Category Archives: Environmental

RVs Parked Next to Ocean Could Heighten Bacterial Levels

Among some of the hottest days of the summer, many nearby L.A. County Beaches have been closed because of elevated bacterial levels from fecal matter. Storm drains that operate during the dry season were installed as part of Prop O, … Continue reading

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City Makes Decisions Based on 1940’s Map

Street Services approved a permit on May 5, 2024, for clearing mud from a street and to park construction equipment on Paseo Miramar. A barrier to prevent vehicular travel, that has been in place for nearly 60 years, was removed … Continue reading

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An Expert Speaks on My 10 Favorite Oncidiums

Doug Overstreet, experienced orchidist and Orchid Specialist of the Thornton Conservatory at the Huntington Botanical Garden, will speak at the Malibu Orchid Society monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Hart Lounge at the Community Methodist … Continue reading

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Clearing of Vegetation at 425 Holyoke Questioned

Neighbors through the Cannel Law Group sent an October 2023 notice to the California Coastal Commission alleging that the drilling and the removal of vegetation was unlawful at 425 Holyoke under the Coastal Act. The Mt. Holyoke View Preservation, a … Continue reading

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Orchid Digest Speakers Day Set for June 8

The Orchid Digest Speakers Day will be from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Participants can come to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino to hear four speakers or join the presentation virtually. Speakers and … Continue reading

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Topanga Canyon Boulevard Reopens Today, June 2, 2024

Topanga Canyon Boulevard that linked Pacific Coast Highway with the San Fernando Valley, will reopen today, Sunday, June 2. The road was closed on March 9, when a rainstorm triggered a mud slide, closing a portion of State Route 27. … Continue reading

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City Says Money Goes to Homeless Not Fixing the Tramonto Slide

The Pacific Palisades Community Council heard a presentation by the City, the Developers (Greg Demos and expeditor Tony Russo) and Castellammare residents in a special zoom meeting May 20, about the Tramonto Landslide, which is located in the Castellammare section … Continue reading

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Roundup Banned in Some Countries and Cities, Still Used Here

Roundup has been cited in many lawsuits across the United States as a possible source of cancer. It continues to be legal here because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it is safe. “There are no risks to public health … Continue reading

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Orchid Society to Host Speaker Carole Beule

Carol Helen Beule, who annually helps create the Southern California Orchid Society’s  display for the Huntington’s annual October orchid show, will be this month’s speaker for the Malibu Orchid Society meeting. Beule will speak on “The Genus Lycaste” at 7 … Continue reading

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Real Estate Market Looking up for Bluebirds

  While there seem to be many houses for sale in Pacific Palisades, there’s one subpopulation that seems to be growing: bluebirds.   A reader wrote to CTN: When I moved to the Palisades more than 20+ years ago, the … Continue reading

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