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2007 

This weekend (December 1 & 2) the Eukanuba dog show is taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Besides the ongoing show, there is lots to see;  There is a HUGE meet the breeds set up, representatives from all the different AKC breeds will have booths set up to provide information about...
11/29/2007
When a property is sold in Los Angeles County, transfer tax is charged at a rate of $1.10 per thousand  of sales price.In addition to the County transfer tax, certain cities charge and ADDITIONAL transfer tax:Los Angeles City, including Harbor City, San Pedro and Wilmington charges $4.40 per thou...
11/28/2007
Believe it or not, in places like New York City, there are no pet limit laws and no barking dog laws.Although much of the Palos Verdes Penninsula has semi rural areas zoned for horses, they all have small animal limit laws.  Residents can only have 3 dogs but as many horses as can be "well cared ...
11/17/2007
Stunning Gated Estate perched atop Abalone Cove.  5 Bedrooms, 5 baths 7,607 SF on almost an acre lot including free form pool, spa, gazebo and Koi pond.This location rarely comes to market.  Stunning ocean and Catalina views from all major rooms.Very private estate has a 4 car garage and room for...
11/16/2007
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and traditionally it is a day of rest, football and food, but why not start a new tradition and get the whole family up early and burning a few calories?  After all, anything that lets us eat more pie has got to be a good thing.Turkey Trots are runs that take plac...
11/11/2007
I found the greatest place in the world to bathe/groom your own dog.  Everyone who knows me knows my dogs (my big hairy dogs) are my kids and they happen to have lots of aunts and uncles who take very good care of them.  For grooming, you won't find better than Leanna or Susan at A Pawfect world....
11/11/2007
The newly built $5.2M Los Angeles Fire Department Station is having a grand opening Saturday November 10, 2007. The station was built with recycled materials and energy efficient features including low water landscaping.The men and women of FS 36 welcome the community Saturday for a tour of the s...
11/08/2007
Lomita's mayor Mark Waronek was overwhelmingly defeated in yesterday's elections.  Waronek was a paid consultant for the Ponte Vista project in San Pedro.  He attempted to distance himself just before the election, which didn't turn out to be the right timing for him.The voting population of Lomi...
11/07/2007
After a meeting this morning with California Association of Realtors Chief Economist, I have a greater picture of the Real Estate market for the entire state and the predictions for the coming year.  It's not pretty, but it's not terrible either.Long term interest rates are predicted to hold pret...
11/06/2007
Yes, it's possible!  Home prices are dropping in parts of Southern California and for owner's who bought at the market's peak, that could translate to a lower property tax bill.Property taxes are based on 1% of sale price or assesed value, a dip in the market can shave quite a few dollars off the...
11/06/2007
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