Category Archives: Community

Praise for the Lutherans’ Inaugural October Charity Run

(Circling the News received the following letter on October 17.) I ran in the inaugural Octoberfest 5K race yesterday in the Palisades. I met Pastor Mike Lee, who was just back from running the Boston Marathon. He’s a lovely guy … Continue reading

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Fire Station 69 Captain Tommy Kitahata Receives Firefighter of the Year Award

Of the more than 3,400 firefighters in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades Fire Station 69 Captain II Tommy Kitahata was named the 2020 Firefighter of the Year. Selected by the Los Angeles City Firefighters Association, he received the award at the … Continue reading

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Bay Theater Will Reopen through Netflix

The Bay Theater on Swarthmore will open this Friday, October 22, with Jeymes Samuel’s new Western “The Harder They Fall,” which Netflix is distributing. Netflix will also offer free screenings of two of its animated family films, “Vivo” and “The … Continue reading

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Discovering a Novel that Helped Define My Love of Books

    By BOB VICKREY Special to Circling the News   Avid readers share a major character flaw in the way we romanticize the world of books. We’re almost like evangelicals who have just discovered religion and feel compelled to … Continue reading

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Naidu Permaul Steps Up as Optimist Club President

This month longtime member Naidu Permaul will once again serve as president of the Palisades Optimist Club, where the motto is “Friend of Youth” and its goal is “Bring out the Best in Kids.” Born in Aruba, Permaul grew up … Continue reading

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Claire’s Closet Continues to Accept Clothing and Hygiene Items at the Methodist Church

Claire’s Closet at the Palisades Methodist Church needs restocking with supplies for local people experiencing homelessness. A supply drive to support the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading

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Honorary Mayor Eugene Levy Will Dine with a Raffle Winner, Benefitting Rotary and the YMCA

When Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayor Eugene Levy was asked to dine for charity, the acclaimed actor was all in – provided the company and food were good. The Palisades Rotary Club, which is sponsoring the fundraising event, is vouching for … Continue reading

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A Wish Fulfilled: Ernie Marquez’s New Book Documents the History of Rancho de Santa Monica

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor While most of us lesser lights lack the celebrity status needed to earn Henry Louis Gates’ search for ancestral stories in the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” there is one local family that … Continue reading

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The “Great” YMCA Pumpkin Patch Opens

The annual Palisades-Malibu YMCA pumpkin patch will open tomorrow, October 1, and run through October 30. All proceeds benefit the local Y, a nonprofit organization. As always, there will be a wide selection of pumpkins to choose from at Simon Meadow, corner of Sunset … Continue reading

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First Annual Octoberfest 5K Charity Run/Walk

Residents have been waiting to get back on the 5K run/walk circuit – especially after the Will Rogers 5/10 K has been cancelled two years in a row. Now, the Palisades Lutheran Church is hosting its first annual Octoberfest 5K … Continue reading

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