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May 21, 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:

·East Temescal Canyon Storm Drain at Will Rogers State Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the storm drain.

· Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the Lagoon.

· Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica State Beach. Santa Monica South Tower 20

100 yards up and down the coast from the storm drain.

· 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.

· Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro

The entire swim area.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested. Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

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.




May 13, 2024

BEACH AREA WARNINGS:

Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon.

· Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach

The entire swim area.

· Redondo Beach Pier in Redondo Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

· Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro

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 Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach. Near Will Rogers Tower 18

100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

· Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

BEACH AREAS NOW CLEARED:

Warnings have been lifted for the following beach areas where recent sample results identified water quality levels within State standards:

· Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica South Tower 20

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.




According to city records, a dead body was found floating off the Ballona Creek Jetty in Marina Del Rey on Saturday, May 4th. The body appeared to be a Hispanic or White male and possibly homeless. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has brown hair, brown eyes, an unkempt beard/mustache, and all natural straight teeth. Weight is 174lb, and 69in tall.

He has tattoos that consist of a sacred heart with tribal design on his right upper arm, on his left upper arm is a portrait of a man and a boy with "Charon", and on his upper back is a rose with a banner.

No other information avialble at this time.


Some updated info on the Marina del Rey rooftop Shooter that was in a standoff Saturday night with SWAT:

Victoryloc Nguyen was smiling today (Tuesday) in court as he was charged with multiple counts, including attempted murder of a peace officer. If convicted as charged, Nguyen will face life in prison.

So looks like there will be an open vendor spot at the Mar Vista Famrers' Market. That's where he ran a food booth called Good Morning Vietnam.

Here is the official statement from the District Attorney:

Victoryloc Nguyen is charged with carrying out an unprovoked shooting rampage throughout a multi-building Marina del Rey Apartment complex

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc贸n today announced charges against Victoryloc Nguyen for carrying out an unprovoked shooting rampage throughout the grounds of a multi-building apartment complex in Marina del Rey on April 13.

“I am deeply outraged by the senseless shooting rampage carried out by Mr. Nguyen and I am thankful that no one was injured,” District Attorney Gasc贸n said. “Innocent civilians and law enforcement officers were callously targeted without provocation. Our Office’s Bureau of Victim Services remains readily available to assist anyone who was impacted by this horrific act. I am grateful to the law enforcement officers who responded to this call, helped protect the public, and de-escalated the situation which resulted in Mr. Nguyen’s surrender – all without firing a single shot.”

“This individual jeopardized many lives and terrorized an apartment community,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Central Patrol Division Chief Bobby Wyche. “Our deputy personnel, along with other local law enforcement agencies, were able to quickly respond, locate, and arrest the suspect without firing a single shot. We are extremely grateful that nobody was injured during this incident and that he will be held accountable for his reckless actions.”

Victoryloc Vinh Nguyen (dob 08/29/82) is charged withtwo counts of willful, deliberate, attempted murder of a peace officer; one count of attempted murder – willful, deliberate and premediated on a civilian; 10 counts of assault with a machine gun or assault weapon upon a peace officer; four counts of assault with a machine gun or assault weapon upon a civilian; one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling; and one count of first-degree residential burglary.

Nguyen pleaded not guilty to all charges today. A preliminary hearing setting is scheduled May 13 in Dept. 31 at the Airport Courthouse.

On April 13 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Nguyen allegedly went on a shooting rampage throughout a Marina del Rey apartment complex where he lives. Nguyen was wearing a tactical vest and was armed with two assault weapons and a handgun. He also carried multiple loaded magazines for the various weapons.

Nguyen allegedly fired more than 90 rounds at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies and residents, from numerous locations throughout the complex over a three-hour period.

No one was injured during the shootings.

The court has set bail at $5.275 million. If convicted as charged, Nguyen will face life in prison.


Some info gathered from various sources on the person who brutally assault 2 women in the Venice Canals a week ago:

His full name is Anthony Francisco Jones, 29 years old and his last address is listed as Las Vegas, NV. It appears they are not willing to release his mugshot.







