Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

Luxury Housing Provides Apartments for the Homeless

(Editor’s note: Part I of this story ran last night. Tonight, CTN tries to find out how many of the 600 luxury apartments will go to the homeless.) The West Edge, formerly Martin Expo Town Center, formerly Martin Cadillac received … Continue reading

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Bonin Moderates Progressive Town Hall Held by Santa Monica Democrats

  By JAMIE PAIGE Westside Current Editor Councilmember Mike Bonin moderated a forum July 27 held by the Santa Monica Democratic Club. The primary message of the night was the “rise of the progressive movement in Los Angeles.” In attendance … Continue reading

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311 Will Work: Here Are Some Tips

A reader wrote that they had called 311 because a large truck parked on Palisades Drive was blocking the view for people pulling out of a driveway. Initially, the reader tried the landline, and was directed to a Santa Monica … Continue reading

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CTN: Fact or B.S.: Rose Avenue is Affordable Housing

Myth Busters B.S. #2 – Rose Avenue One of my son’s favorite television shows growing up was Mythbusters. Each episode focused on popular beliefs, Internet rumors or other myths. The cast would examine each myth and then either confirm or … Continue reading

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The Legality of Using City Email List Questioned

(Editor’s Note: This CTN editor has four emails. One is personal, one is with Circling the News, but two are from prior newspaper jobs from about 2003 to 2017. The emails are not used, but kept for contacts. Prior to … Continue reading

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Westchester Residents Continue to Feel Effects of Bad Policy

(The June 30 letter was sent to Councilmember Mike Bonin and cc’d to Circling the News and the Westside Current.) Just this week, we have had two more incidents in Westchester Park involving a dangerous homeless man approaching children. A … Continue reading

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Discretionary Funding: Transparency Sought: Bonin Uses His for Homeless

(Editor’s note: The Pacific Palisades Community Council asked Councilman Mike Bonin to use discretionary funding to keep the “Beach Patrol” intact.  The patrol is LAPD officers that work with the nonprofit, all-volunteer Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to prevent … Continue reading

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Community Council Asks Councilman Mike Bonin for Additional Police

The Pacific Palisades Community Council passed a motion at its June 9 meeting to approve a letter asking Councilman Mike Bonin to use discretionary funds to allow for additional police officers to the Palisades Beach Detail this summer. The entire … Continue reading

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Buscaino Asks City to Pass Motion to Ban Camping at Libraries

Pacific Palisades residents will be happy to hear about a new motion (LAMC 41-.18 and 56.11) submitted by Councilmember Joe Bucaino on June 3 that would prohibit lying, sleeping and storing personal property within 500 feet of a library. A … Continue reading

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Letter—Could Prop K Pay for a New Playground?

A March 13 story “New Playground Desperately Needed at Palisades Recreation Center,” elicited a letter from a long-time Pacific Palisades resident Barbara Kohn, who wrote: Residents should check with the City as to the amount of Prop K Funds that … Continue reading

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