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PPCC Offers Chance to ‘Meet & Greet’ CD11 Candidates

Erin Darling (left) and Traci Park
Photos courtesy of PPCC

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

Pacific Palisades Community Council hosted a Meet & Greet at the start of its most recent board meeting on Thursday evening, September 22, giving attendees a chance to hear from Council District 11 candidates Traci Park and Erin Darling—who are heading for a runoff election in November.

“This is a uniquely Palisadian forum for the candidates heading into the runoff election in November to hear from our community,” PPCC shared ahead of the meeting. “We offer this forum so they can learn our priorities, meet some Palisadians who volunteer their time to preserve what we value about the Palisades and take questions from the board.”

One hundred attendees tuned in via Zoom to hear Darling and Park, who are running to replace incumbent Councilmember Mike Bonin, who is not seeking re-election. The candidates introduced themselves and then responded to a series of questions from PPCC Chair Maryam Zar, who moderated the discussion, on topics ranging from homelessness to LAPD funding/staffing, wildfire safety and the local environment during the 45-minute forum.

“I stepped into this race 15 months ago because I was tired of having a leader who was busy advocating for his own personal agenda, not the things our local communities were asking for,” said Park, an attorney and resident of Venice, who has also lived in Del Ray and Brentwood.

Park shared some of the area concerns she has heard from Palisadian constituents over the past year and a half, including Bonin’s proposal to look into the feasibility of temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness at Will Rogers State Beach, a future dog park at Temescal Canyon, the “unsafe intersection” at PCH and Chautauqua/PCH, keeping the Beach Detail year-round and more.

“I’m running to improve constituent services, tackle homelessness—including making sure there’s no encampment at Will Rogers Beach—and address climate change,” said Darling, who was born and raised on the Westside, where he now resides with his wife and 3-year-old son.

Darling graduated UC Berkeley School of Law in 2008, at the height of the recession. Following graduation, he came back to Los Angeles to represent low-income tenants who were facing eviction to help keep them in their homes.

“As a housing lawyer, I think it’s crucial that we address the issue of keeping people in their homes, and then getting people off the streets so that they can get inside to get the services and the treatment that they need,” Darling continued.

Following introductions, the first question posed by Zar had to do with Section 41.18 of the LA Municipal Code—which makes it illegal to sit, lie or sleep in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public right of way—as it was recently amended to make it unlawful to sit, lie or sleep, or store, use, maintain or place personal property near schools and daycare centers.

“What are your plans for regulating public space and ensuring public safety?” Zar asked. “Will you allow robust enforcement of this new 41.18?”

Darling responded first, stating that he is not going to try to undo the now-standing restriction, as the law is the law.

“Enforcement is part of the books, especially near schools,” Darling continued. “But in terms of the focus, what local government has to do right now is create beds, create rooms. We need to get a place to get people off the streets … I don’t want that encampment to get pushed to another school or another neighborhood. I don’t want to shuffle people around.”

PPCC Chair Maryam Zar moderates the Meet & Greet.

In order to create that pipeline, Darling suggested converting motels, converting commercial space that is not coming back, using public land for modular housing and putting in tiny homes.

“I believe that our communities are right to expect places that are covered by 41.18—schools, parks, daycares and libraries—to be safe and accessible to the public,” Park shared during her time. “Our community and neighborhood councils around the district have overwhelmingly sought enforcement of those, and our incumbent has refused to do it.”

Park added that she is also going to seek to expand 41.18 to include places like high fire risk zones and environmentally sensitive habitat areas.

“Yes, we are going to have to invest in solutions,” Park said. “And yes, we have to offer people a place to go. But we are entitled to have some reasonable guardrails and regulations that keep our overall community safe and healthy, and I am going to take up 41.18 enforcement on day one.”

When it came to questions pertaining to LAPD, Zar asked Park and Darling what they believe the correct staffing level is for the department, and whether they are in favor of defunding or providing additional funding to the police.

