Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

Winds with Gusts up to 60 mph Expected: No Grilling

The weather forecast was for gusty Santa Ana winds to move into this area on Tuesday, November 15. The strongest gusts were predicted in the early a.m. on Wednesday. Santa Ana winds are dry and there is low humidity, which … Continue reading

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Legion Auxiliary Donates Thanksgiving Gift Cards to Palisades Firefighters

Many may not realize that firefighters have to pay for their own meals while working a shift at a station. Generally, those on duty take turns shopping and cooking. “While many of us are celebrating Thanksgiving with family, our firefighters … Continue reading

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Bonin Noticeably Silent about Palisades, Venice Fires

(Editor’s note: This story appeared on the Westside Current on October 18 and is shared in cooperation with Circling the News.) BY JAMIE PAIGE – Editor – Westside Current Two significant fires in the last several weeks have put two … Continue reading

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Fire Races up Corona Del Mar: Contained at Two Acres: PCH Closed Over Night

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an 8:46 p.m. alarm of a brush fire below Corona de Mar, between Chautauqua and Potrero Canyon on October 16. At 9:25 p.m., LAFD reported “LAFD helicopters have joined LAFD ground crews in … Continue reading

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Burned-Out Venice Canal Residents Say Homeless To Blame for Sunday Fire

(Editor’s note My husband was returning from the airport around 11 p.m. October 2 and saw fire engines racing down Lincoln, near Venice Boulevard. He asked what it was and this editor found the LAFD reports.  According to a spokesperson, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Fire Season Requires More than Hope

With fire season around the corner and the drought reaching new heights here’s a cautionary tale about a village with poor fire management. By REECE PASCOE Long time ago in the middle of a forest there is a small village … Continue reading

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Traffic Collision Claims Life at Palisades Bowl

  On July 22, around 7:55 p.m. a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at Pacific Place east of Terrace Drive at Palisades Bowl (off Pacific Coast Highway). A student, Emily, 20s, was hit and was transported to … Continue reading

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Water Pipe Break at Rimmer on June 16

  A resident alerted Circling the News to a broken water main on Rimmer Street. The pipe broke about 10:30 a.m. and residents immediately alerted the L.A. Department of Water. It took almost two hours before the water was finally … Continue reading

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How and When to Report Crimes: Card Explains

  About 10,000 post cards were sent to every home in the Pacific Palisades this week. The cards have valuable information about the correct venues and steps for reporting various crimes. Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 Commander Jim Cragg … Continue reading

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Molotov Cocktails Found in Santa Monica Mountains

An alert hiker discovered eight Molotov cocktails and gasoline canister in a wooded area in the Santa Monica Mountains next to a trail on the northside of Mulholland Boulevard on May 21. That hiker should be hailed as a hero. … Continue reading

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