Category Archives: Arts

CTN Welcomes Alan Eisenstock’s Weekly 20-Song Playlists for These Pandemic Times

By BILL BRUNS Circling the News Adviser When Palisadian Alan Eisenstock is not researching and writing one of his nonfiction books (18 thus far!), he pursues what he calls “a crazy labor of love side project” that he started in … Continue reading

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Emmy Nominations Announced: Palisades Residents Named

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News When it comes to Emmy nominations that are connected to Pacific Palisades, “Schitt’s Creek”… isn’t. To put it another way, this year “Schitt’s Creek” has the most Emmy nominations of any Palisades-connected … Continue reading

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Sasha Schoettler Called “Hero of the Week” by KNX 1070

Palisades resident Sasha Schoettler was selected the “hero of the week” by KNX 1070 on July 16 for her efforts in organizing informal neighborhood concerts that helped neighbors cope with Covid-19 isolation. Donations also benefitted a local grief center. “During … Continue reading

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Public LIbrary Activities and Tips for Kids

Activities for toddler and early elementary: Hen Wen & Friends will be available on Instagram @lapubliclibrary at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Geared for pre-K through third grade, this musical and puppet show asks questions about how to best live … Continue reading

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Michelle Villemaire ‘Yarn Bombs’ the Village Green with a Fourth of July Theme

After months of Covid-19 mandates and restrictions, along with the shutdown of schools and businesses, Palisadians are looking for normalcy as places slowly reopen. One interesting return to normal is a treat: the annual “yarn bombing” in Pacific Palisades, which has … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Thoughts about the Steadfast Statue

It took 30 years and a Covid-19 pandemic with stay-at-home orders for me to finish a needlepoint. About two decades ago, I threw it in the trash unfinished but unbeknownst to me, my husband dragged it out. Not only that, … Continue reading

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Googie Architecture Captured the Spirit of the ‘50s

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Photos: Steve Loeper Googie, the futuristic commercial architecture seen on everything from coffee shops to gas stations across mid-century Los Angeles, perfectly captured the city as it evolved into a car-oriented, decentralized metropolis. … Continue reading

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Learn How to Make Photos Look Professional with a July Course Taught by Rick Steil

Almost everyone is snapping photos on their iPhones and posting them on social media sites, but most are not really good. This summer, residents and (nonresidents) will have a chance to learn from a professional how to take and produce … Continue reading

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Gyms, Fitness Centers and Dance Studios, Including Westside Ballet, Fight for Survival Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

  Yvonne Mounsey founded Westside School of Ballet in 1967 and trained dancers of all ages until her passing in 2012. A former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced the lead in numerous ballets for George Balachine. … Continue reading

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Julie Starr Dresner Temporarily Shifts from Designing Jewelry to Sewing Masks

  Julie Starr Dresner, who has her own jewelry design business, went back to her costuming roots and sewed 20 masks that were donated to the nurses at Children’s Hospital L.A. She is a member of the Costume Designers Guild, … Continue reading

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