Neighborhood News

Spooktacular Time ArrivesPalisades Recreation Center

The annual Spooktacular will take place Saturday, October 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Palisades Recreation Center.

A $10 entrance will grant children into a Halloween world of activities, including a spooky trick-or-treat path, pumpkin patch, carnival games, petting zoo, reptile show, photo booth, face painting, a bubble show, DJ, balloon games and more.

Freshly made Dodger Dogs, hamburgers, hand-spun cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn will be available for purchase.

—JENNIKA INGRAM


Palisades Symphony Orchestra | El Medio Bluffs

Palisades Symphony Orchestra will be performing Johannes Brahms on Sunday, October 27, at Palisades Charter High School for the second concert of the season.

Music Director Joel B. Lish will be the conductor, with internationally recognized soloist Ken Aiso. The program includes Hungarian Dances, “Serenade No. 1” and “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77.”

Aiso is known as “one of today’s most musical and versatile musicians,” shared a statement. “His playing is praised for not only the singularly beautiful tone, but also for the atmosphere of intimacy he evokes as he draws in his audience.”

The free concert begins at 7:30 pm in Mercer Hall at 15777 Bowdoin Street.  

—JENNIKA INGRAM


Wanted Man Arrested by Police | Pacific Palisades

A man accused of threatening students near Palisadian elementary schools was arrested on Friday, October 18, according to local law enforcement.

Aaron Meyer, who police have been searching for since September, is reportedly being held on $50,000 bail after getting arrested for burglarizing a home in the Via Bluffs.

Meyer gained notoriety in the Palisades after being seen harassing students and parents around the Palisades and vandalizing parked vehicles.                           

—CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA


Allied Art at Will Rogers | Pacific Palisades

The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore is hosting its ninth annual Art Exhibit and Sale to Support the Park on October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Featuring 15 local artists, the show will center around original artwork representing the local mountains and beaches to promote the environment and support conversation and maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Featured artists include Linda Melber, Virginia Kamhi, Bruce Trentham, Carole Carland, Liz Blum, Helen Groenekamp, Barbara Freund and more.

Allied Artists will donate a portion of the sales to nature conservancies. For more information, visit allied-artists.com.

—JENNIKA INGRAM