Category Archives: Homelessness

Anti-Camping Ordinance Needs Support

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter/information and is sharing it with residents.) Hello CD11 Neighborhood/Community Councils, Buscaino’s Anti-Camping ballot initiative motion will be voted on 10 a.m., tomorrow, November 23. We need City Council to approve this … Continue reading

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Vehicle Parking in Los Angeles Is Selectively Enforced, Allowing Overnight RV Parking

  During Covid, there were numerous RVs that permanently established themselves in Los Angeles City parks, even though “No Overnight Parking” signs were posted (LAMC 63.44). The lack of enforcement is especially hazardous for residents who want to use local … Continue reading

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Bonin Casts Dissenting Vote on Approving $2 Million to Post Signs for Anti-Camping Enforcement

 (Editor’s note: This story, published on November 2 in the Westside Current, is reprinted with permission.) The Los Angeles City Council today [Tuesday] approved spending $2 million from its homeless services fund for the printing and installation of signage to enforce a … Continue reading

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Councilman Bonin Delays Forcing Action at Ballona Wetlands;  Asks for Feasibility Study

Millions of birds fly along a 7,500-mile migratory route between northern Alaska and the southern tip of South America. Wetlands, including the freshwater Ballona Ecological Reserve in Playa Vista, provide vital resting points. Ballona is in an unique location between salt and … Continue reading

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“New” Meth Could Be Cause of Increased Homelessness, Says Illuminating Article in The Atlantic

Members of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness, have told Circling the News that they have seen a recent increase in homeless people using meth. Methamphetamine is not a new drug – and not new here. In the early 2000s, … Continue reading

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Readers Write Regarding Councilman Mike Bonin

  Circling the News has received several notes from readers regarding the recall petition drive against Councilman Mike Bonin and other actions taken or not taken by the Councilman: RECALL IS A SHAM: One reader wrote: “I would love to … Continue reading

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Villanueva Visits Westchester Park, Bonin Pushes Back On Twitter

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter from a Westchester resident, which was sent to the the Recreation and Parks Commissioners and RAP General Manager Michael Shull on October 22: “I drove by the park yesterday and saw … Continue reading

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Homeless/RV Encampments Continue to Foul and Endanger the Ballona Wetlands

Millions of birds fly along a 7,500-mile migratory route between northern Alaska and the southern tip of South America. Wetlands, including the freshwater Ballona Ecological Reserve in Playa Vista, provide vital resting points during the journey. With their unique location between salt … Continue reading

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Letter: Marina del Rey Public Boat Launch Is a Disaster Evacuation Site

(Editor’s note: L.A. City Administrative Officer Matthew Szabo released an August 10 feasibility study stating that several City beaches and parks – including Will Rogers State Beach — were not good locations for proposed homeless villages. But Councilman Mike Bonin’s proposal … Continue reading

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Shared Housing Works, But the City Doesn’t Use It to House the Homeless

With more than 60,000 homeless people living on the streets and parks of Los Angeles – and residents told that nothing can be done because there’s not enough housing—one option is overlooked: shared housing. The effectiveness of efficiency of this … Continue reading

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