Category Archives: Fourth of July

SM Canyon Neighbors Find Ways to Celebrate the 4th Safely, Starting with a Morning Car Parade

In Santa Monica Canyon, neighbors have found a safe way to celebrate the Fourth, starting with an 11 a.m. car parade. The organizers told Circling the News, “After 58 years of annual Fourth of July celebrations, the undaunted Upper Canyon … Continue reading

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The Show Will Go On: Palisades Rocks the 4th

By LAUREL BUSBY While most of the Fourth of July traditions in Pacific Palisades came crashing down this year, the annual evening concert will continue, starting at 8 p.m. Of course, the format has been altered from in-person at Palisades … Continue reading

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Will Rogers 5/10K 4th of July Run Evolves

So you’re not an athlete and you’ve never run a 5K or even jogged around the block? This is absolutely your year to donate to the Palisades Will Rogers 5 & 10K Run and receive a T-shirt. The July 4th races … Continue reading

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Palisadian Rich Wilken: July 4th’s Preeminent Volunteer

  By LAUREL BUSBY Rich Wilken, 73, was only a toddler when Pacific Palisades held its first parade in 1948. He has faint memories of the next few parades, which he watched from the curb on Antioch Street. “I remember … Continue reading

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The Yogurt Shoppe Will Sponsor Kids on Bikes

Although there’s no parade this year, the traditional bike decorating contest is ON. Kids who decorate their bikes or scooters could win one of three $50 gift certificates to The Yogurt Shoppe on Swarthmore. For nine years, owners Kevin and … Continue reading

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Honorary Parade Marshals Are the Captains, Engineers and Firefighters/Paramedics from Stations 23 and 69

Just another day at the office: The wildfire broke out about 2 a.m. on June 10 near Getty Center Drive, and according to the L.A. Fire Department:  “There are 175 LAFD personnel assigned, battling by ground and air (4 LAFD … Continue reading

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World War II Planes Will Fly over the Palisades on July 4

In 1962, former World War II fighter pilot Richard Sykes and his friends started the Condor Squadron, a group that today still flies WWII AT-6 planes for various community events and celebrations. Sykes, who was shot down over Hungary during … Continue reading

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PAPA’s July 4 Theme: ‘Celebrating a Different Kind of 4th’

Given that it was faced by unprecedented challenges this spring, the Palisades Americanism Parade Association had to create its own theme for this year’s Fourth of July events. The chosen theme, “Celebrating a Different Kind of 4th,” reflects the fact … Continue reading

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Sather and Montgomery Return as Co-Sponsors of the July 4th Home Decorating Contest

When it comes to knowing houses and the right look, Pacific Palisades realtor Joan Sather excels, so it is no surprise she has hosted the annual Patriotic Home Decorating Contest since 2008. “I am thrilled each year with the love … Continue reading

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PAPA Expands Home Decorating Contest for the 4th of July

Since the traditional Fourth of July events have to be cancelled this year in Pacific Palisades–the morning run, the afternoon parade and the evening concert/fireworks–the emphasis will be on activities we can enjoy at home, as a community. For example, to … Continue reading

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