Lomita is a city in Los Angeles County, United States. The population was 20,256 at the 2010 census, up from 20,046 at the 2000 census; the word "lomita" is Spanish for "little knoll". Lomita was part of Rancho San Pedro, granted by the Spanish Empire to Juan Jose Dominguez by King Carlos III of Spain in 1784. Lomita established a sister city relationship with Takaishi, Japan in October 1981. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all of, land. Lomita spanned 7 square miles. However, over time, much of this area was annexed by neighboring cities. A notable example is "Lomita Fields", now Zamperini Field. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lomita has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps; the 2010 United States Census reported that Lomita had a population of 20,256. The population density was 10,601.3 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Lomita was 11,987 White, 1,075 African American, 174 Native American, 2,923 Asian, 140 Pacific Islander, 2,680 from other races, 1,277 from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,652 persons. The Census reported that 20,089 people lived in households, 57 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 110 were institutionalized. There were 8,068 households, out of which 2,479 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,409 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,160 had a female householder with no husband present, 481 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 491 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 55 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,420 households were made up of individuals and 822 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49. There were 5,050 families; the population was spread out with 4,378 people under the age of 18, 1,743 people aged 18 to 24, 5,699 people aged 25 to 44, 5,904 people aged 45 to 64, 2,532 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
There were 8,412 housing units at an average density of 4,402.5 per square mile, of which 3,738 were owner-occupied, 4,330 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%. 9,183 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 10,906 people lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 United States Census, Lomita had a median household income of $60,398, with 12.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line. As of the census of 2000, there were 20,046 people, 8,015 households, 5,033 families residing in the city; the population density was 10,572.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 8,295 housing units at an average density of 4,375.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 66.16% White, 4.18% African American, 0.70% Native American, 11.41% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 10.79% from other races, 6.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.20% of the population. There were 8,015 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.2% were non-families.
30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $51,360, the median income for a family was $53,003. Males had a median income of $41,582 versus $31,353 for females; the per capita income for the city was $27,748. About 9.3% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over. Fire protection in Lomita is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department with ambulance transport by McCormack Ambulance; the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Lomita Station in Lomita.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Torrance Health Center in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, near Torrance and serving Lomita. In the California State Legislature, Lomita is in the 26th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Allen, in the 66th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Al Muratsuchi. In the United States House of Representatives, Lomita is in California's 43rd congressional district, represented by Democrat Maxine Waters; the United States Postal Service Lomita Post Office is located at 25131 Narbonne Avenue. Lomita Railroad Museum, opened in 1966 by Irene Lewis, is a small museum in Lomita devoted to the steam-engine period of railroading. Mrs. Lewis, along with her husband Martin, operated "Little Engines of Lomita", which sold kits for live steam-engine locomotives, her engines appeared in movies, including "The Greatest Show on Earth" and "Von Ryans Express". This operation inspired Mrs. Lewi
Chadwick School is a nonsectarian independent K-12 day school located in an unincorporated area on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, United States. It is located at the top of the neighborhood referred to as Academy Hill, bounded by a canyon, a precipice, Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Drive North; the school was founded in 1935 by Margaret Lee Chadwick and Commander Joseph Chadwick in San Pedro, California. In 1938, the school moved to California. In the beginning, Chadwick was an open-air boarding school for 75 students. After the retirement of the Chadwick family in 1963, the school created a board of trustees and in 1968 discontinued its boarding program. In 1972, Chadwick joined the Cum Laude Society. Up until the 1980s, the school owned all of the hill leading up to it, sold off to establish the school's endowment. Since the school has opened more buildings, a gymnasium, a performing arts center, it is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges. The movie adaptation of the book Mommie Dearest was filmed at Chadwick in 1981.
Chadwick is divided into three schools: the Village School, the Middle School, the Upper School. Sixty-three percent of the faculty members held advanced degrees in the 2014-15 school year. On January 13, 2010, the school announced that it would be administrating and integrating a sister school in South Korea. Chadwick was the third school chosen to administrate the new school after a deal with Vancouver International Primary and Secondary School fell through. Prior to that, the International School Service had submitted plans to run the school but withdrew them. In the process, the school's opening was delayed by Chadwick administrators when they failed to submit paperwork on time; the school is located in the Songdo International City, a city renowned for its efforts to "go green" and is administratively a near replica of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes. Headmaster Ted Hill has stated that the sister school will remain in contact with the originating school through the use of Telepresence equipment supplied by Cisco.
