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Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts

Beck Adler and Noah Hill grew up surfing Venice Beach, CA. It was there, that they mastered the art of 1-2' onshore beach breaks. After one last surf at the local pier, with a decent forecast, and high hopes, they hit the road in search of better waves. And well, lets just say... Every Dog Has Its Day.

From The Venice Wasteland:

At 9pm in Venice Centennial Park a young homeless man was slashed. It’s the same man who was kicked & beaten on May 15th. Thankfully he was okay. But he’s back in the park with his attackers.

Venice Beach, video by Venice Wasteland

In 5 months Centennial Park in Venice California has been transformed into a small park next to a library into a chaotic and terrifying homeless encampment filled with violence, drugs, and despair. Neighbors have been begging for help since the first tent arrived, but no one has intervened, allowing criminals and the worst of humanity to move in to terrorize the surrounding neighborhood.

Everyday people doing extraordinary things outdoors. That’s the inspiration behind the Hydro Flask “Why We Go” series. These films from Hydro Flask showcase unique individuals chasing adventures that allow them to be their best selves.

Meet Mazel, an eight-year old skateboarder who knows the joy of landing new tricks.

A group of "live streamers" (Youtubers) got into a fight with some girls at the Venice Pier on Tuesday afternoon.

As it appears from the videos going somewhat viral, a group of dumb ass attention craving "streamers" were filming and harassing a group of girls next to the Venice Pier. They are doingit for their live stream. Their videos show them being complete douchebags (being themselves, basically).

The bikini-clad girls try telling them to stop filming them, and that they are 16 years old. The douchebags continue being themselves, and it leads to a physical fight. One of the douchetubers even dropkicks one of the girls.

One beach-goer comes over and punks one of the douchetubers for hitting a girl. The crybaby then starts crying for the cops.

During the brawl, the asshole Youtubers apparently call the police, and then when the police arrive and don't arrest the girlss, they try to irritate the officers for more footage for their Youtube live stream.

And after the police leave, these assholetubers then get into another argument with another person, whom they had triggered easrlier by claiming they took his chain. The man repeatedly asks them to stop filming him, while he asked them about his missing chain, to which they don't. So the guy punches one of them dropping him to the curb, while the other runs off like a coward.

Several of the videos are posted below (due to some being age restricted, they have to be viewed on Youtube) :

More footage of this:

Venice Beach, filmed by Cop Watch Venice

How did Venice's smallest park become it's largest encampment? 8 months at Venice Centennial Park.

"This is a video compilation of the past 8 months at Venice centennial park AKA Venice library park. I hadn't planned on making a video about it, but had lots of footage, so this is random on different dates labeled inorder laying out a timeline of how Venice's smallest park, became it's largest homeless encampment.

The Venice of America Centennial Park was built in 1993 and has had homeless people randomly sleeping there ever since. I even slept there as a kid many times. But it's never been like this.

The city and LAPD keeps going against the supreme court orders and chooses to chase homeless people around, criminalizing their existence, rather than help anyone, so the places for people to go are becoming harder to find. The Venice centennial park is one of the few places not entirely fenced in by the city. Mike Bonin has fenced in and closed off nearly every area an encampment was, and he's spent $650,000 on private security patrolling overnight this year alone, keeping people out of other areas. That doesn't include the 2 am sanitation and LAPD clean ups where they don't clean anything.

According to the city, the park is now the site of the next "encampments to homes program" where the city supposedly takes entire encampments into a hotel, then gets them permanent housing. Problem is, most of these people have already been through the program and we're kicked out with no permanent solution. This is just another part of the city's revolving door homelessness response, where if they pretend they can't fix it, then they can rely on voters to get fed up and say chase everyone off or leave them to die instead of spending the billions in Homelessness funding on what it's actually intended for. Real question is, where's all that money?"

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

150+ Local Brands, LA's best food trucks, 20 performing artists all at Venice Blvd's biggest street festival​.

The Venice Summer Fest Returns for the 4th time to the Mar Vista Arts District on June 25th, 2022, from 12pm to 8pm. Celebrating Southern California Culture!

Music, drinks, games and dancing fill the street with positive vibes creating the ultimate destination for your local weekend adventure!

The festival will take place on Venice Blvd. in the street, In-between Grand View & Centinela.

For more info, Click Here.

Venice Beach, 5/16/22, filmed by Cop Watch Venice

"Venice beach Homelessness and neighborhood update. There was another RV fire on Rose and Lincoln, the library park is growing and getting a lot of police attention lately, meanwhile the beach is looking as bad as ever while the city keeps taking funding to "clean"."

