Category Archives: Accidents/Fires

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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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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