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Calling all Healers. LETS GO!

One Perfect Day is right around the corner.

MALIBU, CA
Surfrider Beach

Saturday, June 1st 2024
9:00 first group hits the surf.

Volunteers 7:00am set up / vendor tents

For more info and to register, Click Here.

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



Please join the Black Surfers Collective, Heal the Bay, Surf Bus Foundation, Swim Up Hill, and Santa Monica Conservancy as we unite to celebrate Nick Gabald贸n Day on June 1, 2024, 9 am - 1pm. Nick fearlessly pursued his passion for surfing, paving the way for countless others. This event serves as a celebration of diversity in surfing and an opportunity for the community to come together, share stories, and ride the waves in his honor. Let's celebrate his legacy of resilience, determination, an6d love for the waves. Together, let's keep his spirit alive!

To ensure we can accommodate everyone and provide the best experience possible, we kindly ask that you register in advance by filling out the registration form. Surf Lessons are from 9:00-noon.

Surf lessons are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are FULL! If you would like to join the Wait-List please feel out the form. You will receive an email confirming your slot a spot becomes available.

Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier will be free for all visitors in honor of Nick on Saturday, June 1st from 1pm -4pm so bring your friends and family out to enjoy. A celebrity guest reader will pop in for story time and special art activities will be offered, as well as screenings of documentaries exploring issues of race, coastal access, and following your passion against all odds. See you there!

For more info and to register, Click Here.

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



Pacific Coast Highway northbound north of Sunset Blvd. still has the right lane blocked due to slide. Cal-Trans has secured emergency funding to create a 2nd northbound lane. The design plans are complete and they expect to hire a contractor next week. Construction date is not set, yet.

All lanes will be shifted towards the southbound highway shoulder to create room for the second northbound lane.


Sarah Alden: so many roads.

She was a lover of sunrises on the east coast and sunsets on the west coast. Sarah adored her two sons, her animals, and was blessed with a refined eye for vintage jewelry which she sold on roseark.com. At 53 years old, Sarah was looking to start a new chapter in her journey; to walk a new road. Instead, her life was violently taken from her.

On April 6th, Sarah was so excited because she had just signed a one year lease in her favorite part of the United States…Venice Beach, CA. The next morning she had arranged to meet her two close friends for brunch to surprise them with the great news that she was moving to LA! The brunch never happened because Sarah was brutally attacked and with malice aforethought, on the Venice Canals at 10:30pm. Sarah sustained multiple brain injuries and was left for dead, in a coma. On Monday, May 20th, in the late afternoon, after a courageous fight to survive, Sarah was declared brain dead.

On May 24th, Sarah passed away.

In honor of something positive coming from this heartbreaking, completely unnecessary early death, Sarah’s sons have chosen to donate her organs. They hope the love of their mother can live on through the gift of life to others. Her final chapter will help others live on and continue on their road. Tragically, her two sons - young men that need your support - now look to create a memorial service and future without their mother. Please consider donating or writing a kind word of encouragement to the family Sarah was taken from far too young.

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The LAPD has not yet released any more info on the suspect.

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


As Memorial Day weekend approaches, marking the unofficial start of summer, the Santa Monica Police Department is ramping up efforts to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for residents and visitors alike.

In anticipation of a greater number of visitors and events, SMPD is deploying additional officers throughout the city. You may notice our Mobile Command Post near the beach or the 3rd Street Promenade. Additionally, you may see the Mounted Unit out on patrol on Main Street or near Palisades Park. These patrols aim to increase visibility and public safety amid the festivities.

Safety Tips for the Weekend

• Keep personal belongings secure and in sight. Lock vehicles and secure homes, especially when away.

• Stay aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

DUI Prevention

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs poses a significant threat to everyone on the road. SMPD motor officers will be conducting safety-focused operations throughout the weekend. We strongly encourage everyone to plan ahead by designating a sober driver or arranging alternative transportation such as rideshare services. Let's work together to prevent tragedies and make this holiday a safe one for all.