Booking info from LASD:




Here is the DA's statement:

Anthony Francisco Jones is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting two women in the Venice Canals neighborhood
"Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc贸n today announced charges against Anthony Francisco Jones for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in the Venice Canals neighborhood on April 6.

“We are deeply outraged and appalled by these incomprehensible brutal sexual assaults committed against these two innocent survivors,” District Attorney Gasc贸n said. “Such despicable acts have no place in our society and will not be tolerated. Our office is fully committed to prosecuting the individual accountable for these crimes with the utmost vigor and ensuring that justice is served for the victims.”

“Sexual assault and sex crimes in any form are abhorrent and intolerable, and I commend the swift and diligent efforts of the Los Angeles Police Department and District Attorney Gascon’s office in expeditiously investigating this matter and bringing forth charges,” said Lindsey P. Horvath, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “Our hearts go out to the survivors of these egregious acts, whose lives have been forever altered by the trauma they endured.”

“I am proud of the hard work and dedication to public safety displayed by the officers and specialized detectives involved in this case as well as the expedient filing by the District Attorney,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Dominic Choi. “I am also thankful for the Venice community and their participation in ridding our streets from this predator.”

Anthony Francisco Jones (dob 09/12/94) is charged with two counts of forcible rape, one count of sexual penetration by use of force, one count of mayhem, one count of torture, one count of attempted murder, and one count of sodomy by use of force.

It also is alleged that Jones committed the sexual assaults during the course of a kidnapping, against multiple victims, and that he inflicted great bodily injury on the victims.

Jones is scheduled to be arraigned today in Dept. 30 at the Airport Courthouse.

On April 6 between 10:30-11:30 p.m., Jones allegedly physically attacked and sexually assaulted two female victims, both in their mid-40s and mid-50s, as they each were alone outside in the Venice Canal neighborhood.

The People are recommending that Jones be held on no bail.

If convicted as charged, Jones will face life in prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department."


More info to be posted as it is discovered....


Some info gathered from various sources on the Marina del Rey rooftop Shooter that was in a standoff Saturday night with SWAT:

Eyewitnesses identified the shooter as Marina del Rey resident 41-year-old self-employed chef named Victory Nguyen, owner of Good Morning Vietnam, which specializes in “organic traditional Vietnamese cuisine.”

Victory was armed with numerous firearms, including two AR rifles and a pistol. He fired multiple rounds at people and at Los Angeles police. The shooting took place at the Pearl Apartments in the 4100 block of Via Marina.



One individual said, "My daughter lives at the apartment and has been talking to the sheriff department all week about this guy. They wouldn't do anything but "talk to him" It is sad that things have to get this bad for something to be done."

His weapons:




About 2 hours before he started shooting his guns off in the apartment complex, he posted a photo to his public Instagram Story. The photo was of lady sitting at what appears to be a indoor resaurant. The photo had the caption "Date Night", along with a winking emoji. Many are speculating that the person may be him using a Snapchat gender swap filter.





He has a surfboard in the background of one of his selfie photos.





More info to be posted as it is discovered....


A non-LA resident with a case of the measles visited the Santa Monica Pier, Marina del Rey, and several other tourist spots in Los Angeles.

Individuals who were at any of this places at the same time may be at risk of developing measles within 21 days from the exposure date.

Here is the announcement from LA Public Health:

Public Health Confirms Measles Case in Los Angeles County Health Officials Identify Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified by the California Department of Public Health of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled throughout Los Angeles County from Saturday, March 30, 2024, to Monday, April 1, 2024.

Individuals who were at the following locations during the dates and times below may be at risk of developing measles within 21 days from the exposure date.

