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Terranea Resort

Every time I travel down Palos Verdes Drive South, I am amazed at the progress of our new Terranea Resort. I do believe they will make their June 2009 opening! Peninsula News recently had an article updating the progress. On October 27th a furnished Casita will be completed and open for public view from 10:00 - 5:00 (and daily thereafter). Please call 310-802-7465 for an appointment. 31 Casitas...

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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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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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Rancho Palos Verdes (Part 3 of 5)

Rancho Palos Verdes was the last city on the Peninsula to incorporate in 1973. The city has 7.5 miles of coastline and 12.3 square miles of land. Rancho Palos Verdes is the largest city on the Peninsula. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population in the year 2003 was 42,265. Current real estate prices for single family residences are between $619,000 (for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath,...

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Palos Verdes Estates (Part 2 of 5)

Palos Verdes Estates was the first city on the Peninsula to incorporate in 1939. The city has 4.5 miles of coastline. Twenty-eight percent of city land is permanently deeded as parkland and maintained as dedicated open space. According to Palos Verdes Estates Resident Handbook, the population in the year 2000 was approximately 13,572. Most homes are custom built and one can only find multiple...

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Cherry Blossom Time

The Cherry Blossoms are blooming at South Coast Botanic Garden. It is so magical to see the blossoms "rain" down onto the ground. This is the perfect time for a visit as the cherry, plum and peach trees are in full bloom. South Coast Botanic Garden is one of Palos Verdes' best-kept secrets. It is never crowded. One is free to amble for hours through 87 acres of beautiful settings. There is...

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At Last! We Have Our Very Own

Summer of 2009, Palos Verdes Peninsula will have its first hotel and a luxury hotel no less. Terranea Resort will have 400 rooms, a spa/fitness center (25,000 square feet), three restauants, three swimming pools, a 9-hole golf course, meeting rooms (63,000 square feet), a wedding venue, an ampitheater, a sand beach, and a bluff-top trail connecting to miles of on and off resort trails. Terranea is...

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And The Winner Is…..

After a public vote - winning with 50% of the vote - the new name for The Avenue (of the Peninsula), our shopping center, is Promenade (on the Peninsula). Why was the name changed? At a recent meeting, Elizabeth Griggs, General Manager of Stoltz Management Company, the new owners of the shopping center, explained the prior owner had branded "The Avenues" at all their national locations. Part of the...

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