News

  • Volunteer for the Annual Homeless Count
    (Editor’s note: Volunteers Kim Clary and David Morena, who are organizing the Pacific Palisades Homeless Count, said they are short of volunteers. The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) has decided to do their own recruiting
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  • Community Council’s Land Use Committee to Discuss Zoning Regulations
    An October CTN story about oversized construction (“Neighbors Are Angry and Frustrated over Confusing Residential Building Regulations. What Can be Done?”) noted that at 16820 Edgar in the Marquez neighborhood, the building permit was for a
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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Design Review Board Decision Was Not Taken Lightly
      (Resident Barbara Kohn served as the chief financial officer for No Oil, Inc. and Save the Coast Foundation, which ultimately blocked Occidental Petroleum from drilling for oil below Via de las Olas and offshore. She was a Community Council
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  • Gerry Blanck’s Dojo at 881 Alma Real Closes, After 27 Years
    Classes were just spooling up again for students at Gerry Blanck’s Martial Arts Center in the 881 Alma Real building, when Blanck was told that he had to evacuate his basement space by the end of December. “The kids were so sad,” he told Circling
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  • Looking for Meals in All the Wrong Place
      By BOB VICKREY The author and satirist Fran Lebowitz once said “I would eat at home more often but there’s no food there.” In recent years, I’ve adopted Fran’s motto. I’ve been single perhaps way too long, and usually start preparation for
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  • Lawsuit Has Been Filed over Hyperion July Spill
    A class-action lawsuit was filed January 4, alleging negligence by the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation that led to the massive sewage spill at the Hyperion Water Treatment plant in July. The suit, filed by Parris Law Firm and Bloom Injury Law,
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  • VIEWPOINT: Covid, My Husband Joe and Me
    By PEPPER EDMISTON, Circling the News Contributor DECEMBER 30, 2021: Covid has been especially tough for us Baby Boomers. What with hair dye, face fillers, plastic surgery, fat extraction, breast-raising and other modern magic, we look nothing like
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  • Sew Chateau Store to Close on Via; Will Host a Party on Saturday
      Sew Chateau owner Shane LaLonde has announced to clients and her newsletter list that her store at 833 Via de la Paz will be closing. She is hosting a closing party this Saturday, January 8, from noon to 5 p.m. and urges all of her former
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  • Rotarians Honor Matt Rodman as Business Person of the Year
    Matt Rodman, who was named by the Rotary Club as Business Person of the Year in Pacific Palisades, received his award at a dinner at Casa Nostra on December 16. At the dinner, Rodman said, “Receiving this award as the leader of local nonprofit
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  • Palisades Branch Library FINALLY Reopens with a Fresh New Look 
    When the library doors opened on December 27 at 10 a.m., Palisades Branch Senior Librarian Mary Hopf welcomed two longtime members of the community. “We missed you so much,” she said. The two responded, “Not as much as we missed you.” Inside, the
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