Category Archives: General

Readers Comment: Bay Theater, Bonin, Fields and Obesity

(Editor’s note: CTN has received several notes–we share them with readers.) BAY THEATER HOSTS BAXTER Your one reader is right that a big part of the theater’s value to Netflix is promotional.  They qualify their films for awards, and they … Continue reading

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Surprises in Trash and Spam

CTN received a note today from a reader who tried to comment, but his statement was rejected. He followed up with an email and asked if he had offended me. He was commenting on the great piece about the Wounded … Continue reading

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CRIME – Senior Lead Officer Espin Release Crime Report

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin released the following report: BURGLARY December 25, 11:21 p.m. in the 17000 Block of Castellammare Drive (Hot Prowl). Suspect entered through read door, ransacked home and took miscellaneous items. Victim returned to home … 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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Ringing in the New Year Brings Challenges

Living in New York City and working at the Manhattan Theater Club in 1979, I received news just before Christmas that my brother was going to be married in Nebraska on January 6. I was making minimum wage; living on … Continue reading

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Heart Attacks Increase over the Holiday Season

If you were to guess the top three days that people experience the most heart attacks, what would be your picks? More cardiac deaths occur on December 25 than any other day of the year. December 26 has the second … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Traci Park Sends Greetings and Intros Staff

(Editor’s note: To sign up for Councilwoman Traci Park’s newsletter, visit: As the year comes to an end, I want to wish each of you a safe and healthy holiday season. I am excited about our future, and I … 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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