Author Archives: Sue

No Community Support at Hearing for Proposed 5-Story Building on Jack-in-the Box Site

At a July 6 City Planning hearing about the mixed-use, commercial/residential building proposed for the old Jack-in-the-Box site on west Sunset, various residents and community organizations spoke out in opposition. Project opponents included the Palisades Design Review Board, the Pacific … Continue reading

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Mely Parmelee Says Goodbye at Special Moments, After 42 Years as Owner

Mely Parmelee will close Special Moments, at 873 Via de la Paz, on July 31, after owning the clothing store there since 1988. Mely moved to Pacific Palisades from Italy, with her husband Tim, in 1978. She initially opened a shop … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Fathers and Men Matter

My father, George Sazama, taught me about competing. He taught me that I should try for goals that many might think would be unattainable. My dad, who loved sports and was a good athlete, had five daughters and a son. … Continue reading

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Fire Hazard Exists below Temescal Canyon Continuation School

The property immediately below the Palisades High School Continuation School, Temescal Academy, is the property of LAUSD. The land further south belongs to L.A. Rec and Parks. Last week, Circling the News received word that Avalon Landscape had been hired … Continue reading

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Brian Cruz Sentenced to Life in State Prison

According to the City News Service, Brian Thomas Cruz, now 50, who went on a one-day crime spree in Pacific Palisades on August 11, 2014, has now been sentenced to 141 years to life in state prison. Many residents may … Continue reading

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LAPD Appreciation Rally Will Be Held July 11

A pro-LAPD Rally will be held from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, July 11, at LAPD Headquarters DTLA, 100 W. 1st Street (90012). An LAPD officer sent the following message to “the good Citizens out there” in Los Angeles: “We … Continue reading

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Proposed Retaining Wall for Eldercare Facility Called the “Great Highlands Wall”

During the last weeks of June, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety okayed the building, grading and excavation, shoring and wall permits for the controversial Palisades Highlands eldercare facility. On June 25, the wall, which was originally listed … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Community Council Entertains Officer Nominations by July 9

The Pacific Palisades Community Council, which represents itself to government entities as the voice of Pacific Palisades, has nominated a slate of candidates for the upcoming annual election. The PPCC is not a typical Neighborhood Council, which means residents will … Continue reading

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Former Pepperdine Golfer Sahith Theegala Joins the Pros

(Editor’s note: I covered the Genesis Open in 2017 and was so impressed by the collegiate champ, Sahith Theegala, that I wrote a story about the Pepperdine sophomore. There was something about his quiet confidence and focus that made me … Continue reading

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Earn a Ham Radio License through a July 19 Class

If electricity goes out for any period of time because of an earthquake or fires, authorities have often warned that the one way that isolated communities will be able to communicate is through ham radio. The Ronald Reagan American Legion … Continue reading

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