parks and Recreation Department did some...

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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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