Category Archives: businesses/stores

E-Bikes and Bike Repairs: New Shop in Town

Kruse + Company offers alternatives to sitting in heavy traffic in Pacific Palisades. “The traffic is so horrendous: E-bikes are so much more convenient,” said store co-owner Andrew Grove. “I’ve stopped using my car.” Grove and wife Tara transport their … Continue reading

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Pharmaca/Medly Will Close All Locations and Shift Prescription Accounts to Walgreens

The Pharmaca chain, which was sold to Medly in 2021, will close all of its stores and pharmacies this month. Medly, which filed for Chapter 11 in December, was subsequently purchased by Walgreens. Pharmaca not only filled prescriptions, but also hosted … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Lacks Safety for Visitors: Businesses Ask City for Help

(Editor’s warning: the photos at the end of the piece are graphic and disturbing. This editor will leave a space between the end of the story and the  photos, so readers can exit and avoid looking at them.) A sign … Continue reading

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Michael Torquato deNicola Art and Surfboards Featured at PaliSkates

An art show “Torquato Says, Love is . . .All Around at Paliskates” will feature world-renowned, L.A.-based artist Michael Torquato deNicola. The opening will be held at Paliskates, 1021 Swarthmore, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, and … Continue reading

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Palisades Bookstore on Antioch to Sponsor First Book Signing

Author Joel Pollak will speak and sign his new book “Rhoda, a Biography ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order!’” on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Collection Antiques and Books, at 15326 Antioch. When Village Books on Swarthmore … Continue reading

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Palisades Library Provides a Free Technology Expert: Local Paid Help also Available 

The Pacific Palisades Branch Library has hired Chris Miehl to help answer technology questions from patrons three days a week at the library on 861 Alma Real. His regular hours are Monday, noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, noon to 5 … Continue reading

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Street Taco Stand Divides the Palisades

If one even started to question if a popup taco stand, Shekos Tacos, on the street by Ralphs had approval from the City of Los Angeles, one was instantly called a snob and out to destroy this “affordable” dining option … Continue reading

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The Wongs Receive Rotary’s Businessperson of the Year Award

Gordon and Shirley Wong, who have owned Knolls Pharmacy for 33 years, have been selected by the Palisades Rotary Club as the Businessperson of the Year. “This is the nicest local hometown pharmacy anyone could ever want and ever expect,” … Continue reading

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Problems with Pharmaca Stem to Medly Bankruptcy

More than one reader has contacted this editor about Pharmaca, the pharmacy, which also offers natural supplements, cards and gifts that is  located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and La Cruz Drive. “I was just in Pharmaca and the … Continue reading

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The “Radium Girls” Discounted by Public Health Officials

By REECE PASCOE “Doctor, I don’t feel good.” “Don’t fret. You’re perfectly healthy.” “Doctor, I can see my bones at night.” “Don’t worry that’s a sign of health.” “Doctor, part of my jaw broke off.” “Well, it’s just your diet.” … Continue reading

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