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A River Runs Through L.A.: Palisadian Jeff Tipton Proved It

July 24, 2014

A tall, long-legged Great Blue Heron wades along the edge of the water, unflinching as I dip my paddle into the slow moving river. Just under the surface, three brown carp swim sluggishly over the soft, muddy bottom. A Snowy Egret moves from rock to rock in and along the river, scanning the shallows for prey. Read the full article…

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Frozen Dessert Faceoff: Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. FroYo

July 24, 2014

We may all scream for ice cream – we eat 1.5 billion gallons of the stuff a year. What to make of the other options on the frozen dessert front? In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, and in the spirit of cooling off with a little gusto, we thought we’d offer some insight into Read the full article…

Celebrated Palisadian Retires From Bible Study After 48 Years

July 24, 2014

“The reason I’ll never leave this house is because of my roses and my swimming pool,” said Dotty Larson of her 1950s Huntington estate. “I still swim laps and I love my rose garden.” That beloved home is also where Larson, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, began teaching a Bible study class nearly 50 Read the full article…

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A League of Their Own

July 24, 2014

A couple of years ago, Annie Wendorf watched a softball team practicing at a park and decided she wanted to try the sport. Now, she and fellow Palisadian Alyssa Wallin are on their way to the Amateur Softball Association of America’s Western National Championships in Roseville, California. The two girls play for Santa Monica’s 12U Read the full article…

Bantle Ninth at FIVB World Championships

July 24, 2014

Palisadian Will Bantle and partner Rob Mullahey tied for ninth place at last weekend’s FIVB Beach Volleyball U17 World Championhips in Acapulco, Mexico. Bantle and Mullahey fell in the round of 16 to eventual bronze medalists Marc Darrieux and Timothee Platre of France, 21-18, 21-13, in 42 minutes. Will’s brother Jackson is currently in Lanarca, Read the full article…

All-Stars Show Heart at Super Region Playoffs

All-Stars Show Heart at Super Region Playoffs

July 24, 2014

PPBA’s Mustang Blue 10U Squad Pulls Off Two Comeback Victories, Finishes 2-2 in San Diego County Tournament For the first three games of the PONY Super Region playoffs, the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association’s Mustang Blue All-Stars could have been nicknamed the “Comeback Kids.” Three times they fell behind early, three times they rallied back  and Read the full article…

Westside Aquatics Girls Water Polo Team Qualifies for Junior Olympics

July 24, 2014

Led by Palisadians Aelish Donohue, Julie Hart, Jackie Au and Mardell Ramirez, Westside Aquatics’ 18U girls water polo team is headed to the USA Junior Olympics, which begin Monday at Stanford University. The team qualified in the gold division, the first Westside Aquatics team to do so. “We have mostly younger players, but that means Read the full article…

LA Blues Kick to Final Four

LA Blues Kick to Final Four

July 24, 2014

It no longer plays home games at Palisades High’s Stadium by the Sea, but the Los Angeles Blues (formerly the Pali Blues) Women’s Soccer Club is on the brink of another W-League championship. The Blues (12-0-0) are seeded No. 1 and will face the Charlotte Lady Eagles in the semifinals Friday at IMG Academy Stadium Read the full article…

Pali High Tennis Duo Takes Second at Costa Mesa Summer Tournament

Pali High Tennis Duo Takes Second at Costa Mesa Summer Tournament

July 24, 2014

Maddy Prins and Elizabeth Belokonnyi played with different partners when they helped the Palisades High girls tennis team to the City Section title last fall, but now they are showing they can be just as formidable together. After reaching the finals of the Northridge Spring Junior Tournament in April, they were the runners-up in the Read the full article…

Leaders Emerge on Gridiron

Leaders Emerge on Gridiron

July 24, 2014

As the summer moves along, practice gets  more intense for the Palisades High football team in preparation for the 2014 season.   Several players on both sides of the ball have established themselves as leaders, not the least of whom are juniors P.J. Hurst and Alec Simpson, who learned from their time on varsity last Read the full article…

Five Reasons Your Kids Should Play Tennis

Five Reasons Your Kids Should Play Tennis

July 24, 2014

We here at the Palisades Tennis Center are hardcore tennis evangelists − not only because it is our business, but for more altruistic reasons. We have witnessed how the sport has positively influenced countless players and their families and that is why we remain so passionate about our program and making the game fun. Tennis Read the full article…

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colin Enzer

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colin Enzer

July 24, 2014

Colin teamed up with Nick Rodrigues of Ashburn, VA to take the U17 silver medal at the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Championships held July 17-19 in Hermosa Beach.  Enzer and Rodrigues finished the tournament with seven match wins, falling only to USA A1 National team members Sebastian Roca (Tierra Verde, FL) and Gage Worsley Read the full article…

Blue All-Stars Blast Past Beach

July 17, 2014

PPBA’s 10U Squad Captures Section Crown, Advances to Super Region Playoffs Dominating in every facet of the game, the Mustang Blue All-Stars rolled through last weekend’s PONY Section tournament like a runaway freight train. Where it ultimately ends up remains to be seen, but the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association’s 10U squad is savoring every win Read the full article…

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July 10, 2014

Casa Miraflores. Majestically sited on an over half-acre view lot in the Riviera, this beautiful 10,400 square-foot estate reflects the owner’s passion for Early California. Built in 2003, this Richard Landry-designed estate was featured in Architectural Digest, and was LA Magazine’s Design House of the Year. Through the circular motor court and massive front gate Read the full article…

July 10, 2014

As of June 30, 2014, 67 single-family Palisades residences were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.). The current level of inventory is 18 percent lower than last year’s June 30 available inventory. A total of 151 homes sold in the Palisades in the first half of 2014. Median sale prices were up by 19 Read the full article…

July 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered how the home sale process works? Of course, it begins with the selection of which agent to hire to do the job. This part of the process generally involves interviews with two or three prospective agents, selected based upon their presence in the area where your property is located. The interviews Read the full article…

July 10, 2014

When is the right time for a buyer to remove a loan contingency? This is a very important question because, as a buyer, your 3 percent deposit is being put at risk. If you are buying a $2.5 million home, which is the median price for a home in the Palisades, that comes to $75,000 Read the full article…

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