Category Archives: Community

VIEWPOINT: The Real Results of Mike Bonin’s “Reimagining Public Safety” Survey

By: ALLAN PARSONS Los Angeles District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin recently wrote an Argonaut opinion piece (“Reimagining Public Safety”) in which he presented results of data collected from a June survey of his CD11 constituents. The survey attempted to crowd-source … Continue reading

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Honoring the 2020 Parade Marshals: The Firemen at Stations 23 and 69

“Celebrating a Different Kind of 4th” was the theme for this year’s Fourth of July in Pacific Palisades. The day traditionally begins with the    Will Rogers 5/10K races, followed by a VIP luncheon, the parade and the evening concert … Continue reading

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Kids Bored? The L.A. Library Offers Activity Suggestions: 

The reading challenge is still underway through August 31. Visit: lapl.org/summer. CLOUD CHALLENGE: Ms. Anna-Marie from the Robertson Branch will teach children the different types of clouds and their names at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 3, on Zoom. This activity … Continue reading

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City Finally Renovates and Upgrades the Main Office at the Palisades Recreation Center  

It only took 13 years, but Palisades Recreation Center Director Erich Haas finally prevailed. Built in 1958, the Rec Center office was finally renovated in May, June and July—just in time for Haas, who is nearing retirement, to celebrate his final … Continue reading

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Unhappy with the Community Council? Then Run for a Position and Get Involved

Every two years, residents can run for a seat on the Pacific Palisades Community Council as an Area representative. If you are displeased with the way the Pacific Palisades Community Council has represented you or if you have fresh ideas that … Continue reading

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Bill Bruns Discusses Importance of the Business Block Building

(Editor’s note: My story about last week’s Design Review Board meeting (“TOPA Presents Plan to ‘Refresh’ the Historic Business Block Building in Town’s Center”) generated dozens of responses on Nextdoor Palisades as residents passionately defended the prominent “Pink Building” in … Continue reading

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CRIME: Romanos Found Guilty: Citizen App Reports Armed Robbery at Ralphs

Romanos Found Guilty of Fraud and Elder Abuse, Told to Vacate Attorney Paul Morantz told Circling the News that in the case of Thomas Hunter vs. Bradford Romano, the Court of Appeals judge ordered on July 24 that the Romanos … Continue reading

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Replacing Washers/Dryers at Casa Gateway HOA Causes a Furor

Circling the News received several emails from residents at Casa Gateway, a moderate-income senior and family condominium complex, located on the west side of Palisades Drive at Sunset Boulevard. One email asked, “Is it possible to have a reporter and … Continue reading

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City Renews Palisades Business Improvement District Contract for 10 Years 

The Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District board met this morning, July 22, and learned that the BID’s contract has been approved by the City for another 10 years, starting January 2021. The BID was first approved in 2015, when 51 percent … Continue reading

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Palisades PRIDE Promotes the Town’s Charm and Takes on Various Beautification Efforts

How do residents take care of rusting garbage cans and failing bus benches in commercial areas of Pacific Palisades? That is an easy fix, just call the City and they will be happy to replace them because your tax dollars … Continue reading

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