News

  • Bathrooms at Split Rock Trailhead Are Disgusting
    (Editor’s note: We received a note from hikers who said the Split Rock Trailhead’s bathrooms were disgusting. The trailhead is a major starting place for hikers using the Temescal Ridge Trail, Skull Rock and Topanga State Park. There is a parking
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  • Draycott Owner Promises a “Sweet” Reward for Those Who Purchase a Floral Arrangement
    Anyone lunching at The Draycott, located in Caruso’s Palisades Village, on Thursday and Friday this week, is in for a sweet treat. If a customer buys a floral Valentine’s arrangement from L.A. Native during lunch service at the restaurant’s Terrace,
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  • My Daughter Adopted a Dachshund, Maybe
    My daughter Shelby, who moved to Austin, Texas, in July, sent a text asking me what I thought about her adopting a dog. Having gained one “granddog” when my son moved and couldn’t take his dog, I was not particularly encouraging. She lives in an
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Moving to Memphis or Nashville
    (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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  • Viewpoint: Housing and Care Needed for Those Preyed Upon
    (Editor’s note: the following January 27, 2022, Viewpoint “Many of Santa Monica’s Homeless Are Armed,” by John Alle was printed in the Santa Monica Daily Press and reprinted on the Culver City Observer. Santa Monica and Culver City are separate
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  • Lives Are Celebrated in Obituaries 
    In a December 16 OpEd in the Wall Street Journal (“An Obituary Is the Story of a Life, Not a Death”), Danny Heitman wrote: “I didn’t set out to write obituaries. I supposed no one does. A couple of years ago, I began editing the quarterly magazine
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  • LAPD Presents at Community Council Meeting
    LAPD officers are presenting to residents, via the Pacific Palisades Community Council, the challenges of policing in this community. The first of three presentations was on January 27, via Zoom. Crime is regularly reported on social media, such as
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  • Major Water Pipe Breaks on La Cruz; Street Needs Repaving
    A water main on La Cruz, installed back in 1953 when the street was paved, ruptured around 6:45 a.m. today. Kevin Niles, the adjutant for American Legion Ronald Reagan Post 283 located at the corner of Swarthmore and La Cruz,  said that the initial
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  • Readers Write: Caruso, Books and City Parking Lot
    (Circling the News readers commented on several recent Musings, including one from a reader who had a problem with Rick Caruso changing his party affiliation from no affiliation to Democrat. It was interesting to this editor that merely by printing
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  • Kinsey Collection Featured in L.A. Daily News
    Palisades residents Bernard and Shirley Kinsey and the couple’s art and artifacts collection was featured in the January 28 L.A. Daily News (“Creative Works, Creative Displays: SoFi Stadium is the latest unconventional setting for the Kinsey
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