Category Archives: Homelessness

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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Viewpoint: Kilbride Honored: the Palisades Homeless Model Works

I was wrong. I thought about it at 5 a.m. this morning as I participated in the 2022 Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority homeless count. I thought that forming a Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH), funded by local … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Housing and Care Needed for Those Preyed Upon

(Editor’s note: the following January 27, 2022, Viewpoint “Many of Santa Monica’s Homeless Are Armed,” by John Alle was printed in the Santa Monica Daily Press and reprinted on the Culver City Observer. Santa Monica and Culver City are separate … Continue reading

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UCLA Expert: No Magical Answers for Drug/Alcohol Addiction

“Two Powerful Drugs Now Adding to U.S. Overdose Crisis,” reported the Associated Press in a January 27 story. “Emerging reports show that two little-known drugs are making lethal new contributions to America’s drug overdose crisis. “Para-fluorofentanyl and metonitazene are being … Continue reading

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Two Updates Related to Homelessness: Count and Talk on Addiction

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT:   The annual homeless count has been moved from January to Wednesday, February 23, because of the Covid surge. Palisades residents Kim Clary and David Morena, who organize the local count, need verification from people … Continue reading

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Bonin to Put Homeless in Senior Center, a Block from Westminster School

(Editor’s note: this January 17 article – “Bonin Breaches Lawsuit Settlement. Designates Shelter Across from Venice Elementary School” – is reprinted with permission from Westside Current.) It’s a fight that’s all too familiar on the Westside. Concerned parents and neighbors … Continue reading

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Environmentalists and Government Officials Are Needed to Save Ballona Wetlands

Prior to the L.A. County Supervisors meeting on January 11, Lucy Han, a representative of the nonprofit Friends of the Jungle, dropped off 500 letters tp Supervisor Holly Mitchell. The letters pleaded to save the Ballona Wetlands from the illegally … Continue reading

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Westchester Residents Not Consulted about Safe Parking

(Editor’s note: This is part two of a three part series exploring why the City turned a Rec Center parking lot into Safe Parking, taking spaces away from patrons.)  In 2016, the L.A. City Council approved an 18-month pilot program: … Continue reading

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Volunteer for the Annual Homeless Count

(Editor’s note: Volunteers Kim Clary and David Morena, who are organizing the Pacific Palisades Homeless Count, said they are short of volunteers. The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) has decided to do their own recruiting so whoever signed … Continue reading

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