Category Archives: Homelessness

The Palisades Dentist Assist Homeless Task Force

Dr. Cerisa Moncayo and assistant Sarai Cornejo from The Palisades Dentists joined the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homeless on September 27 in the Vons grocery store parking lot. Moncayo and Cornejo worked with the PPTFFH outreach team to offer … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness Continues to Patrol

The volunteer response team of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness spent a busy morning along Temescal Canyon Road on August 23. There is no camping in that area, which is a very high fire severity zone, and signs … Continue reading

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Encampment in Brentwood Grows, Bringing Safety Concerns

The question to be answered is, does one L.A. resident have more rights than another? If there are two UCLA graduate students sharing an apartment on Bringham Street, which is across from the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in Brentwood, should they … Continue reading

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Supervisor Horvath Addresses Harm Reduction and the $15 Million Returned

At the Democratic Club “garden party” fundraiser at a private residence in the Riviera section of the Pacific Palisades on August 6, each of the five public officials in attendance made brief remarks, before taking questions from the audience. L.A. … Continue reading

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Behind the Post: The LA Times Propagandizes on Behalf of Bonin’s Favorite Developer

(Editor’s note: The story first ran on the Westside Current on August 7 and is reprinted with permission.) By ANGELA MCGREGOR The L.A. Times ran a July 30 editorial (“Are L.A. leaders trying to sabotage homeless housing in Venice?”) that suggests … Continue reading

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Ballona Cleared: Damage Could be Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

The RVs were mostly gone from the strip of land along Jefferson Boulevard in Playa del Rey that borders the Ballona Wetlands. This is an environmentally sensitive area that serves as a migratory bird stop for the millions of birds … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Taking Care of the Homeless in Simple Terms

Los Angeles residents have been told over and over the reason for the more than 75,000 homeless on the streets of this county is because there is not enough affordable housing. . . .and more money is needed. When officials … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Optimists Help Kids in Foster

Pacific Palisades Optimist Club members aid kids who are aging out of foster care. An L.A. Times 2019 Opinion piece (“Is L.A. County’s Foster System Raising the Next Generation of Homeless People?”) said “L.A. County officials have long known that … Continue reading

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Additional Sales Tax Proposed to Aid Homeless

If all it takes to end homelessness in Los Angeles County is to raise taxes, the California State Legislature is working on it. ASSEMBLY BILL 1679 Assembly Bill 1679 would allow L.A. County to further exceed the cap on local … Continue reading

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The Mounting Toll of Those Dying on the Streets

(Editor’s note: the people and the names of those people who are dying on the streets should be remembered. The County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner lists the case numbers, the names, the individual’s date of birth and the place … Continue reading

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