Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

Traffic Collision Claims Life at Palisades Bowl

  On July 22, around 7:55 p.m. a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at Pacific Place east of Terrace Drive at Palisades Bowl (off Pacific Coast Highway). A student, Emily, 20s, was hit and was transported to … Continue reading

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Water Pipe Break at Rimmer on June 16

  A resident alerted Circling the News to a broken water main on Rimmer Street. The pipe broke about 10:30 a.m. and residents immediately alerted the L.A. Department of Water. It took almost two hours before the water was finally … Continue reading

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How and When to Report Crimes: Card Explains

  About 10,000 post cards were sent to every home in the Pacific Palisades this week. The cards have valuable information about the correct venues and steps for reporting various crimes. Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 Commander Jim Cragg … Continue reading

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Molotov Cocktails Found in Santa Monica Mountains

An alert hiker discovered eight Molotov cocktails and gasoline canister in a wooded area in the Santa Monica Mountains next to a trail on the northside of Mulholland Boulevard on May 21. That hiker should be hailed as a hero. … Continue reading

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Fire Service Day Is This Saturday, May 14

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 14, kids and adults alike can sit in a fire truck and meet the firefighters at Station 69 (corner of Sunset and Carey). Captain Thomas Kitahata, who was named firefighter of … Continue reading

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Driver Takes out Plants/Sign on Bowdoin Median

Around 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 8, a driver slammed into the median between Radcliffe Avenue and Temescal Canyon Road on Bowdoin Street. Pieces of his car were in the median. The school sign had been flattened.  The vehicle … Continue reading

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Highlands Single Car Crash Sends Two to Hospital

A resident reported that two teen girls, driving a black Mustang, smashed into a palm tree in the 1500 block of Chastain Parkway West around 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22. The resident noted that there might have been speeding … Continue reading

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Fire Station 69 Office Remodel Underway

Long-time resident Nancy Klopper, who is active in several community organizations, secured a donation from the Palisades Anawalt for Fire Station 69 located on Carey and Sunset. “On one of my walks into town,” Klopper said. “I dropped into Station … Continue reading

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PCH Closed Between Temescal and Chautauqua; Debris Closes Lanes on Sunset

  Pacific Coast Highway has been closed in both directions between Temescal and Chautauqua, after a utility line fell across the highway early this morning. A tree slid off the hill near the Lifeguard headquarters on PCH, below the Huntington … Continue reading

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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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