Neighborhood News

Kids on Bikes | Pacific Palisades

The results of the ninth annual Kids on Bikes Contest, presented by The Yogurt Shoppe, have been announced, capping off another year of two-wheeled fun at the Palisades Fourth of July Parade.

This year’s first place winner, receiving a $75 gift card, was Calvary Christian School second-grader Henry Isola.

Temple Hoerner took home second place, followed by the Martin family in third, including dad Chris, mom April, Jameson and Annabelle. James Demicco was this year’s runner-up, receiving a $10 gift card.

Scooter riders and runners-up Gwen and Elle Royce were also welcomed into the fold of contestants, each taking home a $10 gift card.

—JAMES GAGE


Alfred Bans Clippers | Palisades Village

Alfred Coffee, the newest member of Palisades Village, made headlines on Monday, July 8, after posting on social media that NBA players Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were not welcome in any of their stores.

“We reserve the right to refuse service to Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and anyone else affiliated with the Clippers organization,” wrote the coffee chain in a post on Instagram that has since been taken down.

The move, both praised and heavily scrutinized by the sports community, comes after recent NBA champion Leonard announced he will be joining the Los Angeles Clippers over the Lakers in the upcoming season.              

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Upcoming PPTFH Meeting | Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homeless will hold a meeting on July 22 at 7 p.m. at Palisades Branch Library.

Distinguished keynote speaker Lewis C. Horne, CBRE, division president, Pacific Southwest, will address “An Initiative to Eradicate Homelessness: Leveraging Innovation, Partnership & Data to Provide Dignity for the Underserved with Health and Safety in Mind for the Community.”

For more information, visit pptfh.org.

—JARED HAMM


Whale Carcass Washes Ashore | Will Rogers State Beach

A 30-foot whale carcass washed ashore at Will Rogers State Beach on Saturday, July 6.

“[Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors] will work with a third party contractor to ensure safe and environmentally conscious removal of the carcass,” tweeted the Los Angeles Fire Department, Lifeguard Division.

The carcass was the latest in a recent spike in dead whales washing up on beaches along the West Coast in California, Washington and Oregon.            

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA