Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

Vote By Mail Boxes Installed in Front of Palisades Library to Aid Residents

An L.A. County Vote By Mail Drop Box has been bolted to the sidewalk in front of the Pacific Palisades Library on Alma Real. Circling the News wrote to Michael Sanchez of the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder‘s office with questions about these boxes for … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Who is Dr. Melina Reimann Abdullah? The Controversial Co-founder of Black Lives Matter LA

When Councilman Mike Bonin hosted a virtual town hall on August 10 (“Reimaging Public Safety”), one of the key speakers was Dr. Melina Abdullah, the co-founder of BLM-LA (Black Lives Matter LA) and former department chair of Pan-African Studies at … Continue reading

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Commissioners Approve Jack-in-the-Box Project Despite Community Opposition

The City Planning Commission today approved construction of a controversial residential/commercial building on west Sunset, despite widespread opposition from residents and various organizations in Pacific Palisades. The proposed development would be a five-story, 60-ft.-high, 32,225-sq.ft. mixed-use building with 39-dwelling units. (The … Continue reading

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Want Action with the City? Give to a Campaign Committee, Hire a Lobbyist

A Los Angeles City Council Member can receive only $700 in yearly campaign donations from an individual. This individual can also donate $800 to an office holder’s account each year. That means that somebody who wants to support Councilman Mike … Continue reading

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Councilman Bonin Field Deputy Lisa Cahill Takes a New Position with a Westside Nonprofit

(Editor’s note: The following e-mail message went out on Monday from Lisa Cahill, the Brentwood-Palisades Deputy-Environmental Liaison for Councilman Mike Bonin.)  “Hope that each of you are well. I wanted to reach out and let you all know that my … Continue reading

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Possible Problems in Pacific Palisades Today with Looters

(Editor’s note: I was asked by several subscribers to post the warning that I sent out this morning, so that others might read it. Additionally, around noon, Captain Jonathon Tom, Commanding Officer for West Los Angeles sent a notice to … Continue reading

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City Approves $5.2 Million Cost Overruns by Engineering Firm Grading Potrero Canyon Park 

The engineering firm OHL USA, Inc. has been approved for up to $5,275,366 in cost overruns as it completes the final grading in Potrero Canyon Park. This is 39 percent of the original contract amount: $13,526, 579. The five-member L.A. Board of … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Some Good and Bad Contrasts in Our Community

Good: Pacific Palisades, which has exactly one dedicated LAPD car, had more than eight on Sunday, with their emergency lights on, sitting in the Will Rogers State Beach parking lot. Police were outside enjoying the fresh salt air as they … Continue reading

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City Posts Parking Restrictions along Its Stretch of PCH in Pacific Palisades

Following the beach closures, LAPD Officers Brian Espin and Earl Wright, who were working the beach detail, received complaints from L.A. County Lifeguards about surfers and homeless people parking their cars and RVs along Pacific Coast Highway. These individuals were defying … Continue reading

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One CTN Reader Takes Action Regarding Parking Meter Ticketing in Front of Local Restaurants

On March 17, Circling the News posted the following story in the Musings section: PICKING UP TAKEOUT, HIT WITH A PARKING TICKET: From CTN Adviser Bill Bruns: “Monday night [March 16] at about 7:30, I was walking through an almost … Continue reading

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