Category Archives: Environmental

Graffiti and Rain, Both “Hit” Pacific Palisades

Graffiti Issues Ongoing: When this editor first moved to Pacific Palisades in 1994, she was climbing the stairs below the Methodist Church between Haverford Avenue and the church parking lot. An elderly woman with a rag and some sort of … Continue reading

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Annual Orchid Auction Held on March 21 at Methodist Church

One of the most anticipated events of the year for flower lovers is the Malibu Orchid Society’s annual orchid auction. On March 21, Tuesday, the Society will hold its auction at the Hart Lounge, Community United Methodist Church, 801 Via … Continue reading

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Draining Mono Lake Had an Impact on Wildlife/Air Quality

By REECE PASCOE If you have ever driven up to Lake Tahoe, you have seen Mono Lake. It is on the eastern side of Highway 395, a few hours south of Tahoe. I took that drive back in 2010. When … Continue reading

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Kicking Medications Might Be as Simple as Taking a Walk

  Something as simple as going for a walk in nature may reduce the need for medication for anxiety, asthma, depression, high blood pressure or insomnia. The Palisades-Malibu YMCA has opened its quarter of a mile walking trail, Pali Path, … Continue reading

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Time for a Community Spring Cleaning on Saturday

A community-wide cleanup is being held this Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Those participating can pick up gloves and trash bags at the Village Green, 15280 Sunset Boulevard, and then find an area of Pacific Palisades that … Continue reading

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Cold Winter Storm Delivers Rain, Hail, Lightning and Snow

Southern California was battered with a cold, rainy and snowy weather system that moved in February 24. The National Weather Service called the storm “one of the strongest ever to hit the region.” In the first 24 hours, the rain … Continue reading

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Do Not Molest the Orchid Roots

At the Malibu Orchid Society meeting on February 21 at the Methodist Church, featured speaker Alfred Hockenmaier, the “orchid whisperer” gave several orchid tips and answered questions for both beginners and those experienced in growing this flowering plant. “Don’t be … Continue reading

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Portions of Pacific Palisades Have Suffered Increasing Brownouts: Council Office Halts DWP’s Latest Plans

  The sole electrical station in Pacific Palisades, built in 1936, was originally intended to service 300 to 500 homes. With an increasing population and electrical needs (larger homes and electrical vehicles), many areas of this community have suffered brownouts, … Continue reading

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Aid P.R.I.D.E.’s Efforts in Keeping the Palisades Beautiful

Residents are invited to help P.R.I.D.E. keep Pacific Palisades beautiful. Founded in 1992, P.R.I.D.E.’s mission has been to improve and enhance the visual appeal of the Palisades, specifically the business community. The Marquez Triangle, the road medians at Sunset Boulevard … Continue reading

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Pole-Top Stations Locations Disputed

(The editor wrote this story in December 2016 and is reprinting it to remind people that not many people want the large industrial poles in their neighborhood. You’ll notice that station sites were initially selected for Marquez Avenue and Ida … Continue reading

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