Blog Posts

  • Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri Emerge from the Ash
    And Are Featured in a New Exhibit at the Getty Villa By LIBBY MOTIKA Special to Circling The News Photos courtesy Getty Villa A masterful curatorial accomplishment has been realized at the Getty Villa. A large collection of discoveries unearthed
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  • Public Tennis Courts 7 and 8 at the Recreation Center
    Went Down in February, Still Need to be Repaired In February, a large sinkhole opened in the Frontera parking lot by the tennis courts below the Field of Dreams at the Palisades Recreation Center. Even though the sinkhole was repaired months ago,
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  • Pacific Palisades’ Chuck Lorre’s New
    Sitcom and New IMAG Ball Cap By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News After settling in to talk with entertainment reporters and television critics about his new sitcom, “Bob Hearts Abishola,” Palisadian Chuck Lorre reached into a bag at his feet
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  • Basketball Floor at Small Gym Needs to Be Refinished–
    Again–After July Sewage Spill Warps the New Wood The aging small gym floor at the Palisades Recreation Center was finally replaced in early July with money from the L.A. Clippers organization and team owners Steve and Connie Ballmer. The group
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  • Palisades Cares Drive for School Supplies
      For Homeless Children Is Underway Palisades Cares, founded by Palisades resident Marie Steckmest, has launched its annual drive for school supplies for homeless children served by School on Wheels. As you shop for your children, consider
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  • Palisadian Scott Heineman Gets Two Hits in
    (Editor’s note: the photos were taken from the television screen and I apologize for the lack of quality. I’ve done  other stories about Scott and his baseball career, which can also be found on this
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  • Movies in the Park Opens This Saturday with
    Arnie Wishnick Night and ‘Back to the Future’ It is supposed to be 100 degrees in the Valley this Saturday and even hotter in the desert. What does that mean for Pacific Palisades residents? The temperature will be a balmy 70+ degrees for the first
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  • Happenings Around the Palisades:
      (1) Via Repaving, (2) Tree Down, (3) ADA Playground   Via de la Paz Is Being Repaved For more than two weeks “No Parking” signs (6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) were placed the length of Via de la Paz, and street paving vehicles were parked near the Via
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  • Eucalyptus Tree Chopped Down Illegally at 725 Almar,
    Residents Urged to Be Vigilant about Parkway Cutting A reader alerted Circling the News in a July 24 email, “This morning, at 725 Almar Ave, a beautiful, healthy eucalyptus was taken out. This tree matched all the others on this designated
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  • Scouts Work on Self-Confidence, Leadership
    And the Ability to Solve Problems If someone told you that you could enroll your child in a program that would give them leadership experience while being mentored by community stalwarts, would you do it? At a July parents weekend at Scout camp in
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