Category Archives: Homelessness

Community Council Sends Letter to Judge Carter

The Pacific Palisades Community Council has sent a letter to Judge David Carter, responding to his April 20 injunction that would require the City and County to undertake much more action to address the homeless crisis. Specifically, the City must … Continue reading

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Family Dog Dies in Cluhouse Avenue Fire: Arson Suspected

(Editor’s note: The following story is reprinted with permission by the Venice Current. It ran on April 21, 2021.) VENICE- “It was yelping so loud–the sound isn’t the usual dog sound–it was suffering. It was suffering.” A woman who lives … Continue reading

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Community Council Decries Bonin’s “Lack of Transparency” in Will Rogers Beach Housing Plan

In an April 19 letter to Mayor Garcetti, Councilman Mike Bonin and City Council President Nury Martinez, in reference to putting homeless in little homes on Will Rogers State Beach, the Pacific Palisades Community Council Executive Committee wrote: “Councilmember Bonin … Continue reading

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Court Document Lists Will Rogers Beach as Housing Alternative

Case No. CV 20-02291, filed on April 15 by Scott Marcus, the Senior Assistant City Attorney Counsel for the City of Los Angeles, in the United States District Court – Central District of California, lists Councilman Mike Bonin’s proposal to … Continue reading

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Another Homeless Fire at Venice Avenue under the 405

  This is the second major homeless fire on Venice Avenue, under the 405, in two months. A reader wonders about the cost: How many LAFD and LAPD resources are responding to homeless health emergencies and fires at encampments and … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Officer Redican Offers His Perspective on Homeless at the Beach

(Editor’s note: LAPD Officer John “Rusty” Redican has worked with the Pacific Palisades Beach Patrol, the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness and with various homeless individuials since 2016. He shared the following thoughts about Councilman Mike Bonin’s motion to … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Homeless at Will Rogers, the PPCC meeting and the Elephant in the Room

  By NINA MADOK Special to Circling the News After participating in the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting on April 8 and listening to the comments of concerned citizens and council members alike opposed to Councilman Bonin’s motion to house … Continue reading

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Bonin’s Homeless Plan Faces Withering Opposition at the Pacific Palisades Community Council Meeting 

“The Chamber of Commerce is opposing this motion,” said Fay Vahdani, the Chamber’s representative on the Pacific Palisades Community Council. “We’ve seen what has happened in Brentwood and Venice and it has destroyed those communities.” Lasting nearly two hours, last … Continue reading

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Westchester’s Neighborhood Council Hears Bonin’s Homeless Plan

(Editor’s note: The following story “Residents Speak Passionately About Bonin’s ‘Plan to End Homelessness’ at Westchester NC Meeting” appeared in an April 7 issue of Venice Current and is reprinted with permission. Visit: Venicecurrent.com) More than 450 residents were on … Continue reading

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Homeless Fire Destroys Five Acres of Ballona Wetlands

(Editor’s note: the story “LAFD: Homeless Encampment Likely Case of Fire at Ballona Wetlands” ran in Venice Current on on April 7. It is reprinted with permission. Visit: venicecurrent.com.) A fire that destroyed five acres of wetlands in Playa del … Continue reading

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