Category Archives: Environmental

Highlands Eldercare Building Impacts Residents

Is a special Environmental Impact Review (EIR) needed to add an entrance gate to a public park? That question recently came up in a January 27 letter in the Palisadian-Post (“Holding Public Officials Accountable, Local Project Concerns”). An EIR examines … Continue reading

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“Unfriendly” Opposition to an Entrance Gate into Potrero Canyon Park

Several residents are waging a battle against an entrance gate, under construction off Friends Street, that will allow hikers to enter the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon, once it is opened. Three Palisades residents made public comments during the Board of Recreation … Continue reading

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Bathrooms at Split Rock Trailhead Are Disgusting

(Editor’s note: We received a note from hikers who said the Split Rock Trailhead’s bathrooms were disgusting. The trailhead is a major starting place for hikers using the Temescal Ridge Trail, Skull Rock and Topanga State Park. There is a … Continue reading

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Solar Available for Palisades Residents; Prospective Installers to Present on February 3

One of the goals of Resilient Palisades is to ensure the community of Pacific Palisades is utilizing solar power, and then to establish a microgrid. A microgrid is a local electrical network that includes homes or businesses with solar panels … Continue reading

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Environmentalists and Government Officials Are Needed to Save Ballona Wetlands

Prior to the L.A. County Supervisors meeting on January 11, Lucy Han, a representative of the nonprofit Friends of the Jungle, dropped off 500 letters tp Supervisor Holly Mitchell. The letters pleaded to save the Ballona Wetlands from the illegally … Continue reading

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Gas-Powered Blowers & Mowers Are Still Polluting Our Air

A new California law (AB 1346) will require the state to adopt regulations regarding gas-powered tools, such as blowers and mowers, by July 1, 2022. It also bans their sale by the start of 2024, IF California’s Air Resource Board determines … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Has Been Filed over Hyperion July Spill

A class-action lawsuit was filed January 4, alleging negligence by the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation that led to the massive sewage spill at the Hyperion Water Treatment plant in July. The suit, filed by Parris Law Firm and Bloom … Continue reading

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Trees Topple Across the Palisades; Town Receives 10 Inches of Rain in December 

In addition to the tree that slid down from the Huntington Palisades and took out a utility pole that closed PCH for more than 12 hours on December 30, several other trees crashed last week. One reader wrote, “I heard … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Expert to Address Garden Club Monday Night Via Zoom

If you have questions about citrus and other fruit trees in your yard, listen to Joanna Glovinsky speak about “Caring for Your Fruit Trees in L.A.” at 7 p.m. on Monday via Zoom, during the Pacific Palisades Garden Club monthly … Continue reading

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Another Day at the Illegal RV Encampment on Jefferson

There were screams and then a woman was sobbing, saying, “He took my dog. He took my dog.” The woman said the man came into her van, hit her and hit her friend – another woman, threatened them with a gun … Continue reading

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