Neighborhood News

First Meeting of the YearPacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades Park Advisory Board will host its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, January 16. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the small gym at Palisades Recreation Center.

—SARAH SHMERLING


Former Palisadian Daryl Dragon Dies | The Riviera

Daryl Dragon, half of the ’70s duo Captain & Tennille and former Riviera resident, died on Wednesday, January 2, with Toni Tennille by his side.

“He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly,” Tennille said in a statement. “I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him.”

The duo, which met in 1971 and married in 1975, is known for songs like “Muskrat Love” and “Do That to Me One More Time.” Though the two divorced in 2014, they remained close friends.

Dragon died of renal failure at the age of 76 in Prescott, Arizona.                          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Porta Via Extends Breakfast Hours | Palisades Village

Porta Via Palisades is now serving breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday—extending breakfast hours by 30 minutes. Breakfast items served at the Palisades Village establishment include the Porta Via Scramble, Homemade Granola and Grand Marnier French Toast (pictured here).

For the month of January, breakfast is half price from 8 to 9 a.m.

—SARAH SHMERLING


Free CERT ClassUpper El Medio

A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training began on January 9 (first class in session), from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palisades Presbyterian Church. The free program, offered by the Los Angeles Fire Department, will take place every Wednesday through February 20. All classes must be attended to obtain a certificate, with makeup classes available.

For more information, visit cert-la.com.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Castellammare | Palisadian Hosts Beach Cleanup

Palisadian Shaun Bryant, his wife Vicky Schiff and their son Jake are leading an effort to clean up Castellammare’s Porto Marina beach Saturday, January 12, at 8:30 a.m.

All members of the community are welcome. Rubber gloves and trash bags will be provided the day of the event.

The family hopes to recruit 25 to 30 volunteers to make the beach cleanup a monthly practice. The goal is to clean up litter in the area from the beach’s parking lot to Gladstones in the south.

—JAMES GAGE