Author Archives: Sue

Westchester Park Is Again under Siege as Transients Keep Setting Up Tents 

  A Westchester resident wrote Circling the News on August 31, “Just when we thought we could breathe a sigh of relief, we were pulled in again.” According to the resident, a Tuff Shed (small storage structure) was delivered to … Continue reading

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Jeff Ridgway’s Volunteer Work Clears the Ivy Hiding the Historical Mural on Temescal

  As reported earlier in Circling the News, the ivy that had grown down from Radcliffe residences above Temescal Canyon Road made it impossible for residents and high school students to walk along the sidewalk without getting hit in the … Continue reading

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Obit: Barbara Thomas Ackard, Mother, Grandmother, Friend

  Barbara Thomas Ackard, who was born on November 15, 1919, in Denver, Colorado, passed away on August 7. The 101-year old was surrounded by her family and caregiver in her Brentwood home. She had lived in Pacific Palisades many … Continue reading

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Legion Will Host a Family-Friendly Celebration at Veterans Gardens This Sunday

  The Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 donated more than $400,000 towards improving the upper picnic area at the Palisades Recreation Center with landscaping, new tables and three bocce courts. To celebrate this family-friendly space, named Veterans Gardens, a … Continue reading

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Community Cleanup Set for September 25 to Prevent Trash from Entering the Ocean

  The first Pacific Palisades community-wide trash and litter pick up will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. When Circling the News joined a homeless encampment cleanup in the bluffs along Pacific Coast Highway … Continue reading

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Book Launch Set for Ernest Marquez’s History of Rancho Boca de Santa Monica

Life-long resident Ernest Marquez, 97, will celebrate the publication of his latest book, “Rancho Boca de Santa Monica: The 1839 California Land Grant – A History,” on Saturday, September 25. A launch party will be held from 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Help Neighboring Police by Playing Poker

Palisades resident and former Santa Monica Police Sergeant Steve Heineman tipped Circling the News that the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) is sponsoring a poker tournament for adults (21 and older).  The event starts at 5 p.m. this Saturday … Continue reading

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Documents Reveal Further Duplicity by City and County Officials Regarding Will Rogers Beach Plan

Community Council Secretary Chris Spitz received damning emails about actions taken by City and County officials as they sought to use several beaches and parks to house the homeless. Spitz had requested information through the California Records Request process, especially regarding … Continue reading

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Sew Chateau on Via Offers Two-hour Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

  Later this month and in October, the Sew Chateau at 833 Via de la Paz will offer two-hour classes for kids, teens and adults. All fabric and supplies are included for every class ($65 per class). Adult classes will … Continue reading

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“LIZASTRATA” AT THE GETTY VILLA: Humorous and Relevant, Centuries Later 

  By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Willkommen back! Leave your troubles here! No Covid here, life is beautiful, exhorts the Master of Ceremonies, a la “Cabaret,” on the opening night of the Getty Villa’s outdoor theater. The audience … Continue reading

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