Category Archives: Homelessness

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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City Posts Parking Restrictions along Its Stretch of PCH in Pacific Palisades

Following the beach closures, LAPD Officers Brian Espin and Earl Wright, who were working the beach detail, received complaints from L.A. County Lifeguards about surfers and homeless people parking their cars and RVs along Pacific Coast Highway. These individuals were defying … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Recreation Center Homeless Shelter Proposal- Task Force Response

(Editor’s note: this April 7 letter from the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness was sent to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mike Bonin and L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl about the proposal to house homeless at the Palisades Recreation Center. … Continue reading

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Over 8,700 Residents Sign Petition Urging City Not to House Homeless in Recreation Centers

Circling the News received the following email from Pacific Palisades resident Dr. Rebecca Malamed on April 5: “Hi, I am not sure you are aware, but I wanted to let you know that I started a petition last week. I … Continue reading

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Palisades Rotary Donates $1,800 to Help Task Force on Homelessness; More Donations Are Sought

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) is reaching out to local organizations and individuals for aid that will go to the homeless during this coronavirus crisis. The Rotarians voted via email on March 28 to give $1,800 which … Continue reading

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CTN Tries to Gather Information at Three City Recreation Centers; Escorted Out of One Gym by the LAPD

I gave myself a simple reporting task. The media and residents have been told that sheltering the homeless in about a dozen City of L.A. recreation centers has been a success and the program most likely will be expanded to … Continue reading

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Homeless Were Set to Come to the Palisades Recreation Center: What Happened?

On March 20, Councilman Mike Bonin announced that Mayor Eric Garcetti had ordered the use of 42 city recreation centers to temporarily house people experiencing homelessness. Five of the facilities were on the Westside, including the Palisades Recreation Center (but … Continue reading

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