Category Archives: Animals/Pets

Noisy Wild Parrots Call Palisades Home

  By CHAZ PLAGER Any longtime resident of the Palisades has likely seen (and heard) the screeching flocks of green birds which nest in the town. Colloquially referred to as wild parrots, residents are divided on their perceptions of the … Continue reading

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BakeCamps Crown Winners, While Supporting Dog Rescue

The Palisades shook with sugar overload as 46 cookie titans battled for dominance in BakeCamp’s cookie bake-off on October 14. Held at the Women’s Club on Haverford, BakeCamp was billed as a “one-of-a-kind event that brings together LA’s best professional … Continue reading

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Cookies and Puppies: Make and Eat Cookies, Help Puppies

October is National Cookie Month and Bake Camp LA is hosting three cookie tasting festivals to celebrate local bakers and support Paw Works, a nonprofit animal rescue. This Saturday, October 14, at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave. … Continue reading

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Karen Berry Rescues Desert Tortoises

“People are downsizing and moving out of California,” Karen Berry told the Palisades Rotary Club in August. “And they don’t know what to do with their tortoises.” Berry, who is the treasurer and adoption team leader for the San Fernando … Continue reading

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Survivor Kitty Lives Through Coyote Attack

  “Knowing the coyotes were around and having seen the picture of the coyote on Circling the News, I knew its mate was still around,” Coral Rugge wrote CTN. Then, on September 4, disaster struck. Rugge’s indoor cat ran to … Continue reading

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Rogue Coyote Killing Cats in Castellammare

A Castellammare resident wrote that there has been a coyote “living in the neighborhood for a while. It has killed at least six cats.” The resident wrote that she thought her cat was behind an impermeable fence on her “catio.” … Continue reading

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Ballona Cleared: Damage Could be Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

The RVs were mostly gone from the strip of land along Jefferson Boulevard in Playa del Rey that borders the Ballona Wetlands. This is an environmentally sensitive area that serves as a migratory bird stop for the millions of birds … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Park Stops the Degradation of the Wetlands

Councilwoman Traci Park has helped clear at least 1,000 feet of RVs at the environmentally sensitive Ballona Wetlands along Jefferson Boulevard in Playa del Rey. “The large-scale RV encampment at our protected Ballona Wetlands has been symbolic of the city’s … Continue reading

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Pinniped Patrol Volunteers Sought

  Sea lions and dolphins are stranding and dying on the beaches of Southern California because of domoic acid, which causes seizures, brain damage and sometimes death. Volunteers are needed to help spot strandings, let beachgoers know what is happening, … Continue reading

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Pet Dog Killed by Coyotes in Highlands

  When a Highlands resident let out their dog in their fenced yard in the morning on June 16, it was just like every other morning.  And then it wasn’t. The residents 13-year-old medium-sized canine was brutally attacked by two … Continue reading

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