Friday, April 02, 2010

Odds and Ends 162

I talked to a group of managers and wait staff who were attending more training Thursday evening and the top manager told me that he is most likely opening the restaurant sometime during the day this Sunday.
The gentleman had wanted to open the restaurant at a certain time Sunday morning, but he is unable to at this point.
The staff and managers were quite taken with my account about how anticipated this opening has become and how popular the Denny's at the old Western Avenue location was.
Naturally I am hoping that business is booming at the new Denny's and that our city's coffers enjoy increased revenue because the new Denny's is located in Rancho Palos Verdes instead of San Pedro where the old Denny's was located.
I Do not have any new information about Asaka Grill, Pavich's Brick Oven Pizza, Saladish, or Amalfitano's Bakery.
It appears sadly, that Amalfitano's Bakery is lagging in its construction, growing farther behind the other new eateries.
During this past week I have talked to another person familiar with Ponte Vista at San Pedro and its development team. This person also stated that they new of no new developments or when anything might be forthcoming concerning the project.
Early on April 1, the members of the City Council ended their deliberations and voting on motions related to the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Plan.
The Council basically ratified most of the Plan certified by the Planning Commission and supported by City Staff.
One of the twelve points that Council had to deal with was the portion of the Appeal filed by Concerned Citizens Coalilition/Marymount Expansion (CCC/ME) concerning having the college's Athletic Department and soccer field placed at the college's off-campus housing site along Palos Verdes Drive North, called 'Palos Verdes North'.
The Council was again informed by the City Attorney that since Palos Verdes North is located in an area of the San Pedro community and within the city of Los Angeles, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council has no jurisdiction to mandate anything related to The Plan on property outside the limits of the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.
The Council simply voted to reject that portion of the Appeal filed by CCC/ME.
Residents of the "Eastview" area of eastern Rancho Palos Verdes were informed of proposed zoning changes in those areas, but the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.
As far as I can tell right now, these changes are more technical in nature but they do change the minimum lot size zoning in these portions of Eastview.
Mr. Kit Fox, a planner with the city of Rancho Palos Verdes is scheduled to speak during the Rolling Hills Riviera HOA meeting on April 13.
I will have more information and knowledge that I can simply understand after that meeting.
If you are approached by a petition gatherer who wants you to sign a petition that would qualify a measure being placed on this November's ballot in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, please do not sign it.
However, if you are a registered voter of a city other than Rancho Palos Verdes, go ahead and sign it because your signature should be rejected because you are not a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes.
I have documented several deceptive practices being stated by supporters of the proposed initiative and statements that are factually misleading in literature and during a television advertisement.
You can read more at if you care to.

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