Our Town

The Corpus Christi School Academic Decathlon Team recently competed at the 29th Annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Junior High Academic Decathlon. The team included Co-Captains Declan Burke and Brooke Freyer, Jemma Beardmore, Lucas Brumbach, Patrick Csiszar, Ryan Gilhooly, Thor Gjerdrum, Braun Levi, Isabella Montgomery, and Kai Stevens. The team took 10th place in the Super Quiz competition among 101 schools competing. Individual medalists were seventh-grader Brooke Freyer, sixth place in Current Events, and sixth-grader Patrick Csiszar, seventh place in Social Studies. The team was coached by faculty members Kathy Slattery, Paola Sessarego, Amy Mahoney, Mandy Medlin and Ron Fitzgerald.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Solum

Robin Weitz and Sara Collins flip through a rack of clothing at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club annual Rummage Sale, which raises funds for the philanthropic efforts of the club.

Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

Teens from the Palisades Charter High School theatre group and Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center preschoolers brought Purim spirit and cheer to local seniors with a visit to Atria Senior Living in Pacific Palisades.

Photo courtesy of Chabad of Pacific Palisades

Councilmember Mike Bonin presented Palisadians Gregg Champion and Jeffrey Vann, co-founders of Start Up Recovery, a foundation started in the Palisades in 2017, a proclamation honoring the work and service they do for those struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction.

Photo courtesy of Gary Stromberg

The Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades presented its annual Rotary Business Person of the Year Award to Arnie Wishnick, former executive director of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Wishnick by Rotary Club President Brett Bjornson and club member Perry Akins. Pictured, from left: Perry Akins, Arnie Wishnick and Brett Bjornson

Photo courtesy of Perry Akins/Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades