Category Archives: Real Estate

DRB Discusses Renovation Plans for Historic Structures at Chautauqua/PCH Corner 

Plans regarding the two small buildings located at the triangular intersection between West Channel Road, Chautauqua and PCH came before the Pacific Palisades Design Review Board on January 13 on Zoom. Circling the News contacted local historian Randy Young prior … Continue reading

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Matt Damon Trades Pacific Palisades for Brooklyn Heights

One of my favorite movies last year was “Ford v. Ferrari,” co-starring Pacific Palisades resident Matt Damon. But Damon, who has been called one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, has now made it official: his home in the Riviera neighborhood … Continue reading

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Mystery Is Solved Re: ‘No Affordable Housing’ in the Palisades

Pacific Palisades residents were scolded and told by the City Planning Commissioners at an August meeting that they were elitist, that this town lacked affordable housing, and that residents needed to be shown the error of their ways. Even though … Continue reading

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Department of Toxic Substances Provides an Update on Former Contaminated Swarthmore Site

In July 2004, when business in Pacific  Palisades was thriving, and a local newspaper reported, “The only advertised storefront currently available for lease in the Village is the former Emerson-LeMay site (1,600-sq.-ft.) at 1045 Swarthmore, which has been vacant since … Continue reading

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Admiration for Historic Business Block Building Underlies a Cooperative DRB Hearing

In the second Pacific Palisades Design Review Board meeting regarding a “refresh” of the 1924 Business Block Building, located on Sunset Boulevard, admiration for the building and cooperation between Gensler (a global and design and architecture firm) and the DRB … Continue reading

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Business Block Building Plans Will Be Heard by Design Review Board This Wednesday

Revised exterior remodeling plans for the historic Business Block Building will be reviewed by the Pacific Palisades Design Review Board at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, September 23. The updated plan includes a warm cream color for the current “pink” building … Continue reading

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The Rise from Abject Poverty to Wealth

Sometimes you read or hear a story and your heart soars. On September 4, a friend alerted me, “Interesting feature in the Wall Street Journal today about the guy who won a $250 million lottery in South Dakota and is now … Continue reading

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Opinion: Would the Community Council Have More Clout As a Neighborhood Council?

At the Community Council’s candidate forum, held on Zoom on August 27, a candidate who is running unopposed for a seat on the council mentioned he would like to figure out how to get the City (and Councilman Mike Bonin) … Continue reading

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Diesel Trucks that Line Temescal Canyon Road Are for the Highlands Eldercare Project

Circling the News reported in a September 7 piece on Resilient Palisades, a new environmental group in Pacific Palisades, that rim residents above Temescal Canyon Road are concerned about the toxic fumes released by trucks idling along both sides of … Continue reading

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Letter: City Needs to Examine Its Ethical Behavior

Circling the News received the following letter from Barbara Kohn, former chair of the Pacific Palisades Community Council, a member of the Design Review Board (and past chair), and a past chair of the Pacific Palisades Residents Association, after she … Continue reading

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