Neighborhood News

PaliBikes ArrivePacific Palisades

Complimentary bike rentals are now available at Palisades Village through PaliBikes, the development’s website reported. Those who wish to take a ride with PaliBikes can visit the Caruso Concierge located in The Lobby.          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Nonprofit GrantPacific Palisades

NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles are bringing back “Project Innovation,” a grant program for nonprofit organizations with innovative programs. Nonprofits that are “leveraging innovation and technology solutions to address community needs” in Pacific Palisades are welcome to apply.

The project awards $225,000 worth of grants to up to eight organizations with programs in four categories, including the Next Generation of Storytellers, Culture and Inclusion, Youth Education, and Community Engagement.

Applications are open through Friday, February 15, at 11:59 p.m.To apply, visit nbcla.com/projectinnovation.

CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Mudslide and Flood EvacuationsMalibu

Malibu neighborhoods and schools affected by the Woolsey fire were under mandatory evacuation on Tuesday, Jan. 15, as a week-long storm system pounded the burned area with several inches of rain. The evacuations came as city officials hoped to prevent any injuries or entrapments in the event of a mudslide or flood.

Santa Monica High School and Agoura Hills Community Center were staged as evacuation centers.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


‘Dial It Down’ AlertPacific Palisades

SoCalGas issued a Dial It Down Alert beginning Monday, January 14, through 10 p.m. on Friday, January 18, urging residents to conserve natural gas due to cold weather and rain.

“During periods of cold weather, local demand for natural gas for home heating, hot water and cooking can increase rapidly and put a strain on the natural gas system,” according to the alert.

SoCalGas suggested that customers set their thermostat to 68 degrees when home and 55 degrees when not home, wash clothes with cold water, take shorter showers, and dress warmer.

 —SARAH SHMERLING


Mudslide and Flood Evacuations | Malibu

Malibu neighborhoods and schools affected by the Woolsey fire were under mandatory evacuation on Tuesday, Jan. 15, as a week-long storm system pounded the burned area with several inches of rain. The evacuations came as city officials hoped to prevent any injuries or entrapments in the event of a mudslide or flood.

Santa Monica High School and Agoura Hills Community Center were staged as evacuation centers.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Groza’s Winter WonderlandThe Village

Groza Learning Center will host a Winter Wonderland on Sunday, January 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the courtyard at 881 Alma Real Drive.

Festivities will include prizes, Fortnite, games, face painting, music making, Lego Battlebots and a Minecraft station. A guest speaker will talk about college readiness, answering questions including “How do I come up with a topic for the college essay?” and “How many extra curricular activities should I participate in?”

To RSVP, call 310-454-3731.            

—SARAH SHMERLING


Car Strikes Cyclist | El Medio Bluffs

A bicyclist was struck by a car at 4:30 p.m. January 9 on the 16000 block of West Pacific Coast Highway in the Will Rogers State Beach parking lot north of Temescal Canyon Road. The car overturned, leaving a layer of shattered glass, bent metal and broken plastic on the pavement.

The cyclist was left in critical condition, though the driver did not appear to be injured as a result of the crash, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

—JAMES GAGE