As we kick off the summer season, our priority is the safety and well-being of everyone in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Police Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. For emergencies, please dial 911. For non-emergencies, contact our dispatch center at 310-458-8491.


Police call in the fire department to help when 2 homeless men are trapped inside the single toilet stall at the public restrooms on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.


Two employees of a do-it-yourself pottery/paint business in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica were caught on video dumping green paint glaze into a storm which has a huge warning sign stating "No Dumping - This Drains To Ocean" on it. One of the employees is heard saying "Who Cares. It'll Rain." The business has issued an apology and statement.


Malibu City Hall is located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd. Find the pledge wall, posters and lawn signs in the upstairs lobby!

For more info, Click Here.



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.




One of the victims of the Venice Canals Assaults on Women was declared brain dead on Monday.

She was visiting the area from Massachusetts and staying in an Airbnb near the Venice Canals when she was one of two women violently attacked on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

LAPD is still refusing to release any information or mugshot on the suspect, Anthony Francisco Jones, who was arrested for the assaults and rape.

The other victim, Mary Klein, is now out of the hospital. She received at least 8 fractures to her jaw, large laceration to the back of her head, several teeth are bashed out and multiple contusions on her face & neck. She will require many surgeries and is currently getting her jaw wired shut for at least a month.



This is an update to the Man Arrested for Stabbing People in Santa Monica story we published on Monday.

We checked out the suspect's Facebook, he says he moved to Los Angeles on June 10, 2023. And he last post was the song "Evil Ways" by Satana.

The Santa Monica Police Department has now released more information on the suspect and his victims. The suspect they arrested, Larry Ameyal Cedeno, is "currently experiencing homelessness", He was on probation for larceny.

He also had a case for assault w/ deadly weapon & elder abuse dismissed less than two weeks ago right before it was set to go to a jury trial, and also has prior convictions for evading & vandalism.

In the unprovoked incident, Cedeno, stabbed two victims on the 1500 block of 4th Street in the city of Santa Monica.. Two victims suffered stab wounds, one remains in critical but stable condition; the third victim was assaulted with no major injuries. The two individuals who were stabbed have been identified as German tourists who are not related to each other.

The Santa Monica Criminal Investigations Division presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney with the following charges:

· 1 count of attempted murder

· 1 count of assault with a deadly weapon

Cedeno is scheduled to be arraigned on May 22 in Dept. 30 of the Airport Courthouse.

If convicted as charged, the maximum sentence is life in state prison.

The People recommend a bail of $2,155,000.

"The safety and security of our community is our top priority. As is standard practice for the busy summer months, the Santa Monica Police Department will be increasing foot patrols in the downtown, beach, and surrounding areas."


There is still a potential for strong rip current activity at all Los AngelesCounty beaches through Wednesday. A long period southerly swell is lingering.



Her name is Lisa Hefli and she recently arrived in Venice from Missouri. She is 41 year old mother of 4. Her ex-husband said she has a history of mental problems.

She was staying in Bridge Housing in Venice. She came out to Los Angeles to become a celebrity, like her favorite rappers did.

A few days before she caused a wild police pursuit that ended in wrong-way crash on the 405, she was making all these disturbing posts on Facebook:

"I own the roads... just know.
GET THE FK OUT OF MY WAY.
You harassed me and WE ALL KNOW IT.
THERFORE YOUR PROBLEM.."



