Category Archives: Homelessness

Two Updates Related to Homelessness: Count and Talk on Addiction

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT:   The annual homeless count has been moved from January to Wednesday, February 23, because of the Covid surge. Palisades residents Kim Clary and David Morena, who organize the local count, need verification from people … Continue reading

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Bonin to Put Homeless in Senior Center, a Block from Westminster School

(Editor’s note: this January 17 article – “Bonin Breaches Lawsuit Settlement. Designates Shelter Across from Venice Elementary School” – is reprinted with permission from Westside Current.) It’s a fight that’s all too familiar on the Westside. Concerned parents and neighbors … Continue reading

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Environmentalists and Government Officials Are Needed to Save Ballona Wetlands

Prior to the L.A. County Supervisors meeting on January 11, Lucy Han, a representative of the nonprofit Friends of the Jungle, dropped off 500 letters tp Supervisor Holly Mitchell. The letters pleaded to save the Ballona Wetlands from the illegally … Continue reading

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Westchester Residents Not Consulted about Safe Parking

(Editor’s note: This is part two of a three part series exploring why the City turned a Rec Center parking lot into Safe Parking, taking spaces away from patrons.)  In 2016, the L.A. City Council approved an 18-month pilot program: … Continue reading

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Volunteer for the Annual Homeless Count

(Editor’s note: Volunteers Kim Clary and David Morena, who are organizing the Pacific Palisades Homeless Count, said they are short of volunteers. The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) has decided to do their own recruiting so whoever signed … Continue reading

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Winter Homeless Shelters Are Needed to Aid People Living Outside  

During the heavy rains and cold temperatures that produced more than 5 inches of rain in Pacific Palisades last Wednesday and Thursday, those living outside fought for survival. On December 31, a man was saved on Will Rogers beach, near lifeguard … Continue reading

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The Challenging, Heartbreaking Story of One Homeless Woman in Our Midst 

“I feel badly about the situation,” the woman’s sister told neighbors during a Zoom call arranged by Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin on Wednesday. “We’ve tried to help her. We can’t get her to take help. We don’t know … Continue reading

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Another Day at the Illegal RV Encampment on Jefferson

There were screams and then a woman was sobbing, saying, “He took my dog. He took my dog.” The woman said the man came into her van, hit her and hit her friend – another woman, threatened them with a gun … Continue reading

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Venice RV Dweller Paints Mural of Mike Bonin on Side of Camper

(Editor’s note: The December 15 story is reprinted by permission of Westside Current. Circling the News had asked CD 11 Candidate Allison Polhill about the camper by Westminister Elementary School in early November when she was working for LAUSD under … Continue reading

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Anti-Camping Ordinance Needs Support

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter/information and is sharing it with residents.) Hello CD11 Neighborhood/Community Councils, Buscaino’s Anti-Camping ballot initiative motion will be voted on 10 a.m., tomorrow, November 23. We need City Council to approve this … Continue reading

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