Neighborhood News

Evening Mixer | Pacific Palisades

On Thursday, July 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce will host an Evening Mixer at UCLA Health, located at 881 Alma Real Drive in Suite 214.

During the mixer, Dr. Katz will introduce a few new doctors joining the team in the Palisades.

Tickets are $5 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit palisadeschamber.com.        

—SARAH SHMERLING


Backbone Trail Reopens | Pacific Palisades

All sections of the Backbone Trail have finally been reopened after being closed from fire damage.

Eight months after the Woolsey fire charred the 67-mile trail, the final six miles were reopened on Thursday, July 18, according to the National Park Service.

“We know that the Backbone Trail is one of the most beloved trail experiences in the Los Angeles area and we are delighted to re-open the full network to the public,” said David Szymanski, superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Visitors are now asked to stay on the trails and be aware of the “numerous safety hazards” that still exist.

“Hikers going off trail can cause more damage to newly restored trails, trample new plants and prevent the re-growth of fragile vegetation,” the NPS said.      

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Dog Park Gets Measure A Money | Pacific Palisades

Projects seeking funding from Measure A were presented and voted on at a City Council meeting in April. The much-anticipated Palisades Dog Park was given the fourth year slot, behind the Crestwood Park and Rustic Canyon Park improvements.

The dog park now faces an environmental impact review by the Bureau of Engineering.

“The Palisades Dog Park Working Group will continue to advocate with RAP for resources to get the EIR done,” said Lynn Hylen, advocate for the dog park, in a statement.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


JIB Project Hearing Postponed | Lower Las Casas

A hearing by the Pacific Palisades Community Council on the proposed construction of an apartment complex at the old Jack in the Box site has been postponed, according to an announcement by the PPCC.

The hearing, scheduled for July 25, was postponed due to the unavailability of the applicant, the announcement reports, and has been rescheduled for their next meeting on August 22.

“The City Planning Department has advised PPCC that a hearing on the requested Coastal Development Permit is not anticipated before [August 22],” PPCC said.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA