Category Archives: Parks

Westchester Residents Want the City Park Back for Seniors and Children

“Are we against the homeless?” a resident asked the crowd. “No” was the loud response. “Have we offered alternatives to most of them?” he asked. “Yes.” “Did we offer them SafeParking?” “Yes.” “Did they – and are they using it?” … Continue reading

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Do Not Leave Condoms or Broken Glass on the Village Green

Circling the News was at the Village Green Friday morning and found the nonprofit’s President, Marge Gold, picking up trash. A resident had emailed Gold that there was broken glass, foam on the Arnie Wishnick Bench and on some of … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Pier Was Originally a Sewage Conduit

“The soul of the pier is founded upon memories. . . the memories of those who enjoyed it before us, and the memories that are still being created today,” Jim Harris quoted the words from a painting of a sunset … Continue reading

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New Trees Will Grace the Recreation Center

  David Card, former Pacific Palisades Community Chair, spoke at the Pacific Palisades Advisory Board Meeting on July 20 about the state of trees at the Palisades Recreation Center. Over the past few years, numerous trees have fallen down and … Continue reading

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Park Advisory Board Requests ADA-Handicapped Bathrooms and Playground

“The bathrooms and playground here are a glaring liability for the City,” one Pacific Palisades board member said at the quarterly Park Advisory Board (PAB) meeting held virtually on July 20. The Pacific Palisades PAB voted to send a letter … Continue reading

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Park Advisory Board to Meet July 20

The Pacific Palisades Recreation Center Park Advisory Board will hold its quarterly meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Residents, who use the park, and those who just take pride in this community, are invited to participate. … Continue reading

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California Coastal Commission Approves Friends Street Trail

At its July 14 meeting at Fort Bragg, the California Coastal Commission approved the Friends Street entrance and the 60-ft. trail that would connect it to other trails in the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon. The hearing can be … Continue reading

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Proposed Potrero Trail to Temescal Funded by Representative Lieu

U.S. House of Representative Ted Lieu announced on July 5 that a community grant of $1.15 million had been approved to pay for the construction of a trail that will connect the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon Park with … Continue reading

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Village Green President Marge Gold Addresses Optimists

Village Green Board President Marge Gold spoke about the history of  the Green at an Optimist breakfast meeting on June 21 at the Palisades Presbyterian Church. Gold said that one of the most asked questions about the little pocket park … Continue reading

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Addressing Energy Consumption at the Park: LED Lights Needed

  Several trees tumbled down near the tennis courts in the park during the high winds in November 2021. The unintended consequence was lights from the tennis courts illuminated adjacent residential homes on Alma Real. Neighbors came to a Park … Continue reading

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