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Life in the Fastest Lane: Palisadian Revs Up Luxury Car Club

August 14, 2014

To drive the Aston Martin DBS Volante down Sunset will cost you $295,000. Taking the Pescarolo 02 Le Mans from zero to 60 could set you back $220,000. And if a Lamborghini Huracan catches your eye, you’re looking at a price tag of $260,000. Or Palisadian Chris Carel can give you the keys to these Read the full article…

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LARB Makes Cultural History

August 14, 2014

The Los Angeles Review of Books hosted their quarterly fundraiser, the LARB Luminary Dinner, at the architecturally stunning home of local Palisadian Susan Morse on Aug. 2. The event featured special guest Matthew Weiner – creator, executive producer, writer, and director of the Emmy award-winning Mad Men. The LARB Luminary Dinner series features writers and artists Read the full article…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Fig & Olive

August 14, 2014

We breezed in to Fig & Olive on a Friday afternoon. A walk through the expansive restaurant was like a stroll through a courtyard in Provence. Full-grown olive trees, lots of natural light, the scent of fresh rosemary bushes, the coolness of terracotta floors and white stucco walls enveloped us – the only thing missing Read the full article…

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Kicking Is His Game: Palisades High Senior Ethan Erickson Stays Cool Under Pressure

August 14, 2014

When the game is on the line, Ethan Erickson wants the ball on his foot. Palisades High head football coach Tim Hyde likes his team’s chances in that scenario as well, because he knows his senior lefty is perhaps the best kicker at his position in the City Section. “Ethan is a luxury at this Read the full article…

Wrestlers Unite to Cure the Coach

Wrestlers Unite to Cure the Coach

August 14, 2014

An overflow of love, support and laughter filled The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on the Universal CityWalk last Friday night during a fundraiser for Palisades High wrestling coach Randy Aguirre. In May, Aguirre was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a grade IV brain tumor, and only days after completing six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment, he Read the full article…

Cuthbert Directs Lacrosse Clinic

Cuthbert Directs Lacrosse Clinic

August 14, 2014

In the spring, Bryan Cuthbert coached the Palisades High boys lacrosse team to the inaugural City Section championship. As thrilling as that experience was, however, he is also committed to growing the sport at the grass roots level. On Saturday morning Cuthbert directed a free lacrosse clinic at Lueders Park in Compton, where over 50 Read the full article…

‘Polo in the Palisades’ Fundraiser Sept. 27

August 14, 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…

Elkins Racquetball Fundraiser Aug. 24 at Veggie Grill

Elkins Racquetball Fundraiser Aug. 24 at Veggie Grill

August 14, 2014

In October, Palisades High sophomore Dane Elkins will be representing Team USA at the World Racquetball Championships in Cali, Colombia. The 15-year-old must pay for most of his expenses for the trip and on Sunday, Aug. 24, Veggie Grill in Santa Monica (located at 2025 Wilshire Boulevard) will donate 50 percent of each order to Read the full article…

Forbath Kicks in Preseason Debut

Forbath Kicks in Preseason Debut

August 14, 2014

National Football League kicker Kai Forbath made his preseason debut last week and fellow Palisadian Chris Conte might be in his team’s lineup tonight. Forbath, who grew up in the Highlands, scored the Washington Redskins’ first points with a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter of last Thursday’s 23-6 victory over the New England Read the full article…

She Sits High in Her Saddle

She Sits High in Her Saddle

August 7, 2014

One need only chat with Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg for a few minutes to discover that her passion lies in the saddle. The lifelong Palisadian loves her horses, they love her back and that is perhaps the biggest reason why she has been so successful in her chosen sport. “My favorite part of riding is the Read the full article…

Fundraiser for Pali High Wrestling Coach Friday at Universal CityWalk

Fundraiser for Pali High Wrestling Coach Friday at Universal CityWalk

August 7, 2014

A fundraiser for Palisades High wrestling coach Randy Aguirre will be held tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal Studios. Aguirre was recently diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a Grade IV brain tumor. Assistant coach Aldo Juliano will perform on the show along with fellow stand-up comedians John DiResta and Adam Read the full article…

Will Rogers Junior Lifeguards Brave Beach for Taplin Relays

Will Rogers Junior Lifeguards Brave Beach for Taplin Relays

August 7, 2014

The Will Rogers Junior Lifeguard program participated in the “Super Bowl” of all summer competitions last week – the Taplin Relays. Local lifeguards-in-training competed against other Southland beaches, each team consisting of six runners, six paddlers and six swimmers. In the C Division (ages 9-11), Will Rogers’ A team was third, its B team was Read the full article…

Charity Event Is An Ace

Charity Event Is An Ace

August 7, 2014

A little ingenuity can go a long way. When tennis pro Ray Hugill decided he wanted to hold a fundraiser in Pacific Palisades, he told some friends, who told their friends and the wheels started turning. That brainstorming and teamwork culminated in a charity tennis event July 19 at Riviera Country Club that raised over 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

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

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

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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