Category Archives: Community

Kalberg/Young to Assume Co-President Role for Homeless Task Force

Whenever this editor sees a homeless individual in the Village or along Temescal Canyon Park, a photo is taken and instantly sent to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH). When this homeless woman (pictured) was walking down to … Continue reading

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News and People from 2023

Saying goodbye to 2023 and watching the sun rise on 2024. JANUARY: Actor Joe Mantegna emceed the renaming of American Legion Post 283 to the Ronald Reagan Post. The large pool of water on PCH, resulting from rain was eventually … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks Offered the True Spirit of Giving

  BY BOB VICKREY When my friend Katie owned Village Books in Pacific Palisades, local resident Tom Hanks was a regular customer and visited the store often. One year during the Christmas holidays, Katie told him that the store was … Continue reading

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Gates Security Suspended Because the Word Ranger Used

Several readers sent this editor a query about Gates Security, a popular and responsive private security company that patrols Pacific Palisades. The CEO of Gates is Scott Wagenseller. The patrol license was temporarily suspended until January 15 after a court … Continue reading

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15 Years Later, a Town Clock Was Installed

It only took 15 years for the idea to become a reality. Today, at 6 a.m., December 20, a town clock was placed at the heart of the Palisades commercial business district. P.R.I.D.E.’s Sam Rubin has championed this project from … Continue reading

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Historical Society Hosts Salon at Mann House

Before World War II broke out, numerous prominent writers, artists and musical composers escaped from fascism and Nazi Germany. A number of them moved to Los Angeles and settled in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. Keeping in the tradition … Continue reading

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GUSTAF SODERBERG – Best of the Best

  This editor can think of at least five individuals or groups that should have been honored by the town/community council but have not. Either they have been overlooked or people were unaware of the contributions made. They still should … Continue reading

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DICK LITTLESTONE: The Best of the Best

This editor can think of at least five individuals or groups that should have been honored by the town/community council but have not. Either they have been overlooked or people were unaware of the contributions made. They still should be … Continue reading

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Library Offers Great Activities December 10-19

HEALTHY BRAIN HABITS Alzheimer’s LA will provide tips for keeping one’s brain healthy. There will be a discussion of age-related changes in memory and thinking. They will speak about the risk factors for dementia and ways to keep one’s brain … Continue reading

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Local Residents Start Fundraiser for Todd Tharen

Todd Tharen, an athletic presence in Pacific Palisades as coach, teacher and trainer, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Tharen is scheduled for surgery this week. While the prognosis is good because the disease was caught early, he will need … Continue reading

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