Articles by: Sam Catanzaro

People gather outside Westfield Century City after reports of an active shooter Friday. Photo: Sam Catanzaro.

Active Shooter, Suspicious Package Reported in Century City

No victims or shots fired at the time of publishing. By Sam Catanzaro West Los Angeles was rattled Friday amid reports o
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Locations of recent car thefts in Pacific Palisades. Photo: Google.

Pali Sees Spike in Vehicle Theft

11 stolen cars in Palisades since new year. By Sam Catanzaro. Car theft is on the rise in Pacific Palisades. Since Janua
Under a new pilot program, 15 percent of funds generated via parking meters in Pacific Palisades will be given back to the community. Photo: Sam Catanzaro.

Keeping Parking Money in Pali

Pilot program gives portion of meter funds to neighborhoods. By Sam Catanzaro While nobody enjoys paying for parking, fo
Councilmember Mike Bonin, who represents Pacific Palisades, announcing alongside  Mayor Eric Garcetti that the LADWP will not rebuild three fossil fuel power plants. Photo: Courtesy Mike Bonin.

Three L.A. Gas Power Plants to Shut Down

Mayor Garcetti opts to not reinvest in fossil fuels.  By Sam Catanzaro The City of Los Angeles will not spend
Santa Monica Fire Department personnel respond to an accident involving an e-scooter and a car in October. Photo: Enis Yeneriz.

Study: E-Scooter Accidents Can Be Severe

UCLA study shows the dangers of e-scooters on the Westside. By Sam Catanzaro A new UCLA study sheds light on the severit
Local lawmakers, community leaders and city engineers break ground for Potrero Canyon Park. Photo: Courtesy.

Potrero Canyon Park Breaks Ground

Decades of planning finally over. By Sam Catanzaro Don’t be alarmed by the giant Caterpillar earth-mover tractors
Mudflow on PCH between Los Posas Road and Broad Beach Road. Photo: Caltrans.

Storm Brings Lightning, Mudslides and Beach Evacuations

Winter storm prompts beach evacuations. By Sam Catanzaro As the first in a series of heavy storms move into the Los Ange
Night Time Police Violent Crime Intervention. Police Vehicles with Flashing Lights.

Palisades Home Burglary and Car Theft

Vehicle stolen from Pali home. By Sam Catanzaro Last week, a burglar broke into a Pacific Palisades residence, took a se
What You Need to Know About Choosing a Real Estate Agent

What You Need to Know About Choosing a Real Estate Agent

By Anthony Marguleas Special to the Palisades News With hundreds of real estate agents in the Palisades and thousands mo