Category Archives: Environmental

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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Resilient Palisades Rallies Opposition as California Seeks to Charge Residential Solar Users

Even as more residents are installing solar panels, and Resilient Palisades is trying to establish a Solar Microgrid in Pacific Palisades, the state of California has revealed discouraging news. Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which governs investor-owned … Continue reading

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Updating the Fate of Two Eucalyptus at the Recreation Center

At the end of November, residents learned that two mature blue gums (eucalyptus) adjacent to the new Veterans Gardens at the Palisades Recreation Center were being targeted for removal. Cindy Kirven, who heads the Palisades Forestry Committee (under the aegis of … Continue reading

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Golden Sparkplugs Honored at PPCC Awards Dinner

Five Pacific Palisades residents were honored as Golden Sparkplugs at the Community Council awards celebration on December 9 at the Bel-Air Bay Club. (See adjoining story about Citizen of the Year Chris Spitz.) Scott Cullen, Rick McGeagh, Matthew Rodman, Ingrid … Continue reading

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MRCA Acquires Triangle Ranch and Preserves Valuable Open Space 

  L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl wrote in her recent newsletter, “We often think that only global summits can provide sweeping changes to protect our planet, but the truth is, a good deal of our climate action starts right here … Continue reading

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Two Mature Eucalyptus Trees May Be Cut Down at the Recreation Center; Activists Respond

Circling the News learned on November 24 that two mature blue gums (eucalyptus) adjacent to the new Veterans Gardens at the Palisades Recreation Center are being targeted for removal. The trees, according to historical records, were part of those envisioned by … Continue reading

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