Category Archives: Geology/Dinosaurs/Earth

Dome Traps the Heat: California Is Baking

From San Diego to Sacramento, California is under an excessive heat warning that could extend into next week.  The National Weather Service calls it “dangerously hot conditions.” The manager of the state’s power grid, called for a Flex alert on … Continue reading

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Revival Roots Specialists Provide Tools, Plants and Advice

By ALISON BURMEISTER If a resident has thought about starting a garden, but is unsure how to do it, it’s simple: call Reed Newman, CEO and Owner of Revival Roots. Newman and his team of experts will not only help … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades 1958 Killer Slide

(Editor’s note: Stewart Slavin posted the story below on his Facebook. Circling the News asked if we could post it for readers. Slavin is a longtime resident who has worked as a foreign correspondent in Asia and the Pacific granted … Continue reading

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Large Branch Needs to Be Cleared, Before it Comes Down

A large eucalyptus tree topped across Sunset and Bienveneda around 3:30 p.m. on December 30 and neighbors reported: “Massive tree down on Sunset and Bienveneda—took the power lines out,” and “Just drove by and there’s multiple trucks and people working.” … Continue reading

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Astronomer John Mulchaey Talks Telescopes/Aliens at Optimist Club Meeting

John Mulchaey, director of the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, was the guest speaker for the January 18 Pacific Palisades Optimist Club virtual meeting. One of the first questions that Optimists wanted to know:  Did he believe in UFOs? “I don’t … Continue reading

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Historians & Foresters Plant an Oak to Honor the Town’s 100th Birthday

  The Historical Society and the Palisades Forestry Committee teamed up last Friday, January 14, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Pacific Palisades. Gathering at Founders Oak Island on Haverford (across from the Pierson Playhouse), the two … Continue reading

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Expert Explains the Spectrum of Light and the Expanding Universe to Optimists

The Palisades Optimist Club meeting on August 16 featured Dr. Jeff Rich, outreach coordinator for the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories. He reminded Circling the News of the opening of the Woody Allen film “Annie Hall.” Alvy Singer (Allen’s alter ego) … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur: The Antithesis of Lawns, Concrete and Astro Turf

Residents enjoyed a fascinating landscaping presentation on February 1 when Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams spoke to the Pacific Palisades Garden Club via Zoom. Co-hosted by Palisades Beautiful, the duo from Studio Petrichor explained, “We are on a mission to restore … Continue reading

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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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