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

From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Police set up a perimeter Between Rose Avenue and Marine Street in Venice on Sunday, May 14, 2022. At 8:30 am SMPD Officers responded to area of 4th and Marine to investigate an attempted car-jacking. The suspect, a Black male, with a tattoo on his neck and wearing all black clothing used physical force (no weapon) in his attempt to take the victim’s car, before he fled on foot. SMPD officers quickly arrived on scene and set up a perimeter. Search teams comprised of SMPD Officers, K9s, UAS (Drone) team, and an LAPD airship searched the area. They concluded their search at about 11:45 AM. The outstanding suspect was not located."

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Come make history with us at the First Annual: Venice Classic, the first dedicated car show to ever be held at the world famous Venice Boardwalk

Come join The DogTown Devils Car Club on August 27th for an event unlike any other in the Venice Boardwalks 100 year history as we celebrate Surf, Sounds and Southern California's Car Culture.

All Classics, Kustoms, Lowriders, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Pre-80's Trucks and Pre-80's Muscle Cars, WELCOME!

This family event will feature Vendors, Food Vendors, a Beer Garden, DJ, Giveaways and an Awards Ceremony presented by The DogTown Devils Car Club and the City of Venice.

The The DogTown Devils Car Club,

For more info and to register you vehicle, Click Here.

The streets in Venice will be temporarily closed Sunday morning, 5/15/22, for the Herbalife Triathlon


Here's a photo of a RV on fire at Rose and Lincoln in Venice. Photo by @VeniceIntel.
ch. Many people asked me how Venice Beach looks now. I went to the Venice Beach library, inside the park there is a big homeless encampment with lots of tents in it."

All the HOKALI Community of surfers will be cleaning the beaches together!!
Date and time:
Sat, May 28, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

Venice Beach Recreation Center
1700-1706 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

HOKALI is announcing guidelines for individuals to conduct solo beach clean ups as long as local governing bodies allow for public beach access. A solo cleanup is defined as an individual cleanup by one person or household unit, not necessarily organized by the chapter, but promoted as an activity for the public.

The following requirements are outlined to assist in evaluating your ability to conduct a solo beach cleanup.

Your state and local governing agency allows access to the beach;

Active use of the beach is allowed under applicable laws (e.g. walking included);

Additional restrictions on active beach use are followed, e.g., open and closing times

Beaches are not so crowded that active users can maintain a safe physical distance of 6 feet

Participation in a solo cleanup event is voluntary and solely at a participant’s own risk, including risk associated with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Individuals should only participate to the extent that they can comply with applicable federal, state, and local rules and restrictions, and the below required practices including physical distancing.

The following rules must be followed to ensure individuals are equipped to make an educated, safe and mindful decision to conduct a solo cleanup while following CDC public health guidance, local beach access restrictions, and EPA recommendations for properly discarding used PPE items.

Be responsible! If you are feeling sick or generally unwell, please stay indoors and heal.

Participate in a Raffle: Send us your photo or uploaded the picture to social media with #hokalichallenge and tag and participate for a FREE SURFING LESSON + HOKALI HAT.

Where to find US: Look for the HOKALI Flag at Venice beach, near Jays Rentals Surfshop. Our coach Moritz will be there waiting for you :)

What to bring: mask/cloth face covering, gloves, 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, grabbers (if you have them), 2 separate collection receptacles.

Check with your local authority on beach use and access restrictions. Select a location where you can maintain a minimum physical distance of 6 feet. Avoid crowded areas at crowded times.

Wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public per CDC recommendations.

Wear gloves. We cannot stress this safety precaution enough. Viruses can live on hard surfaces, and individuals should exercise extreme caution when collecting litter. Wearing gloves discourages you from touching your face or face covering. If using reusable gloves, be sure to properly sanitize between uses. Effective sanitization of a reusable glove depends on the material. Individuals should comply with CDC and EPA guidance on how to effectively sanitize reusable items against COVID-19.

Grabbers are a good way to minimize contact between your gloves and trash items. Sanitize these after use and before transport or storage.

Refrain from touching your face or public surfaces during the cleanup.

Remember to use hand sanitizer after the cleanup is over, then wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds as soon as you’re able to do so.

Remember to properly disinfect all reusable equipment before and after the cleanup using an EPA-approved product for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


More craziness from the sad destriction of the park at the Venice Beach Library.

Bonfires in the front. Drug deals in the back.

Video by Green Cloud Art Org

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

"Today I went to Venice Beach to do an update video about the homeless encampment in Venice Beach. Many people asked me how Venice Beach looks now. I went to the Venice Beach library, inside the park there is a big homeless encampment with lots of tents in it."

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: