HELPFUL RESOURCES

Helpful Resources

Moving can sometimes be stressful. Having the right contacts can mean all the difference in the world. Here is a list of helpful resources to have right at your fingertips. We are constantly refining and improving our list. Please let us know if we've left something off and we'll be sure to add it. 

 

Utilities

California Water Service - (310) 257-1400 www.calwater.com

Time Warner Cable - (888) 683-1000 www.timewarnercable.com
The Gas Company - (800) 427-2200 www.socalgas.com/
Verizon Telephone - (800) 483-4000 www.verizon.com/
Athens Services - (888) 336-6100 http://www.athensservices.com/
Southern California Edison (Electricity) - (800) 655-4555 www.sce.com/
Trash - Consolidated Disposal Service - (800) 299-4898 www.consolidateddisposalservice.com

 

DMV

Torrance Office - (800) 777-0133 - 1785 W. 220th St., Torrance, CA 90501
Hawthorne Office - (800) 777-0133 - 3700 W. El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

 

Local Newspapers

Daily Breeze - (310) 540-5511 - http://www.dailybreeze.com/
Easy Reader - (310) 372-4611 - http://www.easyreadernews.com/
Beach Reporter - (310) 372-0388 - http://tbrnews.com/

 

Post Office

Manhattan Beach - 1007 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hermosa Beach - 565 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Redondo Beach - 1201 N. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

School Districts

El Segundo School District - www.elsegundousd.net
Hermosa Beach School District - www.hbcsd.org
Long Beach School District - www.lbusd.k12.ca.us
Manhattan Beach School District - www.mbusd.org
Palos Verdes School District - www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us
Rancho Palos Verdes Schools - www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us
Redondo Beach School District - www.rbusd.org
Rolling Hills Schools - www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us
Santa Monica Malibu School District - www.smmusd.org
Torrance School District - www.tusd.org

These cities are part of the Los Angeles Unified School Distict - www.lausd.net
Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, San Pedro and Venice.

California Schools Guide - http://projects.latimes.com/schools/
Great Schools Site - www.greatschools.org/

 

Financing

Below are the names of a couple lenders that I've worked with and with whom my clients have been happy. Feel free to give them a call or shoot them an email and get the pre-approval process started.

Ron Goodlin
Perl Mortgage
(310) 930-5762
rgoodlin@perlmortgage.com 

Nader Chahine
Cornerstone Home Lending
(310) 372-8800
nader@naderteam.com
www.houseloan.com/NaderChahine/

Jay Penso
Movement Mortgage
(310) 802-2518
jay.penso@movement.com 


Stephanie Green
RPM Mortgage
(310) 493-7266
sgreen@rpm-mtg.com

Sherri Walther
Cornerstone Home Lending
(310) 562-4504
swalther@houseloan.com 


Carol Katzman
Boston Private
(310) 922 6695
ckatzman@bostonprivate.com 

 

Homeowners Insurance

Amber Chisholm
StateFarm
(310) 372-6688 - work
(310) 503-5295 - cell
 

Home Inspection

Amerispec Inspection Services - (562) 804-0443 www.houseinspector.com
Property Professor - (310) 371-9494 www.property-professor.com
LaRocca Inspection Associates - (818) 951-1795 www.laroccainspections.com

Sherlock Home Inspections - (310) 318-8001 www.sherlockhomeinspections.com

 

Termite Inspection

Andy's Termite - (310) 534-2700 www.andystermite.com
Lavezzari Termite - (310) 326-6106‎
Family Exterminators - (800) 334-1811

 

Geological Inspection

PV Engineering - (310) 541-5055 www.pvengineering.net

 

Resources to assist you in planning your move

USPS Change of address form- www.moversguide.usps.com
Do it Yourself Home Improvements- www.doityourself.com
Local Goodwill- www.locator.goodwill.org