Category Archives: Parks

Bonin, Bloom and Card Tour Potrero Canyon Park, Still More Than a Year from Completion 

California State Assemblyman Richard Bloom joined Councilman Mike Bonin and Pacific Palisades Community Council Chair David Card for a tour of Potrero Canyon Park last week. The 46-acre park, which will have riparian habitat and a hiking trail from the … Continue reading

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Palisades PRIDE Promotes the Town’s Charm and Takes on Various Beautification Efforts

How do residents take care of rusting garbage cans and failing bus benches in commercial areas of Pacific Palisades? That is an easy fix, just call the City and they will be happy to replace them because your tax dollars … Continue reading

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Proposed Retaining Wall for Eldercare Facility Called the “Great Highlands Wall”

During the last weeks of June, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety okayed the building, grading and excavation, shoring and wall permits for the controversial Palisades Highlands eldercare facility. On June 25, the wall, which was originally listed … Continue reading

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Years in the Works, There’s a New Hydration Station/Water Fountain at Will Rogers State Park

A brotherhood of local runners is responsible for the hydration station/water fountain that was installed by the restrooms at Will Rogers State Park in early March. The saga of how it took 18 years for this water station  to become … Continue reading

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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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