What a great way to spend your weekend, Check out the great video and see just what will be going on all weekend at Fiesta Hermosa. As they say there will be something for everyone. As usual it will be fun, fun fun in the South Bay.
Heal the Bay has released its annual Beach Report Card on Los Angles County beaches. Meanwhile, four South Bay Beaches out of the seven LA County beaches made Heal the Bay ‘s Honor Roll with perfect A-pluses:
Leo Carrillo Beach at Arroyo Sequit Creek
Zuma Beach at Zuma Creek mouth
Las Tunas County Beach at Pena Creek
Hermosa City Beach at Twenty-Sixth Street
Palos Verdes (Bluff) Cove, Palos Verdes Estates
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes
What a great place to live: The South Bay of Los Angeles. Last Saturday we attended the Arm Forces Day parade in Torrance. This is the longest running Armed Forces parade in the country. After the parade we ventured over to Del Amo Shopping Center and were able to see the military equipment upfront. A real treat. This is great time. Many families have front yard BBQs and block parties in celebration.
This weekend we are headed for the by Fiesta Hermosa. This 3 day event is held twice a year on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. This is not the average town festival.
You will find everything from a children’s carnival, professional crafters and artisans to top musicians to a wonderful Beer Garden. The food is terrific, many home town restaurants feature their best. Hours for the festival hours will be
May 25, 26, 27
10 am to 6 pm
Parking in Hermosa Beach is always at a premium, so we provide our visitors with FREE PARKING and FREE SHUTTLE BUSES from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day of Fiesta Hermosa. You can park and ride the shuttle at Marine Ave & Aviation Blvd Redondo Beach.
In the spring there is no better time than to visit the South Coast Botanical Garden. Located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard-Palos Verdes Peninsula. These gardens are the perfect escape from the noise and hurriedness of our everyday life.
Originally this was a mining area until the county of Los Angeles was convinced to turn the area into a landfill. And then in 1961, private citizens, headed by Frances Young, petitioned the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to convert the mining site/landfill into a botanic garden. Believe it or not the group was able to Procure, through donations, over 40, 000 trees shrubs and many other plants. Since that time the plant collection has increased to more than 200,000.
Be sure you add these gardens to your planned family excursions this summer. This is a great place for people of all ages.
When the development of Torrance Condos in the vicinity of Maple and Del Amo began way back in the early 60s and 70s there was a real concern that the marsh lands would be filled in and developed like many of the other areas in Torrance.
Thanks to the for-site of a very few who fought developers to preserve the marsh, it was dedicated in 2001 and will always be protected. It is a wonderful place to visit. Even Huell Howser paid Madrona Marsh a visit and aired a segment on this special place.
Walmart will open one of the new Walmart Neighborhood Markets this summer. They have opened the employment office, so now is the time for you or possibly your teenager to apply for that summer job. (Or do kids still get summer jobs?)
This store is hiring approximately sixty five full or part time jobs for many different shifts. Walmart is also accepting applications online.
The produce, deli and bakery departments (above) inside a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market supermarket.
As part of its commitment to hiring 100,000 veterans in the next five years, Walmart says it will offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty.
Can you imagine having 8 large bags of trash every day after school lunch? That is 240 commercial size trash bags per month. Thanks to some environmentally conscience school children at Lunada Bay Elementary School in Palos Verdes Estates now has one bag of trash per week-four per month. What a difference. Just think of the trash reduction if each school in the State would get involved.
Young student sorting trash after lunch.(Robert Casillas / Daily Breeze Staff Photographer).
And because of this reduction in trash Lunada Bay Elementary won the Contest sponsored by Manhattan Beach Environmental nonprofit “Grades of Green” with Chevron donating the prize money. Washington and Riviera were named runners-up.
The program called the Trash-Free Lunch Challenge. The program is most successful in our South Bay region. In fact it had thirteen of the seventeen participants. And we can be proud that five of these are from Torrance Unified.
According to the the California Association of Realtors Los Angeles presently has a very tight real estate market. Stating that it is even tighter that the San Francisco market. An example of this is that in March, there was a 2.7-month supply of available houses in Los Angeles County and houses were only on the market for an average of 31.5 days. Statewide, inventory was down 36 percent from last year and the availability of homes priced below $300k plunged more than 50 percent from the previous year.”
When San Pedro’s “Ports of Call” renovation is complete, it may not be called “Posts of Call”. The LA Waterfront Alliance fears that the Brand will continue to foster memories of the this rundown retail area. This writer believes it would all depend on the marketing. The developers need to do their job at marketing and the name can remain the same. Why break the a tradition.
According to Donna Littlejohn of the Daily Breeze there is once again a stall on the development Ponte Vista.
Ponte Vista means “Bridge View, And acknowledges the view of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the horizon.
The project was first proposed eight years ago to solve the problem of what to do with the large parcel of land.
It’s been eight years since developer Bob Bisno first proposed the project he named Ponte Vista – which means “Bridge View” and pays homage to the Vincent Thomas Bridge that can be seen on the horizon from the hilltop. The project originally was a 2300 home planned community. Now it just keeps shrinking.
It is amazing that the city of Los Angles has such a difficult time approving development plans for an abandoned 62 +acres of prime San Pedro real estate . This property was once housing for Navy families. You would think they would be delighted with the improvement to the harbor town. And where else in Los Angeles can you find that many acres of prime real estate for development.