Category Archives: Film/Television

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Comes to End

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News As “Schitt’s Creek” comes to an end after six seasons, passionate fans are gearing up – and tearing up – to say “good-bye.” Stars of the series, like Palisadian Eugene Levy, had … Continue reading

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Kenneth Turan, Renowned L.A. Times Film Critic, Opts for Retirement, But Will Stay Busy 

By BILL BRUNS and SUE PASCOE On March 25, longtime Pacific Palisades resident Kenneth Turan tweeted: “After close to 30 years in the most exciting and rewarding of jobs, I am stepping away from being a daily film critic for the … Continue reading

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The TCA Hike Turns to Murder

The Temescal Canyon Association hike led by local historian Randy Young, started on the corner of Los Liones Road and Sunset Boulevard promptly at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 8. It began mundane enough as Young explained that the lush … Continue reading

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Times Critic Kenneth Turan ‘Predicts’ the Oscar Winners,  From “1917” and Sam Mendes to Zellweger and Phoenix  

By BILL BRUNS and SUE PASCOE L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan made his annual appearance at the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club meeting on February 4 to give his seasoned predictions about this Sunday’s Academy Awards. “One reason we like … Continue reading

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Former Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayor  Rita Moreno Is Rose Parade Co-Grand Marshal

“Ain’t It Grand: Moreno a Parade Star” was the headlined story in the L.A. Daily News on December 29. Rita Moreno, actress Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez will be the co-grand marshals for Wednesday’s Rose Parade. People in … Continue reading

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“845 Via Gang” Created Lifelong Friendships

By BOB VICKREY Circling the News Columnist Back in the 1980s, if you drove past the rather lackluster storefront of All-Pro Health Foods at 845 Via de la Paz, you would have likely never guessed the creative work that was originating … Continue reading

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Palisades Theatre ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Presented on December 11

Mark your calendars for a free radio show “Miracle on 34th Street” presented by Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troup on Wednesday, December 11 at Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd. This will be the sixth annual holiday show that is done … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival Curated by Matt Wessen

  Matt Wessen, who grew up in Pacific Palisades and attended St. Matthew’s school is the creative director of the inaugural Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival this weekend. The festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 8 and … Continue reading

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LETTER: Cinepolis Is Important to Me. . .How About You?

 (Editor’s note: Last Thursday, I took the hubby to a matinee at Cinepolis Bay Theater in Palisades Village. We walked – no nasty drive down PCH to Santa Monica – and then ran into Sylvia and Jon Boyd at the … Continue reading

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Hanks to Receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award

At the Golden Globe Awards in January Pacific Palisades resident Tom Hanks will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards show on January 5. Hanks, who tried to help save Village Books on Swarthmore, who gained … Continue reading

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