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On Saturday, a fire broke out at the homeless encampment on Venice Blvd. next to the Venice Canals.

Mornings in Venice Beach 12/3/21 Friday. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Sanitation and park rangers are back on the boardwalk after a long break. LAPD has been chasing people away in the middle of the night even though the city, state and US Supreme Court says it's not allowed without shelter available. Seems LAPD is trying to help our council member who's facing a recall look better for some strange reason. And now there's trash everywhere that sanitation is not allowed to touch, because there's no homeless people with it. Absolutely none of the city departments communicate and it always leads to more chaos and while they break rules and laws constantly to harm our community, for some reason if it means picking up trash, they act like it's a sin and there's no way they can touch it. The trash is then left to sit for weeks as seen in the Westchester Park videos. I decided to end the video in the Venice canals where it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Venice has also been getting more people returning from the homeless hotel housing programs because the city decided Christmas was a perfect time to close three locations at once. Now people are being shuffled around until they go into the neighborhood and in front of someone's house. Then they say it's allowed. I'm surprised all the homeowners support this instead of moving people indoors or at least in areas that aren't in use.

Remember the city of Los Angeles turned down federal funding to house every homeless person in LA during the pandemic and spends $1 million a day on sanitation, $3 million on LAPD and countless millions on outreach that only walks around, all while claiming to not have enough money to do any of their responsibilities. Not one person has to stay on the street, a large group of residents in Los Angeles allow it by begging for enforcement, rather than stopping politicians from misappropriating funding. Currently 4 people die per day while experiencing homelessness in LA because people support this."

Cop Watch Venice follows LAPD pacific division on world famous Venice beach, showing a point-of-view style cop watch and update on Venice's current conditions. We make edited shorts, full scenes and are working on a documentary about homelessness and city failures. Donate to Cop Watch Venice via Cop Watch Venice Paypal

Unusually high "King Tides" up to 7.3 feet will affect our beaches through Sunday, with the highest tides occurring between 0800-0930 each morning. Minor coastal overflow will be possible in some areas, along with a chance of minor beach erosion.

Get your holiday shopping done early this year with Jacks' Holiday Sale!

20% OFF store and sitewide at
Use Promo Code "SECRETSANTA" or show this flyer in stores to receive discount.⁠ ⁠

(This sale excluded Bikes, Wetsuits/booties, Surfboards, Bodyboards, Gopro, Rainbow, Snow Gear, Gift Cards, and already discounted items.)

Hydro Flask is having a sale and is offering 25% Off Hydro Flask Products (prices will be marked down already).

Due to the huge increase in surfers' vehicles getting broken into along PCH, LAPD put out this flyer:

Our photographers have watched first hand these pieces of shit casing vehicles at surf spots such as Sunset, Topanga and the spots in Malibu. But unless caught in the act, police will do nothing. Hell, even if caught in the act, the scumbag city officials have told the police not to arrest anyone, so the city has made it more enticing for those a-holes to keep stealing from everyone.

So do not hide you keys on your tires or under the car. These pieces of trash sit in vehicles and watch. Some will slowly walk along the park cars looking for the keys.

Yeah, we seen a number of surfers hiding the keys under their vehicles all the time.

At least, get a good key lockbox to deter these assholes.

Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach, and the nearby communities.

"Today was a very foggy day on Venice Beach, you could not see the ocean from the boardwalk. Almost no people on the beach. I had to wear my thick down jacket to keep warm. I rode my scooter to the Venice Pier to match up some movie locations from the movie Falling Down with Michael Douglas. I also went to the Venice canals to match up pictures from the famous group The Doors."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account:

"Constructed in 1924, the La Monica Ballroom was the largest ballroom on the westcoast. Its 15,000 square foot dance floor could accomodate 5000 dancers. The building's Spanish stucco exterior was crowned with a dozen towering minarets that were lit up at night."

Photo via the Fred Basten Collection


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