News

  • Viewpoint—Amazon’s Bookstore Is Closing: What a Shame
    By BOB VICKREY When we learned this week that all 68 of Amazon’s physical bookstores will be closing their doors, I pulled up a column I wrote for the Palisades News in 2018, after it was revealed that one of their stores would be opening in
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  • Renée Zellweger Turns to a True-Crime Project on TV
    By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News It might require more than a double-take to realize that’s former Palisadian Renée Zellweger in a new NBC miniseries about a murderous friend. The real-life woman she plays in “The Thing About Pam”
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  • Give Blood and Receive a Free Box of Cookies
    There is a great upcoming opportunity for all Pacific Palisades residents: give blood and receive a free box of Girl Scout cookies. The blood drive will be on Sunday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palisades Recreation Center at 851 Alma Real
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  • More Money Sought from the “Rich” for Homeless
    Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released a February 23 report “HHH Homeless Housing Tops $830K Per Unit, Urges City to Learn from Mistakes.” If the City has trouble learning from its mistakes, voters can’t be far behind. A proposed November
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  • Suggestions for Preparing for a Disaster
    Join the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, for a Zoom presentation “Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood,” which will explain different ways that residents could prepare for a disaster.
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Those Doggone Canadians
    (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. “A consuming tale of a broken legal system, its trail of ruin and
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  • Palisades Centennial Celebration Is Now Set for May 7 
    Our town’s year-long Centennial celebration began on January 14 when the Historical Society board members joined with members of the newly created Palisades Forestry Committee (a Community Council entity) to plant a ceremonial Coastal Live Oak on
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  • Obituary: Gretchen Miller, 80, Former PaliHi Community Service Coordinator
    Longtime resident Gretchen Elaine Miller passed away peacefully on January 18 at the age of 80. She had lived in Pacific Palisades on and off for more than 60 years, moving here with her family as a teenager when many of its rolling hills were still
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  • Learn How to Grow and Maintain Dahlias
      Pacific Palisades Garden Club will meet electronically at 7 p.m. on March 7 to hear Steve Hampson speak on “How to Grow and Maintain Dahlias.” (visit: pacpalgardenclub.org). Dahlias are a perennial that produces superb cut flowers. The
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  • Amazon Is Shutting Stores, Ending Amazon Books in Caruso’s Palisades Village
    A reader sent Circling the News a March 2 story that has appeared on Reuters, USA Today and CNBC, noting that Amazon will shut 68 retail stores, including Amazon Books, 4-Star, and Pop-up Shops. The story states that closures will affect stores
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