Park responded first, sharing that she wants to see staffing back up to a bare minimum of 10,000 officers as soon as possible.

“When the City Council voted to defund LAPD in 2020 by $150 million, we lost nearly 800 police officers … ” Park shared, touching on the specific teams and task forces that were cut, including the homeless outreach team and sexual assault/human trafficking task force. “And as a result, we have seen crime continue to rise, year after year, since then. They can’t do their jobs unless they have adequate resources to do it.”

Darling first addressed the fact that he is not a “defund” candidate.

“The way I see it, there’s a giant funnel that all of society’s problems get shuffled and burden the police department and fire, and it doesn’t work,” Darling said. “We’re overburdened, and we’re asking police officers to do too much.”

He explained that he believes things like mental health calls should not go to the police, but instead be given to mental health experts, like psychologists and social workers. Second, he shared he wants to get officers out from behind desks.

“There’s a lot of jobs that can be done by clerical staff, by civilians,” he continued. “I talked to officers who would rather be on patrol, they don’t want to be stuck behind desks.”

After both candidates responded to a handful of other questions—including their plans to keep high fire severity danger zones in the community safe and how they will use technology to better the lives of CD11 citizens—Zar thanked Darling and Park for their attendance.

“I appreciate both of you, both of your succinct answers,” Zar said. “I can tell you received my questions and were prepared for them, and we really appreciate that.”

The community council is slated to host a Meet & Greet during its October 27 meeting with supervisorial candidates Lindsey Horvath and Bob Hertzberg.

To see a full video of the discussion, visit pacpalicc.org.

Prima Cocina to Bring Baja-Style Mexican Fare to Sunset Boulevard

Signs reveal Prima is “coming soon.”
Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

By LILY TINOCO | Reporter

Pacific Palisades is getting ready to welcome a new name to the food scene: Prima Cocina.

The Baja-inspired restaurant will be located at 15246 Sunset Boulevard—the space formerly occupied by Kayndaves.

Prima Cocina shared that its goal is to reflect the spirit and essence of Baja, California, in its cuisine.

“Baja is a diverse region both in culture and geography, which inspires our cooking,” according to the restaurant’s website. “Our menu blends elements of the deep culinary heritage of mainland Mexico with the lighter, ocean-inspired, unique coastal cooking of the Baja peninsula, fused with the natural, produce-driven approach of California cuisine.”

Prima Cocina currently has one location on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica that opened in 2018. Its menu offers a bevy of Mexican dishes and bites, including Street Corn Esquites, Shrimp Ceviche, Enchiladas, Fajitas, Mojo de Ajo and more.

“Vibrant fresh herbs, smoky dried chilies, fresh Pacific seafood, bright salads, savory tacos and a focus on grilled food express these regional inspirations and our distinctive take on tradition,” according to the website.

The Santa Monica cantina also has its own take on Happy Hour: “Fiesta Hours,” Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. where guests can enjoy $7 appetizers and margaritas, $6 wine, $5 beer and $4 tacos. And every Tuesday, guests can enjoy $4 tacos all day.

Palisadians can look forward to Mexican food #HechoConAmor—a hashtag the eatery boasts, which translates to “made with love.”

The restaurant will take over the space formerly occupied by Kayndaves, owned by David and Jintana Licht. The Lichts recently sold their restaurant after 30 years in the Village.

“We’re selling the restaurant, not the building,” David said to the Palisadian-Post in August. “There were a number of factors. We met a local operator who hinted he loved our location, we made a deal and shook hands in 10 minutes.

“My wife and I live in Santa Fe and Thailand and haven’t been here. Staffing is also a big issue. It’s difficult to hire people. We just felt it was time.”

The restaurant’s last day of operations was Saturday, August 27.

“We had a blast,” Dave and Jintana shared in a joint statement on the website. “We forged many wonderful bonds. We encountered bumps along the way … We weren’t always perfect. But we gave it our all. So with that said, thank you for all your support. Thank you for all your kindness … And thank you especially for warming our hearts when you walked through our doors time and time and time again.”

