Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

Readers Comment on Councilman Bonin and Mayor Garcetti as We Head into 2021

(Editor’s note: At year’s end, I wanted to be fair to Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Mike Bonin because many of my political-related postings in 2020 were not always complimentary about them. I put out a plea to readers to … Continue reading

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Tree Topples and Causes Power Outage for 648 DWP Customers in West Palisades Area

A large eucalyptus tree on Paseo Miramar fell across a power line and started a transformer fire early this morning, December 21. One resident alerted Circling the News early this morning, “Our power went out around 4:45 a.m. I just … Continue reading

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PLUM Committee Approves Jack-in-the-Box Project; Councilman Bonin Missing in Action

Before the City Land Use and Planning Management meeting on December 3 regarding the Jack-in-the-Box development, Circling the News sent an email to Councilman Mike Bonin. The proposed development for that site, at 17346 Sunset, would be a five-story, 60-ft.-high, … Continue reading

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City Moves Forward with Digital Signs

If you like blinking signs and digital advertisements, you’ll love when the City installs them in the bus shelters at the corner of Carey and Sunset, the corner of Temescal Canyon and Sunset and in front of the high school … Continue reading

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If Scooters Are Improperly Parked, Call 311

 Pacific Palisades residents have noticed a significant increase in the number of dockless Lime and Bird scooters lying on sidewalks the past few months. Teens in the town take advantage of the scooters, driving them about, quite often with a … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Readers: LAPD, Recycling and Emergency Alerts

LAPD STORY: BONIN TO HOST TOWN HALL ON PUBLIC SAFETY NEXT MONDAY In a November 11 Circling the News story (“In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?”), one reader wrote: … Continue reading

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In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?

In July, as the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact the City’s budget outlook, the L.A. City Council voted 12-2 to reduce the police department budget by $150 million. The city council aims to reduce the LAPD workforce to 9,757 officers … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Should the Community Council Become a Neighborhood Council?

In one of my Musings on September 29, (“VIBRANT OR HO-HUM?”), I noted that while researching a story about Councilman David Ryu’s motion seeking to halt construction during the fire season in Very High Fire Severity Zones,   I went to … Continue reading

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Hey, Pacific Palisades, Here’s Some Parking Meter Revenue Money (Just Kidding!)

In 2018, residents were informed by the City that Pacific Palisades, as part of a pilot program, would receive a portion of the town’s parking meter revenue to spend on various street beautification efforts in the business district. The money supposedly was set … Continue reading

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Promised Parking Meter Money from 2018 and 2019 Is Likely Gone, Thanks to City Budget Cuts

Whatever happened to the parking-meter money Pacific Palisades was supposed to receive via a City pilot program? Councilman Mike Bonin promised in December 2018 that upwards of $50,000 was coming our way for beautification projects in the business district. In a … Continue reading

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