Category Archives: General

Venice Residents Criticize Pacific Palisades People for Opposing City’s Homeless Plan

(Editor’s note: After posting letters titled “Resident Asks City Not to House Homeless in Rec Centers” and “Update: Local Organizations Challenge City’s Plan to House Homeless at the Palisades Recreation Center,” Circling the News received 10 angry comments. Most accused … Continue reading

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Gelson’s Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

(Editor’s note: I received the following email around 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 27. I have contacted the store to see if they can provide more information about the employee and how they may have interacted with community members—once I receive … Continue reading

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Treasuring Nature on a Neighborhood Walk

Story and photos: By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor “No place to run, no place to hide,” so the song goes. In real time, our task is to use our imaginations to stimulate our minds and soothe our nerves … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness Updates

(Editor’s note: The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness asked if Circling the News could post the following update.) As our city responds to the spread of coronavirus, PPTFH is providing this bulletin to our volunteers, supporters and community to … Continue reading

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Rita Moreno’s TV Series ‘One Day at a Time’ Returns

  By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News At age 88, former Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayor Rita Moreno is as busy as ever. Her TV series “One Day at a Time” is returning. And she has a featured role … Continue reading

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PaliHi STF Students Display Their Human Rights Campaigns, from Climate Change to Homeless Youth

“They are learning about their rights and the rights of children,” said Angelica Pereyra, a Palisades High art teacher and human rights advisor. “In doing so, they are polishing their advocacy skills.” Pereyra was touting the 30 members of PaliHi’s … Continue reading

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LETTER: Pacific Palisades Community Council Asks for Rec Center Homeless Plan

(Editor’s note: On March 20, Councilman Mike Bonin announced via email to residents that the Palisades Recreation Center would be used to house homeless during the coronavirus crisis. Circling the News reported on that news as well as raising questions … Continue reading

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Common Ground Meeting Focuses on Drug-Related Issues and Coronavirus Threat to Homeless 

By LAUREL BUSBY CTN Contributor Many issues, ranging from needle safety to the coronavirus, were considered at a presentation by Common Ground on March 11 at lifeguard headquarters on PCH (across from Potrero Canyon). Carol Newark, a prevention advocate at Venice Family Clinic’s … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: The Homeless, the Coronavirus and City Response

Three things happened at about the same time this past week: 1) my adult daughter, who drives by the 405 underpass at Venice, sent a photo of porta-potty hand-washing station for the homeless that the City had placed at the … Continue reading

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Phase I Begins for the Controversial Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project

By MARISSA PIANKO Circling the News Contributor Almost 20 years after California State Parks purchased the 1,659-acre property at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon Road, Phase 1 of the Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project has begun. Impassioned … Continue reading

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