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Fall 1999


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STAYING THE COURSE: THE GENERAL PLAN 25 YEAR LATER

In The Beginning

In September 1973 the major challenge facing the new City of Rancho Palos Verdes was getting control of land use.  Bulldozers had already cleared the way for an apartment complex on 54 acres of land at Palos Verdes Drive West and Hawthorne. In the pipeline were projects such as a 450 unit apartment complex on 55 acres on PV Dr. West between Berryhill and Rue Beaupre; and, 90 units on 7.5 acres between the Porto Verde Apartment complex and the ocean near Marineland. These are just a few of the projects that were reported by the Palos Verdes Peninsula News in January 1972.  A race was on between the City and the developers and owners of large areas of coastal property. It seemed like our coastline was destined to high-density development.    On September 21, 1973, just fourteen days after taking office, the City Council imposed a moratorium on construction within the City; this brought the bulldozers to a screeching halt.

While the moratorium gave the City time for a breather, the pressure was now on to devise a land use plan for the entire City.  The residents wanted such a plan to preserve the natural contours of the land, put a limit on multi-family units and impose low-density regulations.  This control was achieved with the adoption of the General Plan in June of 1975, less than two years after incorporation.
 

Since that time, the General Plan has served to preserve the “Peninsula lifestyle” that was cherished by the residents of our new city.  Included in this lifestyle was noise minimization, traffic control, development of well located vista points, encouragement of and funding for the study and preservation of unusual flora and fauna, and support for the identification of archaeologically sensitive areas and sites.

Honed from testimony by residents at numerous public hearings and from countless study sessions conducted by volunteers on the Planning Advisory Committee and the General Plan Goals Committee, the General Plan reflects concern not only for protecting and preserving City resources, but for those of the entire region.

What does the record look like after nearly 25 years of managing land use under the General Plan? What changes have taken place? Where do we stand now?
Have the limits on density and development been sustained?

Housing Stock: Past and Present
“Growth in Rancho Palos Verdes should be a cautious, evolutionary process that follows a well-conceived set of general guidelines which respond to both holding capacity limitations for the region and environmental factors on the Peninsula.”  (Gen. Plan, Pg. 56)

In 1960 the area that was eventually to become the City of Rancho Palos Verdes had about 3,700 dwelling units: all were single family homes.  A decade later, that number had nearly tripled to an estimated 8,678, including 981 multi-family units.  At incorporation, there were thought to be 10,342 dwelling units, 8,876 of which were single family and 1,564 multi-family.

By the time the General Plan was adopted, an estimated 11,600 dwelling units existed in the City. The annexation of Eastview in January of 1983 added 2,201 single family and 398 multi-family units.  Recent data from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) indicates that there are currently 15,121 housing units.

City records show that since incorporation, only 1,259 units have been approved for construction including those currently being built: 63 units in the Sea Breeze tract on Crest Road; 79 houses in the Oceanfront Estates on Palos Verdes Drive West near Hawthorne Boulevard; 75 homes scheduled to be built in Ocean Trails; and, Peninsula Point on Palos Verdes Drive South where 43 houses were completed within this past year.  Of these 1,259 homes, only 848 were constructed after the 1980 census.

Open Space: Increase in Public Ownership

The City has taken advantage of many opportunities to increase the amount of open space either through leasing arrangements, outright purchase or through the mitigation process on development of private property.   This has resulted in a considerable increase in open space under public ownership and control.

When adopted, the General Plan identified 445 acres of regional park facilities and 137.2 acres of local parks or “soon to be created” parks.    The City has since acquired 454.65 acres of park and open space.  The biggest acquisition was the Forrestal Quarry area purchased in 1996.  Another was the open space area in the “switchbacks” along Palos Verdes Drive East.  That land was dedicated to the City as a condition of the Sea Cliff Hills residential project.

Additional open space acquired includes the fields at Portuguese Bend which are leased from the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District and are used for a variety of recreational activities including soccer and softball.  On the eastside, acreage leased from the Los Angeles County Sanitation District has been developed as a park.

General Plan Amendments – Why Are They Necessary?

Even though it was written almost twenty-five years ago, the General Plan is still remarkably relevant.  This might be interpreted as a monument to the wisdom of
those who wrote it.   To-date, there have been sixteen amendments to the Plan.  Two of the amendments increased residential density in the Peacock Ridge area and in a small tract (eight lots) located on Indian Valley Road near Hawthorne Blvd.  The remainder of the amendments cover a variety of land use matters ranging from the Housing Element policies to inclusion of Eastview. There have been no amendments since 1991 and none increasing residential densities since 1982.

