Author Archives: Sue

Broken Bridge Unsafe for Homeless to Camp

The cement bike path, that was part of the Marvin Braude Beach Trail Gap Closure Project, started to collapse in early February. Water ran under the bridge and took out the supports. With the next rainstorm a few days later, … Continue reading

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Going to Senior Prom, Costs What?

By CHAZ PLAGER It’s almost the month of May, and alongside the usual headaches of tests, college, and graduation plans, something big for Pali High seniors to look forward to remains: arguably the most important part of the year, senior … Continue reading

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Reader Questions Mayor Karen Bass’ Statement

In her state of the city address from City Hall on April 15, Mayor Karen Bass spoke about homelessness. She called on businesses, wealthy individuals and charitable organizations to help out. “We are asking the most fortunate Angelenos to participate … Continue reading

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Food Vendor Sets up by Library, Blocks Sidewalk

A new street vendor selling tacos set up on the sidewalk in front of the Palisades Library. That sidewalk is highly utilized and as one resident wrote: “My wife and I had to form a single line to get through. … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: A Modern-Day Bedlam, a Madhouse

Most people know the definition of the word bedlam; a scene of confusion, panic and hysteria. The word is derived from an old English slang term for St. Mary Bethlehem Hospital in London, founded in the 13th century. Today, it … Continue reading

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Final Concert of the Season Will Be Held April 24

Don’t miss Chamber Music Palisades’ last concert of the season. Phenomenal music and talent will be on display at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at St. Matthew’s Parish at 1031 Bienveneda Avenue. Music will include pieces from American, German, … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Residents Demand End To Needle Distribution Program in Public Parks

(Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Westside Current on April 17 and is reprinted with permission.) By SANDRA CLARK Residents of Santa Monica rallied at Reed Park Tuesday morning to protest a controversial needle distribution program, arguing that … Continue reading

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Two Women Beaten and Raped in Venice

A woman was walking along the Venice Canal area, in the 2700 block of Strongs Drive on April 6, around 10:30 p.m., when a man walked up behind her, knocked her unconscious with what is believed to be a metal … Continue reading

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It Is “Earth Week” in Pacific Palisades

Despite the light showers, there was still a nice turnout for the Earth Day Celebration hosted by Resilient Palisades, adjacent to the Village Green on April 14. Participants were offered packets of wildflower seeds and seed bombs. Throw them on … Continue reading

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No Accountability for Homeless Spending: $24 Billion Gone

(Editor’s note: Part 1 ran on Sunday night in Circling the News click here. This is part 2, It is reprinted by permission from CityWatch, click here where it originally ran.) By TIM CAMPBELL In my last column, I wrote … Continue reading

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