Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

Fire Insurance: Residents Need to Consult Their Agents to Learn What Is Covered by Their Policy

Pacific Palisades residents have heard horror stories about numerous Malibu residents, who are still not in their homes a year after the 2018 Woolsey Fire. That couldn’t happen here, could it? Residents have insurance, correct? Then, the October 21 Palisades … 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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Early Morning Police Helicopters Wake Residents

  Residents who live near Temescal Canyon Road, the El Medio or Via de las Olas bluffs or other areas that are adjacent to heavy brush were waken around 6 a.m. this morning. The helicopter was using a spotlight and … Continue reading

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Temescal Canyon Park: Open Flames and

Hot Coals Present Fire Danger People who live along Temescal Canyon Park often see people picnicking and cooking with barbecues. Those residents have wondered how safe it is to have open flames and hot coals so close to the brush-covered … Continue reading

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Evacuation Danger: Some Palisades Streets Don’t

Have Room for a Fire Truck Because of Parking If cars are parked on both sides of a street that is so narrow it doesn’t allow a fire truck to have access to your home, would you consider it dangerous? … Continue reading

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Mandeville Canyon Evacuation Practice Is Successful;

A Similar Evacuation Is Planned for Parts of Palisades A practice brush fire evacuation was held in Mandeville Canyon on May 19. Fire Station 69 Captain Tom Kitahata said that more than 400 people participated. Paul Revere Middle School was … Continue reading

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Fire Service Day Is This Saturday, May 11

Schwartz to be Named Honorary Fire Chief From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 11, kids and adults alike can sit in a fire truck and meet the firefighters at Station 69 (corner of Sunset and Carey). On … Continue reading

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Quick, Intelligent Response Prevents Fire Spread

House Fire Caught Early on Alcima Avenue A 911 call went out at 10:16 p.m. Sunday, April 21, to Pacific Palisades Fire Stations 69 and 23, reporting a fire on Alcima Avenue in the Martin Short residence. According to LAFD … Continue reading

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