Category Archives: Parks

Coastal Commission Seeks Penalties for Highlands Trailhead Neglect

  In an April 28 staff report to the California Coastal Commission, Headland Property Associates was cited on three counts: failing to properly turn over the Highlands Trailhead property to the City or other nonprofit, failing to maintain the bathrooms … Continue reading

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Michael Shull Celebrated at Palisades Rec Center

  By ALISON BURMEISTER It looked like a birthday celebration, complete with balloons and a cake, at Veterans Gardens at the Palisades Recreation Center on Friday. Instead, Michael Shull, general manager of the L.A. City Department of Recreation and Parks, … Continue reading

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Saturday Rec Center Bathroom Closures Causes Problems

A reader wrote on Saturday, April 30, around 2 p.m. “I was just at the rec center. It’s at full capacity with every field covered in little leaguers, gyms full of basketball players returning to the rec center for the … Continue reading

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Palisades Park Board Meets New Director: Discusses Upgrades

The new park director Jasmine Dowlatshahi was introduced to the Park Advisory Board at its quarterly meeting on April 20, held on Zoom. There were about 23 participants in attendance, including members of the Park Board. Chair Mike Skinner was … Continue reading

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$50 Million Spent on Potrero, Maybe More, and Still No Park

The latest estimate for the opening of the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon is now this fall, Pacific Palisades Community Council President David Card told members at their March 24 meeting. For readers who keep track of always-elastic construction … Continue reading

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Parklet Controversy Returns: Mixing Diners and Automobiles

In musings yesterday, Circling the News pointed out that Vida on Antioch Street now had a parklet. Three parking meters had been taken away, and tables, enclosed in a fence, had been set up in the street. CTN recalled in … Continue reading

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Letter: Please Help the Village Green with Donations

(Editor’s note: Palisades resident Cindy Simon sent the following letter to many of her friends and shared it with Circling the News. The Village Green, a nonprofit, staffed by volunteers, has suffered vandalism over the past several months.) My good … Continue reading

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“Unfriendly” Opposition to an Entrance Gate into Potrero Canyon Park

Several residents are waging a battle against an entrance gate, under construction off Friends Street, that will allow hikers to enter the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon, once it is opened. Three Palisades residents made public comments during the Board of Recreation … Continue reading

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Park Advisory Board Addresses Tennis Lights, Parking Lot Paving and Baseball

The Palisades Park Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting on January 19 addressed tennis lights, Potrero Park, repaving of the parking lot and 5-pitch baseball. Elijah (Asia) Cooper, the Rec Center acting director, noted that about 40 percent of the landscaping in … Continue reading

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Local Historian Randy Young Donates $11,000 to Rustic Canyon Recreation Center

At the January 20 meeting, the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks acknowledged Randy Young, a life-long Pacific Palisades resident and esteemed historian, for his $11,000 donation to Rustic Canyon Recreation Center. “Thank you to Mr. Young for his donation,” … Continue reading

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