"I just want to say--
That MOST EVERYTHING I said about what you all did to Myself, Pac AND Marshall also applies to LITERALLY ALMOST ALL CELEBRITIES..
That's why they disappear from our radio stations and movie screens, therfore..
KNOWING THIS is what changed my mind over the last 20 years.
It's TERRIBLE IN ITSELF... ALONG WITH ILLEGAL to do this to a person in a normal world.
Why would you think it's ok to do that to them?
How about instead, if you seem to feel the need to get, at the least CLOSER to their world
- you go take some acting classes, audition and earn your way into their crowd...
YOU DON'T GET TO FORCE YOUR WAY IN...ABSOLUTELY NOT.
‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
JUST SO EVERYONE IS NOW AWARE...
YOU ARE ALL DONE TERRORIZING THEIR WORLDS. THEIR HOMES, THEIRS FRIENDS, THEIR FAMILIES... AND THE SADDEST AND MOST SICKEST OF ALL??
THEIR FUCKING BABIES!!
LIKE - HOLY HELL YOU TERRORIZE BABIES!!
YOU'RE THE FUCKING SICK ONES!!
WHAT'S GOING TO BE DONE TO YOU...
Mmmm-consider it "without penalty" because YOU'VE BEEN GIVING MORE THAN ABSOLUTE RIGHTFULLNESS TO US IS THIS..
EXPECT TO SUFFER PHYSICAL BODILY HARM UP TO DEATH.
THIS IS ATTEMPTED MURDER ON THE ROADS (PRINCESS DIANA) AND IN PERSON (JOHN LENNON).
TOLD ONCE, IF YOU DIE AFTER THAT. YOU ASKED FOR IT.
IF ANYONE EVEN EVER FINDS YOU...
IT'LL BE WHAT IT IS....SELF DEFENSE.
-Do you like my van?"

"There's grown ups everywhere of ALL COLORS, SHAPES AND SIZES FEELING SOME IMAGINARY SENSE OF THIS ENTITLEMENT...
I GOT NEWS FOR YA. THAT ROAD YOU DON'T FOLLOW THE LAWS OF WHEN JAY-WALKING (ILLEGAL) MIGHT BE THE DEATH OF YOU AND UH.. ..
HERE'S THE REASON I DON'T GIVE A FK!!
NOT TO MENTION THE DRIVER THAT'S DRIVING THE CAR...ON THE ROAD TECHNICALLY PUT THERE FOR THE CAR...PROBABLY NOT. -BREAKING THE LAW.
HEY MAN, IF I SHOW UP NEXT IT'S CAUSE THE COPS GOT BETTER SHT TO DO... THTS ONE HELL OF A LOT OF PAPERWORK TO DO....OR.. it's not!!!"

"Did all you even know I GAVE UP ON A MUSIC CAREER OVER 20 YEARS AGO AND I DON'T CARE??
IF YOU'RE WAITING FOR ME TO GAIN "CELEBRITY STATUS" JUST STOP.
-I'M FAAARRR MORE CELEBRITY RIGHT NOW THAN I EVER WANTED TO BE.
IT FUCKED UP MY LIFE SOOOO BAD.
Had I been a NORMAL GIRL...
I never would have never met my ex in the first place... AND I WOULD BE THE NOTHING TO YOU PEOPLE I SHOULD BE!!
I didn't agree to this, I wasn't even old enough to.. I HATE IT!!
I SAID FUCK THE FAME.
SHIII... I'M BOUTTA BE HAPPY AS A MFKR FLIPPIN BURGERS, LIVIN IN CALI.
THE END.
THERE IS NO MONEY FOR YOU HERE.
AND NO LOVE.
THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU TO GAIN FROM ME."

She rants about damaging cars belonging to other people:

""Your car gets fkd up FOR NOT STAYING AWAY LIKE I ASKED AND IT'LL BE YOUR OWN PROBLEM.
THIS APPLIES ON THE ROAD AND AFTERWARDS...
LIKE YOUR CAR WAS PRETTY WHEN YOU LEFT IT... WHAT HAPPENED, MAN?"



