Category Archives: Health

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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Needle Exchange Program Coming to a Park Near You (Part 2)

(Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a series about the needle exchange program in L.A. County Parks. Photos: John Alle) A Venice Family Clinic van pulls up across from Saint Monica High School and Grade School and parks a … Continue reading

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Needle Exchange Program Coming to a Public Park Near You (Part 1)

(Editor’s note: This is a two part series about the L.A. County Department Health’s Program that provides needles to addicts. There are no statistics to show the program works to help addicts. Photos: John Alle.) A Palisades resident John Alle … Continue reading

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Blood Drive Hosted by Palisades Woman’s Club June 7

The Red Cross posted on its website: “Immediate need for donors: 37,000 fewer Red Cross donation appointments have been made in May than what’s necessary to ensure patients have the blood they need in the coming weeks. Help can’t wait.” … Continue reading

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Hosted by Blake Arnet, Dunk MS 2023 Raises More Than $70,000

Blake Arnet, who played basketball at UCLA from 2008-2011, created Dunk MS, a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It was personal. His mother, Brigitte Renae DeRouen-Venclik, 47, died from the disease when Arnet was a sophomore in college in 2009. … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Me–Treat on June 4

It is the end of the school year, which means parties, graduations, planning vacations and camps and STRESS. Alison Burmeister of Balanced Beauty and Kathy Katims of Saved by a Story, are offering a me–treat, as a way to destress, … Continue reading

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