Category Archives: Homelessness

Support the Ballona Wetlands: Write a Letter

If a resident would like to help save the environmentally-sensitive Ballona Wetlands from garbage and needles, your signature is sought. Residents can help save the El Segundo Blue Butterfly and the Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, which are endangered species living in … Continue reading

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Bonin Moderates Progressive Town Hall Held by Santa Monica Democrats

  By JAMIE PAIGE Westside Current Editor Councilmember Mike Bonin moderated a forum July 27 held by the Santa Monica Democratic Club. The primary message of the night was the “rise of the progressive movement in Los Angeles.” In attendance … Continue reading

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Throwing Mentally Ill in Jail Does Not Stop Homelessness, Nor Help the Individual

(Zach is a composite of four different young men that I have spoken with by the library, the Rec Center – by the ball fields, in front of Gelson’s and along Temescal Canyon Road. All are between 21-30 years old  … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Mentally Ill Homeless

Many times, when there is a mentally ill homeless person living in a public space, residents in frustration ask, “Why can’t the police just take them away?” The answer? There is a law that prohibits police from doing that. But … Continue reading

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LAPD Beach Detail Continues to Patrol Bluffs

The Los Angeles Police Department Beach Detail is essential in keeping homeless fires from burning the bluffs and hillsides in which Pacific Palisades is nestled. In previous years, during the summer, additional police had been assigned to this area to … Continue reading

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LETTERS: Regarding the Library Situation

(Editor’s note: After Circling the News ran two letters from Palisades Library patrons on July 13, two more were received which are below.) We Have Stopped Using the Library: As a young family we love the opportunity (especially in the … Continue reading

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CTN: Fact or B.S.: Rose Avenue is Affordable Housing

Myth Busters B.S. #2 – Rose Avenue One of my son’s favorite television shows growing up was Mythbusters. Each episode focused on popular beliefs, Internet rumors or other myths. The cast would examine each myth and then either confirm or … Continue reading

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Palisades Library Issues Need to be Addressed

(Editor’s note: CTN has now received two letters (below) about problems at the local library. This editor, who used to be an avid user of the branch library, now goes to Collections Antiques and Books on Antioch, run by Jeff … Continue reading

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Redoing VA Building 207 Could Cost Upwards of $24 Million

  By REECE PASCOE Driving on San Vicente past the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA) last year there were at least 40 tents on the sidewalks, and lawlessness was rampant. Two members of the encampment were murdered. Last November, … Continue reading

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Westchester Residents Continue to Feel Effects of Bad Policy

(The June 30 letter was sent to Councilmember Mike Bonin and cc’d to Circling the News and the Westside Current.) Just this week, we have had two more incidents in Westchester Park involving a dangerous homeless man approaching children. A … Continue reading

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