Local Closures | Pacific Palisades
A number of local spots in Pacific Palisades have reported temporary closures, some due to COVID-19.
Local eatery Café Vida has confirmed employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and is planning to close for the time being.
“As a measure of precaution and with the growing number of COVID-19 cases, we have decided to close the restaurant for a two-week period in order to give the entire staff an opportunity to self-quarantine and stay safe,” owner Luis Castañeda said to the Palisadian-Post.
Café Vida plans to reopen Saturday, January 16, for take-out services from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Sunday.
Family owned and operated business since 1984 Vittorio’s has also reported that an employee recently tested positive for COVID-19 and will be closing.
“Out of an abundance of caution for our customers and staff, we are closing until January 12 per the CDC guidelines,” co-owner Vanessa Pellegrini said. “We wanted to let the community know that we are taking this very seriously.”
Pellegrini said there will be a deep cleaning done and all employees must provide two negative tests prior to returning to work.
Bank of America’s Financial Center, located at 15314 W Sunset Blvd., has been temporarily closed. No reports of the virus have been confirmed.
“Many of our locations may have reduced hours, alternate days of operations or may have been temporarily closed. We are doing everything we can to reopen as soon as possible, though some locations may remain closed for an extended period of time,” according to the website.
The walk-up ATM is still operating 24 hours a day.
Ninth Circuit’s Annual Civics Contest Kicks Off February 1 | Pacific Palisades
“What Does Our American Community Ask of Us?” is the theme of this year’s Ninth Circuit Civics contest.
Students are encouraged to discuss themes with reference to the Constitution and to consider historical events in American history in their entries. In preparing an essay or video submission addressing the theme, students are encouraged to explain what part they believe each of us plays in working toward the “more perfect Union” described in the Constitution.
Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas on the theme in an essay, or individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a three- to five-minute video on the theme.
The contest is open to high school students in the Ninth Circuit. Students from public, private, parochial and charter schools, and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status may enter. Children of federal judges, chambers staff and employees of federal court offices are not eligible to participate.
In addition to cash prizes, student winners will be invited to the opening session of the 2021 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, scheduled for July 12 through 15 in Big Sky, Montana. The winning essays will be distributed and videos shown at the conference.
Both essays and videos can be submitted electronically starting February 1. The deadline for entries is March 17.
Contest rules will be available at ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest.
Weather Report | Pacific Palisades
The year 2020 ended with much-needed rain, as 1.90 inches fell locally in Pacific Palisades between December 27 and 28. That late December storm saw thunder, lightning and wind gusts hitting 32 miles per hour. According to local weather enthusiast Craig Weston, this brings our yearly rain total to 2.00 inches (yearly totals are measured from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). The average rainfall in Los Angeles is 14.93 inches of rain and we are just now entering our wettest months of January to March. In 2020, Pacific Palisades saw its warmest day on September 6, as the temperature reached 99 degrees. Our coolest reading of the year was on December 29 when the temperature dropped to 40 degrees.
This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access.