Future Amendments

In June, after two years of public hearings, numerous meetings with environmental groups and the compilation of biological data, the City Council approved the preferred “alternative preserve design” for the Natural Community Conservation Planning Act (NCCP).  The goal of the NCCP is to provide protection of natural wildlife diversity while allowing compatible land use and appropriate development and growth. That design proposes preservation of nearly 1,300 acres of privately owned land.  When finally approved by State and Federal resource agencies, it will become an amendment to the Natural Element section of the Plan.

Sustaining the Limits on Density and Development

In the past twenty-one years, the City has acquired 454.65 acres of its current 1036.85 acres of parks and open space; the NCCP design will add more.  During that same period, the City has approved the subdivision of lots that will accommodate 982 single-family homes and 277 multi-family homes.  The Villa Capri townhouses located at Hawthorne Blvd. and Palos Verdes Drive South was the last multi-family project approved by the City Council.  No residential subdivisions have been approved since 1992; those under construction along the coastline and elsewhere in the City were approved prior to 1992.

Preservation of the Peninsula Lifestyle

“Rancho Palos Verdes enjoys a climate and air quality considered as being among the ideal climates in the world.” (Gen. Plan, Pg. 7)

“The Palos Verdes Peninsula has long been extensively recognized for its beautiful shoreline and rich, abundant marine life.” (Gen. Plan, Pg. 24)

Air quality, a great climate and a beautiful shoreline are resources and features that make RPV a very desirable place to live, hence the City’s strong stewardship over development and density.
 

Prior to incorporation, unrestrained land use put commercial and high-density development on a collision course with the Peninsula lifestyle.  Adherence to the General Plan has saved us from becoming another high-density coastal community without a separate identity.   When adopted, it was assumed that 2,528 additional dwelling units (2,299 single family and 240 multi-family) would be “induced” under the Plan’s guidelines. Since then, City records show that only 1,259 units, including multi-family, have been constructed.  Parks and open space have increased by 432.75 acres.  When approved, the NCCP design will add even more acreage. The additional open space acquisitions will bring the land under public ownership in Rancho Palos Verdes (not including school property, landscaped street medians, parkways, and trail easements) to about 25% of the total land area of the City.  Most of this land is in its natural state.

The General Plan it is not an immutable document, but instead is one that has to be fine-tuned periodically to reflect the changes and circumstances of community needs and lifestyle changes.  Even after twenty-five years, our General Plan still reflects the goals and community values existing at the time of incorporation that defined the Peninsula lifestyle.
 
 

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A PRIMER ON YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL




Within a few months the L. A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector will be sending out property tax bills to City residents. To a non-bureaucrat, interpreting this bill can be a challenge.  For instance, do you know what the WB MWD Stdby Chg is?  Or, you might wonder what does the County Park District do for me as a resident of RPV?  Well, here’s the low-down.

Detail of Taxes Due

General Tax Levy – All Agencies: This is the first item that appears under the “Detail” column and the amount represents one percent of the taxable value of your property.  This money goes directly to the State.  Less than seven percent of that one percent is returned to the City: that money goes into the General Revenue fund.   Total annual revenue to the City from property taxes is about $2.8 million and most of it is used to pay for public safety.

Voted Indebtedness

Charges in this column are the result of voter approval of certain “measures” that have appeared on the ballot for various elections.  These measures are either State, County or Local and seek financing to pay for improvements or repairs to infrastructure such as storm drain and sewer systems.

County – This money pays for bonds that financed a County detention facility.

Metropolitan Water District (Metro Water Dist.) -   This portion of your taxes repays voter-approved general obligation bonds which financed the construction of facilities that provide water to So. California, including the MWD’s Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project.

Los Angeles County Flood Control (Flood Control)   – This charge results from a bond measure approved by the voters at a special election in 1979 and pays for a specific storm drain project.

Palos Verdes Library District (Palos Verdes Lib) –  In 1991 voters in the Palos Verdes Library District approved a $16 million bond measure to pay for expansion and improvements for the Library District.

Direct Assessments

These assessments pay for services that benefit real property.  For instance, in November of 1996, a County measure entitled  “The Safe Neighborhood Parks Act” sought funding for neighborhood and regional parks and recreation areas.  The voters approved that measure and, as a result, the City has received funding for the improvements at Lower Hesse Park and for the expansion of the Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center.

