Recent Storm Damage Posts

Nature Walk at Abalone Cove

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Pacific ocean view of the shoreline. Nature Walk!

Docent Guided Nature Walk at Abalone Cove

Enjoy a guided tour of Abalone Cove on Saturday January 25th, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  Location:  Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Preserve.  Hike past the unique native flora and fauna and explore the tide pools teeming with fascination marine life.  The hiking difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  The trail to and from the tide pools is approximately 1 mile and involves about a 120 ft change in elevation. This is a kid-friendly hike but the trails and rocky beach are unsuitable for baby stroller.  Sorry, no dogs allowed on the beach.  The hike is free and the rain cancels a hike.  Parking fee  applies to all the Nature Walk participants.  Car pooling or ride sharing is strongly suggested.  

For more information, please call (310) 544-5366.

Brand New Homeless Shelter in San Pedro

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Street Corner with blue tents set up for the homeless New Shelter for the Homeless!

This new temporary shelter in the middle of San Pedro's growing homeless encampment will soon come online, after it received unanimous approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  The $300,000 county-funded project will re purpose the vacant public health building at 122 W. 8th Street, to house 40 people for 120 days, after which the goal will be to move them into more permanent housing.  the shelter use will be restricted to three years.  

The 14,500 square-foot facility on the corner of 8th and Beacon streets, which will house 20 men and 20 women in separate quarters with privacy dividers, will include 24 hour supervision and security, services provided by medical and social case worker, and 3 meals a day to be brought in from the outside to the inside. 

Veterans Day Celebration: Film Festival & Family-Friendly Activities

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Movie poster with the titles:THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD and THE LAST SIGNAL Veterans Day Festivities!

Veterans Day Celebration and Film Festival

This Veterans Day, the Battleship of IOWA Museum will host a FREE Veterans Day Film Festival from 10 am- 4 pm.  With a live Q & A by Emmy Award winning director Kyle Olson.

These documentaries will debut their film The Last Signal and They Shall Not Grow Old at the Veterans Film Festival in San Pedro at 250 S. Harbor Blvd. San Pedro Ca. 90731

Locally owned and ready to help our community SERVPRO of Palos Verdes (424) 570-9900

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The event is FREE but RSVP is required

Family-Friendly event throughout the whole day including mural painting and Vicky the Dog story time with author Carole Hershman.  Food and drinks will also be available for purchase from Mike Caccavella Catering. 

West Nile Virus: Do's and Dont's

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon picture of a mosquito being sprayed by a spray can.  Text writing of the 3 R's:  Reduce, Repel and Report Mosquito's and other stinging insects prevention!

This time of year brings nasty and unwanted insects into our community.  In recent months there have been issues regarding the West Nile Virus from mosquitoes in the LA County. Below are a few tips to prevent being bitten by a mosquito. 

Prevention Tips :

  • Eliminate any standing water on your property- mosquitoes breed in standing water.
  • Avoid activity at dawn and dusk.
  • Apply repellent containing the active ingredient DEET when outside.
  • Wear protective clothing (loose, light colored, long sleeve shirts and pants. 

We as a county can significantly contribute to the fight against the West Nile Virus by following the above prevention tips.  We have to remember, if they cant breed, they cant bite.  

The California West Nile Virus website is a great resource for tracking any activity within the state: http://westnile.ca.gov/

Housing Units in Development

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Large Housing Structure of about 7 stories high. Downtown San Pedro's Development in Progress!

In the past couple of years San Pedro, Ca. is seeing a tremendous increase in development.  There are over 3,400 new housing units that are in developmental process.  Mostly are apartments above a first floor commercial in the downtown San Pedro.  10 percent is designated for low-income individuals and families. 

Calling the new development including the designation of downtown San Pedro as the Opportunity Zone that brings significant tax incentives for investment.  

Construction will begin in early 2020 on the town square of 6th St with its public boat dock and connection to the Public Market.  

For more information on these and other development projects go to: http://nwsanpedro.org/

For any water or fire cleanup give SERVPRO of Palos Verdes a call at 424-570-9900

Dormant Fault Underneath Los Angeles

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Map of Southern California empasizing with red arrows pointed from which city to city the fault lies. Sleeping Giant Underneath the Harbor!

Known as the Wilmington Blind-Thrust fault scientist have believed this fault to be dormant. But researchers have declared that this is active and can devastate Los Angeles. 

The fault stretched from about 12.5 miles staring from Huntington Beach, exactly right under the Los Angeles/Long Beach harbors towards the east side of Palos Verdes Peninsula to Santa Monica Bay. 

Franklin Wolfe, a doctoral student in the structural modeling and earth resources from Harvard declare the fault, "like a sleeping giant beneath the harbor."

Earthquake preparedness in every household should be planned and rehearsed if such seismic disaster may occur.  Strategies of the duck-cover and hold tactics and knowledge of evacuation procedures.  For additional information on earthquake preparedness visit:  https://www.osha.gov/dts/earthquakes/preparedness.html.

Unexpected Events to Cleanup/Board up

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Front store door and window that boarded up with plywood. Vandalism? Graffiti? Board up?

Locally owned and available to help with any size disaster that may come, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is never to busy for any unexpected cleanups that is needed.  Our skillful crew and will step by step inform the customer of any questions regarding the clean up process.  

Vandalism to a property is something we are unable to avoid and can be very stressful. One of our services that we provide is the clean up and possible board up using our special chemicals and machines for this service.

Please do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule with one of our office administrators for a quote at (424)n 570-9900.  

Are You Prepared?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro green text:  READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS. ARE YOU? Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What exactly is an emergency response plan?  We all must understand that within minutes of an emergency from a fire or water is extremely critical. when an emergency happens, the first priority is safety and the protective actions for life safely.  Second is the stabilization of the emergency and how to minimize any potential damages.  of the Knowledge of all emergency exits, location of fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is ready for any emergency disaster and help with planning an emergency response plan. Give us a call and schedule an Emergency Response Plan to prepare you and your fellow workers, or family members to any situations that can happen.

Florida Storm Crew Update

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Some of the debris from a Home on there yard

Good Morning all here is a recent update that is going on in Florida. Crews have been performing 5-7 home inspections per day. Here is a picture of some of the devastation the people of Panama City Florida is dealing with. The destruction is just horrible. The Crews have been working nonstop helping the people of Panama City, Florida.

Storm Crew Update

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Crew Arriving to a job onsite in Florida

Crews have already started helping the people of Panama City, Florida. Right now we have 31 Job leads and counting from SERVPRO Corporate. Good Job guys keep up the good work. Our hearts and prayers to the people of Panama City, Florida.

Damage From Hurricane Michael

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Tree fallen over causing damage from Hurricane Michael

Here Is a Picture of the devastation from the crew of SERVPRO Palos Verdes of damage created by Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida.