Category Archives: businesses/stores

State Farm Neighborhood Assist® to Give $25,000 Grants

On behalf of resident Trish Bowe, a local CLU/State Farm Agent and State Farm Insurance Companies, State Farm is seeking nonprofits to apply for its grant program Neighborhood Assist. Forty nonprofits across the country, who apply and are selected, will each … Continue reading

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Mollie B’s Cookies Take This Treat to a New Level

One of this editor’s favorite desserts is a cookie. It is not a fancy dessert, but if it is made correctly, there is no more satisfying way to end a meal—not too much, but just enough. During Covid-19, Rotary President … Continue reading

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Design Review Board Favors Remodeling at 76 Station, Objects to Plans for The Shade Store

At its May 12th virtual meeting, the Pacific Palisades Design Review Board discussed plans for two buildings that residents will eventually notice. The 76 Station, at the corner of Sunset and Via de la Paz (adjacent to Gelson’s), will expand … Continue reading

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Design Review Board Meets Wednesday, Will Discuss Expansion Plans for 76 Station (Sunset at Via)  

The Pacific Palisades Design Review Board will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, May 12. The public is invited to join. Board members Donna Vaccarino, Maryam Zar, Leah Cox, Paul Darrall, Sarah Griffin and Barbara Kohn will give a … Continue reading

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Marilyn Crawford Recalls 18 Eventful Years Working with Arnie Wishnick at the Chamber

When Arnie Wishnick was executive director of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, his “sidekick” was the ever-dependable Marilyn Crawford, who worked as his assistant for 18 years, until he retired in September 2018. Crawford told Circling the News that … Continue reading

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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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