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What are the large round white domes above Palos Verdes Drive East

What are the large round white domes above Palos Verdes Drive East, just up from Palos Verdes Drive South? The two large round white buildings visible from Palos Verdes Drive East at the top of the hill house a radar facility that is still operational. It is run by the Federal Aviation Administration which continues to use the facility for long-range radar. The Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center uses the facility to control air traffic into and out of Los Angeles. The FAA took over the facility from the U.S. Air Force in 1960.

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Comment balloon 1 commentMaureen Megowan • November 15 2012 01:19PM
What are the large round white domes above Palos Verdes Drive East
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What are the large round white domes above Palos Verdes Drive East, just up from Palos Verdes Drive South? The two large round white buildings visible from Palos Verdes Drive East at the top of the hill house a radar facility that is still… more
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unincorporated area
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Why do some of the areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula have a mailing address of "Palos Verdes Peninsula", instead of one of the four cities on the Peninsula? There is a small area at the northern part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula within… more
Trade-in old incandescent holiday lights for new LED strings
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The South Bay Environmental Services Center welcomes Southern California Edison customers to trade up to TWO working strings of old electricity-guzzling incandescent holiday lights for two new, energy-efficient LED strings! Where: South Bay… more
Is the Point Vicente Lighthouse haunted
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Is the Point Vicente Lighthouse haunted: After nearby residents complained about the bright flashes from the lighthouse, the landward side of the lantern room was painted an opaque, pearly white. The light from the rotating lens seen through the… more
City of Rancho Palos Verdes Dog Park now Open!
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The City of Rancho Palos Verdes opened its first dog park on November 8th. The half-acre, temporary facility is located at Point Vicente Park/Civic Center (30940 Hawthorne Blvd. ) adjacent to the tennis court. It is separated into small and large dog… more
Remember Veterans Day Today!
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Although most government employees will be enjoying their Veterens Day holiday tomorrow, today is the official Veterens Day, originally known as Armistace Day. At 1 pm today, Sunday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe will join Sen. Ted Lieu and… more
Interest rates remain near record lows.
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Interest rates stayed about the same this week near record lows . The following are excerpts from the newsletter on interest rates published by HSH Associates : "In the end, after much distraction and hundreds of millions of dollars spent, it is… more
Palos Verdes Art Center Showing
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The USS Iowa will host a Veterans Appreciation Festival Today in San…
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The USS Iowa battleship organization and the City of Los Angeles team up for a veterans celebration with live music, food, children's play zone, and a resource fair from 1 to 4 p. m. today The event is free, but separate from tour admission. A book… more
Circus is Coming to Torrance!
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Circus Vargas is hoisting its big top tent Tuesday for upcoming performances at Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance. The circus opens Thursday at 7:30 p. m. and runs through Nov. 8-19. MILITARY DISCOUNT – AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCUS At the circus,.. more