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Palisades YMCA Will Reopen Monday; a Good Friday Service Will Feature Father Boyle and Mayor Garcetti

The Palisades-Malibu YMCA will reopen for customers on Monday, April 5. The offerings will include the fitness equipment at the gym, group classes at Simon Meadow and possible lap-swimming time at PaliHi’s aquatic center. Initially, the hours at the facility on … Continue reading

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Did You Score 100 Percent?

On March 25, Circling the News offered readers a quiz about the L.A. Department of Water and Power to see if they could understand why some of their bills have risen astronomically since 2013. There was a class action lawsuit … Continue reading

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Marilyn Crawford Organized Unique Party Favors: Try Joan Graves Chocolate Cake

Marilyn Crawford who started working with Arnie Wishnick at the Palisades Chamber of Commerce in December 1999, was responsible for helping to organize the annual Chamber installation dinners. One year she sought recipes from celebs and other dignitaries. She told … Continue reading

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Trunk Line Ruptures Sending Thousands of Gallons of Water down Sunset

A trunk/main water line ruptured in the 16100 block of Sunset Boulevard (at Muskingum) at 7:43 p.m. on Sunday evening. Water flowing downhill like river rapids made it dangerous for pedestrians and motorists. LAFD responded and all lanes of Sunset … Continue reading

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House at Marquez and Ida Continues to Generate Controversy

The oversized house at 16769 Marquez Ave. (corner of Ida), which appears to be four stories high while violating setback requirements, continues to generate controversy. One neighbor has described the house as “Westminster Abbey in the middle of a coastal neighborhood.” … Continue reading

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CTN Wonders, “When Will L.A.’s Public Libraries Reopen?”

We contacted Peter Persic, director of public relations and marketing for the Los Angeles Public Library, on March 20 (with a copy to Durrah Wagner, Councilman Mike Bonin’s field deputy). Persic was asked, “When will public libraries reopen? Many of … Continue reading

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Legion’s Ham Radio Club Seeks Members

The Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 Amateur Radio Club (aka Ham Radio Club) is open to all Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary members. The Ham Radio Club, which has the license (KI6IRL), has recently updated its HF, … Continue reading

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Can We Celebrate a Pacific Palisades Dog Park One Day?

By LOLA COFFEY Special to Circling the News Almost 3,500 residents signed a petition that they would like an off-leash dog park here in Pacific Palisades. Before the 2017 City Council election, incumbent Mike Bonin supported a park, promising everyone who … Continue reading

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Fire Station 69 Property Beautified with Help from Palisades Girl Scouts

  In the midst of a nasty political climate and people disrespecting neighbors, one of the happiest contrasts to that environment occurred Sunday morning at Fire Station 69 (Sunset at Carey). Girl Scout Troop 7825 and Station 69 Firefighters teamed … Continue reading

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Safe Passage Not Guaranteed: Tunnels Under PCH Are Filled with Sand

The winds were fierce this past week, blowing sand into the tunnels at Will Rogers State Beach and making it difficult to walk under the highway at Santa Monica Canyon. There are two pedestrian tunnels, built circa 1940, that ensure … Continue reading

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