Category Archives: Homelessness

Prop. ULA: Red Herring for Helping the Homeless

The way to get the homeless of the streets is to tax the rich, according to Los Angles Proposition ULA, which voters approved on November 8. Many did not read the proposition closely and instead voted for the sentiment. People … Continue reading

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City Council Set to Vote on Venice Bridge Home Lease Extension

(Editor’s note: This story appeared in the Westside Current on November 8 and is published with permission. The story should resonate with residents of the Westside, including Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Venice, Westchester, Playa and Marina del Rey because the City … Continue reading

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Volunteer Treasurer Sought for Homeless Task Force

  PPTFH in Need of a Treasurer The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) has recently learned that its highly valued treasurer, who has served very effectively for the past three years, will leave that position effective November 30, … Continue reading

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Two Homeless Men Arrested for a Shooting at a 7-11 in Santa Monica

On October 29, 2022, at 9:35 p.m., Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the 7-11 located at 1865 Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica. Upon arrival, officers found the glass from one of the front doors shattered along … Continue reading

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Kilbride Addresses Homeless Count in Pacific Palisades

Co-president of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness Sharon Kilbride spoke to the Palisades Rotary Club on Tuesday and detailed the number of homeless that the nonprofit volunteer group had counted during the annual Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Adversaries Unite in Support for Park

  By ALIX GUCOVSKY and BARRY CASSILLY (Circling the News has tried to remain impartial in the upcoming election and on the ballot measures, presenting readers with information, so they can make their own decisions. This column appeared October 14 … Continue reading

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Shantytowns/Hoovervilles Were Homeless Encampments

By REECE PASCOE A pregnant woman has just given birth, but she knows the baby is dead it stopped kicking days ago. Malnourished kids play with their ribs showing though their shirts. Fathers/husbands are out looking for a job, any … Continue reading

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Unhoused Not Allowed to Block Roosevelt Tunnel

Co-president of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH), Sharon Kilbride, was tipped off that the Roosevelt Tunnel, one of the few ways for pedestrians to safely cross Pacific Coast Highway to reach the beach from West Channel Road … Continue reading

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LAHSA’s Homeless Numbers Questioned by Several Sources

(Editor’s note: In February, the Westside Current published an article about a discrepancy in the LAHSA 2020 homeless count. The article, Venice Group’s Data Indicates LAHSA’S Homeless Count May Be Wildly Inaccurate, highlighted a difference between a Venice group’s homeless numbers … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: What Goes on Behind Closed Doors Needs to be Aired

Westchester residents have been fighting to get the park back for children and seniors. In a misguided attempt to help, L.A. City officials allowed the homeless to live in tents around the periphery of the park. Then later, those same … Continue reading

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