Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

Children and Adults Can Take Sewing Lessons at LaLonde’s Shop on Via de la Paz

The Sew Chateau moved from 855 to 833 Via de la Paz in 2018. Owner Shane LaLonde had initially rented office space on the street in 2015 to start a children’s accessory clothing line. The space had room for designing and … Continue reading

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In-Person Improv Class Outdoors on Mondays for 4th through 8th Graders

Theatre Palisades Youth is hosting an in-person, outdoor improvisation class on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at a location in Pacific Palisades. This class has been organized with the purpose of bringing support to and healing for Nate Steinsapir, … Continue reading

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PaliHi to Resume In-Person Instruction in August

At a two-hour town hall Zoom meeting on April 7, Palisades High  Executive Director Pamela Magee announced that in-person instruction is being planned when school resumes in August. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said, … Continue reading

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Jim Hahn’s Experience Inspires Areté Preparatory Academy in West L.A.  

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to CTN As a young man, Jim Hahn, 54, became both a Fulbright scholar and a member of a group of “ne’er-do-wells” on the island of Yap in Micronesia. An anthropologist, Hahn attempted to “blend in … Continue reading

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The Miseducation of America’s Elites

(Editor’s note: A resident sent me the following story from the City Journal and said she had participated in one of the meetings. Circling the News is respecting her request for anonymity. The story below is reprinted with permission by … Continue reading

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Drive-By Rally Supports Resumption of Sports at Palisades High School

Click here for video. “No one was advocating for us,” said Jack Babala, who with fellow athletes Xavier Smith, Jr. and Matt Fahn organized a drive-by on Friday, February 26, in front of Palisades High School. Between 20 and 30 … Continue reading

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Optimists Seek Music Contest Entrants 

  The Pacific Palisades Optimist Club is encouraging all youth, ages 11 to 18, to enter an International Optimist competition: “Music Makes People Happy.” This is a new program designed to encourage and celebrate youth in both musical and vocal … Continue reading

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Parents in L.A. Public Schools Are Urged to Join a ZOOM Walkout Monday

LAUSD school parents are urged to protest by not attending Zoom classes, starting next Monday. Earlier this week, L.A. County public health officials said that Covid-19 cases had dropped enough to allow elementary schools to reopen—the California requirement to allow … Continue reading

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Death of Molly Steinsapir: Letter from KI Clergy

  A reader sent the following letter to Circling the News that was sent by clergy from Kehillat Israel. To Our Wonderful KI Community, By now many of you have learned about the loss of Molly Steinsapir, a bright, thoughtful, … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Cards and Gifts Delivered to Seniors in Pacific Palisades

With the social isolation that has trapped residents and particularly seniors, Sotheby’s Realtor Margaux Glaser wanted to find a way to help them celebrate Valentine’s Day. “They are kind of the forgotten demographic,” said Glaser, who works with a lot … Continue reading

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