Category Archives: Environmental

Jeff Ridgway’s Volunteer Work Clears the Ivy Hiding the Historical Mural on Temescal

  As reported earlier in Circling the News, the ivy that had grown down from Radcliffe residences above Temescal Canyon Road made it impossible for residents and high school students to walk along the sidewalk without getting hit in the … Continue reading

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Rotarian Nancy Cleveland Waters Trees at Will Rogers and Seeks Volunteers to Help 

Nancy Cleveland, a Pacific Palisades landscape artist, spends time with her oils at Will Rogers State Historic Park. In early June, she noticed that “the big eucalyptus tree and the pepper trees in the picnic area were not looking good. … Continue reading

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Uptick in Homeless in Pacific Palisades; Transients Return to Venice; New Ballona Fire

  A resident sent a video and photo of a homeless person camping in Los Leones Canyon on August 30 to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. This kind of camping is forbidden because this state parkland is in … Continue reading

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Ballona Ecological System Is Becoming Overwhelmed with RV Garbage and Human Waste

The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, located in Playa Vista, is an approximately 600-acre protected area owned by the State of California and managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Now it is in the process of being destroyed by … Continue reading

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Upcoming Rotary Club Topic: “History of Water in L.A.” 

Jack Feldman, a member of the executive board of Water and Power Associates, an organization dedicated to educating the public, politicians and media on water and energy issues affecting Southern California, will be the speaker for Palisades Rotary on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds Are Spiritual Helpers

According to Native American lore, hummingbirds were believed to be spiritual helpers, and represented peace, love and harmony. A hummingbird supposedly symbolizes joy, healing, good luck and messages from spirits. But a hummingbird nest, carefully built in a hanging succulent … Continue reading

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Carnegie Astronomer Visits the Optimists

When Dr. John Mulchaey addressed “Exploring Life in the Universe” at an Optimist Club meeting on Zoom in June, he was asked, “Are there other civilizations out there?” Mulchaey, director of the Carnegie Observatories, said there is probably “life in … Continue reading

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Hyperion Plant Suffers Near Catastrophic Event

When water started backing up in the headwaters of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on July 11, back-up systems went into operation, according to public spokesperson Elena Stern, but it wasn’t enough. “There was more debris than we’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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EVgo, an Electric-Car Charging Company, Goes Public 

The nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles, EVgo, went public on Friday, July 2. Employees participated in ringing the bell at Nasdaq headquarters in New York City. After completing a business combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact … Continue reading

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Opinion: Encampments [Not Homelessness], and What We Can Do

(Editor’s note: This July 25 op-ed piece by Julie Milligan is reprinted by permission from the Westside Current.) People throughout Los Angeles are both outraged and confused by the dangerous and dirty conditions of our sidewalks and streets, our parks, … Continue reading

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