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Lizzie Armanto



Unapologetically herself. This is Lizzie Armanto.

From the Cove in Santa Monica to the pages of Vogue, Lizzie continues to be one of the most influential and inspirational female skaters in the world. Mixing style and elegance - there's no one out here doing it like she is.

We're really witnesses of the greatness that is Lizzie.

Venice SkatePark Morning Sessions



Venice beach skatepark in the mornings is the best time to skate. All the morning locals are super nice and friendly.

Venice Bank of America ATMs Destroyed



This is what the ATMs at the Bank of America in Venice Beach looked like on Monday morning.

Malibu Queen of the Point Schedule



The schedule for this year's Queen of the Point has been published:

Opening Party! at Traveler Surf Cub in Malibu Village on Friday, June 28, 5p

Competition begins! at First Point Malibu on Saturday, June 29, 630a

Skate Sesh! with Concrete Queenz in the Bu lot on Saturday, June 29, 11a

Competition resumes! at First Point Malibu on Saturday, June 30, 7a

Surf Sesh! with El Barrio Athletic Club at First Point on Sunday, June 30, 12p

Art & Discussion on Sunday, June 30, 2p

Closing Ceremony! at Dreamland on Sunday, June 30, 6p

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Last Thursday Venice Summer Concert Series



Announcing the Last Thursday free summer concert series on Ocean Front Walk is this week!

The first event is June 27th and will feature the legendary Horny Toad at Dudley Avenue and Ocean Front Walk until sunset

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SMPD Statement on the Homeless Man Violent Attacks on Women



Santa Monica Police Department has released an official statement on the Homeless Man violently atacking women on the beach:



"The Santa Monica Police Department is actively investigating multiple assaults by an individual in the 1300 block of the beach. The suspect is in custody and facing several felony charges. Three victims, all unrelated, were provided medical attention at the scene, including an elderly female and a bystander who was injured after attempting to intervene. A 17-year-old was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. Additional information will be provided once the case has been presented to the District Attorney. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Watch Commander at 310-458-8427"

Meanwhile, the similar event in Venice where women were attack, raped, and murdered, the LAPD and Venice politicians have not release the mugshot or additional information about the suspect that was arrested.

SMPD Plans Bike and Pedestrian Safety Operation



The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will conduct a Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Police Department identifies locations where pedestrian and bike collisions are prevalent, along with the violations that led to those collisions. Traffic officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and collisions occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Officers will be looking for violations committed by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield or provide right of way to bicyclists or pedestrians, or failing to stop for signs and signals.

These extra enforcement efforts will take place the week of June 24, 2024.

“We all have places to be and not everyone gets there by car. Bicyclists and pedestrians have the same rights to the road but face even more risk without the protections vehicles have. We should all be looking out for one another.”

Pedestrians

· Be predictable. Use crosswalks, when available.

· Take notice of approaching vehicles and practice due care.

· Do not walk or run into the path of a vehicle. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to stop.

· Be visible. Make it easy for drivers to see you – wear light colors, reflective material and carry a flashlight, particularly at dawn, dusk or at night.

· Be extra careful crossing streets or entering crosswalks at night when it is harder to see, or when crossing busier streets with more lanes and higher speed limits.

Drivers

· Follow the speed limit and slow down at intersections. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.

· Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.

· Never drive impaired.

Bicyclists

· Obey traffic laws, use hand signals, use lights at night (front white light and rear red reflector), and wear a helmet.

· Bicyclists must travel in the same direction of traffic and have the same requirements as any slow-moving vehicle.

· Avoid the door zone: do not ride too closely to parked cars.

· If there’s a bike lane, use it, unless making a left turn, passing, or approaching a place where a right turn is allowed.

Homeless Man Fights Homeless Woman at Venice Beach



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Police Officers (LAPD) responded to a call at Venice Beach on Sunday, June 23, 2024, involving a physical altercation between a homeless man and woman. Upon arrival, officers detained both individuals to investigate the incident.

After conducting their investigation, the officers arrested both individuals and transported them to jail. The incident underscores ongoing concerns about safety and conflict resolution among the homeless population in the Venice Beach area."

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.

