Category Archives: Education

Navajo Code Talkers Remembered on August 14

  By REECE PASCOE Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan designated August 14, as National Navajo Code Talkers Day. In his 1982 declaration, Reagan said this is, “a day dedicated to all members of the Navajo Nation and to all Navajo … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Adolescent Cannabis Use

(Editor’s note: The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece on June 6 “Cannabis and the Violent Crime Surge” that noted a meta-analysis found the risk of perpetrating violence was more than twice as high for young adults who used … Continue reading

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American Flags Given Away for Flag Day

The Ronald Reagan American Legion Auxiliary Post 283 gave away 500 flags at the Village Green on June 12. The Auxiliary had received permission to set up on the corner, and afterwards President of the Village Green Board, Marge Gold … Continue reading

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Delicatessen Explored at Skirball Center: “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli”

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor   I could be accused of chutzpah for kvetching about the schlocky workmanship of that nudnik who purports to be the community’s mensch. Yes indeed, the list of Yiddish words is firmly seeded … Continue reading

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Earth Day Opportunities: Beach Cleaning or Festival at Will Rogers

EARTH DAY OPPORTUNITIES: Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson was concerned about the environment in the United States, especially after the massive 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. With the publication of Rachel … Continue reading

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Wen Chen Addresses Chinese Propaganda, Persecution of Falun Gong and Organ Harvesting

Wen Chen told the Palisades Rotary Club in February that she initially believed that the Tiananmen Massacre never happened. Born and raised in China, she came to Cal Tech as a graduate student in 1995. “My friends asked me about … Continue reading

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Michelle Villemaire ‘Yarn Bombs’ the Village Green, Honoring National Women’s History Month 

What do Pearl S. Buck, Mary Cassatt, Lucille Ball, Deborah Sampson, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Harper Lee and Rose Gilbert have in common? They are among more than 60 women honored at the Village Green for Women’s History Month. Visitors … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Against Neighbors of RV Parked Outside Venice Elementary School Dismissed

(Editor’s note: This story, written by Westside Current Editor Jamie Paige, was published in partnership with Circling the News.)  By JAMIE PAIGE A lawsuit filed against residents who live near an RV that has been parked outside an elementary school … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Expert to Address Garden Club Monday Night Via Zoom

If you have questions about citrus and other fruit trees in your yard, listen to Joanna Glovinsky speak about “Caring for Your Fruit Trees in L.A.” at 7 p.m. on Monday via Zoom, during the Pacific Palisades Garden Club monthly … Continue reading

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Troop 223 Scouts Help Distribute Backpacks

Boy Scouts from Troop 223, including William Chapin, 11, helped pack and distribute 100 backpacks for students in need on August 6 at St. Matthew’s. St. Matthew’s partners with Prism Restorative Justice, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of L.A. This … Continue reading

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