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LAFD works a fire at 16192 W Sunset Blvd. on Jan. 18, 2018.

LAFD Quickly Extinguishes Pacific Palisades Structure Fire (Video)

The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly extinguished a structure fire that began after 6:30 a.m. on Thursday at 16192 W. Sunset Blvd. No injuries were reported.  The #2 westbound lane on West Sunset Boulevard was closed while LAFD and the department of transportation were on...
The city proposes to stabilize the top of Asilomar Bluffs with a dirt and concrete mix- ture. The middle and bottom of the hill belong to different property owners.

Pacific Palisades Heard About Town: Second-Hand Smoke

Second-Hand Smoke I am in the back of my house at my desk, and I smell pot. I walk to the front of my house, go outside, and sure enough I see kids smoking pot on the bluff. It permeates the entire neighborhood. What can I do? I am breathing in their secondhand smoke! And I’m w...
Edith Rosenthal

Passings: Edith Rosenthal, 92; Teacher, Mom

Edith Paul Rosenthal, 92, died in Pacific Palisades on December 23, after a brief illness compounded by a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. One of twelve siblings, whose parents were Russian immigrants, Edith was born on October 2, 1925, and raised in Baltimore. She was n...
Kelly Comras

Palisadians On the Move: Kelly Comras

Kelly Comras, an award-winning landscape architect and a member of the State Bar of California, has become a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Comras was the first staff landscape architect for the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains National...
Team Five, which searched the parkland below Via de las Olas bluffs, included Officer Rusty Redican, social workers Maureen Rivas and Glanda Sherman and Officer Jimmy Soliman. Photo: Sharon Kilbride

Volunteers Needed for Pacific Palisades Homeless Count

Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness board members Kim Clary and David Morena wrote in a January 2 email to the News: “It is that time of year again; time for us to count the homeless in Pacific Palisades. This year the count will take place on Thursday, January 25, at ...
In December, the Palisades BID hosted a luncheon for first responders, Chrysalis and members of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness at Piccolo Ritrovo on Sunset.

Palisades BID Details 2018 Budget

By Sue Pascoe Editor The Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District (BID) board held its monthly meeting on Dec. 6 at Community United Methodist Church and focused on fiscal projections for 2018. The total estimated revenue and expenditures for the coming year will be almost...
Wilson Buchanan, Davis White and Charlie Kaplan.

Pacific Palisades Baseball Association Tryouts Take Place This Weekend

The Pacific Palisades Baseball Association spring baseball season for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, is fast approaching. Registration needs to be completed online. For those who are registering after the December 31 deadline, a $25 non-refundable late fee will be assessed to the ...
Susan Greenberg and Delores Stevens

Chamber Music Palisades Concert Scheduled for Jan. 23

Chamber Music Palisades will hold its second program of the season at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, in the sanctuary at St. Matthew’s, 1031 Bienveneda Ave. The concert for guitar, tenor, flute and piano will feature tenor Jon Lee Keenan, guitartist Kenton Youngstrom and CMP co...
Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association Reports Decrease in Transients

Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association Reports Decrease in Transients

At the Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association meeting on January 9, Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) Enforcement Chairperson Sharon Kilbride said that when the task force started two years ago, in addition to a large number of homeless who were passing through,...