Homeless Man Violently Attacks Women on Santa Monica Beach



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Police officers and Los Angeles County lifeguards responded to a call of a man attacking multiple people at Santa Monica Beach on Monday, June 24, 2024. The suspect, identified as a black man appearing to be in his late 20s or early 30s, was located on the shoreline and promptly arrested.

According to one of the victims, the incident began near Lifeguard Tower 13. "I was sitting on the beach and heard screaming coming from Lifeguard Tower 13," the victim recounted. "I approached the situation and saw a man attacking a young woman, trying to rob her. I pushed him off, but he punched me in the face and attacked her again. I tackled him, and he turned his attention towards me, attempting to strangle me and biting my ear."



The ordeal escalated when the attacker moved towards another woman, dragging her into the water and attempting to drown her. A lifeguard intervened, and the police arrived shortly after, arresting the suspect. Firefighter paramedics attended to the victims, while forensic specialists and detectives began their investigation. Potential charges may include kidnapping and assault. Updates will be provided by the Santa Monica Police Public Information Officer as the situation develops."

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.

Teen Stabbed to Death at LAPD Pacific Division Fundraiser


Story via City News Service / Photo by OnSceneTV

A 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed by another teen during a summer carnival in the Palms community of Los Angeles being held as a Los Angeles Police Department fundraiser, and authorities were still searching for the culprit Sunday.

The stabbing was reported around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 near the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Keystone Avenue, the LAPD reported. The boy had been in a fight with “multiple” juveniles prior to being stabbed by the suspect, who was described a male between 15 and 20 years of age, according to the LAPD’s Media Relations Division.

The suspect fled the scene on foot.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene, and police believe the attack was gang-related, an LAPD spokesperson told City News Service on Sunday.

The stabbing occurred on the second day of a three-day event advertised as the Palms Community Weekend and Summer Carnival, co-hosted by the Pacific Area Boosters Association, the Motor Avenue Association and City Council District 5, which is represented by Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky.

There was a large police presence at the event, but LAPD Officer Christian Faulkner told the media “there are windows of opportunity, unfortunately, that suspects can find and we can only cover so much of an area.”

PCH Closures this Week



Expect one lane to be blocked on northbound or southbound Pacific Coast Highway by a moving closure between Sunset Blvd & Topanga Canyon Blvd for drainage upgrades Monday, June 24 - Friday June 28 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

For more news, updates and traffic conditions on PCH and other local beachside roads, Click Here.

Surf-Skating Venice Blvd



Soleil Errico Longboard Surfing at Malibu



Soleil Errico dances her surfboard along the California Pacific Coast Highway, showing her expert knowledge of style, power, and grace in this film from Trent Stevens :

Pole Dancing Takes Over Santa Monica Muscle Beach



From Santa Monica Close Up:

" a large gathering of athletes from IE Pole Sesh met at Santa Monica Muscle Beach for a day of pole dancing. The event saw six poles installed on the Muscle Beach green for enthusiasts to use, creating a lively and engaging atmosphere."

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.

Racist Guy Causing Tensions in Venice



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Park Rangers and LAPD officers were called to the Venice Beach Basketball Court following reports of a disruptive individual engaging in belligerent behavior and making racial slurs. Authorities intervened, advising the individual to cease his disruptive actions or face removal from the premises. The man opted to continue playing basketball, under the watchful eye of the officers who remained on-site to ensure that peace was maintained."

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.

Scooter Vs Car Collision in Venice



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies, Los Angeles Police Officers, and Los Angeles Firefighters responded to a collision involving a motorist and a man riding an electronic scooter on Pacific Avenue. The incident occurred on Friday, prompting a swift response from emergency services.

The injured man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. His condition remains unknown at this time. The cause of the collision and the determination of fault are currently under investigation."

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.

VBFC x Nike Tournament - Icones Do Estadio



Venice Beach Football Club and Nike will be hosting a street football celebration & tournament at the world-famous EVenice Beach.

Who will unlock mad brilliance? Come watch the best footballers battle it out on the boardwalk.

EVENT OVERVIEW

This Sunday 6/23, Venice Beach Football Club and Nike will be hosting a street football celebration & tournament at the world-famous Venice Beach before Brazil kicks off their Copa America against Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium on Monday.

