Category Archives: Education

Billions of Birds Have Disappeared Since 1990: Create a Safe Habitat for Them in Your Backyard

If you have a problem with crows in your back yard, there’s an easy way to discourage them. “Buy a ‘dead’ decoy crow and put it in your yard,” said Julie Hansen, owner of the Santa Monica Wild Birds Unlimited … Continue reading

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Palisades High Corner Landscaping and Expansion Project Is Finally Completed

“Isn’t the corner of Bowdoin and Temescal fantastic,” one reader wrote in a recent email to Circling the News. “Let’s hear it for a good design — lovely sign and benches added to the landscape. “It’s almost a proper entrance … Continue reading

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PaliHi Physics Teacher David Schalek Renews National Board Certification

  Palisades High School physics teacher David Schalek has just been recertified by the National Board and is one of only 4,786 physics teachers nationwide to do so. He is one of only 122,000 teachers (in all subjects) in the … Continue reading

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Fire Insurance: Residents Need to Consult Their Agents to Learn What Is Covered by Their Policy

Pacific Palisades residents have heard horror stories about numerous Malibu residents, who are still not in their homes a year after the 2018 Woolsey Fire. That couldn’t happen here, could it? Residents have insurance, correct? Then, the October 21 Palisades … Continue reading

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PaliHi Marching Band Provides Lively Entertainment And a ‘Community’ for 75 Students; Donations Sought

The award-winning Palisades High School marching band has 75 students, who not only entertain at halftime of home football games, but also compete in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) circuit. In addition, the band has been … Continue reading

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Pali’s Class of Summer ’64 Holds a Nostalgia-Rich Reunion

The Palisades High School Class of Summer 1964 held its 55-year reunion Sunday evening aboard the Regent Sea yacht in Marina del Rey on a spectacular full-moon night amid the stars and shimmering harbor waters. With a theme of “Remember … Continue reading

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Proposition 39, “Clean Energy Jobs Act,” Promised Help for Schools. Did It Succeed?

Maybe you remember voting in the November 2012 election for Proposition 39? Or maybe not. There were 13 statewide ballot propositions to consider in that election. According to a Sacramento Bee editorial in August 2015, Prop. 39’s promoters promised in … Continue reading

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Rotary Club Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

To PaliHi Seniors and to Top Revere Students The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club donated about $5,000 in scholarships to Palisades High students this month. Most of the recipients attended a Thursday morning breakfast meeting held at Aldersgate Lodge to receive … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Fourth of July and Unique Presidents

Who Knew that Thomas Jefferson Was a Master Gardener?   Two fifth graders from Marquez, Alex Psounis and Ava Cohen, discussed President Thomas Jefferson and gardening at the Marquez Elementary Garden Festival on June 4, under the guidance of master … Continue reading

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Polo Field Area Kindergarten Students Will

Be Allowed to Attend Canyon Charter School           In a June 4 email from LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin’s office to Reza Akef, it was announced: “Incoming kindergarteners of families living in Area 8 will be allowed to attend Canyon … Continue reading

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