Neighborhood News

Fire Breaks Out at Il Piccolo Ritrovo | The Village

A fire broke out at Il Piccolo Ritrovo on Wednesday night, November 27, shortly after 9:30 p.m.

“The fire … burned itself out before crews arrived,” Margaret Stewart with Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Photo courtesy of Buddy Chancellor

Stewart shared that the fire appears to have flashed (point when the contents of room that are preheated by smoldering fire and ignite at once), burning itself out in the one-story commercial building. No injuries were reported.

According to an employee at Il Piccolo’s sister location in Playa Vista, the Palisades location remains closed, with no estimate of when it will reopen.                                    


Miracle on 34th Street | Via Mesa

For the sixth year in a row, Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troupe will be performing its annual live 1940s style Christmas radio show on Wednesday, December 11. This year’s show will be “Miracle on 34th Street.”

Photo courtesy of Martha Hunter

The performance, which is free to attend with donations happily accepted, will start at 7:30 p.m., following refreshments in the Pierson Playhouse lobby at 7 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to bring canned goods, which will be donated to Westside Food Bank.

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Rainfall Totals | Pacific Palisades

Last week’s Thanksgiving time storms produced 1.60 inches of rain in Pacific Palisades, according to local weather authority Craig Weston, who tracks rainfall from The Huntington.

Prior to Thanksgiving rain, between November 15 and 21, Pacific Palisades received .36 inches of rain, Weston reported. Of that total, .33 inches fell on November 20.

“Thus far, the yearly total for the Palisades is 2.04 inches of rain,” Weston shared, adding that the rain totals go from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

As the Post went to print, more rain was expected to fall Wednesday, December 4, followed by a week with highs in the low 60s.


Fire Damages Home | El Medio Bluffs

A fire that broke out on November 27 around 8:45 a.m. damaged a single-family home in the 15900 block of West Asilomar Boulevard.

Firefighters extinguished the flames in 13 minutes, Los Angeles Fire Department reported, with no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.