Category Archives: Holidays

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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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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A Local Gift Idea—Portraits of Hope Products

Buy a beautiful ring, umbrella, pet collar or cornhole board, while supporting Portraits of Hope. In 1995, Palisadian Ed Massey and his brother Bernie founded POH, using art and visual imagery in large-scale art exhibitions. The program allowed seriously ill … Continue reading

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YMCA Christmas Tree Lot Opens Tuesday, Offering the Freshest Selection in L.A.

The YMCA Christmas Tree lot will open tomorrow, December 1, offering quality trees ranging in size from table to more than 15 feet tall. Different-sized wreaths and garlands are also available. The lot will be open Monday through Friday from … Continue reading

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