Category Archives: History

Streetlights Parallel the History of L.A. in “Electric Moons”

India Mandelkern, who grew up in the Palisades, has written a new book Electric Moons: A Social History of the Street Lighting in Los Angeles. “Believe it or not there are or different street lights designs in Los Angeles than … Continue reading

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Historical Society Hosts Salon at Mann House

Before World War II broke out, numerous prominent writers, artists and musical composers escaped from fascism and Nazi Germany. A number of them moved to Los Angeles and settled in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. Keeping in the tradition … Continue reading

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Celebrating a 94th Birthday in Style

This editor’s mom, Noma Sazama, turned 94 on September 21.  Generally, it involves a bit of planning because where she now lives, Martin, South Dakota, is wedged between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations. Plane travel to the town is … Continue reading

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9/11 Remembered

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary placed flags on the Village Green to remember the Americans killed in 9/11. We remember American Flight 11, which was set to fly from Boston to Los Angeles, but was crashed into the north … Continue reading

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“Eva’s Promise” Auschwitz Special Programing at the Reagan Library

A special screening of Eva’s Promise will take place on Tuesday, August 8, as part of the programming for the exhibit, “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.” at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Following the screening, audience members … Continue reading

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Patrick Healy, a Newscaster Turned Historian, Strives Hard to Stump Optimists

Veteran NBC4 newscaster Patrick Healy, now retired, did his best to stump Palisades Optimist Club members with his historical presentation, “Pacific Palisades, Then and Now,” at their July 18 meeting in Janes Hall. The Optimists, some of whom have lived … Continue reading

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Mary Katharine Goddard – American Revolution Patriot Printer

By JEFF RIDGWAY Is it true that there is a woman’s name on the Declaration of Independence? Yes, at the bottom of the document it reads: “Baltimore, in Maryland: Printed by Mary Katharine Goddard.” Goddard’s is the only woman’s name … Continue reading

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Uplifters Centennial in Rustic Canyon Is Exciting and Community Oriented

More than 120 people gathered Tuesday in the beautifully restored Rustic Canyon Recreation Center Library for the unveiling of a time capsule placed in the building’s cornerstone exactly 100 years ago by the Uplifters Club. Local historian and long-time Rustic … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Exhibit Serves as a Warning

“It happened, therefore it can happen again; this is the core of what we have to say. It can happen, and it can happen everywhere.” Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi The exhibit “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.” opened at … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades History: Two Teen Murders

  (Editor’s note: While working at the Palisadian-Post I was contacted about writing a story in July 2008 asking residents to send letters to deny parole to a transient, who had lived in his van in several locations in Pacific … Continue reading

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