Neighborhood News

PPTFH to Discuss Demedicalization of Mental IllnessPalisades Branch Library

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will meet Monday, January 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the topic “Demedicalization of Mental Illness: How Changing Attitudes About Mental Illness Allowed People to Languish on the Streets?”

The distinguished keynote speaker will be Dr. Joel T. Braslow, UCLA professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. He will discuss causes, consequences and how to address the issue.

The meeting will take place at the Palisades Branch Library, located at 861 Alma Real Drive. For more information, visit


Security Updates | Pacific Palisades

All parents, adult visitors and stakeholders should be prepared for increased diligence ensuring adults are visibly wearing Palisades Charter High School IDs/badges during school days/hours when visiting, according to a Board of Trustees operations reported, handed out on January 14. The reinforced security measures will help the security team easily recognize who should be on campus.


PPDC Annual Meeting | Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club will host its annual meeting on Sunday, January 26, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club.

The event will feature addresses by Councilmember Mike Bonin, State Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Richard Bloom.

Jeff Klein, manager of voter education, outreach and community relations at the LA County Registrar of Voters, will explain the citywide new voting system—Voting Systems for All People—which will be used for the first time in the March primary election.

The event is free and anybody is welcome to attend.


A Night on the Boulevard Saint-GermainPacific Palisades

Graycen Gardner
Photo courtesy of St. Matthew’s

The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s continues its season with “A Night on the Boulevard Saint-Germain,” featuring the music of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet and Jean Françaix. Graycen Gardner will be the featured soprano for “Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallaremé.”

The concert will take place at St. Matthew’s Church on Friday, January 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.

For tickets and information, call 310-573-7422.