Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

Covid-19 and a City That’s Crying “Wolf”

  As a child, I was read Aesop Fables, a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC.I still remember “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” The Tortoise … Continue reading

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LAPD Beach Detail in Jeopardy: Letter Sent to Mayor, Councilman

Charred Material Found in Three Abandoned Homeless Camps Circling the News received the following report this morning, October 27, from the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness: “We accompanied our beach detail this morning and found three abandoned camps in … Continue reading

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OPINION: The City Needs to Tackle More Than Housing When It Comes to Addressing the Homeless Crisis  

    The homeless encampments that surround Gold’s Gym in Venice, are stacked under the 405 Freeway on Venice Boulevard and even the “town”  on Skid Row are the results of choices made by our elected officials, including Councilman Mike … Continue reading

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Circling the News Lobbies City Officials to Reopen Outdoor Basketball Courts at Recreation Centers

At the beginning of Covid-19 closures in L.A. County, the City of L.A. closed its parks and recreation centers. Then over time it was determined that outdoor activities, including going to the beach, hiking and playing tennis and golf, was acceptable. … Continue reading

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Proposed Construction Ban during Fire Season in Very High Fire Severity Zones Is Questioned

An L.A. City Councilmember David Ryu made a motion (20-1170) September 1 to suspend construction in hillside and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The motion is currently in the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. The motion states: “To … Continue reading

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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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