As the Post went to print Tuesday evening, it was unclear when Prima Cocina would be opening in the Palisades, as the restaurant did not respond to requests for comment.

Palisadians Gather to Participate in Global Climate Strike

Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

By LILY TINOCO | Reporter

Palisadians gathered in the heart of The Village on Friday, September 23, to participate in a local iteration of a Global Climate Strike.

Starting at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Swarthmore Avenue, activists from Palisades Charter High School, the Green Club, Human Rights Watch Student Task Force and Resilient Palisades marched to bring awareness to the climate crisis.

The community first participated in the Global Climate Strike in September 2019.

“After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the world’s youth are once again marching in the streets, condemning our leaders for the continued rise of global greenhouse gas emissions and demanding that they do far more,” according to the event’s registration page. “Communities across Los Angeles are already suffering from the devastating effects of the climate crisis, from drought, to ravaging fires, to heatwaves. We demand a livable future and real action on climate from our elected officials.”

Éva Milan Engel, a climate activist and junior at Pali High, helped organize this year’s march, as well as the one in 2019.

“I knew this event would not be as well attended as the one I organized in 2019,” Engel said to the Palisadian-Post. “I feel like people need to have a lot of hype around an issue to get excited about it.

“In 2019, Greta [Thunberg] shined the spotlight on the climate crisis, and she energized the world. Unfortunately, even with her efforts and that of people in this country who tried to get the Green New Deal passed, we’ve fallen short of our climate goals.”

Engel shared that she feels it is easy to “stay home and act like it’s someone else’s problem”: “It takes more effort to get involved and insist that our political leaders put us on the right track to combat the climate crisis, but it’s necessary.”

Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Rick Caruso was approached by participants during Friday’s Climate Strike. As developer of Palisades Village, Caruso spoke of the ways the project recycles its water, is the first LEED Gold-certified ground-up business district in the state of California and how “we should be pushing everybody to be doing the right thing for our environment.”

“You guys making noise and bringing it to people’s attention is so important,” he said. “That’s why I want to be your mayor.”

When asked how he would address these issues as mayor, Caruso spoke of his “Climate Plan” that is in the works.

“We need to recycle more water … we need to change our power plants to hydrogen … plant more trees,” he said.

“I hope it wasn’t just a political stunt,” Engel shared. “I hope [Caruso] and … Karen Bass are actually willing to put people over profit. I’m tired of people who are in positions of power doing what’s in their short-term financial or political benefit. This issue is important to me because if our political leaders don’t prioritize an aggressive climate agenda, then today’s young people, like me, will spend their whole lives trying to somehow live on an increasingly uninhabitable earth.”

Local Clothing Line Offers Palisadians Opportunity to Honor First Responders

Samples of the clothing
Photos courtesy of LATE Clothing LA

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

If you ask any Palisadian, chances are they have a story to share about a first responder who has made a difference in their life.

Lalia Susini and Cate Friedberg, who founded LATE Clothing LA while in sixth-grade at Paul Revere Charter Middle School, are giving community members a chance to honor their heroes on National First Responder’s Day, which is October 28, by naming an article of clothing in their line after them.

The line, which originally debuted on Mother’s Day 2021, offers loungewear that is designed to go “from the beach to the skate parks for tweens, teens and young adults.”

The girls met in their pre-kindergarten class at West Hollywood Elementary when they were 4 years old and have been friends ever since. They live 20 minutes from each other, and both have had exposure to the fashion and entertainment industry for as long as they can remember.

The girls cut, painted and added their own touches to each of their pieces. They began making clothes for friends, and the name of their line combines their names: “LA” for the first two letters of Lalia’s name and “TE” for the last two of Cate’s.

The two girls have been on the “fast track” to success from an early age and were immersed in a rapid-paced environment until the day a national stay at home order was issued. With the whole world on lockdown, suddenly virtualization, creativity and do-it-yourself projects became a new way of life …  and concepts for LATE began to flow.

