Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

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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Realtor Michael Edlen Contributes to the LAFD Foundation

Pacific Palisades realtor Michael Edlen contributed to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation this past year. He received a letter from the foundation’s development director Tara Gurlides, who wrote: “I wanted to share the attached document that outlines how your … Continue reading

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Honorary Parade Marshals Are the Captains, Engineers and Firefighters/Paramedics from Stations 23 and 69

Just another day at the office: The wildfire broke out about 2 a.m. on June 10 near Getty Center Drive, and according to the L.A. Fire Department:  “There are 175 LAFD personnel assigned, battling by ground and air (4 LAFD … Continue reading

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More Thoughts about Supermarket Hoarding during the Coronavirus Crisis 

We moved to West Los Angeles in January 1992 with a newborn baby girl. Three months later the riots erupted and went on for almost a week. People were worried about going out of their homes, stores were closed. According to … Continue reading

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Rotary Honors Fire Station 69 B-Platoon 

Pacific Palisades Rotary President John Wilson wanted to honor our first responders at a February meeting. Starting in April, the Rotary will meet every Thursday for lunch rather than breakfast, and Wilson thought a February lunch meeting would be the … Continue reading

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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: “They are trying to raise $700,000 so that … Continue reading

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