1962 Plaza Del Amo # B, Torrance 90501



Contemporary style townhouse in Old Torrance with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. This multi-level home features an open living area with living room, kitchen and dining area. Sliding glass doors open onto the large deck, perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Top floor includes both bedrooms and full bath. Interior has been freshly painted. Attached 2-car garage has full-size laundry hookups.

Located close to award-winning Torrance schools. Wilson Park, a popular destination for South Bay locals, is just down the street. Shop at the farmers’ markets or enjoy the various events held at the park.

1-1/2 BATHS
1,048 SQ. FT.
BUILT 1987

MLS# SB16102306

Please call me, Lucy Garber, at (310) 293-4866 to learn more or to see this great home!

Grow Your Own California Native Food

Learn about CA native food plants you can grown in pots

Nettle cream soup

Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden, Native Foods on the Small Side

Torrance is a great city in which to live. The city has many programs for individuals, families and kids.  One of Torrance’s great treasures is the Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, one of the last marshlands in the area, and great natural habitat for birds, small animals and plants.

Learn about California native food plants for containers in this Saturday’s class, which is part of the free Native Plant Gardening series at Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance.

Instructor: CSUDH Professor Connie Vadheim

Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Madrona Marsh Nature Center
3201 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90503

After the presentation, Connie will lead the class through the nature center’s native plant garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included.

This class is best for adults.

Free! Donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
Friends of Madrona Marsh website.

3305 Whiffletree Lane, Torrance 90505

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Imagine living and entertaining while enjoying an amazing city light and mountain view…

Located in the desirable “Country Hills” development in South Torrance, just west of the favorite 12 acre De Portola Park, this contemporary style 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is on the market for the first time since it was built. The top floor features an open living and formal dining room with soaring vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, wet bar and front facing balcony. Eat-in kitchen has a slider that opens onto the patio and yard area. The private master suite has a huge walk in closet, private bath and, of course, the view. The first level features a private bedroom and full bath perfect for a home office or guests. The other bedrooms are at the front of the home and share the bathroom there. There is also direct access to the 2 car attached garage.

2,072 SQ. FT.
BUILT 1975

MLS# SB15198955

Please call me at (310) 293-4866 to learn more or to see this great home!

What’s In the Bag – Changing South Bay Grocery Landscape

grocerybagThe grocery shopping landscape evolves in the LA South Bay


If you’ve visited the Pacific Northwest, the green Haggen sign will look familiar to you. Now in the South Bay, you’ll start noticing them too as the grocery chain converts 7 Albertson stores in South Bay area, including on Pacific Coast Highway Lomita, and Redondo Beach, and others on 25th and Western in San Pedro, and 210th block of Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance.

According to a Daily Breeze article, “So far, the changeovers have been quick and thorough, replacing Albertsons with Haggen on everything from aisle signs to displays to shopping center marquees.”


As reported by the Los Angeles Times, German discount grocer Aldi is opening 45 stores in the Southland, “something that analysts say could force some competitors to lower prices.”

“That’s just the start for Aldi… The company is building a regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley to support further expansion in coming years, said Jason Hart, Aldi’s chief executive for U.S. operations.

“There is no other place with the same density of people that exists in Southern California,” Hart said in an interview. “It’s an important market with really big potential for us.”

“Aldi is coming to a region with a growing bounty of food options.”

365 by Whole Foods Markets – Threat to Trader Joes?

Whole Foods Market took another big step toward launching its downmarket sister chain, naming the new enterprise 365 by Whole Foods Market.

Per Huffington Post, “the new chain, which is slated to begin opening next year, comes as Whole Foods seeks to differentiate itself amid intensifying competition. The company… has seen its sales growth slow as organic and natural products have become more widely available at mainstream supermarket chains and big-box retailers.

“The new chain may also be inspired by the success of competitors which focus on value and store-brand products, said Jon Springer, retail editor for the trade publication Supermarket News.

“They’ve identified millennial shoppers, younger shoppers who are very particular about what they eat, but also tough about what they can spend on food,” he said.

“But Co-CEO Walter Robb said that while 365 is inspired by younger generations, it’s intended to appeal to anyone who wants a quick, convenient way to shop.”

What do you think? Post your input.

Where do you like to shop? Why?

1. Whole Foods
2. Trader Joes
3. Haggen/Albertsons
4. Vons
5. Ralphs
6. Sprouts
7. Fresh & Easy
8. Other

Do you think you’ll shop at 365?

Will you try out Aldi?