Neighborhood News

PPWC Events | Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club is hosting two upcoming events: a Wine Tasting & Art Show Fundraiser and Flu Clinic.

The wine tasting event, a fundraiser to support PPWC and its philanthropic efforts, will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, located at 901 Haverford Ave. A variety of wines will be available to sample from Scheid Family Wines, VieVite Rose, LA Wine Project and Quench and Temper.

Local artists will also be on hand to showcase their work, including Louise Marler, Phyllis Nelson, Katie O’Neil, Annette Alexakis, Susan Barry, Julia VanHerwerden, Gabrille Gottleib and Tom Hofer. Jazz music provided by the Palisades High School Jazz Ensemble.

The following Wednesday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., PPWC will host its annual Flu Clinic, providing flu shots free of charge to all adults in the community, at the Clubhouse.

—SARAH SHMERLING


Resilient Neighborhoods | The Village

The next meeting for the Palisades Alliance for Seniors takes place on October 21 and the topic is “Resilient Neighborhoods”—addressing how coming together before a disaster ensures care for all.

The meeting will host two guest speakers, K.C. Soll, the head of the Palisades Community Emergency Response Team, and Stephanie Benjamin, a public safety expert.

“The speakers will discuss what you can do to prepare for emergencies, what supplies you should have on hand in your home and how you can get involved in the CERT program,” according to a Palisades Alliance for Seniors representative ahead of the meeting.

The meeting will take place at Palisades Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

—JENNIKA INGRAM


Line Dancing | The Village

Palisades Recreation Center is hosting Thursday morning line dancing classes on October 17, 24 and 31 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Classes will take place at the center, located at 851 Alma
Real Drive.              

— JENNIKA INGRAM


California Red-Legged Frogs Survive Woolsey Fire and MudslidesSanta Monica Mountains

In a limited victory, 28 adult California red-legged frogs were found alive after the Woolsey fire and subsequent mudslides.

“I still don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s a big deal that these frogs survived the fire and the mudslides,” said Katy Delaney, a National Park Service ecologist. “I think that the fact that they survived all of that is extraordinary.”

In 2014, the federally threatened species was reintroduced to the Santa Monica Mountain from Simi Hills. Prior to that, they had not been in the area since the 1970s.

Before the fires, the rare breed was flourishing and reproducing on their own. Now, almost a year later, the important aquatic habitat and vegetation needed to successfully breed have been replaced with silt, mud and debris. The streams no longer exist.

—JENNIKA INGRAM