The school opened on September 6, 2010, completed its first year in June 2011. As of the 2013-14 school year, Chadwick International enrolled 780 students in grades pre-K through 10. Eleventh grade was added in September 2014, the school graduated its first class in 2015-16. There are now frequent visits between the two Chadwick campuses. In addition to sending students to Chadwick International, Chadwick exchanges students with other schools that participate in the Round Square program. Chadwick students travel to other schools through additional programs such as ones through the Community Service program. On February 5, 2014, a fossil of a sperm whale skull embedded in a boulder of Middle Miocene Era Altamira Shale located on the grounds of Chadwick School was removed to be studied at the L. A. County Natural History Museum. An expert from the museum believed that the skull might be of a unknown species; this event was covered by Los Angeles area news outlets. Chadwick's main rivals are Polytechnic School in Pasadena and Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, California.
Chadwick participates in 23 Varsity CIF sports. They include boys' football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and girls' tennis, waterpolo, basketball, golf, lacrosse and cheerleading, they include coed cross country and track and field. In 2007 Chadwick decided that yellow was not an appropriate school color, it realized that its athletics logo featured a non-native dolphin. After these realizations the school designed a new blue and white logo featuring a native and more aggressive looking dolphin; the school newspaper, The Mainsheet, is published in online. Online publication was restarted at the beginning of March 2012. In 2006 members of the high school community started Wicked Wobotics, team 2150, a FIRST robotics team; the team won the Judges' choice award at the 2008 FIRST Robotics competition in Las Vegas and was ranked sixth after the qualifying rounds. The FRC team was discontinued in 2010; the remaining team focused on the less expensive VEX Robotics Competition. In 2011 the school added an optional robotics class to its science curriculum and moved into a larger room occupied by the maintenance department.
In 2014 the team had 30 members, had to move to a much larger classroom. In 2015 the team had 12 students. Chadwick Robotics collaborates with the robotics program at the Chadwick International campus in Songdo, South Korea, sharing engineering techniques and innovative strategies for each year's contest. Danese Cooper - programmer, Wikipedia Jann Wenner - owner of Rolling Stone magazine Christina Crawford - actor and author of Mommie Dearest Peter Davis - winner of an Academy Award for documentary Chuck Dukowski - Bass player for 1970s punk rock band Black Flag Jessica Gottlieb - author Brandon Lee - actor and martial artist, son of Bruce Lee Shannon Lee - daughter of Bruce Lee, sister of Brandon Lee Mike Lookinland - actor, The Brady Bunch Liza Minnelli - winner of the Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards Aida Mollenkamp - television chef and food writer, Ask Aida and FoodCrafters Rick Moses - actor/singer/songwriter Eric Puchner - novelist & short story writer Maureen Reagan - actor, child of Ronald Reagan Pippa Scott - actress George Starbuck - poet, winner of the 1983 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize Robert Towne - screenwriter/director, winner of an Academy Award for the screenplay of Chinatown Michael Viner - record and audiobook producer Peter Zuckerman - j
George C. Thomas Jr.
George Clifford Thomas Jr. was an American golf course architect and author. He designed the original course at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas grew up in Philadelphia, attended Episcopal Academy, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1894, his father was a partner in the investment bank Drexel & Company, where the son worked until 1907. As a teenager, he began designing a golf course on Bloomfield Farm, he sold the course in 1908 to a group of golfers who converted it into Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. He designed a 9-hole course in Marion, a course in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. In the 1910s, he was able to observe some of the pioneers of golf course design working near Philadelphia, he was a founding member of Sunnybrook Golf Club, witnessed Donald Ross's 1914-15 construction of its original course in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. He was friends with Hugh Wilson, who designed Merion Golf Club's original East Course in 1912, its original West Course in 1914.
Crump, Wilson, William Flynn, Thomas were masters of the "Philadelphia School" of golf course design, which encouraged high-risk/high-reward play. He served in the Army Air Service during World War I. "The Captain" remained his nickname for the rest of his life. He moved to California in 1919, where he designed the course at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara. William P. Bell supervised its construction, he and Bell collaborated on courses for Los Angeles Country Club, Ojai Country Club, Bel-Air Country Club, Fox Hills Golf Course, others. In 1926, he published a seminal book, Golf Course Architecture in America, in which he stated the goal behind his work: “When you play a course and remember each hole, it has individuality and change. If your mind cannot recall the exact sequence of the holes, that course lacks the great assets of originality and diversity.”He considered the course at Riviera Country Club to be his masterpiece. It is the only one of his courses, he raised English setters, was one of the founders of the English Setter Club of America.
In 1912, he began breeding roses on Bloomfield Farm, trying to create a variety that would thrive in Philadelphia's Mid-Atlantic climate. His botanical work continued in California, where he cultivated some 1,200 varieties, including his own "Bloomfield" hybrids, he wrote two books on roses. He married Edna H. Ridge in Philadelphia on July 6, 1901, they had two children: George Clifford III, born April 13, 1905. Thomas died of a heart attack at their home in Beverly Hills in 1932. Geoff Shackelford, a golf course architect and author, wrote a 1995 history of Riviera Country Club and a 1996 biography of Thomas. In 2008, Thomas was posthumously inducted into the Southern California Golf Association's Hall of Fame. In 2010, Gil Hanse restored the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club to Thomas's 1921 design. On Golf Digest's 2010 list of the 100 greatest golf courses in America, Riviera Country Club was ranked 31st, the restored North Course at Los Angeles Country Club was ranked 47th. In June 2012, the first George C. Thomas Jr. Invitational Tournament was held on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club.
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Pennsylvania. Marion Golf Club, Massachusetts. Spring Lake Golf Club, Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. La Cumbre Country Club, Santa Barbara, California. Red Hill Country Club, Rancho Cucamonga, California. North Course, Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, California. Now restored to Thomas's 1921 design. Saticoy Country Club, California. Now Saticoy Regional Golf Course. Los Angeles Municipal Courses, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. Renamed the Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding Memorial Golf Courses. Palos Verdes Golf Club, Palos Verdes Estates, California. Ojai Country Club, California. Now Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Bel-Air Country Club, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California. Fox Hills Golf Course, Culver City, California. Now the site of Culver City Shopping Mall. Stanford University Golf Course, California. Geoffrey S. Cornish, Ronald E. Whitten: The Architects of Golf. HarperCollins, New York 1993. ISBN 0062700820 Geoff Shackelford: The Riviera Country Club.
Riviera Country Club 1995. Geoff Shackelford: The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture. Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea 1996. ISBN 1886947287 George C. Thomas Jr.: The Practical Book of Outdoor Rose-growing for the Home Garden. J. B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia 1914. George C. Thomas Jr.: Golf Course Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction. John Wiley & Sons, New York 1926. Reprint: Clocktower Press, Ann Arbor 1997. ISBN 1886947147 George C. Thomas Jr.: Breeding Roses at Home. American Rose Society, 1929. New York Times obituary, February 29, 1932 George C. Thomas Jr
South Coast Botanic Garden
The South Coast Botanic Garden is a 35 hectare garden in the Palos Verdes Hills, in Palos Verdes, United States, about 16 km south of Los Angeles International Airport. It has over 150,000 landscaped plants and trees from 140 families, 700 genera, 2,000 different species, including flowering fruit trees, Coast Redwoods and Pittosporum, it is rich in plants from Australia and South Africa. Its gardens include the Water-wise Garden, Herb Garden, English Rose Garden, Garden of the Senses. A small lake and stream bed attract various birds such as ducks, geese and herons. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded; the present garden site was operated as an open pit mine from 1929 until 1956, producing over one million tons of crude diatomite. With declining production, the land was sold in 1957 to the County of Los Angeles for a sanitary landfill, in use until 1965. However, starting in 1961, an experiment in land reclamation began when County Board of Supervisors approved a motion establishing 87 acres as the site of the South Coast Botanic Garden, landscaped over 3.5 million tons of refuse, in a classic example of land recycling.
