Category Archives: Pacific Palisades Community Council

Community Council Decries Bonin’s “Lack of Transparency” in Will Rogers Beach Housing Plan

In an April 19 letter to Mayor Garcetti, Councilman Mike Bonin and City Council President Nury Martinez, in reference to putting homeless in little homes on Will Rogers State Beach, the Pacific Palisades Community Council Executive Committee wrote: “Councilmember Bonin … Continue reading

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City, Annoyed by “Pesky” Appeals to Planning, Seeks to Hike Filing Fees

The L.A. City Administrative Office (CAO) is proposing an 18,000 percent increase in the cost of filing an appeal to the City Zoning Administrator from the current $89 to $16,097. The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Homeless at Will Rogers, the PPCC meeting and the Elephant in the Room

  By NINA MADOK Special to Circling the News After participating in the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting on April 8 and listening to the comments of concerned citizens and council members alike opposed to Councilman Bonin’s motion to house … Continue reading

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Bonin’s Homeless Plan Faces Withering Opposition at the Pacific Palisades Community Council Meeting 

“The Chamber of Commerce is opposing this motion,” said Fay Vahdani, the Chamber’s representative on the Pacific Palisades Community Council. “We’ve seen what has happened in Brentwood and Venice and it has destroyed those communities.” Lasting nearly two hours, last … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: UNDERDOG Will Save the Day

Whenever Sweet Polly Purebreds (aka Palisades residents) are being victimized by developers, L.A. City Planning, the Planning and Land Use Committee and L.A. City Council, we sing “Oh where or where has my UNDERDOG [Mike Bonin] gone, oh, where oh … Continue reading

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PLUM Committee to Re-Hear Controversial Project at Former Jack-in-the-Box Location

The L.A. City Planning and Land Use Committee will rehear plans for a controversial project to be built at the former Jack-in-the-Box site (17346 Sunset Blvd.) at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 in a virtual meeting. At the prior … Continue reading

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Ugly Behavior at the Palisades Farmers Market

Early this morning, two elderly women set up a table for the Republicans at the Palisades Farmers Market on the corner of Antioch and Swarthmore. When Circling the News walked by, a middle-age white male was shouting at them, asking … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Should the Community Council Become a Neighborhood Council?

In one of my Musings on September 29, (“VIBRANT OR HO-HUM?”), I noted that while researching a story about Councilman David Ryu’s motion seeking to halt construction during the fire season in Very High Fire Severity Zones,   I went to … Continue reading

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COVID-19 ROUND-UP: SUPERMARKETS, MASKS AND SCOFFLAWS

Wrong Way on a One-Way Aisle: I shopped at Von’s (at Sunset and PCH) on Sunday morning. I generally visit Gelson’s and Ralphs, but since I was interviewing Bruce Schwartz by the onion patch, near Von’s, I threw on my mask … Continue reading

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PCH Task Force Meeting: Caltrans Official Addresses Four Projects Affecting Pacific Palisades

What’s the most dangerous move a driver can make on Pacific Coast Highway? At the Wednesday quarterly PCH Task Force meeting in Malibu, an L.A. County Sheriff and a California Highway Patrol representative agreed that it’s “a U-turn on Pacific … Continue reading

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