News

  • OBITUARY: Actor Cliff Simon, 58, Dies in a Kiteboarding Accident
      Actor Cliff Simon, best known for playing the villain Ba’al on the “Stargate SG-1” television series, died on March 9 in a kiteboarding accident. His wife Collette reported his death on his Facebook page, writing “To Friends, family and fans,
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  • Palisades Civic League Meets Next Monday
    The Pacific Palisades Civic League will meet via Zoom on Monday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. because of the current stay-at-home, social distancing edicts. (The meetings are generally held the fourth Monday of each month.) This is the perfect opportunity
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  • Property Values in Venice Go Down
    When someone purchases a home, the hope is that it will turn out to be a good real estate investment, in addition to providing a nice place to live. But in the Mansion section of the Wall Street Journal on March 5, there was a headline that property
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  • Obituary: William Soren Mortensen, Long-time Resident
      William Soren Mortensen, who was born on July 19, 1932, passed away on February 28 at his home of 50 years in the Huntington Palisades. He was born in Philadelphia to Helen and Dr. William L. Mortensen, where his father was finishing medical
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  • LETTER: Captain Jonathan Tom Addresses Community
    (Editor’s note: LAPD Commanding Officer of the West L.A. Division Captain Jonathan Tom sent the following letter to the community.) March 11, 2021 As many of you know, the trial for Minneapolis Police Department Officer Chauvin started this week. We
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  • Alan Eisenstock’s Playlist: Fools on the Hill
    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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  • OBITUARY: David Galvan, Owner of a Temescal Food Truck
    David Galvan, owner of the popular food truck Galvan’s Catering, which has been a mainstay on Temescal Canyon Road since 1999, died on February 21. David was 52. He was born in the coastal town of Barra de Navidad in Jalisco, Mexico. His mother died
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  • The Miseducation of America’s Elites
    (Editor’s note: A resident sent me the following story from the City Journal and said she had participated in one of the meetings. Circling the News is respecting her request for anonymity. The story below is reprinted with permission by City
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  • Residents Ask Park Advisory Board for Help in Stopping Weekend Parties; PAPA May Seek Fireworks at the Park
    At the Palisades Recreation Center Park Advisory Board meeting on March 10, neighbors reported via Zoom that dangerous activities are happening in the park on Friday and Saturday nights. One resident said that partying is going on at the new
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  • Sheila Morovati: The Power of One to Make Change
    J.K Rowling wrote, “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” In this vein, Pacific Palisades resident Sheila Morovati has single-handedly made a
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