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Youth Need to Have More Stake in Palisades

BY CHAZ PLAGER Fights in high schools aren’t uncommon by any means. They can happen for any number of reasons— love quarrels, money troubles, random aggression, and more. But they’re also not a regular occurrence. According to a survey by … Continue reading

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PaliHi Graduates a Record 753 in the Class of 2024

It was overcast with “June Gloom” during the Palisades High School graduation on June 6 at 3 p.m.  The ceremony started with the processional “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the school orchestra and concert band. The Class of 2024 was … Continue reading

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Leo Craig Selected as Harvard-Westlake’s Valedictorian

When 289 students graduated from Harvard-Westlake on June 7, the valedictorian was Palisades resident Leo Craig. During the ceremony, his speech centered around David Brooks’ book “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.” After reading a review of … Continue reading

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Annika Johansson Selected Best Supporting Actress

Palisades High School junior Annika Johansson was selected Best Supporting Actress at the Jerry Herman High School Musical Theater Award Show at the Pantages in Hollywood on May 5. Each year, The Jerry Herman Awards invites four of the participating high schools … Continue reading

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130 Years of Celebrating Fiesta in the Canyon

The annual Canyon Elementary School Fiesta was held on May 19, at the school at 421 Entrada Drive. This was the 130th year of holding a fiesta at the second-oldest surviving school in L.A. County. “I would like to thank … Continue reading

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Town Fair Celebrated in Grand Style on May 18

St. Matthews Parish School was once again the site of the annual Town Fair on Saturday May 18, at the school located at 1031 Bienveneda Avenue. The event started in 1953 as a quintessential community event, bringing together students, parents, … Continue reading

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Prom, a Rite of Passage, Celebrated at PaliHi

By CHAZ PLAGER 7:30 PM, Union Station, May 18. A thudding bass can be heard reverberating from the west entrance to the station, coupled with flashing lights muted by the frosted glass on the windows. A sign is hung next … Continue reading

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St. Matthews Celebrates 75th Anniversary

St. Matthew’s Parish School marked its 75th anniversary with a series of celebratory events on May 3 in the school meadow off Bienveneda Avenue. The celebration started with a short chapel.  Then students in preschool through eighth grade, faculty, staff … Continue reading

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17 Nonprofits Benefit from Will Rogers 5/10K Foundation Funding

Seventeen organizations were the recipients of grants of $40,000 that was donated to the Palisades Optimist Club by the Palisades Will Rogers Run Foundation (PWR). The Foundation, which runs the 5/10K Fourth of July Race, partnered with Optimists, to select … Continue reading

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60th Class Reunion Being Organized for PaliHi

Entitled “Don’t Miss the Boat,” sailing on 60 years later, the Palisades High School summer class of 1964 is planning a reunion on Friday, September 20. Wendy (Price) Anderson wrote that “this was the first graduating class to go straight … Continue reading

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