Part of the Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve ( http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.asp?trailid=HGS176-277 ) provides a visually striking part of the image in a full-page Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( http://www.goodyear.com/ ) advertisement on page A18 of the February 20, 2007, print edition of the Wall Street Journal ( http://online.wsj.com/public/us ).
Seeing this picture, I recalled growing up near and walking in the area depicted. I also recall that making a suggestion can make a difference. When I was 12 years old, my father Joel Buckholtz and some of his friends were, yet again, trying to defeat development proposals for the City of Palos Verdes Estate’s ( http://palosverdes.com/pve/ ) 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) of coastline and 280 hectares (700 acres) of parkland. I observed that, while the people continued to defeat each proposal, there seemed to be no end in sight for such proposals. I suggested that my father and his colleagues needed to propose and establish a wildlife preserve. The Shoreline Preserve was established in 1963, before the establishment of the California Coastal Commission ( http://www.coastal.ca.gov/ ). The coastline and parkland remained essentially unchanged today.