Category Archives: Holidays

Borgeson Family Wins 4th of July Home Decorating Title

When judges stopped to look at the decorations at the Borgesons’ home on Ocampo, Judge Steve Guttenberg (actor, author and former honorary mayor) said, “It’s so festive. It has such joy and happiness and it’s patriotic.” There was bunting, flags, … Continue reading

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Home Decorating Contest Explained by Judges

The contest, which started in 2008, was seen as a way to encourage people to decorate homes in a patriotic manner for the 4th of July. The process is easy, one decorates a residence prior to July 2 and submits … Continue reading

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The 2024 Will Rogers 5/10K  Run Saw Fast Times . . . and Fun

Many runners had best times when they crossed the  finish lines at the 2024 July 4th 5/10K Will Rogers Race. While the rest of the southland was under an extreme heat wave, there was cloud cover and even a light … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Parade Acknowledged in Local News Media

The Los Angeles Daily News wrote on July 5 that “Actors Steve Guttenberg and Danny Trejo and Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna will be among the participants in parades in Los Angeles County Thursday marking Independence Day. “Guttenberg will … Continue reading

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Monument Water Fight Almost Two Decades Old

BY HENRY KAMER Monument Street was the place to be for pre-parade family fun. I’ve lived in Pacific Palisades all 16 years of my life, but this was the first year I learned about and participated in the Annual July … Continue reading

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Namaste to Everyone This July 4th

  At the end of yoga classes often people say namaste (pronounced \NAH-muh-stay\). The word comes from Sanskrit, an ancient literary language of Hinduism. Literally it means “I bow to you.” Some yoga teachers believe that there is a divine … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 Celebrates the 4th

Make this Fourth of July an unforgettable day of patriotism and celebration. The events planned at the Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 are open to Legion Members, veterans and community members. The Post is located at 15247 La Cruz … Continue reading

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Sheryl Bourgeois Will Be 5/10K Will Rogers Race Starter

Dr. Sheryl Bourgeois is the starter for this year’s 5/10K Will Rogers Race. She is the president and CEO of Saint John’s Health Center Foundation, stepping into Palisadian Robert Klein’s shoes when he retired in May 2023. Bourgeois said that … Continue reading

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Grand Marshal Steve Guttenberg Brings Optimism to the Fourth

  (Editor’s note: This story appeared first in the 2024 Palisades Americanism Parade Association Fourth of July publication is reprinted with permission.) Steve Guttenberg, one of the most beloved residents in Pacific Palisades, will serve as Grand Marshal in this … Continue reading

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Enter the Patriotic Home Contest

(Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the 2024 Palisades Americanism Parade Association Fourth of July Parade program and is reprinted with permission.) By ALISON BURMEISTER It’s that time again for the most festive and highly anticipated day of pomp … Continue reading

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