Everything came to a halt on October 22, 2020, when Susini was in an accident at home. She remained in critical condition for five days.

Doctors predicted Susini would be in the hospital for at least one full year, but she was released after only 61 days. LATE gave her a reason to fight for recovery, giving a new meaning to their clothing line.

The LATE motto and logo is “Second Chances,” reflecting the rebirth of their life and friendship. The first collection was called “First Responders”—“named after the heroes who saved Lalia’s life,” according to a statement from the brand.

Lalia and Cate

“Because there were so many people who helped her along the way, the second and third and so forth were also named after heroes from the Los Angeles Fire Department, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and fellow patients whose support helped Lalia go from paralyzed to walking,” the statement continued. “During this process, we learned that many of Lalia’s fellow patient friends also had their own heroes, people they will never forget. It’s now time to honor their heroes on October 28 during National First Responder’s Day.”

Those who have a name to share for inclusion in the line are invited to email it to info@lateclothingla.com or mypost@palipost.com.

“Every first responder, including the nursing staff and occupational and physical therapists who put countless hours into their patients, deserve the admiration from their patients,” the statement concluded. “When talking to Lalia’s heroes, many said that after the initial accident and hospital stays, they often lose contact with their patients and would love updates. What better way to thank and update them, than to honor them by having clothing named after them.

“To make it extra special, it’s nice to know that LATE donates a percentage of every sale to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”

‘Jimmy Dunne Says’

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Dunne

The Palisadian-Post presents an homage to Will Rogers’ column, “Will Rogers Says,” with a column by Palisadian Jimmy Dunne—on life in the “greatest town in America.”


‘Downsizing’

My wife, Catherine, and I recently moved.

I realized I had something I never knew I had.

Thirty-four years ago, I carried my wife in my arms over the threshold in our home. Thirty-four years ago. From newlywed days to witnessing our babies go from little girls to young adults.

So many great memories in every inch of every room of our home.

I didn’t think I was ready to “downsize.” What an awful word. I liked walking through our girls’ bedrooms and still seeing their stuff on the walls and on the shelves. I liked our backyard. I liked imagining our kids coming down the steps every Christmas morning.

We put it on the market, it sold in a couple days and suddenly agreements thicker than my leg were instructing me to clear everything I ever had and knew—out.

Every night I found myself saying goodbye to our backyard, to our garden of roses that Catherine would till and trim, to the sidewalk where the girls drove their Barbie cars and learned to ride their bikes, to our front lawn where we hosted tons of talent shows with all the kids on the block—and the red swing on the front porch.

We found a condo in town, and started lining up our ducks of what we were keeping and what we were tossing. We vowed, if we’re going to do this, we weren’t putting anything in storage.

I literally threw out half my stuff. Half. Half of the furniture. Half of my clothes, books.

And the big one … way more than half the boxes in the attic.

The attic was more than an attic. It held our stories. Every thing in every box, every framed picture—was a story.

After we gave away almost all of the living room furniture, we split the room in half and brought down everything of the girls’ from the attic and their rooms.

We invited the girls over, handed them a cocktail and said, “There’s good news and bad news. We’ve saved all this stuff; your outfits, drawings, dolls, skates—for you. It’s now yours. The bad news, whatever’s not gone by Friday at 10 in the morning, it’s getting chucked in that giant green dumpster in front of the house.”

The girls thought we were Mr. and Mrs. Satan. But they went through it, and that Friday, most of it went out the front door and right in the dumpster.

I filled the entire dining room with boxes of all my old stuff. Grade-school stories and pictures, report cards, birthday cards, trophies, you name it. Boxes of old plaques and diplomas and just stuff and stuff and stuff like that. How could I throw any of this out? I may as well have been throwing me in the dumpster!

But this little jerk on my shoulder kept asking—what are your kids going to do with all this a week after you’re six feet under? They’re gonna chuck it all out!

