Las Madrinas announced the 28 families and their daughters who will be honored for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the Las Madrinas Ball later this year. Palisadian debutantes are pictured here, from left: Isabel Ference Wiatt, Catherine Margaret Rozelle, Kristin Leigh Larson, Kerry Elizabeth Larson, Sarah Margaret Stokes and Bridget Arlene Stokdyk
The SAM Initiative, a local giving circle comprised of women from Westside communities, including Pacific Palisades, announced its 2018 grant recipients. A total of $250,000 was distributed to four local nonprofit organization that are working to address needs in the greater Los Angeles community: Angel City Sports, Saving Innocence, The Ulmer Institute and With Love Market & Café. Pictured, from left: Andrew McDowell, Amber Davies, Alan Smyth, Mindy Freedman, RoShaun Windham, Dr. Adrian Davis, Bahar Soomekh and Clayton French
The Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Dr. Michael Sababi’s Via De La Paz office.
Barrett Eastman and Maren Meier of the Corpus Christi Choir sang a cappella pieces from “The Sound of Music” at a recent Palisades Alliance for Seniors’ meeting at Palisades Branch Library.
Palisades Charter High School student Daniel Gottesman was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. The 2,500 Merit Scholar awardees were selected from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 program.