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Posted on: Apr 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, April 29, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, April 29, 2014

 


Posted on: Apr 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM
Subject: Navy Recruiting for San Pedro Facility Restoration Advisory Board Members

For several years, the Department of the Navy has been conducting environmental investigations at locations within the Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) San Pedro (i.e., the Navy fuel depot on North Gaffey Street), and at the former Palos Verdes and San Pedro Navy housing areas. Environmental investigations within the former Navy housing areas have been addressed through the Navy Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Office's Environmental Restoration Program (ERP), and environmental sites within the DFSP facility have been addressed as part of the Navy's Installation Restoration Program (IRP). In the summer of 1994, the Navy established a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) for all of the IRP sites at DFSP San Pedro.

The DFSP San Pedro RAB now meets twice each year to review the progress and status of the IRP on non-BRAC DFSP San Pedro sites. The RAB concerning the BRAC portion of the DFSP San Pedro facility (i.e., the Navy former housing sites) has been adjourned since those sites have already received regulatory approval for closure. City Staff monitors the action of the RAB as a part of the regular bi-monthly Border Issues Status Report to the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council.

The next RAB meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:00 PM at DFSP San Pedro, 3171 N. Gaffey St., Bldg. 100, San Pedro, CA 90731. The Navy has announced that applications are still being sought for RAB membership, including the election of a permanent RAB Community Co-Chair (a position last held by the late Gil Alberio, a former Rancho Palos Verdes Planning and View Restoration Commissioner and Rolling Hills Riviera resident). RAB members are expected to serve a 2-year term and attend the semiannual RAB meetings. Duties and responsibilities will include reviewing and commenting on technical documents and activities associated with the environmental restoration at the Navy's DFSP San Pedro facility. Members will be expected to act as a liaison for information exchange between the community and the RAB.

The City encourages stakeholders in the Eastview area of Rancho Palos Verdes to consider becoming members of the RAB. Those interested in the Community Co-Chair role and/or RAB membership in general should contact the Navy's RAB public outreach coordinator, Kellie Freeman, at (619) 272-7217 or via email at Kellie.Freeman@ch2m.com.

 


Posted on: Apr 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Subject: State Refinery Task Force Information Session in Wilmington on April 29th

A fire at the Richmond, CA Chevron refinery in August 2012 raised public questions and concerns about refinery safety and emergency response in California. Following a directive from Governor Brown's July 2013 report "Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries," CalEPA formed an Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety in August 2013. The Task Force membership includes ten (10) state agencies, U.S. EPA, and local agencies from areas of the State that contain refineries. Their mandate is to work collaboratively to achieve the highest possible level of safety for refinery workers and local communities, and prepare for and effectively respond to emergencies if they occur.

The Task Force will be holding an information session on Tuesday, April 29th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wilmington Middle School, 1700 Gulf Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744 (click here for flyer).

For more information, please visit the Refinery Task Force website (http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Refinery).

 


Posted on: Apr 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Subject: Pet Adoption event this Saturday, April 19 at Hesse Park!

Mark Your Calendar...Pet Adoption event this Saturday!

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control to hold a pet adoption event this Saturday, April 19th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Hesse Park. The event will be held in the upper picnic area adjacent to the parking lot.

The public is invited to come and see the animals from the Carson Animal Shelter, and hopefully adopt a new pet. Please bring cash or check for adoption fees.

Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please call 310-541-8114 if you have any questions. Rain cancels this event.

 


Posted on: Apr 11, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) Coming to Palos Verdes

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (C.E.R.T.) IS COMING TO PALOS VERDES!

SIGN UP NOW – IT’S FREE!!!

Class Starts Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proud to present this training to the public.

Following a major disaster, police, fire, and medical personnel may not be able to fully meet the demand. People will have to rely on each other to meet immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs.

Developed through FEMA, the L.A. County Fire Department's Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) program provides basic training in safety and lifesaving skills for the public.

Please participate if at all possible. More citizen participation = a better chance of recovering from a major disaster and sustaining our community resources.

For more information, please click on the link below to view our latest C.E.R.T. flyer:

C.E.R.T. is Coming to Palos Verdes!

For questions and/or registration? Please contact Cheryl Dawson: E-mail: cheryldawson@cox.net Phone: 310 377-8716

Please include your name, phone number, and email address.

Regards,

Tracy Bonano, Emergency Services Coordinator for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

310-544-5209 or tracyb@rpv.com

 


Posted on: Apr 10, 2014 at 7:19 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, April 15, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, April 15, 2014

 


Posted on: Apr 10, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Subject: Proposed Consolidation of Palos Verdes Business Mail Entry Unit

Last week, business mail customers and bulk-mail permit holders on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (including the City of Rancho Palos Verdes) received a notice from the US Postal Service (USPS). USPS is preparing a feasibility study to assess the possibility of consolidating the Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) at the Palos Verdes Peninsula post office with the BMEU at the Torrance post office. If this consolidation does occur, it will only affect bulk-rate mailiing for business customers; it will have no effect upon residential mail delivery or retail services at the Peninsula post office. Furthermore, City Staff has confirmed with USPS authorities that this proposed consolidation does not mean that the Peninsula post office would be closing.

USPS seeks public comments on the Palos Verdes BMEU Feasibility Study until April 27th. Written comments should be submitted to:

Rodger Enriquez, Manager of Business Mail Entry
RE: Palos Verdes BMEU Feasibility Study
7001 S. Central Ave., Rm. 210
Los Angeles, CA 90052-9998.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lily Pamanian, Business Mail Entry Supervisor, at (323) 586-2605 or via e-mail at lily.e.pamanian@usps.gov.

 


Posted on: Apr 8, 2014 at 7:56 PM
Subject: Join us for Litter Critter Afternoon Tales tomorrow afternoon!

Little Critter Afternoon Tales!

Come to Hesse Park on Wednesday, April 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Little Critter Afternoon Tales! This hour of story time fun includes songs, stories and a simple craft in a relaxed indoor park setting.

This monthly enrichment program is held the second Wednesday of every month, courtesy of the RPV Recreation and Parks Department and the PVLD Young Readers Department. Although this free program is geared to children 2 to 5 years old, children of all ages are welcome. It is designed for parents and children to attend together and no registration is necessary.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, please contact Marisa Perley at the PV Library at mperley@pvld.org or 310-377-9584 ext. 238, or call Hesse Park at 310-541-8114.

 


Posted on: Apr 7, 2014 at 5:39 PM
Subject: Emergency Preparedness Workshop Invitation

43rd Congressional District Congresswoman Maxine Watters is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Workshop in Torrance on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Information about how to protect yourself and your family in an emergency will be provided by the following agencies:

> Federal Emergency Management Agency >Governor's Office of Emergency Services >L.A. County Office of Emergency Services >Torrance Police, Fire and Office of Emergency Services

The public workshop will be held at the George Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

For additional information, please call Congresswoman Waters' district office at (323) 757-8900.

