Join the Sierra Club


We are the Palos Verdes-South Bay Group with the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. Our group includes those members residing in Carson, Gardena, Harbor City, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington.

The Annual Election begins November 1 and ends December 2 for At-Large positions for the Palos Verdes South Bay (PVSB) Group.

Two voting options are available for members:

  1. Online e-Ballot - Vote using the e-Ballot emailed on November 1 to each active member having an email address for member communications. If for any reason, you did not receive an online ballot by email as expected, please click on the green e-Ballot button to request your e-Ballot with the email address you prefer.
  2. Paper Ballot - Request a paper ballot and a copy of candidate statements for the Palos Verdes South Bay (PVSB) Group by contacting George Watland, 213-387-4287 ext. 210,

All paper ballots must be returned by 5:00 pm on Monday, Dec. 2, 2014 by mail or in-person at:

Elections Committee
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
3435 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 660
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Palos Verdes / South Bay Group Candidates:

  • Joyce White
  • Bill Lavoie
  • Charlie Golden
  • Al Sattler
  • Eva Cicoria
  • Dean Francois
  • Paul Rosenberger

Statements for Palos Verdes / South Bay Group Candidates


April Bus trip to Zion / Bryce:

The Sierra Club – Palos Verdes-South Bay Section conducted a bus trip to Zion National Park / Bryce Canyon National Park in May 2014. Due to popularity, this trip is being repeated from Saturday, April 25, 2015 to Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Level: Moderate (O).

This double-header hiking adventure will have numerous hiking options on trails surrounded by massive sandstone cliffs, which soar into a bright blue sky. On a day trip to Bryce Canyon, we will have shorter and longer hiking options through red forests of hoodoos (unique pillars of rock sculptured by the forces of erosion). We stay three nights in the Bumbleberry Inn in Springdale near Zion. Price includes bus, shared motel room, all admissions, snacks, and driver gratuity. Depart early Sat. from Redondo Beach and return Tues. night. Cancellation penalty is $40. If you cancel less than 30 days before departure, you will only receive a refund if the trip is full. Send 2 business-size self addressed stamped envelops, your gender, H&W phones, email, and a $357 check payable to PVSB Sierra Club to Terri Straub, 28017 Indian Rock Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Ldr: Judy Shane ( Co-leaders: Terri Straub, Emile Fiesler, and Zoltan Stroll.

This is a 4-day trip for < $100/day. National Geographic conducted a recent trip to Zion / Bryce for $4,000 for 8 days ($500/day). The slideshow above displays a hint of the beauty and contracting nature of these parks. Hiking / wading into the ‘Narrows ‘ of Zion Canyon is a hikers delight.

Or better yet, attend the Quarterly General Meeting ( to meet Sierra Club members and talk with someone with first-hand experience.

Find information on Palos Verdes-South Bay Group activities by visiting our Activities Calendar page.

Aug Bus Trip to Mammoth, Yosemite, Bristlecone Pine Forest:

The Sierra Club – Palos Verdes-South Bay Section will conduct this trip from Thursday, August 13, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015. Registration required before August 9, 2015 6:00 AM. Level: Moderate (O)

Would you like to hike through grassy meadows under towering pines, soak your feet in pristine alpine lakes, and feast your eyes on vistas of snow-capped granite peaks? Four days of glorious hiking on some of the most spectacular trails in the high Sierras. The grand finale will be a visit to the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest to hike among the oldest living things on the planet. Participants must be fit enough to hike 5-7 miles in hilly terrain at high altitudes (over 10,000’). We stay all three nights in Mammoth Lakes’ Quality Inn. Price includes bus, shared motel room, driver’s gratuity, and snacks. Depart early Thurs. from Redondo Beach and return Sun. night. There is a $40 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 30 days before departure, you will receive a refund only if the trip is full and we find a suitable replacement for you. Send 2 business-size self-addressed stamped envelopes, H&W phones, gender (M or F), email address, and check to PVSB Sierra Club for $360 to reservationist Bob Baldwin, 7500 Wystone Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. Ldrs: Judy Shane ( & Bob Baldwin ( Co-leaders: Zoltan Stroll and Emile Fiesler.

CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Find information on Palos Verdes-South Bay Group activities by visiting our Activities Calendar page.

Harwood Lodge

Harwood Lodge

Harwood Lodge was built in 1930 as a memorial to Aurelia S. Harwood, past president of the Sierra Club and Angeles Chapter leader. The lodge stands today as a place to get away from the city and enjoy the solitude of clear mountain air and blue skies.

The Purposes of the Sierra Club

  • To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth
  • To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystem and resources
  • To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment
  • To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives