Category Archives: Health

Four Ways to Support the Red Cross During March

Sotheby Realtor Josie Tong, who has been a board member of the American Red Cross LA Region since 2018, asked if Circling the News could share more information about “March Is Red Cross Month.” “In a year overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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Dermatologist Dr. Nasreen Babu-Khan Retires

  One of our town’s most beloved doctors retired on February 19. Dr. Nasreen Babu-Kahn, who has been a fixture in Pacific Palisades since 1998, when she founded her dermatology practice, said that it was a combination of factors, including … Continue reading

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At Age 95, Charlotte Gumbrell Is Still Riding Her Boogie Board

By BILL BRUNS Circling the News Adviser When I was growing up in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, north of San Diego, my two younger sisters and I enjoyed riding waves on our canvas air mats, along with our mother, Charlotte Bruns (now Gumbrell). … Continue reading

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Help Save the 2021 Junior Lifeguard Program

Last summer, the County’s Junior Lifeguard Program was cancelled because of Covid worries. The program, which is held at the beach for youth, ages 9 to 17, provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, … Continue reading

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Palisades-Malibu YMCA Update

Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley spoke to Circling the News on February 4 about reopening the facility on Via de la Paz , tax deductions and the new food distribution program that is held every Thursday between noon and … Continue reading

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Palisades Alliance for Seniors Offers “Grief” Program on Zoom on February 18

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will hold a virtual meeting with the topic “What Is This Thing Called Grief?” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 18. The guest speaker will be Joanne Weingarten, Psy.D., Senior Clinical Coordinator of Adult Programs … Continue reading

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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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