Utility Poles In White Point Nature Preserve | San Pedro

Paseo del Mar Mark SpectorInstallation of utility poles inside the White Point Nature Preserve began today. L.A. Department of Water & Power (LADWP) crews started this morning and have been instructed to try and keep the noise level down as much as possible.
The plan is to get all the poles installed on/near the northern footpath first so the K-rail will be removed to gain access. After that is done, the crews will be moving the poles that are lying on the ground into the Nature Preserve. Installing these poles should take 4 to 7 days of work. After this is complete, the LADWP will focus on the utility poles going by the Nature Preserve building.

San Pedro | Sinkhole Closes Paseo del Mar

Paseo del Mar Mark SpectorPaseo del Mar may be closed between Western Avenue and Weymouth for quite a while as city engineers try to find the cause of the sinkhole that started this summer.
From the Daily Breeze:
“We’ve been monitoring it since early July,” said Lawrence Cuaresma, district engineer with the Los Angeles Public Works Department.
On Monday, officials determined a sinkhole did exist.
Underneath the 2-by-3-foot, bowl-like depression in the street, Cuaresma said, a hole “expands outward” below the roadway. The area is just west of Weymouth Avenue near Fromhold Field.
Both sides of the street in the section generally between Weymouth and Western avenues will be closed pending further investigation and repairs.
“We’re in the investigating mode,” Cuaresma said.
The cause has not been determined, he said. But there could be multiple potential sources of the problem, as there are two storm drains, a sewer line and a water line that run beneath the road that takes traffic along the southern ocean cliffs between San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The water line has been turned off, he said, with area water being routed through other lines.
Underground cameras and other equipment will be used to try to pinpoint the problem, he said.

When Selling Your Home “First Impressions Count”

We’ve heard it a thousand times, still it’s a cliché due to the fact it’s accurate – First Impressions Count. And even though “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is additionally a well-known cliché, prospective buyers have a tendency to discount this one when evaluating would-be home purchases.

Put yourself in the buyers’ position and step out to the curb in order to take a look. Notice everything which may not produce the impression you want? Consider the following “first glance” enhancements.

The front door preferably should be welcoming – paint or stain the entrance if it displays evidence of cracking or peeling. Have a front porch? Dress it up utilizing container gardens and sweep routinely, creating it an attractive “outside room.”

Examine regarding other warning signs of peeling paint all-around the outside and touch up wherever essential. Remember the fact that prospective buyers will certainly be comparing your house to additional comparable property, and every small aspect that helps make yours more attractive could pay off.

Of course, your landscaping creates an distinct first impression, therefore take out all dead or dying debris, feed the lawn and plant a few flowering bushes if you need a little color.

Finally, your home looks fantastic, so make certain it’s nicely lit for the show! Don’t overdo it, but do present a well-lit entrance and pathways, and also “uplight” your better landscape design elements. If you show buyers “We adore this property,” then so will they!

1005 S. Walker, San Pedro CA. 90731

CLASSIC 1929 SPANISH LANDMARK ESTATE……. Nestled in the prestigious Vista Del Oro section of San Pedro, this Spanish masterpiece sits high above on a 14,200 SQ. FT. double lot. The incredible grounds that surround the home have mature trees, selected grass areas, numerous colorful plants and flowers that tie the early 1900’s theme. Double gates greet you as you enter the property. The tower entrance opens to a formal entry and living room,balanced with a vintage fireplace and newly refinished hardwood floors. The dining area with coved ceilings opens to a circular breakfast nook. New gourmet kitchen with Viking stove and custom cabinets. Lush granite bath with separate tub and shower. Huge family room with private entrance. The park like rear grounds enjoy numerous sitting areas a meditation area with bubbling fountain. The grounds include a spacious cabana with BBQ. We consider this home to be the best of Southern California living.

Listing Price: $1,398,000
Address: 1005 S. Walker Ave
City: San Pedro
State: CA
ZIP: 90731
MLS # (if any): V10000194
Square Feet: 2,391
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.75
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished):


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