Category Archives: Schools

Young Students Perform an Uplifting Virtual Concert, “Playing Through a Pandemic”

Depressed by Covid-19? If you instantly want to feel better, go to Childrensmusicworkshop.com and click on the concert “Playing Through a Pandemic,” presented by the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra. Starting with the “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss, Sr. (arranged … Continue reading

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Marcia L. Haskin, 77, Dies; Career Educator Was Interim Principal at PaliHi Three Times

Marcia Haskin, who served as the interim principal at Palisades Charter High School for three school years between 2007 and 2011, died of a stroke at home on August 15. She was 77 and still working as an educator. Although … Continue reading

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Palisades YMCA Offers Programs to Continue to Serve Community

KIDS: Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley continues to find ways to serve the community, even though the facility on Via de la Paz remains closed during the Covid-19 crisis. For parents who would like to give their children, ages … Continue reading

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Palisades High School Seniors Held Hostage in Labor Negotiations

In addition to dealing with Zoom classes, lack of extracurriculars/sports and a chance to hang out with their friends, seniors at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades were just thrown another roadblock by the teacher’s union, UTLA (United Teacher … Continue reading

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Melvoin’s Office Says PaliHi Pool and Palisades Farmers Market Could Reopen Shortly

After posting a Musing on August 17 (“LAUSD HOLDS COMMUNITY HOSTAGE”), your CTN editor reached out to LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin. His Chief Advisor and District Director Allison Holdorff responded on August 19 that the pool and farmers market … Continue reading

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Palisadian Jake Suddleson Graduates Harvard University, Launches Pro Baseball Career

Harvard University has never been a pipeline for Major League baseball, or any other pro sport. So when Pacific Palisades teenager Jake Suddleson, a talented right fielder with professional aspirations, was accepted to Harvard in 2016, he went for “the unparalleled academic … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Parents and Politicians Need to Take Care of Teens

Medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath and one of the promises is “First, do no harm.” On Saturday, Circling the News received an email from a reader: “Aid car called to picnic area below parking lot in rec area … Continue reading

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Former PaliHi Athlete Ashton Price Is Shot and Killed in Las Vegas

Ashton Price, who graduated from Palisades High School in 2015, died from a gunshot wound to the chest on August 1. He was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire during a shootout at a house party in Las Vegas. He … Continue reading

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School Not Reopening? Concerns about Learning? Groza Offers Some Alternatives

Groza, the tutoring and academic testing center in the 881 Alma Real building, is offering alternatives for parents, particularly since LAUSD will not resume in-classroom learning in the fall. Dana Goldstein, Groza’s director of business development, wrote CTN on July … 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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