Category Archives: Education

Don’t Be Scammed — Join Thursday’s Senior Alliance Program for Helpful Advice about Various Frauds

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will hold a virtual program highlighting various senior scams this Thursday, July 22, “Stop Senior Scams.” The program will start at 10:30 a.m. and is presented by the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program of Los … Continue reading

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Palisades Branch Library Repairs Are Finally Underway 

Repairs have begun at the Palisades Branch Library, which was damaged by an October 2020 electrical fire. L.A. Public Library Public Relations Director Peter Persic wrote in a July 11 email to Circling the News: “Construction has begun, and crews … Continue reading

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Hayempour, Founder of Petticoats Rule, Raises Awareness for Menstrual Kits

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. But … Continue reading

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Father Boyle Speaks of “Unshakable Goodness” at Y Breakfast

Father Gregory Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, which is the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, was the keynote speaker for the YMCA’s 62 annual Good Friday breakfast, which was held virtually on April 2. “As … Continue reading

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The Miseducation of America’s Elites

(Editor’s note: A resident sent me the following story from the City Journal and said she had participated in one of the meetings. Circling the News is respecting her request for anonymity. The story below is reprinted with permission by … Continue reading

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Frauke Hogue Is an Expert in Metallurgy 

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to Circling the News The inner structures of metals have fascinated Frauke Hogue, 77, since she was a young woman in Germany. Her Pacific Palisades home is decorated with enlarged pictures of the intricate patterns within … Continue reading

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Free Viewing of Documentary on Innovative Public Schools Across the Country

Annie Cipolla, the former young adult librarian at the Palisades Branch Library (2014-2017), sent Circling the News readers an opportunity to view a free screening of the educational documentary “Beyond Measure.” Cipolla, who is now the branch manager at the … Continue reading

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Steven Rottman, an Expert at Detecting Computer Fraud, Offers Tips to Optimist Club Members

When Steven Rottman of Roving Technology was asked to speak to the Optimist Club on February 2, members had so many questions that he agreed to stay after the meeting to answer them. He also gave some Wi-Fi and email … Continue reading

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Want Your Kids/Grandkids to Win a Prize? Look to the Optimists

Anyone who has watched their kids apply to college knows that not only are grades and test scores considered, but also extracurricular activities and awards/prizes are requested. Given the pandemic, there have been limited ways for teens to achieve something … Continue reading

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Book Author Ken Robinson Speaks on Education and Creativity in an Illuminating TED Talk

In December, the Optimist Club hosted a TED Talk recorded by Sir Ken Robinson in 2006 and titled “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” The talk has been viewed online more than 60 million times and seen by an estimated 380 million … Continue reading

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