Category Archives: Community

Palisades Recreation Center Office Undergoes a $72,000 Renovation–At Long Last 

On May 21, the L.A. Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners approved a $72,000 construction project at the Palisades Recreation Center that will renovate the floors and ceilings and replace office windows in the 1958 building. The long-waited construction at … Continue reading

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After a Stroke, Dana Rivera Had to Relearn to Walk; She Now Leads Recovery Groups

It was scary. Parents were huddled together at a baseball field in Santa Monica in June 2009, worried about Dana Rivera, who was in the hospital following a stroke. Her son Nicky was playing, but no one was sure about … Continue reading

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Zoom: New Ways to Share Life’s Happenings

Although life has been put on hold for large gatherings, clever people are still figuring out ways to hold celebrations. A bachelorette party and a Rotary Club fundraiser were both held virtually. THE BACHELORETTE PARTY My daughter, Shelby Pascoe, was … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Covid-19 Update, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Homeless and Mask Shaming

L.A. COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE On May 15, NBC reported that “More Than Half of All Coronvirus Deaths in L.A. County Are Mostly at Nursing Homes.” Then on May 18, the county announced that of the 1,839 total deaths in L.A. County, 955 … Continue reading

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All-Way Stop Signs Denied at El Medio and Erskine

Residents who live off El Medio and Erskine had asked the City if a four-way stop sign could be installed at that intersection. Pacific Palisade Community Council Area 4 Representative Rick Mills received the following letter from the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Neighbors Are Angry and Frustrated over Confusing Residential Building Regulations. What Can Be Done?

One resident wrote to Circling the News and said, “During this ‘stay-at-home time’ I’d love to open my doors and let the fresh air come in, save on air conditioning and lighting. But I can’t from 8 a.m. until 5 … Continue reading

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Civic League to Review Residential Construction Plans Via ZOOM on May 26

The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet electronically, via ZOOM, on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. because of the current stay-at-home, social distancing edicts. (The meetings are generally held the fourth Monday of each month, but because of Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Palisades Rotarians Donate $1,000 for YMCA’s Shower Kit Drive

Many of the YMCAs in Los Angeles have opened their locker rooms/showers to the homeless during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some, like the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, do not have these facilities but are helping to raise money to purchase supplies for a … Continue reading

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Realtor Marguleas Provides Novel Fun during Covid-19 Shutdown

Anthony Marguleas, the founder/owner of Amalfi Estates, has found entertaining ways to give back to the community during the Covid-19 stay-at-home mandates. He began by helping people celebrate birthdays. Since parties and large celebrations are nixed, Marguleas and his family … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Residents Sharply Divided about Wearing Masks 

In social media posts by Pacific Palisades residents, the most common source of negative comments and general disagreement has been regarding the wearing of masks. For example, some people in town wear a mask only to cover their mouth, while others … Continue reading

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