YOU KNOW, IT'S REALLY FKNG OBVIOUS WHEN THE PARKING LOT WAS EMPTY BEFORE I got here... Let's see..
This car, and this car and this car and this car..
馃敧
Fk....hit a brake line...
OH WELL. 馃し‍♀️"



On Sunday, May 19, 2024 at approximately 8:00PM, SMPD responded to the 1500 block of 4th Street near Parking Structure #7 for a reported stabbing. Officers determined the suspect, 29-year-old Larry Ameyal Cedeno, in an unprovoked incident, assaulted three individuals. Two victims suffered stab wounds, one remains in critical but stable condition; the third victim was assaulted with no major injuries.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers immediately began CPR on the first victim while additional officers located the suspect. The suspect was detained and arrested a short time later. The suspect remains in custody at the Santa Monica Jail pending arraignment and the official filing of charges.

Suspect: Larry Ameyal Cedeno; DOB 04-20-1995; on probation for larceny.

He also had a case for assault w/ deadly weapon & elder abuse dismissed less than two weeks ago right before it was set to go to a jury trial, and also has prior convictions for evading & vandalism.



3 homeless men from Ventura cause havoc on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Featuring: Venice Healer Daisy , Buzzed Lightyear, the LAPD, a hardcore tough guy from Ventura, & many more....

Back Story: According to witnesses, a trio of homeless men (proudly claiming they are from Ventura County) showed up on the Venice Boardwalk and started causing problems. The latest problem led to one of the 3 men pulling out a bottle and trying to attack one of the locals. He lost that fight and ended up on the ground beat up and bloody, while his friend ran off. That is where this video begins, when the police show up and the second guy comes back....


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"On Sunday, May 19, 2024, Santa Monica Police Officers, along with deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, are currently engaged in a significant emergency operation at the 4th Street Expo Metro Train Station in downtown Santa Monica.

Authorities have closed 4th Street between Olympic Boulevard and Colorado Avenue to facilitate the response by the sheriff’s bomb squad. Commuters are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes as the investigation continues.

The nature of the incident has not been disclosed, and further updates are expected as the situation develops. Travelers using the metro service should anticipate delays and station closures. Local residents and businesses may experience increased law enforcement presence and are urged to remain alert and follow official guidance.

This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as it becomes available."

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.


Here's the video of the Venice Beach homeless lady moments before she took off in a "camper" van and lead the LAPD on a ridiculous high speed chase where she crashed head on into cars on the 405.


Lifeguards attempt to free a beached sail boat during the high tide on Tuesday afternoon in Playa del Rey.


Unlike the LAPD who is refusing to release information on the Venice Canals rapist, the Santa Monica Police Department releases information and mugshots of crinimals.

On Monday, May 13th, at 7:14 am, Santa Monica Police Department officers responded to reports of an assault occurring in the 2000 block of Ocean Front Walk. Witnesses to the incident told dispatchers that a young woman was being dragged across the ground by her ponytail.

Responding officers were on scene within minutes and found both the victim and suspect near the Bicknell restrooms. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The victim, a Venice resident, was jogging southbound on the beach path when the suspect grabbed her ponytail from behind, knocking her to the ground. He then pulled her several feet toward the restrooms. The victim believed that the suspect intended to sexually assault her. Several witnesses intervened in the attack and called police. The victim suffered minor physical injuries in the attack.

The suspect was identified as Malcolm Jimmy Ward, Jr. (DOB: 01/13/1976). Ward is on parole for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He is currently homeless and is being held without bail. On May 15th, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Ward with felony counts of:

• Kidnapping

• Assault with Intent to Commit Rape

• Violation of Parole

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Detective James McCoy at james.mccoy@santamonica.gov or CrimeTips@santamonica.gov.


Anthony Francisco Jones, 29, appeared in court on Wednesday morning for a pre-trial hearing. He was charged with two counts of forcible rape and one count each of sexual penetration by use of force, mayhem, torture, attempted murder and sodomy by use of force, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc贸n.

Other than that, the DA, the LAPD, Traci Park, etc...no one will release any other info on this person. They even refuse to release his mugshot.

Jones is being held on $3.25 million bail. His preliminary hearing was pushed to June 11.