Fire & Safety

Water is dropped on the Palmas Fire in Topanga State Park on Feb. 21, 2018, looking from the top of Lachman Lane near Palisades Highlands. Credit: Lesly Hall

LAFD Contains Palmas Fire in Topanga State Park

A stubborn brush fire was contained in Topanga State Park Wednesday night. No structures or injuries were reported, and
Palisades Crime: Burglaries and Thefts Continue

Palisades Crime: Burglaries and Thefts Continue

The following Feb. 20, 2018 crime report was supplied by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore of the West L.A. Divisio
Collision at Sunset and Swarthmore on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Credit: Palisades Patrol

Driver Runs Over Pedestrian’s Foot in Pacific Palisades, Chases Rolling Vehicle Into Street

By Sue Pascoe Editor A male driver in a white car, traveling eastbound on Sunset, attempted to make a right-hand turn on
Garage fire on Michael Lane on Feb. 16, 2018 in Pacific Palisades. Photo: Palisades Patrol

Garage Fire in Pacific Palisades Extinguished

By Sue Pascoe Editor A fire broke out in the first-floor garage of a three-story townhouse in the 1600 block of Michael
Officer Michael Moore (right) listens to Palisades residents as they tell their stories of experienced crime at a community meeting in the Women’s Club on Jan. 29, 2018. September Dawn Bottoms/ For the Palisades News

Surge in Break-Ins Worries Pacific Palisades Residents

By September Dawn Bottoms Special to the Palisades News After a slew of recent house break-ins and car thefts, Pacific P
Scene from a traffic collision on Chautauqua on Feb. 13, 2018. Credit: Palisades Patrol

1 Dead, 2 Injured, Including PGA Golfer Bill Haas In Chautauqua Crash

UPDATED: This story has been updated to identify the deceased. The Los Angeles Fire Department and Palisades Patrol
LAPD Cruiser

Palisades Crime: 1 Home Burglary and 3 from Vehicles

The following Feb. 12, 2018 crime report was supplied by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore of the West L.A. Divisio
Members of the FEMA’s California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force helped residents in Houston.
Photo: Tom Kitahata

LAFD Station 69’s Tom Kitahata Responds to 2017 Hurricanes With FEMA

By Sarah Stockman Staff Writer Captain Tom Kitahata, a father of three, has been a firefighter in the Los Angeles Fire D
Traffic collision with a telephone pole on Saturday, Feb. 10. at Sunset and Amalfi. Credit: Palisades Patrol

Driver Crashes, Knocks Over Telephone Pole at Sunset and Amalfi

On Saturday night at approximately 9:37 p.m., there was a collision at Sunset and Amalfi, with luckily no injuries repor