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Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts
On Saturday, a fire broke out at the homeless encampment on Venice Blvd. next to the Venice Canals.



Mornings in Venice Beach 12/3/21 Friday. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Sanitation and park rangers are back on the boardwalk after a long break. LAPD has been chasing people away in the middle of the night even though the city, state and US Supreme Court says it's not allowed without shelter available. Seems LAPD is trying to help our council member who's facing a recall look better for some strange reason. And now there's trash everywhere that sanitation is not allowed to touch, because there's no homeless people with it. Absolutely none of the city departments communicate and it always leads to more chaos and while they break rules and laws constantly to harm our community, for some reason if it means picking up trash, they act like it's a sin and there's no way they can touch it. The trash is then left to sit for weeks as seen in the Westchester Park videos. I decided to end the video in the Venice canals where it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Venice has also been getting more people returning from the homeless hotel housing programs because the city decided Christmas was a perfect time to close three locations at once. Now people are being shuffled around until they go into the neighborhood and in front of someone's house. Then they say it's allowed. I'm surprised all the homeowners support this instead of moving people indoors or at least in areas that aren't in use.

Remember the city of Los Angeles turned down federal funding to house every homeless person in LA during the pandemic and spends $1 million a day on sanitation, $3 million on LAPD and countless millions on outreach that only walks around, all while claiming to not have enough money to do any of their responsibilities. Not one person has to stay on the street, a large group of residents in Los Angeles allow it by begging for enforcement, rather than stopping politicians from misappropriating funding. Currently 4 people die per day while experiencing homelessness in LA because people support this."

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



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

"Today was a very foggy day on Venice Beach, you could not see the ocean from the boardwalk. Almost no people on the beach. I had to wear my thick down jacket to keep warm. I rode my scooter to the Venice Pier to match up some movie locations from the movie Falling Down with Michael Douglas. I also went to the Venice canals to match up pictures from the famous group The Doors."

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



Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays!

Now in its 10th year, Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest, and activities for the whole family.

Date and Time
Saturday Dec 4, 2021
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM PST

6:15 pm - Festivities start at Windward Ave. (east of Pacific)
8:00 pm - Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign

Location
At the VENICE Sign
Windward Avenue & Pacific Ave
Venice, CA


Mornings in Venice Beach 11/25/21 Thanksgiving day. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This morning LAPD is out taking pictures of homeless people for some reason, the beach is a mess after a windy day and multiple encampments being broken up but not cleaned, and there's a Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need on Rose ave. "

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



Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays!

Now in its 10th year, Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest, and activities for the whole family.

Date and Time
Saturday Dec 4, 2021
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM PST

6:15 pm - Festivities start at Windward Ave. (east of Pacific)
8:00 pm - Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign

Location
At the VENICE Sign
Windward Avenue & Pacific Ave
Venice, CA


Mornings in Venice Beach 11/19/21. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"The Friday boardwalk homeless clean up AKA sweep, is scheduled and LAPD and sanitation were already waiting to start at 3 am. After not wanting to be filmed doing something they were not supposed to be doing, they sat around for 8 hours, then left. Meanwhile a homeless guy who drove onto the sand and got stuck yesterday, has been camped out since without a complaint. Somebody finally called LAPD about it today, so they showed up and had police impound tow it.."

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



Mornings in Venice Beach 11/18/21 Thursday. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"This Thursday I ran into a guy with his car stuck in the sand, a rooster riding a skateboard and Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to work out at gold's gym, and comes to the Hampton Ave homeless encampment clean up, where he has a conversation with LAPD and a local homeless woman."

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



The sand berms are back in Venice Beach for the winter storms. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn


Video by Venice Gallerie

"This guy thought he'd skate away with the skateboard he stole, but two guys chased him down and got the board back."
Here's surfing photos from Sunday, November 7th at Venice Breakwater.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by XCEL Wetsuits.

These are just a few of the 260+ photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo galleries for this day, check them out, the links to the complete galleries are down below.
















You can find about 250 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 3 photo galleries:

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 11-7-2021 Gallery #1
Venice Breakwater - Sunday 11-7-2021 Gallery #2
Venice Breakwater - Sunday 11-7-2021 Gallery #3


If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.





Join WAR for an epic 30-minute hometown show, filmed live from the beach in Venice Beach.

WAR burst onto the scene 50 years ago, capturing the heart and soul of America’s streets with its righteous, multi-cultural sound on hits like “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Low Rider” and “The Cisco Kid.”

“Our music came from the street and the challenges that everyday people struggle with, says founding member Lonnie Jordan. “We expressed the pleasures and pains of those experiences which we are still confronting all these years later.”


Reported By Jason Kandel

During an outing in his sailboat Defiant one Sunday in September, Koz Khosravani marveled at a pod of dolphins that swam near his boat and directed his gaze to the unthinkable — a hand surfacing in the choppy water.

Maybe he was seeing things, he thought. It could have been the glint off a dolphin's back, for all he knew.

"I thought it was a mistake," he said.

He got closer and saw a woman floating on her back.

He threw a floatation device into the water, but she couldn't hold onto it. Khosravani maneuvered his boat around for a better position. The rescuers tossed in a rope. She held on as they pulled her onto the boat to safety.