Here’s the crazy thing. The more I threw stuff in there, the easier it got. And I started to kind of like throwing it up and over in that thing. I started to feel lighter. Better.

And we moved in a half-the-size condo—and the oddest thing happened.

It became our home.

A picture here and there on the wall, Catherine’s favorite pieces of furniture, all her knickknacks in the bathroom. We blinked, and it looked and felt just like us.

And then I found that thing I never knew I had.

Enough.

I had enough.

The wild thing was that having less actually opened the door to so much more. More in my personal life. More in my career. More in everything.

All I have to do is look in the eyes of my two girls—and they take me back, every time, to the most beautiful, colorful, emotional scrapbook I could ever dream of having.

All I have to do is hold my wife’s hand, and it hypnotizes me back to kissing her for the first time, falling in love with everything she did, seeing her in that hospital room holding our first baby for the first time.

It sure seems there is so much more to see, and feel, and be—if I have the courage, if I have the will to shape a life that’s just …

Enough.


Jimmy Dunne is modern-day Renaissance Man; a hit songwriter (28 million hit records), screenwriter/producer of hit television series, award-winning author, an entrepreneur—and a Palisadian “Citizen of the Year.” You can reach him at j@jimmydunne.com or jimmydunne.substack.com. This piece is a rerun, which originally published in October 2021.

Your Two Cents’ Worth

Parked

Why is there a trailer parked permanently on Swarthmore, taking up two parking spaces? Is Chabad paying for these spaces for some kind of outreach or housing or advertising or ?

(Editor’s note: Chabad arranged with the city to park the trailer there to share a message around the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi Zushe Cunin explained to the Palisadian-Post. The trailer will not be there permanently.)


Parking

The free parking at the Village during the farmers market seems to have gone away. What gives? Caruso should offer 15 or 30 minutes of free parking.

(Editor’s note: “Palisades Village provides one hour parking validation for guests of the Farmers Market with validations redeemed directly through the organizer of the Farmers Market,” according to a representative from Caruso. “Upon the expiration of the one hour validation, prevailing rates apply.”


Leaf Blowers

Every Saturday morning without fail, Palisades Charter High School has gardeners using loud, polluting, illegal leaf blowers for hours. It is beyond ridiculous that the school had any role in the “Climate Strike” on Friday.

(Editor’s note: While students from the school participated and organized the local iteration of the strike, it was not a Pali High-organized event.)


Hawks

I live in the hills above Paul Revere and for 35 years we have been viewing the beautiful red or white tailed Hawks glide in the currents above the school and Mandeville Cyn. This year they were few and rare. Anybody else miss them soaring above?


Candidate Forum

Please watch the PPCC candidate forum from last Thursday. We need to elect someone who will actually listen to their constituents in CD11.


Nunsense

The opening night of Theatre Palisades new production “Nunsense” was Friday 9/9/22. I was in the audience and had no preconceptions of what the show would bring. Not a fan of nuns being kooky, as I attended Catholic grammar school and we kids adored the nuns and speculated about what was under those habits they wore. The production was a cabaret with audience participation encouraged by the five sisters on stage. At the end of the show, one of the women has a number (I won’t give it away) and she (Julie Hinton, who portrays Sister Amnesia) is an amazing talent. The evening was made by her talent and voice. So glad I was there to see the magic.

(Editor’s note: For those interested in seeing the show, this is the final weekend, with shows scheduled for Friday, September 30; Saturday, October 1; and Sunday, October 2.)


Got something to say? Call (310) 454-1321 or email 2cents@palipost.com and get those kudos or concerns off your chest. Names will not be used.

Neighborhood News

Candidates Forum  |  Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades Democratic Club will host a Candidates Forum on Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m. at Palisades Charter High School.

Council District 11 candidates Erin Darling and Traci Park, as well as Supervisor District 3 candidates Lindsey Horvath and Bob Hertzberg, are slated to attend to debate and answer questions. There will also be presentations on nine ballot measures.

