Category Archives: Viewpoint

Palisades Democratic Club Letter to L.A. Times Editorial Board, Regarding Endorsement

  (Editor’s note: the following letter was submitted to the L.A. Times editorial board and is reprinted with permission in CTN. For a quick summary of the controller candidates, visit:  https://www.circlingthenews.com/follow-the-money-controllers-race/ ‎ ) Dear L.A. Times editorial board: The Pacific Palisades Democratic … Continue reading

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READERS WEIGH IN: CATHAY PALISADES/CARUSO, PARADE THEME, MAYERS AND FOSSIL FUELS

Readers Write: CATHAY PALISADES AND CARUSO: One reader had a suggestion to avoid the imminent closing of Cathay Palisades, a long-time family restaurant, in this high-priced town. “If Mr. Caruso is so intent on becoming the mayor of Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Letter–Participate in Pacific Palisades Centennial Publication and Buy a Blanket

(Editor’s note: Barbara Kohn, the president of the Pacific Palisades Historical Society, sent the following letter.) Dear Leaders of an HOA, Individuals, Organizations and Business owners, This is your chance to be part of the Pacific Palisades Centennial Publication. Please … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Let’s Acknowledge, then Work Together for Quality of Life

(Editor’s note: The following Viewpoint is in response to Cindy Simon’s Viewpoint, “Please Fix Our Beautiful City,” that ran on March 8 in Circling the News.) By ADAM WOLMAN Special to Circling the News Before dismissing progressives or the fringes … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Please Fix Our Beautiful City

By CINDY SIMON I am returning from five days in New York City where I once again saw zero homeless tent encampments. What I did see were parks and green spaces being enjoyed by young and old. Benches filled with … Continue reading

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Viewpoint—Amazon’s Bookstore Is Closing: What a Shame

By BOB VICKREY When we learned this week that all 68 of Amazon’s physical bookstores will be closing their doors, I pulled up a column I wrote for the Palisades News in 2018, after it was revealed that one of … Continue reading

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Wilbur and Babe: Pigs Are “People,” Too

By PEPPER EDMISTON Special to Circling the News You know how in large families; some children are less equal than others? It just happens. Birth order, a sibling’s special need, a clash of personalities, a divorce, external events, all can … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Some Neighbors Are Surprised by Golf Noise and School Traffic

Some of the people who live in the “Polo Fields” neighborhood — the land between Paul Revere Middle School and the historic Riviera golf course — are shocked that kids go to school or that golfers use the course.  Even … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Teen and Mom Examine Relationship

by JULIA ABBOTT (Editor’s note: Palisades High School senior Julia Abbott, placed second in the 2021 Optimist International Oratorical World Championships earning $10,000 in scholarship money. The Brentwood resident, who spoke on the theme “Healing the World with Optimism,” penned … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: The Problem with Community Forums

Local community forums are handy – especially in locating and finding lost dogs and alerting neighbors that a road may be closed. These forums have a problem, however, when more complicated issues are involved, such as politics and science. These … Continue reading

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