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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Re-Upped for 11th Season

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Palisadian Larry David will return to the small screen for the 11th season of the hit comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO, according to a recent announcement by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of programming.

In “Curb,” David portrays a fictionalized version of himself as a semi-retired television writer and producer surrounded by a steady cast of characters.

With the pandemic underway, it is anyone’s guess what show creator David, who also writes for the series, has planned.

“This past season tapped into the zeitgeist in such an uncomfortably delightful way,” Gravitt shared in a statement. “Larry is already busy writing, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”

The cast includes Jeff Garlin (“Arrested Development,” “The Goldbergs”) as his best friend and manager, Susie Essman (“Broad City”) as Garlin’s wife, Cheryl Hines (“Suburgatory”) as his now-ex-wife and J.B. Smoove (“The Millers”) as David’s housemate and pal.

In recurring roles, comic actor Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) and comedian Richard Lewis (“Anything But Love”) played fictionalized versions of themselves.

The locales shot in the series are in and around Los Angeles, except one season was filmed in New York. Local Palisades neighborhoods are featured prominently in earlier episodes, including a home in The Huntington.

“To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and improvise lines as they go,” according to an HBO statement.

The series, which originally premiered in 2000, has aired over 100 episodes to date. The series ended in 2011 after eight seasons, but then came back in 2017.

Prior to “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Executive Producer Jeff Schaffer and David formerly worked together on “Seinfeld.”

Episodes run  about 28 minutes. The release date has not been set.

Nancy Jean Kandal

November 14, 1943 – March 4, 2020

Nancy Jean Kandal (née Fried), a long-time resident of Pacific Palisades, departed this mortal coil on March 4 after a brief illness brought on by a stroke in November 2019. Her husband of 31 years, Rudy Hornish, was at her side, as were her sisters, Sharon Hagege and Marsha Kaplan, and her dear friends, Eda Hallinan, Susie De Rusha and Karen Bellone.

Nancy grew up in the Hollywood Hills and graduated from Hollywood High. She and a few friends headed up to the Bay Area soon after graduation. It was there that Nancy began her professional training to become an actress. She met and married Terry Kandal, moved to Berkeley and in February 1970, her son Josh was born.

She relocated to Los Angeles a few years later to continue her pursuit of an acting career. Encouraged by her acting teacher, Peggy Feury, Nancy became a member of Synthaxis Theater Company, studied with The Groundlings and appeared in many productions in the Hollywood theater scene.

Nancy also worked for Breakdown, a casting service, and was soon asked to relocate to New York City to open and run the NYC Breakdown operation for the East Coast. She did that for several years (including opening up yet another Breakdown office in Toronto, Canada).

In 1988, Nancy was introduced to Rudy by mutual LA theater friends. Turns out, Rudy and Nancy lived around the corner from each other in Manhattan for several years, but both claim they were unaware of each other until that fateful introduction. That very summer they acted together in the Catskill Actors Theater production of “Inherit The Wind,” fell madly in love and married in June of 1989.

They moved to Los Angeles a year later, Nancy in pursuit of an acting career and Rudy in TV development and production at Paramount Pictures.

In addition to commercials and occasional guest roles in TV and film, Nancy was also a founding member of the Write Act Theater Company in Hollywood. Nancy and Rudy also lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they became involved in that city’s theater scene. They returned permanently to Palisades in 2010. Nancy continued to work in theater and television until recently.

In the last several years, Nancy and Rudy found great joy in their travels around the world. From the beaches of New Zealand to the savannahs of Tanzania, from the treasures of Europe to the pleasures of the Caribbean, they shared their adventures and their passion for life.

Nancy had a 1,000-watt smile and a personality to match. Kind and caring, generous and loving, she will be missed but not forgotten.

Plans for a memorial have been put on hold during the current pandemic.

‘Behind the Front Porch’

Pacific Palisades Front Porch Project Photographer Robin Aronson Shares Series in Partnership with the Palisadian-Post

By Robin Aronson | Contributing Writer

The Pacific Palisades Front Porch Project began on April 19 when I asked my neighbors across the street, the Grandys, if they were interested in a photo of them on their front porch in exchange for a donation to the Westside Food Bank.

I posted the photo to my Facebook and Instagram accounts, and tagged the Grandy family—and it took off from there. At first, I just photographed my friends in the Palisades but that quickly changed to photographing friends of friends, and then to friends of friends of friends who saw my social media posts.

