Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

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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Lack of LAPD Personnel Makes Traffic Enforcement Iffy

  In February 27 Musings, Circling the News reported that Mike Bonin had announced that the City Council was making the city safer for pedestrians by lowering the speed limits on certain roads, including stretches on Palisades Drive. While it’s … Continue reading

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Bonin Proposes Shelters as a “Matter of Right”

Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilmembers Nithya Raman and Marqueece Harris Dawson on February 9, introduced a motion in the Homelessness and Poverty Committee, that has now gone to the Planning and Land Use Committee in increase housing for the homeless. … Continue reading

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Street Repaving Requested for La Cruz – and Other Palisades Streets

A 1953 water pipe ruptured on La Cruz on February 2. A portion of the street needed to be repaved after the repair was made. The street was already in bad shape with alligator cracking and ruts. (Alligator or fatigue … Continue reading

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L.A. County Sheriff Responds to Plea from Residents/Nonprofits

After nearly a year of watching the Ballona Wetlands destroyed by the people living in illegally parked RV’s, who dumped garbage into the water, broke fences, used the area as an outdoor toilet and did drugs unimpeded, residents and nonprofits … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Against Neighbors of RV Parked Outside Venice Elementary School Dismissed

(Editor’s note: This story, written by Westside Current Editor Jamie Paige, was published in partnership with Circling the News.)  By JAMIE PAIGE A lawsuit filed against residents who live near an RV that has been parked outside an elementary school … Continue reading

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West Bureau Crime Statistics for 2021 vs. 2020

(Editor’s Note: West Los Angeles Captain Jonathon Tom sent the following January 8 letter to the community.) As the Captain and Commanding Officer of West Los Angeles Area (WLA), I have been fortunate to work with and develop relationships with … Continue reading

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Chris Spitz Received PPCC’s Citizen of the Year Award

The Community Council proclaimed Chris Spitz as 2021 Citizen of the Year for leading the intense campaign to stop a plan to create a homeless village at Will Rogers State Beach. The attorney and longtime PPCC board member was honored … Continue reading

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Vehicle Parking in Los Angeles Is Selectively Enforced, Allowing Overnight RV Parking

  During Covid, there were numerous RVs that permanently established themselves in Los Angeles City parks, even though “No Overnight Parking” signs were posted (LAMC 63.44). The lack of enforcement is especially hazardous for residents who want to use local … Continue reading

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Brentwood Beat: Why I Signed the Recall Bonin Petition

(Editor’s note: The following viewpoint is reprinted by permission from Jeff Hall.) By JEFF HALL Founding Publisher Brentwood News As stated in the last issue of the Brentwood News, my thoughts on what’s going on in CD11 represent my personal opinions, … Continue reading

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