Friday, August 27, 2010

Odds and Ends 183

For readers residing in Rancho Palos Verdes who do not already know, Marymount College's President, Dr. Michael Brophy has filed a lawsuit attempting to have the wording of the argument against The Marymount Plan's Initiative, now known as Proposition P or Measure P, thrown out or re-written.

Dr. Brophy also seeks damages from the city which would mean taxpayers would have to fund any settlement granted by the court.

So much for his "The Marymount Plan will be completed at no expense to the taxpayer".

It is now time to get serious about all of the arguments for and against Marymount being granted approval to build student housing on its campus for up to 250 students.

I do understand very well that there are many San Pedro residents that would like to see Marymount do as it has promised to do and abandon the off-campus student housing called Pacific Heights. But since Marymount has claimed they would do so several times, yet has not fulfilled its statements in the past, there is really no trust that they would finally abandon the site at 24Th and Cabrillo Avenue, in San Pedro.

There also has never been any consideration of closing the Palos Verdes North off-campus housing facility, and there would not be should Marymount receive approval to build on-campus student housing.

I continue to publish information about P, The Marymount Plan, and The Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project that has been approved and something I continue to support.
We have been home since Sunday and I now have four visit to Amalfitano Bakery under my belt and in my tummy.

I learned during my first trip that cannolis and most other non-breakfast fair doesn't come out until around 11:00 AM each day.

Terri and I both ate a cannoli and to be truthful, we like most other goodies over a cannoli.

I have a Napoleon waiting for me that I am sure I will enjoy.

It is not necessary, it appears, to wish Mr. Anthony Amalfitano good luck in the survival of his new Bakery. But good luck is wished for in the bakers' ability to keep up with the demand for all the wonderful treats found in the Bakery.

Many members of our community have already found out the troubling news that, if they don't get to the Bakery early enough in the afternoon, their favorite treats may be sold out by the time they arrive.

Here's a hint. Pre-order what you want so they are set aside for pickup when you can drop by.
I like the idea of folks visiting Amalfitano Bakery to also treat themselves to a meal, a treat, a haircut, or something from any of the other businesses in Western Plaza.

We enjoy Niccolo's Restaurant just next door to Amalfitano Bakery and Mr. Pack and his wife prepare some really great food there.

31 Flavors and the Barber Shop next door have been at the strip mall for as long as I can remember and even though Hillside Cleaners has moved, there is still a presence between Amalfitano Bakery and Hillside Liquor.

Shopping and dining in Rancho Palos Verdes along Western Avenue helps provide you with what you want and should meet many of your shopping and dining wants.
We are all now back into the new school year this coming week with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District opening up classes beginning this coming Tuesday.

This means that traffic along Western Avenue will increase somewhat and we all need to be safe as we travel on that Avenue.

LAUSD comes back to work in several weeks and we all need to watch for traffic regarding Mary Star of the Sea High School, Rolling Hills Prep, and Christ Lutheran School.

Gone are the day of too many injuries due to junior high students crossing Western to get between Dodson and the Navy Housing at what is now Ponte Vista and it looks like it will be years before we have to deal with that, again.

There is still the problems with students crossing Western to get to several parking lots where parental units wait to pick up students attending Dodson. Please keep your eyes on the lookout for potential dangers and GET OFF THE PHONE!

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