The Front Porch Project became a full-time job. I was incredibly busy photographing up to eight families a day. After lots of back and forth coordinating everyone’s schedules, I photographed from about 9 to 11 a.m. and then again from 4 to 7 p.m.

In the middle of the day I contacted back families who wanted to take part, uploaded the photos to my computer, culled the images, did some light editing, and uploaded them to my website and then sent a link to each family with their high-resolution digital images. I tried to get all the photos out to the families within 24 hours.

Meeting the different families (from a distance) and making new friends was great! I did this for 44 days straight (I took one day off—Mother’s Day) and at the end of my project, I had photographed 160 families and raised over $17,000 for the Westside Food Bank. I was exhausted but at the same time energized from giving back.

The Grandy Family

Sage, Charlie Annabelle, Teddy, Rhys and Poppy the dog

These are unprecedented and scary times for everyone. So, we are especially grateful to Robin for capturing one of the few silver linings of 2020: the chance to spend more time together as a family. When the quarantine started our family was in dire need of a reset.

Over the past few months we have been able to slow down and revel in the time we have to talk, bake and eat meals together. We walk the dog, ride our long-neglected bikes and have kitchen dance parties. We have TIME.

Don’t get me wrong, we fight (I’m sure Robin can hear us from her house!), yet we have rediscovered what is important. Getting dressed up for a family portrait? Not important. Having a family portrait where we’re all genuinely happy to be together? Extremely important.

After our smiles, my favorite part of the photo is our hair. We were in need of haircuts going into quarantine. But now our wild hair abounds … except for Annabelle who took it upon herself to chop her own with kitchen scissors.

If I’m being perfectly honest, there was a time not too long ago this would have bothered me. There are real things to worry about right now. And real things to be grateful for. I know we will eventually go back to a new normal, but I hope some of these changes stay with us forever.

—Sage Grandy

The Montminy Family

Zelana, Joel, Ethan, Ava and Ella

We never expected our third child being born during a pandemic! We are focusing on the silver lining of getting to spend so much time together, and that our newborn gets the joy of being around family. This photoshoot was such a joy since it was the first photo as a family of five.

Our two older kids have been home doing virtual school and Joel has been working from home. I’m seven weeks postpartum and trying to stay afloat, juggling everyone’s needs, while trying to rest and heal—and do some work. We’re focusing on what we have versus what has been taken away from us during this time, and staying incredibly grateful.

—Dr. Zelana Montminy

The Milner Family

Rachael, Hank, Hannah and Maya
Photos by Robin Aronson

Looking back, it already feels like our front porch photos were taken a long time ago. I say that because it was relatively early in the shutdown phase and we were all adjusting to life in lock down.

Hannah had come home for spring break with the intention of only being here five days.  Maya left Pali High one day after school planning to return a week later and never went back on campus. We were only a few weeks into quarantine and joking a lot about driving each other crazy and feeling very out of balance when we made the signs for our porch photos.

Now, less than two months later, we have all adjusted to the “new normal.” We don’t sit around and talk about “when is this going to end?” We have come to terms with the fact that all of our summer plans have been canceled.

We have settled into a slower pace. We eat dinner together almost every night. We bake A LOT … yes, the cliché sourdough starter is currently sitting in my fridge. We laugh and talk a lot.

The silver lining for us as parents is the gift of extra time with our young adult daughters during a sea of change in our country. We talk about real issues like Black Lives Matter, the power of peaceful protest and what sorts of change needs to occur for there to be true racial equality in our country. It sounds intense. It is. It is not a light moment and I am thankful that we are experiencing it and processing it together.

—Rachael Jeck

Robin Aronson can be found at robinaronsonphotography.com or Instagram @RobinAronsonPhotography.

The Cypress Center Continues to Strive Toward Excellence

Photos by Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer


Since 2000, The Cypress Center has offered high-quality physical therapy as well as private Pilates instruction and other wellness-maintaining services in Pacific Palisades. And now, while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the center is delivering new techniques to administer its care.

Some of these services include orthopedic, post-surgical and sports rehabilitation; pelvic health maintenance; custom orthotic evaluation and casting; vestibular rehabilitation; balance and neuromuscular rehabilitation; and Pilates and yoga-based rehabilitation programs.

The Cypress Center is utilizing telemedicine, and all of their therapists, owners Rachel Clark and Samantha Wood shared, are trained in physical therapy telehealth. They are using a HIPAA-compliant platform and want their patients to know that Medicare and most commercial insurers are now covering this service.

