By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
David Card first graced the pages of the Palisadian-Post in the 1960s as a football player at Palisades High School in a photo taken before a game against University High School.
The team won, 9-0, and Card went on to be a member of the first-ever graduating class of Pali High.
Now, Card remains in the community and will be the next guest on the Palisades Podcast, hosted by longtime community members Maryam Zar and Steve Cron.
“He met his high school sweetheart [at Pali High], fought over her in a movie script courtship and married her at a garden wedding he still weaves into anniversary themes each year,” the podcast hosts explained ahead of the meeting. “The married pair ended up raising their family here in the Palisades and staying in the same house, even as the Palisades transformed before their eyes.”
Card is currently serving as president of the Pacific Palisades Community Council, a role he stepped into after the passing of his predecessor, George Wolfberg. He was elected just weeks ago to continue in the role for the next two years.
He brings with him years of local involvement, which he has gathered while growing up with Pacific Palisades.
“David Card is the kind of Palisadian we look for when we want to recall a bit of old Americana and chat with a longtime Palisadian who remembers this unique place when it was first beginning to take modern shape,” Cron added.
Before stepping into PPCC, the hosts explained, Card was already engaged in Palisadian affairs, from his work on the Santa Monica Conservancy to his Rustic Canyon PAB leadership, as well as leadership in the Rotary Club, American Legion, Potrero Canyon Community Advisory Committee and more.
“Dave has traveled the world and seen enough to know this Democracy is worth protecting, not just fighting abroad but protecting right here at home,” Zar shared. “Dave served in the Navy and traveled the world as a young man with an intellectual curiousity that endures to this day.”
“The Palisades Podcast was proud to talk to Dave Card this month, on the heels of his election—for the first time on a virtual platform—for a meandering through American history and a bit of reminiscing about our own little piece of hometown Americana,” the hosts shared. “His life has taken him across oceans and through battles that have shaped a thoughtful and worldly man, whose contributions to the Palisades enrich us all.”
The Palisadian-Post has teamed up with Zar and Cron to present the Palisades Podcast. Each month, we will bring you an interview, hosted by Zar and Cron, highlighting extraordinary lives you might not otherwise have a chance to meet.
Previous guests include Anne Kerr-Adams, LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, Steve Soboroff and Councilmember Mike Bonin.
To listen to this episode of Palisades Podcast and more, visit palipost.com/palipodcast.
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