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The “Radium Girls” Discounted by Public Health Officials

By REECE PASCOE “Doctor, I don’t feel good.” “Don’t fret. You’re perfectly healthy.” “Doctor, I can see my bones at night.” “Don’t worry that’s a sign of health.” “Doctor, part of my jaw broke off.” “Well, it’s just your diet.” … Continue reading

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Mysteries and Opera Events Featured through Palisades  Library

Pacific Palisades Library will present two events on Tuesday, November 15, and a third event on Thursday, November 17.   Mysterious Book Club The Mysterious Book Club, which met regularly before Covid at the Palisades Library, is back. This month … Continue reading

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Leslie Lehr Addresses “A Boob’s Life” in a New Book

  By ALISON BURMEISTER The saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” certainly applies to author Leslie Lehr’s latest book, A Boob’s Life, How America’s Obsession Shaped Me. . .And You. With the word boob in the title, and … Continue reading

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Local Library Offers Two Events: Writing a Novel and Baby Storytime

National Novel Writing Month Celebrated: The Los Angeles Public Library is sponsoring Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a series of programs in October and November. Funded by the Friends of the Library, every Palisadian who is writing a novel or … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Winners Announced at Awards Ceremony

Friends of the Library President Laura Schneider welcomed about 50 contestants and parents to an after-school award ceremony for the summer creative writing contest held at the Palisades Library on October 6. “We’re so happy to have the event back … Continue reading

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Author William Kent Krueger Speaks on Writing

(Editor’s note: Brookings, South Dakota, held a book festival at South Dakota State University at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on September 24-26. The event was free and open to the public. In addition to numerous workshops, such as … Continue reading

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Giglios Speak, Via Zoom, on “The Summer of Christmas”

  One of the nicer families that lived in the Palisades, Keith and Juliet Giglio will be returning, albeit on Zoom, to speak about their new book “The Summer of Christmas.” Los Angeles City Library is hosting the event on … Continue reading

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Dog Days of August Are Perfect for a Great Read

    EISENSTOCK’S SELECTS: Writer Alan Eisenstock, who has done a weekly themed playlist for the past two years, is on vacation and was asked what was on his reading list this summer. Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead, is a New … Continue reading

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2022 Summer Youth Writing Contest Underway

The Friends of the Palisades Library organization has launched its annual summer creative writing contest, which is now available for students who attend school (private or public) in Los Angeles. Youth and teens from first grade through high school are … Continue reading

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New Book Features Thomas Mann, the Nobel Laureate of San Remo Drive

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor When the homeland becomes foreign, the foreign becomes the homeland. This sentence was the blueprint for so many of the German anti-fascists who fled Hitler’s savage despotism to find refuge in the United … Continue reading

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