Category Archives: General

DWP Bills Seem Too High? What the Heck Is Going On? A Promised Meeting Should Help. 

Many residents in Pacific Palisades believe their recent Department of Water and Power bills are excessive and some of them have vented their anger on the social media forum Nextdoor Palisades. A few have reached out to the DWP, and … Continue reading

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Animal Shelter Needs – 2020 Donation Drive

Palisades resident Nancy Jackson, who is organizing an animal shelter drive, received the following requests from the L.A. Shelters. Items may be dropped at Paws and Claws or Alicia’s Child Care Center.  Main Shelter Items: Towels, blankets and sheets. (The … Continue reading

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Author Lisa Goldenthal Speaks about Diet and Activity at Rotary Club Meeting

Lisa Goldenthal, the best-selling author of “The Boss Weight Loss: Permanent Weight Loss in Six Easy Steps,” spoke at the Palisades Rotary Club breakfast meeting on January 9. “I’m in my 50s,” said the lithe Goldenthal. “I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Major League Players Support Sport Teams for Special Needs Kids

Major league baseball players, including Pacific Palisades brothers Scott (Texas Rangers) and Tyler (San Franciso Giants) Heineman, hosted the second annual Prime Time Casino Classic to raise funds for a program that allows special needs kids to be part of a … Continue reading

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Make a Donation to Help Animals in Shelters

Starting on January 20,  Nancy Jackson is organizing a donation drive to help the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter and the South L.A. Animal Shelter. Donations can be dropped at Paws and Claws and Alicia’s Place Childcare Organizers, Nancy Jackson … Continue reading

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Strong Acting, Serious Themes and Amusing One-Liners Make ‘Steel Magnolias’ a Winner at Theatre Palisades

Take a trip to Cinquanpin, Louisiana, and stop by Truvy Jones’ in-home beauty parlor. If you can’t make that trip, go see “Steel Magnolias” at Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd., through February 16. You won’t be disappointed with this … Continue reading

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November 2019: Proposed Elder Care Facility and Acme 5 Nursery

  Question: When did City Officials know that the proposed Highlands Eldercare facility was too large by code? Emails obtained by Circling the News reveal that City officials know the proposed elder care facility in the Highlands was too large per … Continue reading

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Homeless Encampment Found in Very High Fire Severity Zone

  On January 6, two new homeless camps were found in the Via Las Olas Bluffs by the LAPD Beach Patrol, which works with the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. The campers vacated the area and the campsites were … Continue reading

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October 2019: Caruso Cut Through City Bureacracy; Rec Center Parking Lot Paving

Question: How does a smart developer bypass the zoning code? Howard Robinson, who works as a land-use consultant spoke to the local Rotary Club and explained: “When Caruso acquired those properties, he proposed a new section be inserted into the … Continue reading

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Temescal Canyon Association Will Host Hike in Castellammare This Sunday

The Temescal Canyon Association, which was formed in 1972 and offers monthly hikes in local areas, will host a January 12 hike through the Castellammare area. Sunday’s walk-and-talk will be led by local historian Randy Young, who is also extremely … Continue reading

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