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

 


Posted on: Apr 4, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Subject: Hesse Park Picnic Area Temporarily Closed

The picnic tables at Hesse Park will be temporarily out of service beginning today, Friday, April 4th at 4 p.m., through Saturday, April 5th at noon. A volunteer Eagle Scout project is taking place to refinish the picnic tables and barbeques. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you Eagle Scouts! Please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260 with any questions.

Thank you- Recreation and Parks Department

 


Posted on: Apr 3, 2014 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Agenda, April 8, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Agenda, April 8, 2014

 


Posted on: Apr 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Subject: Join us for Whale of a Day!

Come enjoy the festivities at the 30th annual Whale of a Day Celebration on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. Admission to the event is free. The Los Serenos de Point Vicente Docent Organization and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes present this exciting annual event, celebrating the Pacific gray whale's annual migration from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja California.

This event features children's music, games and crafts, face painting, Kids Fun Zone, tours of the Interpretive Center’s museum and the Point Vicente Lighthouse, South Bay Wildlife Rehab and their rescued birds, marine-themed organization booths, local artists and craft vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, cliff-side whale watching and more!

A variety of live entertainment is scheduled throughout the event, including light jazz by Mark Fitchett on guitar, Sea Chanties sung by Claire, music by the San Pedro High School marching band, a musical performance by the Palos Verdes Strings, a dance demonstration by Beach City Cloggers, a dance performance by Dance 4 Oceans, and surf and oldies music performed by the band The Guitars. Highlights of this year’s event includes a 10:00 am ceremony celebrating the City’s partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, promoting their new Discover the Coast program, and recognizing the City’s role as a gateway community for the California Coastal National Monument. This ceremony will be followed at 11:30 am by a ribbon cutting to thank the Rotary Club of PV Peninsula for their generous donation of the viewing binoculars, newly mounted on the back patio.

Free parking will be available at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, with free shuttle service to and from the event site. Shuttle service is generously provided by L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe’s office. For additional information, please contact the RPV Recreation and Parks Office at (310) 544-5260 or visit the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv.

 


Posted on: Apr 2, 2014 at 3:44 PM
Subject: April 2014 Emergency Preparedness Message

Good Afternoon!

April is earthquake preparedness month. It has been recognized since the April 1906 San Francisco earthquake and continues to be supported by the state assembly urging all Californian’s and government agencies to engage in public education. Our April educational message for you is, “Make Disaster Kits!” Go, go, go kits! Create a go kit for home and one for work. For more information, please click on the link below:

April 2014 Emergency Preparedness Message - "Make Disaster Kits"

Regards,

Tracy Bonano Emergency Services Coordinator 310-544-5209 tracyb@rpv.com

 


Posted on: Apr 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Subject: Filming Activity at Point Vicente Park/Civic Center on April 1st and 2nd

Visitors and nearby residents should be aware that there is filming activity scheduled at Point Vicente Park/Civic Center at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard on Tuesday, April 1st between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, and on Wednesday, April 2nd between 5:00 AM and 11:00 PM. The overflow parking lot will be used as a base camp and cast/crew parking area for a TV show. The use of the park for filming activity will not interfere with access to Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, Rancho Caninos Dog Park, Peninsula Seniors or Palos Verdes on the Net during their regular hours of operation. Since filming activity will be occuring before 7:00 AM and after 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 2nd, five (5) nearby neighbors on Via La Cresta who overlook the overflow parking lot have been notified of this film activity.

The base camp is related to a larger, TV show production that will be shooting at a private residence on Palos Verdes Drive West near Marguerite Drive on Wednesday, April 2nd. Motorists, bicyclists and nearby neighbors are likely to observe filming activity at this residence until 11:00 PM that evening. There will be no production parking permitted on Palos Verdes Drive West or Marguerite Drive, nor will filming activity be permitted to interfere with access to the California Coastal Trail. However, there will be intermittent traffic control on Palos Verdes Drive West near Marguerite Drive, provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, to allow production vehicles and equipment to enter and exit the filming location. Motorists and bicyclists should be prepared for brief delays.

For questions about filming in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, please contact the City's Film Permit Desk at (310) 544-5226 or film@rpv.com.

 


Posted on: Apr 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Join us for the annual Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza!

Hop on over to Ladera Linda Community Center for a morning of fun and festivities with the BIG BUNNY!

This annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, and children ages one to eight years old are invited to participate, accompanied by a parent. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring a basket for your child, and a camera to catch those priceless photos.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The fee is $15 per child. Registration forms may be downloaded from the City web site at www.palosverdes.com/rpv, or pick one up at City Hall or your local parks.

Ladera Linda Community Center is located at 32201 Forrestal Drive, off Palos Verdes Drive South near Trump National Golf Club. Please call the Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260 for more information.

 


Posted on: Apr 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Subject: EDCOs BRUSH CLEARING EVENT

EDCOs Spring brush clearing event begins soon. The event starts on April 5th for five Saturdays, each week concentrating on a different area in RPV depending on that areas regular trash/recycling collection day. The goal of the event is to assist homeowners dispose, free of charge, excess brush, shrubs, hedges, tree branches, and bushes in order to comply with the Fire Marshal rules. This event is especially helpful for large or canyon properties, and homes with trees in need of trimming.

If you are on the Monday trash collection route, your brush collection is on April 5th. Tuesday routes will have brush collected on April 12th, Wednesday routes on April 26th, Thursday routes on May 3rd and Friday routes will have their brush collected on May 10th. Please plan ahead.

Please have your carts, cans and/or tied bundles out at the curb by 7 am on your designated Saturday. For more information go to: WWW.rpvrecycles.com or call EDCO at 310-540-2977.

Thank You. RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Mar 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, April 1, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, April 1, 2014

 


Posted on: Mar 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Subject: Filming Activity in City Parks This Week

Visitors and nearby residents should be aware that there is filming activity scheduled at 2 City parks this week. On Wednesday, March 26th between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, there will be a still photo shoot for Skechers at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. On Thursday, March 27th between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, there will be a still photo shoot for Target at Founders Park.

For both of these photo shoots, production vehicles and equipment will be prohibited from using general public parking areas. With the exception of brief closures of no more than 10 minutes to control background action, all public trails in both parks will remain open during these photo shoots. A member of the City's Recreation & Parks Staff will also be on set at all times during filming activities in the City’s parks.

For questions about filming in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, please contact the City's Film Permit Desk at (310) 544-5226 or film@rpv.com.

 


Posted on: Mar 20, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, March 25, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, March 25, 2014

 


Posted on: Mar 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Subject: Public Input Being Sought on Metro ExpressLanes

Metro is seeking feedback from the public regarding the Metro ExpressLanes on the I-10 and 110 freeways and will be holding a series of public hearings (see below) on this topic. The content presented at each of the meetings will be identical. Free parking is available on site at each location.

