Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

High School Students Take over Sacramento: Sponsor Legislative Bills

By CHAZ PLAGER After a four-year hiatus because of COVID shutdowns, the Pacific Palisades Charter High School Youth in Government (Y&G) program is back, and so was the annual three-day trip to Sacramento. Statewide, more than 2,000 students in the … Continue reading

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Eight Woman Receive Eagle Scout Rank

Photos: ERIN NEUMEYER On November 21, eight new Eagle Scouts of Troop 223G were recognized at a National Eagle Court of Honor at Sprague Center at the Saint Matthew Parish. Ruby Rose Carlson, a 2021 Eagle Scout led the convening … Continue reading

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National League of Young Men Craft Blankets for Charity

The Palisades/Brentwood Chapter of the National League of Young Men, Inc. (NLYM) recently participated in a philanthropy event for The Painted Turtle Project founded by Paul Newman. The high-school aged young men spent hours sewing blankets for children and folded and … Continue reading

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Teens Are Sleep Deprived: Two Specialists Offer Advice

By ALISON BURMEISTER Psychotherapist and sleep specialist Heather Turgeon and family physician Dr. Dolly Klock are mothers to tween and teen kids. When it comes to sleep, they both agree, our teens are not getting enough. The Pacific Palisades residents … Continue reading

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Fentanyl Expert Spoke at Paul Revere: Steps to Take With an Overdose

If you see someone lying on the street, “under 50 and younger, assume it’s an opioid overdose and assume it’s fentanyl,” Dr. Roger Crystal told the nearly 200 people in the Paul Revere Middle School auditorium on October 26. “Fentanyl … Continue reading

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Toy Drive Sponsored by Palisades Rotary Underway

The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club is sponsoring a holiday toy drive for the Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village. This is a nonprofit organization that is helping families transition from homelessness to independent living. Sought are new toys that are unwrapped. … Continue reading

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Dinner with Eugene Levy Raised $10,000 for Local Youth

Palisades Honorary Mayor Eugene Levy, comic and Emmy winner for Schitt’s Creek, agreed to dine for charity, helping raise money for local youth causes. Last year, the Palisades Rotary Club sold 100 tickets ($100 each) for the opportunity to share … Continue reading

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Glen Walsh Discusses Dangers of Fentanyl and the National Crisis

“One pill can kill,” said Glen Walsh, president of the California Narcotics Officers Association, who spoke at an American Legion Ronald Reagan community-offered presentation on October 20. The day before, authorities has seized thousands of suspected fentanyl pills hidden in … Continue reading

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Qualia Senior Busby Thompson Qualifies as National Merit Semifinalist

  Terrin Busby Thompson, a senior at Qualia: The School for Deeper Learning in Calabasas, is among the 1 percent of SAT and PSAT takers to earn recognition as a National Merit Semifinalist this year. Busby Thompson’s status qualifies him … Continue reading

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Local Library Offers Two Events: Writing a Novel and Baby Storytime

National Novel Writing Month Celebrated: The Los Angeles Public Library is sponsoring Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a series of programs in October and November. Funded by the Friends of the Library, every Palisadian who is writing a novel or … Continue reading

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