Category Archives: Health

Pacific Palisades Residents Sharply Divided about Wearing Masks 

In social media posts by Pacific Palisades residents, the most common source of negative comments and general disagreement has been regarding the wearing of masks. For example, some people in town wear a mask only to cover their mouth, while others … Continue reading

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LETTER TO CTN: How to Support the Student Debt Forgiveness for Frontline Health Care Workers Act?

I recently heard about possible federal legislation forgiving student loan debt for frontline health care workers. My son, who is a medical resident working the frontline fighting against COVID-19, researched it and found this below. There is also a petition … Continue reading

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Newcomers Spring into Action: Their Goal Is to Make 500 Protective Masks

The Pacific Palisades Newcomers club generally meets monthly, and members participate in a range of activities that have included bridge, canasta, golf, book and movie discussions, gourmet cooking, restaurant dining and happy hours, potluck lunches with speakers, exploring the L.A. area … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coronavirus Quiz to Take

Yesterday on Nextdoor, one person had posted that there was going to Peaceful Demonstration to Open California today (May 1) at noon. I was most amazed and upset by one woman’s comment that basically said that if you don’t listen … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Some Good and Bad Contrasts in Our Community

Good: Pacific Palisades, which has exactly one dedicated LAPD car, had more than eight on Sunday, with their emergency lights on, sitting in the Will Rogers State Beach parking lot. Police were outside enjoying the fresh salt air as they … Continue reading

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 Palisades Atria Park Reports Patient Had Covid-19, But Death Related to Underlying Health Conditions 

A resident of Palisades Atria Park, the assisted living and memory care facility on Sunset across from Gelson’s, passed away on April 13. Circling the News contacted Atria, and Mike Gentry, senior vice president of care, responded in an April … Continue reading

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Around the Town: Helping Others during the Crisis

IRENE DUNNE GUILD SUPPORTS DOCTORS/NURSES DURING COVID-19 This year, funds from the Irene Dunne Guild’s yearly patron drive are going to help support doctors and nurses at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, during the Covid-19 pandemic. The drive … Continue reading

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 25 Palisades-Malibu YMCA Workers Furloughed; Director Kirtley Seeks Donations for Homeless Kits

When Mayor Eric Garcetti closed non-essential services in the City on March 25, about 2,600 YMCA staff members across Los Angeles were furloughed. In Pacific Palisades, about 25 staff were let go. Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley is trying … Continue reading

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Hold On: Sheltering Homeless at the Recreation Center Is Not a Done Deal–There’s Nothing in Writing

Sarah Conner, president of the Pacific Palisades Residents Association, shared good news on April 19 that she had heard from L.A. Recreation and Parks Commissioner Joe Halper that “the City will not be opening any more recreation centers to shelter … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Have Your Coronavirus Questions Answered by Councilman Mike Bonin

Councilman Mike Bonin sent out the following notice on Thursday: “This Saturday [April 18], I am hosting a telephone Town Hall event about the COVID-19 crisis to answer your questions. The town hall will be held via teleconference on Saturday … Continue reading

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