Our Town

The Westside Chapter of National Charity league honored 15 Los Angeles area high school seniors, including six girls from Palisades Charter High School, at its annual Senior Recognition Dinner at Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica. Pictured, from left, back row: Grace Winter, Melanie Matayoshi, Jessie Bierschenk, Sierra Urbach, Charlie Andrews, Isabel Lewis and Catherine Jones; front row: Raven Hilyard, Katherine Thomas, Claire Weigand, Grace Cortese    

Photo courtesy of Bruce Hulse Photo

Palisades Newcomers and Friends long-standing community social club offers both newcomers and old-timers a variety of activities from “Just Coffee” gatherings, golf, restaurant dining, games, book and film discussions, bridge, and more. Here, the group is pictured on a trip to the set of “Jeopardy.” For more information, contact newcomersandfriendspp@gmail.com.      

Photo courtesy of Mary Allwright


Each spring, Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center celebrates Passover with an experiential children’s model seder, led by Rabbi Zushe Cunin and music teacher Mendel Hecht. Prior to the seder, the children spent weeks learning about the Passover holiday through song, literature and social experiences.          

Photos by Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

Members of Optimist Club Pacific Palisades visited the Optimist Youth Home, along with Will Rogers 5 & 10K Race Foundation and Saint John’s Foundation members. The group toured the facility, listened to a talk from Executive Director Sil Orlando, and shared lunch with one of the boys and the lead recreation leader.    

Photo courtesy of Rich Wilken