The rescuers wrapped the woman in a towel and blanket. Khosravani asked her name and whether anyone else was with her. She was alone.

Khosravani radioed for help — the first time using his radio in an emergency.

"May Day. May Day. May Day. This is the sailing vessel Defiant in the Santa Monica Bay … Immediate medical emergency."

Matt Rhodes, a Los Angeles County lifeguard rescue boat captain, got the call before noon. He responded within minutes.

The young woman was not wearing any clothes. Her skin was the color of ash. She was hypothermic and barely coherent.

If she had not been found right then, Rhodes believes she would have died within minutes. She had been treading water for nearly 12 hours in 66 degree waters. "What are the chances another boater would have spotted her?" Rhodes said he thought.

"She's very lucky," said the 20-year lifeguard veteran. "She was in such a bad state that if she had not been picked up out of the water, wrapped in blankets … the potential for something really bad happening to her would have been much greater."

She told Rhodes and his partner that she got in the water at midnight in Venice to go for a swim. She said the current swept her offshore. The woman, who Rhodes did not identify due to medical privacy issues, was treated for hypothermia at a hospital and released three days later.

Khosravani, a former information technology professor, feels fortunate he was prepared to make a rescue. Fresh out of sailing school, he had the gear and the knowledge of ocean rescue.

"I was in the right place at the right time," he said.

He's not religious, but his being there that day makes him think twice that there was something larger at play. Buying a boat and safety gear, his training and the dolphins catching his eye, drawing his attention to the hand in the water -- all of that was no accident, he said.

"I think there was a reason they were there," he said. "I just cannot believe that at that moment they crossed in front of my boat."

"Part of it was just luck," he said. "Part of me believes there was something more to it."
America, it's time to go back to WAR. The legendary band out of Long Beach first started the rocking the streets of Southern California in 1971. In 2021, the group behind such timeless hits as "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and "Low Rider" are set to celebrate fifty years of righteous rock 'n' roll.




WAR burst onto the scene 50 years ago, capturing the heart and soul of America’s streets with its righteous, multi-cultural sound on hits like “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Low Rider” and “The Cisco Kid.”

“Our music came from the street and the challenges that everyday people struggle with, says founding member Lonnie Jordan. “We expressed the pleasures and pains of those experiences which we are still confronting all these years later.”

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, the legendary WAR has partnered with the City of LA Parks and Venice Beach to try make an attempt to introduce a new initiative to re-establish Venice Beach as a safe and family-friendly recreation area for everyone. The community event is presented by Rhino Entertainment and produced locally by Munson Industries and will showcase a performance from WAR, a low rider car show featuring the ENVYUZ Minis and Dogtown Devils car clubs, and a special WAR inspired mural by the STP crew will be completed live. There will also be exclusive event merch and food vendors. The celebration is accessible to the public and will be located at Windward Plaza in Venice Beach starting at 12 p.m. PT and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. PT.



The community event will showcase local Venice Beach vendors, including food by The Waterfront and The Erwin Hotel’s Venice Way Pizza. Twenty percent of the day's sales will benefit Venice Family Clinic, a leader in providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to people in need.

The itinerary for WAR's 50th Anniversary Live Performance:
12:00 PM - Kickoff with nondenominational prayer
1:30 PM - Low Rider Car Show
3:00 PM - WAR Performance
5:30 PM - Event ends
LOCATION:
Windward Plaza - 1 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291





km4V Video by Cop Watch Venice

"The city has ignored the complaints and are covering up the environmental disaster spill from the Rose ave storm drain in Venice, CA. They drove the tractor over it and blocked the drain with sand again. Tons of trash, black sludge and needles are still all over the beach and they buried a lot you can't see. Do not go on the beach without boots. The entire beach has been poorly cared for the past year and is not much better."

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


Video by Cop Watch Venice

"The city of Los Angeles and council member Mike Bonin has refused to fix the Rose Ave storm drain for years, ignoring all complaints and intentionally allowing trash and chemicals to go into the ocean and be buried in the sand. Now that the city has refused all cleaning and responsibilities blaming budget deficiencies while collecting more than ever, and homelessness has been purposely consolidated in the area and left to run wild, the problem is now way worse and spreading all over the beach and bike path, narrowly avoiding the children's playground.

As seen in previous videos, all the catch basins for the storm drain in that area are full of trash daily that the city refuses to clean. They stopped street sweeping months ago leaving huge build ups of oil and automotive chemicals, and stopped cleaning the catch basins so they can claim more funding, now this is the result. This has been going on for years, but is way worse with the recent city neglect and is not going to get any better as long as people keep supporting them."

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


Mornings in Venice Beach Monday 10/25/21. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"The Venice Blvd major homeless encampment clean up is scheduled after being postponed for months due to a "covid outbreak", but gets rained out. Sanitation cannot move anyone in the rain according to the laws, so they had to do a spot cleaning instead. A spot cleaning is cleaning up around tents and structures, and asking if people have any trash. Everyone prepared piles of trash in the street and sanitation spent the morning in the rain throwing it away."

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


Filmed live 10/23/21 Saturday night, the first night of the event. Filmed by Cop Watch Venice

"Venice Afterburn Fest. This is the yearly after party to burning man held in Venice Beach CA every year."

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