Category Archives: Fourth of July

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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PAPA Seeks a Fourth of July Theme from Residents: Deadline June 3

Although three of the traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Pacific Palisades have been cancelled because of Covid-19–the 5/10K Will Rogers Race, the parade and the fireworks–big plans are still afoot. And big plans for a Pacific Palisades Fourth of July … Continue reading

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Optimist Club Grant Applications Are Available

The Pacific Palisades Optimist Club, whose motto is “Friend of Youth” and whose goal is to “Bring Out the Best in Kids,” will once again make annual grants to youth organizations based in the Palisades or those that provide services that … 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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Farnham and Robletto Win Home Decorating Contest

Sponsor’s Award Goes to the Taper Family on Almar The Dr. Thomas Farnham and Lorena Robletto home on Via de la Paz took first place in the 11th Annual July Fourth Home Decorating Contest, sponsored by Sotheby realtors Joan Sather and Susan … Continue reading

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Henry Isola Wins the Kids on Bikes Decorating Contest 

The Yogurt Shoppe Announces the Gift Card Winners One of the most enjoyable entries in the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July parade is the Kids on Bikes brigade. Young kids with decorated bikes and scooters ride the parade route. The  … Continue reading

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Almost 2,500 Runners Compete in the Annual

Will Rogers 5/10K Races in Pacific Palisades A cool, cloudy start to the Fourth of July helped motivate 2,339 registered 5/10K runners as they set off down Alma Real, trying to set personal best times and win their age categories … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Palisades Parade:

A Shout Out to the PaliHi Football Team People who have just moved to Pacific Palisades or those who visit on the Fourth of July to enjoy the parade are usually unaware of just what goes on behind the scenes. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Tree at Park Is Trimmed Before the Fourth–

Thanks to Efforts by Shea, Cahill, Haas, Dunlap and Halper More than a year ago, Brian Shea, lead organizer for the Will Rogers 5/10K Run, asked City officials to trim the large, overgrown Moreton Bay Fig near the entrance to … Continue reading

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Look for Honorary Mayors Janice and Billy Crystal

To Lead the Way as Parade Grand Marshals Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayors Janice and Billy Crystal have been asked for an encore performance in the 71st annual Fourth of July parade. “We are excited to once again be the Grand … Continue reading

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