Category Archives: Holidays

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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Amalfi Spreads Sweet Love on Valentine’s Day

Many of Anthony Marguleas’ clients and special friends received an email before Valentine’s Day that read: “To sweeten your day, Amalfi Estates would like to treat you to a box of SEE’s chocolates.” The invitation added that “for your safety, chocolates … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Cards and Gifts Delivered to Seniors in Pacific Palisades

With the social isolation that has trapped residents and particularly seniors, Sotheby’s Realtor Margaux Glaser wanted to find a way to help them celebrate Valentine’s Day. “They are kind of the forgotten demographic,” said Glaser, who works with a lot … Continue reading

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The Brownstone Christmas Tree Brought Hope

When I lived in New York and took acting classes, I was assigned to work on a scene with a woman who was in her early fifties.  She had always seemed bemused and quietly removed from interactions with our most … Continue reading

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Letter to the North Pole: Dear Santa

(Editor’s note: Santa Claus shared a letter with Circling the News.)

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Palisadians, in Cars, Enjoy a Drive-by Visit with Santa, Hosted by the YMCA

(PHOTOS: Rosalie Huntington) Nothing could stop Santa Claus from visiting Pacific Palisades this year – not even a nasty Grinch-like virus. Santa, Mrs. Claus and two of their trusty elves came to town late Friday afternoon. More than 100 cars … Continue reading

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40 Families Receive YMCA Christmas Trees

Forty families that recently gained housing through Project Homekey received Christmas trees from the Palisades-Malibu YMCA lot in Temescal Canyon. Y Executive Director Jim Kirtley and Lionnel Zaragoza (Mid Valley Y senior branch executive) thought of different ways they could … Continue reading

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Ho!Ho!Ho! Activities Will Begin This Week 

Until 2018, the community Ho!Ho!Ho! festivities were sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, but then the Grinch decided this celebration was no longer needed because of activities at Caruso’s mall. The free event was slated to go the … Continue reading

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree for the Village Green on Sunset

This will be the second year to visit the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree located on the Palisades Village Green. This triangular little private park, located between Sunset Boulevard, Swarthmore Avenue and Antioch, has had Christmas lights on the pine tree … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Garden Club to Hold Holiday Meeting Monday Evening on Zoom

The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will hold its annual holiday meeting, via Zoom, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 7. The Zoom access can be found on the website pacpalgardenclub.org. This month’s speaker is Marie Barnidge-McIntyre, who will speak on “The … Continue reading

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