Category Archives: Education

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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Carnegie Astronomer Visits the Optimists

When Dr. John Mulchaey addressed “Exploring Life in the Universe” at an Optimist Club meeting on Zoom in June, he was asked, “Are there other civilizations out there?” Mulchaey, director of the Carnegie Observatories, said there is probably “life in … Continue reading

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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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