The Resilient Palisades Vegan Solutions Team hosted Pali Veg Fest, featuring food trucks that serve plant-based options, near Palisades Branch Library/Palisades Recreation Center on Sunday, January 14—which team member and social media coordinator Sara Marti described as a “resounding success.”
Participating food trucks included Word of Mouth, The Plant Lab, Vegan Hooligans, Plant-Based Treaty and more. Resilient Palisades’ Zero Waste Team provided reusable cutlery and water refill stations, as well as composting, recycling and landfill bins.
Toward the end of December, Las Madrinas honored 29 women and their families for their service to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Southern California community during the Las Madrinas Ball at Beverly Hilton Hotel, including Palisadian debutantes Coco Rose Kennedy, Jessica Kelly Silletti, Riley Wood Sullivan, Lauren Elaine Seidel and Riley Leighton Vincent. Las Madrinas President Kathryne Halverson Garland and the Debutante Chair Hilary O’Rourke Wynperle also reside in the Palisades.
Leena Adeli and Maren Ghaffari—co-founders of Palisades Charter High School Women in STEM Club—have continued fundraising efforts for The Congo Peace School in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an organization supported by the Dillon Henry Foundation.
“They had a very successful evening at BOCA followed up by a backyard concert showcasing 10 Pali High musicians,” according to a statement about the efforts. “Between the two events, they had raised over $13,000, which was used to purchase feminine kits for the girls at The Congo Peace School.”
Adeli and Ghaffari also hosted a 5K run/walk in December where they raised $1,610, which will continue to support the purchase of feminine kits as well as improvements at the school’s computer lab. They later hosted a science experience via Zoom, where attendees learned how to make soap.
Zócalo Public Square, with Palisadian Moira Shourie at the helm as executive director, won four awards at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards held at the Biltmore hotel. Award winners were Justine Jablonska for “Why a Polish Resistance Fighter’s ‘Failure’ to Stop the Holocaust Resonates Today”; Brynn Shiovitz for “The Blackface of White Christmas”; Jackie Mansky for “Smile, You’re on Candid Camera!” and Derek Mong “How Is a Poem Like a Political Campaign?”
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