Category Archives: Environmental

Ballona Ecological System Is Becoming Overwhelmed with RV Garbage and Human Waste

The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, located in Playa Vista, is an approximately 600-acre protected area owned by the State of California and managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Now it is in the process of being destroyed by … Continue reading

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Upcoming Rotary Club Topic: “History of Water in L.A.” 

Jack Feldman, a member of the executive board of Water and Power Associates, an organization dedicated to educating the public, politicians and media on water and energy issues affecting Southern California, will be the speaker for Palisades Rotary on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds Are Spiritual Helpers

According to Native American lore, hummingbirds were believed to be spiritual helpers, and represented peace, love and harmony. A hummingbird supposedly symbolizes joy, healing, good luck and messages from spirits. But a hummingbird nest, carefully built in a hanging succulent … Continue reading

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Carnegie Astronomer Visits the Optimists

When Dr. John Mulchaey addressed “Exploring Life in the Universe” at an Optimist Club meeting on Zoom in June, he was asked, “Are there other civilizations out there?” Mulchaey, director of the Carnegie Observatories, said there is probably “life in … Continue reading

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Hyperion Plant Suffers Near Catastrophic Event

When water started backing up in the headwaters of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on July 11, back-up systems went into operation, according to public spokesperson Elena Stern, but it wasn’t enough. “There was more debris than we’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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EVgo, an Electric-Car Charging Company, Goes Public 

The nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles, EVgo, went public on Friday, July 2. Employees participated in ringing the bell at Nasdaq headquarters in New York City. After completing a business combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact … Continue reading

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Opinion: Encampments [Not Homelessness], and What We Can Do

(Editor’s note: This July 25 op-ed piece by Julie Milligan is reprinted by permission from the Westside Current.) People throughout Los Angeles are both outraged and confused by the dangerous and dirty conditions of our sidewalks and streets, our parks, … Continue reading

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Hyperion Investigation Shows Breakdown Worse than Reported: Catastrophe Barely Avoided: Sewage Sent to the Ocean

(Editor’s note: Published by permission by the Westside Current.) On July 11, the Hyperion Water Plant began to receive a “very high volume of trash pieces” even though it was a typical summer day with no rain. Trash started to overwhelm … Continue reading

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Beaches and Parks 4 All Group Opposes City Council Intentions; Releases Survey Results

Beaches and Parks 4 All is an alliance of citizens from Council District 11 who are fighting for continued access to beaches and parks for children and families. A virtual meeting was held on July 19 and statistics were released … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Ralston to Speak on Climate Change Solutions at Rotary Meeting

The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club will host its weekly meeting with speaker Elizabeth Ralston on Tuesday, July 20, and the public is invited. A volunteer with Citizen Climate Lobby, an organization dedicated to creating the political will to combat climate … Continue reading

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