Category Archives: Homelessness

Two Important Dates to Mark on the Calendar

BLOOD DRIVE: “We’re All in This Together” is the theme of this fall’s American Red Cross Blood Drive In cooperation with the ARC, the American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 is hosting two community blood drives. The first will be … Continue reading

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Constituents Say Councilmember Krekorian ‘Lied’ to Recreation and Park Commissioners 

At the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners meeting on August 6, two projects were brought forward that involved housing the homeless on City park property inside pallet structures (some 8′ by 8′ and others 10′ by 10′). The first … Continue reading

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Councilman Mike Bonin Hosts Virtual Town Hall on “Reimagining Public Safety”

Six panelists spent the first hour of Councilman Mike Bonin’s town hall on reimagining public safety explaining how the majority of people in Los Angeles support defunding the police. The panelists at the Zoom meeting were Dr. Melina Abdullah, Professor Michele … Continue reading

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L.A. Rec and Park Commissioners Approve Pallet Housing for Homeless at Two Park Sites

  At a Zoom meeting on August 6, the L.A. Recreation and Park Commissioners voted 5-0 to allow construction of two separate homeless “towns,” constructed of pallets, at two park sites. At the start of the meeting, L.A. Department of Recreation … Continue reading

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SPORTS—Presbyterians Offer a Sock Drive ‘N’ Dunk Fundraiser This Sunday

During Covid-19, finding a “sport” that everyone can participate in safely is absolutely trying. But the Missions Committee of the Palisades Presbyterian Church has come up with a fun activity for the whole community. The Sock Drive ‘N’ Dunk will be … Continue reading

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Homeless News: Encampments Are Cleared and Interested Residents Can Register for Task Force Meeting on Zoom

TASK FORCE ON HOMELESSNESS: The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness is hosting a Zoom webinar from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 27. The meeting is titled “The Homeless Front: Where Are We Now?” And will feature Heidi Marston, … Continue reading

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General Manager Shull Updates Use of City Recreation Centers for Homeless

L.A. Recreation and Parks General Manager Mike Shull provided an update about the city’s use of recreation centers to house the homeless during the Covid-19 crisis. He spoke during a public-accessible Virtual meeting held by the Rec and Park Board … Continue reading

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Palisades Rotarians Donate $1,000 for YMCA’s Shower Kit Drive

Many of the YMCAs in Los Angeles have opened their locker rooms/showers to the homeless during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some, like the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, do not have these facilities but are helping to raise money to purchase supplies for a … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Councilman Bonin Should Advocate Fairness for Everyone If the City Opens Its Beaches

On April 15, Pacific Palisades Community Council Chair David Card and WRAC Chair/PPCC chair emeritus Maryam Zar participated in a Zoom conference with Councilmember Mike Bonin and other CD-11 neighborhood/community councils. Knowing that Mayor Eric Garcetti was going to release … Continue reading

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Hold On: Sheltering Homeless at the Recreation Center Is Not a Done Deal–There’s Nothing in Writing

Sarah Conner, president of the Pacific Palisades Residents Association, shared good news on April 19 that she had heard from L.A. Recreation and Parks Commissioner Joe Halper that “the City will not be opening any more recreation centers to shelter … Continue reading

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