Blog Posts

  • Fire Station 69 Has a Delayed Response Time, Thanks to a Damaged Garage Door
    The Fire Station 69 front garage door, which allows fire engines and emergency vehicles to exit onto Sunset (at Carey), was badly damaged around 3 a.m. on December 12 when struck by a hit-and-run driver’s vehicle. By the time firefighters came
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  • Former Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayor  Rita Moreno Is Rose Parade Co-Grand Marshal
    “Ain’t It Grand: Moreno a Parade Star” was the headlined story in the L.A. Daily News on December 29. Rita Moreno, actress Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez will be the co-grand marshals for Wednesday’s Rose Parade. People in
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  • L.A. Department of Sanitation Explains how to Recycle Christmas Trees
    The L.A. Department of Sanitation (LASAN) will accept recycled Christmas trees and for safety reasons, urge you remove the tree from your home after Christmas or once it becomes dry. To recycle remove all the decorations, the tinsel and the stand
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  • Viewpoint: What to Do about Bullying and Fighting: Not My Kid
    My dog and I regularly walk by Palisades Garden Café on our loop through town. My pooch particularly likes to go by the picnic tables on the sidewalk (along La Cruz), in hopes of securing an errant French fry on the ground. After school, the place
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  • December Showers Bring Green Growth to Our Canyons and Mountains
      According to Carol Leacock, the town’s County-certified rainmeister, Pacific Palisades has already received a healthy 7.88 inches this season, which began July 1. On November 19-20, there was 0.36 inches of rain in Leacock’s rain
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  • Celebrate the New Year’s at The Draycott
    If you don’t know where to go to celebrate the end of a decade and welcome 2020, The Draycott will be open on New Year’s Eve. “We would love to ring in the New Year with our neighbors and friends,” restaurant co-owner Marissa Hermer told Circling
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  • ‘Silent Night’ Could Be the Start of a Miracle
    My second born had colic. During the day he was the sweetest child, but at night he turned into Mr. Jekyll, a screaming stranger. My daughter, who was barely two, suddenly wouldn’t leave my side. Never. For any reason. Needing a break, my husband
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  • Comedian Ronnie Shakes Strikes with Edgy Holiday Humor
    Comic Ronnie Shakes, who was raised Catholic, loved making fun of the holidays. “Fruitcake. I hate fruitcake. What the hell is that stuff? I can’t find any fruit in there. Just these sticky, chewy, gummy, multi-colored things in there. “Things you
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  • From Nebraska to Heaven in 91 Years
    “In the Bleak Midwinter,” a Christmas carol, tumbled into my thoughts as we drove from Rapid City, South Dakota, to Valentine, Nebraska. It was the third week of December and the world was dark. The sky was black, no moon, but the stars were
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  • “845 Via Gang” Created Lifelong Friendships
    By BOB VICKREY Circling the News Columnist Back in the 1980s, if you drove past the rather lackluster storefront of All-Pro Health Foods at 845 Via de la Paz, you would have likely never guessed the creative work that was originating from the small
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