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PPCC Nominations and Applications | Pacific Palisades

Nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Golden Sparkplug Awards, given out annually by the Pacific Palisades Community Council, are now open.

“The community is invited to submit nominations of eligible and worthy individuals who have voluntarily served the community,” PPCC shared in a statement.

Citizen of the Year recognizes long-term, consistent volunteer service and a recent “extraordinary” accomplishment by an adult resident, and the Golden Sparkplug Award recognizes adult and youth citizens who have recently “sparked” ideas or projects into action.

The deadline to submit nominations is October 26 at 9 p.m. Nominations can be emailed to or hand-delivered to the PPCC chair or presiding officer at a board meeting.

PPCC is also currently accepting applications for the open 2nd Alternate At-large Representative seat—open to Palisades residents, property owners and business operators. The deadline to apply is October 20 at 5 p.m. Applications can be sent to or hand-delivered to the chair/presiding officer.


Yee Haw | The Village

Palisades Charter Elementary School will host its annual Yee Haw Day on Saturday, October 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the school’s campus, located at 800 Via De La Paz.

Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

Festivities will include food trucks, games, crafts by Sew Chateau, music, prizes, a haunted house and a special performance by Fancy Feet.

“All are welcome to join this great annual community event taking place on campus at Pali Elementary,” a parent shared ahead of the event.    




#CutOutCutlery | Pacific Palisades

Palisadian and founder of Habits of Waste Sheila Morovati is celebrating the success of Uber Eats announcing that cutlery will accompany a meal by request only internationally.

“We launched #CutOutCutlery asking food delivery companies to change their default setting so that plastic cutlery is only available by request,” Habits of Waste shared in a statement. “Uber Eats launched a 10-city pilot on Earth Day this year and tested the campaign. It worked and today we learned that the program is now internationally available.”

The default for Uber Eats orders will now be to not include utensils and straws, unless they are requested.

Those who want to support Habits of Waste can join Morovati at the first-ever Sustainability Dinner Party in Brentwood, with a Beyond Meat vegetarian family style dinner by chefs Jon & Vinny. For more information, visit


Impossible Burger | Via Mesa

Vegetarians and those looking to cut down their red meat consumption rejoice: Gelson’s announced that it will be the first retailer to sell the Impossible Burger to consumers at all 27 Southern California stores—including Pacific Palisades.

The product was first available for purchase on Friday, September 20, marking “the first time that the general public will be able to buy and experience the Impossible Burger at home,” according to a press release.