Category Archives: Community

Crystals Turn over Honorary Mayor Duties to Eugene Levy

Although there were rumors that Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayors Billy and Janice Crystal might not participate in a peaceful transfer of power to new Mayor Eugene Levy, the fears were unfounded. “This is the first peaceful transition of nonpower,” Billy … Continue reading

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DRB Discusses Renovation Plans for Historic Structures at Chautauqua/PCH Corner 

Plans regarding the two small buildings located at the triangular intersection between West Channel Road, Chautauqua and PCH came before the Pacific Palisades Design Review Board on January 13 on Zoom. Circling the News contacted local historian Randy Young prior … Continue reading

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Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers and Lawn Mowers: How about Making Them Go Away?

Resilient Palisades will present a free discussion about gas-powered blowers from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. Dan Mabe, landscape expert and American Green Zone Alliance founder, will host a discussion that aims to teach residents how to … Continue reading

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Hazel Tate Spearheads Sack Lunch Effort in Pacific Palisades

“Volunteering is love in motion,” Hazel Tate told Circling the News on January 22. If that is the case, Tate must have one of the biggest hearts in Pacific Palisades. When the Covid pandemic closed down Los Angeles in March, Tate … Continue reading

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Matt Damon Trades Pacific Palisades for Brooklyn Heights

One of my favorite movies last year was “Ford v. Ferrari,” co-starring Pacific Palisades resident Matt Damon. But Damon, who has been called one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, has now made it official: his home in the Riviera neighborhood … Continue reading

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Post Office Update: Sticky Post Office Boxes, Mail Thefts, Tipping Carriers  and Covid Impacts

 INVESTIGATION: In a Circling the News piece (“Post Office Deliveries Alert and a Nudge to Thank Your Postal Worker”), we noted that several people had problems with packages that were supposedly delivered to a doorstep, but the recipient never received … Continue reading

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Palisadian Tom Hanks Will Lead Biden/Harris Inaugural Evening Celebration on Wednesday

Pacific Palisades resident Tom Hanks, arguably the country’s most revered and beloved movie star, will host a 90-minute special, “Celebrating America,” on Wednesday evening, to salute the swearing in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The show … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Vaccination Update: L.A. County Experiencing Difficulty in Rollout; CTN Readers Respond

  Circling the News received information from several readers that can be summed up by a statement from L.A. County Health Department: “L.A. County will not begin vaccinating people age 65 and older until we complete vaccinations for healthcare workers and receive … Continue reading

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OPINION: Councilman Mike Bonin Complains about the LAPD

  In a September 2, 2020 L.A. Times Op-ed piece (“Los Angeles Is Going Off a Fiscal Cliff. This Is No Time to Give Pay Raises to the Police,” Councilman Mike Bonin writes that the police union is not negotiating … Continue reading

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Lisa Glantz — Dog Lover, Sparkplug Winner — Is the Innocent Victim of an Angry Neighbor’s Phone Call to the City

Lisa Glantz won a Pacific Palisades Community Council Sparkplug Award for her efforts to rescue the Holiday Ho!Ho!Ho! after it was abandoned by the Chamber of Commerce three years ago. Last month as part of the Ho!Ho!Ho! celebrations, she led an … Continue reading

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