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City Councilmen Buscaino and Lee Seek an Anti-Camping Ordinance for Streets and Sidewalks

The City of Los Angele has a camping ordinance that was suspended during the Covid pandemic, which prohibited tents during daytime hours, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. A stricter draft anti-camping ordinance went before the Homelessness and Poverty Committee … Continue reading

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Fundraiser on Monday Evening for “Rise Together,” a Group Aiming to Fix Los Angeles Government

“The fact is, 14 out of 15 City Council members in this city have been on a government paycheck and in elected office for at least 20 years, some as long as 40 years. If they knew how to fix … Continue reading

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Porta-Potties for the Homeless: City Dollars Hard at Work

  When people drive by homeless encampments at different sites, near the V.A., in West L.A. or in Venice, at almost all of them there is a porta-potty or a portable sink. The City, during the pandemic, installed portable hand-washing stations … Continue reading

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Emerald Bay Reopens for Scouts/Camping on Catalina Island

For more than a year, Emerald Bay, located on the undeveloped west end of Catalina Island, has been closed for camping. That changed the first weekend in June, when Palisades Cub Pack 223 became the first group to be welcomed back … Continue reading

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Responding to a Severe Blood Shortage, Legion to Host Local Blood Drive

  The American Red Cross has warned that there is a severe blood shortage in the United States because of a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The U.S. News quoted the Red Cross on June … Continue reading

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What’s the Truth? A CTN Reader Seeks Clarification about Councilman Bonin’s Homeless Plan in Venice

One resident wrote to Circling the News this morning and commented, “It is very confusing to read these emails from Bonin, which claim that he is getting the job done and that the Sheriff is criminalizing homelessness. From the news … Continue reading

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Morris Twins to Join Outdoor Concert Celebrating Summer on Sunday Afternoon

Pacific Palisades residents Avery and Alexzandra Morris will host a special outdoor concert, the third in their Edgar Street Concert Series, featuring the Mendelssohn Octet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, on the corner of Edgar and Ida Streets. … Continue reading

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Brush Areas Continue to Attract Transients and Trash above PCH

Another homeless campsite, with a cooking stove, was found by the LAPD beach patrol officers Tyler Yi and Adam Margin in the dense, dry brush below Via de las Olas on Thursday, June 17. This area is in a Very … Continue reading

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Fireworks Show Returns to the Palisades July 4

There will be a fireworks show in Pacific Palisades at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Tickets will be sold ($5) online ( There may be limited seating at the Palisades High School stadium, so fewer tickets will be sold … Continue reading

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Searching for the Mysterious ‘Julie B.’ in Pacific Palisades

BY BOB VICKREY Special to Circling the News The letter writer began her tribute to her favorite author with these words: “I am someone who fell in love with Pat Conroy almost 30 years ago. It started with ‘The Prince … Continue reading

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