Category Archives: Environmental

Alert Resident Stops the Illegal Removal of Parkway Trees

A resident taking a walk in the Huntington Palisades on November 25 alerted Cindy Kirven that large trees along the street parkway were being removed. Kirven, who is the co-president of the Pacific Palisades Community Council Forestry, went to the … Continue reading

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Learn the Best Orchids to Grow Outdoors

Speaker Peter Lin will present “Orchids Alfresco! The Best Orchids to Grow Outdoors” at the monthly meeting of the Malibu Orchid Society. The group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, in the Community Methodist Church, Hart Lounge, … Continue reading

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No One Wants to Be Right on This One

My first husband, who liked to ski, took me, a novice on the slopes. As we waited to get on the chair lift, he reminded me to keep everything next to my body, because things could get caught on the … Continue reading

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Do Not Throw Jack-o’-Lanterns Away

At the Palisades Farmers Market last week, one of the vegetable vendors showed a woman a small pumpkin, a sugar pumpkin. He told her that his stand would only carry them for the next two weeks and that they regularly … Continue reading

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Grand Re-opening of the Marquez Garden

  Former Palisades resident Marie Steckmest, who was a master gardener, devoted hours with students at Marquez Elementary. In a 2018 story, this Editor wrote “With the school year coming to a close, Marquez Elementary gardening students and garden coordinator … Continue reading

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People Taking Recycling from Blue Bins: Thieves or Helpful?

Should you do anything if you see people going through your blue recycling bins? CTN received the following note last week “one more Monday I see one of these guys who drives around the Palisades (here, on Via) going through … Continue reading

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Orchid Lovers Will Meet on October 17: Free Admission to Huntington Orchid Show

The Malibu Orchid Society (MOS) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in the Community Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz. The speaker will be Carol Klonowski, who will address “Unifoliate Cattleyas: Their History, … Continue reading

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Coastal Cleanup Day Scheduled for September 23

“Our beaches are a repository of the city’s trash, which harms our marine habitat and wildlife,” Councilmember Traci Park wrote in her newsletter. Westside residents have a chance to make a difference, by joining with the Councilmember’s officer, L.A. County … Continue reading

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PaliHi Students Hold Climate Protest Rally on Sunset

By CHAZ PLAGER Palisades Charter High School students stood up for the Earth and the environment on Friday, September 16, holding a Youth Climate Rally adjacent to the Village Green. “We refuse not to act,” protest leader Carter Yean said … Continue reading

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Nancy Benay Will Discuss French Orchids September 19 

At the September 19 meeting of the Malibu Orchid Society, held in Pacific Palisades, Nancy Benay will speak “On the Orchid Trail in Southeastern France: The Orchids of the Valley of Saint Genis.” Benay will showcase the biodiversity and native … Continue reading

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