Earthquake Rattles Area | Pacific Palisades
Residents of Pacific Palisades reported feeling shaking from an earthquake early Monday morning, April 5, at 4:44 a.m. confirmed to be magnitude 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake, with an epicenter near Inglewood, struck less than a half hour after two smaller foreshocks shook the area, which were reported to have magnitudes of 3.3 and 2.5.
The 4.0 earthquake was centered less than a mile from Lennox and Hawthorne, and one mile from Los Angeles.
“Very deep at 20 km,” earthquake expert Dr. Lucy Jones said on Twitter, “so everyone is at least 20 km away. Would have been felt by most people awake in LA.”
Following the quake, Los Angeles Fire Department conducted its routine survey of the city of LA, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti, and no damage was reported.
Sixth Annual Kids’ Yoga Day | Pacific Palisades
Tens of thousands of kids are signed up to participate in the sixth annual Kids’ Yoga Day on April 9, a global movement created by Marquez Knolls resident and author of “The ABCs of Yoga for Kids” Teresa Power.
Kids’ Yoga Day is a “free celebration of yoga” that has taken place since 2015, with more than 320,000 children and caregivers joining to do the same routine at the same time—all around the globe.
“My mission is to make the life-changing practice of yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age, location or finances,” Power said in a statement. “I think it has such a world-wide appeal … because it is a way for schools, yoga teachers, day care centers and families to bond together and take part in something bigger than themselves—it is a chance for kids across the globe to practice not only yoga on the same day, but also their oneness and diversity at the same time.”
For more information or to sign up to participate in this year’s event, visit kidsyogaday.com.
Nutrition + Fad Diets | Palisades Branch Library
Palisades Branch Library will host registered dietitian Luisa Sabogal who will present “Nutrition + Fad Diets” virtually to interested teenagers on Thursday, April 15, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
“Learn more about how to treat your body right with food and learn more about how to assess diet trends with a health expert,” a statement shared ahead of the event.
According to a bio provided, Sabogal is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, with a B.S. in nutrition and dietetics and an M.S. in nutritional science from CSUN. She currently works with the UCLA Fit Clinic.
Those who are interested in attending can email their name, school and grade to YA Librarian Jessica Levy at email@example.com for more information or the Zoom link. Students who attend may receive community service credit.
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