Category Archives: Environmental

Water Restrictions to Go into Effect: Politicians Need to Act

“We heard of some water changes in the LA Times some weeks ago, but nothing from DWP as of yet,” a reader wrote Circling the News on May 20. “Are there some new water rules?” Starting June 1, L.A. Mayor … Continue reading

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County Supervisor Candidates Spar in CD3 Forum

By ANGELA MCGREGORA A fast-paced forum to find Sheila Kuehl’s replacement for L.A. County Supervisor was held live (and live  streamed) in Venice, on Thursday, May 19. Hosted by The Westside Current, Circling the News, the Santa Monica Daily Press … Continue reading

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Gardening without Gas-Powered Blowers

The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will host its monthly meeting tomorrow, May 2, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The speaker will be Sheda Morshed of Resilient Palisades, a nonprofit based in town that works with issues that affect the environment. … Continue reading

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The Death of a Tree

For three days, the branches were cut, the sawing was incessant. Finally, all that was left was the stump, which was pulled and ground into the woodchippers, too. The tree had been in front of the house on Radcliffe Street, … Continue reading

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Microplastics Found in Lungs: Seven Percent of LA Plastics Recycled

A study was released last week in Science of the Total Environment that showed microplastics have been found in people’s lungs. Bigger plastic pieces deteriorate to smaller pieces called microplastics. Lung tissue from surgery participants found plastic in all lung … Continue reading

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Earth Day Celebrated at Will Rogers

Two of the giveaways at the Earth Day event at Will Rogers State Park were a plastic measuring spoon and a plastic avocado peeler from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office. When a millennial was shown the freebies, he responded, “You went … Continue reading

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Community Council Reassigns Environmental Group to Civic 

We all know about gender reassignment, but the Pacific Palisades Community Council has now introduced a new concept: organizational reassignment. Members voted to reassign the new environmental organization, Resilient Palisades (RP), as a civic organization at a meeting on April … Continue reading

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Earth Day Opportunities: Beach Cleaning or Festival at Will Rogers

EARTH DAY OPPORTUNITIES: Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson was concerned about the environment in the United States, especially after the massive 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. With the publication of Rachel … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades 1958 Killer Slide

(Editor’s note: Stewart Slavin posted the story below on his Facebook. Circling the News asked if we could post it for readers. Slavin is a longtime resident who has worked as a foreign correspondent in Asia and the Pacific granted … Continue reading

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Homeless Woman Attacks Visitor with Vile Substance along RV Row in the Ballona Wetlands 

An oversized porta-potty, paid for by Councilman Mike Bonin, has been placed adjacent to the environmentally sensitive Ballona Wetlands for those living in a long line of illegally parked RVs on Jefferson Boulevard. A woman who lives in one of … Continue reading

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