Written comments can also be submitted by April 7, 2014 to:

Mail: Metro, Congestion Reduction Demonstration One Gateway Plaza – MS 99-25-1 Los Angeles, CA 90012

Email: expresslanes@metro.net Please enter “It’s About Time” in the subject line

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

Public Hearing Dates & Locations:

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10am – 12pm Council Chamber at City Hall 1700 W 162nd St Gardena, CA 90247 Served by Gardena Bus Lines 1x, 2 and 3

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6pm – 8pm El Monte Community Center 3130 Tyler Av El Monte, CA 91731 Served by Metro Bus Line 176 and Foothill Transit Line 486

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6pm – 8pm Civic Center Library 3301 Torrance Bl Torrance, CA 90503 Served by Torrance Transit Lines 1, 2 and 6

Monday, March 31, 2014, 6pm – 8pm Los Angeles Union Station Fred Harvey Room 800 North Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012 Served by Metro Red, Purple, and Gold Lines, Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Bus Lines 40, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 485, 487, 733, 745, Metro Silver Line, Santa Monica Rapid 10 and Foothill Transit Silver Streak

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6pm – 8 pm Inglewood City Hall Community Room 1 W Manchester Bl Inglewood, CA 90301 Served by Metro Bus Lines 40, 111, 115, 212, 215 and 740

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10am – 12pm West Covina Civic Center 1444 W Garvey Av West Covina, CA 91790 Served by: Foothill Transit Lines 178, 185, 272, 281 and Silver Streak Monday, April 7, 2014, 6pm – 8pm

Ahmanson Senior Center 3990 Bill Robertson Ln Los Angeles, CA 90037 Served by: Metro Expo Line and Metro Bus Lines 40, 204 and 754

 


Posted on: Mar 18, 2014 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Filming Activity on Palos Verdes Drive East on March 19th

Motorists and bicyclists should be aware that there is filming activity scheduled on Palos Verdes Drive East on Wednesday, March 19th between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. The still photo shoot is scheduled to occur along the shoulder of the roadway at the top of the "switchbacks," just south of the intersections with Ganado Drive and Vista del Mar. The shoot will involve a crew of 5 people and one picture car. The City's Public Works Department has issued an encroachment permit for this activity. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies will be providing traffic control as needed, which may result in minor delays.

For questions about filming in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, please contact the City's Film Permit Desk at (310) 544-5226 or film@rpv.com.

 


Posted on: Mar 17, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Subject: Filming Activity on Palos Verdes Drive South on March 17th

Motorists and bicyclists should be aware that there is filming activity scheduled on Palos Verdes Drive South on Monday, March 17th between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. The driving shot is scheduled to occur between Hawthorne Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive East, but not within the active landslide area. The City's Public Works Department has issued an encroachment permit for this activity. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies will be providing traffic control, which may result in minor delays.

The driving shot is related to a larger, feature film production that will be shooting at a private residence in the Portuguese Bend Club community all this week. Motorists, bicyclists and nearby neighbors are likely to observe filming activity after 7:00 PM each evening, from Monday night through the early hours of Saturday morning. For questions about filming in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, please contact the City's Film Permit Desk at (310) 544-5226 or film@rpv.com.

 


Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM
Subject: Join us for Whale of a Day on Saturday, April 5th!

The City's 30th annual Whale of a Day will now be held on Saturday, April 5th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. This annual event was scheduled for March 1st but was postponed due to due to the forecast of inclement weather. If you have any questions, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260.

 


Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 7:19 PM
Subject: UPCOMING RECYCLING EVENTS IN RPV

1. FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING & E-WASTE ROUNDUP EVENT IN RPV(Plus free Mulch Giveaway)

EDCO and the City of RPV are sponsoring a free document/paper shredding event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 am to noon at the RPV Civic Center (City Hall) parking lot, located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. RPV residents can safely dispose of personal documents since the documents will be shredded by a certified shredding company on-site. Maximum 3 bankers boxes per household. Electronics waste will also be collected at the same time and place. Additionally, free mulch will also be available to residents (while supplies last).

2. EDCOs SPRING 2014 CITY-WIDE BRUSH CLEARING EVENT

EDCOs spring brush clearing event is coming up soon. The goal of the event is to assist homeowners with the disposal(free of charge)of excess brush, shrubs, hedges, tree branches, and bushes in order to comply with the Fire Marshal rules. The event starts on April 5th and continues for five Saturdays, each week concentrating on a different area in RPV, depending on the regular collection day for that area.

3. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) & ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER (E- WASTE) ROUNDUP

The PV Peninsula Annual Household Hazardous Waste /Electronics Waste Roundup is on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the RPV Civic Center (City Hall/City Yard) facility located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. This event is open to all LA County residents.

Thank you.

RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 7:17 PM
Subject: UPCOMING RECYCLING EVENTS IN RPV

1. FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING & E-WASTE ROUNDUP EVENT IN RPV (Plus free Mulch Giveaway)

EDCO and the City of RPV are sponsoring a free document/paper shredding event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RPV Civic Center (City Hall) Parking lot located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. RPV residents can safely dispose of personal documents since the documents will be shredded by a certified shredding company on-site. Maximum 3 bankers boxes per household. Electronics waste will also be collected at the same time and place. Additionally, free mulch will also be available to residents (while supplies last).

2. EDCOs SPRING 2014 CITY-WIDE BRUSH CLEARING EVENT

EDCOs spring brush clearing event is coming up soon. The goal of the event is to assist homeowners with the disposal(free of charge)of excess brush, shrubs, hedges, tree branches, and bushes in order to comply with the Fire Marshal rules. The event starts on April 5th and continues for five Saturdays, each week concentrating on a different area in RPV, depending on the regular collection day for that area.

3. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) & ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER (E- WASTE) ROUNDUP

The PV Peninsula Annual Household Hazardous Waste /Electronics Waste Roundup is on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the RPV Civic Center (City Hall/City Yard) facility located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. This event is open to all LA County residents.

Thank you.

RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Mar 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM
Subject: Pop-Up Library will be at Hesse Park tomorrow!

Parents and young readers, come see what all the excitement is about!

Visit Hesse Park tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th between 11 am and 3 pm to see the Pop-Up Library! Books, crafts, story time and many other fun activities are planned.

This event is brought to you courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Palos Verdes Library District. For more information, please call 310-377-9584, ext. 230.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 


Posted on: Mar 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, March 18, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, March 18, 2014

 


Posted on: Mar 12, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Subject: Dog Park and Tennis Courts are open once again.

Great news. The dog park and tennis courts are open once again. The bee problem has been resolved and we want to thank our residents for their patience and understanding during the time of the closure.

Public Works Department

 


Posted on: Mar 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM
Subject: Come to Hesse Park and see what all the excitement is about!

The RPV Recreation and Parks Dept. is partnering with the PV Library Young Readers Dept. to bring you TWO great events at Hesse Park this week - FREE!

