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Danielle Kim Gustafson ARLT 101g 9-2-09 Paragraph #3 I found the article “Bourgeois Nightmares” by Robert M. Fogelson to be very interesting because I have spent the last 18 years of my life living in Palos Verdes Estates. Before reading the article, I have never really known much about the history of Palos Verdes. I knew about the Vanderlip family, but I never knew exactly what they did. After reading the article, I have a better understanding of how the peninsula developed. It was interesting how statements of the past still hold true today. Promoters of Palos Verdes stated “with a handful of fine shops and stores within Palos Verdes it was not even necessary to leave the peninsula for everyday goods and services” and this holds true today.
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Unformatted text preview: When I was a little girl, I could skateboard down the street and ride my bike to school. The ads display an image of a “little girl [who] may skate along the sidewalk, safely ride her bicycle or play a game of old fashioned ‘hopscotch’.” It amazes me how the ads were correct and that the image they wanted to exist still exists today. Not only are the ads still accurate about the daily life of the Palos Verdes people, but the restrictions place on the people still exist. The Art Jury still places restrictions on homes and other structures. I know a woman that had to repaint her house because the first color was not approved by the Art Jury....
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2009 for the course ARLT 101g taught by Professor Gustafson during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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