Friday, May 21, 2010

Odds and Ends 169

Work is now progressing towards the opening of Amalfitano's Bakery! Yippee!
It's the last that will open of the five eateries I have been watching for months and months being constructed along Western Avenue.
The other four seem to have now settled in after their openings. We eat at Saladish more often than Denny's, Asaka Grill Express, or Pavich's Brick Oven Pizzafe.
Now the real fight begins against The Marymount Plan for many of us.
The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will finally vote to approve the two required Resolutions that will allow The Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project to receive the necessary pre-permit approvals.
The Project is different than The Marymount Plan only in a very few, but major areas:
The Plan, if voted in by voters in November, after the expected qualification on that ballot, would have two residence halls for 255 students and staff, adopt an ordinance that allows Marymount and their Plan to supersede many municipal codes, and now provide a concrete center median barrier along the long uphill and downhill curve around the campus along Palos Verdes Drive East.
If The Marymount Plan is adopted by voters, the closest Paramedic Squad to that campus, the Eastview and La Rambla areas is at L.A. County Fire Station 6, in Lomita. That squad must pass by the Ponte Vista site to get to the Eastview and La Rambla neighborhoods when they are not perform emergency duties in Lomita, parts of Rolling Hills Estates, Miraleste, and the Marymount area.
Increased numbers of people living on The Hill, especially at Marymount has been cited in the Environmental Impact Report for The Project as being a potential liability to achieving the best response time for a Paramedic Squad from any area of L.A. County.
Station 83 in Miraleste and Station 53 on Palos Verdes Drive South near Abalone Cove have a certified Paramedic on their engines 24/7 but that is really does not provide the better coverage that a Paramedic Squad can provide. We need another Paramedic Squad placed at the Miraleste or P.V. Drive South Station, but there are no funds for that.

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