Category Archives: Parks

Adamson House Decorated for “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

The Adamson House is festively decorated for the holiday season: “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” If one has relatives who are coming to town, or if a resident has never visited this historic 1930 beach house in Malibu, located along … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Palisades Parks: Temescal Canyon and George Wolfberg at Potrero

The mile-long park that stretches to Pacific Coast Highway from Frontera Drive came under serious scrutiny from neighbors at a “SPECIAL POTRERO” meeting sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Community Council on December 1.  (The nearly two-hour meeting can be accessed … Continue reading

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Firefighters Help String Holiday Lights on Village Green

Another long-standing town tradition occurred on the Village Green on November 26. Annually, the Village Green board strings holiday lights on a single tree in the nonprofit’s pocket park that is bounded by Sunset Boulevard, Swarthmore and Antioch. Once a … Continue reading

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Winds with Gusts up to 60 mph Expected: No Grilling

The weather forecast was for gusty Santa Ana winds to move into this area on Tuesday, November 15. The strongest gusts were predicted in the early a.m. on Wednesday. Santa Ana winds are dry and there is low humidity, which … Continue reading

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Nearby Park Neighbors under Attack: Resident Being Scapegoated

They strapped on headlamps in order to see in the dark, they used a cellphone flashlight to help guide them through the pitch-black night. Were they coal miners? Were they environmentalists trying to tally wild animals? No, they were illegal … Continue reading

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Proposed Potrero Park Hours Need to Be Changed: Residents Urged to Reach out to Councilman Bonin

The George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon is slated to have an opening dedication on December 3. Residents were dismayed to learn the park signage will state the Wolfberg Park will be open from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. year-round. … Continue reading

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More Tree Thoughts via Letter from Arborist Carl Mellinger

(Editor’s note: Regarding the proposed tipuana tipu trees for the Palisades Recreation by the bocce courts, I invited Palisades resident and arborist Carl Mellinger, who also serves on the Village Green board to join me in the park.) He wrote … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Group Think and Scapegoating: Seek Truth

In high school, we were shown “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943 black and white film), more than once. This editor hated the Western because of the ending – if only people had stopped to seek the truth, it could have been … Continue reading

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“The Ropin’ Fool” Plays at Will Rogers Park, Free Event

  To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Ropin’ Fool, the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation is planning a special event at the Will Rogers State Historic Park on Saturday, October 8, and all residents are invited. Come to Will Rogers Park … Continue reading

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Permission Needed to Post Signs on Village Green

The Village Green is not a city park, it is a private park, run by a nonprofit for the community’s use. Volunteers meet at the park on Fridays to pick up trash and do minor cleanup. On one Friday, a … Continue reading

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