VBFC will be putting on a show for the neighborhood to enjoy the city’s finest footballing talents, Brazilian national team supporters groups, unveiling of the mural on the handball wall (Ronaldo/Vini Jr/Ronaldinho) done by Maxi Bagnasco.

The day will debut a 2v2 competition, live art and custom airbrushing by @lanice, futevolei and beach pickup games, along with Brazilian DJs, musicians, dancers, and more. Nike will be raffling tickets to Copa America games and giving away fresh gear throughout. The day will be capped off with a live samba concert as the champions are crowned Icons of the Estadio.



TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

4v4 teams are picked by captains pre-selected by VBFC to build their teams. 8 teams will compete in a 1hr 45min pickup qualifier, whereby at the end the top two teams with the most wins will advance to a Championship Final.



2v2 COMPETITION

A competition style made popular in South America that pits teams of two against each other. No goalies, first to two goals wins. A game fit for only the toughest and most technically skillful on the court that is guaranteed to draw attention and

LIVE SAMBA CONCERT & CELEBRATION

Throughout the 2v2 competition and the Championship Finals, a live samba band will be jamming out to create the perfect backdrop of sounds for the highlight of the day.

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LA Olympics Skateboard Venue has been Chosen



LA28 has finally announced the venue for the 2028 Olypmic Skateboarding events.

And to the dissappointment of the Venice Neighborhood Council, they did not pick the Venice Skatepark.

(No really, the VNC was going to try to rally to have the event at the Venice Skatepark, we listened in on one of the painfull meetings about it. You'd think some of the VNC "skateboard enthusiasts" in charge would know the skatepark is nowhere near the same thing as purposedly built and designed venues for large-scale skate events like X-Games, US Opens, etc...)

Skateboarding will be held out in the Valley. Home of the Ramp Locals.



LA28 is going to create an X-Games style event venue to host all the skate and BMX events. Here is the newly released rendering:



"In the updated venue plan, LA28 reaffirms its commitment to the San Fernando Valley, which was not included in either the 1932 or 1984 Games. The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area in the Valley will host the youthful, high-energy Olympic competitions for BMX Freestyle and BMX Racing along with Skateboarding Park and Street. The precision sport of Archery will also be in Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Santa Monica is set set to host all the beach volleyball events.

Ocean Water Use Warnings



June 20, 2024

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:

BEACH AREA WARNINGS:

· Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State beach. Near Will Rogers Tower 18

100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

· Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon.

· Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach

The entire swim area.

· Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey

The entire swim area.

· Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms.

· Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

· Trancas Creek at Zuma Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

· Malibu Pier in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location. This map is updated as conditions change.


Daisy the Venice Healer is Hospitalized



On Thursday morning, Daisy the Venice Healer had a seizure while on the boardwalk.

According to her video, she became paralized, going in and out of conscious.

She recently had surgery to have her botched butt and hip implants redone and was told to stay inside and rest so her body can recover, but she chose to come out to Venice Beach, which she believes is the reason she started having seizures.

She was taken to the hospital, where she said the prognosis "multiple grand mal seizures (loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions)". As well as dehydration and heart palpitations.

"I died and came back several times"

Daisy was released from the hospital later in the evening. "I don't have use of my legs right now...thank you guys for your support"





Throwback - Piers of Santa Monica Bay in 1932

When Malibu Surfers Collide



It happens more than you'd think. Analyzing a few surfing clips from a good swell at Malibu.

Pacific Park Introduces 'Snackville' With Reimagined Culinary Concepts By Michelin-Star Chef James Kent



Five Fun Food Offerings Feature Smashie's Burgers, Mr. Nice Fry, Churrita Churro, Scoops Creamery, and Cosmic Funnel Cake; Arizona's eegee's frozen fruit beverage debuts in Mr. Nice Fry

Smashie's Burgers, serving smash burgers, loaded hot dogs, and a selection of freshly fried fries. Smashie's anchors the new "Snackville" at Pacific Park. Smashie's hot, fresh burgers are charbroiled on the griddle, topped with slices of American cheese, grilled onions, and all-new Smashie Sauce, then assembled and pressed for a crispy, melty, juicy, burger experience.



