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Seasoned Skaters Still Shred

July 31, 2014

When Tim Keller wrote Skateboarding’s First Wave: A Palisades Story for the Palisadian-Post last November, he was hoping to provide a first-hand account of how skateboarding exploded out of Pacific Palisades in the 1960s. A decade before the famed era of Dogtown and the Z-Boys, Keller and a slew of neighborhood kids were rigging up Read the full article…

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Coldwell Banker to Send Hunger Packing; Accepting Donations

July 31, 2014

More than one million children lack access to food in Southern California, including nearly 700,000 in LA County. Disturbingly, some children who go to school in Pacific Palisades are no exception. Many of these children depend on schools to provide them with the only meal they will get each day. But with schools out of Read the full article…

Palisadians Invited to Brew at the Zoo

July 31, 2014

The 4th Annual Brew at the L.A. Zoo, one of summer’s most popular events for guests 21 and over, returns on Friday, Aug. 8 from 7 to 11 p.m., featuring an after-hours visit to the Zoo with beer samples from 30 local craft and microbreweries, music by three local bands – Indian School, The Spazmatics Read the full article…

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Palisadians Dig Deep at World Championships

July 31, 2014

Hagen Smith and Bantle Brothers Represent the United States in FIVB Beach Tournaments   His father may cast a long shadow, but 19-year-old Hagen Smith is making his own mark in beach volleyball. When his original partner and UCLA teammate Oliver Martin had to withdraw less than a week before Team USA was to leave Read the full article…

AYSO Seeks Players in Three Age Divisions

July 31, 2014

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the American Youth Soccer Organization, which began in Torrance on September 15, 1964. Here in Region 69, which serves Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and adjacent neighborhoods, games will begin Saturday, Sept. 13. Players will hear from their coaches in mid to late August. Region 69 is in need of Read the full article…

Volleyball Teens Invited to High Performance Program

Volleyball Teens Invited to High Performance Program

July 31, 2014

Palisadians Ryan Pecsok and Colin Flintoft were invited to the High Performance Volleyball A2 program in Colorado Springs last weekend and both excelled at USA Volleyball’s  National Invitational training vehicle. The High Performance Department works to advance volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for the U.S.Olympic squad. The Read the full article…

Pali High Football Practice Begins

Pali High Football Practice Begins

July 31, 2014

It’s that time of year again… time for whistles to blow, balls to fly and sleds to slide. Monday marked the first official day of football practice at Palisades High and head coach Tim Hyde led his team through a spirited workout that included agility, conditioning and blocking drills designed to sharpen the Dolphins up Read the full article…

LA Blues Repeat as W-League Champs

July 31, 2014

A perfect season ended in near-perfect style for the Los Angeles Blues Soccer Club. The team formerly known as the Pali Blues won its second straight W-League championship and fourth in seven seasons with Sunday’s 6-1 triumph over the Washington Spirit Reserves at IMG Academy Stadium in Bradenton, Fla. Under the ownership of Palisadians Ali Read the full article…

Palisadians Celebrate Anniversary of 1984 Summer Olympics in L.A.

Palisadians Celebrate Anniversary of 1984 Summer Olympics in L.A.

July 31, 2014

Not unlike the sporting spectacle it was commemorating, the 33rd annual Olympin Collectors Club International Show was a meeting of the minds and Pacific Palisades was well represented during last Friday night’s banquet at the Courtyard by Marriott in Culver City. Palisades High boys tennis coach and longtime Olympic pin trader Bud Kling was one Read the full article…

Westside Aquatics Water Polo Teams Make Waves at USA Junior Olympics

Westside Aquatics Water Polo Teams Make Waves at USA Junior Olympics

July 31, 2014

The hours upon hours of practice at Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center are starting to pay off for water polo players at Westside Aquatics. The Palisades-based club sent two boys teams and one girls team to this week’s USA Junior Olympics at Stanford University in Palo Alto and they are doing their hometown program proud. The Read the full article…

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: William Schwartzman

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: William Schwartzman

July 31, 2014

Will captured the Boys 10-and-under singles championship at the 13th annual Palos Verdes Junior Satellite Tennis Tournament  July 18 at Palos Verdes Tennis Club. The 9-year-old Via Bluffs resident dropped only one set in four matches and beat Jack Kim of La Canada, 6-1, 6-2, in the final. Will is entering fourth grade at Crossroads Read the full article…

Kremer Second at AAU Junior Olympics

Kremer Second at AAU Junior Olympics

July 31, 2014

A busy summer culminated in another silver medal for University of Notre Dame bound volleyball player Jo Kremer at last weekend’s West Coast AAU Junior Olympics in Hermosa Beach. Kremer and South Carolina commit Julia Mannisto reached the 18-under final after winning their first 11 games of the tournament. The duo rallied from a 13-8 Read the full article…

A League of Their Own

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…

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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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