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  • Draft Reports Released regarding Oil Drilling in Hermosa Beach

    Posted on February 24th, 2014 acimetta No comments

    Three reports were just released regarding the impact of oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. These reports are:

    Draft Environmental Impact Report
    Health Impact Assessment Draft
    Cost Benefit Analysis Draft

    You can download these reports at:

    Reports

    There will also be two informational meetings this week sponsored by the city of Hermosa Beach to help you navigate these reports at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater at 710 Pier Avenue.

    Feb 24 (today) 6:30 pm
    Feb 26 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm

  • Tonight – Hermosa Beach Community Dialogue regarding oil drilling

    Posted on February 11th, 2014 acimetta No comments

    There’s a meeting tonight at Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers at 6pm. It’s a “community dialogue”. The Community Dialogue team members are presenting their findings on what Hermosa residents’ values are and how to apply those values as a community. This decision-making tool will help guide city council to make decisions compatible with community values. Come and show your support by attending tonight. The findings are open to comments. Come and make your voice heard. #stophermosabeachoil #keephermosahermosa

  • Determining Your Home’s Value

    Posted on February 3rd, 2014 acimetta No comments

    Have you seen the commercials where the kids are handing in homework assignments with ridiculous facts about saber tooth tigers and World War II to illustrate the undependability of information on the Internet? We all get it… the web is chock full of information that is not fact checked or properly sourced, and down right not credible. Then how is it that when they go online to look at home values, they believe everything they read? Web sites like Zillow and Redfin tell you how much a home is worth, but how do they do it? They’ve never been in the home. They may never have even been in that neighborhood before. But they publish home values like they’re the experts. Well, if you look closely they do put a disclaimer in there. For my area, Los Angeles, Zillow discloses a median error of 8.2%. Eight percent is a huge difference in pricing. It’s a home that’s worth either $540,000 or $500,000; $918,000 or $850,000; $1,620,000 or $1,500,000; $2,700,000 or $2,500,000. So now they’re not looking quite so expert-like, am I right?

    If you want to determine your home’s value, call a Realtor; call me if you’re in Los Angeles county. Call someone who is knowledgeable about the area, who can come to see your home, who has been in other similar homes, who can give you an educated, expert evaluation.