Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

Saturday Rec Center Bathroom Closures Causes Problems

A reader wrote on Saturday, April 30, around 2 p.m. “I was just at the rec center. It’s at full capacity with every field covered in little leaguers, gyms full of basketball players returning to the rec center for the … Continue reading

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Seven Arrows Opens Aldersgate’s Doors to Community for Centennial Celebration

 Seven Arrows Elementary will open its doors at its location at the historic Aldersgate, 925 Haverford Avenue, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. “We are excited to continue the tradition of community service that began with the … Continue reading

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AYSO EXTRA Soccer Tryouts Will Be Held This Week April 26-30

Do you want your child to have fun playing soccer, while obtaining the necessary skills to advance to the next level? Consider AYSO EXTRA, which gives more training, but still allows all kids to play, unlike club soccer, when many … Continue reading

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At Oratorical Contest, Students Prove They Are Optimists, Too

Eight young contestants delivered inspirational, optimistic messages on March 31 in the Palisades Lutheran Church Sanctuary, with about 100 people in the audience. The annual Optimist Oratorical Contest featured the theme “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times.” The emcee this year … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Children of Ukraine and a Hospitalized Theatre Palisades Founder

Theatre Palisades Youth Director Lara Ganz is organizing a fundraiser that will support a TP founder, Cindie Wright Banks, as well as children in Mariupol, Ukraine. The youth will be performing “Puffs” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Tickets are … Continue reading

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Loomey’s Toy Boutique, on Via, Offers Toys, Candy and Dippin’ Dots

Occupying the former Sew Chateau space at 833 Via de la Paz, Loomey’s Toy Boutique opened on March 26. Owner Amanda Rastegar, who has lived in Pacific Palisades since 2009, wanted to open a “mom-and-pop” store where “I could have a … Continue reading

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Theatre Palisades Youth Auditions Will be Held for “Newsies”

Theatre Palisades Youth Director Laura Ganz has announced that auditions will be held for this summer’s musical “Newsies.” The musical is based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899.  Residents of New York received newspapers from an army … Continue reading

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Gerry Blanck to Host Opening Party for New Dojo

Sensei Gerry Blanck will host an opening party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 20,for his new dojo, Gerry Blanck’s Martial Arts Center, which is located at 16624 Marquez Avenue. According to Blanck there will be beer and … Continue reading

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New Playground Desperately Needed at Palisades Recreation Center

  Although Pacific Palisades may be one of the richest communities in Los Angeles, its playground is not ADA accessible. Resident Steve Soboroff raised money in 1986 so that the current playground could be installed. Then, he was quoted as … Continue reading

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Trifecta, Headed by Three PaliHi Students, Provides Financial Literacy for Teens

Trifecta Finance, the brainchild of Luke Shuman, a senior at Palisades High School, teaches financial literacy to students in South L.A. Shuman and two close PaliHi friends, Ian Ishak and Ari Bolloshimi, came up with the name Trifecta because they … Continue reading

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