Category Archives: General

Keeping the Very High Fire Zone Safe – Taking out Fire Pits

This was Officer John “Rusty” Redican’s” final day on the beach detail and he was kept busy keeping the hillsides safe from fire danger. Transient campsites were found in the No Trespassing, Very High Fire Severity Zone area. Redican and … Continue reading

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Sports Referees Can Be Artists, Too

Many swimmers, soccer and lacrosse players have had an able referee, Lee Jordan, work many of their high school games at Palisades High School. Those same players and parents may not realize that the various officials who help keep the teams … Continue reading

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Councilman Mike Bonin Writes “Stop the Right-Wing Recalls,” Says Doxing Was Inadvertent and a Venice Issue

A day after Governor Gavin Newsom beat the California Recall on September 15, Councilman Mike Bonin sent out an email trying the same strategy—claiming he was being targeted by “Trump supporters.” “Californians handily rejected the attempt to oust Governor Gavin … Continue reading

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Community Cleanup Set for September 25 to Prevent Trash from Entering the Ocean

  The first Pacific Palisades community-wide trash and litter pick up will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. When Circling the News joined a homeless encampment cleanup in the bluffs along Pacific Coast Highway … Continue reading

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Documents Reveal Further Duplicity by City and County Officials Regarding Will Rogers Beach Plan

Community Council Secretary Chris Spitz received damning emails about actions taken by City and County officials as they sought to use several beaches and parks to house the homeless. Spitz had requested information through the California Records Request process, especially regarding … Continue reading

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Planting Flags on the Village Green — And Honoring the Heroes on Flight 93

American Legion Auxiliary members voted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and honor the victims by placing flags in Pacific Palisades. The board overseeing the Village Green, a private park in the center of the town, approved the request. Last … Continue reading

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LAUSD’s Nick Melvoin to Speak at Thursday’s Community Council Meeting 

LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin and his District Director Allison Polhill will speak at the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting this Thursday on Zoom. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., and Melvoin is scheduled near the beginning. The packed agenda … Continue reading

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PaliHi Dolphins Win Charter Bowl, Remain Unbeaten After Three Games

  Winning the Charter Bowl for the ninth straight year, the Palisades High football team crushed Granada Hills 47-16 last Thursday night at home. The Dolphins, now 3-0 for the season, are ranked third in the City Section behind San … Continue reading

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Bonin Recall Campaign Reaches Halfway Point in Signature Collection

(Editor’s note: The story is reprinted with permission from the Westside Current.) With a little more than two months to go, the Recall Bonin 2021 campaign says it has collected half of the necessary 27,387 signatures needed for a recall … Continue reading

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Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Playing the Ponies

(Editor’s note: When Palisadian Alan Eisenstock is not researching and writing one of his nonfiction books (18 thus far!), he pursues what he calls “a crazy labor of love side project” that he started in March 2020: sending a weekly … Continue reading

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