“At the end of March when we closed our doors to help flatten the curve, we initiated telehealth,” Wood said. “We were able to move our care to a new world that we hadn’t [been in] yet. And we began to see that we could definitely help the patients that really still needed our care.”

They are also offering a unique service where the center can dispatch physical therapists to clients in the area to treat them in their homes. The option of receiving in-home physical therapy visits allows patients who are not yet comfortable re-entering the facility or those unable to access telehealth services a way to not forgo essential treatments.

As the center begins to open its doors again, Clark and Wood stressed their devotion to exceed CDC precautions. They have implemented certain protocols to protect patients and therapists, such as a pre-appointment health screening, temperature monitoring of everyone in the facility, staggered appointments, appropriate physical distancing, and thorough cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and surfaces.

“We are now doing in-clinic visits,” Clark said, “and we hope that everyone feels very safe and comfortable coming to us because we’re compliant [with] CDC guidelines and we’ve implemented safety protocols.”

Clark and Wood also shared that as a center that has always focused on individualizing care for their patients, each patron has always been placed in their own room during treatment. Each room is equipped with all equipment a therapist could want to utilize, so  The Cypress Center need not worry about germs being passed around on communal equipment because of their devotion to delivering a personalized treatment plan.

“We are a little unique in the PT clinic field, because we only do one-on-one physical therapy with just a physical therapist and a patient for an hour,” Clark said. “We believe that this is the highest standard of care and it really wasn’t hard to change our clinic design because of this. All of our patients are assigned their own room with their therapists and so the equipment exceeds the physical distancing requirements.”

In regards to the center’s Pilates instruction, Clark and Wood discussed the positive feedback they have been receiving from customers. Similar to many exercise platforms that have been using Zoom services as of late, their private Pilates instruction has continued to be a favorite of their customers—even some who were very hesitant of the new format.

“We’ve always done one-on-one Pilates,” Wood said. “All of our instructors are very comfortable working with injuries and they are trained specifically in that. So from mid-March to mid-June, we were doing all of our Pilates sessions via Zoom and now we probably have about 25% of our Pilates clients that don’t feel comfortable returning [to the studio] so there’s still many sessions via Zoom.”

As The Cypress Center celebrates its 20th year in business, it is only fitting that it adapt with finesse to the current climate of the community and aid in ensuring the health of all clients and employees.

“I think what we really want to get out there [to the community]” Wood said, “are our new ways that we’ve adapted to this climate to make everyone as safe as possible, and that they are comfortable and able to get the care that they need.”

The Cypress Center is located at 860 Via De La Paz in Suite B-1. For more information, call 310-573-9553 or visit thecypresscenter.com.

Learning in the Time of COVID

Photos courtesy of Groza Learning Center

How School Closures Have Affected Students and How to Move Forward

Special to the Palisadian-Post

Though the past few months may have felt like summer, with students staying home instead of heading out to school each morning, vacation is now officially here; which means it’s time for us to truly assess what the pandemic has meant for our students’ education.

Between March 16 and March 30 alone, 40,000 high schoolers in LAUSD were not in regular contact with their teachers, and 15,000 were entirely absent and turned in no schoolwork at all, according to data released by officials. Data was withheld for middle and elementary school students, who often require even more hands-on support and likely saw greater lapses in attendance and performance.

The message is clear: Students are not learning at their normal rate in this new reality and many will fall behind next year if additional support is not provided.

Large online classroom settings have not been conducive to many students’ learning needs: Shy students get lost and are unable to keep up with the work, while energetic students wander away from the computer and miss the lesson entirely. Especially for students who struggle with attention or hold learning differences, distance learning has created massive gaps in their knowledge.

Additionally, summer vacation means “summer learning loss,” a natural process whereby students who do not engage in educational programs during school breaks lose knowledge from the previous year, which will be exacerbated in those students who struggled to learn online this past term.

Non-cognitive development is also negatively impacted by the change in setting: School is where we learn life’s important lessons, from socializing to consequences to perseverance to patience. Younger students, for whom this type of brain development is especially closely tied to their environment, will particularly suffer from the lack of structure and direct support from an educator.

No teacher—no matter how incredibly generous and creative, as our heroic local educators have proven themselves to be—can be expected to connect with students online in the intimate and individual way that in-person learning allows. As LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said: “The harder part is establishing a connection to the student. And I don’t mean a digital connection. I mean that human connection … ”

What can we do?

For parents who want to take on homeschooling responsibilities for the summer to help their student progress but don’t know where to start, here are a few suggestions:

  • Begin by assessing your student’s actual level by using online assessment quizzes and reviewing their grade-level’s Common Core standards.
  • Create a daily schedule that you and your student can work within, so you both know when they are in school and when they are free to enjoy summer.
  • Build a goal calendar that works backward, starting with all of the learning goals that must be reached by the time school starts again in August and working backward to schedule out when you will cover each subject.
  • Create a tracking document where you can both write down what you achieved that day, and what your goals are for the next.

Building these clear structures will ensure that your student is progressing, while still protecting that valuable summer vacation time.

But not all parents have the ability to become full-time teachers, nor should they be expected to—teachers are highly trained professionals. Luckily, highly trained educators are available to help bolster local students’ learning. Education centers like Groza Learning Center provide safe and intimate in-person and online lessons to help students make up for time lost.

At Groza, expert educators administer assessments and then create individual learning plans for each student based on their strengths and their gaps and adapt every lesson to suit the student’s learning style and needs. This ensures that the student not only reaches the necessary goals, but they are doing so in a fun and engaging way that accounts for their individuality and allows them to build that vital connection with someone who can help them learn those big life lessons.

The future of in-person schooling is uncertain for public and private schools alike. LAUSD’s Beutner has announced his firm intent to resume school on August 18 and introduced plans for hybrid learning that combines online and in-person classes. But outside programs, like Groza and others, can provide students and parents the support they need to ensure that children bridge their gaps and return to school motivated and moving forward, no matter the location.

For more information, visit grozalearningcenter.com.

The Summer of Coronavirus

Photos courtesy of Audrey Yael Smith

By AUDREY YAEL SMITH | Junior Reporter

I went to sleepaway camp for the first time at seven-years-old. This would have been my fifth summer but, because of COVID-19, my camp—Skylake Yosemite—could not operate. However, I have been trying my best to stay positive and safely enjoy the summer of coronavirus.

I recently went stand-up paddleboarding in Marina Del Rey for the first time. The marina was beautiful, and I was lucky enough to spot some sea lions. I also recently went on a trail ride with my brother at the Westside Riding School in Pacific Palisades. I rode on a chestnut brown horse named Sunset to Inspiration Point. Horseback riding and SUP were two of my favorite sleepaway camp activities that I was able to do safely in LA.

Another activity I loved at Skylake was performing in their plays. This summer, I am looking forward to performing in the Theatre Palisades Youth play—Aladdin—the same play I performed in at my sleepaway camp last summer.

In addition, I have been taking private tennis lessons in the Highlands a couple times a week, meeting friends at the beach, swimming, bike riding, baking cookies and cakes, and reading great books like “Dune,” “Everything, Everything,” “Acceptance: A Novel” and “1984.” I have also been taking Zoom ukulele lessons with Patrick at Amazing Music, Zoom Hebrew tutoring to prepare for my bat mitzvah at Kehillat Israel in the fall, and I joined a Zoom summer book club with a couple of my friends. Next week, I am trying a surfing lesson.

This summer is not at all what I had planned and hoped for, but I am making the best of a tough time while trying to stay safe and healthy.

Beautiful Traditional in the Coveted Palisades Riviera

730 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA | $5,795,000

Welcome home! Located in the coveted Palisades Riviera on the Napoli rim with sweeping canyon, city and ocean views. Beautiful traditional, well maintained with many recent upgrades. Desirable floor plan features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths upstairs, and guest suite downstairs with separate entrance. Living room with fireplace, hardwood floors and beamed ceilings; family room with fireplace and step down bar; and formal dining room with room for large family get-togethers. The light-filled master bedroom also has fireplace, sitting area, and private sun deck with views of the Pacific and Catalina Island. Two additional large bedrooms, one facing the ocean with ensuite bath and the other facing tree lined street with window nook and bench. Property also boasts wine room, powder room, direct access garage, large private decks and swimming pool. This is a great opportunity for downsizing or a family getting started, plenty of room to expand, truly a gem in the best neighborhood in Los Angeles.

730 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA | $5,795,000
730 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA | $5,795,000
730 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA | $5,795,000
730 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA | $5,795,000

address:  730 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Price: $5,795,000
CONTACT: Fran Flanagan, DRE #00413825/Liz Jones, DRE #02096223
Simon Beardmore, DRE #01321605
Phone: Fran Flanagan: 310.801.9805, Liz Jones: 310.780.1473
Simon Beardmore: 310.892.6454
Email: fran@franflanagan.com, liz@franflanagan.com, simon.beardmore@compass.com

The Market is Changing Again

Photo courtesy of Michael Edlen

Inventory is Down, Escrows Are Up

By MICHAEL EDLEN | Special to the Palisadian-Post

As of June 30, 90 single-family Palisades residences were listed in the Multiple Listing Service. The current level of inventory is 20% lower than last year’s June 30 available inventory.

A total of 82 homes were sold in the Palisades in the first half of 2020, which is actually a 2% increase from 2019. Median sale prices ($3,312,500) were up 11% from 2019’s first half.

The median list price is currently $4,387,500. Although there are currently 36 escrows open in the Palisades, which is flat from the end of the second quarter last year, there was a 50% increase in the number of new escrows opened in June.

The lowest-priced residence available is a three-bedroom, two-bath home on Sunset Boulevard, which is being offered at $1.67 million. The highest-priced available property is a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom on Corona Del Mar, which is listed at $20 million.

The most affordable areas so far in 2020 are the Lower Marquez/Bel-Air Bay Club and Sunset Mesa/Pacific View Estates neighborhoods. The Upper Bienveneda/Marquez and Riviera areas currently have the largest number of homes for sale in the Palisades.

The lowest sale price for the second quarter of 2020 was on Mount Holyoke ($1.56 million). The highest sale ($24 million) so far this year was on Chautauqua.

There are 20 condominiums/townhouses on the market, which is 20% fewer than what was available at the end of the first half in 2019. They range from a one-bedroom, one-bath on Sunset being offered at $649,000 to a three-bedroom, four-bath that is still under construction on Tramonto for $5.3 million.

Twenty-seven condominiums were sold in the Palisades since the start of the year, ranging from a one-bedroom, one-bath on Sunset, which sold for $680,000, to a three-bedroom, three-bath on Palisades Drive, which sold for $1,919,000. The median sales price for condos at the end of the first half was $1,175,000, which is up 9% over 2019 first half median sales prices.

There are currently seven pieces of raw land available, ranging from $1,295,000 for an under 4,000-square-foot lot on Castellammare to $11.95 million for a 42,000-square-foot lot on Sunset Boulevard. There is one lot in escrow and three have sold this year.

There are currently 81 available leases in the Palisades (a 19% increase over the first half of 2019), starting at $2,950 per month for a two-bedroom, one-bath on Michael Lane and asking as high as $350,000 per month for a six-bedroom, 18-bath house on San Onofre.

There were 79 Palisades leases done in the first half of 2020 (a 36% decline from last year’s first half), ranging from a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on Sunset, which leased for $3,200 per month, to an eight-bedroom, 13-bath new home on Rivas Canyon Road, which leased for $60,000 per month. The current median lease price is approximately $8,000 per month—an 8% dip.

Michael Edlen, an agent with Coldwell Banker, has been keeping statistics of Pacific Palisades housing prices for the last 34 years.

Pacific Palisades: Lights, Camera, Action!

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By CHAD SINGER | Special to the Palisadian-Post

The name “Pacific Palisades” brings a number of things to mind immediately: the proximity to the beach and its great beach weather, its safe neighborhoods, great public and private schools, and, of course, its many stunning homes.

What may not come to mind—and what you may not know—is how frequently our small community is featured in TV and film as the backdrop that idealizes the lifestyle imagery sought by the directors of these productions.

Whether utilizing a local school or a beautiful home, using the coastal backdrop, or just using the name itself, many very famous TV shows and movies have been filmed in Pacific Palisades. The following are some fun examples of the history and relationship between the Palisades real estate and entertainment media.

Let’s start with a film called “Prizzi’s Honor” (1985), starring Jack Nicholson, which won an Oscar and four Golden Globe awards. This movie was partly filmed at a private home located  on Corona Del Mar. The house has since been demolished and a new one was constructed in 1990.

The TV series “Baywatch” was filmed at Lifeguard Headquarters by Tower 15 of Will Rogers State Beach. “Baywatch” debuted in 1989 and, at one point in the series, was the most widely viewed TV series in the world, pulling in an estimated weekly audience of more than 1.1 billion viewers in 142 countries with millions of people around the world wishing that they could live in Pacific Palisades and be rescued by one of its lifeguards.

Photo courtesy of IndieWire

Will Rogers State Beach is named after the famous Western actor who lived on his ranch in Pacific Palisades and set up his own production company here. In fact, you have probably been on the ranch’s polo fields at one time or another.

“Heat,” a 1995 American crime film starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer, features a memorable romantic scene at twilight where Neil McCauley, a professional thief played by Robert De Niro, gives Eady (Amy Brenneman) the choice of walking away from the situation or running away with him. The scene was shot at North Beirut Avenue and Via de Las Olas.

The 1997 American action film “Face/Off,” starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, with its iconic movie poster featuring the protagonist FBI Special Agent Sean Archer, played by both stars, respectively. The home that special agent Archer lived in was none other than a house located on Swarthmore Avenue.

In more recent times, the Palisades has continued to set the stage for a variety of many well-known TV shows and movies. In 2003, two films shots select scenes at Palisades Charter High School. The first was the Disney film “Freaky Friday,” starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan, and the second was the now “classic” comedy “Old School,” starring Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson. Both films were received well and box office hits.

In the popular “Teen Wolf” (2011-2017) TV series, “Beacon High School” was actually shot at Pali High, while all of the Dunphy kids (except for Stella) from TV’s “Modern Family” (2009-2020) attended Pali High.

Many Americans and, frankly, much of the world, take their cues from TV and film as to what it means to be wealthy, successful, powerful and to live a life of leisure. The TV and film industry use locations like Pacific Palisades because they exemplify those qualities.

For those fortunate enough to call Pacific Palisades home, they are quite literally living the dream. Next time you drop your child off at school, walk through your neighborhood, visit a park or boogie board at the beach, you might just be stepping onto the set of your favorite movie or TV show without even realizing it.

Be a star and live the dream in Pacific Palisades.

Chad Singer is a sales partner with Amalfi Estates, which has sold $1.4 billion in properties and was selected by the WSJ as one of the top 60 agents in the country out of one million agents. If you are thinking of buying a home or selling your own, contact Chad at 818-605-3704 or chad@amalfiestates.com.

‘Verdant May Comes Forth’

Photos courtesy of Post archives

With many tours and events canceled in 2020, including the postponement of the Pacific Palisades Garden Club’s annual Spring Garden Tour, the Post took a look back in the archives to share a piece written by June Blum from May 1973 detailing the tour that year.

Though April showers didn’t come our way, the record rainfall earlier this year ensures lush foliage and abundant flowers in May.

Therefore, why not have a garden tour? Pacific Palisades Garden Club will do just that this Sunday when six local examples of fine landscape will be on view from 1 to 5 p.m. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wylie, refreshments will be served. An attractive wall is planted with succulents, ferns and Japanese anemones. Accents of nandina, Japanese maple, azaleas and Podocarpus add texture and variety.

An inviting courtyard, protected with an acacia hedge and Podocarpus elongatus awaits tour goers at the home or Mr. and Mrs. Reese. Tub plants are featured in the courtyard while the terrace is rimmed with magnolia trees and roses. Two gardens by designer.

Curt Anderson offer wide differences. For the Dr. and Mrs. Case, Anderson has designed a hillside garden using native plant material interspersed with silk oak trees. Pink powder puff, Aralia chinensis and ficus benjamina.

In the Huntington Palisades area, Anderson has done a precise, small garden for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gowing. The patio is an extension of the brick terrace with a brick border curving about a lush lawn. Birch trees, Carolina cherry and Kaffir plum are well placed.

Philip Chandler is redesigning the garden at the home or Mr. and Mrs. Sollenbarger. It features a large lawn, bordered with annuals, which leads to a view of mountains in the distance. The terrace includes a find display of ==.

On the same street is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert. A serious conservationist, Albert started growing his own vegetables long before ecology became a fad. His vegetable garden also includes herbs, boysenberries and strawberries. A compost chopper helps enrich the soil where stocks, delphinium, primrose, pansies and iris border the lawn. There are many varieties of tress, including fine citrus specimens.

Noted for its find gardens and avid gardeners, Pacific Palisades offers a bounty for those who want to see things growing.

The local garden club has selected six examples of excellent landscaping for its annual Spring Garden Tour, which takes place on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at $2 each from club members or at Palisades Garden Supply, Sawyer’s Nursery and Merrihew Nursery.