Category Archives: Community

Chautauqua/PC Intersection Comes Under Close Scrutiny–At Long Last

Representatives from Caltrans and the L.A. Department of Transportation hear more complaints about traffic flow at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway, Chautauqua and W. Channel Road than any other intersection in the area. The major problem involves motorists who drive … Continue reading

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Voting in the Local/National Election

VOTE IN PERSON: L.A. County has only one voting center in Pacific Palisades: the small gym at the Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Dr. It will open this Friday and remain open through Election Day. Daily hours are 10 … Continue reading

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LAPD Beach Detail in Jeopardy: Letter Sent to Mayor, Councilman

Charred Material Found in Three Abandoned Homeless Camps Circling the News received the following report this morning, October 27, from the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness: “We accompanied our beach detail this morning and found three abandoned camps in … Continue reading

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Vandals Damage Pumpkins at YMCA  Pumpkin Patch

When Palisades-Malibu YMCA employee Oscar Rodriquez opened the Y’s Pumpkin Patch on Sunday morning, he discovered that about 20 large pumpkins had been broken open and empty Coors beer cans were scattered about. “Whoever it was may have been playing … Continue reading

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Swimming at the Palisades High Pool Is Positively Civil, But Lane Reservations Are Required

Back in mid-March, when I was swimming at least twice a week at the Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center through my YMCA membership, I was dismayed (along with all my fellow lap swimmers) when the pool was closed in response to … Continue reading

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Friends of the Palisades Library Honor Winners in the Annual Summer Writing Contest

Brentwood High School student Alana Kamins, who took third place with her story “Eyes,” told the Friends of the Palisades Library: “Thank you for having this event. Especially with all the negativity right now, it’s nice to have a positive … Continue reading

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PCH Task Force Addresses Potrero Canyon Park, RV Parking and Street Racing

The Pacific Coast Highway Task Force held its quarterly meeting Wednesday on Zoom, with State Senators Ben Allen and Henry Stern and Assemblyman Richard Bloom in attendance. “It is important to cut across jurisdictional issues on PCH regarding accidents, evacuation … Continue reading

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Voting Box Damaged outside Baldwin Park Library

The Los Angels Country Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan and L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis acknowledged that on October 18, a Vote by Mail Box Drop Box located outside the Baldwin Park Library on Baldwin Park Boulevard was damaged by fire. … Continue reading

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Election 2020: Voting Concerns and Updates

1. A Ballot Is Addressed to an Adult Child No Longer Living at Home On Sunday morning in the village, Circling the News ran into long-time resident Sam Lagana, a 2012 Sparkplug Award winner and Associate Vice Chancellor at Pepperdine … Continue reading

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Webinar Will Feature Palisades Author Robert Rosenstone, Exploring the Legacy of John Reed

Pacific Palisades author Robert A. Rosenstone and Kenneth Z. Chutchian will explore the life and legacy of John Reed at 6 p.m., on Saturday, October 17, in a Zoom webinar. The webinar will be moderated by The Narrative Group’s Scott … Continue reading

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