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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Police Officers and Code Enforcement Officers from the Safety Task Force clean-up a homeless encampment at Santa Monica Beach on Friday, June 3, 2022."

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.

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A Los Angeles County Public Works bulldozer got stuck in the Santa Monica Beach shoreline on Friday, June 3, 2022. The bulldozer got stuck while working on the annual Pico storm drain project."



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.

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Remember that hit-&-run that involved a baby?

Ten months ago, a lady and her baby were run over on Speedway in Venice. It happened the morning of Aug. 6 at Speedway and Galleon streets. The car was driven by a drunk/drugged up 16 year old who did not have a license. He tried to drive off after hitting the lady and her 8-month-old son , but was stopped by a guy in a pickup truck.



Multiple videos show the car veering directly at the mother and child while speeding the wrong way down a narrow backstreet with no sidewalks.

Investigators say the 16-year-old driver was under the influence of drugs and was driving a rental car. It's unknown how he got possession of the rental car.

The teen was finally sentenced, and all he recieved was 5 month in "juvenile probation camp," an alternative sentence less severe than juvenile detention.

The baby was uninjured, and the mother received a laceration to her elbow. In her statement, repeatedly called the attack an attempted murder and lambasted LA District Attorney George Gascon for what she called a policy of seeking juvenile justice with "the lightest touch possible".

Gascon’s office called the final sentence of five to seven months in youth camp "an appropriate resolution."

The victimn said she lived in fear for seven months before the driver was taken into custody on a bench warrant after skipping court and added she will continue to live in fear after his short sentence is complete.

"I was also told that his record would be wiped clean when he turns 18," she continued. "How on earth can that be? He tried to murder two innocent pedestrians. Murder. And we have video evidence. My child would be dead if I hadn’t been there to protect him."



"I was also told that his record would be wiped clean when he turns 18," she continued. "How on earth can that be? He tried to murder two innocent pedestrians. Murder. And we have video evidence. My child would be dead if I hadn’t been there to protect him."


Surf Chats with Topanga Lou - Episode 1 with Heather.

Every Surf Chats has valuable information for beginner surfers to become better surfers.

Watch & listen as we get to know each surfer, surfer girl & grom who surf at Topanga Beach, California through their own words of their personal surfing journey.

Surf Videos fom Topanga now avaliable on Topanga Lou's Surf Videos Gallery



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Master Bikini over 35 compete at the Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Championships in Venice on Monday, May 30, 2022."

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.

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Video by Green Cloud Art Org


From Brad Jacobson:

"Travis Logie got a little creative when he was faced with another day of small surf. Why not try to catch a wave off of that rock? Travis and I hit Malibu in hopes of scoring some fun waves. When we first got there it didn't look good, so we went with plan B.

He caught a wave then joined Shane Borland, Scott Carpenter, Allen Sarlo and others for a normal surf. Ends up the waves weren't as and as we thought.

Thanks for watching. I'm Brad Jacobson and I'll see ya on the sand."


The leading causes of Ocean Rescues are Inshore Holes & Rip Currents. Curious about how to escape these near shore hazards and avoid being swept away by Rip Currents? Watch the video for some great tips!


A fire broke at at the Venice Library / Homeless Encampment / Drug Mall last night.

This just a couple days right after Homeless People Attacked Fire Fighters In Venice for putting out their little encampment fires, and one of them shouted out "yall want to see a fire?!"





From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Police Officers, Code Enforcement Officers, and Beach Maintenance Personel from the Safety Task Force clean-up a homeless encampment beneath the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, May 22, 2022. "

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.

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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.


Surf Chats with Topanga Lou Episode 2 with Blake

This entire episode is for beginner surfers.



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.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"To celebrate 20 years since first being FDA approved, BOTOX® Cosmetic unveiled its first-ever interactive Art Installation at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Guests are immersed in a highly visual, interactive experience tying into the brand’s larger mission of creating an open dialogue. Attendees are eligible for a special BOTOX® Cosmetic offer powered by AllΔ“®, Allergan Aesthetics’ loyalty platform. The art installation runs through Sunday, May 22."

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.

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Taken around ~2am last night from Chautauqua/Channel road area


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.

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