Circling the News: Hodge Podge


Maggie, an elder at the Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church, wrote that they want to hire a new director of children and family ministry to work 30 hours per week to develop and supervise the children, youth and family programs. This includes oversight of the weekly youth after school programs, vacation Bible School, Sunday School and pre-school chapel.  Bachelor’s degree required and minimum two years youth experience. Strong Christian faith and commitment to Christian values are a must. Submit resume and full job description inquiries to


In reference to the March 23 story “Renovations Started on the Interior of the American Legion Building,” a reader wrote:

I love the American Legion Auxiliary. The Byron Cox Post in Crawfordsville, Indiana sent me to Girls State back in the 1940s. There I was elected “Something” Committee Woman (mostly for telling my stories after lights out).

The American Legion provided the only social life my folks had, and everyone brought their kids to the dances. We got to sprinkle soap flakes on the floor for the dancers. We all got to feel that we belonged somewhere. Most of the fathers were veterans of the First World War (my father was) and we were all veterans of a devasting financial depression.


In March 31 musings, CTN ran March 31 musings ran: “Long-time Pacific Palisades Homeless Task Force member DeDe Vlietstra (second from left) is moving from Southern California. For years, she has regularly patrolled Temescal Canyon and offered help to the homeless. She has also cleaned up encampment after encampment.”

In response a reader wrote: “Our Task Force is one of the most successful methods of re-homing and care where needed. It’s a shame that the Palisades is losing a champion but it’s good to know there is a smooth transition. I hope Dede has health and happiness wherever she goes. Thanks to her for her special brand of heroism and care for neighbors who need help.”

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