Neighborhood News

Write Your Name with PRIDEThe Village

During the 1990s, PRIDE, the local beautification organization, salvaged former Village street tiles and bricks and reset them, with donor names, into a Swarthmore sidewalk area known as the Wall of Pride.

Now, with the help of Caruso, the “wall” will be relocated on the Sunset sidewalk just east of Swarthmore. There will be nearly 1,100 newly minted bricks—some will carry the original signatures, others will offer space for new donors.

For more information, contact John Padden, PRIDE board member, at 310-256-1152.


Biotech Firm Receives Funding For Cancer Research | Pacific Palisades

The Palisadian-based company Aadi Bioscience Inc. has completed a $23 million series A funding round for clinical research into advanced perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (rare cancerous tumors in layman’s terms). Dr. Neil Desai, who has been working in therapeutic delivery for over 25 years, founded Aadi Bioscience in 2011.


Canyon Charter School To Be Overhauled | Santa Monica Canyon

Canyon Charter Elementary School is set to undergo a major remodel that is expected to take over two years. More details are expected to be given at a meeting on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

Representatives of the Los Angeles Unified School district will take questions from the public. The project is said to be the biggest construction project in the area in over 20 years.

The school is located at 421 Entrada Drive.


Estate Coffee is OpenThe Village

Saturday, May 19, saw the grand opening of Estate Coffee at 847 Via De La Paz. The café, operated by Jacob Spooner and Rick Cunningham, offers exceptional coffee with a modern twist (lavender latte, anyone?), snacks and baked goods in a comfortable and professional space. Welcome to the neighborhood.


Car Crash Blocks PCHCastellammare

A traffic collision at the intersection of northbound PCH and Sunset Boulevard on Sunday,

Photo by Christian Monterrosa

May 21, left one vehicle facing upward on a hill with its hood partially detached. A witness driving in the opposite direction reported seeing people screaming for a fire extinguisher, a woman being carried out on a stretcher and two additional sports cars pulled over at the scene.


Council Election Deadlines |Pacific Palisades

The deadline to stand for the Pacific Palisades Community Council’s four-person executive, which helps shape agendas for town affairs, is at the PPCC meeting at Palisades Branch Library on Thursday, May 24. The deadline for Palisadians thinking about standing (or re-standing) as area representatives is June 14.