Category Archives: Environmental

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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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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