LAUSD Return to Campuses Unclear | Pacific Palisades
With a little over one month until students return within Los Angeles Unified School District, it is not yet determined if students will be returning to on-campus learning when the 2020-21 school year resumes in August, according to Superintendent Austin Beutner.
“No decision has been made about a return to school facilities, but it’s reasonable to assume instruction will include an online component for most students,” Beutner announced during a community-wide school update on Monday, July 6.
The school year will begin with a clear and consistent set of expectations for the classroom, Beutner continued.
“These include a regular class schedule, attendance taken every day, standards-based instruction, including daily, live instruction and regular assessment of student progress,” he said.
The announcement revealed a record number of students are attending online summer school and that LAUSD has provided more meals than any other school-based relief effort in the country.
Hank’s Under New Ownership | Palisades Village
Palisades Village restaurant Hank’s, originally owned and operated by the Bromberg brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, has now been taken over by Caruso. Bruce and Eric Bromberg will continue to operate Blue Ribbon Sushi, also in the development.
“As the Bromberg brothers refocus their attention to the Blue Ribbon Sushi brand, they have handed over the reins of Hank’s to Caruso,” a representative from Caruso explained to the Palisadian-Post. “The restaurant has always held a special place in Rick Caruso’s heart, having been named in tribute to his father. Caruso looks forward to continuing the legacy of the double diamond burger and building upon the lively locale that Bruce and his team brought to the community.”
The Brombergs operate an assortment of eateries across the country, including Blue Ribbon Sushi, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken and Blue Ribbon Bars.
PPCC Updates | Pacific Palisades
At its June 30 board meeting, the Pacific Palisades Community Council voted to unanimously approve bylaws amendments that will allow meetings to be held virtually in exigent circumstances, like throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Given the pandemic conditions and orders, it appears that for the foreseeable future, PPCC meetings will likely be held via Zoom,” PPCC representatives reported in an email.
Also during the meeting, the Nominating Committee, comprised of Sue Kohl, Steve Cron and Cathi Ruddy, announced nominees for officer positions for the 2020-21 term, nominating the officers who currently hold those positions. The committee nominated David Card as chair, David Kaplan as vice-chair, Richard Cohen for treasurer and Chris Spitz as secretary.
Additional nominations from the board are now open and, pursuant to PPCC Bylaws, will be accepted until 15 minutes before the scheduled close of the July 9 meeting.
Amalfi Estates Welcomes Luke Ithomitis | Pacific Palisades
Amalfi Estates reported that they have recently hired Luke Ithomitis as director of sales and operations.
“Luke has years of deep experience working with and scaling high-growth real estate teams in the luxury sector,” according to a statement from Amalfi Estates. “As director of sales and operations, he oversees the people and culture of the company with a focus on strategic support operations, training and development, and recruiting.”
Ithomitis began his career in architecture and has since worked in commercial, development and luxury real estate.
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