Category Archives: businesses/stores

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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City Renews Palisades Business Improvement District Contract for 10 Years 

The Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District board met this morning, July 22, and learned that the BID’s contract has been approved by the City for another 10 years, starting January 2021. The BID was first approved in 2015, when 51 percent … Continue reading

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Palisades PRIDE Promotes the Town’s Charm and Takes on Various Beautification Efforts

How do residents take care of rusting garbage cans and failing bus benches in commercial areas of Pacific Palisades? That is an easy fix, just call the City and they will be happy to replace them because your tax dollars … Continue reading

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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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