Underground Gas Line Springs Leak | Marquez Knolls
An underground high-pressure natural gas line sprung a leak near Marquez Charter Elementary School on Friday, September 10. The leak, which was located near the teacher parking lot, was first reported by Los Angeles Fire Department around 1:10 p.m.
“Out of an abundance of caution, [an unknown number of] elementary school students have been calmly moved to another part of the campus until the situation is resolved,” LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey reported at the time.
SoCalGas crews were sent to the location to address the leak. No injuries or illnesses were reported, according to Humphrey.
City News Service contributed to this report.
September Palisades Podcast | Pacific Palisades
Palisades Podcast welcomes Palisadian Jonathan Taplin, who recently published his memoir “The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life,” for its September episode.
In the ’60s Taplin was tour manager for Bob Dylan and worked personally with countless other rock-and-roll legends, such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Band, Eric Clapton and many more.
During the podcast, Taplin shares backstage stories of some of the most iconic moments in American rock-and-roll history and the cultural movement it spawned.
Tune in to this month’s episode at palipost.com/palipodcast and learn more about Taplin and some of the cultural icons of the past half-century.
Hiker Rescue | The Highlands
Los Angeles Fire Department air and ground responded to an adult female hiker with a wrist injury and possible loss of consciousness following a fall while on or near the Santa Ynez Waterfall Trail on Sunday, September 12, around 11:06 a.m., according to spokesperson Brian Humphrey.
“A hovering LAFD rescue helicopter will hoist the woman aboard and provide in-flight care during direct transport to a regional trauma center,” Humphrey reported.
Online Community Meeting | Pacific Palisades
Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will host its next online community meeting on Monday, September 27, between 7 and 8:15 p.m.
The meeting will cover “Apartment Leasing As One Homeless Housing Solution: What’s It All About?” with featured speaker Marissa Bowman, director of housing partnerships with PATH.
“The effects of homelessness are more visible and disturbing as street encampments proliferate,” PPTFH wrote in a statement ahead of the meeting. “Elected officials struggle to find suitable immediate, mid and long-term housing solutions that are compatible with and acceptable to communities. These realities necessitate that the general public and local communities consider thinking about shaping creative solutions that work for all.”
The task force invited community members to “learn about apartment leasing for homeless individuals and how it is applied on a day-to-day basis.”
During the meeting, PPTFH is slated to have a farewell to LAPD Officer Rusty Redican, who is reported to be leaving the Palisades area toward the end of the month.
For more information or to sign up, visit pptfh.org.
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