Category Archives: General

Happy Father’s Day to Those Who Paved the Way

“My dad was honest, hard-working, loving, friendly and handsome,” said my mom, Noma, when she reminisced about her father. “I loved him very much and was sad that he was killed so young.” John Larson was 56 when he died in … Continue reading

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CTN Explores Bridge Housing Efforts in Venice and San Pedro

  The encampments surrounding City Bridge Housing in Venice stretch from the board walk to beyond Gold’s Gym into residential areas. Circling the News was unclear on what Bridge Housing was supposed to accomplish, so I contacted two residents, who … Continue reading

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Condo Board Is Out of Touch with Seniors, Argues One Resident

Senior residents at Casa Gateway, a moderate-income senior and family condominium complex, located on the west side of Palisades Drive at Sunset Boulevard, believe their homeowners association is not listening to their concerns. The moderate-income housing for families and seniors was required of Highlands developers by … Continue reading

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Summer Golf Camp Offered for Juniors 2021

Summer golf camp, which targets beginners through advanced golfers from ages 7 to 15, and helps youth learn and improve his/her game will be offered this summer. The camp, which starts on June 2, runs Monday through Friday through August … Continue reading

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PARADE NEWS: Paws N’ Claws Grooming Salon and Boutique Sponsors ‘Patriotic Pups’ Brigade

(Editor’s note: Going through our parade files, we came across an article that quoted Barbara Buck-Marting, owner of Paws N’Claws on Marquez Avenue: “My introduction to the parade was years ago, when I first put the twins, Laurie and Leslie, in … Continue reading

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Councilman Joe Buscaino to Hold Monday Press Conference in Venice Focused on the Homeless Crisis

L.A. City Council member Joe Buscaino (CD-15) will hold a press conference in Venice at 7 am. tomorrow (June 7). On June 1, CTN took a tour of the Venice area near the bridge housing at Sunset and Main with Haaven … Continue reading

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Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Get Lucky!

(Editor’s note: When Palisadian Alan Eisenstock is not researching and writing one of his nonfiction books (18 thus far!), he pursues what he calls “a crazy labor of love side project” that he started in March 2020: sending a weekly … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Brushfire Below Via de las Olas Was Most Likely Started by Transient

The versatile “duck test” goes, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” The hillside brushfire on May 24 that burned two acres below Via de las … Continue reading

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Runners Can Still Make a Difference

(Brian Shea, Will Rogers 5/10K Race Founder and Director of 44 years, sent the letter below. Many entrants might not realize that their entrance fee for the July 4 race not only pays for permits, timing and T-shirts, but any extra … Continue reading

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A Letter in Response to “Do Not be Mean to My Husband”

(Editor’s note: Today, in a Re-Elect Mike Bonin message, Councilman Mike Bonin’s husband Sean wrote:  “I wanted to be sure you saw the Los Angeles Times editorial about my husband, Mike Bonin. This past Sunday, the paper wrote about his efforts to confront … Continue reading

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