Category Archives: General

Gates Security Back in Operation: Administrative Ruling Appealed

Gates Security is a popular and responsive private security company that patrols Pacific Palisades. The CEO of Gates is Scott Wagenseller. After a court administrative hearing ruling on October 17, Gates patrol license was temporarily suspended until January 15 CTN … Continue reading

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L.A. City Budget Crisis Looms: Cuts Needed

An L.A. City budget update reported that the city’s revenues are $158 million below projections, largely because of tax revenue shortfall. The City is projected to overspend this coming year by $143 million according to a report by City Administrative … Continue reading

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Marguleas Selected Palisades Rotary Businessman of the Year

Anthony Marguleas, the founder and owner of Amalfi Estates, was selected to be the Rotary Businessman of the Year. He will be honored at a luncheon meeting at Modo Mio on Tuesday, January 23. In making the annual selection, Rotary … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: No on Prop.1

  What if there were a proposition on the March ballot: Beautiful Sunsets and Foster Care for Kittens? Who is not for beautiful sunsets in California? Who would be against foster care for kittens? But like many California Proposition ballot … Continue reading

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Mindful Mondays at the Library

  Certified meditation and mindfulness instructor Silvi Winthrop will offer sessions “Mindful Mondays” in the Palisades Library Community Room at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, January 22 and January 29. Please RSVP to for this complimentary program Winthrop received her … Continue reading

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Palisades Recreation Center Dedication and Board Meeting

Prior to the quarterly meeting of the Palisades Park Advisory Board (PAB) on Thursday, January 18, a special dedication will be held at 6 p.m. The Rec Center and Board will present a plaque to the Toppel Family for its … Continue reading

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A Happy Ending for Sunset Boulevard

There was a water pipe break on the eastbound side of Sunset Boulevard in the late afternoon on December 14. Water was gushing down Sunset and then spilling onto La Cruz pooling at the low spot in the street at … Continue reading

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Discrepancies in Actions and Audits Raise Questions About LA City Controller’s Oversight

  (Editors note: This article ran in the Valley Current on January 9 and is reprinted with permission. The Current Editor wrote “This article was the first installment of a two-part series delving into the practices and controversies surrounding LA … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Hamas Supporters Deface the Los Angeles National Cemetery

Hamas supporters defaced the Los Angeles National Cemetery in West Los Angeles on January 6. The Key News Network reported a large crowd of individuals spray-painted walls outside the cemetery. The National Cemetery opened in May 1889 and contains about … Continue reading

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Try this Test: You Only Need Four to Pass

(Editor’s note: A reader sent the following quiz. Sorry to say I did not pass, not even close.) You only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last? … Continue reading

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