Neighborhood News

PCH Rollover | Castellammare

Two people were critically injured in a vehicle rollover on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades on Saturday, December 7.

Nicholas Prange, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the collision was reported at 6:32 p.m. in the 17300 block of West Pacific Coast Highway near Sunset Boulevard.

The victims were taken to a trauma center for treatment, Prange said.          


Palisades Optimist Club Accepting Donations | Pacific Palisades

The Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide a safe environment to children who have experienced abuse, neglect or are at risk, is currently accepting donations from those who wish to sponsor its wish list.

Donors have the opportunity to sponsor different gifts ranging from books, gift cards, extracurricular activity opportunities and tons more. Each sponsored item is also being matched dollar-for-dollar by Palisades Optimist Club member Stu Kaiser.

Checks, made out to Optimist Youth Home & Family Services, can be delivered at the club’s Tuesday meetings or mailed to: Palisades Optimist Club, P.O. Box 211, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.


Comedy Night | Palisades Village

Double Diamond Productions will present a comedy night, featuring actor/comedian Matt Knudsen, at Hank’s on Thursday, December 12, at 9 p.m. The show will also include comics seen on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” “The Late Show” and more.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, visit


Photo courtesy of Palisades Village

Gelson’s Hosts Annual Toy Drive | Via Mesa

Gelson’s customers are encouraged to participate in an annual tradition by donating a toy through December 13. The Gelson’s holiday toy drive partners with the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Toys for Tots and more to collect items for disadvantaged children.

In the Pacific Palisades store, there will be open, gift-wrapped boxes with lists of suggested toys, which will be personally delivered by Gelson’s employees.

“We are grateful for the generosity of our customers—to help make the holiday season brighter for families across Southern California,” Gelson’s President and CEO Rob McDougall said in a statement.