News

  • Skirball Exhibition: Quilts Tell the Story of America
    Story and Photos:  LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor My great-grandmother Dora Burdick’s crazy quilt commands a wall in my house like a stained-glass window, its luminous satin patches jigsawing around a central 5-point star. On closer
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  • Mike Hartman: The Real-Life Oscar Madison
      By BOB VICKREY At a recent informal memorial service for former Palisadian Mike Hartman, which was held on the grounds of the Palisades Recreation Center, one young man described Mike’s wardrobe when they first met. “Mr. Hartman was wearing
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  • Local Students Participate in the Forestry Challenge
    Thirteen students from Palisades Charter High School participated in the 2022 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge in November. The event was held at Hume SoCal in Green Valley Lake, and 93 students from 10 schools helped prepare a Forest Management
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  • Tennis Pro Frances Tiafoe Chats with Seven Arrow Students
    There were videos of tennis pro Francis Tiafoe defeating No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal at the 2022 U.S. Open in the quarter finals. On December 12, Seven Arrow students watched in awe as this athlete made play after play – and then he was in the room with
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  • BLM Files New Motion Against Jackie Lacey in 2020 Case
    (Editor’s note: reprinted with permission in conjunction with Westside Current. The story first appeared on that news site December 15.) Between 30 and 40 Black Lives Matter members, including co-founder Melina Abdullah, went to Jackie and David
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  • Spelling Bee Provides Excitement and Levity
    By CHAZ PLAGER Before Palisades High School started its grueling end of the semester testing, student leadership decided there needed to be a way to release some of the tension. The solution? A spelling bee. Leadership held a school-wide spelling
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  • National League of Young Men Craft Blankets for Charity
    The Palisades/Brentwood Chapter of the National League of Young Men, Inc. (NLYM) recently participated in a philanthropy event for The Painted Turtle Project founded by Paul Newman. The high-school aged young men spent hours sewing blankets for
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  • Mike Lanning Named Citizen of the Year
    No resident has had more impact on youth in Pacific Palisades than Mike Lanning. It was only appropriate that he finally be recognized as Citizen of the Year for his nearly 70 years of devotion of helping to raise generations of ethical young
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  • Hanukkah Celebration Starts December 18
    Hanukkah, which is referred to as the Festival of Lights, will begin on sundown on Sunday, December 18, and will continue for eight days. There will be a Menorah Lighting from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 18 on Swarthmore Avenue. Hosted by the Chabad
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  • Bring a Gift, Get a Gift at the Library
    Palisades Branch teens are hosting a gift swap from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 at the Palisades Branch Library community room, 861 Alma Real. Residents are urged to bring any gently-worn, clean clothes, gently-used toys, unused holiday
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