Category Archives: General

Community Cleanup Set for September 25 to Prevent Trash from Entering the Ocean

  The first Pacific Palisades community-wide trash and litter pick up will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. When Circling the News joined a homeless encampment cleanup in the bluffs along Pacific Coast Highway … Continue reading

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Documents Reveal Further Duplicity by City and County Officials Regarding Will Rogers Beach Plan

Community Council Secretary Chris Spitz received damning emails about actions taken by City and County officials as they sought to use several beaches and parks to house the homeless. Spitz had requested information through the California Records Request process, especially regarding … Continue reading

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Planting Flags on the Village Green — And Honoring the Heroes on Flight 93

American Legion Auxiliary members voted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and honor the victims by placing flags in Pacific Palisades. The board overseeing the Village Green, a private park in the center of the town, approved the request. Last … Continue reading

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LAUSD’s Nick Melvoin to Speak at Thursday’s Community Council Meeting 

LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin and his District Director Allison Polhill will speak at the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting this Thursday on Zoom. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., and Melvoin is scheduled near the beginning. The packed agenda … Continue reading

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PaliHi Dolphins Win Charter Bowl, Remain Unbeaten After Three Games

  Winning the Charter Bowl for the ninth straight year, the Palisades High football team crushed Granada Hills 47-16 last Thursday night at home. The Dolphins, now 3-0 for the season, are ranked third in the City Section behind San … Continue reading

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Bonin Recall Campaign Reaches Halfway Point in Signature Collection

(Editor’s note: The story is reprinted with permission from the Westside Current.) With a little more than two months to go, the Recall Bonin 2021 campaign says it has collected half of the necessary 27,387 signatures needed for a recall … Continue reading

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Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Playing the Ponies

(Editor’s note: When Palisadian Alan Eisenstock is not researching and writing one of his nonfiction books (18 thus far!), he pursues what he calls “a crazy labor of love side project” that he started in March 2020: sending a weekly … Continue reading

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Great News from the Recreation and Park Board Meeting

Marvin Braude Beach Trail Widening Approved: Pacific Palisades residents received some great news at today’s meeting of the L.A. Recreation and Park Board of Commissioners and afterwards. First, they approved the Marvin Braude Beach Trail Gap Closure Project in Pacific Palisades, and … Continue reading

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Pali High Is Back and Better Than Ever! 

Special to Circling the News By MARGOT BARRETT and OLIVER NEWMAN After more than a year-and-a-half of virtual schooling, Palisades Charter High School is officially back to in-person schooling. On August 18, the campus was brought back to life, with … Continue reading

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Venice Homeless Camper Numbers Keep Rising; Traci Park Explains the No-Camping Ordinance

A week ago, Circling the News went on a 6 a.m. tour of Venice Beach with a member of the Venice Stakeholders Association. Although City Councilman Mike Bonin had said that more than 200 homeless had recently been offered housing, … Continue reading

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