Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

Fire Station 69 Captain Tommy Kitahata Receives Firefighter of the Year Award

Of the more than 3,400 firefighters in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades Fire Station 69 Captain II Tommy Kitahata was named the 2020 Firefighter of the Year. Selected by the Los Angeles City Firefighters Association, he received the award at the … Continue reading

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Why RVs Explode: There Are Several Reasons

(Editor’s note: Resident Lou Kamer did some homework for Circling the News about why RVs explode. The most recent was along Pacific Coast Highway in the early morning hours of October 11. Below is the information that Kamer found.) About … Continue reading

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RV Explosion Causes Spectrum Wi-Fi Outages West of Temescal

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? It started with the cancellation of a Zoom yoga class, when teacher Alison Burmeister called students and told them she did not have Wi-Fi. Then Circling the News was alerted that there had been … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: The City Needs to Enforce the Law to Help Prevent Fires Started by the Homeless

Prevention and readiness were the key words that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti emphasized at his press conference on August 23 at at Van Nuys Airport. He was urging Los Angeles residents to work on a wildfire action plan and … Continue reading

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Building Permits in Local High Fire Hazard Zones May Be Denied

Much of Pacific Palisades, which borders on the Santa Monica Mountains, State Parks and brush-covered hillsides, falls in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ). Realtor Bruce Schwartz, a former Citizen of the Year and a member of the Pacific … Continue reading

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Two Deaths in Pacific Palisades Under Investigation

Death at Will Rogers Beach Westside Current reported that a woman’s body was found on Will Rogers State Beach early Sunday, according to CBS news. The discovery was made just after 12:30 a.m. near the shoreline of PCH and Temescal … Continue reading

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Fire at Chautauqua Extinguished; Transient Arrested

A fire was set near a “Restricted Entry” Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone at the corner of Chautauqua and PCH this morning around 9:45 a.m. According to people on the scene, L.A. County Sheriffs were on their way to … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Venice: Girlfriend of 18-Year-Old Killed in Random Shooting Speaks Out

(Editor’s note: this story is reprinted by permission from Venice Current. Many in Pacific Palisades may have heard about the two young people who were shot in Venice—and the young man who died, Tyheam “TY” Bray Jr. 6’1” 275 pounds, … Continue reading

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Three-Car Accident in Palisades Highlands

  There was a three-car accident around 1:15 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Palisades Drive and Vereda de la Montura in the Palisades Highlands, adjacent to the construction site for the eldercare facility. Two people were transported to the hospital. Residents … Continue reading

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Fire Destroys Historic ‘Troxell House’ in Paseo Miramar

Architect Richard Neutra’s “Troxell House” on Paseo Miramar was destroyed in an early morning blaze. LAFD received a 3:49 a.m. call that a large, one-story single family dwelling was on fire on Paseo Miramar. At 5:20 a.m., LAFD released the … Continue reading

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