Join us tomorrow, March 12th at 1:00 pm for Little Critter Afternoon Tales, an hour of story time fun geared to youngsters ages 2 to 5 (anyone welcome!). Come listen to stories, sing songs and make a simple craft! This program is designed for parents and children to attend together.

Visit the park this Saturday, March 15th between 11 am and 3 pm to see the Pop-Up Library! Books, crafts, story time and many other fun activities are planned. For more information, please call 310-377-9584, ext. 230.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., in Palos Verdes.

 


Posted on: Mar 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM
Subject: Dog Park Closed

The dog park at City Hall will be closed until further notice due to an active beehive.

We thank you for your cooperation.

RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Mar 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Subject: Dog Park Closed

The dog park at City Hall will be closed until further notice due to an active beehive.

Thank you, RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Mar 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Subject: Red Flag Fire Warning Issued for Wednesday, March 12th

The National Weather Service has issued a "Red Flag Fire Warning" for coastal areas of Southern California this Wednesday, March 12th, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Residents are also advised to be extremely cautious in and near wildland areas today and Thursday.

 


Posted on: Mar 10, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Subject: Notice of Recruitment Finance Advisory Committee -Special Vacancy

Please click for the Notice of Recruitment Finance Advisory Committee -Special Vacancy

 


Posted on: Mar 7, 2014 at 5:03 PM
Subject: City Events Page on Facebook

If you're a member of Facebook, you can check out upcoming City events on the City's Facebook page by clicking here.

Be sure to "like" and follow the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' Facebook page.

 


Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Agenda, March 11, 2014

Please click to view the Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Agenda, March 11, 2014

 


Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Subject: March Activity Snapshot now available

Please use the link below to view the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Monthly Activity Snapshot for the month of March 2014.

March Activity Snapshot

Please contact the Recreation and Parks Department for additional information at 310-544-5260 or parks@rpv.com.

Thank you, Recreation and Parks Department

 


Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Subject: Temporary Moratorium on Film Permits at Abalone Cove

With construction for the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project expected to begin in April 2014, the City has imposed a temporary moratorium on the issuance of film permits for Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Please click here for more information.

 


Posted on: Mar 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM
Subject: PV Drive South Roadway Repairs in Landslide Area

Construction will begin early next week in the slide area of PV Drive South and will be completed Wednesday, March 12. Signage will be installed Thursday indicating the day construction will begin. All residents commuting through the slide area during working hours should expect delays

 


Posted on: Mar 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM
Subject: PV Drive South Roadway Repairs in Landslide Area

Construction will begin early next week in the slide area of PV Drive South and will be completed Wednesday, March 12. Signage will be installed Thursday indicating the day construction will begin. All residents commuting through the slide area during working hours should expect delays

 


Posted on: Mar 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Subject: Spring Newsletter

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes 2014 Spring Newsletter will soon be mailed to all City residences. If you can't wait, please click here to view the Spring Newsletter. The Spring Newsletter is also available by going to the City's Home Page at http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv/and clicking on the City newsletter icon on the sliding bar in the middle of the page. Please call 310-377-0360 with any questions or concerns.

 


Posted on: Mar 5, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Subject: Traffic Accident at PVDE/PVDS

A minor traffic occurred a few minutes ago at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive East, which is causing traffic delays in both directions. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes until the traffic lanes can be cleared.

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

 


Posted on: Mar 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Subject: Metro Proposed Fare Changes - Public Hearing March 29th

The following is a message from Metro regarding a public hearing to gather public input on proposed fare changes on March 29th. Comments can also be submitted by mail, email and on-line. In addition, Metro is holding a series of forums to accept public comments throughout the region during the month of March. The one for the South Bay service area will be held on March 14th in Inglewood. Please see the announcement below for additional information.

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

*****

Dear Metro Partner:

Metro is leading an era of historic change in Los Angeles County transportation. We are buying hundreds of new buses, building new facilities, opening new lines and offering new rider tools. While voter-approved Measure R funds much of this change, it does not cover enough of Metro operations. To sustain a transit system that reliably serves the public, Metro must change fares so that they are financially viable, and fair to customers and Los Angeles County taxpayers. Metro fares have increased three times over the past 19 years and are among the lowest in the world. If changes are not made, Metro faces a $36 million deficit in two years, projected to grow to $225 million in ten years.

Metro’s approach to changing fares also makes the system more user friendly by including free transfers for 90 minutes. The Metro Board will consider two proposals. One creates a different fare for peak and off-peak travel. Both call for incremental increases to fares over the next six years. For full details on proposed fare changes, please visit metro.net/newfares.

Metro will hold a public hearing to gather public input on the proposals: Saturday, March 29 at 9:30am Metro Headquarters, Board Room (3rd Floor) One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012 *If you would like to comment at the public hearing, sign-up forms will be accepted until 11:30am

Comments can also be mailed, e-mailed or entered into the online form at metro.net/newfares. Deadline for comments is March 29, 2014.

The public can also comment at a series of Metro Fare Forums at Regional Service Council meetings throughout LA County. These are not public hearings, but will include a presentation on the fare change proposals and public comment will be recorded and forwarded to the Metro Board.

March 5, 6:30pm San Fernando Valley Service Council Marvin Braude Center, Room 1B 6262 Van Nuys Bl Van Nuys, CA 91401 March 10, 5pm San Gabriel Valley Service Council Metro El Monte Division 9 Office Building, 3rd Floor Service Council Room 3449 Santa Anita Av El Monte, CA 91731

March 12, 5pm Westside/Central Service Council La Cienega Tennis Center, Sunset Room 325 S La Cienega Bl Beverly Hills, CA 90211

March 13, 2pm Gateway Cities Service Council Salt Lake Park, Lounge Room 3401 E Florence Av Huntington Park, CA 90255

March 14, 9:30am South Bay Service Council Inglewood City Hall, 1st Floor Community Room One Manchester Bl Inglewood, CA 90301

Metro staff will review public input and finalize their recommendation on fare changes. This information will be presented to the Metro Board on May 22, when a vote on the proposal is expected. If approved, new fares could go into effect as early as September 1. We are reaching out to customers with information on our vehicles, informational e-mails, press releases, posts on Metro blogs and social media, ads in community publications, as well as a page on metro.net. We appreciate your assistance informing any of your interested stakeholders.

If you have questions, or would like more information on the proposed fare changes, please contact Dave Hershenson at hershensond@metro.net. *****

 


Posted on: Mar 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Subject: Point Vicente Interpretive Center Building Closed Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center building will be closed on Sunday, March 2, 2014 due to a water line break in Palos Verdes Drive West, which will require the water to be shut off to the facility for the day while the repairs are being made.

Although the building will be closed, portable restrooms will be available for the public's use. The park grounds will be open during normal park hours of one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. The parking lot will be open during normal facility hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

The RPV Staff

 


Posted on: Feb 27, 2014 at 5:21 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, March 4, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, March 4, 2014

 


Posted on: Feb 27, 2014 at 8:37 AM
Subject: 1st Street in San Pedro Closed due to Police Activity

We understand that police activity in San Pedro has closed 1st Street between Western Avenue and Bandini Street. Motorists should consider alternate routes to the northbound I-110 or the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

 


Posted on: Feb 26, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Subject: COUNTY ASKS ALL RESIDENTS TO SHUT SPRINKLER SYSTEMS COMPLETELY OFF UNTIL NEXT WEEK

With heavy rain in the forecast for this weekend, Los Angeles County leaders are asking residents and businesses to shut all irrigation systems off. Two storms expected later this week are anticipated to dump up to several inches of rain, more than enough water for lawns and gardens until at least the middle of next week. On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for California, with the state suffering its driest year on record.

“We all need to do our part to help conserve water, so the very best and most effective thing any one of us can do to take immediate advantage of the coming rain is to simply shut our sprinkler systems off,” said Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “Your yard won’t need to be watered until later next week, at the very least.”

 


Posted on: Feb 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Subject: No Burn Alert For LA Basin Residents

February 25, 2014 Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces today, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, due to elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). This includes the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces from midnight to midnight today. SCAQMD's no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.

On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and Check Before You Burn alerts at http://airalerts.org or call SCAQMD's 24-hour 'Check Before You Burn' too-free line at (866) 966-3293. SCAQMD's 'Check Before You Burn' program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths. For further information on 'Check Before You Burn' and alternatives to wood burning, see http://www.healthyhearths.org. SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 


Posted on: Feb 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM
Subject: March 2014 Emergency Preparedness Message

Good Afternoon!

Make a plan. If disaster strikes, do you have a plan? Don't wait until its too late, make your plan now. For more information, please click on the link below:

March 2014 Emergency Preparedness Messsage

Thank you,

Tracy Bonano Emergency Services Coordinator tracyb@rpv.com 310.544.5209

 


Posted on: Feb 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Subject: RESIDENTIAL NO-BURN ALERT ISSUED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, due to elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces from midnight to midnight tomorrow.

SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.

On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and Check Before You Burn alerts at http://airalerts.org or call SCAQMD’s 24-hour ‘Check Before You Burn’ toll-free line at (866) 966-3293.

SCAQMD’s ‘Check Before You Burn’ program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths.

For further information on ‘Check Before You Burn’ and alternatives to wood burning, see http://www.healthyhearths.org.

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 


Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, February 25, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, February 25, 2014

 


Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, February 25, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, February 25, 2014

 


Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Subject: RPV Public Workshop - Gateway Parking Lot Discussion

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes invites you to attend a public workshop to review project plans for the Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS) Roadway Realignment Project (click here to view design plans and rendering) that have been updated in response to public comments received at the October 30, 2013 workshop specific to the parking area. The public workshop will be held:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC)

For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works at (310) 544-5333, e-mail nadiac@rpv.com or join the PVDS Roadway Maintenance at Portuguese Bend List Server at http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv/listserver.

 


Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Subject: RESIDENTIAL NO-BURN ALERT ISSUED FOR FRI., FEB. 21ST

Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces tomorrow, Friday, February 21, 2014, due to elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces from midnight to midnight tomorrow.

SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.

On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and Check Before You Burn alerts at http://airalerts.org or call SCAQMD’s 24-hour ‘Check Before You Burn’ toll-free line at (866) 966-3293.

SCAQMD’s ‘Check Before You Burn’ program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths.

For further information on ‘Check Before You Burn’ and alternatives to wood burning, see http://www.healthyhearths.org.

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 


Posted on: Feb 18, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Subject: RESIDENTIAL NO-BURN ALERT ISSUED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces today and tomorrow (Tuesday, February 18, 2014, and Wednesday, February 19, 2014) due to elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces from midnight today to midnight tomorrow.

SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.

On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and Check Before You Burn alerts at http://airalerts.org or call SCAQMD’s 24-hour ‘Check Before You Burn’ toll-free line at (866) 966-3293.

SCAQMD’s ‘Check Before You Burn’ program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths.

For further information on ‘Check Before You Burn’ and alternatives to wood burning, see http://www.healthyhearths.org.

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 


Posted on: Feb 17, 2014 at 7:16 PM
Subject: RPV's UPCOMING RECYCLING EVENTS

Mark your calendars!

1. RPV's FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING & E-WASTE ROUNDUP EVENT (Plus free Mulch Giveaway)

EDCO and the City of RPV are sponsoring a free document/paper shredding event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RPV Civic Center (City Hall) Parking lot located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. RPV residents can safely dispose of personal documents since the documents will be shredded by a certified shredding company on-site. Electronics waste will also be collected at the same time and place. Additionally, free mulch will also be available to residents (while supplies last).

2. EDCO's SPRING 2014 CITY-WIDE BRUSH CLEARING EVENT

EDCO's spring brush clearing event is coming up soon. The goal of the event is to assist homeowners with(free)disposal of excess brush, shrubs, hedges, tree branches, and bushes in order to comply with the Fire Marshal rules. The event starts on April 5th for five Saturdays, each week concentrating on a different area in RPV, depending on that area's regular collection day.

3. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) & ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER (E- WASTE) ROUNDUP

The PV Peninsula's Annual Household Hazardous Waste /Electronics Waste Roundup is on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the RPV Civic Center (City Hall/City Yard) facility located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. This event is open to all LA County residents. http://palosverdes.com/rpv/publicworks/content/HHWE-RECYCLING-2014.pdf

Thank you.

RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Feb 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Subject: Courtesy Notice, February 18, 2014 City Council Meeting

Courtesy Notice, February 18, 2014 City Council Meeting

 


Posted on: Feb 14, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Subject: SCAQMD No Burn Alert

No Burn Alert Issued by SCAQMD

Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces today Friday, February 14, 2014, due to elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The Palos Verdes Peninsula is included in this alert.

Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces.

SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.

On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and 'Check Before You Burn' alerts at http://www.airalerts.org or call SCAQMD’s 24-hour 'Check Before You Burn' toll-free line at (866) 966-3293.

SCAQMD’s 'Check Before You Burn' program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths.

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 


Posted on: Feb 13, 2014 at 7:41 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, February 18, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, February 18, 2014

 


Posted on: Feb 13, 2014 at 3:49 PM
Subject: Residential No-Burn Alert for Thu., Feb. 13th & Fri., Feb. 14th

RESIDENTIAL NO-BURN ALERT ISSUED FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF LOS ANGELES AIR BASIN FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 13TH AND FRIDAY, FEB. 14TH

Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces on Thursday, February 13, 2014, or Friday, February 14, 2014, due to elevated fine particulate levels predicted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces from midnight to midnight Thursday or Friday.

SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement.

