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Pacific Fire Stopped on Thursday: Councilwoman Park Will Host Safety Fair Saturday

PACIFIC FIRE: A fire, dubbed the Pacific Fire, broke out at around 1:15 p.m. on June 8, near the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. PCH was shut down in both directions at Topanga, as several L.A. … Continue reading

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Community Council Does Not Have Standing with City: New Officers Announced

Joe Halper, who served for close to five years on the Board of Commissioners for L.A. Recreation and Parks and for seven years on the West L.A. Planning Commission, dropped a bombshell at the Pacific Palisades Community Council (PPCC) meeting … Continue reading

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An Appeal Will Be Held for Construction on Tramonto Landslide

At the intersection of Tramonto Drive and Coperto Drive in the Castellammare area of Pacific Palisades, the view of Santa Monica Bay extends from Catalina Island to Malibu. The panorama is spectacular. The cliff is shored up with a bulkhead, … Continue reading

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Street Services Received Aid from Schwarzenegger

  Former Pacific Palisades resident and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has expanded his resume to include street repair. He filled a pothole on a street near his Brentwood home. On a Twitter, he explained, “Today, after the whole neighborhood has … Continue reading

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Temescal Canyon Repaving Completion? It Starts Tomorrow

Councilmember Traci Park’s office sent the following April 4 notice to Circling the News that the entire length of  Temescal Canyon Road will be under construction starting tomorrow. The newly paved roadway should be done on Friday. The Bureau of … Continue reading

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Lower Temescal Canyon Road Repaved, Again, on Friday

Temescal Canyon Road was once again inaccessible to drivers on March 31 with less than 24-hour notice to the Council Office.  Street Services were laying asphalt for the second time in three months on the same stretch of road. CTN … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Lacks Safety for Visitors: Businesses Ask City for Help

(Editor’s warning: the photos at the end of the piece are graphic and disturbing. This editor will leave a space between the end of the story and the  photos, so readers can exit and avoid looking at them.) A sign … Continue reading

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Pole-Top Stations Locations Disputed

(The editor wrote this story in December 2016 and is reprinting it to remind people that not many people want the large industrial poles in their neighborhood. You’ll notice that station sites were initially selected for Marquez Avenue and Ida … Continue reading

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State Rejects DWP’s Bid For Los Leones Property

(CTN’s editor wrote this story in May 2015 and it was published in a local paper.  DWP did indeed try to find alternate locations.) The State of California has rejected LADWP’s plea to buy state park land at Los Leones … Continue reading

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Resident David Morena Remembered at L.A. City Council Meeting

Castellammare resident David Morena, who passed away on January 7, was remembered at a L.A. City Council meeting on January 20. David was one of the key members who founded the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness Board of Directors. … Continue reading

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