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Theatre Palisades Youth Will Perform “Aladdin, Jr.” Outdoors in Temescal Canyon, Starting Friday Night

The always popular Theatre Palisades Youth will present their summer production of “Aladdin, Jr.” over the next two weekends – but with a twist. Instead of performing in Pierson Playhouse, the shows will be outside in Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 … Continue reading

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Ballet Conservatory West Studio Closing

(Editor’s note: We received the following July 12 correspondence from a patron of Ballet Conservatory West, which is located in the Palisades Highland Village at Palisades Drive and Sunset Boulevard. Founder and director Natalie Wright wrote to her students/families.) Dear … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Writing Contest Underway

The Friends of the Palisades Library organization has launched its annual summer creative writing contest, which is now available to students who attend school (private or public) in Los Angeles. Youth and teens from first grade through high school are … Continue reading

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Palisades High School Holds Two Graduation Ceremonies

  This year, in keeping with Covid-19s restrictions, Palisades High School had to hold its graduation ceremony twice, once at 10 a.m. and once at 5 p.m. But this was a huge improvement on last year, when the graduation ceremony … Continue reading

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LETTER: Help Support Scholarships for PaliHi Students

(Rich Wilken, a past president of the Optimist Club, sent the following letter to Circling the News on June 4 and has allowed us to share it with the community.) I am writing to ask for your help. Our Optimist … Continue reading

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Auditions for ‘Aladdin’ Set: Theatre Palisades Youth Summer Program

The popular Theatre Palisades Youth Summer Program will feature Disney’s “Aladdin.” Youth in grades third through eighth (9 to 14 year olds) may participate by sending a video audition. The youth should sing a one-minute selection from any Broadway or Disney … Continue reading

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Ready for Some Live Theater? PaliHi Students Offer a Musical Comedy This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Palisades High School will present “First Date,” a musical comedy, on the Quad. There will be a live band. To reserve a ticket go to palihighasb.square.site/. Attendees will be required to acknowledge they … Continue reading

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Student Task Force Hosts “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis” Town Hall

By BRENNIE DALE and JOSIAH EDWARDS Celebrating Earth Day, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force (STF) hosted over 150 high school students, teachers, administrators and community members for a “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis” Virtual Town Hall on … Continue reading

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Austin Beutner Won’t Renew His Contract as LAUSD Superintendent

In an April 21 letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Superintendent Austin Beutner wrote: “As the son of a public-school teacher and the product of a great public education, it has been an honor to … Continue reading

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Palisades Football Beats Fairfax, 35-6, in Season’s Second Game; Plays at Home Saturday

It looked like a different football team when the Palisades High Dolphins took the field on Friday night, before trouncing Fairfax 35-6. A week earlier, the Dolphins were trounced in similar fashion by Venice, 36-0, and seemed like “deer in … Continue reading

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