On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and Check Before You Burn alerts at http://airalerts.org or call SCAQMD’s 24-hour ‘Check Before You Burn’ toll-free line at (866) 966-3293.

SCAQMD’s ‘Check Before You Burn’ program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths.

For further information on ‘Check Before You Burn’ and alternatives to wood burning, see http://www.healthyhearths.org.

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 


Posted on: Feb 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Subject: JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY FOR LITTLE CRITTER AFTERNOON TALES!

LITTLE CRITTER AFTERNOON TALES!

On Wednesday, February 12th, the RPV Recreation and Parks Department partners with the PV Library District Young Readers Department to bring the community a FREE, fun and educational program for tots.

Little Critter Afternoon Tales is a one-hour indoor program held the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Hesse Park. Library staff read stories and lead parents and children in singing, followed by a simple craft.

This program, designed for parents and children to attend together, is geared to children ages 2 to 5, but children of all ages are welcome. No registration is necessary. Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., in Rancho Palos Verdes.

For more information, please contact Marisa Perley at the Palos Verdes Library District at mperley@pvld.org or 310-377-9584 ext. 238 or call Hesse Park at 310-541-8114.

 


Posted on: Feb 6, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Subject: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert until 10 PM on Thu., Feb. 6th

The California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) has issued a "Flex Alert" due to temporary shortages in natural gas supplies to Southern California electric utilities. Residents are encouraged to conserve electricity this evening, where possible. For more information, click here.

 


Posted on: Feb 6, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, February 10, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, February 10, 2014

 


Posted on: Feb 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Subject: RPV Completes Innovative Employee Compensation Review

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council is pleased to announce the results of an independent review of employee compensation.

Last year, the 2013 Council Compensation Subcommittee, made up of then Mayor Susan Brooks and Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Duhovic, on behalf of the City Council, requested the City's independent financial auditor, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP, conduct additional Agreed Upon Procedures related to the City Manager’s salary and benefits for calendar year 2012. The purpose of the additional procedures established between the Compensation Subcommittee and the auditor was to determine the City's compliance with its policies and procedures for employee compensation and benefits, beginning with the City Manager. The results, which were reported to the City Council on October 1, 2013, verified that the City was in compliance and there were no exceptions noted.

In light of these results, and to provide greater transparency for the public regarding the compensation and benefits received by City employees, the City Council directed the independent auditor to test the City Manager’s salary and benefits for calendar year 2009, as well as to test a sample of 20 employees (all senior managers and approximately 10% of non-management employees). Furthermore, the City Council directed City Staff to prepare an Employee Compensation and Benefits Analysis for all full-time and part-time employees for calendar year 2013.

On January 31, 2014, the independent auditor reported to the Council Subcommittee that the work was completed and the results were clean, with “no exceptions noted.” In addition, the Subcommittee was provided with the results of the Employee Compensation and Benefits Analysis prepared by the Finance and Information Technology Department Staff. The schedule includes every full-time and part-time employee, by job title, who worked for the City in 2013, and lists all actual wages, including salary, overtime pay, and bonuses. It also includes City contributions to benefits, such as health insurance and pension costs, for each employee. In addition, the analysis includes an accounting of all leave time, including vacation, sick and holiday leave earned during 2013.

The auditor’s report, along with the Employee Compensation and Benefits Analysis, is posted on the City's website at:

RPV Employee Compensation Webpage

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

 


Posted on: Feb 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Subject: City Infrastructure Workshop - Monday, February 10th

The public is invited to attend an public workshop regarding the City Infrastructure on Monday, February 10, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Topics of discussion include the recently completed Infrastructure Report Card, financing options for the San Ramon Canyon Project, and the concept of a Comprehensive Infrastructure Management Plan.

The condition and maintenance of our streets, storm drains, sewers, parks, trails, public buildings and the landslide area have a huge impact on the City's delivery of services to our residents, business and visitors, and our community's overall quality of life. It is the City's hope that our residents will find the workshop informative and provide the City with feedback and comments.

The workshop will be videotaped for later broadcast on Cox Channels 33 and 35, and Verizon Channel 38, and will also be available on the City's website.

For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at (310) 544-5252 or publicworks@rpv.com.

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

 


Posted on: Feb 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Subject: Telephone Scam Warning from Sheriff's Department

The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department has recently been advised that citizens have received suspicious phone calls with the caller representing themselves as LASD personnel and asking for personal information in order to clear up warrants.

Please be advised the Sheriffs Department does not solicit warrant information by phone.

If you receive any suspicious calls DO NOT give out any personal information, such as address, social security number, bank account numbers, etc.

Furthermore, citizens receiving emails asking for personal information and money are encouraged to contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov, a website jointly sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center, which offers internet crime prevention tips and an opportunity to file a complaint if you feel you are a victim of internet crime.

Forwarded from: Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 323-267-4800 Email: SHBNewsroom@lasd.org

 


Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, February 4, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, February 4, 2014

 


Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Subject: No-Burn Alert For 1-29-14

RESIDENTIAL NO-BURN ALERT ISSUED BY SCAQMD FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF THE LOS ANGELES AIR BASIN January 29, 2014 Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces today (Wednesday, Jan. 29) due to elevated fine particulate levels forecast by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). This alert includes the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Residents in these areas are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in their fireplaces from midnight tonight to midnight on Wednesday. Wednesday’s no-burn alert is the eighth one this season, which started on Nov. 1, 2013 and ends on Feb. 28. SCAQMD’s no-burn alerts do not apply to mountain communities above 3,000 feet in elevation, the Coachella Valley and the High Desert. Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service also are exempt from the requirement. On a no-burn day, residents can enter their ZIP code at http://www.aqmd.gov to see if they live in an affected area. They can also sign up for daily reports on air quality and Check Before You Burn alerts at http://www.airalerts.org or call SCAQMD’s 24-hour Check Before You Burn toll-free line at (866) 966-3293. SCAQMD’s Check Before You Burn program, in effect each winter from Nov. 1 to the end of February, is designed to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning. No-burn alerts are called when air quality is forecast to be elevated due to fine particulate levels (PM2.5). Wood smoke contains hundreds of contaminants including PM2.5, a pollutant linked to increased emergency room visits and hospitalizations, as well as increased risk of heart attacks and early deaths. For further information on Check Before You Burn and alternatives to wood burning, see http://www.healthyhearths.org.

 


Posted on: Jan 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM
Subject: Dog Park Closed Temporarily for Maintenance

Rancho Caninos Dog Park will be closed Thursday, January 30th between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you- Recreation and Parks Department

 


Posted on: Jan 28, 2014 at 2:49 PM
Subject: Traffic Accident at Palos Verdes Dr. N. & Dapplegray Ln.

A multi-car accident near Palos Verdes Drive North and Dapplegray Lane in Rolling Hills Estates has traffic severely congested. Motorists are advised to avoid this area if possible for the next hour or so.