The event is free to attend, with proof of vaccination plus boosting required for in person.

Doors for the event open at 2:30 p.m. There will be a Zoom option.

For more information or to RSVP, visit palidems.org.

—SARAH SHMERLING


Shop for a Cause  |  The Village

Palisades-founded Level UP LA is partnering with Village shop BOCA and Robin Terman Jewelry on Thursday, October 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. for “Shop for a Cause,” which will include bubbly, bites, and shopping for fall clothes, early holiday gifts, birthdays and more.

For the second year, BOCA has partnered with Level UP LA to give 20% of proceeds to the organization to help support its mission of helping under-resourced elementary schools. The first event, which took place September 2021, was deemed a “huge success,” helping Team 1 reach its original goal of $50,000.

“The Level UP LA students will be there to share information about their mission and thank everyone for their support,” according to information shared ahead of the event. “BOCA will also be honoring the promotion throughout the day October 6 for those that cannot make the event. Just mention Level UP LA at checkout.”

The event will take place at the store, located at 970 Monument Street.                      

—SARAH SHMERLING


Rummage Sale  |  Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club will host its annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 901 Haverford Avenue.

“Visit our clubhouse to find useful bargains and gifts,” according to a flyer. “Pick up a homemade treat from our bake sale.”

The club sought items that were in good, resellable condition, with no rips, tears or stains.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward PPWC’s grant program, which supports local nonprofits and charitable organizations. Past grant recipients include Palisades Village Green, Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness, Meals on Wheels, Palisades Americanism Parade Association and many more.

For more information, visit theppwc.org or email info@theppwc.org.                    

—SARAH SHMERLING


Chair Yoga  |  Palisades Branch Library

Pacific Palisades Library Association will offer communitywide Chair Yoga via Zoom on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m., September 30 through October 28.

“The Pacific Palisades Library Association is delighted to offer complimentary chair yoga classes on Zoom hosted by Palisadian Alison Burmeister, certified yoga instructor and wellness expert,” according to a flyer about the event. “Alison brings science-based, personalized exercise programs to older adults to improve balance, strength and joint health.”

Those who are interested in participating can email alison@alisonburmeister.com for the event registration code.

—SARAH SHMERLING

Celebrating 100 Years

Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

It was a celebration to remember, attended by hundreds of community members—from newborn babies to longtime residents, new neighbors, Council District 11 Candidate Traci Park and even three goats.

Palisades Picnic, which was billed as a 100th anniversary town party, took place on Sunday, September 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Palisades Recreation Center. The event was organized by Jimmy Dunne and Kristen Chambers.

“The 100th anniversary is a huge milestone in our amazing community,” Dunne said ahead of the event. “This town’s greatest strength is its people. Palisadians are what make our town so unique and wonderful. Palisadians beaming with joy, with promise, with happiness. I figured there is enough divisiveness and negativity going on in the world, so let’s throw a party—and what could be a more wonderful place for our Palisades family to celebrate than Veterans Gardens?”

Members of American Legion Ronald Reagan – Palisades Post 283 welcomed guests, and provided water and a variety of sodas.

Kogi BBQ, Vivace Pizza and The Plant Lab had food trucks stationed in the parking lot, while a “Taste of the Palisades”—with Hank’s, Qué Padre and El Dragón—operated in tents on the lawn. Sweet Rose Creamery was stationed in the middle of the field, with a variety of flavors for residents to try. DJ Golddust was on hand to play music throughout the celebration.

Games included a water balloon toss and musical chairs—with one version for kids and one version for adults. Prizes included gift certificates to local shops, including Tallula’s, Paliskates and more. There were also arts and crafts tables, as well as a face painter.

The Palisadian-Post had a booth at the picnic, where subscriptions were sold, along with hats and T-shirts.

“Let’s start a new town tradition that says everything about how lucky we are to live right where we do,” Dunne shared.

