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Little Library Rededication, Leads to Marquez Kindergarten Reunion

(Editor’s note: Rich Schmitt’s photos are copyrighted and cannot be used without permission. To view other photos of the event contact   The year was 2011 when parents Melissa Appelbaum-Schwartz and Jodi Lynne Steiner started Girl Scout Troop 12805. … Continue reading

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Revere’s Annual Film Festival Attracts Top Talent

  Story and Photos by: CHAZ PLAGER Paul Revere Middle School held its 9th Annual Film Festival on May 12. The event began at 6:30 pm, with a “red carpet” showing off the directors and actors of the films dressed … Continue reading

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Palisades Walk-a-Thon Raises $75,000

It was the 25th anniversary of the Palisades Elementary Walk-a-Thon, and the first held since 2019, but students rose to the occasion making it one of the most successful in this charter school’s history. Event organizer Jamie Donner said, “The … Continue reading

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Troop 1305 Works for Bronze Award by Helping Shelter Animals

Girl Scout members Maggie Denham and Caroline Schinto wrote a press release about their efforts to help animals. This is the troop’s bronze award fundraiser for Paws for Life K9 Rescue. (Editor’s note: CTN was impressed with the press release … Continue reading

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A 129-Year Tradition Continues at Canyon Elementary

(Editor’s note: Photographer Rich Schmitt captured some exquisite shots of the event. To view others, which are available for purchase, visit: In 1894, a large patch of land in Rustic Canyon was donated by the Marquez family, who were the … Continue reading

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Wishes Needed: Please Send Immediately

The children at the Methodist Preschool are asking everyone who reads this story to send a wish by May 7 to There can be wishes for the world, such as “I wish for everyone to get along. I wish … Continue reading

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L.A. Public Charter School Collaborative Formed

Charter schools are public schools that allow parents, many of whom might not be able to afford private schools, a free alternative. “It’s a social justice issue. All families deserve a great public-school option that meets the unique needs of their child,” said Larchmont Charter School … Continue reading

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Palisades Elementary Walkathon: Walking/Running for Health

With a few years off for Covid, Palisades Elementary is coming back strong with plans for its annual run/walkathon on April 27.  This will be the first one held since 2019, continuing a 25-year-tradition. “The annual Pali Elementary Walk-a-Thon is … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing to Celebrate Earth Day?

Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day on April 22. The day marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. This movement led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean … Continue reading

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PaliHi’s Top Artistic & Musical Students Will Be Showcased

Palisades Charter High School has one of the top visual and performing arts programs in the City and some of PaliHi’s most talented students go on to top colleges and then careers in the arts, film and television. The school … Continue reading

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