Category Archives: Health

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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Blood Donations Are Needed to Help Prevent Shortages

Covid-19 fears and restrictions the past year has created a critical need for blood. Donations are needed now to help prevent shortages. According to the American Red Cross, “Blood donations are dropping. If this continues, we could face a potential … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Update in Pacific Palisades

Circling the News received an anonymous letter stating that there were Covid-related deaths/illnesses that were affecting a business in town. They noted that Cal/OSHA and the Los Angeles County Department of Health had been notified. Since the outbreak and reporting … Continue reading

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Palisades YMCA Will Reopen Monday; a Good Friday Service Will Feature Father Boyle and Mayor Garcetti

The Palisades-Malibu YMCA will reopen for customers on Monday, April 5. The offerings will include the fitness equipment at the gym, group classes at Simon Meadow and possible lap-swimming time at PaliHi’s aquatic center. Initially, the hours at the facility on … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Support the Red Cross During March

Sotheby Realtor Josie Tong, who has been a board member of the American Red Cross LA Region since 2018, asked if Circling the News could share more information about “March Is Red Cross Month.” “In a year overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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Dermatologist Dr. Nasreen Babu-Khan Retires

  One of our town’s most beloved doctors retired on February 19. Dr. Nasreen Babu-Kahn, who has been a fixture in Pacific Palisades since 1998, when she founded her dermatology practice, said that it was a combination of factors, including … Continue reading

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At Age 95, Charlotte Gumbrell Is Still Riding Her Boogie Board

By BILL BRUNS Circling the News Adviser When I was growing up in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, north of San Diego, my two younger sisters and I enjoyed riding waves on our canvas air mats, along with our mother, Charlotte Bruns (now Gumbrell). … Continue reading

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Help Save the 2021 Junior Lifeguard Program

Last summer, the County’s Junior Lifeguard Program was cancelled because of Covid worries. The program, which is held at the beach for youth, ages 9 to 17, provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, … Continue reading

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Palisades-Malibu YMCA Update

Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley spoke to Circling the News on February 4 about reopening the facility on Via de la Paz , tax deductions and the new food distribution program that is held every Thursday between noon and … Continue reading

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Palisades Alliance for Seniors Offers “Grief” Program on Zoom on February 18

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will hold a virtual meeting with the topic “What Is This Thing Called Grief?” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 18. The guest speaker will be Joanne Weingarten, Psy.D., Senior Clinical Coordinator of Adult Programs … Continue reading

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