Category Archives: Environmental

This Should Be a Great Year for Observing the Stars, Planets and Meteor Showers

  If you have a telescope, make plans to study the night sky. Astronomers say there will be a lot of activity in 2021. First up is the full moon on February 27, which is called the snow moon. According to … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur: The Antithesis of Lawns, Concrete and Astro Turf

Residents enjoyed a fascinating landscaping presentation on February 1 when Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams spoke to the Pacific Palisades Garden Club via Zoom. Co-hosted by Palisades Beautiful, the duo from Studio Petrichor explained, “We are on a mission to restore … Continue reading

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Garden Club and Palisades Beautiful Host a Joint Meeting Monday Night

Tomorrow, February 1, the Pacific Palisades Garden Club and Palisades Beautiful will host a 7 p.m. Zoom meeting title “Regenerative Landscapes and Climate Adaptation” with speakers Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams. The two have shared their message at the Los … Continue reading

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Resilient Palisades Meeting Will Urge Doing Away with Gas-Powered Garden Equipment

We live next door to one of the oldest trees in the Pacific Palisades. This towering conifer was probably growing in Temescal Canyon before the town was founded and long before the high school was built and the canyon paved. … Continue reading

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Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers and Lawn Mowers: How about Making Them Go Away?

Resilient Palisades will present a free discussion about gas-powered blowers from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. Dan Mabe, landscape expert and American Green Zone Alliance founder, will host a discussion that aims to teach residents how to … Continue reading

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Refillery LA Truck Comes to Pacific Palisades This Thursday on Temescal Canyon Road

Every time I buy body lotion, the old plastic bottle gets thrown away in my blue recycling bin. But is it actually recycled? No one can say with certainty, so the latest project from Resilient Palisades piqued my interest: a … Continue reading

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Former Co-Honorary Mayor Janice Crystal Joins an Environmental Campaign in the Palisades

Janice Crystal, a former Honorary Mayor with husband Billy, has joined Resilient Palisades to offer support for community efforts that address environmental issues. The group’s first event, on February 2, will focus on the harmful effects of gas-powered leaf blowers. Circling the … Continue reading

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Circling the News Readers React AND Inform: Library, Composting and Jack-in-the-Development

LIBRARY BOOK DROP: Palisades Branch Librarian Gail Kim notified Circling the News that the book drop at this location will be locked starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 and will not reopen until 10 a.m. on Monday, January … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Sounds Like a “Shake-Down” to Me

After my November 10 CTN story (“Coastal Commission Fines LADWP Almost $2 Million after It Destroys Rare Plants above Highlands”), several readers commented that the money to pay the Coastal Commission fine should not be recovered by charging LADWP customers … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Seek Rotary Support for a Vital Plastic Recycling Plant in Costa Rica

At the Pacific Palisades Rotary Club’s virtual meeting on November 10, Dr. Randi Raymond, an integrative doctor who founded the Eden Retreat Center in Costa Rica, sought support for a proposed plastics recycling plant on the Tarcoles River. Raymond said … Continue reading

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