The Sanitation District in cooperation with other County agencies carried out initial planning and contouring. Operating responsibilities were given to the Los Angeles County Department of Arboreta and Botanic Gardens. In April 1961, the first large-scale planting took place on completed fill overlooking Rolling Hills Road, with over 40,000 plants donated by individuals and the County Arboretum; the site presents unusual difficulties in gardening. First, its soil is composed entirely of diatomaceous earth. Second, because of the diverse nature and thickness of the fill, settling rates vary throughout the garden resulting in frequent irrigation system breakage. Third, heat is caused by decomposition of organic matter below the soil surface, it is accompanied by the production of gases carbon dioxide and methane. List of botanical gardens in the United States South Coast Botanic Garden SeeTheGlobe.com article on Visiting the South Coast Botanic Garden
Marymount California University
Marymount California University is a Catholic university in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Based in the liberal arts tradition and inspired by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the university awards associate, bachelor's, graduate degrees; the institution is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges. Marymount California University was established in 1968 by the RHSM as Marymount Palos Verdes College, it was split from the original Marymount College in Los Angeles. At the time, the college was a two-year institution of higher education. In 1975, responsibility for the College was transferred to a lay board of trustees. In 1986, the college changed its name from Marymount Palos Verdes College to Marymount College. In summer 2011, Marymount opened its Waterfront Campus in Los Angeles. In spring 2013, Marymount changed its name from Marymount College to Marymount California University to reflect "an ongoing transformation of the 45-year-old institution of higher education to a multi-campus institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs."
In fall 2013, Marymount opened its Lakeside Campus in the community of Lucerne in rural Lake County, in Northern California. In February 2018, the university appointed trustee Brian Marcotte its new president, it was not clear why the previous president, Lucas Lamadrid, left the position although the local newspaper Daily Breeze reported "allegations of inappropriate behavior, exorbitant spending and discriminatory conduct." The Oceanview Campus encompasses 26-acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island in Rancho Palos Verdes. The Waterfront Campus encompasses the first floor of the former Northrop Grumman facility at 222 W. Sixth St. and provides classroom and studio space for upper division students, as well as some office space for faculty and staff. Residential Community include The Villas located in adjacent San Pedro, a community of furnished, two-story townhomes that can accommodate 400 students and staff. In the center of the community is a swimming pool, fitness center, outdoor covered pavilion, beach volleyball court, basketball court and a soon to be completed outdoor kitchen.
Free Shuttle Service is available for all enrolled students and staff between all of our Southern California campuses, as well as a number of other sites around the community. Marymount California University is accredited by the WASC Senior University Commission. Marymount California University offers the following undergraduate degree programs: Associate in Arts Associate in Science Bachelor of Arts in Business Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Arts in Criminal JusticeMarymount California University offers the following graduate degree programs: Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Community Psychology Master of Science in Leadership and Global Development Total Undergraduate Enrollment:1,099 Female: 54% Out of State: 6% International: 19% Freshman Enrollment: 438 Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Marymount California University teams, nicknamed the Mariners, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and compete in the California Pacific Conference.
Men's and women's sports include cross country, lacrosse, softball, baseball and women's indoor/beach volleyball. Official website Official athletics website
Poa annua, or annual meadow grass, is a widespread low-growing turfgrass in temperate climates. Though P. annua is considered a annual plant due to its name, perennial bio-types do exist. Poa is Greek for "fodder", it is one of the sweetest grasses for green fodder, but less useful than hay. This grass may have originated as a hybrid between Poa infirma, it has a creeping, rootstock. The stem grows from 15–25 cm high, it is flattened, due to being folded rather than rolled. The panicle is triangular shaped, 5 to 7.5 cm long. The spikelets are stalked, awnless, 1 to 2 cm long when flowering, loosely arranged on delicate paired or spreading branches. Sometimes they are tinged purple; the vivid green leaves are blunt at the tips, shaped like the prow of a small canoe. They are drooping. Long sheaths clasp the stem; the leaves are smooth below, with finely serrated edges. The leaves are serrated transversely; the ligule is silvery. Compared this to Common Meadowgrass Poa pratensis, which has a squared ligule, Poa trivialis, which has a pointed, but less silvery ligule.
