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  • UCLA alum dies, hit-and-run driver still at large

    By Jared Sichel

    December 31, 2013 | 2:05 pm

    David Pregerson, the 23-year-old struck by a hit-and-run driver in Pacific Palisades in the early hours of Dec. 27, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 31.

    After being found at around 3:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, Pregerson was transported to the UCLA medical center for surgery, where he...

  • Jewish UCLA alum in critical condition after hit-and-run

    By Jared Sichel

    December 30, 2013 | 5:29 pm

    [UPDATE: UCLA alum dies, hit-and-run driver still at large]

    Law enforcement officials are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck David Pregerson, 23, and left him on the side of Chautauqua Boulevard in Pacific Palisades in the early hours of Dec. 27.

    Lt. Andrew...

  • Family keeps tzedakah tradition going with funds

    August 28, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    When Osias “Ozzie” Goren turned 90 last year, he and his wife, Dorothy, were moved that their grandchildren donated $900 — $90 each — to a Head Start preschool for low-income families that the Gorens supported for many years.

    After all, it was right in line with the way the...

  • Meditation 101

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 25, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Meditation is one of those things that until you do it, it’s really hard to understand why you should even start doing it. There are so many ways to meditate that it seems there is a method for everyone. True meditation is a peaceful, thoughtful state of awareness where the mind is...

  • L.A. deli watch: goodbye Junior’s, hello Lenny’s

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 27, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    Junior’s Deli may be gone, but its space – and iconic blue-green sign – are about to have a new occupant: Lenny’s Deli, a Jewish delicatessen that had a brief residency in Pacific Palisades, will open for business “soon,” according to a banner first spotted by Eater L.A.


  • Friendship Circle cyclists bound for N.Y.

    July 11, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Traveling 3,279 miles in seven weeks — on bicycles?

    That’s the plan for 11 cyclists riding from Los Angeles to New York City this summer to raise money for Friendship Circle programs.

    The coast-to-coast ride began just after 4 p.m. on July 1 at the Friendship Circle of Pacific...

  • Nazis in the canyon

    By Ryan E. Smith

    October 21, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Go past Whoopi Goldberg’s house in Pacific Palisades, veer left at Bill Cosby’s, then curve your way around Steven Spielberg’s compound.

    Now you’re almost there. Hike along a winding fire road up, up, up into the Santa Monica Mountains, then gaze down into Rustic Canyon....

  • Pacific Palisades Chabad preschool denied lease extension

    By Jane Ulman

    July 8, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    Public testimony was presented last night's emergency meeting convened by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to consider Chabad of Pacific Palisades' appeal to temporarily extend its preschool lease at Temescal Gateway Park. Credit: Robert Garcia/The City Project

    An eight-to-one...

  • Chabad finds possible solution to land-use problem in Pacific Palisades

    By Jane Ulman

    June 25, 2008 | 10:28 pm

    Two weeks ago, Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades, believed he would be facing a protracted and difficult battle before he might hear the joyous voices of youngsters playing at Chabad's new location for Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center in Pacific Palisades....
  • Chabad, Getty and neighbors square off over Palisades school plan

    By Jane Ulman

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades for 16 years, is accustomed to "overcoming and embracing all challenges," he said. But the uproar surrounding his plans to relocate Chabad's Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center to a vacant building off Los Liones Drive -- in...
  • The Getty Villa: The ‘Wow’ Factor

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before me sat a poet, flanked on each side by his muses. Was this Orpheus himself? His lyre was missing, and he looked off in the distance. Were the muses there to inspire him, or perhaps, to inspire me?

    No, this was not just another late night of hanging out with Mary Kate and...

  • Billion-Dollar Plan on Line in Fight for 11th

    By Idan Ivri

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Quick geography quiz: In the past half century, which region has seen only a handful of leaders, and today is focused on a controversial multibillion-dollar reconstruction project?

    No, it's not Iraq. Welcome to the Westside -- or more specifically, the 11th City Council District.

  • Rainforest Mitzvah

    By Rachael Brickman

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Last fall, for her bat mitzvah, Sarah Yamina Ifrah asked her guests to give her nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. She asked them to make donations to protect the rainforest.

    Ifrah, a petite 13-year-old with big brown eyes and a disarmingly friendly smile, became a bat mitzvah at...