Category Archives: businesses/stores

CTN: Fact or B.S.: Rose Avenue is Affordable Housing

Myth Busters B.S. #2 – Rose Avenue One of my son’s favorite television shows growing up was Mythbusters. Each episode focused on popular beliefs, Internet rumors or other myths. The cast would examine each myth and then either confirm or … Continue reading

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Naming “THAT” Area North of Sunset Is a Problem

Anyone who has ever argued with a spouse about what to name a child—or even a pet — knows there is no easy compromise. That’s why when my daughter was named Shelby, it wasn’t clear how that happened because my husband … Continue reading

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Business History: Vince Mangio Operated Three Barber Shops in the Palisades 

Rosanne Mangio contacted Circling the News and complained that her late father Vince Mangio, a successful businessman in Pacific Palisades for 34 years, had been omitted from the Centennial publication, produced by the Historical Society. Editor Bill Bruns said it wasn’t an oversight, but … Continue reading

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Free Yogurt for Graduating Seniors

Amalfi Estates Founder and philanthropist Anthony Marguleas is not only honoring graduating high school and college seniors, but he is also helping a local business. On June 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., Marguleas will pay for a free yogurt from … Continue reading

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After 19 Years, Bay Club on Sunset at PCH Will Close May 31

The Bay Club, which took over from Spectrum Athletic Club in 2003, will close its doors on May 31. Members received a letter from senior executive VP of operations Morell Marean on April 21, stating that “In the coming months … Continue reading

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Real Deal Says Caruso Working Towards Upscale Shift with Palisades Mall

Caruso is reworking its tenant profile at Palisades Village to attract higher end brands, according to a April 22 Real Deal story. Many residents may remember a December 2018 Hollywood Reporter story (“Rick Caruso’s New Pacific Palisades Mall Already Breaking … Continue reading

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Community Council Reassigns Environmental Group to Civic 

We all know about gender reassignment, but the Pacific Palisades Community Council has now introduced a new concept: organizational reassignment. Members voted to reassign the new environmental organization, Resilient Palisades (RP), as a civic organization at a meeting on April … Continue reading

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Kyrgyszstan Natives Open “Pancake” Eatery on Via

While we waited in line at a local supermarket, a resident asked me, “Have you done a story about the place on Via de la Paz? They have the best blinis.” I told her no, but promised that Circling the … Continue reading

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Loomey’s Toy Boutique, on Via, Offers Toys, Candy and Dippin’ Dots

Occupying the former Sew Chateau space at 833 Via de la Paz, Loomey’s Toy Boutique opened on March 26. Owner Amanda Rastegar, who has lived in Pacific Palisades since 2009, wanted to open a “mom-and-pop” store where “I could have a … Continue reading

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Fear Grips Palisades over Rumored Store Closure

Pacific Palisades residents have been reading about numerous business closures these past few months. First it was the Sew Chateau, which closed last month, and then Amazon bookstore, which closed on March 19. The Puzzle Zoo was told its lease … Continue reading

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