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‘Walking Piece of Art’ Madame Sylvia Wu Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

October 30, 2014

In the Chinese tradition that accounts for the time spent in the womb, 99-year-old Palisadian Madame Sylvia Wu, celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family at the elegant Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills last Saturday. Guests from Honk Kong, Singapore, Canada, France and across the United States gathered to commemorate a lifetime of Read the full article…

Students With ‘Great Expectations’ Succeed

October 30, 2014

The SAT, the ACT, applications and those all-important personal essays – students have to ace them all to get into college. The process can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Great Expectations College Prep, a business specializing in high school and college planning, acts as a sort of one-stop shop for students, offering Read the full article…

Palisadian Retires from 40 Years of Bike MS

October 30, 2014

At 88 years old, Palisadian Ella Zarky is a force to be reckoned with – having raised $145,000 for the National MS Society over the years and spending nearly seven days a week working with the homeless at various area shelters. But her most recent accomplishment was completing the Bike MS Coastal Challenge for the Read the full article…

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Dolphins Display Versatility Against Uni

October 30, 2014

Balanced Attack and Stingy Defense Highlight Palisades’ 35-7 Homecoming Victory The challenge for the Palisades High offense heading into last Friday’s homecoming game was how to cope with the speed of the opponent’s secondary. Coach Tim Hyde knew he had the ingredients, he just had to find the right mix and the recipe that ultimately Read the full article…

Football Hits the Road for Hamilton

October 30, 2014

The Palisades High football team embarks on its final road trip of the regular season Friday when it travels to Hamilton for an afternoon matchup that could decide the Western League champion. The Yankees are the only team  in the league without a loss and return home with momentum after  blanking host Westchester 40-0. After Read the full article…

Volleyball Second to None in Sylmar

Volleyball Second to None in Sylmar

October 30, 2014

As the winningest program in City Section history, there are precious few tournaments the Palisades High girls volleyball team has never won. Sylmar was among them, but the Dolphins crossed that one off the list with a thrilling 25-21 victory over Calabasas in the championship match Saturday night. Palisades was the last team standing in Read the full article…

JV Football Starts Fast, Beats Uni 28-6

JV Football Starts Fast, Beats Uni 28-6

October 30, 2014

When leading rusher Innocent Okoh was moved up to varsity for the start of league play, the question for the Palisades High JV football team was who would fill his shoes. In last Friday’s homecoming game against University, sophomore tailback Nathan Grzesiak answered the call, rushing for 65 yards and two touchdowns in 10 carries Read the full article…

Williams Wins Sweepstakes Race at Mt. SAC Invitational

Williams Wins Sweepstakes Race at Mt. SAC Invitational

October 30, 2014

After her coach predicted she would run a big race Saturday at the 67th annual Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational, Palisades High senior Marissa Williams stepped onto the 2.93-mile course in Walnut and proved him right. Bob Macias knows the mileage his top runner piled up in preparation for one of the premier meets of Read the full article…

Elkins Advances to Quarterfinals at Racquetball World Championships

Elkins Advances to Quarterfinals at Racquetball World Championships

October 30, 2014

What a week it was and what a year it has been for Palisades High sophomore racquetball champion Dane Elkins. He returned Sunday from a field trip to Cali, Colombia, where he representing Team USA at the 26th annual International Racquetball Federation’s World Junior Championships. Competing in the Boys 14-aund-under doubles division with his partner Read the full article…

Senator’s Team Raises More Than $30,000 in ‘Dribble for the Cure’

Senator’s Team Raises More Than $30,000 in ‘Dribble for the Cure’

October 30, 2014

The seventh annual “Dribble for the Cure” fundraiser, an event supporting the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation) took place Sunday at UCLA and Palisades High junior Zach Senator raised more than $22,000. His Team Jackson, comprised of friends and family from the Palisades community, raised over $30,000 in all and he won the top individual award. Read the full article…

Pali High Junior Arienne Martin Earns Blue Ribbon at IEL Event

Pali High Junior Arienne Martin Earns Blue Ribbon at IEL Event

October 30, 2014

The Palisades High riding team, under the direction of health teacher Susan Ackerman, participated in the season’s first Interscholastic Equestrian League competition last weekend at Hansen Dam. The event featured over 75 public and private schools competing at different levels. Blue ribbons for first place are hard to come by with as many as 25 Read the full article…

Pali High Water Polo Plagued by Injuries

October 30, 2014

Saying the Palisades High boys varsity water polo team was not at full strength for last weekend’s Hank Vellekamp Tournament in Orange County would be a gross understatement. Already missing Griffin Koffman (torn ligament in his thumb), the Dolphins were without leading scorer Zach Senator (scarlet fever) after the second game. Kian Lotfi aggravated his Read the full article…

Maddie Oswald and Brooke Reese Leave Legacy at Harvard-Westlake

Maddie Oswald and Brooke Reese Leave Legacy at Harvard-Westlake

October 30, 2014

Although their final game resulted in a 1-0 playoff loss to Marina on Monday, it was a season full of winning for Harvard-Westlake High senior field hockey players Maddie Oswald and Brooke Reese. The Palisadians paced the Wolverines to their third straight Sunset League title and both will continue their careers at the next level. Read the full article…

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October 9, 2014

Luxe Estates Group developer Gene Mirov, who grew up in Pacific Palisades, has unveiled the company’s flagship project in the Alphabet Streets. Inspired by his travels to Spain, the home blends old-world Spanish architecture with a modern interior, cutting-edge technology and the coziest of creature comforts. The five-bedroom, five-bath home boasts an open circular floor Read the full article…

October 9, 2014

In any real estate market, the showing condition of the house and property is crucial to success. More than 80 percent of the buyers are previewing homes online before deciding whether to see them inside. They eliminate a substantial number of homes previewed online because they appear cluttered, too small and unattractive in their photos. Read the full article…

October 9, 2014

Linda Easton, a realtor with Coldwell Banker, has been helping people find their perfect home for more than 14 years. A Palisadian with a passion for real estate, a love of architecture and the compassion to help clients along the path to homeownership, Easton thrives on the 24/7 nature of the business and never lets Read the full article…

October 9, 2014

As we begin the fourth quarter of 2014, 72 single-family Palisades residences were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The current level of inventory is exactly the same as it was this time last year. A total of 249 homes sold in the Palisades so far this year. Median sale prices were up by Read the full article…

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