Neighborhood News

Bobbie Farberow Named Neighborhood Hero | Pacific Palisades

Councilmember Mike Bonin named Bobbie Farberow one of his 2019 Neighborhood Heroes—community members who make the Westside a “great place to live, work and enjoy”—in a year-end newsletter.

“For decades, if any one person has been responsible for creating a sense of hearth and home in Pacific Palisades, it has been Bobbie Farberow,” Bonin shared in a statement.

Farberow is the former co-owner of beloved local dining spot Mort’s Deli, located on Swarthmore Avenue, that served the community for more than three decades as not only a restaurant, but a place to gather.

“Though the deli closed in 2007, Bobbie is still recognized as a strong voice in the Palisades neighborhood,” Bonin continued.

Most recently, Farberow assisted Hank’s in Palisades Village in bringing back a handful of Mort’s classic dishes.


CERT Session Begins January 9Pacific Palisades

The next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Palisades training session will start January 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Christian Church, located at 701 Palisades Drive.

The seven-week session will be taught by firefighter Alex Butler, with a focus on the need for community involvement, fire suppression, light search and rescue, triage, first aid and shelter-in-home.

People can attend classes, no matter when the session starts and can “drop-in” a class for any missed sessions. In the past two years, 90 Palisadians have graduated from the LAFD CERT training program.

Signup information is available at


Business and Breakfast | Palisades Village

The Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its first event of 2020: a Business and Breakfast meeting on Wednesday, January 15, at Porta Via Palisades.

The breakfast will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the restaurant, located at 1063 Swarthmore Ave. Entry will cost $25 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, visit        


Upcoming PPCC Meeting | Palisades Branch Library

The Pacific Palisades Community Council will meet on Thursday, January 9, from 6 to 7:50 p.m. at Palisades Branch Library.

The agenda is set to include updates on the dog park, legislation on vacation rentals and rooftop digital advertising on taxicabs, and the Berggruen project, as well as a discussion regarding a motion to ban vaping products.

PPCC will also discuss its fundraising and administrative duties.

The meeting includes an update from LAPD SLO Michael Moore and West Traffic Division Officer Ryan Basaker on vehicle racing/speeding on Sunset Boulevard and a recent incident.