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Palisades Producer Chuck Lorre Donates $250,000 to LAUSD’s School Meal Program

“The Los Angeles Unified School District received a $250,000 grant from television writer and producer Chuck Lorre to support its Grab & Go food centers that are providing meals to families during the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to an April 28 … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: County and City Need to Open Businesses, Beaches and Parks

It’s time to open up the beaches and parks. Although it may come as a surprise to governmental officials when they urge people to stay at home and play in their own yards, many families don’t have yards. It may … Continue reading

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Teenager Max Steinberg Develops a Website to Help Medical Professionals Find Supplies

Palisadian Max Steinberg, 14, has developed a website (“Supply Chain”) that links medical professionals with people who are distributing personal protective equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic to doctors and nurses on the front lines. Steinberg, who was home-schooled and is … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Residents Association Learn of Highland Eldercare Ruling from the Press

The April 23 Pacific Palisades Community Council newsletter noted that the Highlands Eldercare Project Lawsuit had been denied by a Superior Court judge.  “The petition for writ of mandate brought by the Pacific Palisades Residents Association, challenging decisions of the City and Coastal … Continue reading

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City Cleans up the Wood: Your Tax Dollars at Work

In July 2016, I wrote a story for my previous publication, headlined “City Bans Wood Dumping on Temescal.” It noted, “The tipping point for resident Reza Pazirandeh came when a mattress, a broken dresser and large tree branches were left … Continue reading

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The Possible Value of Estrogen as Protection Against Coronavirus: Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

A March 21 L.A. Times story (“Why Is the Coronavirus So Much More Deadly for Men Than for Women?”) stated: “While preliminary, early accounts have suggested that boys and men are more likely to become seriously ill than are girls … Continue reading

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Resident Files Complaint Against the City to Prevent Housing Homeless at Palisades Recreation Center; First Reported Case of Coronavirus at a Rec Center

Pacific Palisades resident Susie Forte Gilman filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles on April 6 for its proposed intention to house homeless people in the Palisades Recreation Center during the coronavirus outbreak. In the 13-page complaint, filed in … Continue reading

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PASSOVER: “When the Whole World Is Longing for Redemption”

By RABBI STEVEN CARR REUBEN, PH.D. Special to Circling the News This year’s Passover celebration will be unlike any we have ever experienced in our lives. As the virus continues to spread across the world and all of us continue … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Community Council Opposes Using the Recreation Center for Homeless

On April 5, the Pacific Palisades Community Council executive committee sent a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mike Bonin and L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl opposing the proposed homeless shelter at the Palisades Recreation Center. The letter states that … Continue reading

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Recreation and Parks Board Commissioner Joe Halper Sends a Message

Longtime Pacific Palisades resident Joe Halper, an L.A. Recreation and Parks board commissioner, sent the following message to Circling the News. “I suggest you alert your constituency of the opportunity to share their concerns and suggestions on the [Palisades] Recreation Center … Continue reading

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