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  • Tom Hanks Offered the True Spirit of Giving

      BY BOB VICKREY When my friend Katie owned Village Books in Pacific Palisades, local resident Tom Hanks was a regular customer and visited the store often. One year
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  • ‘The Polar Express’ Christmas Classic Nears 40

      (Editor’s note: CTN received a December 22 email from Bob Vickrey, who wrote: “In keeping with the Holiday spirit, I’m sending along a story I wrote about
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  • The Birth of a Child Is the Birth of Hope

    Walking to the Maggie Gilbert Aquatics Center at 6 a.m. today to go swimming, a Christmas Carol popped into my head. As children we sang and presented a program of carols and
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  • Friends Book Donations and Sales to Resume in 2024

    One of the great benefits of living in Pacific Palisades has been the Friends of the Library donations and book sales. The volunteer-led organization had to stop that
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  • Agencies Brought Together for Hillside Task Force: Encampments Cleaned

    Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin organized a Hillside Task Force, which met at Will Rogers State Beach by Lifeguard Headquarters at 7 a.m. on December 18. Assembled
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  • Housefire on Lecco Lane

    A housefire was reported at 9:54 a.m. at 17840 Lecco Lane in the Castellammare area of Pacific Palisades. According to LAFD’s spokesperson Brian Humphrey, it was an offensive
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  • Join the Homeless Count in Pacific Palisades

    The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness is assisting the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count by canvassing this area on Wednesday, January 24. Volunteers will be
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  • Gates Security Suspended Because the Word Ranger Used

    Several readers sent this editor a query about Gates Security, a popular and responsive private security company that patrols Pacific Palisades. The CEO of Gates is Scott
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  • Bradley Cooper Is Maestro Leonard Bernstein

    By BERNICE FOX Maestro is Bradley Cooper’s labor of love. And labor, he did, to get his film about Leonard Bernstein correct. Cooper, who lives in Pacific Palisades, not only
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  • 15 Years Later, a Town Clock Was Installed

    It only took 15 years for the idea to become a reality. Today, at 6 a.m., December 20, a town clock was placed at the heart of the Palisades commercial business district.
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