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  • 24 Jun

    Pool Party!

    The weather is warming up so it’s time to bust out the waterwings! If you don’t have a pool in your actual backyard maybe there’s one in your proverbial backyard. Here is a map and list of neighborhood pools…there are even a couple with waterslides!

    Click the map below for a larger, interactive version:

    1. Cheviot Hills
    2963 Motor Ave., 90064
    seasonal summer

    2. Echo Deep
    1419 Colton St., 90026
    indoor, diving board

    3. Echo Lake
    751 Echo Park Ave., 90026
    open water

    4. Glassell
    3704 Verdugo Rd., 90065
    seasonal summer, diving board

    5. Griffith
    3401 Riverside Dr., 90027
    seasonal summer

    6. Hollywood
    1122 Cole Ave., 90038
    seasonal summer, slide

    7. JCA Swim Stadium
    3980 S. Menlo Ave., 90037
    diving board

    8. Mac Arthur Lake
    2230 West 6th St., 90057
    open water

    9. Mar Vista
    11655 Palms Blvd., 90066
    seasonal summer, diving board

    10. North Hollywood
    5301 Tujunga Ave., 91601
    seasonal summer

    11. Pan Pacific
    141 S. Gardner St., 90033
    seasonal summer

    12. Pecan
    120 S. Gless St., 90033
    seasonal summer

    13. Roosevelt HS
    456 Mathews St., 90033
    diving board

    14. Rustic Canyon
    601 Latimer Rd., 90402
    seasonal summer

    15. Stoner Park
    1831 Stoner Ave., 90025
    seasonal summer, slide

    16. Venice HS
    2490 Walgrove Ave., 90066
    indoor, diving board

    17. Westwood
    1350 Sepulveda Blvd., 90025
    indoor, diving board

    For more information on Los Angeles swimming opportunities, check out the LA aquatics website.
    Have fun, remember your swim safety and if you want to buy or sell a house with a pool give us a call!

    Heather & Learka, Teles Properties


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  • 01 Jul

    July 4th: Fireworks About Town

    From the Queen Mary to the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles has a variety of fireworks venues for you to choose from this Independence Day:

    • Americafest at the Rose Bowl:
      1001 Rose Bowl Drive
      The party starts at 2pm with a family fun festival outside the stadium, followed by evening entertainment at 7pm and “the biggest fireworks show in Southern California” at 9:05pm.
    • July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl:
      2301 North Highland Avenue
      You have three chances this weekend to rock out to Daryl Hall & John Oates with the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and enjoy the accompanying fireworks: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, starting at 7:30pm each evening.
    • Studio City 4th of July Fireworks Festival:
      CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City
      Enjoy music, model airplane and car shows and a local business expo capped off by a fireworkss display at CBS. The event runs from 5pm to 9:30pm, and there are various VIP options such as rooftop fireworks viewing and tequila, sake, scotch, whiskey and vodka tastings.
    • Coliseum Fireworks Extravaganza:
      3939 South Figueroa Street
      Entertainment and kids games start at noon, with an hour-long fireworks show to follow at dusk. Recommended vantage points are Christmas Tree Lane (just east of the Coliseum) and the south lawn of the Natural History Museum.
    • Dodger Stadium:
      1000 Elysian Park Ave
      Watch the Dodgers take on the New York Mets at 6:10pm and stay for the fireworks. If you miss ‘em on Monday, you can catch fireworks all summer long at Friday games.
    • Palisades Rocks the Fourth Concert and Fireworks:
      Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street
      The celebration starts with pre-fireworks entertainment that includes all types of musical stylings, including reggae, classic rock, classical, jazz, and traditional. Entertainment begins at 6:30pm, with fireworks to follow at 9pm.
    • Malibu:
      Though the City of Malibu doesn’t sponsor any fireworks, they are posting the locations and times of the displays they issue permits for:
      • 9:00 pm: Launch from barge offshore of Malibu Colony
      • 9:00 pm: Launch from barge offshore of 21500 block of PCH
      • 9:00 pm: Launch from barge offshore of 22300 block of PCH
      • 9:00 pm: Launch from barge offshore of 27900 block of PCH
    • Red, White, & Blues on The Queen Mary:
      1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach
      Board the historic luxury ocean liner for a day of festivities, including balloon artists and face painters, music, and a 9pm fireworks show. If you’re feeling fancy–or just tired after dancing the night away on the DJ deck–you can even stay night in an original stateroom!
    • Redondo Beach Fireworks:
      Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach
      The seaside celebrations starts at 2pm with kids activities, a helicopter rescue demonstration, rock & roll dance party and more. Fireworks are set for 9pm, and can be seen from the shore or aboard the sunset cruise (departs at 8:30pm, returns 10pm).

    And that’s not all…check out a Safe July 4th’s list of fireworks in the Los Angeles area if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Have a safe and happy holiday!
    Photo from Hollywood Bowl website.

    Heather & Learka, Teles Properties


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  • 31 Aug

    Fig Season Is Upon Us!

    It’s officially Fig Season! We’ve been seeing them at the grocery stores, in farmers markets, and for those lucky enough to have a fig tree, in those big leafy branches. If you want to buy a house with a fig tree – call us! If you want to learn more about fig trees, check out www.californiafigs.com or go to this free lecture at The Huntington:

    Ranch Lecture: From Twigs to Figs
    October 25 (Tuesday), 7:30 pm

    Here are some fun fig facts:

        • California Dried Fig production has averaged 28 million pounds over the last five years.
        • All dried figs harvested in the United States are grown in California’s Central Valley.
        • Pliny, the Roman writer (52-113 AD) said, “Figs are restorative. They increase the strength of young people, preserve the elderly in better health and make them look younger with fewer wrinkles.”
        • The fig tree is the symbol of abundance, fertility, and sweetness.
        • Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually a flower that is inverted into itself. The seeds are drupes or the real fruit.
        • California figs are the only fruit to fully ripen to complete sweetness and semi-dry right on the tree before falling to the ground to continue drying.

    And here’s a recipe for Fig Preserves –


    • 16 cups fresh figs
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 12 cups boiling water
    • 8 cups white sugar
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 lemon, sliced


    1. In a large mixing bowl place figs and sprinkle with baking soda. Pour the boiling water over the figs and soak for 1 hour.
    2. Drain figs and rinse thoroughly with cold water. In a large Dutch oven combine the sugar and the 4 cups of water; bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
    3. Add the figs and lemon slices to the syrup in the Dutch oven and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
    4. Spoon figs into hot, sterilized jars and spoon syrup over figs, leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Top jars with lids and screw bands on tightly. Process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.

    This recipe can also be found at All Recipes.

    Photo from Paul

    Heather & Learka, Teles Properties


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