The leaves are smooth below, with finely serrated edges. The leaves are serrated transversely, it is in flower all year around except for severe winters. The seeds are deposited 8 months of the year; the plant grows from seed, flowering within 6 weeks and dying. Poa is derived from the Greek name for a type of fodder grass. Annua means'annual' or'one year', it is a common weed of cultivation, known in the Americas as annual bluegrass. It occurs as a common constituent of lawns, where it is often treated as a weed, grows on waste ground. Many golf putting greens, including the famously fast Oakmont Country Club greens, are annual bluegrass, although many courses have converted to creeping bentgrass, it has appeared on King George Island in the Antarctic South Shetland Islands as an invasive species, as well as on Australia's subantarctic Heard and Macquarie Islands. European Poa Database The Observers Book of Grasses and Rushes. Frances Rose. Pages 38–39 Kew gardens grass database Weeds friend or foe?
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Point Vicente Light
Point Vicente Lighthouse is a lighthouse in California, United States, in Rancho Palos Verdes, north of Los Angeles Harbor, California. It is between Point Loma Lighthouse to Point Conception Lighthouse to the north; the lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Point Vicente Lighthouse was built in 1926 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula; the light source was dimmed during World War II to avoid aiding the enemy. It was automated in 1971 by the United States Coast Guard. In 2015, the Coast Guard announced its intention to replace the original third order Fresnel lens with an LED light with a 14 nm range, replacing the current light and lens.. In February 2019 the lens was removed from the light room; the Point Vicente Lighthouse is just north of the entrances to the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors. It was operated and maintained by the United States Lighthouse Service prior to that Service being merged with the U. S. Coast Guard, delegated all aid-to-navigation responsibilities in 1939.
The lighthouse was manned until 1971 when it was automated by a remote electronic aids-to-navigation monitoring system. The white cylindrical tower is 67 feet tall, the masonry structure is built on the edge of a 130-foot cliff; this places the center of the lantern 185 feet above the ocean. The Coast Guard Light List specifies its light characteristic as being a pair of two white flashes, repeating that pair every 20 seconds. An emergency light of reduced intensity operates; the most striking feature in the lighthouse was the classical third-order rotating Fresnel Lens located in the lantern. This particular lens was manufactured around 1910 in Paris, France, by Barbier and Turenne, the oldest lens making company in the world; this lens is made up of hand-ground prisms held in place by a cast brass frame. The prisms and frame represent an excellent example of the precision achieved by optical scientists and the lens making art in utilizing the known principles and properties of light; when it was active, the 1.1 million candlepower-beam had a nominal visible range of 24 nautical miles.
Now removed from the lantern room, the lens will in the future be displayed at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. This lighthouse once incorporated a pleasant-sounding foghorn to audibly warn ships during times of low visibility which are common to the area; the foghorn was dismantled in the early 2000's. HeadGeorge W. L'Hommedieu Anton Trittinger Joseph May The Point Vicente Lighthouse is open for tours on the second Saturday of each month, 10am to 3pm PST; the lighthouse and grounds are federal property operated by the United States Coast Guard. In addition to the Lighthouse & USCG Museum, the property includes three houses, which are Coast Guard residences; the US Coast Guards Aids to Navigation Team Los Angeles/Long Beach is in charge of operation and maintenance of the Lighthouse and Fresnel Lens. Members from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary who are members of the CG ANT LA/LB are in charge of the tours and open houses at the lighthouse; these members are recognized as Lighthouse Keepers by the USCG Auxiliary and Technicians by the CG.
The US Naval Sea Cadets assist at the open houses at the entrance gate access, in the Lighthouse and USCG museum, perimeter sentry, keeping the public away from restricted areas. Some restricted areas include the lighthouse top floor, the lawn, the two streets leading to the USCG houses; the non-restricted areas include the lighthouse and street leading to lighthouse. Parking is available outside the entrance gate. Only vehicles authorized by the USCG are allowed on the property. There are no public restrooms on the property; the nearest public restrooms are at the city's interpretive center next door. Admission to the lighthouse is free; the lighthouse was the finish line for the 25th season popular American reality show The Amazing Race. List of lighthouses in the United States "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: California". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. United States Coast Guard official Point Vicente Lighthouse website Lighthouse Cam