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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Acree

Junior high students at Corpus Christi School participated in the annual Archdiocese of Los Angeles Junior High Academic Decathlon. Corpus placed 10th out of 105 participating schools, with these students taking home individual medals: Natalia Banks, Sydney Brumbach, Brooke Freyer, Keira Wood and Bill Coleman. The team, pictured, from left, top row: Isabella Montgomery, Alexia Rufo, Lucas Golling, Declan Burke, Natalia Banks, Bill Coleman, Maddie Neilson, Sydney Brumbach, Katherine Csiszar, Adelle Levi, Brooke Stratton, Philip Quigley and Gigi Miller; bottom row: Brooke Freyer, Eliza Wolf and Keira Wood; not pictured: Jacqui Diaz    


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Catherine and Chef Alan Giraud attend Food Fare 2018, a culinary fundraiser that supports Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. This year’s sold-out fare, which took place in Santa Monica at The Barker Hangar, featured more than 150 local restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and more.


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Providence Saint John’s Health Center hosted the fifth annual Women’s Heart Health Symposium in coordination with the nonprofit Have a Heart Save a Heart. The event, chaired by Palisidian Nicole Weinberg, was held at Casa Del Mar where 100 attendees learned about key risk factors, diagnostics and the future of cardiology. The event also featured Palisadian Peter Pelikan as a guest speaker, who spoke about the past 40 years and the future of angiography.

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Paul Revere Charter Middle School students Julia Abbott (first place) and Marty Gottesman (second place) won this year’s Pacific Palisades Oratorical Contest. This year’s event was emceed by Daniel Gottesman, and judged by Meria Larson, Paula LaBrot and Marcel Low.

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Students at Palisades Charter Elementary School celebrate National Read Across America Day—which takes place annually on beloved late children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday.