Category Archives: Community

Town’s YMCA Offers Opportunities for Kids, Teens and Adults

  New YMCA Board Chair Maryam Zar wrote in the Palisades-Malibu YMCA May 14 newsletter: “This Y has a long history of great contributions from committed community members and I expect the years ahead to build on that tradition. I … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Candidate Endorsements Conflicted

(Editor’s note: this May 17 story “Behind the Post: Is L.A.’s Paper of Record Missing the Story,” which appeared in the Westside Current is reprinted with permission.) By ANGELA MCGREGOR There was a time when Los Angeles’ paper of record, … Continue reading

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Palisades High School Students Receive the Rotary’s Entrepreneur Award

  At the Pacific Palisade Rotary Club luncheon at Modo Mio on May 10, three young entrepreneurs were honored. Pacific Palisades High School students Maya Laaly, Aspyn Berstein and Skyler Snyder received a certificate and a cash award. Laaly received … Continue reading

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Fire Service Day Is This Saturday, May 14

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 14, kids and adults alike can sit in a fire truck and meet the firefighters at Station 69 (corner of Sunset and Carey). Captain Thomas Kitahata, who was named firefighter of … Continue reading

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Almost Half of $5M Venice Boardwalk ‘Encampment to Home’ Funding Used for Staffing, Operations

BY JAMIE PAIGE – WESTSIDE CURRENT EDITOR A draft budget of the $5 million in expenditures for the Venice Boardwalk Encampment to Home program conducted in 2021 shows that almost half of the money went to Saint Joseph’s Center (SJC) … Continue reading

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Laughter is the Secret: Emily and Jerry Mayer, Married 69 Years

By LAURA ABRUSCATO   After 69 years of marriage, Palisadians Emily and Jerry Mayer agree that lots of laughs is one of the secrets to their long happy relationship. That humor is on display in Jerry’s musical “You Haven’t Changed … Continue reading

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Woman’s Club Mini-Grants Applications Now Available

Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club President Jennifer Jones-Church announced that the club will now take applications for mini-grants for the coming year. Grants may be given for organizations that work in the areas of Arts and Recreation, Community and Charitable Organizations, … Continue reading

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Saturday Rec Center Bathroom Closures Causes Problems

A reader wrote on Saturday, April 30, around 2 p.m. “I was just at the rec center. It’s at full capacity with every field covered in little leaguers, gyms full of basketball players returning to the rec center for the … Continue reading

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L.A. County Supervisor Debate Will Be Held Tomorrow

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils will hold a candidate forum for District # 3 County Supervisor from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. Running in the June primary to replace L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl are Craig … Continue reading

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Two CD 11 Candidates excluded from WRAC Debates.

(Editor’s note: Two CD 11 Candidates, Soni Lloyd and Mat Smith are being excluded from the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Forum on April 25. They will be included in the Palisades Podcast, hosted by Maryam Zar and Steve … Continue reading

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