Category Archives: Holidays

Get Ready, Get Set, Volunteer for July Fourth

Matthew Rodman, President of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association, announced that plans are now underway for the town’s annual Fourth of July festivities. The first meeting for volunteers will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at the … Continue reading

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Village Green Supports Red Cross Giving Day

Each year, the President of the United States proclaims March as “Red Cross Month” and March 22 as the national Red Cross Giving Day. On February 28, President Joe Biden kept the 80-year tradition intact with a proclamation. “In the … Continue reading

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Have Your Loved One Serenaded for Valentine’s Day

Your special loved one doesn’t want jewels or more material possessions. Your special loved one doesn’t want chocolates, because they are on a diet. Your special loved one doesn’t want flowers, because they grow year-round in the Pacific Palisades. What … Continue reading

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Forget 2022. CTN Looks to 2023.

A journalist friend suggested that instead of looking back at 2022, CTN look to the future. This editor thought it was a brilliant suggestion and dragged out her crystal ball, dusted it off, put on her blue-light blocking glasses and … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Park Joins Toy Drive

Prior to Christmas, L.A. Councilwoman Traci Park joined Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division officers for a toy drive giveaway for families in need on the Westside. More than 2,000 toys were distributed. “It was an honor and a privilege to support … Continue reading

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The Ill-Fated Blooming Grove Christmas Pageant

This story was written by Waco Tribune staff writer Jules Loh in the mid-1950s about the Christmas pageant that was held in the Central Texas town of Blooming Grove, population 730. Bob Vickrey received the story from a former Baylor … Continue reading

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Ah, Arnie Wishnick, You Are Missed

Working under editor Bill Bruns, this reporter was assigned to put together several publications including the Holiday Gift Guide. Many of the reporters didn’t want the task, but I relished it. Not only did I go into every store in … Continue reading

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HO!HO!HO! Features Santa, Reingoats and a Tortoise?

By CHAZ PLAGER As the days end earlier, the air gets colder, and the same five holiday songs seem to play over and over on the radio, only one conclusion can be reached: it’s time for Santa Claus to come … Continue reading

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Palisades Residents Generous in Giving for Red Kettle Day

  As two Pacific Palisades Optimists rang the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Post Office on December 16, four young boys walked by. One asked, “Do you have to donate?” The Optimist told him, “You don’t … Continue reading

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Theatre Palisades Presents “Miracle on 34th Street”

Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troupe presented a radio show of Miracle on 34th Street on December 14, which included ads from Lux soap. The almost full house, of all ages, laughed as the actress held up the box of soap and … Continue reading

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