Category Archives: Homelessness

Westchester Park Is Again under Siege as Transients Keep Setting Up Tents 

  A Westchester resident wrote Circling the News on August 31, “Just when we thought we could breathe a sigh of relief, we were pulled in again.” According to the resident, a Tuff Shed (small storage structure) was delivered to … Continue reading

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Uptick in Homeless in Pacific Palisades; Transients Return to Venice; New Ballona Fire

  A resident sent a video and photo of a homeless person camping in Los Leones Canyon on August 30 to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. This kind of camping is forbidden because this state parkland is in … Continue reading

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Rules for Storage Bins Used to Store Homeless Possessions

  There were 2,550 storage bins at Skid Row, according to a City News Service story in February 2020. And now there are 78 bins on two semi-flatbed trucks at the parking lot at Rose and the Venice Beach Boardwalk. … Continue reading

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Fire at Chautauqua Extinguished; Transient Arrested

A fire was set near a “Restricted Entry” Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone at the corner of Chautauqua and PCH this morning around 9:45 a.m. According to people on the scene, L.A. County Sheriffs were on their way to … Continue reading

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Venice Beach Camper Count Ticks Up as Nightime Enforcement Ends

Circling the News joined Venice Stakeholders Association leader Mark Ryavec at 6 a.m. on August 21 for a walk at Venice Beach, from north Venice Avenue to Rose Avenue. He weekly walks the route to track the homeless population. That … Continue reading

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Ballona Ecological System Is Becoming Overwhelmed with RV Garbage and Human Waste

The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, located in Playa Vista, is an approximately 600-acre protected area owned by the State of California and managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Now it is in the process of being destroyed by … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Versions: Councilman Mike Bonin and the Venice Stakeholders Association

According to the August 5 L.A. Times Editorial (“Homeless People on Venice Beach Got Interim Housing. Can’t This Happen All Over the City?”): “Over the course of six weeks, service providers aided by local officials moved 211 homeless people who … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey Leader Issues Statement Opposing Homeless Shelters at Busy Parking Lot

(Editor’s note: Responding to Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas’ motion to place the homeless at Will Rogers and Dockweiler Beaches, Westchester and Mar Vista Parks, the L.A. Westside Municipal Building, LAX, Marina del Rey Boat Ramp, Dockweiler RV Park … Continue reading

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A Local Victory: City Beaches and Parks Are Not Feasible to House Homeless

The City of L.A.’s Chief Administrative Officer recommended on Tuesday that the city not pursue tiny homes or safe camping sites at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, or at a … Continue reading

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Homeless Woman in Venice Files Suit Against Nearby Neighbors

(Editor’s note: This is an August 10 Westside Current story that may be of interest to Pacific Palisades residents, who would like homeless people living in vehicles to be moved from his/her street. It is reprinted with permission.)   A … Continue reading

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