News

  • Thoughts from C.S. Lewis About the Bomb
    (Editor’s note: A reader tipped me off about this C.S. Lewis essay. I found it interesting.) “On Living in an Atomic Age” by C.S. Lewis in a 1948 Essay “In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. ‘How are we to live in an
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  • January Homeless Count Is Cancelled in Los Angeles County Because of the Pandemic
      Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) Board member Kim Clary attended a December 4 virtual meeting of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission to discuss the January 2021 Point in Time Homeless Count. The count
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  • PLUM Committee Approves Jack-in-the-Box Project; Councilman Bonin Missing in Action
    Before the City Land Use and Planning Management meeting on December 3 regarding the Jack-in-the-Box development, Circling the News sent an email to Councilman Mike Bonin. The proposed development for that site, at 17346 Sunset, would be a
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  • Donations Sought for “Santa Claus” Saturday
    Corpus Christi Parish will conduct a drive-thru, Covid-safe donation opportunity this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot, at the corner of Carey and Sunset. A parishioner wrote Circling the News: “We look forward to seeing you
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  • John Evans, a Former Teacher, Charts New Direction for Village School
    When John Evans was hired as head of school for Village School last spring, little did he think that the beginning of the 2020-21 school year would be one of social distancing, virtual learning and applying for school waivers. He has faced all these
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  • Opinion: Venting about the Lack of Common Sense
    The County has closed outdoor dining at restaurants and Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would give restaurant workers a one-time payment of $800. Of course, this means that workers have to go on the SERVE website (starting December 7), fill out an
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  • Letter: Planning and Land Use Management Committee Violates Brown Act
    (Editor’s note: This letter was sent today after the Planning and Land Use Management Committee meeting held on December 8, yesterday. It was impossible to join the meeting for the first hour or so. Circling the News made numerous attempts.)
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  • Rita Moreno’s Sitcom Ends
    By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News The reboot of “One Day at a Time” is unable to find a new network. So, the show has ended. This version of the beloved comedy starred former Pacific Palisades honorary mayor Rita Moreno as the
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  • Other Ideas for Gifts: SAVE OUR RESTAURANTS!!!
      RESTAURANTS: Our favorite restaurants have struggled since March to stay open during the pandemic lockdowns. First they were relegated to serving only takeout, which meant laying off waiters and busboys. Then they were gradually allowed to
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  • The Carr Reubens Author ‘How to Marry Your Second Husband First’
    An alarming statistic about relationships is about half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. When I was doing stand-up comedy, I quipped, “Why don’t they marry every other couple?” Unfortunately, second marriages have even a higher
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