 


Posted on: Jan 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, January 28, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, January 28, 2014

 


Posted on: Jan 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Subject: PVDS Paving to occur

Notice There will be road repair work on PVDS at the slide area on Wednesday 1/22 & Thursday 1/23. Please use caution while driving. Please drive slowly. Expect delays. There will be flagmen at all times. Thank you for your patience. The Public Works Department

 


Posted on: Jan 19, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Missing RPV Girl Found

The Lomita Sheriff's Station has confirmed that the 17 year old girl who went missing last evening has been found safe and unharmed.

On Saturday, January 18th, at approximately 6:00 pm, Sheriff Deputies took a report of a critical missing juvenile in Rancho Palos Verdes. Attempts to locate her throughout the night were unsuccessful. However, on Sunday January 19th, at approximately 8:00 am the missing girl was located and is now safe at home with her family. We wish to thank the community for all of your support to the family and assistance in the attempts to locate the missing person.

Sincerely,

The RPV Staff

 


Posted on: Jan 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Subject:  17 year old girl is missing from the 31000 Ganado area

A 17 year old girl is missing from the 31000 Ganado area of Rancho Palos Verdes as of 5 PM. She is 5'2", 145 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing gray tee shirt and shorts. If you see anyone that might match this description, please call the Sheriff's Dept. immediately (310) 539-1661.

Please excuse any duplicate listserver messages you may receive. We are sending this message to most every listserver group. You may receive this message multiple times if you have subscribed to multiple listserver groups.

The Staff of Rancho Palos Verdes

 


Posted on: Jan 18, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Subject: 17 year old girl is missing from the 31000 Ganado area

A 17 year old girl has been missing from the 31000 Ganado area of Rancho Palos Verdes since 5 PM. She is 5'2", 145 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing gray tee shirt and shorts. If you see anyone that might match this description, please call the Sheriff's Dept. immediately (310) 539-1661.

The Staff of Rancho Palos Verdes

 


Posted on: Jan 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Subject: San Ramon Drainage Project Construction Activity

Motorists and users of Palos Verdes Drive East are advised to use caution tomorrow, Saturday, January 18, 2014 along the switchbacks near the San Ramon Drainage Project. Construction activity is expected to disrupt traffic flow intermittedly throughout the morning.

 


Posted on: Jan 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Meeting, January 21, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Meeting, January 21, 2014

 


Posted on: Jan 10, 2014 at 4:07 PM
Subject: FREE HOLIDAY EXCESS TRASH COLLECTION

RPV Residents:

FREE HOLIDAY EXCESS TRASH COLLECTION: You may have excess trash and/or recycling due to the holidays. This is a reminder that every year from December 26 through January 17, EDCO and Universal Waste Systems (UWS) offer residential customers extra holiday trash collection as part of their regular weekly collection. Next week is the last week of this free holiday related service.

Therefore, in addition to your regular gray trash cart, please place any extra trash you may have in your additional standard-size waste cans (during this special timeframe only), or in trash bags (during this special timeframe only). Extra trash should then be set out next to your gray trash cart(s) on your regular collection day. Extra cardboard may be flattened and placed next to the blue recycling cart.

BULKY ITEM & ELECTRONICS WASTE COLLECTION: Additionally, EDCO and UWS offer customers free (limited) collection of bulky and electronics items such as sofas, TVs, computers, mattresses, desks, etc. Call your hauler first (EDCO 310-540-2977 or UWS 800-631-7016) to arrange and schedule a special collection. However, if your item is in good shape and could be re-used, please first contact a charitable organization.

Thank you for recycling. RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, January 14, 2014

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, January 14, 2014

 


Posted on: Jan 7, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Subject: January 8th Film Permit Correction

The film permit mentioned in the previous message has been issued for Wednesday (not Tuesday), January 8th. Thanks to all who caught this so quickly!

 


Posted on: Jan 7, 2014 at 1:38 PM
Subject: Filming Activity on PV Dr. S. and PV Dr. W. on January 8th

The City has issued a film permit for a TV commercial that will be shooting on Wednesday, January 8th. The shoot involves driving shots on Palos Verdes Dr. S. and Palos Verdes Dr. W. from Seacove Dr. to Hawthorne Blvd. between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The production will be staging in the parking lot at Pelican Cove (i.e., the former fishing access near the Terranea Resort) beginning at 1:00 PM. The LA County Sheriff will provide traffic control as needed, and City Recreation and Parks Staff will monitor the base camp/staging area at Pelican Cove. The Public Works Department has also issued an encroachment permit for the shoot. Motorists and bicyclists should anticipate the possibility of minor delays during filming activity tomorrow afternoon.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rancho Palos Verdes Film Permit Desk at (310) 544-5226 or film@rpv.com.

 


Posted on: Jan 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM
Subject: Join us this Wednesday for Little Critter Afternoon Tales!

Join us this Wednesday for Little Critter Afternoon Tales!

Come to Hesse Park on Wednesday, January 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Little Critter Afternoon Tales! This hour of story time fun includes songs, stories and a simple craft in a relaxed indoor park setting.

This monthly enrichment program is held the second Wednesday of every month, courtesy of the RPV Recreation and Parks Department and the PVLD Young Readers Department. Although this free program is geared to children 2 to 5 years old, children of all ages are welcome. It is designed for parents and children to attend together and no registration is necessary.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, please contact Marisa Perley at the PV Library at mperley@pvld.org or 310-377-9584 ext. 238, or call Hesse Park at 310-541-8114.

 


Posted on: Dec 20, 2013 at 4:49 PM
Subject: January Monthly Activity Snapshot

Please use the link below to view the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Monthly Activity Snapshot for the month of January 2014.

January Monthly Activity Snapshot

Please contact the Recreation and Parks Department for additional information at 310-544-5260 or parks@rpv.com.

Thank you, Recreation and Parks Department

 


Posted on: Dec 19, 2013 at 7:38 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, January 8, 2013 (Wednesday)

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, January 8, 2013 (Wednesday)

 


Posted on: Dec 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, January 7, 2013 (Sacramento)

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, January 7, 2013 (Sacramento)

 


Posted on: Dec 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Subject: RPV HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE

EDCO Customer Service #: (310) 540-2977 (website: www.rpvrecycles.com)

Universal Waste Systems (UWS) Customer Service #: (800) 631-7016.

December 2013: There will be no collection on Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day. Wednesday through Friday collections will be delayed by one day. Monday and Tuesday collections will remain unchanged.

January 2014: There will be no collection on Wednesday, January 1st, New Year’s Day. Wednesday through Friday collections will be delayed by one day. Monday and Tuesday collections will remain unchanged.

** Help keep your street beautiful! Empty containers must be removed after collection. Empty carts should not be left on the street overnight! **

Avoid a missed pick up by placing all containers at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year!

