Category Archives: Parks

Controversy: The Magurs Built a Deck Above Potrero Because They Had Permits, Then the City Backtracked

What if you received a Coastal Exemption Permit from the City of L.A. Planning Department in early 2016 to build a covered porch (that nestles against your house) and then in early 2017 you received another Coastal Exemption Permit for … Continue reading

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“As the Park Board Turns”–Bocce, Parking and Potrero Canyon: What You Need to Know

Carol Burnett used to have a recurring sketch on her television show called “As the Stomach Turns,” which was a parody of soap operas. Many times, in the sketch, actors would forget their lines, or answer the door before the … Continue reading

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Realtor Anthony Marguleas Donates $5,000 (Once Again) to the Village Green Committee

Annually since 2013, Amalfi founder/owner Anthony Marguleas has donated $5,000 to help with the maintenance of the Village Green. The Green is a private triangular park in the heart of the town’s business district and relies entirely on donations from … Continue reading

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Mountain Lions and other Wildlife Dying from Rat Poison

By MARISSA PIANKO Circling the News Writer Early this fall, biologists from the National Park Service trekked deep into Topanga State Park in search of a mountain lion, called P-30. His radio collar had sent out a mortality signal, so … Continue reading

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Two Outstanding Speakers Set for Temescal Canyon Association  Annual Meeting on December 3

  The Temescal Canyon Association will hold its annual meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, in the historic Dining Hall at Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd. The public is welcome to attend, membership is not … Continue reading

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Palisades High Corner Landscaping and Expansion Project Is Finally Completed

“Isn’t the corner of Bowdoin and Temescal fantastic,” one reader wrote in a recent email to Circling the News. “Let’s hear it for a good design — lovely sign and benches added to the landscape. “It’s almost a proper entrance … Continue reading

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Adamson House Docents Will Offer Special Holiday Tours

Enjoy the special Holiday Tours of the historic Adamson House in Malibu, which will be splendidly decorated for the season. Enjoy lighted Christmas trees, yuletide music, historical decorations and hot apple cider/snacks during a tour of the house with a … 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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