News

  • Spruzzo Debuts in the Highlands, Serves Tasty Meals 
      Ray Gowhari and his son Ryan have opened a new restaurant, Spruzzo, in the former Taste restaurant space in the Highlands Plaza at 538 Palisades Drive. The grand opening was held today, but Circling the News took advantage of the soft opening
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  • Westchester Residents Not Consulted about Safe Parking
    (Editor’s note: This is part two of a three part series exploring why the City turned a Rec Center parking lot into Safe Parking, taking spaces away from patrons.)  In 2016, the L.A. City Council approved an 18-month pilot program: Safe
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  • West Bureau Crime Statistics for 2021 vs. 2020
    (Editor’s Note: West Los Angeles Captain Jonathon Tom sent the following January 8 letter to the community.) As the Captain and Commanding Officer of West Los Angeles Area (WLA), I have been fortunate to work with and develop relationships with many
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  • Gas-Powered Blowers & Mowers Are Still Polluting Our Air
    A new California law (AB 1346) will require the state to adopt regulations regarding gas-powered tools, such as blowers and mowers, by July 1, 2022. It also bans their sale by the start of 2024, IF California’s Air Resource Board determines this is
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  • Westchester versus Pacific Palisades: Field Permits and the Safe Parking Program 
    (Editor’s note: Today we examine the difference between Westchester and Palisades Rec Centers and in tomorrow’s story, we’ll address Safe Parking in more depth.) What’s the difference between the Westchester and Pacific Palisades
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  • Enoteca 5/Cinque Terre WEST Offers a 5-Course “Wine Dinner”
    Enoteca 5/Cinque Terre WEST will host a wine dinner on January 19 with FIRRIATO Winery at 970 Monument Street. There will be five courses, all designed and prepared by Chef and Co-owner Chef Gianba Vinzoni with seven different wines to taste. The
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  • Viewpoint: To Anyone Who Has Lost a Pet
    (Editor’s note: The following letter appeared on Nextdoor Palisades. To anyone who doesn’t believe in kindness, love or hope, below is proof that these qualities indeed exist.)  Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed
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  • Columnist Susan Shelly to Speak at Republican Club Gathering January 23
    Susan Shelly, VP of communications for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, arguably the most influential taxpayer advocacy groups in California, will speak Sunday, January 23, in Pacific Palisades. Her topic is “What’s Going to Be on Your
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  • Viewpoint: Remembering Sidney Poitier
    (Editor’s note: This story is reprinted with permission. It initially ran on Facebook as a remembrance of Roger and Michelle Potash about Sidney Poitier. Potash is a veteran attorney and he and his wife are Palisades residents.) Roger Potash posted:
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Road Rage
    (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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