Category Archives: Environmental

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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Oak Tree Seedlings Are Growing Nicely at the YMCA’s Simon Meadow in Temescal Canyon

Circling the News received a November 6 email from Palisadian Tracey Price, co-founder of American Growers, who wrote: “A while back, you featured a story about the mysterious oak tree saplings that were planted at the parking lot of our … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Readers: LAPD, Recycling and Emergency Alerts

LAPD STORY: BONIN TO HOST TOWN HALL ON PUBLIC SAFETY NEXT MONDAY In a November 11 Circling the News story (“In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?”), one reader wrote: … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Photo of a Dead Deer on Temescal Canyon Road Provokes Reader Response

Like all of us, I hate to see our wildlife killed. People who speed down local roads, such as Temescal Canyon and Palisades Drive, especially during twilight and nighttime, run the risk of hitting something, such as a deer. I … Continue reading

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Coastal Commission Fines LADWP Almost $2 Million after It Destroys Rare Plants above Highlands

At the California Coastal Commission hearing on November 4, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was fined nearly $2 million for failure to have a permit for infrastructure work that destroyed Braunton’s milkvetch plants (which are endangered) and … Continue reading

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‘Farmer’ Bruce Schwartz Inspired Pumpkin Growing

Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, resident and former Citizen of the Year Bruce Schwartz offered special pumpkin plants to anybody who wanted to try to grow them. Schwartz thought that if enough people grew them, they could be donated to … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed for Help with Recycling

Bottles for Babies, founded by Francesca Chase, needs volunteers to help sort donations at a recycle center in Glendale at 11 a.m. on October 24. (The address is West Side Metal Recycling, 6449 San Fernando Rd. 91209). “We need volunteers … Continue reading

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Palisades Residents Harvest Special Pumpkins from Plants Donated by ‘Farmer Schwartz’

About 20 Pacific Palisades residents who planted pumpkin plants under the tutelage of Bruce Schwartz have now harvested them. Back in April, Schwartz, a local realtor and the 2017 Citizen of the Year (in part for his efforts to landscape … Continue reading

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LETTERS: Endangered Plants and Surplus Ballots

  Brauton’s Milkvetch Endangered A reader wrote regarding our September 29 story, “Power Pole Replacement Project Needed, But an Endangered Plant Is Threatened.” The story started, “Ironically, if the wooden power poles in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Pacific … Continue reading

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