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At 11:39PM, LA Lifeguards were dispatched to a vessel that had run aground near the Venice Pier. Large south swell contributed to the vessel going ashore. Both people on board were able to self rescue without injury. Baywatch Rescue Boats and land based lifeguards were able to rig up and tow the vessel offshore this morning. Dewatering and overhaul operations were conducted by Baywatch crews due to prop damage. The vessel was successfully salvaged and towed to the marina for an emergency haul out.

Photos by LACoFD Lifeguards



Saturday afternoon, all Lanes CLOSED in both directions of PCH (Route 1) from Sycamore Canyon Rd to Deer Creek Rd near #Malibu due to two-vehicle traffic collision resulting in fatality.


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

"Today, they had a massive homeless encampment clean up behind Golds Gym in Venice Beach, California. A lot of homeless got surprised by the cleanup crew. Some did not have enough time to get all their belongings."

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: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice


The Santa Monica Pier is the place to be for classic car fans on Saturday, September 11th. The Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show takes place from 10A-5P directly on the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot.

The event is free for guests to attend and will have food and drink available for purchase. There will be live performances by local bands and artists The Midnight Cruzzers and DJ Chel, as well as the Miss Chevy Pinup Contest.

For those wishing to participate in the car show, there is a $30 roll in fee and a requirement for pre-1972 cars only. Roll in times are from 7A-9A; limited spaces available. Participants will be entered in a raffle and award show.

For more information and to pre-register your car, contact Turi at (310) 291-7628 or Rigo at (636) 219-6582.


Water main break affecting Venice Beach today (Sunday, Aug 5th). Storm drains in the area were flowing but have now stopped. LACoFD Lifeguards have posted signs and are advising swimmers to avoid the water near breached storm drains.


Elevated surf & dangerous rip currents expected tonight thru Labor Day. Surf up to 3 to 5 feet can be expected across south-facing beaches of LA County.


Mornings in Venice Beach 9/3/21 Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Two security guards got into an altercation which led to a stabbing with a broken bottle and Park Rangers return for the Friday homeless sweeps/clean ups."

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


Saturday, September 4th: PM sees 2-3′ waves from fresh, slow rising SSW swell. Morning starts off slow with most spots staying under waist high, but a new round of modest scale, long-period SSW swell gradually fills in during the day. In the afternoon the rising Southern Hemi puts well exposed breaks of northern LA in thigh to waist high surf. Largest late. A little NW windswell lingers through the day. Light/variable winds early, shift to a sea breeze later morning, then rise to light+/locally more onshores for the afternoon. Evening winds look to ease in most areas, as the tide heads for a deep 6′ high about an hour after sunset.

Sunday, September 5th: 3-4′ surf off SSW swell, most size in the PM. For the morning, a building, long-period SSW swell has better exposures of northern LA in waist to chest high range waves. More SSW swell shows over the afternoon, putting more of those well exposed spots in chest to shoulder high surf. Bit more NW windswell due to mix in, but it’s still small, waist high or under. Light/variable winds for much of the morning, followed by light+/locally more afternoon onshores. The sea breeze is expected to taper off by the evening for most of the coast, as the tide steadily rises towards a 6’+ high about 90 minutes after sunset.


This past weekend in Malibu, two homeless people brutally attacked a family.

The two homeless people confronted a family on Dan Blocker Beach on Sunday, saying they were not allowed in the area, sparking an argument between the dad and the two homeless people. One of the suspects, later identified as Richard Franck, whipped out a machete and began slashing the dad multiple times. The violent attack resulted in the dad losing his eye.

The other four family members were then chased away by them, LASD said.

Both suspects were eventually found and arrested. Both are being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon.

One of the suspects, Richard Franck, was arrested back in February for threatening a sheriff's deputy with a knife. He spent only spent for days in jail and was released by the District Attorney on a misdemeanor charge. This is according the Sheriff Villanueva, via his twitter posts:



Largest Southern Hemi Swell of the season.

On August 31, 2021, at about 12:54 AM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a report of Shots Fired at the Santa Monica Pier. Comments on the call indicated the reporting party heard approximately 3-4 gunshots, then witnessed an unknown male running towards the Ferris Wheel and out of sight.

When Officers arrived on scene, they met with a witness who reported that she recovered a handgun dropped by a male while he was trying to jump over a fence. Officers did not find any victims; however, the Officers located spent casings and impact holes on a wall. All the parties to the shooting fled prior to Officers arriving and no suspects were arrested.

At this time, SMPD detectives are attempting to identify and locate the following subject who dropped the handgun at the scene:

• Male Hispanic, 25-30 years-old, approximately 5’7”, black hair, brown eyes wearing a black hat and black clothing.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individual is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Tavera with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-2256 or the Santa Monica Department’s Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.


A woman’s body was discovered just after 12:30 a.m. at Will Rodgers State Beach early Sunday, authorities said.

Firefighters said the deceased woman was nude and located near the tide near Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road.

Her cause of death was not immediately known.

An investigation is underway.
Santa Monica Police are bracing for the possibility of violence when anti-vaccine demonstrators rally near the city’s pier on Sunday. Unlike last year, when the disgraced former police chief's incompetence led to hundreds of businessses getting looted and dozens of residents getting injured, the new chief appears to be actually doing her job.

The rally, part of an international day of protest against what participants describe is “medical tyranny,” is being promoted as a peaceful demonstration. But SMDP officers have noted that violence has broken out between anti-vaccine demonstrators and counterprotesters at similar events in cities throughout California, including L.A., Long Beach and Oakland. SMPD has urged residents to report anything suspicious they may see leading up to and on the day of the rally, and register for the city’s emergency alert system. The department is also supporting local businesses that wish to board up storefronts in advance.

