Palos Verdes

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Palos Verdes is often used to refer to a group of coastal cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Los Angeles/South Bay area of California.

Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates are the larger cities in the area.

History[change | change source]

The peninsula was originally inhabited by Native Americans belonging to the Tongva (sometimes referred to as "Gabrielino") tribe, and first described in 1542 by Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo.

Schools[change | change source]

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has one of the highest rated API scores in California [1] , and has one of the highest average SAT scores [2] and one of the highest percentage of students successfully completing the advanced placement exams [3] in the county.

Trivia[change | change source]

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean films were partly photographed on and off the coast of Palos Verdes Peninsula. A tent city for production was constructed in the Redondo Beach Marina. The Black Pearl and several production vessels were seen on the waters daily as were helicopters filming for overhead shots.

The name "Palos Verdes" is Spanish for green sticks.

Notable residents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Palos Verdes Local Educational Agency Report". California Department of Education. Retrieved 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "School Wise Press School Snapshot: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School". School Wise Press. Retrieved 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "SAT, ACT and AP Test Results in California". California Department of Education. Retrieved 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. CBS2
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