May 2016 Local Properties Market Intelligence Reports

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Palos Verdes & Harbor Market Intelligence Report
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Boo! How to Get Scared for Halloween in the South Bay this Year

South Bayn events for Halloween 2012

Along with the usual Trick Or Treating with your neighborhood witches, ghouls and goblins, here are some other haunts in the South Bay for Halloween this year:

1 Week Left for dineLA – 15 South Bay Restaurants Participating

Don’t miss out on yummy eats – 1 week left until it ends July 27.

Check out our South Bay participants!

BEACH CITIES

  • American Farmhouse Tavern & Dining Hall
  • BALEENKitchen
  • Bluewater Grill
  • Il Foranio – Manhattan Beach
  • Mucho Ultima
  • Rock’N Fish – Manhattan Beach
  • Second Story at The Belamar Hotel
  • The Strand House
  • Zinc @ Shade

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA

  • bashi
  • Catalina Kitchen at Terranea Resort
  • mar’sel

TORRANCE

  • Gaetano’s Restaurant
  • Gyu-Kaku
  • The Melting Pot – Torrance

Learn more. Eat well. Have fun.

Green Up Your Home

events to help you green up your South Bay homeCalling on any LA South Bay Homeowner (or soon to be) that wants to GREEN UP YOUR HOME!

Here’s some upcoming events that will help you learn how and share great ideas for your own South Bay home:

 

  • SOUTH BAY SOLAR & GREEN HOME TOUR
    Saturday, May 12, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Free
    The Environmental Priorities Network is sponsoring its seventh annual Solar Homes Tour in the Hermosa Beach, Torrance, and Redondo Beach. Attending this tour or any home included in it will open up a new world of technologies to help you to participate in a sustainable energy economy. Reducing energy use will help to save our planet from catastrophic climate change, and will save you money as well. The listed homes have many other environmental features like solar hot water heating, double pane windows, low voltage lighting, off-peak timed appliances, and native and drought-tolerant plantings. This is a great opportunity to find out more about conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Each home will be open to visitors for two hours or more starting with the first one from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. The last home can be visited from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. At one home you may view the control panel showing the meter running backwards, and at another you may inspect the electric car in the garage. You are requested to present the flyer to the host or hostess of each home that you visit. Tour Flyer.

  • SUCCESS WITH SUCCULENTS
    Saturday, May 12 10 – 11 a.m.
    Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden
    Maria Capaldo, Award-Winning Cactus Cultivator
    Patrick Moore, Local Succulent Enthusiast
    Ever noticed just about every article about landscaping in Southern California suggests using cacti and succulents? They’re perfect for our climate, especially for blending with native plants and grasses to create stunning, yet water wise displays. Patrick will lead a discussion on how to use these amazing plants in environments ranging from the windowsill to the front yard. A wide variety of samples will be available for sale. (All proceeds donated to MBBG.) Prior registration required. Contact Julie Gonella at (310) 546-1354 or Julie@manhattanbeachbotanicalgarden.org. Leave your name(s), class request(s), number of people attending and phone # when calling.

  • WHAT IS PERMACULTURE AND HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN
    Memorial Day Weekend
    Lecture – Saturday May 26, 3 – 6 p.m. $20
    Hands-On Workdays – Sunday May 27 1 – 6 pm $30 and Monday May 28 9 am – 6 pm $30
    $75 for 3-day Workshop
    Pacific Unitarian Church
    Permaculture is a land use and community building movement, which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities.The weekend workshop will cover land planning; how to build the design; irrigation; soil fertility management; composting and vermi-composting; mulching; permaculture lasagna; planting annual and perennial herbs, vegetables, fruit and nut trees; and orchard slopes. Led by Dr. Bill Roley, the director of the Permaculture Institute of Southern California, he is an applied ecologist, environmental instructor and consultant. He also designs strategies to improve sustainable resources for homes, organizations, governments and businesses. He heads the Ecological Restoration Certificate Program at Saddleback College and teaches biology at Soka University. Pre-registration required.

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT MULCH
    Saturday, June 2 10 – 11 a.m.
    Manhattan Beach Garden
    Free
    Mike Garcia, Enviroscape
    Want to know how to get some free mulch? How about how to choose the right mulch for maximum benefit to your yard? Or maybe you’re wondering if there is any danger or risk to using mulch. This class will give you all the inside information, and provide you with a resource for free mulch. Prior registration required. Contact Julie Gonella at (310) 546-1354 or Julie@manhattanbeachbotanicalgarden.org. Leave your name(s), class request(s), number of people attending and phone # when calling.

What’s happening in the South Bay for Earth Day

Earth Day events in the Los Angeles South BayEarth Day this year is April 22, 2012. There’s plenty of activities going on in the South Bay for you to participate in, especially for the homeowners that would like to make their homes and lives a little more green.

Saturday, April 21, 8 am – 3 pm
Earth Day Bird Fest
Beach Clean Up 8 – 10 am
Location: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
Free

Garden Tour Mar Vista, CA 4/21/2012Saturday, April 21, 10 am – 4 pm
4th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase
Location: Mar Vista (tour map)
Free
This free citywide event will feature a public, open house tour of 90 private resident gardens broken into 6 compact self-guided walking tours throughout Mar Vista. Participants will learn about drought-resistant landscapes, edible gardens, composting techniques, water capture practices and free range farming.

Saturday & Sunday, April 21 – 22, 9 am – 5 pm
Aquarium of the Pacfic’s Earth Day Celebration
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Free with General Admission and for AOP members

Saturday, April 28, 11 am – 4 pm
VOICE Earth Day Celebration & Concert
Location: Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free