Category Archives: Parks

Historical Society Presents Trees; Community Council Passes Resolution to Resume Planting Street Trees; Highlands Residents Worry about Trees and Fires

“To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, to live as a people, we must have trees.” ― Theodore Roosevelt Palisades Tree Motion Passed by Community Council For a few years, there was an ongoing political fight in Pacific … Continue reading

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Rec Center Parking Lot Is Tied to Potrero Park, But the City Will Only Repave Part of the Lot

The long-needed resurfacing of the Palisades Recreation Center parking lot was once again discussed at the Park Advisory Board meeting on October 16, in the small gym at the Rec Center. Brian Shea, the 5/10K Will Rogers Run director, has … Continue reading

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City Again Asks Park Advisory Board to Prioritize A List of Necessary Projects at the Recreation Center: Playground/Bathrooms Not ADA Compliant

  Michael Shull, head of L.A. Recreation and Parks, toured the Palisades Recreation Center on September 5, 2018. Afterwards, he stayed for the Park Advisory Board (PAB) meeting and heard that the top two projects listed for this park were … Continue reading

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The Soap Opera of Potrero Canyon Park: Why Isn’t the BOE Working with Caltrans?

When we left the ongoing Potrero Canyon Park saga, the L.A. Bureau of Engineering had asked for additional money to complete the canyon’s ongoing infill construction. In June, the BOE asked for an additional $600,000 to re-purpose the “free” soil … Continue reading

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Popular Los Angeles Hiking Trails Fall into Disrepair: Local Fire Roads Overgrown with Brush

By SARAH STOCKMAN Circling the News Contributor Temescal Gateway Park is a beautiful stretch of chaparral, sycamores and eucalyptus trees north of traffic-logged Sunset Boulevard. It’s popular with Palisadians and visitors alike, allowing hiking access into the greater Santa Monica … Continue reading

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Village Green Dedication Honors Arnie Wishnick Actor Guttenberg Calls Him ‘Light of the Palisades’

THE plaque reads, “Arnie Wishnick – A Remarkable Man and a Treasure to Our Community.” Long-time Village Green Board member Joan Graves suggested the wording, and board members agreed it was perfect. And so on Tuesday afternoon this week, about … Continue reading

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Arnie Wishnick Plaque to be Dedicated Tuesday

And a Street Name Change Has Been Proposed Arnie Wishnick, the 25-year executive director of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, was also a long-time member of the Village Green Board, the triangular park located between Sunset, Swarthmore and Antioch. … Continue reading

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Take a Prehistoric Trip at Universal

Jurassic World Ride Entices Fans By LAUREL BUSBY  Special to Circling the News Universal Studios’ newest addition, the Jurassic World: The Ride, is a fun revamp of the Jurassic Park ride, which originally opened on June 21, 1996. (Spoilers to … Continue reading

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Dangerous Tree at Park Is Trimmed Before the Fourth–

Thanks to Efforts by Shea, Cahill, Haas, Dunlap and Halper More than a year ago, Brian Shea, lead organizer for the Will Rogers 5/10K Run, asked City officials to trim the large, overgrown Moreton Bay Fig near the entrance to … Continue reading

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Councilman Mike Bonin to Speak May 14

At Annual Santa Monica Canyon Meeting           The 73nd annual meeting of the Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, 601 Latimer Rd.           Refreshments and the opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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