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  • It’s a Very Special Time of Year!!!

    Posted on July 9th, 2015 acimetta No comments

    For full event details and information, click on links.

    July 10-12: South Bay Greek Festival: 50th Year Celebration South Bay Greek Festival at St. Katherine’s!

    July 13-18thUSA Volleyball HP Championship: It’s for ALL the marbles!!! Or in this case, seashells???

    July 16-19th: 48th Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament: Go to “court” and leave your daily “racquet” behind. 😉

    July 19th: Concerts in the Park: Blue Breeze Band (Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Blue). That’s too cool not to do.

    July 21-25th: Special Olympics: Hermosa Beach is a proud host of the World Games LA!!!

     

  • Hermosa Beach Drilling on the Ballot

    Posted on November 19th, 2014 acimetta No comments

    It’s official. On March 3rd, Hermosa residents will be able to vote on oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. The vote had been postponed until a mid year ballot. Some people think E&B purposely got the vote delayed because fewer people come out to vote in the mid year elections. So get out there and vote to stop drilling! I would hate to see Hermosa be over taken by the oil drilling. It threatens the integrity of this small beach town, and puts the town at unnecessary risk of oil spills, accidents, pollution, traffic congestion.

    This Saturday, November 22nd, you can join in the efforts to get the word out. Canvas the Neighborhood is from 9 am – 1 pm. Meet at South Park at 425 Valley Park in Hermosa Beach.

  • 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

  • Reat Estate Statistics

    Posted on June 15th, 2013 acimetta No comments

    Here are some recent facts pertaining to the real estate market:

    1. In May, 40% of Americans said it was a good time to sell a home, up from 30% in April and 16% a year before, according to a survey from mortgage giant Fannie Mae.

    2. U.S. home prices jumped 12.1% in April year-over-year, marking the 14th consecutive month of gains, market researcher CoreLogic says.

    3. Nationwide, the supply of homes for sale in April was up 4% from January, when adjusted for seasonal patterns, says Jed Kolko, chief economist for real estate website Trulia.

    To see the full article go to http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/06/10/americans-home-selling-fannie-mae-survey/2409835/.

     

    Because prices have started to rise, and in some cities at a quick pace, sellers are starting to feel that this is a good time to sell. If we start to get more inventory, we may see a more balanced market and prices could slow down. Until then buyers will continue to push prices up as they compete for properties.

    In Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, we can see prices increase from one week to the next. As each property is sold, a new bottom is set. Buyers who consistently  miss out on properties to stronger bidders learn that they have to be overly aggressive in order to get their offer accepted. Buyers are coming in with all cash, large down payments, and they are offering well over the asking price. Appraisals are being waived. Contingency periods are being shortened. The one thing that can slow this down right now (all things being equal) is an increase in inventory.

     

  • A new form of public transportation in Hermosa Beach

    Posted on June 7th, 2013 acimetta No comments

    One of Swoopkar’s electric golf carts transporting guests at The Beach House in Hermosa Beach.

    You may see some of these cute electric cars around Hermosa Beach this weekend (June 7-9). It’s part of a pilot program that the city of Hermosa Beach has agreed to for the weekend. A new company called Swoopkar wants to offer a clean energy alternative for short distance public transportation. This weekend Swoopkar will be servicing the guests of The Beach House.

    Pricing for a trip is based on zones. From the Hermosa Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier is $7.75 for as many people who fit in the car, I was told by one of the reps.

    Swoopkar’s mission is to “provide a clean energy, community focused, public transportation service to communities nationwide; offering exceptional, reliable, and responsible service while supporting local environmental initiatives.” And not only will it help the environment, the company thinks their electric carts will help foster a fun, upscale feel in the beach communities… kinda like Weekend at Bernie’s!

    If you want to see more of these car’s around town, please visit www.swoopkar.com and sign the petition.

  • South Bay Festivities – Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted on May 24th, 2013 acimetta No comments

    Don’t miss the festivities in the South Bay this weekend:

    Hermosa Fiesta
    First and foremost is the Hermosa Fiesta from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Come browse tons of vendors’ booths with trendy clothing, fine jewelry, col art, fun knick knacks, yummy food and more! There is a food court, beer garden and music. For more information go to www.fiestahermosa.net.

     

    Hermosa Beach Firemen’s 17th Annual Pancake Breakfast
    This is one of my favorite events. Pancakes and Firemen!!! Come join the Hermosa Fire Department for a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 26th from 7 am – 12 pm at the Hermosa Beach Fire Department on Pier Avenue just below Valley.  The cost is $10 for 13 yrs and older, $5 for 5-12 yrs, and free for children 4 yrs and younger. All proceeds from the breakfast go to local charities. Enjoy some good food with our local heroes and get a chance to see the inside of  a firehouse!

     

    Rancho Palos Verdes’ Terranea Resort’s Summer Concert Series
    Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff of Terranea’s Summer Concert Series.  This weekend’s performances are:
    Friday (Tonight) – Steel Rod
    Saturday – Wise 100 Doors
    Sunday – Lindsay Harper Duo

    For more info go to www.terranea.com.

  • Hermosa Beach Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 acimetta No comments

    One of my other favorite activities in Hermosa is the firemen’s breakfast on Sunday morning. Go meet the local firemen as they make you pancakes, sausage, fruit and coffee to help raise money for multiple charities. Location: Hermosa Beach Fire Department at 540 Pier Avenue.

  • What You Need to Know – Hermosa Beach Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 acimetta No comments

    Come enjoy Fiesta Hermosa from May 28 – 30th from 10 am to 6 pm. Live music, food court, Wine & Beer Garden, tons of vendors & Kiddie Carnival! Parking is difficult to say the least so if you are a local, ride your bike. Hermosa offers free bike valet from 10 am – 6:30 pm. My favorites are the tri-tip, fresh lemonade and chocolate covered strawberries (if available).

  • OpenHouse Hermosa – Huge Price Reduction

    Posted on March 4th, 2011 acimetta No comments

    I will be holding 951 9th Street open this Sunday from 2 – 5 pm in Hermosa Beach. We just had a $100,000 price reduction. This is a great corner lot  on top of the hill with amazing views and a unique floor plan. Come by and check it out!

  • Open House Sunday, Feb 13th 2-5 pm in Hermosa Beach

    Posted on February 8th, 2011 acimetta No comments

    I will be holding an open house this Sunday, February 13th from 2 -5 pm at 951 9th Street in Hermosa Beach. It’s a fantastic property in a great neighborhood on the corner of 9th and Ocean. Opportunities like this don’t come along very often on this street. This house sits up on the corner with amazing views, a versatile rooftop deck, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a remodeled kitchen, balconies, patios, and storage galore!