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Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts


Interceptor 007 is operational in Ballona Creek, LA County, and the first rains of the storm season have arrived - bringing the first flushes of plastic waste.

See how Interceptor 007 handled its first real-life test (and how a few teething problems were solved) and listen to the reactions of LA County residents to how The Ocean Cleanup is helping reduce plastic pollution in their community.


The Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect responsible for an attempted murder of two tourists.

On Saturday, July 30, 2022, the suspect, the suspect’s friend and two United Kingdom tourists were involved in a verbal argument outside a heavily populated bar in the 20 block of Windward Avenue. The argument escalated into a physical fight and then turned violent when the suspect chased after both tourists with a gun. As the tourists ran away, the suspect shot the tourists and then fled on foot from the scene. Both victims sustained significant wounds from the gunshots and were hospitalized for their injuries. The shooting was captured on video.

Brandon Manyo Dixon has been identified as the person involved in the attempted murder of the United Kingdom victims. Dixon should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 for immediate assistance.





Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Pacific Division Robbery Detective Jurado D: (310) 482-6369, C: (323) 229-6286 or via email at 32284@lapd.online. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).






In October 2022, The Ocean Cleanup deployed the USA's first Interceptor in Ballona Creek, LA County. Here’s a look behind the scenes at how this deployment was brought to life as crew members, municipal leaders, and partners share their reactions.

See how Interceptor 007 came to be stationed in California and hear first-hand the hopes of residents for how The Ocean Cleanup’s intervention can improve their environment.




One person was arrested for a stabbing incident on a bike path at the Perry's in Ocean Park, Santa Monica on Thursday night, Nov. 17.

On November 17, 2022, at about 9:40 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers were dispatched to investigate a stabbing by the public restrooms in the 2100 block of Ocean Front Walk (OFW). Subsequent calls were then received of a male with a knife being detained by a citizen in the 2600 block of OFW.

SMPD Officers arrived and encountered the suspect, identified as Jamal K. Lampitt a 26-year-old homeless male, being held down by a citizen. Lampitt was immediately taken into custody by officers without further incident and the involved knife was recovered. The stabbing victim was located in the 2600 block of OFW with multiple stab wounds. SMFD personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital.

Officers learned Lampitt approached the victim, produced a knife, and tried to rob him. The victim refused before Lampitt stabbed him and ran off. Sometime after, Lampitt encountered a male on a bicycle in Beach Parking Lot 5 South (2700 Barnard) and stabbed him multiple times for no apparent reason. The second victim was transported to a local hospital where both victims are recovering with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lampitt was transported to the SMPD Jail where he was booked for Attempted Robbery and Attempted Murder.

Anyone with any additional information pertaining to this incident is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Pollnow at 310-458-8455 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.




Many people asked if the Venice Stationary Van For Rent was a joke.

It was a real listing on Craigslist, it has expired:

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/roo/d/venice-stationary-van-for-rent/7545083648.html

It was from the infamouis Venice Vanlord, this video below was posted by a neighbor of one of his reportedly 14 van rentals:





“I’ve seen a young woman in this one last week, and I did mention to her it’s illegal to live in the van,” states the Venice Stakeholders Association. “These folks have no place to use the bathroom, and so what we find is that they use our planter boxes as a latrine.”

Back in 2019, he was all over all the mainstream news stations, when he said his vehicles have been the target of vandalism by people wjhjo were upset with his van rentals.



"I think they're targeting my vans," Gary Gallerie, also known as the vanlord, said. "I can't prove it because I'm not up at like 2-4 in the morning. I'm not worried about my physical harm," he said. "But I don't want flat tires and the cost of repairs and telling people they can't be in the van today, because I have to move it to a repair shop or whatever."


Topanga Beach Surfing. Best Topanga in years with legendary Allen Sarlo and Colton Sarlo. Filmed by Dave Ogle.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A five hounded drone light show over Santa Monica Beach during Paris Hilton's Slivingland Party at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, November 11, 2022. The drone show was to celebrate the launch of Paris Hilton's new virtual world Slivingland. Slivingland transports you to a magical world full of Paris sparkle and surprises for her fans."

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.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz



Venice Pier is decorated for Veterans Day by Peter Ruiz of the Venice Pier Project







A tense standoff between a driver and police after a chase in Santa Monica, just blocks away from the Pier.

No other info has been released, most likely never will, as it bseems Santa Monica likes to keep things like this on the down low.







Lifeguards remove a dead body from the beach near tower 17 in Santa Monica on the morning of Wednesday, November 9th, 2022.

No other info has been released, most likely never will, as it bseems Santa Monica likes to keep things like this on the down low.











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

"Today, I wanted to do my video about 300,000 subscribers then I found out that a German channel will filming Germany's Next top Model AT Venice Beach, California. The host of the show is no other than Heidi Klum, the supermodel and host from America's Got Talent. So I tried to get her on camera, but it started raining so hard that they abandon the shoot. But I was successful to see Heidi Klum."

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



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"RMI International Security Guards sweep the Metro train at the downtown Santa Monica Station on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The Guards are there to provide security for the sanitation worker. The Guards also check on the welfare of the passengers. The Security Guards evacuated the passengers after the train was put out of service due to a passenger defecating in the train."

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.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"RMI International Security Guards sweep the Metro train at the downtown Santa Monica Station on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The Guards are there to provide security for the sanitation worker. The Guards also check on the welfare of the passengers. The Security Guards evacuated the passengers after the train was put out of service due to a passenger defecating in the train."

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.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz



The Pico-Kenter Storm Drain at Santa Monica Beach on the first day of the first major storm of winter 2022. The Pico-Kenter storm drain is located right in front of Hotel Casa del Mar, near where Pico Boulevard reaches the ocean.





From Santa Monica Close Up:

"ity of Los Angeles Department of Public Works sanitation workers in white hazardous materials suits, with Clean Harbors Hazardous Waste Management and clean-up homeless encampments at Venice Beach on Friday, November 4, 2022. 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.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz



This house on 16th Street in Santa Monica goes all out every year on Halloween.