Palos Verdes – Peninsula Friends of the Library!

Palos Verdes – Peninsula Friends of the Library

Peninsula friends of the library

The mission of the Peninsula Friends of the Library is to raise funds to support the Palos Verdes Library District and to build community awareness and enthusiasm for PVLD services, programs and needs. This is an all volunteer organization, which started in 1961 to enhance our libraries services and programs, and currently provides 5% ($400,000) of the library’s budget and has over 800 friends to ensure the library district can continue it’s vital programs and services. These funds support many of the libraries program including:

Sunday hours at the Peninsula Center Library which allows local students to use the facility.
Summer Reading Program which benefits all age groups, especially young children.
Internet and Wi-Fi access at all three libraries.
Library newsletters & Story time programs.
Special purchases of items for the library collections, furnishings, and equipment.
The Annex, a safe meeting place for teens after school hours.
eBooks, eMagazines, and subscriptions to online services
Monthly movie screenings, concerts, and community events
Library Gift Shop
On-line language programs, used book sales and more.

Equally important, the Friends support a volunteer program of nearly 150 individuals who together give more than 24,000 hours of their time each year. In addition to working in the Library Shop and helping with the Used Book Sales, volunteers organize Books for Troops and give countless hours of their time repairing, shelving, and cataloging books.

Palos Verdes residents make this a wonderful area to reside in. If you have any questions about the real estate market, or if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential or commercial property please feel free to contact me.

Aboutpv – When Will Santa Be Coming To Palos Verdes?

Aboutpv – When Will Santa Be Coming To Palos Verdes?

Malaga cove fountain
Santa is making his way around the Palos Verdes Peninsula starting today Monday, December 18, 2017. Santa will visit the Valmonte Learning Academy (VELA) located at 3801 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Montemalaga Elementary School located at 1121 Via Nogales, Palos Verdes Estates, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Lunada Bay Little League Field located at 2020 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At these locations, there will be lots of holiday spirit with refreshments and picture opportunities for you and your family.

Santa will also be visiting Malaga Cove Plaza on December 24, 2017. Santa will come to Coronel Plaza at 5:15 p.m. and then around 5:30 p.m. the parade will make its way to Malaga Cove Plaza for Santa visits from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for children to share their last minute gift requests with Santa.

If you have any questions about the real estate market in this area where Santa loves to visit, or if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential or commercial property please feel free to contact me.

About South Bay Holiday Events

About South Bay Holiday Events
manhattan fireworks show pic wants to bring some holiday cheer to all those in the community young and old, by listing some fun local holiday events that are taking place in the area. Listed below are but a few of the fun events in the area this weekend.

The 26th Annual King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017, starting at 4:00 p.m. At that time the Grand Marshall’s Boat “Disappearance” will start off the parade with a music selection to get the crowd going. The Grand Marshall this year will be Vera Jiminez Meteorologist for the KTLA Evening News.The parade will start at 4:30 p.m., and be followed by cannons and lots of decorated boats. This is a fun event and it is suggested that you arrive early to avoid traffic.

Manhattan Beach will be bringing in their holiday fun by having their 29th Annual Fireworks Show.The Sketchers Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival is held at the Pier every year in December. This year’s show will be taking place on Sunday, December 10, 2017. This is a fun event where you can bring beach chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner to hold your place for this spectacular show. You can start putting down blankets between 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The music program will be serenading the crowd at 4:00 p.m., which is about the time the Santa float will be coming around, and Skechers Snow Park and Sled Hill will be starting and continuing till 6:30 pm. If you bring an unwrapped toy or cash donation you can join in the fun event which benefits the YMCA Adventures Guides Toy Drive. The fireworks show will begin at 7:00 and as always will bring a cheering crowd.

For more information contact Pete Moffett, Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks founder and producer by going to

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has been in existence since its founding in 1988, for the purpose of preserving undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes. The Conservancy has been successful preserving the 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with the help of many volunteers..

The Conservancy’s vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where native plants and animals can thrive.

The Conservancy hosts a full calendar of popular activities monthly with volunteer workdays, training programs for wildlife and trail repair, and special events throughout the year, including:

  • Nature walks, bird walks, and night hikes on the preserves
  • Special topic events and workshops
  • Volunteer workdays on the trails and at the nursery
  • Trail crew training for outdoor volunteers
  • Environmental education programs at White Point Nature Education Center
  • Family activities at George F Canyon Nature Center

To learn more about the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy go to

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.


Palos Verdes – Wayfarers Chapel

Palos Verdes – Wayfarers Chapel

wayfarers chapel

Palos Verdes homes owners have the wonderful natural sanctuary of Wayfarers Chapel located here in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The Wayfarer Chapel dream started in the mind of Elizabeth Schellenberg, who was a member of the Swedenborgian Church and lived on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the late 1920′s. With this area being mostly farmland and a two lane gravel road between San Pedro to Palos Verdes, she dreamed of a little chapel where wayfarers could stop to rest and give thanks for the wonder and beauty of creation. ¬†Another member of the church Narcissa Cox Vanderlip also shared this dream and agreed to contribute land for the chapel site.

Following World War II, architect Lloyd Wright, son of renowned American architectural pioneer Frank Loyd Wright, found himself in agreement with the outlook of the church with its emphasis on harmony of God’s natural world and the inner world of mind and spirit. The 3.5 acre site and Wayfarers Chapel’s cornerstone was dedicated on July 16, 1949, and later in 1951.

When completed in 1951, it was totaly a “tree chapel” which became a precious jewel to the peninsula. Inspired by the redwood trees that surround Wayfarers Chapel and form the the living walks and roof, this became a natural sanctuary encased in glass with surrounding views of the forest it sits in.

Lloyd Wright’s design of Wayfarers Chapel is the perfect combination of nature and architectural genius which is known as organic architecture.¬†Wayfarers Chapel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275. It is open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the Wayfarers Chapel.