“Given the nature of this upcoming event and in an abundance of caution, this weekend you’ll see an increased uniformed police presence throughout the city, and in particular the downtown area,” Santa Monica Interim Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said in a video statement uploaded to the department’s Facebook page on Wednesday.



"Hello, I am your interim Chief of Police, Jacqueline Seabrooks. This is the most recent in a series of safety messages I am sharing with our community concerning the Police Department’s unusual incident response planning and preparation. Recently, the Police Department’s Planning & Intelligence Unit received specific information regarding a rally that is scheduled to take place near the Pier on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The primary participants are those who have taken a position against COVID-19 vaccinations and against the wearing of protective masks. Currently available intelligence and information indicates opposition groups will very likely be in attendance as well.

As a Santa Monica community member, business owner, or visitor, you should know that the City of Santa Monica, and by extension, its Police Department values the ability of the public to engage in peacefully expressive conduct as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. On the other hand, we do take issue with those who come to our community specifically to intimidate—through violence or other criminal behavior—those who seek to peacefully exercise their Constitutional rights.

Given the nature of this upcoming event, and in an abundance of caution, this weekend, you will see an increased uniformed police presence throughout the City and in particular, the Downtown area. We are working with our municipal partners and other regional partners to ensure the Police Department is able to facilitate peaceful First Amendment activity even as we work to ensure a safe environment for our residents, business owners, and visitors. To assist us in our efforts in maintaining a safe community, last night, the Santa Monica City Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting possession of certain items while attending public assemblies or community events. Please visit the provided link below for more details on the prohibited items.

EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA AMENDING SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4.08.780

Thank you for your attention and don’t forget to mask up for community safety."

The Santa Monica City Council's adopted emergency ordinance bars people from bringing certain types of items to public protests, assemblies or community events. The list of banned items includes plastic pipes, baseball bats, aerosol sprays, weapons, glass bottles, chains longer than 20 inches, metal containers, shields, gas masks, helmets, body armor, bricks and rocks.
Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Venice Pier remains decidedly closed. For Venetians who had hoped to enjoy a stroll on the beloved pier this summer, that dream is all but waning. “With all the challenges we’ve had to suffer though this year the fact that a project in a public outdoor space like this has been so dragged out is just ridiculous,” said longtime Venice resident Guy Okazaki. The $5 million dollar restoration projec By Nicole Lynch


Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Venice Pier remains decidedly closed. For Venetians who had hoped to enjoy a stroll on the beloved pier this summer, that dream is all but waning. “With all the challenges we’ve had to suffer though this year the fact that a project in a public outdoor space like this has been so dragged out is just ridiculous,” said longtime Venice resident Guy Okazaki.

The $5 million dollar restoration project was approved after a June 2018 electrical fire caused by a homeless encampment under the pier burned a 15-foot section near the lifeguard tower. An eyewitness to the scene said that an unhoused person tapped into the electrical system and was attempting to use a microwave oven.

When the scaffolding came down and the construction equipment staging location cleared out nearly a month ago, it seemed as though reopening was imminent. However, weeks passed with little activity. “It’s like nobody’s managing it. There’s been no information, it’s absurd,” Guy continued.

Calls and emails to the Department of Recreation and Parks were not returned.


The Santa Monica Pier is the place to be for classic car fans on Saturday, September 11th. The Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show takes place from 10A-5P directly on the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot.

The event is free for guests to attend and will have food and drink available for purchase. There will be live performances by local bands and artists The Midnight Cruzzers and DJ Chel, as well as the Miss Chevy Pinup Contest.

For those wishing to participate in the car show, there is a $30 roll in fee and a requirement for pre-1972 cars only. Roll in times are from 7A-9A; limited spaces available. Participants will be entered in a raffle and award show.

For more information and to pre-register your car, contact Turi at (310) 291-7628 or Rigo at (636) 219-6582.


The entry to Point Dume is closed to pedestrians & vehicles due to the access road collapse.

This is the access road that connects the entrance on Westward Beach Road to the parking lot.



The access road that connects the entrance on Westward Beach Road to the beach parking lots is impassable after high tides and surf Friday night caused serious damage.



LA Beaches & Harbors asks beachgoers to stay away from Pt Dume Beach. Without vehicle access, they can't clean facilities or pump out portable toilets. There is no water or power.




This is the road on Wednesday (above photo) vs this now (photo below).





On August 21 at 2:57 p.m. in the area of Venice Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk, two teens from a 'youth group' became "suddenly ill" and had to be taken to an area hospital by LAFD Paramedics after they became suddenly ill following suspected use or contact with a still undetermined illicit substance. One in grave condition with Advanced Life Support measures underway during transport, while the other patient was in serious condition with an altered level of consciousness.

Both teens were taken to UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, where one of the subjects died, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The other teen remains in serious condition.

According to the LAPD, the teens bought what they thought was Percocet in McFarland, California.
Largest Southern Hemi Swell of the season.

Southern hemi swell continues to provide good size surf for summer locations through this weekend. Easing SSW swell continues to provide widespread surf in the chest-head high range for better breaks of North LA.
Disturbing video footage of the drunk asshole who hit a mother and her baby on Speedway then drove off.

The asshole is 16 years old and has been arrested for DUI, but the city council assholes will most likely released him like they do with just about everyone they arrest for a crime.





Saturday morning, August 7, 2021 at approximately 2:30am, Santa Monica Police Department officers assigned to the Major Accident Response Team (MART) responded to a traffic collision involving a solo vehicle and a pedestrian near Main and Ashland.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her  injuries.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident can contact the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Division at 310-458-8993 or Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.