The city is ignoring a request from the California Coastal Commission to make the bay more appealing to visitors by adding better signage and new amenities. Many say the bay is inaccessible to outsiders due to a hostile gang of surfers.
Minimal in style but not in size, this approximately 2,600-square-foot seamlessly mixed the best parts of the 1970s with some of the better parts of 2016 (high-end appliances, mostly). Most importantly, there are ocean views.
The Los Angeles County coast was a treacherous place until the first lighthouses were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, bringing independent women, heartbroken widowers, drunks, and more to isolated blufftop posts.
Members of the surf gang are mostly middle-aged, but they have a fort. The state Coastal Commission wants Palos Verdes Estates to do something about the hideout: either get it permitted or raze it. But PVE is lagging and says the problem is complex
It's probably fair to credit the proliferation of wild peafowl in Los Angeles to a handful of wealthy landowners, including Elias "Lucky" Baldwin (of Baldwin Hills fame) and chewing gum pioneer William Wrigley Jr.
A ceiling like Caesar's Palace and a great room inspired by the Ringling Mansion in Florida are just the start with this five-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Rancho Palos Verdes, built by a couple of garment industry veterans.
Palos Verdes Estates officials are more worried about the media chatter about the Bay Boys than it is about actually breaking up the gang; the gang has been repeatedly accused of harassment, including in a recent class action lawsuit.
A class action lawsuit against the insanely territorial Bay Boys alleges several incidents of disgusting behavior, including forced bribes and sexual harassment, and says Palos Verdes Estates is complicit in their campaign to keep outsiders out.