Category Archives: Sports

Win a Chance for Dinner with Steve Kerr

  Steve Kerr, the coach of the Golden State Warriors, and also the USA Olympic basketball team, has agreed to have dinner with the lucky winner of a raffle, sponsored by the Palisades Rotary Club. Tickets are $100 and only … Continue reading

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Blanck Celebrates 42 Years in Pacific Palisades

By CHAZ PLAGER More than 100 residents gathered on Marquez Avenue on March 26 to wish Gerry Blanck’s business a “Happy 42nd Birthday.” Blanck, or as his students call him, Sensei (teacher in Japanese), moved to the Palisades in 1982. After initially teaching … Continue reading

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5/10K Will Rogers Race Foundation Members Thanked

Special guests at the March 19 Optimist Club Meeting were Palisades Will Rogers 5/10K Run Foundation members Jimmy Klein and Mike Solum. Annually members of the foundation, which was formed in 2014, work as volunteers to host the Fourth of … Continue reading

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AYSO Region 69 Registration Opens

“We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our Fall Core Program registration, welcoming players born between 2007 and 2020,” said AYSO Region 69 Commissioner Lauren Colahan. She said that the region plans to bring back the popular Player Development Program … Continue reading

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Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studio Will Close

By CHAZ PLAGER There’s no easy way to say this: on March 31, the Palisades branch of Z-Ultimate Self Defense studios will be closing for good after 27 years. “A lot of things happened all at once, and well… I … Continue reading

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“Oh Happy Day!” PPBA Season Opens

Historically, the two happiest days in Pacific Palisades are the Fourth of July and Pacific Palisades Baseball Association’s (PPBA) opening day. Everyone seemed to be singing “Oh Happy Day, No more troubles and no skies of gray. . . .Oh … Continue reading

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Genesis Features Drama and Suprises: Matsuyama Wins

The Genesis 2024 was filled with surprises. Hideki Matsuyama, who was one of three players tied for seventh after the third round, won. Matsuyama, 31, had the lowest Round 4 score in the tournament since 1962. He is Japan’s top-ranked … Continue reading

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Players Tee Off for the First Round of the Genesis Open

FIRST ROUND ON THURSDAY: Seventy-seven elite golfers teed off today at the Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades. Tournament host Tiger Woods is one of those competing for the $4 million first place and a 2025 Genesis GV80 Coupe. The tournament … Continue reading

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Australian Golfer Adam Scott Always a Threat at the Riviera

Australian Adam Scott won the Genesis Invitational in 2020, but earlier that week, this editor was already betting he would come out on top. There are a lot of ways for spectators to approach the tournament at the Riviera Country … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Traffic Warnings for Genesis: Tee times

The Genesis Invitational is being held February 12 to 18. Tiger Woods has announced he will play, which means traffic will be heavy on the roads surrounding the Riviera Country Club, including Paul Revere Middle School. Teeing off at 9:25 … Continue reading

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