Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

DWP Scandal Shows City Corruption Is Deep

  Little did Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials know that when they installed a new billing system in 2013, it would lead to and expose corruption in the highest levels of city government. The story revolves in … Continue reading

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L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin Will Speak about Sites for Homeless Housing

  The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will host a community forum, virtually, on Monday, May 23, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. with guest speaker L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin. He will speak on city-owned sites for interim housing … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Candidate Endorsements Conflicted

(Editor’s note: this May 17 story “Behind the Post: Is L.A.’s Paper of Record Missing the Story,” which appeared in the Westside Current is reprinted with permission.) By ANGELA MCGREGOR There was a time when Los Angeles’ paper of record, … Continue reading

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Palisades Democratic Club Letter to L.A. Times Editorial Board, Regarding Endorsement

  (Editor’s note: the following letter was submitted to the L.A. Times editorial board and is reprinted with permission in CTN. For a quick summary of the controller candidates, visit:  https://www.circlingthenews.com/follow-the-money-controllers-race/ ‎ ) Dear L.A. Times editorial board: The Pacific Palisades Democratic … Continue reading

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Historical Society Hosts the Town’s 100th Birthday Celebration in Temescal

Under blue skies in perfect weather, Pacific Palisades celebrated its centennial anniversary on Saturday in a giant white tent at Simon Meadow in Temescal Gateway Park. Although the town was founded on January 17, 1922, “Celebrating 100 Years, From the Mountains … Continue reading

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City Attorney’s Race: The Candidates and Why Residents Should Be Concerned

As residents continue to ponder who will be the best mayor or councilmember, there is another office that should draw equal scrutiny: City Attorney’s Office. The City Attorney serves as the lawyer to the Mayor, City Council and all City … Continue reading

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City Controller’s Race: Follow the Money

In the 1976 docudrama film “All the President’s Men,” the catchphrase “follow the money” was popularized – and suggested that political corruption can be brought to light by examining money transfers between parties. Although many Los Angeles residents feel that … Continue reading

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Real Deal Says Caruso Working Towards Upscale Shift with Palisades Mall

Caruso is reworking its tenant profile at Palisades Village to attract higher end brands, according to a April 22 Real Deal story. Many residents may remember a December 2018 Hollywood Reporter story (“Rick Caruso’s New Pacific Palisades Mall Already Breaking … Continue reading

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Two CD 11 Candidates excluded from WRAC Debates.

(Editor’s note: Two CD 11 Candidates, Soni Lloyd and Mat Smith are being excluded from the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) Forum on April 25. They will be included in the Palisades Podcast, hosted by Maryam Zar and Steve … Continue reading

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Construction at the Airport Could Mean Delays

Returning to Los Angeles Airport on April 6, around 1:30 a.m., should have been an easy and fast trip to the freeway. Instead leaving the airport became an exercise in gridlock and futility. Roadways were blocked, and it took a … Continue reading

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