Category Archives: Health

New York Times – Update on the Omicron Virus

(Editor’s note: in The Morning, a piece in the New York Times provided interesting reading – January 19, 2022 “Good Morning. Omicron Is in Retreat. What’s Next?” –  Anecdotally, it seems that many people in Pacific Palisades have tested positive … Continue reading

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Fact’s Two Faces: On Masking of Children at School

By TEDDY MACKER (This December 8 article first appeared in the Front Porch Republic and is reprinted with permission. Macker grew up in Pacific Palisades and is now the administrator of a Waldorf School in Santa Barbara.)    Goleta, CA. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Veterans Day Tomorrow, and Support the Vets at the VA Campus

Veterans Day is a federal holiday as we honor all people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into … Continue reading

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Palisades Y Executive Marla Ricketts Takes a New Position

Many residents have taken yoga class with Marla Ricketts at the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, but now she’s leaving to pursue a new career path with Elevate Public Affairs. When her two boys were born (now 12 and 14), the native Angelino … Continue reading

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Quite an Eventful October 8 at Palisades High 

By NOAH ZARET With MARGOT BARRETT Friday, October 8, was indeed a hectic day for PaliHi students. Upon arrival, students were bombarded by a crowd of parents protesting against the student vaccine mandate. They chanted “my child, my choice” in … Continue reading

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You Have a Covid Shot, But the Flu Shot Is Still Important

Almost 85 percent of Pacific Palisades residents (age 12+) have been vaccinated for Covid 19, but now it’s time to get a flu shot. Flu activity peaks between December and February but can start as early as October and run … Continue reading

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Vaccination Miscommunication Spreads Fear

The New York Times reported on “The Morning” report of September 7 (“Good morning. We explain the exaggerated fears about breakthrough infections”) that “How small are the chances of the average vaccinated American contracting Covid? Probably about one in 5,000 … Continue reading

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LAUSD and PaliHi Parents Navigate Covid Protocols; Access to Classroom Instruction Sought for Quarantined Students

Although local public schools started just a week ago, parents have already had children sent home/quarantined because of exposure to Covid. At Canyon Elementary, a parent wrote that their child had been exposed to a student who tested positive, and … Continue reading

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Hyperion Plant Suffers Near Catastrophic Event

When water started backing up in the headwaters of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on July 11, back-up systems went into operation, according to public spokesperson Elena Stern, but it wasn’t enough. “There was more debris than we’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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Responding to a Severe Blood Shortage, Legion to Host Local Blood Drive

  The American Red Cross has warned that there is a severe blood shortage in the United States because of a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The U.S. News quoted the Red Cross on June … Continue reading

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