Mr. Nice Fry, serving fresh fry varieties including Skinny Dippers, Swirly Fries and Tater Wheels. Mr. Nice Fry satisfies boardwalk guests' cravings for all things golden, brown and delicious. Mr. Nice Fry's fun selection of fried potatoes is served with tasty dipping sauces and premium seasonings to keep tater lovers coming to the boardwalk again and again.

eegee's, an Arizona beverage staple since 1971, is making its Hollywood debut over the cool blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Located inside Mr. Nice Fry, eegees are the perfect blend of real fruit and frozen goodness that'll have you sipping on sunshine year round.

Churrita Churro, a classic fried dough treat gets a decadent upgrade at Churrita. Cinnamon sprinkled, dulce de leche filled, or chocolate dipped, get your churro fix, with or without creamy soft-serve ice cream at Santa Monica's hottest new sweet shop.

Scoops Creamery, located just inside Snackville's main entrance, Scoops Creamery serves frozen treats including hand-scooped ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes. Scoops Creamery is open daily and offers six flavors of Dippin' Dots and freshly made funnel cakes, which you can top with your choice of Lappert's premium ice cream.

Cosmic Funnel Cake, Pacific Park's signature Funnel Cake is a boardwalk treat that can't be missed on any visit to the Santa Monica Pier. The name comes from the technique of pouring batter through a funnel into hot oil. The funnel gives the cake its signature texture. Funnel Cakes are typically served with a dusting of powdered sugar. At "Snackville" they are served at Cosmic Funnel Cakes and Scoops Creamery and can be topped with strawberries, whipped cream, or even a scoop of your favorite Lappert's premium ice cream.

"Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has been an opportunity to apply our restaurant experience to some of my most beloved amusement park foods," said James Kent, Michelin-Star Chef and Executive Chef at Saga Hospitality Group. "We'll serve exactly what I want when I'm on the water with my family, namely the definitive smash burger and extra crispy fries."



Chef James Kent's culinary journey began at Bouley, leading to Le Cordon Bleu and Johnson & Wales. He honed his skills at renowned kitchens like Babbo and Jean-Georges before joining Eleven Madison Park. Under Kent's leadership as chef de cuisine, EMP earned four stars from The New York Times and three Michelin stars. In 2017, Kent set out to pursue his first solo project–an ambitious pair of restaurants in the landmark Art Deco building at 70 Pine Street in New York's Financial District. Kent opened Crown Shy, the first of those restaurants, in March 2019. Just six months after opening, the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star. After 18 months of pandemic-related delays, the pair opened SAGA–a fine-dining restaurant in the tiered spire of the building–in August of 2021. In October 2022, SAGA was awarded two Michelin stars.

James Kent passed away over the weekend. ‘We are heartbroken to share that James Kent passed away unexpectedly,’ his company announced. He was 45 year old.



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West LA Bicycle Summer Solstice Beach Ride



Let’s welcome the new season with a bikeride with friends. Thursday Beach Fires are the backbone of our fun lil community so let’s run it up! Bring food, bring friends, bring beverages!! Any bike will do!

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Man Thrown from Moving Truck During Escape Attempt on Ocean Ave



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"An altercation occurred between two men, who appear to be homeless, on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The conflict arose when one man accused the other of stealing his phone. In an attempt to escape, the alleged thief jumped into the back of a passing pickup truck, followed closely by the accuser.

The driver of the pickup truck, unaware of the situation, yelled at the men to get out. As he sped away, one of the men was thrown from the vehicle. Meanwhile, the man accused of theft remained in the truck and drove away with the other man's phone. Local authorities are investigating the incident."

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.

Annual Venice Summer Solstice Neptune Parade



The Annual Venice Summer Solstice Neptune Parade is Sunday June 23rd!!

Meet at Washington Square and boardwalk at 2pm!

PARADE at 3pm!

After Party at Hinao with The Brobots!!



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Conquer the Pier - Venice Beach Run



Start at the Pier, finish at the Pier! A fast 5K & 1 Mile Race/Walk. A unique experience with access to fitness expo, sampling from various local shops and eateries by showing your bib at sponsored locations. Enjoy other festivities on the world famous Venice Beach Pier at the finish line celebration party.

All participants will receive a commemorative die-cast VBR 5K or 1 Mile Finisher Medal, premium multi color beach t-shirt, and string bag. Access to the sampling and exhibitor booths.

