Category Archives: Sports

Former Pepperdine Golfer Sahith Theegala Joins the Pros

(Editor’s note: I covered the Genesis Open in 2017 and was so impressed by the collegiate champ, Sahith Theegala, that I wrote a story about the Pepperdine sophomore. There was something about his quiet confidence and focus that made me … Continue reading

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Palisades-Malibu YMCA Will Gradually Reopen Starting June 29

The first phase of the reopening of the Palisades-Malibu YMCA will take place on Monday, June 29. Y Executive Director Jim Kirtley told Circling the News in a June 25 email, “We are excited to re-open your Palisades Y and bring … Continue reading

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Will Rogers 5/10K 4th of July Run Evolves

So you’re not an athlete and you’ve never run a 5K or even jogged around the block? This is absolutely your year to donate to the Palisades Will Rogers 5 & 10K Run and receive a T-shirt. The July 4th races … Continue reading

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Gyms, Fitness Centers and Dance Studios, Including Westside Ballet, Fight for Survival Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

  Yvonne Mounsey founded Westside School of Ballet in 1967 and trained dancers of all ages until her passing in 2012. A former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced the lead in numerous ballets for George Balachine. … Continue reading

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Years in the Works, There’s a New Hydration Station/Water Fountain at Will Rogers State Park

A brotherhood of local runners is responsible for the hydration station/water fountain that was installed by the restrooms at Will Rogers State Park in early March. The saga of how it took 18 years for this water station  to become … Continue reading

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Junior Lifeguard Program Cancelled This Summer

For many Pacific Palisades residents, the L.A. County Junior Lifeguard program has presented the perfect summer solution for youth, ages 9 to 17. The program, which is affordable, especially for families that have more than one child, provides instruction in water safety, … Continue reading

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Bocce Courts: Veterans’ Park Is NOT Open

Although four people were playing bocce at Veterans’ Gardens at the Palisades Recreation Center on Sunday, the site has not been officially dedicated and the area is not open. A Palisades resident wrote to CTN on Sunday: “We’ve now seen the veterans … Continue reading

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SPORTS: Car Racing Takes Place in Pacific Palisades and AJ Lord is the Pinewood Derby Winner

So, you thought there were no sports taking place in Los Angeles the past six weeks because of Covid-19. Wrong. Fast cars were on display at the annual Pinewood Derby on April 25 in Pacific Palisades, as members of Cub … Continue reading

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Heineman Brothers Patiently Wait for a Major League Baseball Season; Produce a Video for Little Leaguers

Major league baseball players Tyler and Scott Heineman, who grew up in Pacific Palisades, should already be playing in ballparks across the country this month. Tyler, a catcher, who finished last season with the Miami Marlins and had signed with the … Continue reading

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Groza and PaliSkates: Two Ways to Help with Home Schooling

Groza Recommends Activities: Groza Learning Center in the 881 Alma Real building sent an email with a list of activities to cure home schooling boredom. One was baking. The easiest way to teach kids fractions, which then leads to learning … Continue reading

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