Category Archives: Holidays

A Singing Valentine Gift Is the Perfect Solution

Your special loved one doesn’t want jewels or more material possessions. Your special loved one doesn’t want chocolates, because they’re watching their diet. Your special loved one doesn’t want flowers, because they grow year-round in Pacific Palisades. So what does … Continue reading

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Former Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayor  Rita Moreno Is Rose Parade Co-Grand Marshal

“Ain’t It Grand: Moreno a Parade Star” was the headlined story in the L.A. Daily News on December 29. Rita Moreno, actress Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez will be the co-grand marshals for Wednesday’s Rose Parade. People in … Continue reading

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L.A. Department of Sanitation Explains how to Recycle Christmas Trees

The L.A. Department of Sanitation (LASAN) will accept recycled Christmas trees and for safety reasons, urge you remove the tree from your home after Christmas or once it becomes dry. To recycle remove all the decorations, the tinsel and the … Continue reading

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Celebrate the New Year’s at The Draycott

If you don’t know where to go to celebrate the end of a decade and welcome 2020, The Draycott will be open on New Year’s Eve. “We would love to ring in the New Year with our neighbors and friends,” … Continue reading

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‘Silent Night’ Could Be the Start of a Miracle

My second born had colic. During the day he was the sweetest child, but at night he turned into Mr. Jekyll, a screaming stranger. My daughter, who was barely two, suddenly wouldn’t leave my side. Never. For any reason. Needing … Continue reading

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Comedian Ronnie Shakes Strikes with Edgy Holiday Humor

Comic Ronnie Shakes, who was raised Catholic, loved making fun of the holidays. “Fruitcake. I hate fruitcake. What the hell is that stuff? I can’t find any fruit in there. Just these sticky, chewy, gummy, multi-colored things in there. “Things … Continue reading

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John Lennon’s Rainbow Mittens Offered in Magical New York City

When I was twenty-one, I loaded up a suitcase with all my worldly possessions, two hundred dollars, and took a Greyhound bus from South Dakota to New York City. I was too naïve to realize the folly of what I … Continue reading

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Palisades Optimists Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army: Raise $1,796

With help from Pacific Palisades residents, the Optimist Club raised $1,796 for the Salvation Army on December 13. For more than 40 years, the local Optimists have participated in Kettle Day, a major fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Optimist members … Continue reading

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The 61st Annual Ho!Ho!Ho! Draws About 1,000 Visitors

At 10:50 a.m. Sunday, December 15, Circling the News received a report from NORAD… Santa has been spotted over Alaska, with strong tailwinds, on his way to Pacific Palisades. At noon, Santa and Mrs. Claus parked their reindeer atop the … Continue reading

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree for the Village Green on Sunset 

In 1965, an animated television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” featuring child voices, a jazz score, no laugh track and produced on a shoestring budget, seemed destined for ratings failure. But the uplifting message and the simplicity of the show … Continue reading

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