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What Are You Doing to Celebrate Earth Day?

Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day on April 22. The day marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. This movement led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean … Continue reading

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In-Person Improv Class Outdoors on Mondays for 4th through 8th Graders

Theatre Palisades Youth is hosting an in-person, outdoor improvisation class on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at a location in Pacific Palisades. This class has been organized with the purpose of bringing support to and healing for Nate Steinsapir, … Continue reading

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PAPA’S Fourth of July Plans Are Underway

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter from Matt Rodman, the Palisades Americanism Parade Association President.) Dear Fellow Palisadians, On behalf of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) board, I’m excited to announce that we’re planning for a … Continue reading

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Homeless Man Doing Meth in Tunnel, then Unresponsive

When Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness volunteers traveled through the Roosevelt Tunnel, one of only two underpasses that connect Pacific Palisades with Will Rogers State Beach, they found a homeless man smoking methamphetamine. They told him he couldn’t smoke … Continue reading

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Free Tomato and Pumpkin Plants for Kids and Adults Alike 

  TOMATOES AT THE VILLAGE GREEN: Village Green Board President Marge Gold said that on Sunday, April 25, organic tomato plants will be given away free, starting at 10 a.m. on the Green (Sunset at Swarthmore). “These plants, grown from … Continue reading

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PaliHi to Resume In-Person Instruction in August

At a two-hour town hall Zoom meeting on April 7, Palisades High  Executive Director Pamela Magee announced that in-person instruction is being planned when school resumes in August. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Officer Redican Offers His Perspective on Homeless at the Beach

(Editor’s note: LAPD Officer John “Rusty” Redican has worked with the Pacific Palisades Beach Patrol, the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness and with various homeless individuials since 2016. He shared the following thoughts about Councilman Mike Bonin’s motion to … Continue reading

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Jim Hahn’s Experience Inspires Areté Preparatory Academy in West L.A.  

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to CTN As a young man, Jim Hahn, 54, became both a Fulbright scholar and a member of a group of “ne’er-do-wells” on the island of Yap in Micronesia. An anthropologist, Hahn attempted to “blend in … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Virtual Memorial on April 17 for Jan Ostendorf, 68; Businesswoman, Volunteer, Mom

With heavy hearts, the family announces Jan Rutkin Ostendorf’s passing on February 11, 2021. Jan was born August 12, 1952 to Ruth and Todd Rutkin, and grew up in North Hollywood. After graduating from North Hollywood High School, she attended … Continue reading

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Home Builder on Via Is Caught Trying to “Game the System,” City Responds

On March 22, a Circling the News reader sent photos and a note regarding a house under construction at 430 Via de la Paz: “The builder is apparently trying to game the City/Community by building up a flat pad by about … Continue reading

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