L. A. County Flood Control (Flood Control) – These funds pay for the maintenance and operation of the flood control system in the entire County.

Landscaping & Lighting District   (Land/Light Dist.) -   This is a City assessment and pays for the on-going operation, maintenance and servicing of median landscaping, street trees, street lighting and traffic signals.

L. A. County Hazard Abatement – This agency is responsible for fire prevention  such as the removal of weed and brush from unimproved property.

Los Angeles County Consolidated Sewer Maintenance  –  These monies are used to operate the local sewer system serving this area.

County Sanitation District (SANITATION #5) – The City is part of the County Sanitation Districts that serve the wastewater and solid waste management needs of Los Angeles County.  This agency operates and maintains the large trunk sewer lines that are linked to local sewers and laterals.

West Basin Municipal Water District Standby Charge (WB MWD STDBY CHG) –This charge pays the annual revenue bond debt for building a treatment facility and distribution system for recycled water.

Los Angeles County West Mosquito Abatement District (LA WEST MOSQ AB) – Serving the western portion of Los Angeles County, this district makes policy concerning the eradication of vectors such as mosquitos, rats and the Africanized honey bee.

Los Angeles County Parks District (COUNTY PARKS DIST) – Approved by the voters in 1992 and 1996, this money is used to finance several park improvement projects throughout the County.

Los Angeles County Fire Department (LA CO FIRE DEPT) – Approved by the voters in 1997, this money is used to support the Fire Department in providing emergency paramedic rescue, fire fighting, search and rescue and hazardous materials and disaster response.

When you get past the “Total Taxes Due” line and still have questions about your statement, look on the reverse side, it is filled with information about the assessment and appeals process.

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CITY ADOPTS BALANCED TWO-YEAR BUDGET

With a continuing strong economy combined with the judicious use of resources, the City Council was able to adopt a balanced budget on June 1st. .  This budget provides for both the normal operating expenses and a significant capital improvement program that includes projects such as a City-wide residential street overlay program and median improvements.

For the first time in the City’s history, this year the Council adopted a two-year budget that will guide expenditures through June 30, 2001.   With a built-in six month review and adjustment schedule, this budget will enable the City to plan its financial condition on a longer range basis than the traditional one year cycle.

General Fund Revenues

For fiscal year 1999-2000, the City is projecting General Fund revenues of over $11,000,000.  As a result of the steadily improving economy, General Fund revenues have increased nearly 10% in the past four years.  Something that cannot be ignored, however, is the fact that the majority of this increase (6.5%) is due to the issuance of building permits.   As development is completed, revenues will level off because property tax, sales tax, vehicle license fees and the utility users tax generated from the new development will not equal the permit fees generated by this construction activity.

On a more positive note, the potential revenues from the Ocean Trails Golf Course could give the City a strong new source of general funds.  Current projections for revenue are conservative pending its opening which, of course, has been delayed due to the recent landslide activity in the area.

Significant Program Changes

During a series of five budget workshops the Council heard from dozens of residents and, as a result, added new or expanded programs. Expenditures of note include:

Expansion of Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  The budget includes $2,684,500 of Proposition A, Environmental Excise Tax and Quimby Act funds for the expansion of the Center.

Employee Salaries.  Funds have been included for the adjustment in salary ranges for sixteen job classifications and authorizes merit increases not to exceed 4.5% of the annual payroll.

Grants.  This budget includes a first time financial assistance for the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band and increased grants to Peninsula Seniors, South Bay Youth Project, Peninsula Pet Rescue, Community Helpline, Peninsula Symphony and the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Special Assignment Officer.  The proposed budget authorizes adding a third  SAO under the Citizens Option for Police Services/Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (COPS/LLEBG) program.

General Fund Balance

The budget includes projected balances for all City funds.  Based on these projections the General Fund Balance is expected to increase over the next two years.  The General Fund balance is the most reliable predictor of the City’s financial health because these are unrestricted funds and can be spent for any purpose.  Others, such as the Gasoline Tax, Recycling revenue and Quimby Act funds, can be used only for specific purposes.  Over the two-year budget cycle, the balance for the General Fund is projected as follows:

       June 30, 1999         June 30, 2000          June 30, 2001
         $4,714.168           $5,057,255            $6,100,387

The City believes that a $5 million General Fund year-end balance (approximately 50% of annual General Fund revenues) is an adequate reserve for cash flow needs and for emergencies.  The two biggest financial risks are a significant downturn in the economy or confiscation of City revenues by state government.

