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L.A. Public Library Seeks Items from Residents to Document ‘Shelter-at-Home’ Experience

The L.A. Public Library (LAPL) is asking that Los Angeles residents help document what they did or saw during the Covid-19 Stay-at-Home period. Led by Kelly Wallace, a LAPD librarian in the history department, and Digitalization and Special Collections librarian … Continue reading

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Palisades Resident Experiences Greek Refugee Camp: Pharmacy Items Needed

Story and Photos by MARYAM ZAR Special to Circling the News (Editor’s note: Maryam Zar, a former Pacific Palisades Community Council Chair, a member of the Design Review Board, a City Commissioner on the Status of Women and a member … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Voting Center Experiences Difficulties

The only voting center in Pacific Palisades was supposed to open at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Palisades Recreation Center. But the word quickly went out via the social media site Nextdoor Palisades: “Voting at the Rec Center Is … Continue reading

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Allow Extra Time This Weekend for Traffic: Sunset and PCH Will Be Impacted

A reminder that the Genesis Invitational is being held at the Rivera Country Club through this weekend and traffic will be heavy on Sunset in late afternoon, when the tournament ends and spectators head for home. Additionally, one lane of southbound (east) … Continue reading

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Senior Alliance to Host Experts Who Will Explain Voting Changes in the Upcoming Primary Election

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will host “Introducing L.A. County’s New Voting Experience” at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 10, at the Palisades Library community room. The program is free to the public. There will be two speakers: a staff … Continue reading

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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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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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Marcia Vogler Tackles Brush Clearance, Will Succeed with Community Help

A January 5 L.A. Times story (“In 2019, We Saw How Wildfires Can Be Prevented: Power Shut-offs Seemed to Avert Fire Ignitions, But There’s More the State Can Do”) noted that of the state’s 20 most destructive wildfires, all were … Continue reading

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