Category Archives: Environmental

Resilient Palisades Hosts Community Meeting; Seeks Residents for Four Teams of Activists

    In a well-run Zoom meeting on September 3, founders of Resilient Palisades were joined by about 30 community members. Co-founder Ingrid Steinberg said that the group’s goal is to address climate change and environmental degradation by working together … Continue reading

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Resilient Palisades to Hold Community Meeting on Zoom This Wednesday Evening

Marie Steckmest, the founder of Palisades Cares in 2006, advocated for reusable bags, composting, gardening, recycling and community service activities in Pacific Palisades. She carried on the crusade for more than a decade and was named the 2008 Citizen of … Continue reading

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Standard Design Group, a One-Stop Landscaping Store, Opens on Temescal Canyon Road 

The Standard Design Group, which has a landscaping store in Studio City, has opened its second shop in Pacific Palisades at 810 Temescal Canyon Road (across from Palisades High). “We do everything,” said General Manager Aaron Alvo. “We’re a one-stop … Continue reading

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Early Morning Earthquake; Musings Questioned

4.2 Earthquake Hits Southland, Wakes Some The LAFD posted the following alert from spokesperson Nicholas Prange: “#EarthquakeMode; INC#0192; 4:45AM; Following the M4.5 #earthquake activity in the greater Los Angeles area (#SanFernando) at 4:29 AM, LAFD is, according to protocol, in … Continue reading

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Environmentally Speaking, Solmate Socks May Be a Solution

What would you guess is the most needed or requested clothing item in homeless shelters? If you guessed underwear or socks, you guessed correctly. The Solmate Socks company, that was started in 2000 by Marianne Wakerlin, noted on its website … Continue reading

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Healthier Air for $20 a Month? The Case for Eliminating the Use of Leaf Blowers by Our Gardeners

Do you enjoy breathing particulate matter that has fertilizer, metals, gasoline, animal feces and pesticides?  If you asked, “What kind of question is that?” and responded, “Of course I don’t,” then it’s time to ask another question: Do you have … Continue reading

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Local ‘Red Tide’ Produces Spectacular Neon Blue Waves

Many people have noticed the current “red tide,” a brown layer of water just offshore along Pacific Palisades and Southern California beaches. Scientists say that it is caused by a “bloom” of phytoplankton, which are microscopic single-celled organisms that occur naturally in … Continue reading

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The Great Oak Tree Mystery at the Recreation Center Is Solved

Circling the News published an April 28 story (“Eight Baby Oaks Will Fight for Survival on the Island at Palisades Recreation Center”) that speculated about the mysterious gardener(s) who planted the baby oak seedlings on the circular parcel in front … Continue reading

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PPRA Seeks Donations to Help Fund an Appeal Regarding the Highlands Eldercare Facility 

  There is oil underneath the land below the Via de las Olas bluffs and offshore in the Pacific Ocean. In fact, at one time the site was dubbed the Pacific Palisades oil field. Occidental Petroleum projected that 60 oil … Continue reading

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Eight Baby Oaks Will Fight for Survival on the Island at Palisades Recreation Center

A reader called Circling the News on April 15 from a reader and wanted to know who planted the oak trees in the circle in front of the Palisades Recreation Center building. CTN contacted Park Director Erich Haas, who responded … Continue reading

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