Category Archives: Health

Your Blood Is Desperately Needed!

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. And it could be you or a member of your family. There are two opportunities to give blood in the next few weeks in Pacific Palisades. The requirements to give … Continue reading

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Health Fair this Saturday Sponsored by PALIBU and the YMCA

A Community Health and Wellness Fair will be held Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Simon Meadow, 15551 Sunset Boulevard. This free fair is co-hosted by the Malibu Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce and the Palisades-Malibu … Continue reading

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Hands Only CPR Session Offered at the Library

The LA County Department of Public Health is coming once a month, through December, to provide a Hands-Only CPR training. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple … Continue reading

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Programs and Events of Interest: Mentoring, Painting and Happy Hour

Mentoring and Befriending In March, CTN printed an emotional story about the bonding between Palisades High School students and local residents, 60+ (click here.) Sages and Seekers pairs a high school teen with a senior citizen. They listen and share … Continue reading

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Supervisor Horvath Addresses Harm Reduction and the $15 Million Returned

At the Democratic Club “garden party” fundraiser at a private residence in the Riviera section of the Pacific Palisades on August 6, each of the five public officials in attendance made brief remarks, before taking questions from the audience. L.A. … Continue reading

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Hornish Volunteers with Music Mends Minds 

  By ALISON BURMEISTER In Tennessee William’s play “The Glass Menagerie, the son says “The play is memory. Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic. In memory everything seems to happen to … Continue reading

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Funds Needed to Research Teen Cancer Raised at Will Rogers

Teen Cancer America held a successful polo fundraiser at Will Rogers Historic State Park on June 10.  It was an amazing event, not only raising funds but awareness. A teen or young adult cancer diagnosis differs from an older individual … Continue reading

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Officer Espin Does Double Duty as Junior Lifeguard Instructor

(Editor’s note: My three adult children participated in L.A. County Junior Life Guard program. When the YMCA pool was still in upper Temescal and my children were young, a wise mother told me about Guards. She said that her kids, … Continue reading

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Mosquitos Attracted to Certain Scents

People in Southern California do not have to worry so much about mosquitos, but the rest of the nation spends a great deal of the summer trying to detour the insects and its bites. On an annual visit to the … Continue reading

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Brent Madridejo: Courage in the Face of Cancer

By CHAZ PLAGER High school is a time fraught with trials and tribulations for any aspiring young adult. Exams, extracurriculars, credits, community service and more, push high schoolers to their limits as they try to decide how they will pursue … Continue reading

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