RPV Public Works

 


Posted on: Dec 5, 2013 at 9:31 AM
Subject: Notice of City Council Reorganization

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is pleased to announce the reorganization of the City Council at its December 3, 2013 meeting as follows:

Mayor Jerry V. Duhovic
Mayor Pro Tem James E. Knight
Councilmember Susan Brooks
Councilmember Brian Campbell
Councilmember Anthony M. Misetich

/s/ Carla Morreale City Clerk

Dated: December 4, 2013

 


Posted on: Nov 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Subject: RESCHEDULED Roadway Resurfacing at City Hall/Upper Point Vicente Park - Monday, November 25th

UPDATE: Due to the significant chance of rain predicted for tomorrow, the contractor has rescheduled this work to take place next Monday, November 25th, instead. Therefore, the access road to the City Hall/Upper Point Vicente Park tennis courts, maintenance yard, Rancho Caninos Dog Park, RPV TV Ch. 33 building, and PV on the Net GIS trailer will be temporarily closed from 8am to 5pm next Monday, November 25th. The access road will remain open as normal tomorrow, Thursday, November 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience this rescheduling of the work may cause. Again, we would like to emphasize that access to the main City Hall administrative buildings, including the Community Development Department and the Senior Center, will not be affected by this roadway resurfacing work. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 310-544-5252.

 


Posted on: Nov 20, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Subject: RESCHEDULED Roadway Resurfacing at City Hall/Upper Point Vicente Park - Monday, November 25th

UPDATE: Due to the significant chance of rain predicted for tomorrow, the contractor has rescheduled this work to take place next Monday, November 25th, instead. Therefore, the access road to the City Hall/Upper Point Vicente Park tennis courts, maintenance yard, Rancho Caninos Dog Park, RPV TV Ch. 33 building, and PV on the Net GIS trailer will be temporarily closed from 8am to 5pm next Monday, November 25th. The access road will remain open as normal tomorrow, Thursday, November 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience this rescheduling of the work may cause. Again, we would like to emphasize that access to the main City Hall administrative buildings, including the Community Development Department and the Senior Center, will not be affected by this roadway resurfacing work. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 310-544-5252.

 


Posted on: Nov 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Subject: 2013 Palos Verdes Half-Marathon, 5K and Exp on Saturday, November 16, 2013

This Saturday, November 16th, the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates will be holding the 2013 Palos Verdes Half-Marathon, 5K and Exposition event at the Terranea Resort and within portions of the City’s streets. Preparation for the event will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th in the Pelican Cove parking lot.

On Saturday, the event is scheduled to take place between 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM, with on-site registration tables opening at 5:30 AM, the Half-Marathon starting at 7:00 AM, and the 5K starting at 7:30 AM. At 5:30 AM, 2-way vehicle traffic will be limited to the landward side of Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive West, with all traffic managed by Sherriff’s deputies. Residents on the seaward side of Palos Verdes Drive South and West will have restricted access in and out of neighborhoods until around 8:00 AM and traffic delays may occur . All City roadways are scheduled to be completely reopened to traffic by 10:00 AM on the day of the race.

City Staff from the Community Development Department, Department of Public Works, and City Manager’s office worked closely with the event organizers to arrange this year’s event, and City Staff will be on-site during the duration of the event on Saturday.

If any concerns or issues arise during the event, please call the Department of Public Works at (310) 544-5252 and leave a message.

 


Posted on: Nov 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Subject: Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th!

Join us for Breakfast with Santa on December 14th!

HO! HO! HO! The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks Department is now accepting registrations for its Annual "Breakfast With Santa", to be held at Hesse Park on Saturday, December 14th, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Children and adults will enjoy a delicious breakfast, sing holiday carols, make festive crafts and enjoy performances by Circosthesia and the Palos Verdes Strings. The highlight of the event is a chance to meet Santa, who will arrive aboard a fire engine! There will be numerous chances for photos with Santa, so adults are encouraged to bring their camera to capture those special moments.

The cost for this special holiday event, which includes breakfast and craft supplies, is $15 per person. Children ages 1 and younger are free with a paying adult. Pre-registration is encouraged, as this event sells out every year! All proceeds will benefit the City's REACH program which serves the social and recreational needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information about this holiday event, call (310) 544-5260 or download a flyer and registration form by visiting the City website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv.here.

Hop on your sleigh, Santa is on his way!

 


Posted on: Nov 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, November 12, 2013

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, November 12, 2013

 


Posted on: Nov 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Subject: CORRECTION - NIGHT HIKE DATE IS 11/16

Ranger-Led Night Hike - Saturday, November 16th! Come explore the beautiful Palos Verdes Nature Preserve at night! On this moderate hike, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) park rangers will lead participants through the Portuguese Bend Reserve by moonlight, sharing interpretive information. Pre-registration required. To register, please click the link below and submit the registration form and Hike Fee of $7 per person to the Recreation and Parks Department.

CLICK HERE to pre-register for the November 16th Night Hike

 


Posted on: Nov 7, 2013 at 2:46 PM
Subject: Ranger-Led Night Hike this Saturday 11/16

Come explore the beautiful Palos Verdes Nature Preserve at night! On this moderate hike, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) park rangers will lead participants through the Portuguese Bend Reserve by moonlight, sharing interpretive information. Pre-registration required. To register, please click the link below and submit the registration form and Hike Fee of $7 per person to the Recreation and Parks Department.

Ranger-Led Night Hike this Saturday

 


Posted on: Nov 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Subject: Join us this Saturday for our 2nd annual Local Author Book Signing!

Come to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center this Saturday, November 9th from 11 am to 1 pm and meet some of our local authors! Have them autograph your own copy of their books or give them as a gift! Stop by the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse from 10 am - 3pm and enjoy a free tour! Click on the flyer to view the list of authors and their books. Local Author Book Signing Event Flyer

 


Posted on: Oct 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM
Subject: Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, November 6, 2013

Please click here to view the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, November 6, 2013

 


Posted on: Oct 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM
Subject: November Monthly Activity Snapshot

Please use the link below to view the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Monthly Activity Snapshot for the month of November.

November Activity Snapshot

Please contact the Recreation and Parks Department for additional information at 310-544-5260 or parks@rpv.com.

Thank you, Recreation and Parks Department

 


 
ARCHIVED RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY NEWS & EVENTS
 
Subject Date Posted

Public Information Meeting for PVDS Roadway Maintenance Project Oct 29, 2013

November 2013 Emergency Preparedness Message Oct 28, 2013

Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda, October 29, 2013 Oct 24, 2013

Paper Shredding Event- October 19th Oct 18, 2013

Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission Agenda, October 22, 2013 Oct 17, 2013

Discovery Room Open House! Fun for the Whole Family! Oct 16, 2013

Paper Shredding Event- October 19th Oct 14, 2013

Join us for the Grand Re-Opening of the Discovery Room! Oct 14, 2013

Rancho Caninos Dog Park Closed Saturday, October 19th Oct 14, 2013

October Monthly Activity Snapshot Oct 2, 2013

Click here to view more archived news items