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Obituary: Rev. Alvin Gray Busby, 89, Father of CTN Writer

 (Editor’s note: Many Pacific Palisades residents know Laurel Busby from her frequent stories while working for the Palisadian-Post under editor Bill Bruns, and in recent years for the Palisades News and Circling the News. We join Laurel in mourning the … Continue reading

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Goats Fail at Social Distancing

Thanks to Donna Fol for sending this video to Circling the News. The goats “ate” performed brush clearance on the El Medio bluffs from about Sunday through Thursday.

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Groza and PaliSkates: Two Ways to Help with Home Schooling

Groza Recommends Activities: Groza Learning Center in the 881 Alma Real building sent an email with a list of activities to cure home schooling boredom. One was baking. The easiest way to teach kids fractions, which then leads to learning … Continue reading

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Taj Palace Called “One of the Best Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles”

When I was refereeing at an AYSO soccer tournament for my son’s all-star team about 10 years ago, another mom on the team, a professor at L.A. City College, also refereed. Between games we would talk about various topics and … Continue reading

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Palisades Rotary Donates $1,800 to Help Task Force on Homelessness; More Donations Are Sought

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) is reaching out to local organizations and individuals for aid that will go to the homeless during this coronavirus crisis. The Rotarians voted via email on March 28 to give $1,800 which … Continue reading

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We Don’t Stop Everything for Flu, Why for Covid-19? Some Sobering Information about Coronavirus

(Editor’s note:  Dr. Ben LaBrot, who is the founder and CEO of Floating Doctors, a professor in the Keck School of Medicine Dept. of Global Medicine at USC and a Pacific Palisades Optimist sent the article to his fellows Optimists on … Continue reading

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Palisadian Builds Website to Help Local Small Business Owners Find Financial Options to Stay Afloat

When Palisadian Nina Madok spoke to several local business owners who are struggling during the coronavirus shutdown, and then read about Toppings Yogurt and its dire financial situation on Via de la Paz, she asked herself, “What can I do to … Continue reading

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CTN Tries to Gather Information at Three City Recreation Centers; Escorted Out of One Gym by the LAPD

I gave myself a simple reporting task. The media and residents have been told that sheltering the homeless in about a dozen City of L.A. recreation centers has been a success and the program most likely will be expanded to … Continue reading

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Good Friends in New York City Report on Their Bouts with the Coronavirus

(Editor’s note: Given the surge of coronavirus cases in New York, I emailed my friends who live there and asked how they were doing. They responded yesterday, March 31.)  “I took my wife to the hospital a while back, she … Continue reading

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Cathay Palisades (Since 1989) Provides Delicious, Authentic Chinese Food on Antioch

(Editor’s note: It’s good that I’m not a restaurant critic. While writing about our local restaurants lately, and describing their menu items, I find that I’m constantly hungry, even if I’ve just eaten.)  One evening on Christmas Day, my family … Continue reading

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