Category Archives: Health

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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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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