Category Archives: Parks

General Manager Shull Updates Use of City Recreation Centers for Homeless

L.A. Recreation and Parks General Manager Mike Shull provided an update about the city’s use of recreation centers to house the homeless during the Covid-19 crisis. He spoke during a public-accessible Virtual meeting held by the Rec and Park Board … Continue reading

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City Approves $5.2 Million Cost Overruns by Engineering Firm Grading Potrero Canyon Park 

The engineering firm OHL USA, Inc. has been approved for up to $5,275,366 in cost overruns as it completes the final grading in Potrero Canyon Park. This is 39 percent of the original contract amount: $13,526, 579. The five-member L.A. Board of … Continue reading

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The Great Oak Tree Mystery at the Recreation Center Is Solved

Circling the News published an April 28 story (“Eight Baby Oaks Will Fight for Survival on the Island at Palisades Recreation Center”) that speculated about the mysterious gardener(s) who planted the baby oak seedlings on the circular parcel in front … Continue reading

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Bocce Courts: Veterans’ Park Is NOT Open

Although four people were playing bocce at Veterans’ Gardens at the Palisades Recreation Center on Sunday, the site has not been officially dedicated and the area is not open. A Palisades resident wrote to CTN on Sunday: “We’ve now seen the veterans … Continue reading

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You Can Listen to Upcoming Recreation & Parks Commission Meetings Online

The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commissioners meet the first and third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The meetings are rotated to various recreation centers, which means that many of them are held in the far reaches of … Continue reading

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Wrong Way on a One-Way Aisle: I shopped at Von’s (at Sunset and PCH) on Sunday morning. I generally visit Gelson’s and Ralphs, but since I was interviewing Bruce Schwartz by the onion patch, near Von’s, I threw on my mask … Continue reading

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Homeless Were Set to Come to the Palisades Recreation Center: What Happened?

On March 20, Councilman Mike Bonin announced that Mayor Eric Garcetti had ordered the use of 42 city recreation centers to temporarily house people experiencing homelessness. Five of the facilities were on the Westside, including the Palisades Recreation Center (but … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 29 in Pacific Palisades During Coronavirus

“Sunday in the Park with George” was a famous musical by Stephen Sondheim with book by James Lapine. It was inspired by the French painter Geroge Seurat and his painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Won’t Be Doing This Weekend

Hiking trails, parks and beaches will all be closed this weekend. Moreover, the L.A. Country Department of Public Health has ordered the closure of all public beaches, beach bike paths and beach access points through April 19 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. … Continue reading

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Update: Local Organizations Challenge City’s Plan to House Homeless at the Palisades Recreation Center 

On March 20, Councilman Mike Bonin announced that the Palisades Recreation Center was one of 42 that had been selected to house the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic. The Pacific Palisades Community Council, the Pacific Palisades Residents Association and several … Continue reading

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