Category Archives: Geology/Dinosaurs/Earth

Palisades Residents Harvest Special Pumpkins from Plants Donated by ‘Farmer Schwartz’

About 20 Pacific Palisades residents who planted pumpkin plants under the tutelage of Bruce Schwartz have now harvested them. Back in April, Schwartz, a local realtor and the 2017 Citizen of the Year (in part for his efforts to landscape … Continue reading

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LETTERS: Endangered Plants and Surplus Ballots

  Brauton’s Milkvetch Endangered A reader wrote regarding our September 29 story, “Power Pole Replacement Project Needed, But an Endangered Plant Is Threatened.” The story started, “Ironically, if the wooden power poles in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Pacific … Continue reading

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‘Citizen’ Bruce Schwartz Hits the Road, from the Palisades to Michigan

Bruce Schwartz, the 2017 Citizen of the Year in Pacific Palisades, drove about 2,250 miles across the country to Michigan last month. He left at 6:30 a.m. on July 23, arriving at Grand Junction, Colorado around 8 p.m. The next … Continue reading

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Touring Tasmania, Australia and New Zealand: My South Pacific Odyssey

Photos and Story By WENDY PRICE ANDERSON I left the United States on February 11 for a South Pacific Odyssey to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. I returned home on March 17 after an adventure I will always cherish. My trip … Continue reading

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PaliHi Grad Sasha Engelmann Melds  Artistic Pursuits & Environmentalism

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to CTN You might call Sasha Engelmann, a Renaissance woman. Like Leonardo Da Vinci, the 2007 Palisades High graduate has always been intrigued by both art and science. In high school, she studied photography, the humanities … Continue reading

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An Onion Patch Is Thriving At PCH/Sunset;  Schwartz Proposes a Pumpkin-Growing Contest 

After Circling the News missed the harvest of lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli in the parkway plot at PCH/Sunset last November, we made sure to visit the rows of onions that are currently growing on that small plot of land. … Continue reading

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Norm Nakanishi to Speak on Clivias at Garden Club Meeting Monday 

Clivias expert Norm Nakanishi will speak at the Pacific Palisades Garden Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at the Woman’s Club on Haverford. The public is invited. Nakanishi is director of the North American Clivia Society. His … Continue reading

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Coastal Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Single-Family Mansion at 405 Puerto Del Mar

  A Coastal Commission hearing for 405 Puerto Del Mar, located on the Asilomar bluffs, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, at Long Beach City Hall, 411 West Ocean Blvd. According to the notice, the Commission will hear … Continue reading

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Succulent Expert to Speak at Garden Club Meeting

Succulents are some of the most successful plants grown in Southern California yards because of low water and high sun requirements. They also make a delightful house plant. The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will host guest speaker Jeff Moore, who has … Continue reading

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Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Scheduled for Tomorrow

Residents of All Ages Are Invited to Help Gather Trash Heal the Bay is celebrating its 30th year coordinating Coastal Cleanup Day in Los Angeles County from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 21. Participating in what is billed as … Continue reading

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