Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

Kids Bored? The L.A. Library Offers Activity Suggestions: 

The reading challenge is still underway through August 31. Visit: lapl.org/summer. CLOUD CHALLENGE: Ms. Anna-Marie from the Robertson Branch will teach children the different types of clouds and their names at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 3, on Zoom. This activity … Continue reading

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Sasha Schoettler Called “Hero of the Week” by KNX 1070

Palisades resident Sasha Schoettler was selected the “hero of the week” by KNX 1070 on July 16 for her efforts in organizing informal neighborhood concerts that helped neighbors cope with Covid-19 isolation. Donations also benefitted a local grief center. “During … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Governor Newsom Should Push to Open Schools for Classroom Instruction

Two Circling the News readers wrote, saying that when I pressed for schools to be opened on July 13 (“Viewpoint: Our Schools Need to Reopen”), I was ignoring the fact that younger kids could infect seniors. I agree that this … Continue reading

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Public LIbrary Activities and Tips for Kids

Activities for toddler and early elementary: Hen Wen & Friends will be available on Instagram @lapubliclibrary at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Geared for pre-K through third grade, this musical and puppet show asks questions about how to best live … Continue reading

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YMCA Summer Camp Is in Full Swing in Temescal Canyon

“The kids are running around, they’re just happy to be outside,” said Oscar Rodriquez, who had been in charge of the YMCA sports program in Mid-Valley, but with the program on hiatus because of Covid-19, he came back to work … Continue reading

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Optimist Oratorical Contest Draws 9 Contestants

Even though Covid-19 took away the live version of the Palisades Optimist Club Oratorical Contest, nine contestants competed via Zoom in early April. This year’s contest theme was “Just Image a World Without Boundaries” and each student wrote and delivered … Continue reading

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The Yogurt Shoppe Will Sponsor Kids on Bikes

Although there’s no parade this year, the traditional bike decorating contest is ON. Kids who decorate their bikes or scooters could win one of three $50 gift certificates to The Yogurt Shoppe on Swarthmore. For nine years, owners Kevin and … Continue reading

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Library’s Annual Summer Writing Contest Is Underway, And Now Citywide

The Friends of the Palisades Library organization has launched its annual summer creative writing contest, which for the first time in the contest’s history is now available to students who attend school (private or public) in Los Angeles. Youth and … Continue reading

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PaliHi Teacher Jamie Agius Fulfills Goal of Becoming A Humanitarian–By Making Covid-19 Masks at Home

If your dream is to be a humanitarian and work for the United Nations, the quest ought to be attainable with the right motivation, the proper college degrees and hard work. Then life intervenes, and instead you become a different … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Parent Pleads Guilty in Ongoing College Admissions Scandal

According to Sunday’s Washington Post (“Another Parent Is Charged in College Admissions Scandal, Will Admit to Efforts to Get Son into Georgetown”) Pacific Palisades resident Peter Dameris is the 54th person charged in the admissions scandal dubbed “Varsity Blues” and the … Continue reading

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