‘Cobra Kai’ Season Five Now Available for Streaming on Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix

By LILY TINOCO | Reporter

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai”—co-created by Palisadian Hayden Schlossberg—returned to the silver screen for its fifth season on Friday, September 9.

The series is described as a sequel to the four original “Karate Kid” films, following the lives of characters Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence decades after the “tournament that changed their lives,” according to Netflix.

The show stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Xolo Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Peyton List and more.

“You’ve waited a full year to see the ‘Cobra Kai’ crew face off against a new set of merciless enemies, and the moment of truth is … here,” according to Netflix. “One thing’s for sure: ‘Cobra Kai’ will never be the same now that Terry Silver has sunk his fangs into it. The ‘Karate Kid Part III’ big bad has well and truly corrupted the once-noble dojo, and he’s not finished yet.

“Daniel will need all the help he can get to fight the growing menace of Cobra Kai as it spreads throughout the Valley—and that means calling on ‘Karate Kid Part II’ frenemy Chozen.”

“Cobra Kai” kicked off as a YouTube series before making its way to Netflix in 2020. Now, the show has garnered the support of fans and critics worldwide, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2021.

Schlossberg is known for his work on “Cobra Kai,” as well as the “Harold & Kumar” and “American Reunion” films, which featured Honorary Mayor of Pacific Palisades Eugene Levy.

Schlossberg worked on the films with Jon Hurwitz, who he reportedly met in high school.

The two created “Cobra Kai” with their friend Josh Heald. The three of them are executive producers, show runners, writers and directors for the series.

“Every season of ‘Cobra Kai,’ while we try to take things up a notch and bring it to the next level in a lot of ways, we also try to stay true to the roots of what we love about this franchise,” Schlossberg said about the fifth season to Gold Derby.

The series is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.

Get Rooftop Solar, Even Without a Roof

The Palisadian-Post has partnered with locally founded environmental organization Resilient Palisades to deliver a weekly “green tip” to our readers. This week’s tip was written by Antonella Wells, head of communications for Resilient Palisades’ Clean Energy team.


Many Palisadians already know the financial and environmental benefits of installing rooftop solar. Thanks to Resilient Palisades’ microgrid project, dozens of additional Palisadians have joined the solar revolution.

Palisadians with rooftop solar benefit financially via net-metering to save on electricity bills. And they know they’re doing their part to transform our energy supply from fossil fuels to renewables, thereby reducing emissions.

But not all Palisadians own their own homes (and roofs). So how can they participate? There are a couple ways renters and condo owners can gain the benefits of solar.

One option is to sign up for Community Solar, which allows participants to consume electricity generated by solar panels that may be located at a distant solar farm. When you subscribe to community solar, the amount you pay for renewable electricity is deducted on your LADWP bill. If you’re interested in exploring community solar, take a look at Clean Power Alliance at cleanpoweralliance.org/communitysolar.

A second option is Inspire Clean Energy, which provides consumers an opportunity to switch their current power supply to 100% clean energy through a personalized monthly subscription.

When you access clean energy with Inspire, you receive one consolidated bill from your utility, and you’ll see Inspire listed as your electricity supplier. Learn more at inspirecleanenergy.com.

A third option is Legends Solar, a solar investing platform that allows anyone to purchase operating panels on commercial solar farms. As your panels generate and sell electricity, you earn cash. Owning panels via solar investing might be the closest you can get to installing solar on your own roof. Take a look at legends.solar.

Here are some additional facts about going solar without your own roof:

Commercial solar facilities are typically located on top of factories, warehouses and parking lots.

Utility-scale solar is often located in open spaces on large ground-mounted panels.

With community solar, you subscribe to the right to use a remotely located solar farm’s electricity as it generates power for the grid.

With Inspire, you access 100% renewable wind, solar or hydro energy for your home.

With online solar investing on Legends Solar, you purchase ownership in panels, then sell the power to others.