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A Day in the Snow

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Going to The Snow From Long Beach January proved to be record snowfall for California, with white mountains all along Los Angeles County as well as the Sierra Nevadas. Here in Long Beach, the line of the mountains has been a tease from across the clear skies, with the promise of a snow day just within reach. The forecast for Southern California promises a few more storms in the next week, so where can you and your family go for some snowy fun? Big Bear Mountain Big Bear has been a hot spot for skiing and snowboarding for ages, and …

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Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project

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The lagoon is getting a facelift, but that’s not all… The Colorado Lagoon was once a flourishing part of the historic Los Cerritos Wetlands and remains a habitat for various animals and plants. Today, it’s surrounded by beautiful homes and parks and is a special haven for families and Long Beach locals. But you’ve probably noticed… something’s afoot at the lagoon. Despite so many drastic environmental changes over the years, the saltwater lagoon is still an important retreat to many fish and jellyfish and it’s a rest stop for all kinds of migrating birds year after year. Lately though, that natural scene has  been …

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Take A Ride On the Metro Blue Line

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The Los Angeles County Metro is one of the greatest developments in Southern California. Connecting the wide array of cities across the region, the Metro has the unique ability to help commuters, visitors, and eco-conscious citizens alike. The overwhelming approval of Measure M this last Tuesday approves a massive expansion of Metro lines. More people are becoming curious about this transit system and what is can connect them to and are embracing a vision for the region that includes expanded public transit. Long Beach is the terminus of the Blue Line, running down into the downtown area and adding an easy …

4754 Palo Verde Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713

4754 Palo Verde Avenue

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Spacious and Cheerful Ranch Home 4754 Palo Verde Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713 Just Sold!   3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1486 sq. ft., 5215 sq. ft. lot (per tax records) Built in 1950 Offered at $497,000 2 car garage Check out this classic Lakewood ranch home in a great neighborhood. Just past the custom brick steps and porch lies a welcoming entryway. In one direction, you’ll find the spacious living room with cheery wallpaper, and in the other, a cozy dining room with hardwood floors. The dining room opens to the galley kitchen, with natural oak cabinets, Corian counters, and a …

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Shed Savvy: The Wonderful Ways to Use a Shed

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Shed Design: A Worthy Transformation 10 Creative Ways to Use your Shed When you hear the word ‘shed,’ you tend to picture a small rustic garden shed where the lawnmower is stored. However, sheds have progressed a lot recently. Quality sheds are an excellent addition to any home and whether you’re planning to stay put or sell, it may be worth it to add one to your property. Here are some of the ways a shed can be used. Garden Shed Keep it simple and use your shed for what it was originally intended: A storage place for tools and gardening supplies. …

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Free Things to do Outdoors in Long Beach

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Summer 2016: Roundup of Free (or Almost Free) Outdoor Activities and Events in Long Beach Long Beach is THE place to be this summer! From movies in the park to an amazing selection of outdoor festivals, there are so many fun things to do this summer in Long Beach! And the best part? Most of them are totally free! Festivals: 720 Pine – Enjoy live skateboard stunts, live music, and beer ‘n’ grub at this festival at 7th Street and Pine Ave. on Saturday, June 25 starting at 2:30 p.m. Get more details here. Pirate Invasion – Join 100’s of …

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Top Places to Buy a Vacation Home

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Top Places to Buy a Vacation Home Near Long Beach, CA When it comes to buying a vacation home, location matters! Second home sales have become increasingly popular as more and more people are realizing the long-term benefits of investing in real estate in a place where you can also have fun. What’s not to love about having a second home for weekend getaways and vacations? When determining where to buy a vacation home, it’s important to consider the lifestyle in that area, real estate prices and trends, and what exactly you will use it for. When it comes to buying a …

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Spring Curb Appeal Tips

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Make a Good First Impression with Winning Curb Appeal! How to Beautify your Home’s Exterior this Spring Whether you’re prepping your home to be sold or not, curb appeal matters. Curb appeal is all about first impressions. You may have a beautiful home on the inside, but if it doesn’t look attractive when people pull up, it immediately loses appeal. Captivating curb appeal is especially important if you want to sell your home. If a buyer doesn’t like what they see from the outside, they will most likely not even bother looking at the entire house. Sspring is the perfect time …

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Local Spotlight: Made in Long Beach

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Just Another Reason to Love Long Beach   If you’re looking for a gift, Made in Long Beach is the place to go. From clothes, to jewelry, to pie, this store has something for everyone. In fact, readers of LB Post just voted Made in Long Beach the #1 spot to “find something for everyone” in the Best of Long Beach 2015. The store is located at 236 Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach and sells fair trade products made by over 100 local designers. “Made in Long Beach is a localism project, which means that we are facilitating local business …

90802 Market Update

90802 Market Update

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January 2016 Market Update for the 90802 area of Long Beach, CA 90802 Real Estate Statistics and Information Including the Neighborhoods of Downtown, East Village, and Alamitos Beach Home prices rose modestly last year in 90802 for both single family homes and condos. The median home price in 90802 last month was $455,000, which is up slightly from December 2014. However, only a handful of property sales in 90802 were single family homes. There were three closed sales of single family homes in December of 2015. This reflects a 200% increase from the year prior. Most of the housing in 90802 …