Neighborhood News

Area 8 Kindergarteners to Attend Canyon Charter | Polo Fields

Kindergarten students in the Polo Fields area will be allowed to attend Canyon Charter Elementary School this fall, Senior Advisory & Director of Community Engag

Blood Drive

ement Allison Holdorff Polhill of LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin’s office reported Tuesday afternoon, June 4.

“Board Vice President Nick Melvoin is pleased to let you know that a solution for this upcoming year has been reached,” Holdorff Polhill wrote in an email to Pacific Palisades Community Council Area 8, which includes the Polo Fields, Representative Reza Akef. “Incoming kindergarteners of families living in Area 8 will be allowed to attend Canyon ES. The district will undertake a demographic study to determine a long-term solution for the following school year.”

The decision was made after parents were told their students would have to apply in a lottery—a charter the school was enforcing for the first time in 30 years, leaving parents scrambling to figure out what school their students would attend.

—JAMES GAGE


Blood Drive | The Village

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Palisades Branch Library on Wednesday, June 12, from 12 to 6 p.m. To sign up or receive more details, email sean.inoue@redcross.org.

“The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors to give now to ensure blood is available for patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations,” the Red Cross website reports. “All other blood types are also needed at this time.”          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Book Sale | The Village

The Friends of the Library Book Sale in the Palisades Branch Library parking lot was postponed one week due to potential rain. The sale will now take place on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Friends of the Library are grateful for the support and for those patrons who are always very pleased to find just what they are looking for, or even what is unexpected, at our parking lot sales,” Sandy Eddy said ahead of the event.          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Summer Reading Program Returns | Pacific Palisades

The Palisades Branch Library’s annual summer reading program, open to children, teens and adults, will return, starting June 10.

“As with every year, the city library encourages children, teens and adults to read over the summer,” Teen Services Librarian Jessica Levy shared.

Points will be given through August 10 for reading, completing activities, writing book reviews, attending library events and more, with prizes being awarded to further incentivize reading.

Sign up yourself or your children online at lapl.org/summer or at the library starting June 10.            

—SARAH SHMERLING


Rodeo Realty | The Village

Rodeo Realty is hosting an open house at its Pacific Palisades office on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A local fire engine will be on display and free tacos will be served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Dress for Success Charity will also be accepting donations of things like handbags and jewelry.

Rodeo Realty is located at 839 Via De La Paz.

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA