Category Archives: Health

Updated Facts about Covid-19

Every day, Covid-19 cases and deaths keep increasing in various parts of the country. Here are some facts to keep in mind: FACT: In the United States, as of August 9, according to the Centers for Disease Control, there were … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels West Is Serving More Palisades Residents during the Pandemic

Meals on Wheels West Executive Director Chris Baca says that the nonprofit is serving more Pacific Palisades residents than ever before because of Covid-19. In a press release, Baca wrote: “ Meals on Wheels West volunteers and staff are on the … Continue reading

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Alison Burmeister Offers Inaugural Chair Yoga Class on Zoom This Friday

Some of the most popular exercise classes at the YMCA, the Woman’s Club and the American Legion were geared for seniors. With Covid-19 restrictions, all classes at these facilities have been shut down, leaving seniors with walking as their sole … Continue reading

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Searching for the Science Behind Hair and Salon Closures

Is the thinking behind the hair-salon closures based on scientific knowledge? More specifically, what scientific reasons remain after the beauticians and barbers added the prescribed L.A. County recommendations: everyone wear masks, take temperatures of customers before they enter the shop, query … Continue reading

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Replacing Washers/Dryers at Casa Gateway HOA Causes a Furor

Circling the News received several emails from residents at Casa Gateway, a moderate-income senior and family condominium complex, located on the west side of Palisades Drive at Sunset Boulevard. One email asked, “Is it possible to have a reporter and … Continue reading

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Employee at Café Vida Tests Positive for Covid-19

Café Vida, the popular eatery on Antioch, posted the following note in its window on Monday: Dear Customers,  We received a note today (7/20/2020) that one of our employees has tested positive for Covid-19. As a precaution we have made … Continue reading

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Advice from Veterinarian Kathy Litochleb: Feeding Your Pet Depends on the Pet and Its Weight

Do you fight with your spouse about what you should feed your pets and how much? Are your pets overweight or just “big-boned?” Are some food brands superior to other brands? And what about table scraps—should your dog eat what … Continue reading

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Sasha Schoettler Called “Hero of the Week” by KNX 1070

Palisades resident Sasha Schoettler was selected the “hero of the week” by KNX 1070 on July 16 for her efforts in organizing informal neighborhood concerts that helped neighbors cope with Covid-19 isolation. Donations also benefitted a local grief center. “During … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Governor Newsom Should Push to Open Schools for Classroom Instruction

Two Circling the News readers wrote, saying that when I pressed for schools to be opened on July 13 (“Viewpoint: Our Schools Need to Reopen”), I was ignoring the fact that younger kids could infect seniors. I agree that this … Continue reading

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Just Give Us the Facts Governor Newsom

By LOLA COFFEY On Monday you closed the Palisades-Malibu YMCA because of the spread of Covid-19, Governor Gavin Newsom. It had finally re-opened on June 29—and it was closed over July 4. Can you tell me exactly how many cases … Continue reading

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