Category Archives: Sports

The 2024 Will Rogers 5/10K  Run Saw Fast Times . . . and Fun

Many runners had best times when they crossed the  finish lines at the 2024 July 4th 5/10K Will Rogers Race. While the rest of the southland was under an extreme heat wave, there was cloud cover and even a light … Continue reading

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Golf Summer Camps for Juniors

Another great choice for juniors with free time on their hands this summer is learning to play golf. This is an all-ages sport that one can play well into retirement. PGA Professional Carlos Rodriguez helps golfers from ages 9 to … Continue reading

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Bocce Awards Presented: Praise for the Program/Players

When asked how long she been playing bocce and why, the resident said she started playing about three years ago, “You meet so many people. It’s best community thing.” She continued, “You don’t have to have your own equipment, anyone … Continue reading

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Junior Tennis Camps through August

Your kid promised that they would do something every day this summer and you didn’t need them to sign up for camps. So far it has been nothing but sleeping late, and too much screen time. Luckily there’s a good … Continue reading

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2023 Champ Laura Osman Will Return to Defend Title

In her first time running the 10K Will Roger race, Laura Osman of Encino, captured the women’s division. She made it look easy last July, running 6:17 min/miles for a winning time of 38.59. The mother of two boys and … Continue reading

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Palisadian Miles Partain Qualifies for Olympics

Professional beach volleyball player Miles Partain will play for the USA in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Partain, 22, and partner Andy Benesh, 29, are ranked fourth in the world. The duo will be the youngest U.S. men’s beach team … Continue reading

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Palisades High Boys Tennis Team Takes City Section Title

The number-1 ranked Palisades Dolphins defeated Granada Hills 20 to 9 ½ on May 1 to win their 15th consecutive team title. This win marks Coach Bud Kling’s 52nd City Tennis Team Title and his 69th title for Boys and … 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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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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