Category Archives: Homelessness

Additional Sales Tax Proposed to Aid Homeless

If all it takes to end homelessness in Los Angeles County is to raise taxes, the California State Legislature is working on it. ASSEMBLY BILL 1679 Assembly Bill 1679 would allow L.A. County to further exceed the cap on local … Continue reading

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The Mounting Toll of Those Dying on the Streets

(Editor’s note: the people and the names of those people who are dying on the streets should be remembered. The County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner lists the case numbers, the names, the individual’s date of birth and the place … Continue reading

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Homeless, Brush, and Lachman Lane Questioned

The public safety fair, co-sponsored by Councilmember Traci Park and the Brentwood and Pacific Palisades Community Council on June 10 in Simon Meadow was rich with information, but meager with attendees. The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness was among … Continue reading

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Venice Ramada Project Remains Vacant and Won’t House Anyone Until December 2024

By ANGELA MCGREGOR (Editor’s note: The following story appeared in a June 15 edition of the Westside Current and is reprinted with permission. CTN printed a story “Sexual Predator Moved into Venice Neighborhood” in August 2022. There were unanswered questions … Continue reading

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Homeless Man Exposing Himself on Via

  A resident wrote to Circling the News with a query about what to do in an incident that occurred on June 12 around 11 a.m. at Flour (formerly Estate Coffee) on Via de la Paz.  The eatery is located … Continue reading

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Viewpoint—Slavery Is Alive and Well and Supported by Local Government

The site, Anti-Slavery defines modern slavery as when “an individual is exploited by others for personal or commercial gain. Whether tricked, coerced, or forced, they lose their freedom.” People, who are addicted to drugs/alcohol have lost control of their lives … Continue reading

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Homeless Task Force Highlighted by Traci Park

Councilwoman Traci Park highlights a group, a nonprofit or business weekly in her newsletter. This week she selected the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. She wrote: “We are honoring the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) as this … Continue reading

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Sharon Browning and Sharon Kilbride Honored with ‘Pioneer Woman’ Award

Sharon Browning and Sharon Kilbride were honored by Councilwoman Traci Park as the “Pioneer Woman” of Council District 11 in a special ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall. This prestigious award celebrates women who have significantly impacted their community. This … Continue reading

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LAPD Task Force Scours Hillsides and Canyons May 18

A successful undertaking to keep the Pacific Palisades safe from fire began at 7 a.m. on May 18 under cloudy skies. After a two-hour sweep of the canyons and hillsides surrounding the area, no active homeless camps were found, and … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to Restructure

Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) will restructure. The nonprofit will phase out all fiscal operations by June 1, community forums and outreach engagements by December 31, 2023. The remaining donated funds will go to The People Concern who will manage … Continue reading

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