Category Archives: Homelessness

LAPD’s “Rusty” Redican Back on Beach Patrol; Offers Assistance to Transient

After reporting on an early morning fire in Temescal Gateway Park on November 1, which Station 69 Firefighters rapidly put out, LAFD Captain Robert Bates expressed concern about the homeless that are living here in the very high fire severity … Continue reading

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Mentally Ill Living on the Streets – What to Do

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will host an online Zoom community meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 16, with featured speaker LaTina Jackson. Jackson, deputy director at the L.A. County Department of Mental Health, will speak on … Continue reading

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LAPD Beach Detail in Jeopardy: Letter Sent to Mayor, Councilman

Charred Material Found in Three Abandoned Homeless Camps Circling the News received the following report this morning, October 27, from the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness: “We accompanied our beach detail this morning and found three abandoned camps in … Continue reading

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Rumor of Bonin Moving: Beach Patrol Threatened

Circling the News wrote in October 23 Musings: COUNCILMAN MIKE BONIN MOVING TO PACIFIC PALISADES? Yesterday a reader asked if I heard that Councilman Mike Bonin was moving to Pacific Palisades. I had not heard that, but it makes perfect … Continue reading

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PCH Task Force Addresses Potrero Canyon Park, RV Parking and Street Racing

The Pacific Coast Highway Task Force held its quarterly meeting Wednesday on Zoom, with State Senators Ben Allen and Henry Stern and Assemblyman Richard Bloom in attendance. “It is important to cut across jurisdictional issues on PCH regarding accidents, evacuation … Continue reading

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OPINION: The City Needs to Tackle More Than Housing When It Comes to Addressing the Homeless Crisis  

    The homeless encampments that surround Gold’s Gym in Venice, are stacked under the 405 Freeway on Venice Boulevard and even the “town”  on Skid Row are the results of choices made by our elected officials, including Councilman Mike … Continue reading

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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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