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Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts


Surfing at the Venice Beach Pier on Christmas Day, 2022. Video edited from our Instagram Story footage of this day.





Surfing at the Venice Beach Pier on December 23, 2022. Video edited from our Instagram Story footage of this day.





From Santa Monica Close Up:

"City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works sanitation workers in white hazardous materials suits, with Action Environmental Services, Inc., clean-up homeless encampments at Venice Beach restrooms on Friday, February 3, 2023. Park Rangers were onsite during the cleanup. The Venice Beach clean-ups are conducted every Friday."

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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.

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Surfing at the Venice Beach Pier on December 13, 2022. Video edited from our Instagram Story footage of this day.





Worker cleaning up the flooded Venice Boardwalk while a vendor nearby removes an angry homeless lady from the front of his business.





A man was foun d dead in his car in Venice Beach.

The man, who living in his car in Venice Blvd at the intersection of Abbot Kinney, was discovered around 8:43 p.m. on Wednesday.

LAFD released this statement:

"After obtaining a better view of the inside of the vehicle (despite condensation on the windows obstructing their view), firefighters discovered that the reported propane inside the vehicle was coming from small camping-style propane bottles. While the exact circumstances are unknown, it *appears* to have been an unhoused man (approx 70 years old) who was trying to stay warm in an enclosed space (propane-powered heat lamp) and, sadly, succumbed to accidental asphyxiation (oxygen displaced by leaking propane)."


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Police Officers issue advisals at the Ozone Ct. homeless encampment in Venice on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Tents are not permitted between 6am and 9pm. Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 41.18 makes it illegal to sit, lie or sleep in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public way."

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.

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Surf Clips from a small day in Novmber.

Originally filmed and posted to our Instagram daily stories back on November 30, 2022.





"Police Out Of Traffic!" protest in Venice Beach held on Sunday Afternoon at the corner of Venice & Lincoln.





Black Lives Matter held a "Police Out Of Traffic!" protest at the corner of Venice & Lincoln on Sunday afternoon.





Photos from Aryeh Cohen.

Photos from Jodie Evans.






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A couple people get fed up and confront a homeless man who was said to be half naked pleasuring himself on the boardwalk in Venice Beach. Some security guards are they trying to keep the peace, LAPD shows up, but does not want to get involved.



Due to a recent significant sewage discharge in the Marina Del Rey area, the following beaches are closed: Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach: ½ Mile North of Marina entrance, Dockweiler State Beach: ½ Mile South of Ballona Creek.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued beach closures for the following areas due to the release of approximately 64,000 gallons of untreated sewage:

Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey
Venice City Beach, ½ Mile North of Marina entrance
Dockweiler State Beach, ½ Mile South of Ballona Creek



Public Health officials are advising residents or visitors planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid contact with ocean water and wet sand in the areas noted above. The cause of the sewage discharge was a blocked main line which resulted in sewage entering the storm drain system at the corner of Admiralty Way and Palawan Way. The blockage has been cleared at this time, and the immediate area cleaned.



Lifeguards are patrolling the affected beaches posting signs to warn the public. Please stay out of the water in these areas until further notice.





Beach Closures
A beach is closed anytime there is a known sewage or chemical spill impacting ocean waters. Water contact may cause someone to become ill. When a beach is closed, the Department of Public Health advises beach users to avoid all contact with ocean water in the closure area and where closure signs are posted.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Police Officers patrol Venice Beach on foot on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The Officers talked with the unhoused at the Ozone Homeless Encampment. Making an appearance during this video is the Venice Healer Daisy. "

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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.

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The absolutely insane back story of Grind King Trucks. It's a story of success, failure, wealth, power, drug dealers, murder, and so much more.



Felix “xQc” Lengyel is one of the biggest streamers in the world. Known for his controversial (and loud) opinions as well as his talented gaming, amassing 11.5 million followers on Twitch. The trendsetting streamer is largely seen in front of a monitor, but the hermit decided to do some rare physical activity.


Back in August 2021, a mother and her baby where hit by a car that fled on Speedway in Venice Beach. The 15 year old driver of the car was stopped by another driver right after. ⁠

It was later revealed that teen hit-&-run driver was on drugs when he ran over the mother and her baby.. And when he pleaded guilty to the hit and run, he was only given 5 months of diversionary camp as punishment. Which pissed off a lot of people, especially since he was already on felony probation for poisoning a high school girl's drink at the time of the hit-and-run. ⁠

"Someone with a criminal record tried to kill me and my son, and George Gascon thinks that five months of camp is a sufficient punishment," the mother who he hit said. The mother eventually moved her family out of Los Angeles to get away from what she has described as "soft-on-crime policies." ⁠

Flash forward to this week, authorities have identified a teenager who was fatally shot in Palmdale Wednesday night as 17-year-old Kristopher Baca of Palmdale, the driver of the hit-&-run in Venice Beach. ⁠

Witness stated Kristopher had been at a fast food restaurant earlier trying to "get with a girl." ⁠

"As he walked home alone, a car pulled up next to him and an argument broke out. Someone in the vehicle opened fire, then sped off."

"The universe delivered the justice we weren’t given in court, but a much harsher punishment than he’d have been dealt in a court of law," the mother, who asked only to be identified as Rachel told news reporters.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works sanitation workers in white hazardous materials suits, with Clean Harbors Hazardous Waste Management team, clean-up homeless encampments at Venice Beach on Friday, January 20, 2023. LAHSA (Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority) provided homeless outreach. Park Rangers were onsite during the cleanup. The Venice Beach clean-ups are conducted every Friday."

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.

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Pictorial History of Venice, California, Coastal Beach community and suburb of Los Angeles. A documentary by Tom Sewell, a long term resident of Venice, Ca.


Daily Venice Pier Surf Reporter Glenice Venice was guest on KCRW this week. He talked about the recent swell, the poor regional water quality after the heavy storms, and more.

Listen to the podcast below:



Glen photographed by Darya Alexandra for T2TR Clothing