Vandals Destroy Village Green Lights
The Charlie Brown Christmas tree on the Village Green, which each holiday season is decorated with strings of lights, went dark this past week.
Circling the News received a December 20 email from Village Green Board member Marge Gold: “Unfortunately, earlier this week the lights on our ‘Charlie Brown’ pine tree were vandalized. Someone ripped a string of lights apart. Apparently, this break shorted out the fuses that are installed on the plugs on the strings and caused the entire tree to go dark. Efforts by a board member and a volunteer could not repair this.”
Gold was asked how much it would cost to repair the lights. “I have no idea about cost to repair,” she responded. “They need to be taken down and checked.”
The Village Green is a private park owned by the residents of Pacific Palisades and operates solely on donations. After money is spent on landscaping, lights, insurance, benches and the fountain, there is little money left in the fund for vandalism.
Gold was asked if perhaps Caruso’s security cameras or a guard across the street had observed any activity and she said, “We will check for security cameras, especially on Antioch, but I am not hopeful.”
The vandalism was reported to the LAPD. If anyone has any information, please contact the Green: firstname.lastname@example.org or Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore: email@example.com.