Pacific Palisades Historical Society presents “100 Years of Wildfires in the Santa Monica Mountains” on Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m., at Theatre Palisades.
Pulitzer Prize-winning wildfire reporter Bettina Boxall of the LA Times will talk with researcher Jon Keeley of the US Geological Survey in an informed conversation about wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains and how we can learn to live with it.
Since its early beginning, natural chaparral, indigenous oaks and sycamores have surrounded Pacific Palisades. As the community has grown, residential areas have expanded into the local hillsides and canyons. With that expansion has come the ever more frightening realization that fires and wind-driven wildfires are a continuous factor in choosing to live in the hills of Southern California. Understanding this predicament may help us be better prepared.
Admission is free. Light refreshments follow the program. Parking is available at the theater and along Temescal Canyon Rd.
For more information and to RSVP: pacificpalisadeshistory.org. Theatre Palisades is located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272