Post Tagged with: "Santa Monica Mountains"

While residents of communities in the Santa Monica Mountains enjoy tranquil surroundings, poor cell service has become an issue for many residents. Photo: Getty Images.

Safety Risks of Dead Zones in Westside Canyons

By Keldine Hull While a hike through the Santa Monica Mountains is an ideal opportunity to unplug and take a break from
The challenging and visually stunning backbone trail. Photo: Facebook.

Essential Westside Hikes

Escape from the urban chaos and experience the beauty of L.A.’s nature. By Keldine Hull 2019 arrived with the sort of
The wild fires in Northern California destroyed 6,000 structures.

FIRE: Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

If your family has to be evacuated due to a brush fire, you may not have much warning. So be prepared! The massive, fast
Weed Whacker Warning and Advice for Palisadians

Weed Whacker Warning and Advice for Palisadians

More than 150 firefighters battled a 55-acre brush fire in Brentwood over Memorial Day weekend that was sparked by an ov
P-22 hunts by night, sleeps by day. Photo: Miguel Ordeñana

Lions in Los Angeles: Survival Is Tricky

By Libby Motika Palisades News Contributor Try as we might not to anthromorphize the mountain lions that roam the Santa
Emil Chang and Natalie Queally (right) from the NASA Earth Observations DEVELOP program join Santa Monica Mountains Biologist Rose Dagit at Trippett Ranch in Topanga. Photo: Nina Trusso

Beetle Could Destroy Many California Tree Species

By Laurel Busby Staff Writer The native box alders in Southern California are already gone, and if a tiny beetle isn’t
Communication Tower Proposed Above Palisades Highlands

Communication Tower Proposed Above Palisades Highlands

By Sarah Stockman Palisades News Reporter Palisades News has learned that a 120-ft. communications tower may be built o
Topanga Park docent Peter Rice provides insights into Chumash culture and their rich use of the natural gifts of the Santa Monica Mountains. Photo: Roy Jansen

Seeing Topanga State Park Via Docent Eyes

By Laurel Busby Staff Writer The unique ecosystem of the Santa Monica Mountains will be delineated and explored in a fal
Palisadian Jim Kenney took this photograph at 4 p.m. on July 23 in the Palisades. “With smoke from the fire in Sand Canyon, the brilliant red of the sun only lasted about 20 minutes; when the wind shifted, it became much less dramatic,” Kenney told the Palisades News. Photo: Jim Kenney

Fire Officials Remind Palisades Residents: Ready, Set, Go!

The Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Mountains, which started as a half-acre blaze along the 14 Freeway at Sand Canyon, ha