Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

City and State Leaders Address the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (Part Two)

(Editor’s note: Yesterday we ran comments by Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Representative Ted Lieu and L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Today, we include comments from State Senator Ben Allen, State Assemblymember Richard Bloom, L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin and LAUSD … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Vaccination Update: L.A. County Experiencing Difficulty in Rollout; CTN Readers Respond

  Circling the News received information from several readers that can be summed up by a statement from L.A. County Health Department: “L.A. County will not begin vaccinating people age 65 and older until we complete vaccinations for healthcare workers and receive … Continue reading

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DRB Holds Final Hearing for Exterior Look of the Historic Business Block Building

  Surprisingly, there was no public comment as the Palisades Design Review Board held a final review regarding the town’s historic Business Block Building on December 9. The Zoom meeting was held to discuss the proposed new awnings, lighting and … Continue reading

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Circling the News Readers React AND Inform: Library, Composting and Jack-in-the-Development

LIBRARY BOOK DROP: Palisades Branch Librarian Gail Kim notified Circling the News that the book drop at this location will be locked starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 and will not reopen until 10 a.m. on Monday, January … Continue reading

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Letter: Planning and Land Use Management Committee Violates Brown Act

(Editor’s note: This letter was sent today after the Planning and Land Use Management Committee meeting held on December 8, yesterday. It was impossible to join the meeting for the first hour or so. Circling the News made numerous attempts.) … Continue reading

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Mystery Is Solved Re: ‘No Affordable Housing’ in the Palisades

Pacific Palisades residents were scolded and told by the City Planning Commissioners at an August meeting that they were elitist, that this town lacked affordable housing, and that residents needed to be shown the error of their ways. Even though … Continue reading

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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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