Category Archives: Homelessness

UPDATES: Homeless-Related Issues – Camping in Fire Zones, Receiving Medical Aid and Tapping Electricity 

Illegal Activities in Fire Zones Transients in high fire severity zones started two homeless-related fires, one a “warming” and the second an act of revenge that threatened the hillsides and homes above Pacific Coast Highway. The Pacific Palisades Task Force … Continue reading

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Task Force Addresses the Enduring Challenge: Drug Use and the Homeless

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness tackled drug use among the homeless with the topic “Street Drugs and Homelessness: A Devastating Combination,” at its January 25 community meeting on Zoom. The PPTFH provides a community service by holding periodic … Continue reading

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PPTFH Community Meeting on January 25: Street Drugs and Homelessness

“Street Drugs and Homelessness” will be the topic when the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness hosts a community meeting on Zoom next Monday, January 25. The meeting will address reports that there has been an increasing number of homeless individuals … Continue reading

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January Homeless Count Is Cancelled in Los Angeles County Because of the Pandemic

  Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) Board member Kim Clary attended a December 4 virtual meeting of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission to discuss the January 2021 Point in Time Homeless Count. The count has … Continue reading

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Teenager Seeks Donations for Chase’s Care Club 

Palisades High School junior Chase Hill has started a donation drive for the homeless in this community by forming Chase’s Care Club. He knows there’s a great need right now, with the colder weather, and that winter shelters will not … Continue reading

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LAPD’s “Rusty” Redican Back on Beach Patrol; Offers Assistance to Transient

After reporting on an early morning fire in Temescal Gateway Park on November 1, which Station 69 Firefighters rapidly put out, LAFD Captain Robert Bates expressed concern about the homeless that are living here in the very high fire severity … Continue reading

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Mentally Ill Living on the Streets – What to Do

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will host an online Zoom community meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 16, with featured speaker LaTina Jackson. Jackson, deputy director at the L.A. County Department of Mental Health, will speak on … Continue reading

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LAPD Beach Detail in Jeopardy: Letter Sent to Mayor, Councilman

Charred Material Found in Three Abandoned Homeless Camps Circling the News received the following report this morning, October 27, from the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness: “We accompanied our beach detail this morning and found three abandoned camps in … Continue reading

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Rumor of Bonin Moving: Beach Patrol Threatened

Circling the News wrote in October 23 Musings: COUNCILMAN MIKE BONIN MOVING TO PACIFIC PALISADES? Yesterday a reader asked if I heard that Councilman Mike Bonin was moving to Pacific Palisades. I had not heard that, but it makes perfect … Continue reading

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PCH Task Force Addresses Potrero Canyon Park, RV Parking and Street Racing

The Pacific Coast Highway Task Force held its quarterly meeting Wednesday on Zoom, with State Senators Ben Allen and Henry Stern and Assemblyman Richard Bloom in attendance. “It is important to cut across jurisdictional issues on PCH regarding accidents, evacuation … Continue reading

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