Category Archives: Environmental

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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Hyperion Investigation Shows Breakdown Worse than Reported: Catastrophe Barely Avoided: Sewage Sent to the Ocean

(Editor’s note: Published by permission by the Westside Current.) On July 11, the Hyperion Water Plant began to receive a “very high volume of trash pieces” even though it was a typical summer day with no rain. Trash started to overwhelm … Continue reading

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Beaches and Parks 4 All Group Opposes City Council Intentions; Releases Survey Results

Beaches and Parks 4 All is an alliance of citizens from Council District 11 who are fighting for continued access to beaches and parks for children and families. A virtual meeting was held on July 19 and statistics were released … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Ralston to Speak on Climate Change Solutions at Rotary Meeting

The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club will host its weekly meeting with speaker Elizabeth Ralston on Tuesday, July 20, and the public is invited. A volunteer with Citizen Climate Lobby, an organization dedicated to creating the political will to combat climate … Continue reading

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Tree Trimming Set for Town’s Business District

The Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District (BID) is paying to have trees along major streets trimmed starting tomorrow, July 6, and continuing through Friday, July 9, in the business district of Pacific Palisades. Board Certified Master Arborist and Certified Tree … Continue reading

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Emerald Bay Reopens for Scouts/Camping on Catalina Island

For more than a year, Emerald Bay, located on the undeveloped west end of Catalina Island, has been closed for camping. That changed the first weekend in June, when Palisades Cub Pack 223 became the first group to be welcomed back … Continue reading

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Brush Areas Continue to Attract Transients and Trash above PCH

Another homeless campsite, with a cooking stove, was found by the LAPD beach patrol officers Tyler Yi and Adam Margin in the dense, dry brush below Via de las Olas on Thursday, June 17. This area is in a Very … Continue reading

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Temescal Canyon Association Hosts Talk By Charles Hood on Zoom Monday Night

  Charles Hood, the author of Wild LA and 15 other books and field guides, will speak to members of the Temescal Canyon Association, via Zoom, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 21. Audience participation will be invited, and residents … Continue reading

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