Neighborhood News

Taste of the Palisades | Pacific Palisades

From Santa Monica Canyon to The Highlands and the Village, restaurants across Pacific Palisades are participating in the inaugural Taste of the Palisades, hosted by the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce.

Taste of the Palisades begins Sunday, September 22, and runs through Thursday, September 26. Similar to dineL.A., 17 spots in the Palisades will offer deals and specials for diners.

For a complete list of participating places as well as what they are offering, visit


Natural Gas Leak | Castellammare

An underground three-inch natural gas line was damaged at a construction site near an apartment building and school in the 17300 block of West Tramonto Drive in Pacific Palisades on Monday, September 16.

It took SoCalGas crews close to 90 minutes to stop the leak. Residents of the nearby apartment building self-evacuated, but later returned to their homes.

No fires, illnesses or injuries were reported, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.


Newcomers and Friends Welcome New Members | Pacific Palisades

Those who wish to join the Newcomers and Friends organization may now do so by contacting Each year, the group hosts get-togethers, including restaurant dining, book and movie discussions, duplicate bridge and lunch, Canasta, golf, hiking and Scrabble.

In September, the group explores downtown’s historic Olvera Street area and dines at La Golondrina.

“Being a newcomer to the Palisades is not required to enjoy the variety of activities offered by this long-standing community organization,” according to a statement from the group.


ACT Practice Test | The Village

Registration is now open for an ACT practice test at Palisades Branch Library that will take place on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In order to confirm a spot, students are required to email YA Librarian Jessica Levy at or call the library with the test-taker’s full name, grade and contact email. This test is only open to high school students in grades 10, 11 or 12.

Princeton Review will be administering the test, so call 888-588-8378 directly for any specifics.       


Fall Prevention Workshop | Via Mesa

Local yoga instructor Alison Burmeister will hold a Fall Prevention Workshop on Friday, September 20, at 10 a.m. at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club.

The program, sponsored by BOLD, is geared toward community members of advanced age to practice fitness exercises that can help prevent accidents and falls by building balance and strength.