Category Archives: Real Estate

Realtor Anthony Marguleas Donates $5,000 (Once Again) to the Village Green Committee

Annually since 2013, Amalfi founder/owner Anthony Marguleas has donated $5,000 to help with the maintenance of the Village Green. The Green is a private triangular park in the heart of the town’s business district and relies entirely on donations from … Continue reading

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If Collis Huntington Had Carried Out His Palisades Plan . . .1919 Exhibition at the Huntington

LIBBY MOTIKA Circling The News Contributor Photos: Courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens It’s interesting to imagine what the Huntington Palisades would be today if Collis Huntington’s plan to establish a private estate on the bluffs above … Continue reading

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Challenging a “McMansion”: The Infamous Rustic Canyon (Beglari) House

By KEITH TURNER All over Los Angeles, from the Hollywood Hills to Pacific Palisades to Baldwin Hills to Cheviot Hills to Venice to Palms, “spec” developers are demolishing older homes and replacing them with McMansions. The term McMansion is used to describe … Continue reading

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November 2019: Proposed Elder Care Facility and Acme 5 Nursery

  Question: When did City Officials know that the proposed Highlands Eldercare facility was too large by code? Emails obtained by Circling the News reveal that City officials know the proposed elder care facility in the Highlands was too large per … Continue reading

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October 2019: Caruso Cut Through City Bureacracy; Rec Center Parking Lot Paving

Question: How does a smart developer bypass the zoning code? Howard Robinson, who works as a land-use consultant spoke to the local Rotary Club and explained: “When Caruso acquired those properties, he proposed a new section be inserted into the … Continue reading

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Landmark and Seaview Construction May Place Strain on Tramonto Drive/Sunset/PCH

More than a decade ago, developers sought to build on the Revello landslide in the lower Castellammare area. The spectacular views of the ocean on the site near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway make this a … Continue reading

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“845 Via Gang” Created Lifelong Friendships

By BOB VICKREY Circling the News Columnist Back in the 1980s, if you drove past the rather lackluster storefront of All-Pro Health Foods at 845 Via de la Paz, you would have likely never guessed the creative work that was originating … Continue reading

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Realtor Michael Edlen Buys Last-Resort Portable Fire Shelters for Firefighters

  As the “giving season” goes into full swing, longtime Palisadian and Coldwell Banker realtor Michael Edlen continued his philanthropic ways by donating $10,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation. (Visit: “They are trying to raise $700,000 so that … Continue reading

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Longtime Commercial Owner Elliott Zorensky Puts La Cruz/Sunset Property Up for Sale

Longtime resident and commercial property owner Elliott Zorensky of UDO Realty has listed his Sunset (15220-15240) and La Cruz properties (15230-15234) with CBRE realty. Zorensky, who was president of the Palisades Business Improvement District until his resignation in July, announced … Continue reading

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Civic League to Review Residential  Construction Plans at Oct. 28 Meeting   

The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet on Monday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Tauxe Hall at the Community United Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz. The public is invited. The agenda has two homes, both new and … Continue reading

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