Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

Emergency Airlift from the Mountains

(Editor’s note: In response to the most recent airlift of a hiker on January 18, a reader wrote “Probably unavailable, but it would be good disclosure to report how much the injured people will be charged personally for the airlifts … Continue reading

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One Dead in Three-Car Crash on PCH

Three vehicles were involved in an early morning traffic collision Saturday on Pacific Coast Highway north of Sunset that resulted in a fatality and injuries to five others. Around 4:10 a.m., between Coastline Drive and Porto Marina the driver of … Continue reading

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If Scooters Are Improperly Parked, Call 311

 Pacific Palisades residents have noticed a significant increase in the number of dockless Lime and Bird scooters lying on sidewalks the past few months. Teens in the town take advantage of the scooters, driving them about, quite often with a … Continue reading

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Homeless Fire in Temescal Canyon Is Quickly Extinguished

A fire broke out in Temescal Gateway Park, just north of the historic dining hall in a heavily wooded area, near a trash receptacle, around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. According to Station 69 firefighters first on the scene, two people … Continue reading

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Fatality Accident Is Motivation for Left-turn Signal at Chautauqua and Sunset

(Editor’s note: On Thursday, October 22, yet another accident occurred at this intersection. Resident Bill Bruns drove by the site around 5:40 p.m. and reported “Tow trucks were there as we drove past, people talking to one another, at least … Continue reading

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PCH Task Force Addresses Potrero Canyon Park, RV Parking and Street Racing

The Pacific Coast Highway Task Force held its quarterly meeting Wednesday on Zoom, with State Senators Ben Allen and Henry Stern and Assemblyman Richard Bloom in attendance. “It is important to cut across jurisdictional issues on PCH regarding accidents, evacuation … Continue reading

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Proposed Construction Ban during Fire Season in Very High Fire Severity Zones Is Questioned

An L.A. City Councilmember David Ryu made a motion (20-1170) September 1 to suspend construction in hillside and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The motion is currently in the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. The motion states: “To … Continue reading

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Two Pacific Palisades Residents Die in Plane Crash

Pacific Palisades residents Jill Young and Jim deVarennes died on September 11 in a single-engine plane crash, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, deVarennes, 62, was piloting a Ryan Navion B … Continue reading

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Brushfire: The Danger Is Real. Pacific Palisades Residents Need to Prepare

As of September 11, an estimated 3,354,000 acres had burned in California, marking the most damaging wildfire season in recorded state history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl noted in her … Continue reading

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Fire Hazard Exists below Temescal Canyon Continuation School

The property immediately below the Palisades High School Continuation School, Temescal Academy, is the property of LAUSD. The land further south belongs to L.A. Rec and Parks. Last week, Circling the News received word that Avalon Landscape had been hired … Continue reading

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