Category Archives: Environmental

Portions of Pacific Palisades Have Suffered Increasing Brownouts: Council Office Halts DWP’s Latest Plans

  The sole electrical station in Pacific Palisades, built in 1936, was originally intended to service 300 to 500 homes. With an increasing population and electrical needs (larger homes and electrical vehicles), many areas of this community have suffered brownouts, … Continue reading

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Aid P.R.I.D.E.’s Efforts in Keeping the Palisades Beautiful

Residents are invited to help P.R.I.D.E. keep Pacific Palisades beautiful. Founded in 1992, P.R.I.D.E.’s mission has been to improve and enhance the visual appeal of the Palisades, specifically the business community. The Marquez Triangle, the road medians at Sunset Boulevard … 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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DWP Poles on Sunset Raise Ire

(This story about the Pole-Top Distribution Station was written in November 2016 and published in a local paper.) Outside the Palisades Branch Library last Wednesday evening, the temperature was hot. But inside it was even hotter, as about 30 residents … 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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History of the DWP’s Efforts to Add a Power Distribution Station

(This CTN editor wrote the story below that appeared in the September 2012 edition of a local paper. A meeting held at Marquez school in April 2012 had resulted in the formation of the committee. That April meeting was loud … Continue reading

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Are Plastic Bags Really Recyclable?

CHAZ PLAGER California Attorney General Rob Bonta made news in a November 2 press release when he said, “Most Californians are under the impression that plastic bags are recyclable.” He added, “California has banned single-use plastics, and we see the ‘chasing … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Vegetables in Containers

If a resident understands the importance of growing their own food, which is free of pesticides and can supplement a healthy diet, a program, Container Gardening, will be held at the Palisades Library at 1 p.m. this Saturday, January 21. … Continue reading

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E-Waste Recycling Event at Revere January 21

There will be a free e-waste drop off from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., this Saturday, January 21, at Paul Revere Charter Middle School, 1450 Allenford Avenue. E-waste, or electronic waste is any form of electronic waste, such as computers, printers, … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere, Except when It’s Dry

About 1.8 inches of rain fell on January 14, and the following two days about another 1.2 inches of rain fell, as measured in the rain gauge on Radcliffe Avenue. This brings the Palisades current total to about 16 inches. … Continue reading

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