Neighborhood News

Garbage Truck Fire | The Huntington

A garbage truck caught fire around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, near the intersection of Sunset and Chautauqua boulevards. Traffic was temporarily diverted to Iliff Street and Chautauqua while Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene.

—SARAH SHMERLING

Photo courtesy of Matthew Rodman

Calling All Pet Lovers | Pacific Palisades

The Palisadian-Post wants to hear your pet adoption stories. Young and old, cats, dogs, lizards: How did you meet your furry (or not-so-furry) friend and how has your life changed since?

Send stories and high-res photos (actual size, if sending from a smartphone) to mypost@palipost.com for a chance to be featured in print or online—and to win tickets to the California Science Center’s “Dogs! A Science Tail” exhibit.                      

—POST STAFF


Pali Doctors | Pacific Palisades

At least two doctors from Pacific Palisades were announced to have been charged by federal prosecutors in various health care fraud schemes that “fraudulently sought over $150 million from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as private insurers and union health benefit plans,” according to a report by City News Service.

Dr. Ronald Weaver and Dr. Ronald Carlish were the two Palisadian doctors named.

“Corruption drains dollars from private insurers and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid,” U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna told CNS. “This office will continue to hold accountable anyone—including medical professionals—who seeks to bilk our nation’s health care system.”            

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Fundraiser | Pacific Palisades

Las Doradas, a nonprofit advocating for educating at-risk youths, will host a fall fundraiser Saturday, October 5, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the private home of Dr. William Werner in the Palisades.

Tickets are $55 per person and will include champagne, scones, tea sandwiches and dessert, in addition to a silent auction, according to a press release.

All proceeds will go to the Neighborhood Youth Association “to educate and support disadvantaged and deserving kids and their families.”

For ticket purchases and more information, contact Las Doradas at lasdoradasevent@gmail.com

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Writing Contest Awards | The Village

Actors Bill Jones and Christine Kludjian will perform the winning stories from the Friends of the Palisades Library Summer Writing Contest on Wednesday, October 2, at 4 p.m. in the Palisades Branch Library Community Room.

This year’s writing contest featured the theme “Palisades Tales: From the Mountains to the Sea.” Complimentary ice cream from McConnell’s will be served.          

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA