News

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2020 
    I remember thinking on New Year’s Eve 2019 that I was so done with the year and could hardly wait for 2020 to get started. Now a year older (and hopefully wiser), I will appreciate whatever the coming year brings. I am properly contrite for not
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  • Vittorio’s Ristorante Temporarily Closed on Marquez
    Circling the News received a January 1 email from Vanessa Pellegrini, one of the co-owners of Vittorio Ristorante on Marquez. “We had an employee test positive this morning. Out of an abundance of caution for our customers and staff, we are closing
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  • Bank of America Branch Office Is Temporarily Closed, Possibly for Weeks
    Circling the News received an email from a reader on Tuesday, stating “As you know, the Bank of America is closed. Do you have any information as to status, how long? It was a shock to us the other day when we went in there to get cash.” CTN posted
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  • Palisades High Alum Dane Elkins, 21, Is Still Missing and Family Seeks Help
    Dane Elkins, a Palisades High grad who holds 23 worldwide junior racquetball titles, has been reported missing and his family is seeking community help in finding him. A UC Santa Cruz engineering student, Elkins, 21, was last seen on December 20 at
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  • Pacific Palisades 2020 Year in Review
    JANUARY: WISHNICK WAY: Councilman Mike Bonin officially designated Antioch Street from Via de la Paz to Swarthmore Avenue as Arnie Wishnick Way. Arnie was executive director of the Palisades Chamber of Commerce (which is located on Antioch). He
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  • Ho!Ho!Ho! Pet Contest Winners Announced
    One of the biggest successes of this year’s Pacific Palisades Holiday Ho!Ho!Ho! celebration was the inaugural pet contest. People were asked to post a photo of their pet on Nextdoor Palisades and the top three winners were selected based upon
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  • McClure Tunnel Will Be Closed in Evenings as It Undergoes Safety Upgrades
    The McClure Tunnel in Santa Monica, built in 1935, will be closed weeknights, Monday through Friday, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting the first week in January for safety upgrades. Caltrans warns that “motorists should expect delays and are advised to
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  • Latest Pacific Palisades Crime Report through December 25
    The following crimes were reported in Pacific Palisades through December 25. Senior Lead Officer Moore sends this report every week. These are the reported crimes and residents are reminded to file police reports. BURGLARY: December 25, at 1:40
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: “Winter” Songs
    Editor’s note: When Palisadian Alan Eisenstock is not researching and writing one of his nonfiction books (18 thus far!), he pursues what he calls “a crazy labor of love side project” that he started in mid-March: sending a weekly Covid-themed
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  • Bravo, Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troupe! 
    The Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troupe presented a Zoom edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on December 16. Annually the TPAT presents a radio play at Christmas for residents of Pacific Palisades. This year, more than 118 people
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