Category Archives: Holidays

Busy Holiday Weekend Planned at Simon Meadow

  SATURDAY: SANTA CLAUS COMES TO TOWN Santa Claus arrives on December 11 at Simon Meadow in Temescal Canyon. Kids of all ages can compose Letters to Santa and drop them in special Ho!Ho!Ho! mailboxes at Simon Meadow. Letters to Santa … Continue reading

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YMCA Christmas Tree Lot Opens Tomorrow in Temescal

The pine-flavored scent at Simon Meadow, at the corner of Temescal Canyon and Sunset, is sweet this week. On Sunday, a semi-truck laden with Christmas trees from Oregon arrived at Simon Meadow. The truck driver told Circling the News it was … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday Allows Time for Reflection and Donation

GivingTuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City, as a way to encourage people to give back in their daily lives – from donating to nonprofits to volunteering at … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Tree on the Village Green Is Lit

Driving or walking by the Village Green after dark starting tomorrow, you might see twinkly lights – and if you look up at the towering pine tree, it will be festooned with multi-colored lights.   Here’s the story . . . … Continue reading

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Palisades Interfaith Service Celebrates Thanksgiving with “Unity in Gratitude”

As the last hymn was sung at the annual Interfaith celebration, “Unity in Gratitude,” hosted by the Pacific Palisades Ministerial Association, I marveled at our town’s religious leaders and their understanding of our spiritual needs. The hymn’s first verse, written by Siegfried … Continue reading

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Woman’s Club Celebrates Town’s Elders, Marking a 25-Year Tradition

  Pacific Palisades residents, 90 and older, were given special recognition on Friday when the Woman’s Club held a hybrid celebration on Zoom and members delivered a gift package to every elder who responded to the party invitation. This annual event, … Continue reading

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Santa Is Coming to Ho!Ho!Ho! on December 11

  Parents and grandparents, it’s not too early to mark your calendars for a special event, when Santa Claus comes to Pacific Palisades to chat with all the “good” girls and boys. For more than 70 years, Santa, the Mrs. … Continue reading

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Creating Dia de los Muertos at Palisades High

By ANGELICA PEREYA Art Teacher, Palisades High School The function of cultures all over the world is to help us navigate our lives.  Cultures change depending on geography and resources.  Mortality challenges our humanity in the most profound of ways. … Continue reading

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Margaux Glaser Surprised Seniors with Halloween Goodies

  Palisades Seniors Receive a Halloween Surprise from Realtor Margaux Glaser Margaux Glaser, a senior real estate specialist with Sothebys International, delivered cookies, candy and a handwritten card to about 50 seniors in Pacific Palisades. She shared a few of the cards … Continue reading

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Flags in Village Green to Honor 9/11 Victims

  By SUE PASCOE Editor, Circling the News The phone rang around 6:30 a.m. I was still in bed. From the living room, I could hear the sounds from the television set. That meant that one of my three kids … Continue reading

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