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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.”


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.


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.


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.

For more info, Click Here.

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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.


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"







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!

For more info, Click Here.

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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.


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.

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



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.



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.


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.




Heads up Topanga motorists! Caltrans will close a portion of southbound Topanga Blvd on postmile 1.9 near the area of the recently opened highway which was closed due to a slide. The closure will allow crews to safely install k-rail near the location of the slide.

The closure will be on Thursday 6/20 from 9 am to 11 am., and there will be one-way traffic control near the location of the work.

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


News from Topanga Lou:

"Spetic tank at about 5:40 am, then later in the day the leaking began with raw toilet sewage. The smell started at the beginning of the week. Yesterday, the smell was horrible. What a smelly way to celebrate Father's Day at the beach! Found out that the spetic tanks get drained on Thursdays."



The City of Malibu is inviting eveyone to the launch party fortheir newest campaign for safety on PCH:

Learn how you can be part of the community-wide effort to make PCH safer for our community! Join City of Malibu leaders, law enforcement, community members, community advocates and partner agencies for the launch of the City’s PCH safety campaign "Cruise Malibu – Surf, Sand, Slow” Thursday, June 27, 5:00 PM at Malibu Bluffs Park (PCH at Malibu Canyon Road).

Addressing PCH safety is a top priority for the City, and we need your help to raise awareness and change driver behavior! The City has been conducting an intensive effort to address PCH safety, including supporting state legislation, highway improvements and technology, driver education, and increased traffic enforcement.

"Cruise Malibu – Surf, Sand, Slow” was designed by a focus group of longtime residents with deep marketing and advertising experience, Pepperdine students, the LA County Sheriff's Department, CHP, and City staff. The community picnic-style event will feature a panel discussion led by community members with a Q&A, a screening of the PCH safety commercial and campaign materials, and a call for volunteers to join the PCH safety effort.

Take the pledge to "cruise PCH at or below the speed limit in Malibu" and receive a “Cruise Malibu – Surf, Sand, Slow” gift.

Food will be available for purchase. Bring chairs, blankets, and warm clothing. No alcohol or BBQs please. Please keep dogs leashed. Free, no RSVPs needed.

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



ATTN: Skaters! Don't miss the Ghost Jam Skate Experience at Pier 360 on June 29-30 from 10am-5pm! Enjoy open skate sessions, guided lessons, trick contests, and more.

For more info, Click Here.

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News of a tragic accident on Saturday at Dockweiler State Beach​.

A 2-year-old girl was killed after she was struck by an RV near Dockweiler State Beach that was driven by a family member, authorities said.

According to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im, "officers were dispatched to the 12200 block of Vista Del Mar at around 5:45 p.m. after learning of a car that had hit a person in the area."


The child hit as the RV backed out of a private property, Im added. She was identified as Merida Castillo, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office.

LAPD’s Media Relations Division later reported that Castillo and the motorist driving the RV were residents of Lancaster and related. They had no other immediate information.


A new face on the Venice Boardwalk was said to be acting like a big boss man to people, swinging his knife around. He ended up on the ground with his face all bloody and his knife taken away.

After he recovers, he tries to take out his frustration on one of the medics that came to help him.


Don't miss the ultimate beach festival featuring the Mike Vaughan Memorial 5-Mile Race, 1-mile short course, sprint races, and an exciting SUPsquatch exhibition.

For more info, Click Here.

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



Candlelit Memoria for Sarah Alden, who was murdered in the Venice Canals Assaults on Women.

For all our coverage of this crime, Click Here.