News

  • Homeless Task Force Now Can Afford Mental Health Officer
    Anyone purchasing a chicken sandwich or a beer by the fairway on Hole 18 at the Genesis Golf Tournament in February would have been surprised by the cheerfulness and the amount of work that the volunteers manning the concession stand put in the
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  • Groza Care Foundation to Help Ukrainian Children
    Groza Learning Center, located at 881 Alma Real, has offered tutoring, test prep, private schooling, assessments and summer programs for students in kindergarten through college, since 2002. Groza Learning Center Director Tatyana Yukhtman was born
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  • Circling the News: Hodge Podge
    JOB OPPORTUNITY: Maggie, an elder at the Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church, wrote that they want to hire a new director of children and family ministry to work 30 hours per week to develop and supervise the children, youth and family programs.
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  • Woman’s Nightmare Relived: Convicted Santa Monica Rapist Gets Four Consecutive Life Sentences
    (Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Westside Current on April 8 and is reprinted with permission.) It was a moving day in the Airport Courthouse in Westchester Friday when sentencing was handed down to convicted rapist Dylan James
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  • Emmy-Nominated Kathryn Bostic Featured in Chamber Music Final Concert
    Kathryn Bostic, an Emmy-nominated and award-winning composer and artist known for her work on films, TV, and theater, will present the World Premiere of her composition “Good Morning Kayla Four” at Chamber Music Palisades final concert. The musical
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  • Earth Day Opportunities: Beach Cleaning or Festival at Will Rogers
    EARTH DAY OPPORTUNITIES: Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson was concerned about the environment in the United States, especially after the massive 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. With the publication
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  • Obituary – Weslie McKay, Revere Teacher, Long-time Resident
    Weslie Ann McKay passed away peacefully on January 31, 2022. She was 84. Weslie was born on March 22, 1937, in Glendale, California, to Thomas and Lillian McKay.  She graduated from Glendale High School in 1955. She attended UCLA and earned a
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: A Slap, A Punch?
    (Editor’s note: Palisadian Alan Eisenstock’s 19th book “Redeeming Justice” co-written with Jarrett Adams, came out on September 14 and was named the Best Book of September by Amazon. When Eisenstock is not writing, he pursues what he calls “a crazy
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  • Kyrgyszstan Natives Open “Pancake” Eatery on Via
    While we waited in line at a local supermarket, a resident asked me, “Have you done a story about the place on Via de la Paz? They have the best blinis.” I told her no, but promised that Circling the News would stop by, which this editor did on
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  • Pacific Palisades 1958 Killer Slide
    (Editor’s note: Stewart Slavin posted the story below on his Facebook. Circling the News asked if we could post it for readers. Slavin is a longtime resident who has worked as a foreign correspondent in Asia and the Pacific granted his permission.
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