Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

Westchester Park Is Again under Siege as Transients Keep Setting Up Tents 

  A Westchester resident wrote Circling the News on August 31, “Just when we thought we could breathe a sigh of relief, we were pulled in again.” According to the resident, a Tuff Shed (small storage structure) was delivered to … Continue reading

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Legion Will Host a Family-Friendly Celebration at Veterans Gardens This Sunday

  The Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283 donated more than $400,000 towards improving the upper picnic area at the Palisades Recreation Center with landscaping, new tables and three bocce courts. To celebrate this family-friendly space, named Veterans Gardens, a … Continue reading

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Help Neighboring Police by Playing Poker

Palisades resident and former Santa Monica Police Sergeant Steve Heineman tipped Circling the News that the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) is sponsoring a poker tournament for adults (21 and older).  The event starts at 5 p.m. this Saturday … Continue reading

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Sew Chateau on Via Offers Two-hour Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

  Later this month and in October, the Sew Chateau at 833 Via de la Paz will offer two-hour classes for kids, teens and adults. All fabric and supplies are included for every class ($65 per class). Adult classes will … Continue reading

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Looking for a Fun After-School Activity?

Long-time Theatre Palisades Youth director Lara Ganz is teaming with Aaron Jung to offer after-school improvisation and musical theater classes for youth ages 9 to 15. Under the banner Illumevate, the first option is improv classes on Mondays and Tuesdays … Continue reading

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Great News from the Recreation and Park Board Meeting

Marvin Braude Beach Trail Widening Approved: Pacific Palisades residents received some great news at today’s meeting of the L.A. Recreation and Park Board of Commissioners and afterwards. First, they approved the Marvin Braude Beach Trail Gap Closure Project in Pacific Palisades, and … Continue reading

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LAUSD and PaliHi Parents Navigate Covid Protocols; Access to Classroom Instruction Sought for Quarantined Students

Although local public schools started just a week ago, parents have already had children sent home/quarantined because of exposure to Covid. At Canyon Elementary, a parent wrote that their child had been exposed to a student who tested positive, and … Continue reading

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Troop 223 Scouts Help Distribute Backpacks

Boy Scouts from Troop 223, including William Chapin, 11, helped pack and distribute 100 backpacks for students in need on August 6 at St. Matthew’s. St. Matthew’s partners with Prism Restorative Justice, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of L.A. This … Continue reading

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AYSO Soccer Enrollment Opens; Parents Are Urged to Enroll Their Kids by August 20 

  If you want your youth to get some exercise, learn a sport and have fun while doing it, AYSO Region 69 invites families to enroll before August 20. There are still a few openings in most divisions. AYSO Region … Continue reading

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PaliHi’s Julia Abbott Places Second in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Palisades High School senior Julia Abbott placed second in the 2021 Optimist International Oratorical World Championships that was streamed live on July 23, earning $10,000 in scholarship money. The Brentwood resident spoke on the theme “Healing the World with Optimism,” … Continue reading

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