Category Archives: Geology/Dinosaurs/Earth

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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July 4 and 5 Earthquakes Centered in Kern County

Were Felt as Far Away as Pacific Palisades A 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered in the Mojave Desert occurred at 10:39 a.m. on July 4. According to the L.A. Fire Department, all 106 stations went into earthquake mode, conducting surveys of … Continue reading

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Palisades Parkway Trees Are Held Hostage

Briefing at Community Council Leads to Committee Six civic-minded Pacific Palisades residents–Dorothy Bissell, Betty Thrower, Carole Kenney, Ann Fogel, June Payne and Marjorie Friedlander–formed Palisades Beautiful in 1974 in order to facilitate the planting of parkway trees (i.e. in the … Continue reading

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Simple Changes Can Help Save Mother Earth:

Plastics Contribute to Greenhouse Gases In the 1967 film “The Graduate,” a recent college graduate feels aimless, is seduced by his father’s business partner’s wife and, at a party, one of his father’s friends corners him: “Mr. McGuire: I want … Continue reading

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Think about Coexisting with Wildlife

Barn Owls Are Effective Vermin Catchers Andrew Lasken, co-director of CLAW (Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife), spoke to the Pacific Palisades Garden Club on April 1 about vermin, coyotes and habitat fragmentation. “Our local mountain lions have a 25 percent chance … Continue reading

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