Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

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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Quick Action Stops Homeless Fire at Palisades Bowl, Just Below Asilomar Bluffs

Residents in Palisades Bowl were awakened to a fire Tuesday night. A homeless couple is believed to have set a fire in the park’s fire pit and then intentionally fanned the flames with chemicals from the pool house. According to … Continue reading

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Palisades Fire Update: Questions about the Use of Drones and Phos-Chek

The Palisades Fire, which started on May 14 at 10:02 p.m. in the 1800 block of Michael Lane in the Highlands, had 100 percent containment on May 26. The fire burned about 1,202 acres and there were no homes damaged … Continue reading

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Agencies Meet to Address Fire/Homeless Concerns in Pacific Palisades Area

The recent Palisades Fire brought together City, County and State officials, because it spread through those jurisdictions that included City (the Highlands), the County (Topanga) and State parks (Will Rogers and Topanga). LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, commanding officer of the … Continue reading

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