Category Archives: General

PAPA’S Fourth of July Plans Are Underway

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter from Matt Rodman, the Palisades Americanism Parade Association President.) Dear Fellow Palisadians, On behalf of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) board, I’m excited to announce that we’re planning for a … Continue reading

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Homeless Man Doing Meth in Tunnel, then Unresponsive

When Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness volunteers traveled through the Roosevelt Tunnel, one of only two underpasses that connect Pacific Palisades with Will Rogers State Beach, they found a homeless man smoking methamphetamine. They told him he couldn’t smoke … Continue reading

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Palisades High Town Hall Set for Wednesday Evening on Zoom 

A group of parents have formed Pali High Parents Care (PHPC) and helped organize a town hall with school administrators tomorrow (April 7) at 7 p.m. to help understand why the school is not reopening for in-classroom instruction this spring. … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Residents win Screen Actors Guild Awards

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News Several happy Palisadians continue to bask in the glow of their new Screen Actors Guild awards. The awards show was televised Sunday night, with nominees in Zoom-like settings. “Oh, my goodness! Oh, … Continue reading

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When Will the Fire-Damaged Palisades Library Finally Be Repaired — and Reopened? 

On October 8, the Palisades Branch Library suffered roof and ceiling damage from an overnight electrical fire. This past week, Circling the News began asking L.A. Library officials, “When will the Palisades Library reopen?” Seven months after the fire, the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Cement Pipes along PCH Is Finally Solved 

A reader wrote Circling the News about the cement pipes that are waiting for deployment next to Pacific Coast Highway near Potrero Canyon. He wanted to know what they are going to be used for, and when. He noted that PCH is a … Continue reading

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SM Conservancy and Annenberg to Hold Julia Morgan Legacy Event Via Zoom

The Santa Monica Conservancy and Annenberg Community Beach House will host a special commemoration of Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed woman architect, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. Scholar Karen McNeill, Ph.D., a leading expert on the … Continue reading

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LETTER: Captain Jonathan Tom Addresses Community

(Editor’s note: LAPD Commanding Officer of the West L.A. Division Captain Jonathan Tom sent the following letter to the community.) March 11, 2021 As many of you know, the trial for Minneapolis Police Department Officer Chauvin started this week. We … Continue reading

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Chase’s Care Club Continues

In December, Circling the News Highlights Palisades High School junior Chase Hill, who had started a donation drive for the homeless, by starting Chase’s Care Club. He placed a bin outside the Palisades Lutheran Church and asked for donations from … Continue reading

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Angry Neighbors Convince City to Halt Construction of Oversized House on Marquez

After a neighborhood-wide campaign to have the City explain why it granted permits for construction of an over-sized house on Marquez Avenue at Ida Street, the City announced on March 3 that construction has been temporarily halted. (To read the … Continue reading

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