The City Council has established a goal of reducing the Utility Users Tax prior to the start of Fiscal Year 2000-2001.  The decision to implement a tax cut will be contingent on actual revenues and expenditures realized over the next twelve months.  With continued conservative fiscal management, the City should be able to continue to provide cost-effective services to our residents through economic cycles, state and federal policy vacillations and technological changes.
 
 

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BYE, BYE BIRDIE

How to Get Rid of Those Black Birds

The Peninsula is fortunate to be host to a variety of birds.  Their songs, soaring flight, and natural beauty provide enjoyment and recreation for many of our residents. Unfortunately, some bird activities may conflict with human interests, namely bird droppings and noise.   This past year, many residents have complained about the number of crows roosting in the City.  A major problem with crows is that they feed on smaller birds and their eggs.

Facts on Crows

The crow population on the Peninsula has steadily increased over time, largely due to the lack of a natural predator.  Crows are omnivorous and will eat just about anything, including beetles, caterpillars, snakes, eggs, and young birds as well as plants, fruits, and nuts. Easily identified by their coal-black plumage and their “caw-caw” call, crows are similar in appearance to ravens.   Their larger, wedge-shaped tail and soaring or gliding flight pattern, however, can distinguish common ravens.

Dispersal Tactics

There are two general approaches to dispersing bird roosts: habitat modifications that exclude or repel birds and the use of frightening devices.  Subtle modifications to your tree foliage can make a difference in attracting or discouraging certain birds to roost.  Crows and ravens prefer sturdy tree branches and less foliage so they can swoop in and out; smaller birds prefer dense foliage for protection. Another tactic is to place netting or widely spaced lines or wires around smaller areas needing protection.  Remove any sources of food such as pet food, grains, seeds, or fruit. According to wildlife experts, bird dispersal resulting from these modifications can produce a lasting effect.

Amusement parks and farmers commonly use frightening devices such whirling flashing lights or mirrors reflecting sunlight, water sprays, tethered balloons, hawk silhouettes and other auditory and visual devices.  Prior to initiating any bird frightening operations, consider coordinating with your neighbors.

According to the Department of Agriculture, successful use of these devices depends upon timing, persistence, organization and diversity.  No single technique is guaranteed to solve the problem.

Since crows tend to roost together at night and disperse during the day to feed, the Dept. of Agriculture recommends that any frightening devices be implemented when the crows begin to fly “home to roost” (approximately 1 ½ hours before dark).  Generally, birds are easier to frighten while they are flying.  Once the crows are perched in the tree, they are in a protected environment and are difficult to scatter.

Another method is to have an animal trapper remove crows from private property.  Residents can investigate the services of a private trapper by checking the listings in the telephone directory under pest control, bird control, and animal trappers.

For more detailed information prepared by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture on Bird Dispersal Techniques and the American Crow, you may contact City Hall at 310-377-0360 ext. 206 to request a copy of their publications.
 
 

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Y2K & RPV

When the year 2000 arrives at midnight on December 31st some electronic equipment and computers with date sensitive software or chips (microprocessors) may malfunction.  This technology problem, known as “Y2K” or the “millennium bug”, has prompted all levels of government, private institutions and businesses to examine their operating systems to identify and correct any potential Y2K problems.

Earlier this year, the City replaced its computer network with a system that is certified Y2K compliant.  Sometime during the fall, the City will also upgrade its telephone and voice mail system to be Y2K compliant. These changes have been made to avoid interruptions in service to our residents and to protect the City’s records.  With these changes completed by December 31st , the City will be ready to move into the year 2000 without fear of the millennium bug.
 
 

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THE GREAT CITY HALL TUNE IN




Want to know what’s going at city hall?  Find out by watching the City Council meetings live on Channel 3 every first and third Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
Meetings are rebroadcast the following Friday at 7:00 PM.

To promote greater public awareness of our local cable programming, Rancho Palos Verdes will be joining other cities throughout California and Nevada during the week of October 17th to celebrate “The Great City Hall Tune In” campaign.

During that week, the City will be holding a very special City Council meeting on October 19, 1999.  Keep an eye on Channel 3 and the City’s web site (www.palosverdes.com/rpv) for more information about this event!
 
