Save Our Coastline newsletters and publications


The Save Our Coastline collection includes newsletters and publications sent to residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula informing them of building and development issues in the unincorporated areas of the Peninsula. Started by the Citizens' Emergency Committee to Save Our Coastline, the publications were part of a grassroots effort aimed at preserving and protecting the character of the area by controlling development along the coastline. The Save Our Coastline effort eventually led to the incorporation of the Peninsula's fourth and final city, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to ensure local control over the Peninsula's development.

PROPERTY TAX "HORROR"
PROPERTY TAX "HORROR"
Single page flyer with heading, "PROPERTY TAX "HORROR" and "Well, now we have our TAX BILLS! And GUESS WHAT???" with clippings from various publications related to city taxes for new cities, and also benefits of creating a city to control population density and taxes.
The "HACIENDA HORROR"
The "HACIENDA HORROR"
Single page flyer with with heading, "First in a series of HORROR stories...The "HACIENDA HORROR" / Wreckage of tennis courts at the old Hacienda Hotel. Golf course already demolished" with photograph of construction site and partial reprint of September 12, 1970 San Pedro New Pilot newspaper article describing construction of a 512 unit apartment complex in San Pedro.
The "HARBOR HORROR"
The "HARBOR HORROR"
Single page flyer with heading, "Third in a series of HORROR stories...The "HARBOR "HORROR" / For those concerned in becoming part of Los Angeles - and we are surely going to become a part of some city - the following tale of a County Zoning Commissioner at work in the big city ..." with photograph of construction site and partial reprint of September 25, 1970 San Pedro New Pilot newspaper article describing a controversial zoning change by the Los Angeles City Council in San Pedro.