Race To The Pier 1 Mile is open to youth and adults. This is for those of you who are speed oriented and want to test yourself at this popular distance.

For more info and to register, Click Here.

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Santa Monica Arson Suspect Arrested



On Saturday, May 25, 2024, at about 11:30 PM, patrol officers responded to a commercial burglary call in the 2900 block of Lincoln Boulevard. The owner of the business received an alert from the alarm company that a single suspect entered the business by breaking through a skylight. Responding officers arrived while the suspect, later identified as Allen Francisco Contis (DOB: 01/25/1975) was still inside and were able to take him into custody without incident. Contis, who is currently homeless, was issued a citation and released per the LA County Bail Schedule.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, patrol officers responded to radio calls of multiple arsons in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Lincoln Boulevard and the alley east of Lincoln Boulevard. Multiple witnesses identified Contis as the individual responsible for setting fire to a discarded tire, a city-owned trash can, and a small garage located directly adjacent to a multi-unit apartment complex.

Responding officers located and arrested Contis without incident. Contis has been charged by the LA County District Attorney’s office with two counts of felony arson [451 (b) PC] and one misdemeanor count of giving false information to a police officer [148.9(a) PC].

The burglary case will be presented to the District Attorney separately.

Anyone with information related to this incident or this individual is encouraged to contact Detective Tavera at Hector.Tavera@santamonica.gov or the Watch Commander 24 hours at 310-458-8427.

Speed Cameras coming to PCH in Malibu



The City of Malibu is pleased to announce that Senate Bill 1297 (SB 1297), which authorizes the use of speed camera systems in designated areas of Malibu, has successfully passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee June 17. This pivotal legislation aims to enhance road safety and reduce speeding-related incidents in the community.

SB 1297, introduced by Senator Ben Allen, whose 24th District includes Malibu, received support from several Committee members, community and safety advocates, and law enforcement officials. The bill will now advance to the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee for further consideration.

"We are thrilled that SB 1297 has taken this significant step forward," said Mayor Steve Uhring. "The implementation of speed camera systems is a crucial measure to protect our residents, pedestrians, and visitors from the dangers of speeding. This technology will serve as a deterrent, encourage responsible driving, and ultimately save lives."

Senator Allen expressed his gratitude for the Committee's support, stating, "Passing SB 1297 out of the Assembly Transportation Committee is a major victory for public safety in Malibu. Speed cameras have proven effective in reducing speeding and saving lives in other communities, and I am confident they will do the same here.

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (whose 42nd District includes Malibu), co-author of SB 1297, joined Senator Allen at Monday’s hearing, also commented, "This legislation represents a critical step towards making our roads safer. I am proud to support SB 1297 and look forward to its continued progress through the Assembly."

The proposed speed camera systems will be strategically placed in five high-risk areas along Malibu’s 21-mile stretch, where speeding poses a serious threat to public safety. Data gathered from other communities and countries that have implemented similar measures show an average of 41% reduction in fatal or incapacitating injury crashes.

Bridget Thompson, a classmate of the Pepperdine students who were tragically killed on PCH back in October of 2023, testified in Sacramento in support of the bill. She shared, "This legislation is a necessary step towards ensuring that no other family or community has to endure the pain we have experienced. Speed cameras will make our roads safer for everyone."

Michel Shane, father of Emily Shane who was killed in 2010 on PCH, also testified, saying, "The passage of SB 1297 out of committee is a beacon of hope for those of us who have lost loved ones to reckless driving. It is a crucial step towards preventing future tragedies on our roads."

"We thank the Assembly Transportation Committee for their support and recognition of the importance of this bill," added Mayor Uhring. "We look forward to continuing our efforts to make Malibu a safer place for everyone."

For more news, updates and traffic conditions on PCH and other local beachside roads, Click Here.

Ocean Water Warnings



June 18, 2024

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:

BEACH AREA WARNINGS:

· Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State beach. Near Will Rogers Tower 18

100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

· Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon.

· Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach

The entire swim area.

· Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey

The entire swim area.

· Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms.

· Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

· Trancas Creek at Zuma Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

· Malibu Pier in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location. This map is updated as conditions change.