PARK ESTATE NEWS


11
Apr 2016
A MESSAGE FROM THE PEHA PRESIDENT

Hello Friends and Neighbors, As most of you know, one of the principle functions of the Park Estates Homeowners Association (PEHA) is to enforce the requirements specified within the various Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions (CG&Rs) for the 10 tracts that make up Park Estates. As originally written, the intent was to keep the residential areas almost purely residential, occupied by single family homes and a couple of apartment complexes for the Long Beach State University. Park Estates itself was developed over time and the original CC&Rs were written between 1947 and 1957. Much like other historical documents, the......

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11
Apr 2016
EL BURRITO GRILL IN THE PARK!

After living near Belmont Shore for five years, moving to Park Estates was a big adjustment. Most changes were positive: bigger yards, similar aged families, sense of community, etc. But a major negative for us, was the lack of walkability to establishments and in general, going anywhere on foot. Walkability is a big deal to a lot of people. Real estate websites now give walkability scores to listed properties for sale. It’s a great option to avoid having to get in a car and tax the environment, or to increase your physical activity level and it’s so nice not......

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11
Apr 2016
MY TWO AND A HALF CENTS

Remodel, Construction & Being Good Neighbors Being a good neighbor begins with developing a conscious awareness of how our actions may affect others.” Emily Post We have all experienced either our own or a neighbor’s major or minor home remodel, new roof or even a landscaping project. Let’s be honest no one really likes a remodel with dust, 8-5 workers, increased traffic and noise leading the list of “complaints”. However in my cul de sac almost every neighbor has engaged in a remodel project, which from my perspective has gone great! Why? Communication is the key. Kudos to......

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11
Apr 2016
A LITTLE PARK ESTATES HISTORY, PART 1

While it might surprise some of you, the area we call “Park Estates” was not always the beautiful and tranquil place it is today with upscale homes and tree lined streets. In fact, up until the mid-1940’s, this area was just part of the huge Rancho Los Alamitos tract that was owned by Susan Bixby Bryant, one of the remaining relatives of the storied Bixby family. This family owned large swaths of the land in what is now Los Angeles and Orange counties beginning in the mid-1800s. Up through the first half of the 20th century, the area......

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11
Apr 2016
A MESSAGE FROM COUNCILWOMAN SUZIE PRICE

Hello Neighbors, I hope that the Spring season is off to a beautiful start for you and that the celebrations of Easter and Passover fill your homes with lots of love and laughter. On Sunday, April 24th I will again host the annual Spring into Summer Concert at 4:30 PM at Marina Vista Park featuring the band Dustbowl Revival. The band is an American roots orchestra with eight members that play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. Last year’s concert drew over a thousand community members who enjoyed good......

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11
Apr 2016
PEHA ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER

The annual meeting of the Park Estates Homeowners Association will be held Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 5155 Pacific Coast Highway. At the meeting, homeowners will hear the presentation of the annual budget approved by the Board of Directors and elect eight representatives to the board. The evening will begin with a dinner catered by El Burrito Grill, a Mexican restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway that provided food for the annual meeting several years ago. Desserts will come from Cafe Lorel, located in the same center on PCH. There will be time to meet with your neighbors......

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11
Apr 2016
STUDIO FILMING IN PARK ESTATES

Although Park Estates seems like a relatively secluded area with very few access points, people all around the Los Angeles area, California, the United States and the world have gotten a glimpse of our neighborhood. That’s because Park Estates is a favorite among makers of movies, television shows and commercials. And why not? We have beautiful tree-lined streets, attractive and well-kept homes, and relatively good weather (compared to other parts of the country). That lets our neighborhood stand in for lots of other cities around the country. Several years ago, two TV shows were filming on the same day,......

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11
Apr 2016
DEMETRIA ESTATE

Park Estates’ Best Kept Secret Do you ever have a secret you just want to keep for yourself? I do, but at the same time, I feel a civic obligation to inform our residents of a true hidden gem. One of our very own Park Estates residents, Demetria Hayward, is the name behind my little secret. The name Demetria has the ancient Greek meaning of “Goddess of the Harvest” and is the name of my favorite winery, Demetria Estate. Demetria Estate is located above Santa Ynez Valley in Los Olivos, California. Demetria’s......

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