Category Archives: Homelessness

Hillside Task Force Examines Restricted Areas

A surfer drove by the Will Rogers County Beach Headquarters around 9:30 a.m. on May 18. There were numerous police cars and a community sub-station set up. He asked LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom what was going on. “We’re looking in … Continue reading

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Mike Bonin’s Motion to Put Shelters in Residential Areas, Passes

The Pacific Palisades Community Council sent a February letter the City Council Homelessness and Poverty Committee, opposing motion 22-0158, which would allow homeless shelters to be constructed in residential areas, “without regard to otherwise applicable zoning restrictions, location or consideration … Continue reading

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Almost Half of $5M Venice Boardwalk ‘Encampment to Home’ Funding Used for Staffing, Operations

BY JAMIE PAIGE – WESTSIDE CURRENT EDITOR A draft budget of the $5 million in expenditures for the Venice Boardwalk Encampment to Home program conducted in 2021 shows that almost half of the money went to Saint Joseph’s Center (SJC) … Continue reading

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Sharon Kilbride/Bruce Schwartz Undertake Massive Cleanup

It sounded like it would be a simple task. Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness co-president Sharon Kilbride and a member of the volunteer response team, Bruce Schwartz, invited this Circling the News editor to join them in cleaning out … Continue reading

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Michael Edlen Donates $10,500 to Task Force on Homelessness

Michael Edlen, one of the most philanthropic Pacific Palisades residents, just gave a check for $10,500 to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH). PPTFH volunteer Nancy Klopper wrote in an email to CTN that “Michael represents more than buyers and … Continue reading

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Malibu Seeks to Shelter Homeless Population Outside Malibu

(Editor’s note: this story, by Clara Harter, was originally printed March 29 in the Santa Monica Daily Press and is reprinted with permission.) Malibu, like the rest of Los Angeles County, has seen an uptick in its homeless population, but … Continue reading

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Homeless Woman Attacks Visitor with Vile Substance along RV Row in the Ballona Wetlands 

An oversized porta-potty, paid for by Councilman Mike Bonin, has been placed adjacent to the environmentally sensitive Ballona Wetlands for those living in a long line of illegally parked RVs on Jefferson Boulevard. A woman who lives in one of … Continue reading

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Marshall Ingwerson to Address Task Force on Reducing Homelessness

Marshall Ingwerson, a journalist, former editor-in-chief of the Christian Science Monitor and founder of the “What Works Initiative” a project to spread public awareness on issues of public concern, will speak at the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness community Zoom meeting … Continue reading

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More Money Sought from the “Rich” for Homeless

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released a February 23 report “HHH Homeless Housing Tops $830K Per Unit, Urges City to Learn from Mistakes.” If the City has trouble learning from its mistakes, voters can’t be far behind. A proposed … Continue reading

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Bonin Proposes Shelters as a “Matter of Right”

Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilmembers Nithya Raman and Marqueece Harris Dawson on February 9, introduced a motion in the Homelessness and Poverty Committee, that has now gone to the Planning and Land Use Committee in increase housing for the homeless. … Continue reading

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