Saturday, 3/30/24

- Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (5:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.)
- Denny’s – 5535 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (time undetermined)
- Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
- Buca Di Beppo – 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608 (appx. 12 p.m.)
- Cletus Chicken Shack in Universal Studies — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (appx. 4 p.m.)
- Lard Lad Doughnuts and EC Food Truck in Universal Studios — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (time not yet determined)
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream — 445 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (time not yet determined)
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Sunday, 3/31/24

- Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (5:30 a.m. -8 a.m.)
- Jack in the Box--1127 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301 (appx. 11:00 a.m.)
- Santa Monica Pier—Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Pier Gear — 380 Santa Monica Pier #1, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (time not yet determined)
- El Torito Mexican Restaurant — 13715 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Monday, 4/1/24

- Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Denny’s – 5535 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (time not yet determined)

Additional locations where possible exposures may have occurred are being investigated.

People who were in the locations above should confirm if they have been vaccinated against measles. If they have not had measles in the past and have not yet obtained the measles vaccine, they are at risk of contracting measles if they have been exposed. Unimmunized persons or those with unknown immunization status who were at these sites during the date and times listed above are at risk of developing measles from 7 to 21 days after being exposed. Exposed individuals who have been free of symptoms for more than 21 days are no longer at risk.

“Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know you have it and can lead to severe disease,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “Measles is highly contagious for those who are not immune to it. Initially causing fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and followed by a rash, it can result in serious complications for young children and vulnerable adults.”

People who were in the locations above around the aforementioned times should:

· Review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles. People who have not had measles infection or received the measles immunization previously may not be protected from the measles virus and should talk with a health care provider about receiving measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization.

· Contact and notify their health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized regardless of vaccination history.

· Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop)

· If symptoms develop, stay at home, and avoid school, work and any large gatherings. Call a healthcare provider immediately. Do not enter a health care facility before calling them and making them aware of your measles exposure and symptoms. Public Health can assist health care providers in appropriately diagnosing and managing your care.

Common symptoms for measles include:

- High fever (higher than 101° F)
- Cough
- Runny nose
- Red and watery eyes
- Tiny white spots that may appear inside the mouth 2-3 days after symptoms begin.
- Rash 3-5 days after other signs of illness. The “measles rash” typically starts at the face and then spreads down to the rest of the body.

About Measles

Measles spreads easily through the air when an infected person breathes, talks, coughs, or sneezes. The virus can stay in the air and on surfaces for many hours, even after the infected person has left. The infected person can spread the disease up to four days before a measles rash appears and up to four days after the rash appears.

If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected.

Measles can be prevented with a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR or MMRV). The MMR vaccine protects against three diseases: measles, mumps and rubella. The MMRV vaccine protects against four diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). They are administered in two doses and are highly effective: two doses are 97% effective against measles and one dose is 93% effective. The spread of measles can be prevented if 2-dose coverage of vaccine remains at 95% or above in the community. For more information on measles, visit: ph.lacounty.gov/measles.

Most health insurances cover the cost of the MMR and MMRV vaccine. Insured persons should check with their doctor or local pharmacy to see what vaccines are offered. Uninsured or underinsured children and adults can access free or low-cost vaccines at clinics enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program. For a list of clinics that offer free or low-cost immunizations for persons who are uninsured or underinsured, call 2-1-1 or visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ip/clinics.htm.

In in the United States, as of April 11, 2024, a total of 121 measles cases have been reported this year, which is more than double the number of cases reported in all of 2023. Furthermore, 56% of these cases required hospitalization for management of measles complications or isolation. Most of these cases have been unimmunized. There has been one other measles case in Los Angeles County in 2024.


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

"I heard on the police scanner that there was a police standoff in Marina del Rey. A suspect on top of the roof. I seen at least 30 police cars at the scene. Lots of news streamers were on the scene. It was an intense night at the end. Nobody got hurt, everything went well. I’m glad for the outcome."



The infamous Bentley Driving Theives that have been hitting all the surf spots arrested.

Detectives have discovered evidence that there are more victims than previously reported and thus are requesting any information on additional victims, including outside of the City of Los Angeles.

This crew was targeting cars at surf spots, as well as burglarizing homes in the area. At the surf spots, they located hidden key fobs and used key fob amplifiers to open vehicles and remove victims' property. They used sophisticated methods to unlock and access victims' phones. Then used victims' info to make purchases at luxury stores and to send money to additonal suspects through money transfer service applications.

