Home Spotlight Awards

Home Spotlight Nomination Information

Seasonally, the Community Activities and Beautification Committee recognizes homeowners who maintain, renovate, and take pride in the appearance of their homes! If you know a home that you think should be considered for this award, please submit a Home Spotlight Nomination Form.

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant city. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been ranked by Money Magazine as one of America’s Best Places to Live!

Winter 2020/21 Home Spotlight Award
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The City of La Palma would like to congratulate Lori Ricarte of 4761 Karen Circle for winning the 2020/21 Winter Home Spotlight Award!

Lori Ricarte has been a resident of La Palma for 48 years. She was fortunate to purchase her first home in La Palma and send her children to La Palma’s great schools. As time passed, the first home was quickly outgrown, so again good fortune led Lori to purchase another and current home on Karen Circle, at which she was able to turn it into a spotlight for the community. Lori has completely re-surfaced the landscape in the front by replacing the existing, deteriorating brick wall along side of the house, removed existing iron railing and brick block façade. 

Lori also installed lush green-scape with a corner focal point, which is highlighted at night by lights, and created a desert-scape seating area behind a low wall. Additionally, the backyard and pool area have been fully renovated, installing maintenance free hardscape surrounded by privacy bushes. Lori is honored to have her home selected for the 2020/21 Winter Home Spotlight Award. Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant city. 

By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States! We thank you Lori for contributing!

Fall 2020 Home Spotlight Award

The City of La Palma would like to congratulate residents Jon and Sherry Forbes of 5452 Pembury Drive for winning the 2020 Fall Home Spotlight Award!

9_HomeSpotlightThe Forbes’ are longtime residents of La Palma, having lived here for over 40 years! By switching to a synthetic lawn it has eliminated them having to continually replace their lawn, saving them time, water and money. Also their lawn looks well maintained year round!

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant City. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been ranked by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the United States! 

We thank Mr. & Mrs. Forbes for contributing!

Summer 2020 Home Spotlight Award

The City of La Palma would like to congratulate Mike and Stacey Bergman of 5442 Pembury Dr. for winning the 2020 Summer Home Spotlight Award!

The Bergmans and their two children5442 Pembury front aged six and three, have lived in the La Palma for the past 5 years. When asked about their home, they replied, “We take great pride in our home and love the community we live in. That pride shows through our continual improvements. Our home will continually be a work in progress as we love a good project. Most recently, we landscaped the front and back yards, painted the exterior, including the roof, and put in artificial turf.”

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant City. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States!

We thank you Mr. & Mrs. Bergman for contributing!

Spring 2020 Home Spotlight Award Winner

The City of La Palma would like to congratulate Michael and Dolores Abeyta of 8181 Suffield Street for winning the 2020 Spring Home Spotlight Award! 

8181 Suffield St. (2)Michael and Dolores Abeyta have been residents of La Palma since 2012. They said they thoroughly enjoy living in the City of La Palma with their two children because the City offers them a small community feeling. Over the past seven years, the Abeytas have totally upgraded and remodeled their home’s exterior and interior so that it is like an entirely different model home. They have shown their pride of ownership of their home with all the upgrades that they have done. They replaced the old roof with a new tile roof, remodeled and installed new windows, and painted the exterior walls. They also replaced the old garage doors and side gates with decorative and sturdy wooden doors and gates. They put new landscaping in the front lawn, added olive trees, and installed a lighted pole that displays and honors the American flag. They also had planters built and filled them with beautiful flowers that neighbors also enjoy along with special holiday decorations on their front porch for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas that add a festive spirit to the neighborhood. 

The Abeytas continually show their pride of ownership of their property by always keeping a clean and neat front yard and adding new improvements. Their most recent home improvement involved replacement of a walkway that gave easier access to their home, and new landscape lighting that highlights their beautiful home and front yard.

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant city. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States! 

We thank you Mr. and Mrs. Abeyta for contributing!

Winter 2019/2020 Home Spotlight Award Winner

8_HomespotlightThe City of La Palma would like to congratulate Ronald & Dorri Robertson of 8101 Dabny Lane for winning the 2019/2020 Winter Home Spotlight Award!

The Robertson’s use of creative landscaping consist of an array of colorful evergreen shrubs, multicolor impatiens, lavender lace, and palm trees. Their exterior upgrades include wainscoting in the front of the house and wrapping the planter in ledger stone. They added an overlay of flagstone in a mosaic pattern for the entrance walkway which is lined with LED landscaping lights, to help illuminate the beauty of the home. Ronald and Dorri have been residents of La Palma for 29 years!

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant City. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States! 

We thank you Mr. & Mrs. Robertson for contributing!

Fall 2019 Home Spotlight Award Winner

9_Fall19_HomeSpotlightThe City of La Palma would like to congratulate residents Ron & Linda Coleman of 7822 Willow Lane for winning the 2019 Fall Home Spotlight Award!

The Colemans have been residents of La Palma since 1976. They have two adult children who live nearby and are now raising their own kids. The front yard was recently renovated to include a new walkway with stepped elevation to address water runoff. A new brick planter was added that compliments the brick exterior and some stone work in the driveway.Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant city. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States! 

We thank Mr. & Mrs. Coleman for contributing!

Summer 2019 Home Spotlight Award Winner

8_HomespotlightPhotoThe City of La Palma would like to congratulate Phil and Audrey Hodges of 5327 Achilles Circle for winning the 2019 Summer Home Spotlight Award!

The Hodges purchased their home in 1996 and started renovation which included installation of energy efficient windows, remodeling the kitchen and removing a wall creating open concept living. The renovation continued to the exterior of the home with remodeling the front porch and renewing the landscape. Phil and Audrey said La Palma is a great city to raise their two boys, Bryan and Mitchell, who both attended La Palma schools growing up and are currently away at college. Phil and Audrey are now empty nesters. 

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant city. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States!  

We thank you Mr. & Mrs. Hodges for contributing!

Spring 2019 Home Spotlight Award Winner

HomespotlightThe City of La Palma would like to congratulate Maria and Refugio Salazar of 7511 Keith Circle for winning the 2019 Spring Home Spotlight Award!

The Salazar family have been residents of La Palma for 33 years! For the past two years they have worked hard to renovate the interior and exterior of their home. By installing new windows throughout the home they have saved on energy cost and by installing artificial turf they have significantly reduce water use. It was Mrs. Salazar’s dream for her home to look this beautifully.

Proud, diligent homeowners are the heart of strong, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant city. By keeping La Palma beautiful, residents like these are one of the many reasons why La Palma has been named one of the best places to live in the United States!  

We thank you Mr. & Mrs. Salazar for contributing!