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Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts


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.

To donate, please Click Here



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

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


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.


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.



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..
🔪
Fk....hit a brake line...
OH WELL. 🤷‍♀️"



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....


Haden McKenna, a professional skateboarder from Venice, talks about skateboarding, the Venice Skatepark, and growing up having a father that was addicted to drugs.

We Are Venice showcases the people and culture of Venice Beach, California and will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. This is a series of premium documentary profile pieces on Venice’s most important and influential individuals.


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.


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 Gascón.

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.


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.




Inaugural Fly Without Limits 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at Venice Beach. Competing teams will vie for a grand prize of $15,000.


On the morning of Monday, May 13, 2024, a notable confrontation occurred on the Venice Beach Boardwalk between Daisy the Venice Healer and Kenny, a local regulator. The argument quickly intensified as Daisy voiced her concerns regarding the behavior of a man named Elijah, labeling him as overly violent. She urged Kenny to intervene, but her pleas were met with staunch opposition and counter-accusations.

Kenny rebuffed Daisy's appeals, accusing her of causing disruptions and questioning her sincerity and motives. He shared his feelings of being misunderstood and unfairly judged by others in their community. As the disagreement continued, both parties blamed each other for a lack of support and respect. Daisy advocated for resolving issues through love and understanding, contrasting sharply with Kenny’s criticisms of her associations with individuals he considered negatively influential.

Click Here for more Stories about Venice Healer Daisy

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.


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.


Early Friday morning, during the weekly homeless encampment clean up of ,the Venice Beach restrooms, a woman was removed from one of the restroom stalls. Angered by this she became hostile, and when social workers tried to offer her assistance, she pulled out a large knife and threatened them and others in the area.

After the standoff with LAPD, she was overheard blaming Daisy the Venice Healer for being removed from the restrooms.


May 10, 2024

Beach Closure and Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

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 AREAS CLOSED:

The following sites continue to remain closed due to a recent sewage discharge:

· Dockweiler State Beach from Ballona Creek to one mile South

· Venice Beach from Ballona Creek to one mile North

BEACH AREA WARNINGS:

· Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach

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

· Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica 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

· 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

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:

· Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu

· Herondo Street Storm Drain in Hermosa Beach. Near Hermosa Tower TK

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.




>The second Saturday of each May is designated as “Fire Service Day” in the City of Los Angeles - a citywide open firehouse celebration,

This year, our theme is "Celebrating Community Resilience", with a focus on strengthening the connections that benefit our entire community in times of crisis.

We're eager to have you spend part of your day with us on Saturday, May 11, to learn about our team, tools and training - but more importantly, for us to learn of your needs and concerns regarding emergency response and disaster preparedness.



Fire Station 63 (Venice) will be welcoming your visit between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2024 For more info, Click Here.

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


May 9, 2024

Public Health has UPDATED an ocean water closure due to the release of approximately 14,400 gallons of untreated sewage:

• Dockweiler State Beach from Ballona Creek to one mile South

• Venice Beach from Ballona Creek to one mile North.

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 sewage discharge began on May 8th and was stopped at 12:09 p.m. on May 9th, resulting in an estimated 14,400 gallons of sewage entering Ballona Creek.

The Department of Public Health will conduct water sampling beginning on May 10th, and the closures will remain in effect until Public Health receives two sampling results indicating that bacterial levels meet health standards.

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.




Car show and fiesta on Venice Beach on Sunday, Cinco de Mayo.


A fisherman catches a sand shark at the Venice Fishing Pier.