And Clean Local Encampments that Pop-Up
Circling the News went down to the corner of PCH and Temescal Canyon Road on May 27 to inspect the corner that had been planted, and is being maintained, by the Palisades Rotary Club. Bones were discovered, and a portion of the ferns had been batted down as if someone had been sleeping in the area. It appeared the bones were either dog or deer bones because of the size of the leg bones.
Rotary member David Card reached out to Sharon Kilbride, a member of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness, who wrote that task force members had found a “homeless camp up the hill from the garden, by some by railroad ties. The camp was abandoned, and we removed all the garbage including the needles. The plants were most likely trampled by the occupants.”
A month ago, when CTN looked at that area, there were no bones, but Kilbride explained that “the bones were further up the hill. The entire deer was picked at and the skull and bones have been there for months.” She said that she had emailed L.A. Rec and Parks to pick it up [the carcass], but “they never did.” She speculated that maybe one of the homeless folks moved the bones down the hill.
CTN found it a bit creepy that the bones had not only been moved but seemingly arranged.