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On Saturday, May 28th, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) will officially kick off the LASD Beach Patrol Mission, which will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The beach patrol will consist of members from the Sheriff’s Response Team and the Mounted Enforcement Detail.

The team will perform high visibility patrol to assist LASD beach partners with extra patrol from Playa del Rey to Malibu. The LASD Homeless Outreach and Mental Evaluation Teams will be available and part of the deployment throughout the summer.

“Summer is upon us and the last couple of years have been challenging for everyone. I want to remind the community that we’re doing our best, we’re stretching our resources so that people feel safe wherever they are, including the beach areas of Los Angeles County. This summer, the LASD Beach Patrol Mission will be visible throughout our beaches so that visitors and the community have a great time at the beach,” stated Sheriff Villanueva.

The Sheriff’s Department wants all residents and visitors to our LA County beaches to have a safe, and enjoyable summer. Please visit our social media pages for additional information.


Video by Green Cloud Art Org

"Drunk guy lays on LAPD car, tells cops off & gives them the finger!"


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Police Officers, Code Enforcement Officers, and Beach Maintenance Personel from the Safety Task Force clean-up a homeless encampment beneath the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, May 22, 2022. "

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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Beck Adler and Noah Hill grew up surfing Venice Beach, CA. It was there, that they mastered the art of 1-2' onshore beach breaks. After one last surf at the local pier, with a decent forecast, and high hopes, they hit the road in search of better waves. And well, lets just say... Every Dog Has Its Day.



From The Venice Wasteland:

At 9pm in Venice Centennial Park a young homeless man was slashed. It’s the same man who was kicked & beaten on May 15th. Thankfully he was okay. But he’s back in the park with his attackers.


Surf Chats with Topanga Lou Episode 2 with Blake

This entire episode is for beginner surfers.



Venice Beach, video by Venice Wasteland

In 5 months Centennial Park in Venice California has been transformed into a small park next to a library into a chaotic and terrifying homeless encampment filled with violence, drugs, and despair. Neighbors have been begging for help since the first tent arrived, but no one has intervened, allowing criminals and the worst of humanity to move in to terrorize the surrounding neighborhood.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"To celebrate 20 years since first being FDA approved, BOTOX® Cosmetic unveiled its first-ever interactive Art Installation at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Guests are immersed in a highly visual, interactive experience tying into the brand’s larger mission of creating an open dialogue. Attendees are eligible for a special BOTOX® Cosmetic offer powered by Allē®, Allergan Aesthetics’ loyalty platform. The art installation runs through Sunday, May 22."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

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https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz

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