Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

Fact or B.S. #4: Bonin Needed Information Before Voting Against Encampments at Schools

One of my son’s favorite television shows growing up was Mythbusters. Each episode focused on popular beliefs, Internet rumors or other myths. The cast would examine each myth and then either confirm or debunk it. Circling the News is now … Continue reading

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Venice Under Crime Siege, No Coverage, “No Respect”

No matter how much crime there is in Venice, it never seems to make it into major  L.A. newspapers. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield coined, “I don’t get no respect,” and Venice residents must feel similarly. Over the past few weeks, the … Continue reading

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Bonin Against Banning Homeless Encampments Next to Schools

Protestors filled City Hall today and tried to prevent a vote that would ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers. Protestors heckled councilmembers, snapped their fingers and held signs that read, “Repeal 41.18.” The ordinance passed today … Continue reading

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Street Paving Explained: Check the Street Where You Live

A reader wrote: “Curious: Who makes the decisions and using what criteria for re-surfacing our streets (asphalt slurry sealant)? “It seems as if our area gets treated quite frequently while other areas (of the city) not so much.” In a … Continue reading

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Bonin Moderates Progressive Town Hall Held by Santa Monica Democrats

  By JAMIE PAIGE Westside Current Editor Councilmember Mike Bonin moderated a forum July 27 held by the Santa Monica Democratic Club. The primary message of the night was the “rise of the progressive movement in Los Angeles.” In attendance … Continue reading

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Redoing VA Building 207 Could Cost Upwards of $24 Million

  By REECE PASCOE Driving on San Vicente past the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA) last year there were at least 40 tents on the sidewalks, and lawlessness was rampant. Two members of the encampment were murdered. Last November, … Continue reading

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Getty Villa Site of Formal State Dinner: Snarls Traffic

The Getty Villa was the site of the formal state dinner on June 9. President Joe Biden and the First Lady Jill Biden hosted more than 20 heads of state from countries across the Western Hemisphere at the museum in … Continue reading

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Peoples City Council LA Is Activist Organization

    By REECE PASCOE Although Peoples City Council Los Angeles (PCC) sounds like it might be an official city organization, it is not. It is an actions-oriented coalition of social and climate justice organizations from all over Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Heavy Voting in Pacific Palisades for the June Primary

Although L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk said only 14.45 % of registered voters cast ballots in the June 7 primary overall, poll workers at Pacific Palisades told Circling the News that they were busy. At the Palisades Recreation Center, voters were … Continue reading

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Bonin Has Private Security Company: Westchester Residents Continue to Fight for a Safe Park

Westchester residents continue to battle to reclaim Westchester Park and its parking lots. Located at Lincoln Avenue and Manchester, close to the airport, that area of the park also contains a senior center, a library and one of Councilman Mike … Continue reading

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