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‘Strut Your Mutt’ Hopes to Fetch $2 Million

August 28, 2014

What started as a small dog walk event in Utah more than 20 years ago has grown into a multi-million dollar fundraiser benefiting hundreds of shelters and rescue groups around the country. Best Friends Animal Society, the flagship organization for the no-kill movement in the United States, has taken Strut Your Mutt beyond its Salt Read the full article…

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Bienveneda Block Party Brings Neighbors Together

August 28, 2014

Palisadians from the Bienveneda block south of Sunset gathered with neighbors from 30 families for the annual block party earlier this month. The six-year-old tradition is the neighborhood’s farewell to summer and over the years has included performers, arts and crafts, a bounce house, pogo sticks, bikes and always – food. Under the shade of Read the full article…

Cultivating Innovation: Science & Technology Education at Seven Arrows

August 28, 2014

While rigorous science and technology have always been fundamental aspects of the Seven Arrows way of education, the school has taken student learning in these core subjects even further in recent years. This K-6 school has its students partake in three to five days of “STEAM” each week (with older students receiving more minutes of Read the full article…

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Dynasty Is Dolphins’ Destiny

August 28, 2014

How do you replace the “Core Four?” Easy, with the “Eager Eight.” The Palisades High boys varsity water polo team begins its quest for a third straight City Section title with talented players who patiently waited their turn behind four three-year starters who returned the Dolphins’ program to prominence. Now that those seniors have graduated, Read the full article…

Chelsey Gipson Joins Pali High Girls Hoops

Chelsey Gipson Joins Pali High Girls Hoops

August 28, 2014

An eventful offseason became more eventful for the Palisades High girls basketball program when former Windward School     star Chelsey Gipson attended a workout Saturday on campus and confirmed she has enrolled at Pali High with the intention of playing  for the Dolphins in the winter. Gipson’s arrival, coupled with the return of All-City Read the full article…

‘Polo in the Palisades’ Fundraiser Sept. 27

August 28, 2014

The Promises Foundation will host the ninth annual “Polo in the Palisades” fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Will Rogers State Historic Park. The event benefits Miriam’s House, a transitional living home for low-income women and their children and will honor Promises Treatment Center founder Richard Rogg, Angels at Risk founder Read the full article…

Learning One Snap at a Time

Learning One Snap at a Time

August 28, 2014

When he steps on the field for his first game as a varsity starting quarterback, P.J. Hurst will probably feel the nerves. However, the Palisades High junior signal-caller knows what he has to do: deliver the ball. “When we we started practicing for real it was a lot different than seven-on-seven,” Hurst said. “Having the Read the full article…

Fegen Is Magical at Elkins’ Fundraiser

Fegen Is Magical at Elkins’ Fundraiser

August 28, 2014

On Sunday night, young patrons of Veggie Grill in Santa Monica were entertained by “America’s Got Talent” pyschic magician Paul “The Fantastic Fig” Fegen, who was invited by Palisades High sophomore Dane Elkins and his family as part of a fundraising party to generate money for Elkins’ travel expenses to Cali, Colombia for the World Read the full article…

Cross Country Squads Ready to Run

Cross Country Squads Ready to Run

August 28, 2014

In a sport where fractions of seconds can separate winners and losers, nothing is guaranteed. Having the best female runner in City Section history, however, makes Palisades High’s quest for back-to-back cross country titles a little less daunting. Not only that, the Dolphins have all but one girl back from a team that beat Granada Read the full article…

Kelly Is Dolphins’ Go-To Girl

Kelly Is Dolphins’ Go-To Girl

August 28, 2014

Isabel Kelly jumps so high she can almost touch the sky and despite earning All-Western League honors as a sophomore middle blocker for the Palisades High girls varsity volleyball team last season, she has been moved to outside hitter this fall in an effort to get her more swings. It’s a good thing she is Read the full article…

Fall Session Begins Tuesday at PTC

August 28, 2014

The fall session at the Palisades Tennis Center starts next Tuesday, September 2, and runs for 12 weeks.  There are workouts for juniors from Mommy & Me all the way to international top juniors. There are also over 50 adult LiveBall workouts per week. This fall there will also be a junior school league and Read the full article…

Different Strokes for Pali High Girls Tennis

Different Strokes for Pali High Girls Tennis

August 28, 2014

The primary objective is the same every season for the Palisades High girls tennis team: win the City Section championship. This year, though, Coach Sean Passan has a loftier goal — to get past the first round in the Southern California Regional playoffs. Having dethroned Granada Hills last fall, the Dolphins are determined to defend Read the full article…

Defense Shines During Intrasquad Scrimmage

Defense Shines During Intrasquad Scrimmage

August 28, 2014

When last Friday’s scrimmage against San Fernando was canceled the Palisades High football team had an intrasquad scrimmage instead and several players stood out at Stadium by the Sea. One was junior linebacker Alec Simpson, who forced two fumbles, recovering both, and added an interception return for a touchdown. Dhaamir Lomax had an interception and Read the full article…

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August 14, 2014

The home of the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, this stunning 10,700-sq. ft. Mediterranean villa oozes luxury, sophistication and indulgence. Tucked behind gates for maximum privacy, it stands majestically at the top of the Highlands. The mansion, with six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms, sits on 1.5 acres and boasts unmatched mountain and ocean views. Catch Read the full article…

August 14, 2014

Many of the reasons for escrows being cancelled can be addressed in advance by careful consideration of details. These tips may help avoid the emotional challenges of having one’s escrow cancelled. 1. Do your own property pre-inspections, such as a general inspection and perhaps some supplemental inspections (such as chimney, sewer line and roof) so Read the full article…

August 14, 2014

As of July 31, there were 75 single-family Palisades residences listed in the Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.), which is 4 percent lower than this time last year. So far this year, 196 Palisades homes have sold, and there are now 38 homes in escrow in the Palisades. At the current rate of sales, there is Read the full article…

August 14, 2014

These days, successful partnerships seem like a rarity. But Paul Pekar and Carol Ellis, the duo of Pekar/Ellis Real Estate Group fame, have found the secret to team chemistry. The two have been a top real estate team for 28 years, providing Pacific Palisades with top-notch service and a collaborative passion for helping people achieve Read the full article…

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