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Pastor Eric Schaefer

Palisades Presbyterian Church Eric Pastor Schaefer Has Moved to Nashville

By Corinne Bourdeau Special to the Palisades News As the Youth Pastor at Palisades Presbyterian Church for more than 23 years, Eric Schaefer always went way above and beyond the role of a youth minister. Under his stewardship, the Presbyterian youth group became a safe harbor for...
Carey Peck Skydivers start the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July parade by landing at the intersection of Swarthmore and Sunset Boulevard. This year, because of the Caruso Palisades Village construction, the landing has been moved to Sunset between Carey and Monument in front of Ralphs. Photographer Luis Velasquez captured the landing last year.

Trees in Palisades BID District to be Trimmed Before Fourth of July

The following press release was sent by the Pacific Palisade Business Improvement District (BID): The Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District (BID) announced they are starting to professionally trim all the trees within the district.  The first part of the ...
Accidents are frequent on Entrada near Kingman.

Entrada Drive Closed This Weekend

Entrada Drive will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, for the final stages of road repair. According to Councilman Mike Bonin’s District Director Debbie Dyner Harris, only local traffic will be allowed on the road. People should plan accordingly. After this wee...
Runners line up at one of the few track meets held at Palisades High this season. The track and the playing field ust be replaced this summer because surfaces are hard as rock, with divots everywhere. According to Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research, GMAX testing measures how many G’s of force a field can absorb upon impact, and how many are returned to the athlete. A high GMAX test value means the field is absorbing less impact, and returning more force to the player, resulting in a potentially dangerous situation that could cause injuries and concussions. Photo: Lesly Hall Photography

PaliHi Track and Field Renovations Put on Hold

By Laurel Busby Staff Writer PaliHi Director of Development Michael Rawson updated the school’s board on May 16 about planned summer renovations of the track and field. “We’re actively pursuing LAUSD approval,” said Rawson of his work with Interim Director of Operations D...
For many years the Radcliffe float, decorated by families who lived on the street, graced the parade. Photo: Shelby Pascoe

Build a Palisades Fourth of July Parade Float!

Every year, some people complain that there are not enough floats in the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade. That could change this year as the parade organizing committee Palisades Americanism Parade Association encourages Palisades children, teens and adults to join togeth...
Three vehicle accident on April 14, 2017 on PCH just north of Coastline Drive. Credit: Palisades Patrol

Ticketing Speeders On Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades Presents Problems

By Sue Pascoe Editor Los Angeles traffic officers cannot enforce speeding limits on streets that have not been surveyed recently. The speed survey on Sunset Boulevard from Pacific Coast Highway to the Beverly Hills city limit expired on Valentine’s Day this year. This means tha...
Santa Monica Fire Department seal

Santa Monica Fire Department Conducting Training Drills at Potrero Canyon This Week

The Santa Monica Fire Department will do training exercises in Potrero Canyon this week, according to Councilman Mike Bonin’s field deputy Lisa Cahill. The training days will be Tuesday, June 27, Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Cahill&n...
Giada De Laurentiis

Palisades Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal Is Author, Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis

By Libby Motika Palisades News Contributor It’s hard to get around your genes. And despite her parents discouraging her from becoming a chef, warning her of the hard work and male-dominated realm, food was it for Giada De Laurentiis. Now the glorified queen of Italian cooking o...
About 3,000 runners participate annually in the Will Rogers 5/10K Race. Photo: Shelby Pascoe

Pacific Palisades Runners: On Your Mark, Get Set, Race!

Registration Facts: Registration for the Will Rogers 5/10K race is $50 through June 29. Late registration from June 30 through July 4 is $60. Veterans can run for free, but must register. (Visit: Palisades10K.com). Day of race registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8 a.m. M...