Activists can't save beloved pool in Pacific Palisades
Some residents in Pacific Palisades fought to keep the beloved Temescal Canyon pool open. But their efforts failed, and now the pool has been filled in. There's still a lot of debate in the neighborhood about this and what happens next. The Palisadian-Post has the story:
'I could weep,' cried out Pacific Palisades resident Michelle O'Neill as she watched workers dump gravel into the Temescal Canyon Pool last Thursday. O'Neill received a phone call that morning that the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy had begun filling in the 50-year-old pool, and she was among a handful of citizens who rushed to the site. 'This is such a loss,' fellow resident Ilene Cassidy said. 'This pool was so special; there has never been anything like it.' At a December 2 meeting, the Conservancy board voted to develop a master plan for Temescal Gateway Park before possibly offering a new pool lease. In the meantime, the Conservancy decided to temporarily fill in the empty pool, declaring liability concerns.