Small Fire Temporarily Closes Porta Via | Palisades Village
A small electrical fire that broke out on Wednesday, June 17, at Porta Via in Palisades Village has closed the restaurant until further notice.
The electrical fire occurred some place above the ceiling, owner Peter Garland explained to the Palisadian-Post. The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating the source.
“No one was injured,” Garland added.
General Manager Ryan Hill shared in a post on social media that the restaurant would be closed through Father’s Day weekend, but that he hoped they would reopen sometime this week. He shared gratitude to customers who supported Porta Via through Safer at Home orders and then coming back to dine-in once it was safe to do so.
“We hope to be back serving you again soon,” management wrote on a note that has been posted on the restaurant’s door.
Garland said on Monday that he anticipates Porta Via will reopen on July 1.
PPCC to Host Zoom Meeting | Pacific Palisades
The Pacific Palisades Community Council, which has not hosted a board meeting since Safer at Home orders went into place, will conduct a Special Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, June 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“The meeting has been authorized by the PPCC Executive Committee in response to conditions caused by the pandemic,” PPCC representatives explained ahead of the meeting. “It is called for the purpose of accomplishing the required first distribution of proposed Bylaws amendments, to allow for PPCC Board meetings going forward to be held virtually (i.e., other than in-person), when in-person meetings are infeasible.”
The council is offering pre-meeting tech assistance with a technical engineer beginning at 5 p.m.
The next Special Meeting will take place on June 30, which will include a second distribution and vote on bylaws amendments being considered.
For more information, a complete agenda and meeting ID information, visit pacpalicc.org.
PAPA Patriotic Home Decorating Contest | Pacific Palisades
The Palisades Americanism Parade Association Patriotic Home Decorating Contest, sponsored by Joan Sather and Susan Montgomery of Sotheby’s International Realty, has been expanded in 2020.
This year’s contest will feature more categories, more participation and more winners.
“Health concerns will prevent the community from assembling for the annual parade this year,” a press release about the contest explains, “but the additional time at home gives every Palisadian a joyful opportunity to show their spirit by festooning their home with flags, bunting and creative patriotic displays.”
This year, prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in five categories: Hometown Style Award; In This Together Award; Proof Through the Night Award; Americana Award; and Grand Champion Award.
“In addition to bragging rights, entrants can win valuable prizes, including a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol and gift certificates from local businesses,” according to the press release.
The contest is open to all neighborhoods of the Palisades and entries must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on June 30.
To enter, upload a photo of the home, listing the street address to the PAPA website (palisades4th.com/parade/home-contest), the PAPA Facebook page (facebook.com/PalisadesJuly4) or on their own Instagram feed with #palisades4thhomecontest.
A 10% discount is offered by Mobile Illumination (818-914-0601) when callers mention PAPA.
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