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Venice Beach based 5 piece party punk band Strawberry Fuzz will trash your house, drink all your beer, bum your last cigarette, and leave you begging for more. Their high energy, frantic form of rock music is laced with inspirations from all over the map.


Feasturing Taro Watanabe, Andrew Jacobson, Shane Borland, & Frankie Harrer.

Filmed and Edited by Quinn Graham, with water Cinematography by Joe Duerr.


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.


Santa Monica puk band, Cycotic Youth preforms on the Santa Monica Pier.


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.


Lifeguards attempt to free a beached sail boat during the high tide on Tuesday afternoon in Playa del Rey.


"Lifeguards, Firefighters, friends, and family gathered at Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Headquarters at Santa Monica Beach for a Flag Ceremony honoring the life of Lifeguard Section Chief Jon Douglas "JD" Moryl on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Chaplain Nugent delivered a heartfelt eulogy, expressing deepest sympathies to JD's wife, Colleen, his children Ryan and Shannon, his brother Dana, and sister Jamie. He reflected on JD's significant impact on his family, peers, and the community, highlighting his dedication to lifeguarding and his passion for music.

Born in 1954 in Santa Monica, JD grew up in the Palms area, excelling in swimming and music. He graduated with a music major from Long Beach State in 1973 and joined the Los Angeles City lifeguards the same year. JD’s career spanned 36 years, during which he was instrumental in the department’s Underwater Rescue & Recovery Unit and the Lifeguard Training Academy. He promoted through the ranks to Section Chief over the Rescue Boat Operations before retiring in 2008."

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.


On Tuesday morning, a lifeless body was discovered on the beach in Santa Monica south of the Pier by Tower 22. Witness stated it was a homeless man, who appeared to be white or Hispanic, with tattoos on his chest and shoulders. He was found with his bicycle and some belongs.


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.

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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.


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.


On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Traci Park announced the launch of the area's first Coastal Care+ operation.

"Our care plus coastal team gives us added resources to ensure that hazardous material aren't flowing into our storm drains and poisoning our environmentally sensitive areas," Park said.

"The Coastal Care+ team, which will provide enhanced services across our coastal neighborhoods and free up resources for other parts of the Westside. We are also excited to announce our Vibrant Venice initiative, dedicated to preserving safe and healthy access to our city’s iconic landmark, Venice Beach."

Coastal Care+ programs help remove health and safety hazards and solid waste from homeless encampments.
"Residents and visitors often encounter restrooms that are in disrepair, lived in or have been vandalized. That's unacceptable which is why I'm introducing a motion today to fund restroom ambassadors and beautification services so that our restrooms here are safe," Park said.

Park said she's also introducing a motion with the goal of funding mental health beds and treatment for homeless individuals living on the street.



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


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


Aztec Dancers, Grupo La Rosa Folklorico Dancers, Charro (Mexican Dancing Horses), Venice High School Band, Santa Monica Cheerleaders. Classic Cars/Lowriders, Clown, and more in ths historic parade down Lincoln Blvd in Venice Beach.


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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.