Don't you hate it when you spend four years trying to find the perfect spot for your skate park, and when you finally find it, it turns out to be sitting on top of an abandoned diatomaceous earth mine, requiring $90,000 for soil remediation? Yeah, us too. But one very determined skate park enthusiast isn't letting slowly sinking earth get her down. After years of looking for the perfect spot for the kids of the Palos Verdes peninsula to skate their hearts out, she finally found a place in Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. She's been raising money to build the $400,000 facility, but recently discovered that mining activities from the early-to-mid-twentieth century have left her intended site unsafe. (Diatomaceous earth itself isn't toxic; it's used in cat litter, among other things.) The Daily Breeze says the city has no money to fill in the mine, so now November is looking for additional funding.
· Plans to build a skate park on the Palos Verdes Peninsula grow more complicated [DB]