Category Archives: businesses/stores

Children and Adults Can Take Sewing Lessons at LaLonde’s Shop on Via de la Paz

The Sew Chateau moved from 855 to 833 Via de la Paz in 2018. Owner Shane LaLonde had initially rented office space on the street in 2015 to start a children’s accessory clothing line. The space had room for designing and … Continue reading

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Steven Rottman, an Expert at Detecting Computer Fraud, Offers Tips to Optimist Club Members

When Steven Rottman of Roving Technology was asked to speak to the Optimist Club on February 2, members had so many questions that he agreed to stay after the meeting to answer them. He also gave some Wi-Fi and email … Continue reading

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DRB Holds Final Hearing for Exterior Look of the Historic Business Block Building

  Surprisingly, there was no public comment as the Palisades Design Review Board held a final review regarding the town’s historic Business Block Building on December 9. The Zoom meeting was held to discuss the proposed new awnings, lighting and … Continue reading

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John Wilson Helped Build Pacific Palisades

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to Circling the News When John Wilson was in elementary school, he helped build Pacific Palisades. His father, Robert, a prolific architect and builder, designed and constructed buildings in the Marquez Knolls and Palisades Village, including … Continue reading

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Bellezza, a New Store on Via de la Paz, Features Exquisite Lingerie

Olivia Ciani has opened a new lingerie store, Bellezza, at 857 Via de la Paz, featuring bras, panties, lounge wear, pajama sets, robes and body suits. “We have sophisticated to super sexy nightgowns,” said Ciani, 21, who clearly was destined … Continue reading

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Admiration for Historic Business Block Building Underlies a Cooperative DRB Hearing

In the second Pacific Palisades Design Review Board meeting regarding a “refresh” of the 1924 Business Block Building, located on Sunset Boulevard, admiration for the building and cooperation between Gensler (a global and design and architecture firm) and the DRB … Continue reading

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No Buffalo Puzzle, Yet. What’s with the U.S. Mail? Rep. Lieu Addresses the Problem.

At the end of July, under musings, Circling the News posted the following story: THREE-DAY EXPRESS? NOT FOR THIS PACKAGE: While in a Thermopolis, Wyoming, bookstore, I purchased a really cool 1,000-piece puzzle in the shape of a buffalo. I … Continue reading

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Standard Design Group, a One-Stop Landscaping Store, Opens on Temescal Canyon Road 

The Standard Design Group, which has a landscaping store in Studio City, has opened its second shop in Pacific Palisades at 810 Temescal Canyon Road (across from Palisades High). “We do everything,” said General Manager Aaron Alvo. “We’re a one-stop … Continue reading

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Searching for the Science Behind Hair and Salon Closures

Is the thinking behind the hair-salon closures based on scientific knowledge? More specifically, what scientific reasons remain after the beauticians and barbers added the prescribed L.A. County recommendations: everyone wear masks, take temperatures of customers before they enter the shop, query … Continue reading

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TOPA Presents Plan to ‘Refresh’ the Historic Business Block Building in Town’s Center 

The historic Business Block Building, located on Sunset and Antioch at Swarthmore, was built in 1924 when the town was just two years old, and was declared an L.A. City Historic Building in 1984. On Wednesday night this year, the building’s … Continue reading

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