Category Archives: General

The Carr Reubens Author ‘How to Marry Your Second Husband First’

An alarming statistic about relationships is about half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. When I was doing stand-up comedy, I quipped, “Why don’t they marry every other couple?” Unfortunately, second marriages have even a higher … Continue reading

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OPINION: Why Are Many City Workers Set to Receive Raises in the Face of Massive Deficit Projections?

A reader wrote to Circling the News after reading the October 23 L.A. Times story, “L.A.’s Budget Crisis Worsens as Deficit Projections Climb to $600 Million.” The reader said, “While the City is planning on layoffs and furloughs, which mean … Continue reading

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Forget the Pie, Make Svea Johnson’s ‘Ugly Cake’ from an Obscure 1930s’ Recipe

At a Friends of the Library book sale this fall in Thermopolis, Wyoming, my sister picked out several interesting books for me. One was titled “Lutheran Church Basement Women: Lutefisk, Lefse, Lunch and Jell-O.” Topics covered included: How to make … Continue reading

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Public Hearing (Telephonically) for Jack-in-the-Box Building Replacement Set for December 8

  The Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee of the Los Angeles City Council will hold a public hearing telephonically about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, for the proposed Jack-in-the Box building replacement. The PLUM committee will discuss the … Continue reading

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CRIME: Pacific Palisades crimes reported through November 29.

Pacific Palisades Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore sent his weekly crime for this area.   ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON November 25, at 4:15 p.m. in the 14800 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The male white suspect, 40-45 years old … Continue reading

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Alan Eisenstock Playlist: Goodbye Songs

(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 mid-March: sending a weekly Covid-themed … Continue reading

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Offshore Will Rogers Beach Is a “Baby Nursery” for Great White Sharks, But Poses No Real Danger

The Palisades Rotary Club recently hosted Shark Lab’s Dr. Chris Lowe at its weekly virtual meeting. For the past 12 years, the lab has conducted research on great white sharks, including those who live for part of the year in … Continue reading

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Vittorio Ristorante Sponsors Holiday Toy Drive

This will be the 11th year that Vittorio Ristorante and Pizzeria on Marquez Avenue will host a Holiday Toy Drive. All residents are encouraged to participate. Teaming up with Happy Trails, a local nonprofit, and the Sons of the American Legion, the … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Civic League AGENDA

Civic League to Review Residential Construction Plans Via ZOOM on November 23 The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet electronically, via ZOOM, on Monday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. because of the current stay-at-home, social distancing edicts. (The meetings are generally … Continue reading

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Crime: Pacific Palisades through November 14

PACIFIC PALISADES CRIME: Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore has released the following crime report, with those that have been reported through November 14. BURGLARY November 6, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the 700 block of Muskingum. The suspect entered … Continue reading

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