Graffiti Issues Ongoing:
When this editor first moved to Pacific Palisades in 1994, she was climbing the stairs below the Methodist Church between Haverford Avenue and the church parking lot.
An elderly woman with a rag and some sort of fluid in a spray bottle was cleaning graffiti off the bench in the stairwell.
Over the next several months—and then years, I saw her at other locations in this area cleaning the graffiti. I thanked her, but never got her name.
She told me that Arnie Wishnick kept graffiti-cleaning supplies in his Chamber of Commerce office and anyone could access it.
One day I saw her in the Methodist steps area, and she told me she was stopping because she wasn’t feeling well. I think she may have died shortly after that because I never saw her again.
Then, my husband took over when our children were in elementary and middle school, and spent a lot of time cleaning graffiti off walls.
Today, I received an email with a photo (above) of a sign that had been graffitied in George Wolfberg Park in Potrero.
Here’s what the residents can do—call or email 311 and the City will send out someone to clean it. Or we can see if local residents want to take on the task of cleaning graffiti, just like the elderly lady, a resident, did for so many years.
Latest Atmospheric River Drops More Moisture:
The 12th atmospheric river of the season in Pacific Palisades streamed through Monday, March 20, through the early a.m. on Thursday, March 23. The rain gauge on Radcliffe showed 1.8 inches of rain from this storm.
That brings the season total, measured July 1 through June 30, to 29.3 inches of rain. This more than doubles the seasonal average of 13.78 inches of rain.
The Palisades is still shy of the rain recorded, which was 42.60 inches of rain in 1997-1998. Weather forecasters are predicting that the next week will be dry.
Comparing the last six years in Pacific Palisades:
2015-16 received 9.07 inches of rain.
2016-17 received 17.99 inches of rain.
2017-18 received 6.04 inches of rain.
2018-19 received 19.68 inches of rain.
2019-20 received 13.82 inches of rain.
2000-21 received 10.94 inches of rain.
(Editor’s note: Ted Makie, now deceased, served as the Palisades raimeister for years and had shared stats from 1942 through 2014 with this editor.)