Category Archives: Community

Sidewalks Are Public Walkways

A young man gathering signatures for the “Recall Bonin” petition was accosted by Caruso security on the sidewalk along Sunset, near Erewhon, on August 24. Two readers contacted Circling the News and said that “Caruso’s employees are claiming that the sidewalk … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Versions: Councilman Mike Bonin and the Venice Stakeholders Association

According to the August 5 L.A. Times Editorial (“Homeless People on Venice Beach Got Interim Housing. Can’t This Happen All Over the City?”): “Over the course of six weeks, service providers aided by local officials moved 211 homeless people who … Continue reading

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Fencing Plans for George Wolfberg Park at Potrero

The 46-acre George Wolfberg Park in Potrero Canyon is currently undergoing landscaping, which is scheduled to be completed in early 2022. State legislators have approved funding ($11 million) to build a pedestrian bridge that connects the park with Will Rogers … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey Leader Issues Statement Opposing Homeless Shelters at Busy Parking Lot

(Editor’s note: Responding to Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas’ motion to place the homeless at Will Rogers and Dockweiler Beaches, Westchester and Mar Vista Parks, the L.A. Westside Municipal Building, LAX, Marina del Rey Boat Ramp, Dockweiler RV Park … Continue reading

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Evelyn Smith Leaves $343,000 Bequests to Two Local Groups

(Editor’s note: A long-time Via de la Paz resident, Evelyn Smith, has bequeathed   $343,000 to Theatre Palisades as well as the Friends of the Palisades Library. She also donated a similar amount to several other nonprofit groups outside of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Rotary Club Topic: “History of Water in L.A.” 

Jack Feldman, a member of the executive board of Water and Power Associates, an organization dedicated to educating the public, politicians and media on water and energy issues affecting Southern California, will be the speaker for Palisades Rotary on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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A Local Victory: City Beaches and Parks Are Not Feasible to House Homeless

The City of L.A.’s Chief Administrative Officer recommended on Tuesday that the city not pursue tiny homes or safe camping sites at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, or at a … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Beach a Valuable Resource for All Angelinos

(Editor’s note: On May 26 Councilman Mike Bonin co-proposed using parking lots at two popular beaches — Will Rogers State Beach and Dockweiler — a parking lot at the Marina del Rey Boat Ramps and two Recreation Centers to house … Continue reading

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PaliHi’s Julia Abbott Places Second in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Palisades High School senior Julia Abbott placed second in the 2021 Optimist International Oratorical World Championships that was streamed live on July 23, earning $10,000 in scholarship money. The Brentwood resident spoke on the theme “Healing the World with Optimism,” … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Billionaire Purchases $83 Million Riviera Home from Palisades Developer 

Spec developer and Palisades architect Ardie Tavangarian has sold a 20,000 sq.-ft, six-bedroom mansion with 18 bathrooms on one acre in the upper Riviera section of Pacific Palisades for $83 million. The only pricier sale this year in California was … Continue reading

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