Category Archives: Community

Never Underestimate the Power of One: Carol Leacock, Who Departs Soon for New Mexico 

One of the town’s leading environmentalists, Carol Leacock, will move to Santa Fe, New Mexico at the end of this month, with her dog Lucy, to be closer to her daughter. Leacock, a long-time resident who lives on Bienveneda, is … Continue reading

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Community Council Decries Bonin’s “Lack of Transparency” in Will Rogers Beach Housing Plan

In an April 19 letter to Mayor Garcetti, Councilman Mike Bonin and City Council President Nury Martinez, in reference to putting homeless in little homes on Will Rogers State Beach, the Pacific Palisades Community Council Executive Committee wrote: “Councilmember Bonin … Continue reading

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Court Document Lists Will Rogers Beach as Housing Alternative

Case No. CV 20-02291, filed on April 15 by Scott Marcus, the Senior Assistant City Attorney Counsel for the City of Los Angeles, in the United States District Court – Central District of California, lists Councilman Mike Bonin’s proposal to … Continue reading

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In-Person Improv Class Outdoors on Mondays for 4th through 8th Graders

Theatre Palisades Youth is hosting an in-person, outdoor improvisation class on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at a location in Pacific Palisades. This class has been organized with the purpose of bringing support to and healing for Nate Steinsapir, … Continue reading

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Free Tomato and Pumpkin Plants for Kids and Adults Alike 

  TOMATOES AT THE VILLAGE GREEN: Village Green Board President Marge Gold said that on Sunday, April 25, organic tomato plants will be given away free, starting at 10 a.m. on the Green (Sunset at Swarthmore). “These plants, grown from … Continue reading

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Home Builder on Via Is Caught Trying to “Game the System,” City Responds

On March 22, a Circling the News reader sent photos and a note regarding a house under construction at 430 Via de la Paz: “The builder is apparently trying to game the City/Community by building up a flat pad by about … 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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Covid-19 Update in Pacific Palisades

Circling the News received an anonymous letter stating that there were Covid-related deaths/illnesses that were affecting a business in town. They noted that Cal/OSHA and the Los Angeles County Department of Health had been notified. Since the outbreak and reporting … Continue reading

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Councilman Bonin’s Effort to Allow “Housing” for the Homeless at Will Rogers Beach 

On Wednesday, City Councilman Mike Bonin introduced a motion to allow single-occupancy tiny homes and safe camping/parking on the county-owned parking lot at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades. It was seconded by Mark Ridley-Thomas. If the motion is … Continue reading

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Theodore Payne Manager to Speak at Garden Club Zoom Meeting  Next Monday

The Theodore Payne Foundation’s Seed Program Manager Genevieve Arnold will be the guest speaker at the Palisades Garden Club meeting on on Monday, April 5 at p.m. Her topic will be “Local Source: Life Linked to Land, a Coastal Perspective.” Arnold … Continue reading

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