Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

PaliHi Grad Nick Itkin, a Fencer, Will Compete in the Olympics

Nick Itkin, a Palisades High graduate, will compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games as the world’s No. 9-ranked men’s foil fencer in the individual event and as a member of a team favored to win gold. Although he started fencing … Continue reading

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Theatre Palisades Youth Will Perform “Aladdin, Jr.” Outdoors in Temescal Canyon, Starting Friday Night

The always popular Theatre Palisades Youth will present their summer production of “Aladdin, Jr.” over the next two weekends – but with a twist. Instead of performing in Pierson Playhouse, the shows will be outside in Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 … Continue reading

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Ballet Conservatory West Studio Closing

(Editor’s note: We received the following July 12 correspondence from a patron of Ballet Conservatory West, which is located in the Palisades Highland Village at Palisades Drive and Sunset Boulevard. Founder and director Natalie Wright wrote to her students/families.) Dear … Continue reading

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Winners Announced for Fourth of July Kids on Bikes Contest

  It was not an easy choice to select the winners, said The Yogurt Shoppe owners, Christine and Adam Wolfson. They sponsored the Kids on Bike decorating contest for the 73rd annual Fourth of July Parade. Although an actual tally of contestants … Continue reading

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Homeless “Residents” Prevent Neighborhood Kids from Playing at Westchester Recreation Center 

Across Los Angeles, children have suffered most during the pandemic shutdowns. First public schools were closed and then some neighborhood parks became unusable because of City policies. Westchester residents, who share Councilman Mike Bonin with Pacific Palisades, reached out to … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Writing Contest Underway

The Friends of the Palisades Library organization has launched its annual summer creative writing contest, which is now available to students who attend school (private or public) in Los Angeles. Youth and teens from first grade through high school are … Continue reading

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Questions Go Unanswered, But RAP Approves Tiny Homes for Homeless in Eagle Rock

Recreation and Park Board Commissioner Joe Halper, a Pacific Palisades resident, asked two important questions at the RAP meeting held virtually on June 17. During the meeting, the five-member board considered and then approved putting tiny homes for the homeless … Continue reading

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Twelve Teenage Women Receive Eagle Scout Rank

It was a first! Twelve young women were among the first to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Palisades Troop 223. Not only were they the first in Pacific Palisades, but also among the first in the nation to … Continue reading

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Emerald Bay Reopens for Scouts/Camping on Catalina Island

For more than a year, Emerald Bay, located on the undeveloped west end of Catalina Island, has been closed for camping. That changed the first weekend in June, when Palisades Cub Pack 223 became the first group to be welcomed back … Continue reading

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The Yogurt Shoppe Will Sponsor Kids on Bikes

The challenge for kids is on in 2021. Last year’s top three places in the Fourth of July bike decorating contest went to Henry Isola, Chloe Lee and Arthur and Rosie Angola (tied). For those looking to claim a prize … Continue reading

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