Category Archives: Health

Shingles: Get Your Shots as Soon as Possible–Don’t Procrastinate Like This Editor

Yes, I developed shingles. I’ve been battling this nasty little virus for two weeks and I’m still not completely healed. Did I get the new-generation vaccination, which is recommended for anyone over 50? Funny you should ask. Several months ago, … Continue reading

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CPR: Make a Resolution to Save a Life

By SARAH STOCKMAN Early one Sunday morning in November, I waited at the Sunset and Swarthmore bus stop for the 602 Metro Bus to Westwood. It was late, of course, but I wasn’t too worried as we wound our way … Continue reading

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VOC’s Are Unknown Consumer Hazard that Could Lead to Cancer

A man was criticized on the social media forum Nextdoor Palisades after he mentioned in a post that Caruso’s Palisades Village sprayed a scent (apple-tobacco) in the concierge, valet and underground parking areas. He said the spray gave him a … Continue reading

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Bel-Air Bay Club Must Pay $12 Million to the Mother of a Member Who Died at the Club   

Last Monday, November 25, an L.A. County Superior Court jury [case number BC704134] awarded Katherine “Kitty” Keck a $12 million judgment against the Pacific Palisades Bel-Air Bay Club for the death of her son, William, who died at age 48 … Continue reading

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‘Managing Caregiving’ Will Be Discussed at Senior Alliance Meeting

Pamela Nye, assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, will speak on “When Help Is Needed: Managing Caregiving” at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, at the Palisades Library community room, 861 Alma Real Dr. The program is free … Continue reading

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Palisades Teen Creates ‘Claire’s Closet’ to Help Store Supplies for the Homeless; Donations Sought    

While many teens and young adult women are thinking about buying new clothes and having brand-names in their closet, Claire Healy is concerned about a different type of closest. Claire’s Closet, which was imagined by Healy, is filled with products … Continue reading

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My Question for Costco: “What about Bob?”

  By BOB VICKREY Recently, I have been feeling left out of all the fun that my friends with families are having when they make their weekly pilgrimages to our nearest Costco market and fill the backseat of their SUV’s … Continue reading

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Set for Monday at Corpus Christi; Local Firefighters Will Be Honored 

The annual Pacific Palisades Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, a multi-decade tradition, will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25, at Corpus Christi Church, 880 Toyopa. Community members are invited to share in this celebration of thanksgiving and unity as … Continue reading

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Turkey Trot Offers Fun Plus Calorie Burning On Thanksgiving Morning at Palisades High

Even as one starts dreaming about pecan and pumpkin pie, with whipped cream, on Thanksgiving, start your day earlier with the seventh annual Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot. After a 5/10K run (or walk), one is entitled to a second piece … Continue reading

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Optimist Speaker Recommends AtheroSCAN For People to Predict and Stop Heart Attacks

“Seventy-five percent of strokes are a first-ever event and happen with no warning,” cardiologist Dr. Richard Taw warned Palisades Optimist Club members on November 12. “They are 95 percent preventable.” Taw also warned that although people are routinely screened for … Continue reading

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