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Court Document Lists Will Rogers Beach as Housing Alternative

Case No. CV 20-02291, filed on April 15 by Scott Marcus, the Senior Assistant City Attorney Counsel for the City of Los Angeles, in the United States District Court – Central District of California, lists Councilman Mike Bonin’s proposal to … Continue reading

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Another Homeless Fire at Venice Avenue under the 405

  This is the second major homeless fire on Venice Avenue, under the 405, in two months. A reader wonders about the cost: How many LAFD and LAPD resources are responding to homeless health emergencies and fires at encampments and … Continue reading

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City, Annoyed by “Pesky” Appeals to Planning, Seeks to Hike Filing Fees

The L.A. City Administrative Office (CAO) is proposing an 18,000 percent increase in the cost of filing an appeal to the City Zoning Administrator from the current $89 to $16,097. The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing to Celebrate Earth Day?

Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day on April 22. The day marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. This movement led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean … Continue reading

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In-Person Improv Class Outdoors on Mondays for 4th through 8th Graders

Theatre Palisades Youth is hosting an in-person, outdoor improvisation class on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at a location in Pacific Palisades. This class has been organized with the purpose of bringing support to and healing for Nate Steinsapir, … Continue reading

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PAPA’S Fourth of July Plans Are Underway

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter from Matt Rodman, the Palisades Americanism Parade Association President.) Dear Fellow Palisadians, On behalf of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) board, I’m excited to announce that we’re planning for a … Continue reading

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Homeless Man Doing Meth in Tunnel, then Unresponsive

When Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness volunteers traveled through the Roosevelt Tunnel, one of only two underpasses that connect Pacific Palisades with Will Rogers State Beach, they found a homeless man smoking methamphetamine. They told him he couldn’t smoke … Continue reading

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Free Tomato and Pumpkin Plants for Kids and Adults Alike 

  TOMATOES AT THE VILLAGE GREEN: Village Green Board President Marge Gold said that on Sunday, April 25, organic tomato plants will be given away free, starting at 10 a.m. on the Green (Sunset at Swarthmore). “These plants, grown from … Continue reading

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PaliHi to Resume In-Person Instruction in August

At a two-hour town hall Zoom meeting on April 7, Palisades High  Executive Director Pamela Magee announced that in-person instruction is being planned when school resumes in August. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Officer Redican Offers His Perspective on Homeless at the Beach

(Editor’s note: LAPD Officer John “Rusty” Redican has worked with the Pacific Palisades Beach Patrol, the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness and with various homeless individuials since 2016. He shared the following thoughts about Councilman Mike Bonin’s motion to … Continue reading

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