Category Archives: History

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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Los Leones Historical Hike This Saturday

Sign Up for Hike: Enjoy Refreshments and Talk After the predicted rains are over this week, it will be the perfect time to take a moderate-level hike at 8:45 a.m. in Los Leones Canyon (near Fire Station 23), on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Survivor Dr. Edith Eger Spoke at the Legion in 2019

When Dr. Edith Eva Eger was a teenager in Hungary, she had taken dance lessons since she was little and had hopes of making her country’s Olympic team in gymnastics. Instead, the 16-year-old and her family were sent to Auschwitz … Continue reading

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Japanese Internment Camps: Americans Deprived of Freedom

BY: REECE PASCOE Fear can come from lack of knowledge, and in the hands of power, fear can do damage. After Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, the U.S. Department of War designated the West Coast as a theater of operations. … Continue reading

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American Legion Post 283 Rededicated as Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283

American Legion Post 283 was officially dedicated as Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 on Saturday, at a ceremony that began in the street and then moved inside the newly renovated building. Children (and others) participated in the carnival games set … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Holiday Took 32 Years to Achieve

By CHAZ PLAGER Today, January 16, is a national holiday— specifically, a national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., a champion of the civil rights movement and for black equality. (MLK Holiday is observed on the third Monday of January.) King … Continue reading

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The Eradication of the Red Man: Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee Massacre

By REECE PASCOE “History is written by the victor.” Winston Churchill It is impossible to cover the entirety of the Red Man’s story. It spans more than 500 years, and over half the globe, and involves thousands of different tribes. … Continue reading

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Historical Society Receives “Pride of the Palisades” Award at Citizen of the Year Dinner 

(Editor’s note: This is the first of three stories about the people and organizations who were honored by the Pacific Palisades Community Council last Thursday night.) The awards for highest volunteer achievements by Pacific Palisades residents and organizations were handed … Continue reading

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