Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle on PCH | Castellammare
A 27-year-old man, identified Tuesday morning as Carlos Barahona, was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday night, February 14.
According to Officer Lizeth Lomeli from the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section, the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Porto Marina Way.
The vehicle was reportedly headed northbound on PCH south of Porto Marina Way when the pedestrian crossed outside of the crosswalk. The vehicle swerved into southbound lanes and down an embankment onto the beach, Lomeli said, but still hit him. Barahona was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver and passenger were treated for unspecified injuries.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Optimism for a Prize | Pacific Palisades
The Pacific Palisades Optimist Club is holding its annual essay contest, offering local teens a chance to “compete” during the pandemic.
All eighth- through 12th-grade students are eligible to enter for an opportunity to win the first-place prize of $150 and an accomplishment to put on their future resumes. Students can fill out an online application at optimist.org/Forms/20-21_Essay_Application.pdf and complete an essay on the topic “Reaching Your Dreams through Optimism.” Essays and applications can be emailed or mailed in—reach out to contest chair Dan Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Actual essays must not include the entrant’s name, school or address. They should be 700 to 800 words in length, double spaced and typed. The deadline is March 21.
The Pacific Palisades Optimist Club programs and distinguished guest speakers offer members a unique opportunity to learn more about topics of interest in the Los Angeles area. Weekly programs also highlight the youth in the community and their accomplishments.
To learn more about the club, email President Rick DeWeese at email@example.com.
Girl Scout Cookies | Pacific Palisades
Girl Scout cookies are back starting February 21 and, due to the ongoing pandemic, acquiring the cookies looks a little different in 2021.
There will not be the usual cookies booths at grocery stores or door-to-door sales, according to Service Unit Manager volunteer Lynn Mack-Costello, however, Girl Scout Troops of Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood and Topanga can help those who do not personally know a troop member to order from.
Customers who would like an order of cookies to be shipped directly to them (no in-person delivery) can use the Cookie Finder app at girlscoutsla.org/en/cookies/find-cookies.html. After inputting their zip code, customers will be able to order from a list of local Girl Scout Troops or make a donation.
Customers can also visit gsglavolunteerapps.org/buygscookieslocally for direct shipment or in-person, contactless delivery.
“We certainly appreciate the public’s support of our girls as they engage in earning money to support their troop activities and service projects, as well as learn important skills in budgeting and entrepreneurship, even virtually as they plan for post-COVID times,” Mack-Costello shared.
The Girl Scouts are offering the same eight varieties of cookies as last year: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon-Ups, Toffee-Tastics and S’mores.
The first six varieties of cookies are $5, while Toffee-Tastic and S’mores are $6.
PPCL Meeting | Pacific Palisades
The Pacific Palisades Civic League will host its next meeting via Zoom on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.
“Due to current Stay at Home Order the meeting will be held online,” a representative explained in a statement ahead of the meeting. “Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom meeting information.”
New business on the agenda is a second-story addition on Oreo Place and a new two-story with basement and attached garage on Monument Street. Old business includes addresses on Monument, Fiske and DePauw.
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