Category Archives: Kids/Parenting

Theatre Palisades Youth Member Suffers Bike Accident, Is Recovering in the ICU

Theatre Palisades Youth Director Lara Ganz sent out the following plea in a February 12 email. “One of our cherished community members and her family are in need of our support,” Ganz said. “Molly Steinsapir was seriously injured in a … Continue reading

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Sarena Hayer Looks Back with Appreciation for a Valuable Rotary Scholarship 

  Sarena Hayer, who is in her last year at the Albert Medical School at Brown University, spoke recently about a Rotary Foundation District Scholarship that paid for a year of graduate school at the London School of Economics in … Continue reading

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Want Your Kids/Grandkids to Win a Prize? Look to the Optimists

Anyone who has watched their kids apply to college knows that not only are grades and test scores considered, but also extracurricular activities and awards/prizes are requested. Given the pandemic, there have been limited ways for teens to achieve something … Continue reading

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Help Save the 2021 Junior Lifeguard Program

Last summer, the County’s Junior Lifeguard Program was cancelled because of Covid worries. The program, which is held at the beach for youth, ages 9 to 17, provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, … Continue reading

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Palisades Alliance for Seniors Offers “Grief” Program on Zoom on February 18

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will hold a virtual meeting with the topic “What Is This Thing Called Grief?” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 18. The guest speaker will be Joanne Weingarten, Psy.D., Senior Clinical Coordinator of Adult Programs … Continue reading

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Palisades Rotary Club Sponsors Toy Drive

The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club is hosting a holiday toy drive. All residents are invited to participate. The toys will go to families at the Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village, a nonprofit organization helping families transition from homelessness to independent … Continue reading

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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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