Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

OPINION: Maryam Zar Should Run Against Councilman Bonin in 2022 

  By SUE PASCOE Editor, Circling the News Recently, I met with fellow Palisadian Maryam Zar and urged her NOT to run for State Assembly (District 50) to replace incumbent Richard Bloom, who is considering a run for L.A. County … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Homeless at Will Rogers, the PPCC meeting and the Elephant in the Room

  By NINA MADOK Special to Circling the News After participating in the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting on April 8 and listening to the comments of concerned citizens and council members alike opposed to Councilman Bonin’s motion to house … Continue reading

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Bonin’s Homeless Plan Faces Withering Opposition at the Pacific Palisades Community Council Meeting 

“The Chamber of Commerce is opposing this motion,” said Fay Vahdani, the Chamber’s representative on the Pacific Palisades Community Council. “We’ve seen what has happened in Brentwood and Venice and it has destroyed those communities.” Lasting nearly two hours, last … Continue reading

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Westchester’s Neighborhood Council Hears Bonin’s Homeless Plan

(Editor’s note: The following story “Residents Speak Passionately About Bonin’s ‘Plan to End Homelessness’ at Westchester NC Meeting” appeared in an April 7 issue of Venice Current and is reprinted with permission. Visit: Venicecurrent.com) More than 450 residents were on … Continue reading

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House at Marquez and Ida Continues to Generate Controversy

The oversized house at 16769 Marquez Ave. (corner of Ida), which appears to be four stories high while violating setback requirements, continues to generate controversy. One neighbor has described the house as “Westminster Abbey in the middle of a coastal neighborhood.” … Continue reading

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DWP Gives the City an Annual Donation to Meet Its Budget 

At the annual Palisades Democratic Club meeting on January 31, one person complained on Zoom about his high DWP bills. Mayor Eric Garcetti asked that person to contact his office and he would help. How helpful will the Mayor be? Circling … Continue reading

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CTN Wonders, “When Will L.A.’s Public Libraries Reopen?”

We contacted Peter Persic, director of public relations and marketing for the Los Angeles Public Library, on March 20 (with a copy to Durrah Wagner, Councilman Mike Bonin’s field deputy). Persic was asked, “When will public libraries reopen? Many of … Continue reading

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PCH Task Force Discusses Street Racing, 100-mph Police Chases and Progress at Potrero Canyon Park

The PCH Task Force, which meets every quarter, serves an important role by bringing together representatives from three state offices (Assembly, Senate three cities (L.A., Santa Monica and Malibu) and their law enforcement entities, plus the California Highway Patrol. Task Force members … Continue reading

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Traffic Improvements Are Coming for the Notorious Intersection at Chautauqua and PCH

Raise your hand if you have been in the right-hand lane on the downhill side of Chautauqua waiting to turn south onto Pacific Coast Highway and someone zooms by you in the adjacent lane and pulls in front of you … Continue reading

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New Restroom on Rose Avenue Cost the City an Inflated $2 Million

  An expensive new restroom was built last year with L.A. Rec and Park funds at Rose Avenue along the Venice Ocean Park Walk. The 815-sq.-ft. structure includes 10 stalls. The initial bid to replace the previous structure was $1,783,000, … Continue reading

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