Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

Shortcut to Temescal Canyon Road Not Meant for Vehicles

A vendor rented the Woman’s Club in December and was loading up his truck after the event. Unfortunately, the truck’s brakes failed. Woman’s Club Administrator Roberta Donohue said that luckily, the truck veered slightly and slid along a cement wall … Continue reading

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Marcia Vogler Tackles Brush Clearance, Will Succeed with Community Help

A January 5 L.A. Times story (“In 2019, We Saw How Wildfires Can Be Prevented: Power Shut-offs Seemed to Avert Fire Ignitions, But There’s More the State Can Do”) noted that of the state’s 20 most destructive wildfires, all were … Continue reading

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September 2019: Palisades Fire Arson Investigation: Potrero Canyon Needs Additional $4.6 Million

Question: How many fires were reported in the Highlands this fall? A brush fire was reported west of Calle De Palermo on the western edge of the Highlands around 2:16 p.m. on September 13. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, … Continue reading

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Fire Station 69 Has a Delayed Response Time, Thanks to a Damaged Garage Door

The Fire Station 69 front garage door, which allows fire engines and emergency vehicles to exit onto Sunset (at Carey), was badly damaged around 3 a.m. on December 12 when struck by a hit-and-run driver’s vehicle. By the time firefighters … Continue reading

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Realtor Michael Edlen Buys Last-Resort Portable Fire Shelters for Firefighters

  As the “giving season” goes into full swing, longtime Palisadian and Coldwell Banker realtor Michael Edlen continued his philanthropic ways by donating $10,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation. (Visit: supportlafd.org). “They are trying to raise $700,000 so that … Continue reading

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Two Outstanding Speakers Set for Temescal Canyon Association  Annual Meeting on December 3

  The Temescal Canyon Association will hold its annual meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, in the historic Dining Hall at Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd. The public is welcome to attend, membership is not … Continue reading

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Two Different Structure Fires Cause Damage to a Residence and a Restaurant in the Palisades

Firefighters from Stations 69 and 23 were kept busy the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) with two fires: an early morning house fire on Asilomar and a night fire at a restaurant on Sunset. Around 8:47 a.m., a one-story, single-family … Continue reading

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Fire Aftermath: Photo Ops and Talking Are Pleasant, But “Talk is Cheap” and We Don’t Need a Task Force

Viewpoint: The Palisades Fire (October 21), which resulted in 625 homes being evacuated, closed Palisades Drive to two-way traffic for days. A week later, the Getty Fire resulted in mandatory evacuation or evacuation warnings for a majority of Pacific Palisades … Continue reading

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If You Live in Palisades and Are Under Mandatory Fire Evacuation: It’s Time to Leave

(Editor’s note: This story was written before noon–on October28–when the majority of Pacific Palisades was under mandatory evacuation or evacuation warning.) Most of Pacific Palisades is under MANDATORY or RECOMMENDED Evacuations. If you are reading this, close your computer and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk: How to Prepare for a Disaster By Becoming Friends with Your Neighbors

          The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will present a program titled “Resilient Neighborhoods: How Coming Together Before a Disaster Ensures Care for All.”           The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on October 21 in the Palisades Library community … Continue reading

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