December 2017 Around Town 1

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town…

Join the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Santa Claus and his Mrs. to town on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Clauses will board the fire truck along with Mr. & Miss Palisades, Honorary Mayor Kevin Nealon and current Chamber of Commerce President Susan Payne at Fire Station 69. The group will ride from Sunset and Carey to Antioch and Swarthmore. Guests will enjoy the music of the homegrown Oom-Pa-Pa Band. Find out more at the Santa Hot Line at the Chamber of Commerce: 310.454.7963.

Calling All Angels

Come join The Little Angels Project and their rescue partners at Winter’s Wish: A New Year Gift Gala, Dec. 2, for live entertainment, including domestic and exotic animal meet and greets, cocktails, dinner and auctions. This fundraising gala by Darlene Geekie, RVT, and Sarah Fitzgerald benefits The Little Angels Project and their rescue partners. “The Little Angels Project” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2016 whose mission is to reduce the euthanasia rates of domestic and exotic animals with advanced medical needs throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas by providing surgical and medical treatment.

This special evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner and a live auction. The hosting committee includes Dot Jones, Alison Eastwood and Karn Myers. Ticket cost includes: Dinner (your choice of vegan or vegetarian), meet and greets with several exotic and domestic animals that have been helped by The Little Angels Project, two drink tickets and entertainment. Held at a private residence, the event is $140. RunOut Groove, a four-piece Classic Rock Semi-Acoustic band featuring amazing artists from well-known bands such as Mirage and Bella Donna will entertain. EventBrite.com

The Scenic Route

The 3.5-mile stretch of road starting at Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga County Beach wows tourists and townsfolk alike, with its impressive views of massive rock formations, mountains, valleys and greenery. Recently designated the “Topanga Canyon State Scenic Highway” by CalTrans, the scenic drive passes through Topanga State Park, comprising 36 miles of trails through grassland and live oaks with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The designation ensures “the natural scenic beauty of the canyon will be preserved for generations to come,” says CalTrans.

Shining the Spotlight

Congratulations to the City of Malibu for receiving the Beacon Spotlight Award, recently presented by the Institute for Local Government and recognizing outstanding achievements that address climate change, promote energy innovation and create more sustainable communities.

ILG presented the City of Malibu with a Gold Level Award for 14% Energy Savings and a Silver Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices.

“Malibu’s natural beauty is world famous, and a big part of the reason why people love living here,” said Mayor Skylar Peak, “So it’s a very proud moment when the City is recognized as an environmental leader for our efforts to protect the earth and our community for current and future generations.”

To reduce its energy use, the City moved operations into a new City Hall building in 2011 that is more energy efficient. The building’s energy-saving design features include Solatube skylights, more ambient light, energy-saving window coatings and motion-activated and timed lighting systems.

The City’s general sustainability practices include environmentally friendly purchasing, a green vehicle fleet, electric vehicle charging stations, bike route and bike path improvements, as well as bus stop improvements, along Pacific Coast Highway. CA-ILG.org