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  • District Attorney Debate Held at Harvard Westlake

    The Westside and Valley Current and Harvard Westlake sponsored a forum at the high school for the public to hear the 12 candidates running for District Attorney. Before the
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  • My Fight with Breast Cancer

      (Editor’s note: Irene Freedman wrote her account of dealing with breast cancer and has graciously allowed Circling the News to print it. Blessings, prayers and healing
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  • Palisades Graffiti Warriors: Simon and Alle

    John Alle, a long-time resident of Pacific Palisades, joins Cindy Simon in battling graffiti in this town. He deserves a huge shout out, too. Next time you see him covering
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  • Homeless Not Counted on Local Beaches: LAHSA Orders

    Westside Current Editor Jamie Paige wrote on February 14 (“Too Little, Too Late? Supervisors Launch Audit on Flawed Homeless Count App Despite Known Flaws”) that the L.A.
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  • Teacher Union Dollars Support Questionable Candidate

    Teachers in public schools belong to the UTLA (United Teachers Los Angeles) labor union and are required to pay dues – and that includes teachers in local charter
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  • Just “Singin’ in the Rain”

    The Genesis Invitational people were probably happy they weren’t “Singin’ in the Rain,” to end the annual golf tournament held at the Riviera Country Club on Sunday
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  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Alcohol

    (Editor’s note: This editor enjoys, Old-Fashioneds, Sidecars, espresso martinis and a good beer every now and again. I went about 10 years without a drink when I was pregnant
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  • Councilmember Park Joins Firefighters in Opposing HLA

    Councilmember Traci Park joins L.A. City Firefighters in urging residents to vote “No” on Measure HLA. Measure HLA would require City Street Services, also known as
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  • WHAT IS IT #15

      The first photo is a painted wood cow bell, which I believe is French. The high-pitched sound that it makes can be heard at a long distance. The second bell is cruder
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  • Ferrer, L.A. County Health Department Sued over Needle Distribution

    The Santa Monica Coalition founders announced on February 15, it has filed a lawsuit against County Health Director Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County Health Department,
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