Category Archives: Parks

Residents Illegally Block Asilomar Boulevard

Circling the News received a query from an Asilomar Bluff resident and photos from another resident that showed road closure barriers along that road at sunrise. “Many people in the neighborhood who want to turn on to Asilomar on their … Continue reading

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Realtor Anthony Marguleas Donates $5,000 to Village Green

Marking what has become an annual tradition, realtor Anthony Marguleas once again donated $5,000 to the nonprofit Village Green board on January 12. Since 2013, the founder/owner of Amalfi Estates has helped support the private triangular park in the heart of … Continue reading

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Westchester versus Pacific Palisades: Field Permits and the Safe Parking Program 

(Editor’s note: Today we examine the difference between Westchester and Palisades Rec Centers and in tomorrow’s story, we’ll address Safe Parking in more depth.) What’s the difference between the Westchester and Pacific Palisades Recreation Centers? Both are run by L.A. … Continue reading

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Updating the Fate of Two Eucalyptus at the Recreation Center

At the end of November, residents learned that two mature blue gums (eucalyptus) adjacent to the new Veterans Gardens at the Palisades Recreation Center were being targeted for removal. Cindy Kirven, who heads the Palisades Forestry Committee (under the aegis of … Continue reading

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Palisades Residents Debate an Entrance Gate to Potrero Park on Friends Street 

  At the Palisades Park Advisory Board meeting last Wednesday night, Friends Street resident Jeff Spitz read a letter to the board stating that a pathway to George Wolfberg Park at Potrero, now under construction, had never been discussed or approved and that it … Continue reading

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Park and Rec Updates: Potrero/PCH Bridge, Staff Shortages and  Park Advisory Boards

Two items were of local interest at the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners meeting held electronically on November 4. Commissioner and resident Joe Halper asked for General Manager Michael Shull to give an update at the November 18 meeting … Continue reading

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Letter: More Information about Pickleball

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received this letter regarding pickleball, which is described as an easy-to-learn racquet sport, a blend of tennis and ping pong, played on a badminton size court (20’ x 44’) with lightweight paddles and balls making … Continue reading

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RAP Commissioners Vote to Accept Veterans Park/Bocce Courts at the Recreation Center

At the October 21 Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, the five-member board voted to approve the amended and restated agreement with Your Palisades Park Improvement Corporation, including approval of the revised recognition signage. In August 2019, the Commissioners … Continue reading

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Nighttime Play Is NOT Allowed at Palisades Bocce Courts

Several residents whose properties are adjacent to the Palisades Recreation Center were not aware that nighttime bocce had been approved by L.A. City Recreation and Parks. They asked Circling the News to check about the leagues that were playing after … Continue reading

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Viewpoint – L.A. City Needs to Assure Parents There Are NO Pedophiles in Parks

  Anyone who has ever volunteered to referee or coach at a L.A. City Recreation Center or for a youth sport team or activity knows they need to be fingerprinted (live scanned). Those who come near kids, are also often … Continue reading

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