Category Archives: Health

Update: January 22 Readers Report on Covid Vaccination

Covid Vaccination Update: I asked readers to keep me updated on the process of getting a Covid vaccination, given that California ranks last in getting the shots into people’s arms (40.9 percent). In contrast, my mom’s medical office in South … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Vaccination Update: L.A. County Experiencing Difficulty in Rollout; CTN Readers Respond

  Circling the News received information from several readers that can be summed up by a statement from L.A. County Health Department: “L.A. County will not begin vaccinating people age 65 and older until we complete vaccinations for healthcare workers and receive … Continue reading

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Reliability of Covid-19 Tests Is Questioned; Curative Test May be Providing False Negatives

In November, Circling the News sent several queries to the L.A. County Department of Public Health about the reliability of the Covid tests being given. Elon Musk had tweeted that he had taken four tests, two of which were negative, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Report: ICU, Vaccinations and New Cases

(Editor’s note: A resident and Circling the News reader Neven Karlovac researched the following piece. He said, “I write these things mostly to understand myself and then to share with friends and I’m happy to share with your readers.”)  ICU … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2020 

I remember thinking on New Year’s Eve 2019 that I was so done with the year and could hardly wait for 2020 to get started. Now a year older (and hopefully wiser), I will appreciate whatever the coming year brings. … Continue reading

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Dr. O’Day Informs Optimists about Next Steps for Combating Covid-19

Dr. Steven J. O’Day, executive director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic, and Director of Providence Los Angeles Regional Research, spoke at the Optimist Club’s Zoom meeting on December 1. Recognized as one of the preeminent melanoma specialists … Continue reading

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Your Chances of Dying from Covid Increase with Age and Underlying Health Conditions

It is time for perspective. I received two different emails from people regarding the eight cases of Covid-19 reported at Hank’s restaurant in Caruso’s Palisades Village and possible cases reported at Von’s. Circling the News admits that the pandemic is … Continue reading

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Theatre Palisades to Present ‘Deconstructing Holly’ on Zoom on December 6

  Theatre Palisades will present an online benefit performance of “Deconstructing Holly” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. A live question-and-answer session will follow. In this one-woman show, writer and actress Holly Sidell shares her story of surviving breast … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Readers: LAPD, Recycling and Emergency Alerts

LAPD STORY: BONIN TO HOST TOWN HALL ON PUBLIC SAFETY NEXT MONDAY In a November 11 Circling the News story (“In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?”), one reader wrote: … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and a City That’s Crying “Wolf”

  As a child, I was read Aesop Fables, a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC.I still remember “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” The Tortoise … Continue reading

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