Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

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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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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