Category Archives: Real Estate

Why Was a Two-Story House on Edgar Street Reclassified As a Three-Story Dwelling?

What happens if a single-family house structure, approved for two stories, suddenly “grows” and becomes an approved three-story structure? Some unhappy neighbors. That’s what happened when a new home on Edgar Street in the Marquez area was reclassified from two the … Continue reading

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Neighbors Are Angry and Frustrated over Confusing Residential Building Regulations. What Can Be Done?

One resident wrote to Circling the News and said, “During this ‘stay-at-home time’ I’d love to open my doors and let the fresh air come in, save on air conditioning and lighting. But I can’t from 8 a.m. until 5 … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City Should Enforce Its Own Building Codes for Highlands Eldercare Facility

A resident wrote: I appreciate Circling the News reporting on matters of importance to Pacific Palisades and its residents, and I direct your attention to the inconsistent positions of CD 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin that directly relate to the controversial … Continue reading

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Civic League to Review Residential Construction Plans Via ZOOM on May 26

The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet electronically, via ZOOM, on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. because of the current stay-at-home, social distancing edicts. (The meetings are generally held the fourth Monday of each month, but because of Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Civic League to Review Residential Construction Plans Via ZOOM

The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet electronically, via ZOOM, on Monday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. because of the current stay-at-home, social distancing edicts. This is the perfect opportunity for Palisades residents to follow the Civic League process from … Continue reading

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What’s “THE” Correct Terminology in Referring to Pacific Palisades and Pacific Coast Highway?

(Editor’s note: In yesterday’s Musings, residents were alerted to a debate about the use of “the” in front of Pacific Palisades and PCH. Below are some of the responses. Readers in South Dakota will understand this controversy because is the … Continue reading

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Hearing Involving Highlands Eldercare Facility Will Begin March 12

An important and interesting hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the L.A. County Superior Court in Norwalk. The hearing will pit the Pacific Palisades Residents Association, Inc. (PPRA) against the City of Los … Continue reading

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Renovation Plans for 881 Alma Real Building Win Approval from Design Review Board 

The four-story professional building at 881 Alma Real (across from Ralphs), which was built in 1981, will undergo renovations. Plans for the 89,755-sq.ft. building were presented at the Design Review Board meeting on February 26, held at the Palisades-Malibu YMCA. … Continue reading

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PPCC Board Responds to Four-Home Project at 1270 Marinette; Existing Retaining Wall Is Illegal, Says Resident

Circling the News ran a hearing notice for a 1270 Marinette Road project (adjacent to Will Rogers State Park, via upper Chautauqua), which will be held tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, at Los Angeles City Hall. An existing 96,612-sq.-ft. lot will be … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Controversial Magur Residential Deck Above Potrero Canyon Reveals Uneven Enforcement

After witnessing the numerous walls and other structures facing into Potrero Canyon Park, Commissioner Esther Margulies admitted at a L.A. Westside Planning Commission hearing on February 4 that “Screening is not working. Enforcement is not the City’s forte.” It seemed that … Continue reading

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