Palisades Residents Keep Busy:

Knitting Caps for Kids:

These hats made by locals are slated for hospitals.

Hats for Hope is supported through a Pacific Palisades United Methodist women’s service project.  Starting in February, the group made yarn hats that were and are donated to children in the hospital with cancer.

The yarn hats are made on a hat loom. One participant told CTN that the “process is easy to learn, that one doesn’t need to know how to knit in order to use the loom.”

A hat usually takes about one and half hours to make and those who would like to learn how are invited to stop by the United Methodist Church at 801 Via de la Paz, on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

“We did this so we could give the hats to kids with cancer but have decided to continue so we can give caps to hospitals and other groups that can use them,” the volunteer said.

If you already knit or crochet and would like to add a hat to the collection, call the church office (310) 454-5529.


Orchid Show in Santa Barbara:

Members of the Malibu Orchid Society (left to right) who assembled a display of orchids are Alice Hall, John Delfino, Marc Better and Birute Vileisis.


The Malibu Orchid Society, which is actually based in Pacific Palisades, is participating in the  International Santa Barbara Orchid Show this weekend. Six different members Marc Better, John Delfino, Carolyn Fank, Alice Hall, Alfred Hockenmaier, and Jen Poulakos all contributed orchids for the show.

If you’re in Santa Barbara, the show is Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Earl Warren Fair Grounds.

After viewing the show, the adjacent Vendor’s Pavilion will have lots of orchids for sale. The show is indoors, so it will be open rain or shine.

The Santa Barbara is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious orchid shows in the United States, reflecting the rich agricultural and orchid-growing history of Santa Barbara County.

Visitors from all over the world view orchid displays installed by local, national and international artisans and orchid enthusiasts. There are exhibits of orchid art, photography and floral arrangements. There is also a workshop and demonstration schedule. (

Former Mayor Eric Garcetti Renominated:

A resident wrote CTN “Garcetti’s appointment has resurfaced and Justin Kloszko and Jon Pelts article in Knock LA in May 2022 (‘Former City Lawyer Says Garcetti’s Office, DWP Steered Bogus Contracts’) needs to be sent to US Senators, asap.” The article relates to Garcetti’s awareness and involvement of the wrongdoing of the City, the City Attorney and the LADWP.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that “The nomination of former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to New Delhi was advanced out of a committee Wednesday in a 13-8 vote, bringing him closer to final confirmation by the full Senate at a crucial moment for U.S.-India relations.

“The nomination has been held up for more than a year due to some lawmakers’ concerns that Mr. Garcetti turned a blind eye to allegations that a former top aide sexually harassed subordinates and made racist comments. Despite the headwinds, the White House has stood by Mr. Garcetti, who was a prominent ally of President Biden during his presidential campaign, and Mr. Biden renominated him this year.”


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