Category Archives: businesses/stores

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

  Many people, like my husband of 30 years, stress over Valentine’s Day. Here are a couple of easy suggestions for a gift for Monday, February 14. PAJAMAS AND SLEEPWEAR: Belleza owner Olivia Ciania, has “super sexy nightgowns,” in her … Continue reading

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Palisadian Matt McGeagh Is Co-Founder of ALAO Invest

Matt McGeagh and his partner Peter Sweeney have started a new business, ALAO Invest, that helps connect new business owners with social media “influencers.” Basically, Act Like an Owner (ALAO) is an investing platform that works to allow anyone and … Continue reading

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St. Matthew’s Thrift Store Benefits the Economically Challenged

American Legion Post 283 Auxiliary Secretary Gina Jakel has also been a long-time volunteer at the St. Matthew’s Thrift Store, located at 2812 Main St. in Santa Monica. Jakel volunteers every Wednesday, generally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when … Continue reading

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Local Business Served with ADA Complaint by Chronic Lawsuit Filer

At least one local business, adjacent to Caruso’s Palisades Village, was served with papers in December that claimed the business did not abide by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Brian Whitaker, a quadriplegic, maintains that at least one local … Continue reading

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Susan Carroll’s Gift Garden Antiques to Close in February, After 41 Years

Gift Garden Antiques, one of the longest surviving retail stores in Pacific Palisades, will close at the end of February. Owner Susan Carroll, who opened her business in the courtyard on Swarthmore (across from CVS) in 1981 and moved five … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Design Review Board Decision Was Not Taken Lightly

  (Resident Barbara Kohn served as the chief financial officer for No Oil, Inc. and Save the Coast Foundation, which ultimately blocked Occidental Petroleum from drilling for oil below Via de las Olas and offshore. She was a Community Council … Continue reading

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Gerry Blanck’s Dojo at 881 Alma Real Closes, After 27 Years

Classes were just spooling up again for students at Gerry Blanck’s Martial Arts Center in the 881 Alma Real building, when Blanck was told that he had to evacuate his basement space by the end of December. “The kids were … Continue reading

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Sew Chateau Store to Close on Via; Will Host a Party on Saturday

  Sew Chateau owner Shane LaLonde has announced to clients and her newsletter list that her store at 833 Via de la Paz will be closing. She is hosting a closing party this Saturday, January 8, from noon to 5 … Continue reading

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Rotarians Honor Matt Rodman as Business Person of the Year

Matt Rodman, who was named by the Rotary Club as Business Person of the Year in Pacific Palisades, received his award at a dinner at Casa Nostra on December 16. At the dinner, Rodman said, “Receiving this award as the … Continue reading

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City Overrules the Palisades Design Review Board

  Back on September 22, the Pacific Palisades Design Review Board unanimously voted to disapprove plans for The Hydration Room on Antioch at Swarthmore. But on December 14, the City’s Director of Determination at the Planning Department wrote that the department … Continue reading

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