Category Archives: Homelessness

LAPD Officer John “Rusty” Redican Offers Thoughts on Homeless

By JOHN REDICAN (Editor’s note: After two different homeless fires in the bluffs of Pacific Palisade came close to wiping out entire sections of the town, a different tactic was used in dealing with the homelessness here. In addition to … Continue reading

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Crime Report and a Letter from a Resident about Our “Small Town”

One resident wrote Circling the News in a February 9 email, “Last night as my husband and I walked along Sunset into town at 7 p.m. to have dinner, we came across a homeless man with no pants on who … Continue reading

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Helping the Mentally Ill Homeless Is a Money Game

Why does society allow people who are obviously mentally ill to live on the streets? These people forage for food, lack adequate sanitation resources and sleep on sidewalks. They often talk to themselves and shout at voices that rack their … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Annual Homeless Count Keeps Reiterating the Dire Need for Overdue Services

  I participated in the 2020 Homeless Count early this past week in Pacific Palisades. I have participated since 2015, the first year it was conducted here. Although the official numbers are generally not released until later this spring, anecdotally it … Continue reading

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 Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to Address Mental Health Issues at Upcoming Meeting

  The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will host a community forum to address “The Demedicalization of Mental Illness: Have Changing Attitudes about Mental Illness Allowed People to Languish on the Streets?” Dr. Joel T. Braslow will discuss the … Continue reading

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