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Councilwoman Traci Park Addresses First 100 Days and Ongoing Challenges

(Editor’s note: Circling the News first met Traci Park at the Ballona Wetlands in August 2021, a month after she had declared her candidacy for CD 11 to run against incumbent Mike Bonin.  Several bird watchers had reached out to … Continue reading

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Village Green Supports Red Cross Giving Day

Each year, the President of the United States proclaims March as “Red Cross Month” and March 22 as the national Red Cross Giving Day. On February 28, President Joe Biden kept the 80-year tradition intact with a proclamation. “In the … Continue reading

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Artist Martha Meade Will Teach a Free Painting Class

Artist Martha Meade taught a painting class in January, and it was pronounced a great success by all who attended. There has been demand for another class and now a new free painting class has been scheduled from 2 to … Continue reading

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Pancake Breakfast/PPBA Opening Day Tradition Continues

By CHAZ PLAGER When it comes to one of the happiest days in the Palisades, residents know that the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association Opening Day and Pancake Breakfast is second only to Fourth of July. Parents and children alike gather … Continue reading

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Spring into Action with Kate Burke and Plyojam

  By:  ALISON BURMEISTER Winter is officially over. Time to get a little spring in your step. One sure way to get a jump start on a fitness routine this season, is by attending Kate Burke’s PlyoJam classes. Taught every … Continue reading

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Pianist Inna Faliks Will be Featured on March 24

Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks will join St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s, under the director of Dwayne S. Milburn, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Called the “high priestess of piano” by Chicago PBS Station WTTW, Faliks has … Continue reading

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“Matilda the Musical” Opens with Joy, Energy and Talent

If a resident wants a phenomenal opportunity to see a Broadway-quality musical, with a 14-piece orchestra, amazing voices and delightful choreography (for $16) head over to Palisades High School. Then, settle in at Mercer Hall and be prepared to be … Continue reading

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Self-Cleaning Bathrooms Being Analyzed

The L.A. City Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners holds public meetings twice a month. The meeting is held at different parks in the city, and is also carried on Zoom, which allows residents the opportunity to participate. The five … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Residents Donate Beds for Shelter Animals

  Pacific Palisades resident Nancy Jackson started a drive for animal shelter donations at the end of January. “It is hard for the animals in shelters and especially when it’s cold,” she said. “I decided to run the drive the … Continue reading

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Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis celebrates and celebrates her Oscar Win

By BERNICE FOX Days after winning her first Academy Award, Jamie Lee Curtis finally has let her new Oscar rest. Understandably proud, she’d been taking it everywhere, including lunch with girlfriends and a photo shoot for the L.A. Times at … Continue reading

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