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Renaming the American Legion to Ronald Reagan Post Was a 15-Year Process

The renaming ceremony of American Legion Post 283 on La Cruz Drive in Pacific Palisades to the Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 was a 15-year process. The idea came from former Post 283 Commander Eric Measles who served in Pacific … Continue reading

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Look for Traffic Delays on PCH on Wednesday and Thursday

(Editor’s note: This story was updated on January 30. CTN received word from L.A. County that because of the wet conditions along the roadway, the work was being delayed by one day and would now take place Wednesday, February 1 … Continue reading

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Need-to-Know News: Cannabis Under-Regulated; Water Pooling on PCH

CANNABIS REGULATION: Shortly before L.A. Controller Ron Galperin left office, he released a report “Improving Cannabis Regulation in L.A.”(Visit: He explained that following the passage of Prop 64, Los Angeles residents voted in 2017 to approve Measure M to … Continue reading

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Mayor Bass Accompanies Councilwoman Park to Venice

Mayor Karen Bass and Councilwoman Traci Park were in Venice to visit the encampments that surround the A Bridge Home (ABH) site, at Sunset and Pacific Avenue. ABH was designed to give the homeless a safe place to sleep, while … Continue reading

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Need-to-Know News: Prop. 13, ULA and Ignoring State Constitution

HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION: Susan Shelley from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association spoke to the Palisades Optimist Club in December. To see how much you’d be paying in property taxes if Prop. 13 had never passed, visit the Guessing Game … Continue reading

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BLM Files New Motion Against Jackie Lacey in 2020 Case

(Editor’s note: reprinted with permission in conjunction with Westside Current. The story first appeared on that news site December 15.) Between 30 and 40 Black Lives Matter members, including co-founder Melina Abdullah, went to Jackie and David Lacey’s private resident … Continue reading

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Election Problems: Small and Large: Voter Turnout Under 40%

  California sent vote by mail (VBM) to all registered to vote. In May, the state proposed $5.8 million in one‑time General Fund and $5.9 million ongoing General Fund to reimburse counties for the cost of providing prepaid postage on VBM ballots … Continue reading

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Proposition 30 Would Raise Income Taxes

Proposition 30 would require taxpayers with incomes above $2 million, annually, to pay an additional 1.75 percent income tax. A new 13.3 percent top marginal income tax was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom at the end of September. Prop 30, … Continue reading

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Californians Marginal Income Tax Rate Will Raise

Almost everyone would like to be paid while taking time off for maternity leave or to care for ill family members. California legislators passed a new bill SB No. 951, which was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, … Continue reading

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Figerts Recall Publishing the Weekly Todd County Tribune in South Dakota

(Editor’s note: Several years ago, when I visited the senior center in Valentine, Nebraska, with my mother-in-law Corrine Pascoe, I met Margaret and Ervin Figert. They had run the Todd County Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Mission, South Dakota, when … Continue reading

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