 

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“THANK YOU” TO OUR JULY 4TH
 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION DONORS

PLATINUM PATRONS
   Technomarketing      Waste Management, Inc.
Coach USA/California Charter

GOLD STAR SPONSORS
York Long Point Assoc.      Rolling Hills Riviera HOA

STAR SUPPORTERS

 The Admiral Risty   Bay Cities National Bank
Ocean Trails Golf Club  SA Associates
          America’s Tire Co.   Wells Fargo Bank
La Cresta HOA   Lower Rockinghorse Assoc.
Mediterrania HOA   Eastview Townhouse Assoc.
Ridgegate East HOA  Pacific View HOA
El Prado Estates HOA  PVP Horsemans Assoc.
Marie Callenders                          The Kennel Club Resort & Spa
Calif. Water Co.                            Hilltop Automotive
             Palos Verdes Family & Immediate Medical Center

SUPPORTERS
Palos Verdes Bowl   Ruby’s Diner
Terrace 6 Regal Cinema  Long’s Drug
Trader Joe’s    Rolling Hills Animal Hospital
Bristol Farms    Dominos Pizza
Armstrong Garden Center  Fantastic Sam’s                            Miraleste Hills Homeowner Association
 
 
 

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Airplane Noise Update

The Federal Aviation Administration Task Force that was established to address the excessive noise pollution from LAX air traffic has announced plans for a Flight Demonstration Project.   At the urging of residents and City officials, the FAA will implement on a trial basis offshore departure routes for commercial turboprop jets--—otherwise known as commuter planes.

Currently, flight path for turboprops headed south—or eastbound from LAX —fly over the Peninsula.  Under this demonstration project, they will fly three miles out over the ocean from the Peninsula coastline and then cross over Orange County, possibly over the Cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.   Barring any complications, this demonstration is anticipated to begin sometime in November.   Before these offshore departures can be established as permanent routes, however, they must pass an environmental review and be approved by the FAA.

The FAA will be meeting with elected officials from all of the communities impacted by the proposed change and will be providing a public notice and comment period.

Resistance from either the communities impacted by the proposed routes or the airline industry could be detrimental to the City’s high hopes for relief from excessive air traffic noise.

For more information on the FAA Task Force, you may view the FAA website at www.awp.faa.gov. Your comments and feedback are important to the City.

Have you observed any difference in the level or frequency of aircraft noise?  If so, please call the FAA at 310-725-3638 and LAX at 310-646-6473 or, leave a message at City Hall at 310-377-0360 (ext. 206 after-hours).

A citizen group called Peninsula Aircraft Noise/Safety Information Committee (P.A.N.I.C.) is also working on solving this problem.  Residents interested in participating in PANIC should call City Hall for more information.
 
 
 

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Year-round
Part-time
Recreation Leaders

The City’s Recreation and Parks Department
 is now accepting applications for Recreation Leader positions
 starting at $6.52 per hour.
 

Must be a high school graduate,
 have a valid California Driver’s License,
 and be at least 18 years old.
 

Call 310-377-0360
for City application

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OCTOBER 5TH  - CITY COUNCIL TO DECIDE
REFUSE & RECYCLING SERVICE CONTRACT

Residents who are interested in trash and recycling services should plan on attending the October 5th City Council meeting.  At that meeting the City Council will be considering proposals from eight solid waste haulers.   Staff will be presenting their recommendation on service options and refuse haulers.

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GROUNDBREAKING FOR PT. VICENTE EXPANSION

Work Begins On Enlarging the Popular Whale Watching Site

On July 20th groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the expansion of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  Over 180 residents, dignitaries, docents, and staff turned out to participate in the ceremony.

Opened in May of 1984, Pt. Vicente offers educational and recreational activities, dramatic views of the coastline, spectacular opportunities to view the passage of the Pacific gray whale, and tours led by the Los Serenos de Point Vicente docents. This unique site has become a popular destination in Southern California and welcomes over 62,000 visitors each year.

The expansion will increase the Center to 9,500 sq. ft. and includes a 60-seat  amphitheater, an enlarged exhibit space and gift shop, a multipurpose room and a docent library and offices.

Although the City was awarded $2,480,000 through the voter-approved 1992 Safe Neighborhood and Park Bond Act to pay for this expansion, funding is now being sought to pay for the exhibits and some furnishing not covered by this grant.   These items are expected to cost $550,000.

The City is soliciting donations and grants to help pay for the exhibits.  All donations or grants are welcome and will be acknowledged at the Center.  For further information contact the Recreation & Parks Department at  310-541-4566.
 