If you have any information regarding these suspects, or any information on additional victims, please contact West Los Angeles Autos Detective Hernandez at 323-369-3156 or email at 39277@lapd.online

Below is the original Heads Up story we posted about these guys:



According to witnesses, the group consist of up to 3 males. They also broken into at least one known vehicle at Sunset Point on Saturday, Mason Brown's Surf Report gave an update about that with some photos:

"Surveillance video of the robbers who broke into Guy's car yesterday!



They eventually pulled into the lot right next to Guy's car and broke in (possibly using a fob scanner). Guy saw them just as they were finishing and they peeled out."



Their worst crime... those shorts!!!



Keep an eye out for them!

UPDATE: apparently, this video is from today... they came back to steal again. Hopefully they were unsuccessful! But Guy confirms that those are the culprits!"


As soon as we posted Mason's info to our Instagram Stories on Sunday afternoon, we recieved many messages about the same group:









Mo In The Morning posted a heads up about these guys aand recieved numerious comments about them:









TUESDAY, January 23 UPDATES:











THURSDAY, January 25 UPDATES:



We will keep updating with new information if we can any.


March 8, 2024

An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been declared for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect at least until 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2024. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.


Join the Los Angeles County Dragon Boat Club, in collaboration with the Department of Beaches and Harbors, for the Marina del Rey Dragon Boat Festival at Burton Chace Park! This free event will feature 40 local and out-of-state dragon boat teams and clubs competing to be the fastest team on the water. Enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, and food truck fare. Paddlers between 12 – 80 years old will compete. Spectators are encouraged to cheer and watch the races from Burton Chace Park.

· Saturday, March 2, 2024
· Event Time: 7 AM – 2 PM
·Event Location: Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

For more info, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


City News Service reports, "Three suspects were in custody Tuesday following an early morning burglary spree in which at least six businesses were robbed in the Marina del Rey and Venice areas. Pacific Division officers from the Los Angeles Police Department officers were called at 1:20 a.m. to reports of a smashed window at the Ulta Beauty at 13455 Maxella Ave.



A good Samaritan told reporters he saw the break-in in progress at the Ulta store and approached the building, then caught one of the suspects trying to exit through a broken window. The man said he held the suspect until police arrived.



Multiple businesses were targeted in the area, including several at a shopping center in the 4200 block of South Lincoln Boulevard."

The Centinela Cafe, located about two miles away at 4800 Centinela Avenue in Del Rey, was also the victim of a burglary early Tuesday morning.

The business that were hit located in the Marina Center shopping plaza on Lincoln Boulevard include L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, Nick the Greek, Juice Crafters and Starbucks.

Authorities do not believe the Marina Del Rey burglaries are connected with the Venice burglary, but they do believe that they may be connected to the Ulta Beauty and Centinela Cafe burglaries.


February 21, 2024

An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been extended for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect until 6:00 am, Saturday, February 24, 2024. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.

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.




Join the Los Angeles County Dragon Boat Club, in collaboration with the Department of Beaches and Harbors, for the Marina del Rey Dragon Boat Festival at Burton Chace Park! This free event will feature 40 local and out-of-state dragon boat teams and clubs competing to be the fastest team on the water. Enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, and food truck fare. Paddlers between 12 – 80 years old will compete. Spectators are encouraged to cheer and watch the races from Burton Chace Park.

· Saturday, March 2, 2024
· Event Time: 7 AM – 2 PM
·Event Location: Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

For more info, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division reports:
Early this morning, a vehicle that had driven off the Pacific Ave bridge near Ballona Creek / Marina del Rey harbor. Thankfully, the passenger self-extricated from the vehicle and was removed from the water by a good Samaritan vessel.



Underwater Rescue & Recovery Unit, along with Baywatch Del Rey, both responded and located the submerged vehicle, ensuring no addtl occupants were inside, then rigged the vehicle with lift bags and safely floated it to the launch ramp, with minimal impact on the environment.