News

  • CRIME: LAPD Discovers Fire Pit; Weekly Crime
    LAPD Beach Patrol Discovers Fire Pit The LAPD Beach Patrol that works with the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness made a discovery on March 29. A firepit had been set up at the base of the Via de las Olas bluffs near Temescal Canyon Road
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  • Did You Score 100 Percent?
    On March 25, Circling the News offered readers a quiz about the L.A. Department of Water and Power to see if they could understand why some of their bills have risen astronomically since 2013. There was a class action lawsuit because of overcharging
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  • Marilyn Crawford Organized Unique Party Favors: Try Joan Graves Chocolate Cake
    Marilyn Crawford who started working with Arnie Wishnick at the Palisades Chamber of Commerce in December 1999, was responsible for helping to organize the annual Chamber installation dinners. One year she sought recipes from celebs and other
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  • Letter: Coastal Permit Invalid; Waiting City Response
    (Editor’s note: The following letter was sent on March 28 and shared with Circling the News. Dersh had pointed out to the City in an earlier email that the building permit was issued in May 2016 and construction did not start until January 2020 with
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  • Trunk Line Ruptures Sending Thousands of Gallons of Water down Sunset
    A trunk/main water line ruptured in the 16100 block of Sunset Boulevard (at Muskingum) at 7:43 p.m. on Sunday evening. Water flowing downhill like river rapids made it dangerous for pedestrians and motorists. LAFD responded and all lanes of Sunset
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  • CRIME: Shooting on PCH Near Temescal Canyon Road 
    Circling the News received the following information from a resident, who was traveling southbound on Temescal Canyon Road around 7 a.m. today (Sunday). “A man on the side of the road right at PCH and Temescal was lying on the ground. He says he was
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  • Novelist Larry McMurtry Dies at Age 84
    (Editor’s note: Larry Jeff McMurtry (June 3, 1936 – March 25, 2021) was an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work was predominantly set in either the Old West or Texas. Movies adapted from McMurtry’s works
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Worry, Doubt and Trouble
    Editor’s note: When Palisadian Alan Eisenstock is not researching and writing one of his nonfiction books (18 thus far!), he pursues what he calls “a crazy labor of love side project” that he started a year ago: sending a weekly Covid-themed
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  • House at Marquez and Ida Continues to Generate Controversy
    The oversized house at 16769 Marquez Ave. (corner of Ida), which appears to be four stories high while violating setback requirements, continues to generate controversy. One neighbor has described the house as “Westminster Abbey in the middle of a
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  • Visiting with Three Seniors Who Meet Weekly for an Outdoor Lunch and Camaraderie during the Pandemic
      Circling the News received a tip from a resident, who wrote: “I’m surprised that you have not published a feel-good story about the 90-year-olds meeting at the Veterans’ Garden every Tuesday at noon for lunch, social interaction and
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