Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

Trifecta, Headed by Three PaliHi Students, Provides Financial Literacy for Teens

Trifecta Finance, the brainchild of Luke Shuman, a senior at Palisades High School, teaches financial literacy to students in South L.A. Shuman and two close PaliHi friends, Ian Ishak and Ari Bolloshimi, came up with the name Trifecta because they … Continue reading

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Eclipse, a Pre-K School, Is Open in Pacific Palisades

  Parents who have a child too old for preschool but too young for kindergarten have a pre-K option in Pacific Palisades: Eclipse School. The school’s co-founders, Beth Reilly and Shea Morris, are both licensed and experienced, and they are … Continue reading

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Fact’s Two Faces: On Masking of Children at School

By TEDDY MACKER (This December 8 article first appeared in the Front Porch Republic and is reprinted with permission. Macker grew up in Pacific Palisades and is now the administrator of a Waldorf School in Santa Barbara.)    Goleta, CA. … Continue reading

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Seven Arrows Kindergarten Students Lead a Food Drive

What can a small group do to help the community? Just ask Seven Arrows Elementary kindergarten students and they can tell you that they were able to help collect almost 11,000 food items that were donated to the Westside Food … Continue reading

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TWO NEWS ITEMS: DWP Arrest and LAUSD Education

Second Person Pleads Guilty in DWP Scandal The former head of the Department of Water & Power, David Wright, who was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2016 and resigned in 2019, will plead guilty to bribery on Friday, federal … Continue reading

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Pepper Edmiston’s Cookie Jars on Sale, Just in Time for Holiday Gift Giving

(Editor’s note: Former Palisadian-Post Editor Bill Bruns told CTN, “Pepper Edmiston wrote dozens of columns and first-person stories for the Post about her wild, adventurous and sometimes whacky life, and they were always entertaining — often laugh-out-loud funny, but also poignant, … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Contest Winners Honored by Friends of the Palisades Library

The traditional summer creative writing contest, with stories submitted by students in first grade through high school, culminated in a Zoom ceremony on October 20. The Friends of the Palisades once again sponsored the contest, which was open to students throughout … Continue reading

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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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