Category Archives: Environmental

Tropical Stormwater Hilary Hits the Southland

Hurricane Hilary which was classified as a Category 4 hurricane, was downgraded to a tropical storm early Sunday morning as it approached the Baja California Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service. This was the first tropical storm to hit … Continue reading

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Ballona Cleared: Damage Could be Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

The RVs were mostly gone from the strip of land along Jefferson Boulevard in Playa del Rey that borders the Ballona Wetlands. This is an environmentally sensitive area that serves as a migratory bird stop for the millions of birds … Continue reading

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DWP Allows Watering Three Times a Week

Thanks to heavy rainfall last year, Los Angeles residents may now water three times a week, according to a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power July 31 press release. DWP customers have been limited to two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Park Stops the Degradation of the Wetlands

Councilwoman Traci Park has helped clear at least 1,000 feet of RVs at the environmentally sensitive Ballona Wetlands along Jefferson Boulevard in Playa del Rey. “The large-scale RV encampment at our protected Ballona Wetlands has been symbolic of the city’s … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bushes Forever – and Identified

This editor has received help from three sources, in helping to identify the two blueberry plants that are doing so well in her back yard. Initially, this editor planted the bushes after chatting with the late George Wolfberg and learning … Continue reading

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Orchid Hunter Tam Will Speak about Searching for Rare Species in Ecuador

  Brandon Tam, an Orchid Collection Specialist at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, will speak to the Malibu Orchid Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Hart Lounge, in the Community … Continue reading

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Pet Dog Killed by Coyotes in Highlands

  When a Highlands resident let out their dog in their fenced yard in the morning on June 16, it was just like every other morning.  And then it wasn’t. The residents 13-year-old medium-sized canine was brutally attacked by two … Continue reading

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Bill Gunning Will Speak on Cymbidiums

  Bill Gunning, an expert on growing orchids, specifically cymbidiums, will speak at the monthly local orchid society meeting on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Community Methodist Church, Hart Lounge, 801 Via de la Paz.   “Everything … Continue reading

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Author to Explore the Abalone’s Imperiled History at Historical Society Event on May 23

  Ann Vileisis, an independent scholar and award-winning author of three books that explore culture and nature through history, will speak at the Pacific Palisades Historical Society annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at Pierson Playhouse, 941 … Continue reading

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Time for Growing Beautiful Orchids: Meeting May 16

The Malibu Orchid Society, based in Pacific Palisades will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 16, at the Hart Lounge in the Community Methodist church, 801 Via de la Paz. The topic, “Growing Orchids in Cool … Continue reading

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