Category Archives: Community

Veteran Community Activist Barbara Kohn Leads the Palisades Historical Society

Barbara Kohn, who moved to Pacific Palisades in 1965, became president of the Pacific Palisades Historical Society on July 1, succeeding the long-serving Eric Dugdale. Kohn said she looks forward to overseeing the town’s 100th birthday celebration next January 14-15 and the … Continue reading

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The Draycott Hosts a Special Dinner/Wine Tasting on Tuesday

  To kick off a new ongoing wine dinner series, The Draycott at Palisades Village will host a special dinner and wine tasting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3 with Peter Stolpman, owner of the Stolpman Vineyards. The cost is … Continue reading

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Palisades-Malibu YMCA Update: Volunteers, Hours and Employment

Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley told Circling the News that 10 volunteers showed up on Thursday to help prepare and hand out groceries to 50 recipients at 821 Via de la Paz. “The amount of gratitude from the participants … Continue reading

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Tara Lipinski – Another Palisadian at the Olympics

Another Palisades resident will be at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but instead of competing, she was hired by NBC to help broadcast the games. Retired figure skater Tara Lipinski and her good friend Johnny Weir, also a retired figure skater, … Continue reading

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Beaches and Parks 4 All Group Opposes City Council Intentions; Releases Survey Results

Beaches and Parks 4 All is an alliance of citizens from Council District 11 who are fighting for continued access to beaches and parks for children and families. A virtual meeting was held on July 19 and statistics were released … Continue reading

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Former Highlands Resident Johnny Hooper Will Play for USA Water Polo Team in Tokyo

  When the Daily News profiled the U.S. Water Polo Team on July 3, the writer noted that Jesse Smith will lead the way “in his record-tying fifth Olympics.” In addition to Smith, a 38-year-old Pepperdine alumnus, four other players are … Continue reading

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What the Heck Are Those White Things?

  A reader sent a photo of white plastic bollards that have recently been installed at several street corners in Pacific Palisades and wondered if this is to keep seniors and careless drivers from hitting the curb when they turn … Continue reading

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LA City Clerk Approves Draft of Petition to Recall Councilman Mike Bonin

(Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Venice Current on July 13, and is reprinted with permission.) A petition for the recall of Councilmember Mike Bonin is approved for circulation, the Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk announced … Continue reading

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State Will Fund Potrero/PCH Pedestrian Bridge, Offering Pedestrian Access to the Beach 

State Senator Ben Allen confirmed at the July 8 Community Council meeting that the state will budget $11 million to build a pedestrian bridge over PCH that connects Will Rogers State Beach with the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon. … Continue reading

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Palisades Branch Library Repairs Are Finally Underway 

Repairs have begun at the Palisades Branch Library, which was damaged by an October 2020 electrical fire. L.A. Public Library Public Relations Director Peter Persic wrote in a July 11 email to Circling the News: “Construction has begun, and crews … Continue reading

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