Category Archives: Parks

“Unfriendly” Opposition to an Entrance Gate into Potrero Canyon Park

Several residents are waging a battle against an entrance gate, under construction off Friends Street, that will allow hikers to enter the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon, once it is opened. Three Palisades residents made public comments during the Board of Recreation … Continue reading

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Park Advisory Board Addresses Tennis Lights, Parking Lot Paving and Baseball

The Palisades Park Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting on January 19 addressed tennis lights, Potrero Park, repaving of the parking lot and 5-pitch baseball. Elijah (Asia) Cooper, the Rec Center acting director, noted that about 40 percent of the landscaping in … Continue reading

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Local Historian Randy Young Donates $11,000 to Rustic Canyon Recreation Center

At the January 20 meeting, the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks acknowledged Randy Young, a life-long Pacific Palisades resident and esteemed historian, for his $11,000 donation to Rustic Canyon Recreation Center. “Thank you to Mr. Young for his donation,” … Continue reading

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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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