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Water Restrictions to Go into Effect: Politicians Need to Act

“We heard of some water changes in the LA Times some weeks ago, but nothing from DWP as of yet,” a reader wrote Circling the News on May 20. “Are there some new water rules?” Starting June 1, L.A. Mayor … Continue reading

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Obit – Ray Liotta, Actor, Father and Resident

By BERNICE FOX Tributes are coming in as fans and the world of entertainment mourn the death of Ray Liotta. A longtime resident of the Palisades Highlands, Liotta died in his sleep in his hotel room in the Dominican Republic … Continue reading

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Build a Float for Fourth of July Parade: Win $1000

By entering the Fourth of July parade, local service organizations/schools/nonprofits are eligible to win $1,000 – sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.  To win, entrants must register with Pageantry Productions at PALISADES4th.COM by June 10 and then build a float … Continue reading

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Parking Restrictions Go Up on Asilomar Bluffs for Memorial Day Weekend

People who live in Pacific Palisades are blessed with the town’s proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps one of the nicest perks are the spectacular views from the bluffs and cliffs that offer a panorama … Continue reading

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Molotov Cocktails Found in Santa Monica Mountains

An alert hiker discovered eight Molotov cocktails and gasoline canister in a wooded area in the Santa Monica Mountains next to a trail on the northside of Mulholland Boulevard on May 21. That hiker should be hailed as a hero. … Continue reading

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YMCA-Optimist Track Meet Will be Held June 5

There is just too much pressure on parents. After all, Tiger Woods’ father started him playing golf when he was 3. The father of Serena and Venus Williams started them with tennis at 4 and 7, respectively. Palisades parents feel … Continue reading

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School Board Member Nick Melvoin Expresses Support for Solar at PaliHi

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to Circling the News During a student-run press conference, Palisades Charter High School students recently grilled LAUSD board member Nick Melvoin about how the district is fighting climate change. They sought to push Melvoin and the district to … Continue reading

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Joyous Celebration at Public Library

Friends of the Palisades Library hosted a “grand reopening” celebration at the library, 861 Alma Real Drive on May 21. And it was grand. The library had been closed for nearly two years – first because of the pandemic and … Continue reading

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Three Candidates Vie for LAUSD’s District 4 School Board Race

In the Los Angeles Unified School District, Nick Melvoin, the incumbent school board member for District 4, faces a challenge from two newcomers: parent Gentille Barkhordarian and teacher Tracey Schroeder. District 4 covers West L.A. and parts of the West … Continue reading

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DWP Scandal Shows City Corruption Is Deep

  Little did Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials know that when they installed a new billing system in 2013, it would lead to and expose corruption in the highest levels of city government. The story revolves in … Continue reading

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