News

  • Go See “Newsies:” Last Performances this Weekend
    Raw talent and sheer exuberance make “Newsies” a play you will want to see. If you have children or grandchildren, this is the ideal place to take them, too. Forty-two youth in grades third through eighth make an appearance in the production at the
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  • OBITUARY: Elias Soufo, 74, Long-time Resident, Beloved Shell Mechanic
    Elias Soufo, who was born August 1, 1947, passed away on July 13, two weeks shy of his 75th birthday. He was beloved by many in town because of his expertise and honesty in providing car maintenance and repairs at the Shell station on Sunset at Via
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Taking it “Covid” Easy
    (Editor’s note: Palisadian Alan Eisenstock’s 20th book, “Fierce Love,” came out May 3. He wrote it with Sonya Curry, the mom of NBA Legend Stephen Curry. A copy of the book  can be found at Collections Antiques and Books on Antioch Street in Pacific
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  • LETTERS: Regarding the Library Situation
    (Editor’s note: After Circling the News ran two letters from Palisades Library patrons on July 13, two more were received which are below.) We Have Stopped Using the Library: As a young family we love the opportunity (especially in the warmer
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  • 311 Will Work: Here Are Some Tips
    A reader wrote that they had called 311 because a large truck parked on Palisades Drive was blocking the view for people pulling out of a driveway. Initially, the reader tried the landline, and was directed to a Santa Monica operator.  Next, the
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  • High School Students Interested in Service Academies Can Meet Cadets
    If you have a high school student that might be interested in attending one of the five service academies, West Point (Army), Annapolis (U.S. Navel Academy), Colorado Springs (U.S. Air Force), Kings Point (U.S. Merchant Marines) or New London (U.S.
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  • CTN: Fact or B.S.: Rose Avenue is Affordable Housing
    Myth Busters B.S. #2 – Rose Avenue One of my son’s favorite television shows growing up was Mythbusters. Each episode focused on popular beliefs, Internet rumors or other myths. The cast would examine each myth and then either confirm or debunk it.
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  • Palisades Library Issues Need to be Addressed
    (Editor’s note: CTN has now received two letters (below) about problems at the local library. This editor, who used to be an avid user of the branch library, now goes to Collections Antiques and Books on Antioch, run by Jeff Ridgway. If he doesn’t
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  • Naming “THAT” Area North of Sunset Is a Problem
    Anyone who has ever argued with a spouse about what to name a child—or even a pet — knows there is no easy compromise. That’s why when my daughter was named Shelby, it wasn’t clear how that happened because my husband and I used
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  • Proposed Potrero Trail to Temescal Funded by Representative Lieu
    U.S. House of Representative Ted Lieu announced on July 5 that a community grant of $1.15 million had been approved to pay for the construction of a trail that will connect the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon Park with Temescal Canyon Road.
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