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HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE

WASTE MANAGEMENT

October:  No Changes

November:  There will be no trash pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25.  Trash scheduled for pick-up on that date will be picked-up on Friday, November 26; Friday trash will be picked-up on Saturday, November 27.  There is no change to the regular Saturday pick-up schedule.

December:  There will be no trash pick-up on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25,.Christmas Day. Trash scheduled for Saturday, December 25 will instead be picked-up on Monday, December 27.

January:  There will be no trash pick-up on Saturday, January 1, New Year's Day.  Trash scheduled for pick up on that date will be picked-up on Monday, January 3, 2000.

IVY RUBBISH DISPOSAL

October:  No Changes

November:  Trash will be picked up on Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving day.   Recycling will be picked up on the following Thursday.

December:  There will be no service on Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day.  Trash and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, December 28.

January:  No Changes for New Year’s Day.
 
 

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25th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO STILL AVAILABLE

Residents can still purchase a copy of the video produced  by Palos Verdes On The Net (PVNET) to commemorate the City’s 25th anniversary of incorporation. This is an hour-long video and the cost is $20.  PVNET can be reached at (310) 541-7992 or at their web site at www.palosverdes.com.
 

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RECREATION CLASSES OFFERED AT CITY PARKS

Privatized recreation classes for the Fall Session will be held at City parks.  Anyone interested in attending these classes may pick up registration information at Hesse Park, or call any of the following instructors.
Cherie Ackerman  (310) 547-5073
   Tap and Children's Combo Dance classes (4 years - Adult)

Vi Ballard   (310) 373-9740
   Mommy & Me (Birth to Crawling)
   New!  Parents and Baby - evening  class (Birth to 1 year)

Christina Beato-Lanz (323) 665-7887
   New!  Beginning Meditation

Ann Bosma   (310) 375-2064
   Aerobic Dancing: Lite Impact (Adult)

Magda Cianciara               (323) 466-1195
   Yoga (Adult)

Herb Clarkson  (310) 377-6342
   Amateur Radio for the Novice (Teen/Adult)

Stan Corzine   (310) 318-2690
   Tai Chi Chuan (Teen/Adult)

Jacquelyn Fernandez  (310) 377-2965
   Exercise & Dance Fitness (Adult)

Richard Goodman  (310) 548-3207
   New!  Tai Chi Chuan (Adult)

Hotshots Gymnastics for Tots   (310) 542-2555
   New!  Developmental Gymnastics (3-7 years)

Kristen Janikas  (310) 967-1328
  New!   It’s a She Thing (Girls 10-14 years)
  New!   Hip Hop Hooray (5-8 years)

Kaplan Education Center (800) 527-8378
   PSAT-SAT Classes (Grades 9-12)

Sean McRoberts                 (310) 848-0989
  Tennis -Beg./Int./Adv. (7 years-Adult)
   Pee Wee Tennis (4-6 years)

Michele   (310) 544-1930
   New!  French for everday conversation, business and travellers (8 years - Adult)

Bob Milligan   (310) 378-4853
   New!  Beginning Drum Lessons (Grades 5-8)

Jeanne Murphy    (310) 377-8507
   Ladies Exercise (Adult)

 Sachiye Nakano    (310) 544-1624
  Bones for Life (Adult)

Barry Sacks           (310) 519-4622
  Mommy & Me (18 - 30 months)
  Wee Tots (2 1/2 - 4 years)
  Outdoor Adventures (5-10 years)

Suika Education, Inc. (310) 323–5221
   Suika Baby Club (Birth – 3 years)

Bela Taraseiskey   (310) 265-0362
   New! Art Classes – beginners to advanced (Child/Teen/Adult)

Carla Walker  (310) 521-9471
  Tennis for Youth (2-10 years)

If you are interested in teaching classes at any of the City's parks, contact  the
Facility Coordinator at Hesse Park at (310) 541-8114.

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RPV CITY PARK HOURS

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
Mon. - Fri. 12:00 noon - 4:00p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Fred Hesse Community Park
Mon. - Fri.  9:00a.m. - dusk
Sat. & Sun.          10:00a.m. - dusk
Ladera Linda Community Center
Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Sat. & Sun.            1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Point Vicente Interpretive Center
Everyday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Robert E. Ryan Community Park
Mon. – Fri.  12:00 noon - dusk
Sat. & Sun.  10:00a.m. – dusk
 
 

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YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR CITY COUNCIL DIRECTLY

by e-mail at   citycouncil@rpv.com
 

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