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

"Today was the annual Malibu Chili Cook Off. It is also a fair or carnival, lots of rides, lots of fun, and food. When I hear Malibu, it automatically feels like vacation. I was surprised how many people went to this event."

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Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Venice Pier remains decidedly closed. For Venetians who had hoped to enjoy a stroll on the beloved pier this summer, that dream is all but waning. “With all the challenges we’ve had to suffer though this year the fact that a project in a public outdoor space like this has been so dragged out is just ridiculous,” said longtime Venice resident Guy Okazaki. The $5 million dollar restoration projec By Nicole Lynch


Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Venice Pier remains decidedly closed. For Venetians who had hoped to enjoy a stroll on the beloved pier this summer, that dream is all but waning. “With all the challenges we’ve had to suffer though this year the fact that a project in a public outdoor space like this has been so dragged out is just ridiculous,” said longtime Venice resident Guy Okazaki.

The $5 million dollar restoration project was approved after a June 2018 electrical fire caused by a homeless encampment under the pier burned a 15-foot section near the lifeguard tower. An eyewitness to the scene said that an unhoused person tapped into the electrical system and was attempting to use a microwave oven.

When the scaffolding came down and the construction equipment staging location cleared out nearly a month ago, it seemed as though reopening was imminent. However, weeks passed with little activity. “It’s like nobody’s managing it. There’s been no information, it’s absurd,” Guy continued.

Calls and emails to the Department of Recreation and Parks were not returned.
On Saturday, August 14th, Life Rolls On host They Will Skate Again at the Venice Skatepark.

They Will Skate Again is an adaptive skate clinic. Adaptive athletes of all ages come and learn how to ride a skatepark from some of the top adaptive skaters and wheelchair athletes, including Nitro Circus' Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham , as well as regular Venice Skatepark adaptive athletes Tracie Garacochea and Jesse Swalley

These photos were shot by Six12 Media
















You can find about 150+ more photos from this event, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

They Will Skate Again 2021 Photo Gallery


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


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

"Mayor Eric Garcetti agreed on no more camping on Venice Beach. It is legal now. Friday, July 30 was the deadlin,e all tents have to be removed from Venice Beach. I was there at 2:30 AM to see how the city clean the beach."

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles County Lifeguards tryout to compete in the Taplin Lifeguard Championship, Santa Monica Beach, Wednesday, July 14, 2021."

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LA Sanitation & Environment's Statement regarding Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant discharge today.:

Sunday afternoon, the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant became inundated with overwhelming quantities of debris, causing backup of the headworks facilities. The plant's relief system was triggered and sewage flows were controlled through use of the plant's one-mile outfall and discharge of untreated sewage into Santa Monica Bay. Normally the discharge of treated sewage is through the five-mile outfall. During the eight hours of discharge through the one-mile outfall, approximately 17 million gallons of sewage (representing six percent of a daily load) was discharged as an emergency measure to prevent the plant from going completely offline and discharging much more raw sewage.

Protocols for notifying regulatory agencies and the State's Office of Emergency Services were followed, plant staff was onsite all night and resolved the issue early this morning. Water quality sampling and testing of shoreline (beach) samples are currently being conducted, and our monitoring vessel traveled to both outfalls to make observations and take samples for analyses following regulatory permit protocols. Thanks to these efforts, and significant equipment improvements that have been made in recent years in partnership with several environmental groups, the amount of flow into the ocean was mitigated and the plant remained online.

These improvements included the reconfiguring of in-plant storm basins to pump sewage back into the plant in cases of emergency; screens were installed on all catch basins to prevent untreated debris from entering the storm drains and out to the ocean; and a Headworks Bypass had been installed to prevent raw sewage overflowing out of the Headworks building and into the street.

At this time, all flow is being treated through its standard treatment processes. We are investigating the cause of the debris and repairing damaged equipment.



PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: 17 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled into the Santa Monica Bay on July 11-12. Currently Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach are closed to the public. The City of Los Angeles and LA County Department of Public Health are testing beaches and water in the Santa Monica Bay.

This is a developing story from Heal The Bay and we will update information as new details come to light.

When did the spill occur? The sewage spill started at 7 pm on 7/11/2021 and stopped at about 5 am on 7/12/2021. We are told by City of LA’s Bureau of Sanitation that the spill was stopped early this morning at around 5 am and all sewage is now being treated normally.

How much was spilled? We understand 17 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled through the 1-mile outfall, which is directly offshore from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in El Segundo.

Which beaches are impacted? Currently Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach are closed to the public. The City of Los Angeles and LA County Department of Public Health are testing beaches and water in the Santa Monica Bay.

What should the public do to protect themselves? We recommend the public stay out of the water until further notice. Also, check the Beach Report Card for the latest ocean water quality alerts in California, and review the River Report Card for water quality information about freshwater swimming holes in Los Angeles County.

What issues does this cause to people and to ocean wildlife? Bacteria and viruses in raw sewage are extremely dangerous to people and can carry a variety of diseases. Debris such as tampons and plastic trash, when released into the Bay, can harbor bacteria and can cause entanglement of wildlife, but it seems in this case those debris were successfully filtered out of the spill before it made it to the Bay.

Why did this happen? We understand the inflow to the Hyperion plant in El Segundo was severely clogged and flooded the facility. The sewage left the facility untreated through the 1-mile pipe and outfall.

More info at Heal The Bay


Video by Sealaka.


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

"Los Angeles is completely open, no more restrictions. Everybody enjoyed Machine Gun Kelly’s and Travis Barkers Free concert on the rooftop in Venice Beach, California. Hundreds of spectators enjoyed the great music and the fun in the sun. It was incredible to see so many people dancing and having fun."

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Cruisin' Classics, with other neighboring car clubs, meetup at Santa Monica Beach, Friday, June 11, 2021. The car clubs meet every Friday night at Santa Monica Beach during summer."

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Here's some footage rom Santa Monica Close Up of the Grlswirl group skate at the Venetians Car Club Car Car Show held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. am


From Santa Monica Close Up, here's some footage of the Venetians Car Club Car Car Show held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.


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

"Today, I went to Malibu. Going on the Pacific Coast Highway, passing Nobu and Dukes restaurants, till I hit Malibu Country Mart. There was a classic car show called Malibu Cars & Coffee. Kots of exotic cars. Afterwords, I went to the private beach at the colony to show you where the celebrities live. It was an awesome day."

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LAPD officials Monday identified the suspect as Ramon Santos Rodriguez, 48, who has been arrested on suspicion of arson. He is being held on more than $100,000 bail.



Fire and public officials provide an update on the incident status regarding evacuations (no change), cause investigation (arrest made) and fire activity.

KEY POINTS:

- There are NO changes to the existing Mandatory Evacuation orders in the County of Los Angeles or the Evacuation Warning in the City of Los Angeles .

- No structures have been damaged. One firefighter sustained a minor injury. There are no reported injuries to any civilians.

- The fire remains active and all residents are asked to please adhere to the directions of officials. NO hikers or observers are to be in the area of operations.

- While water dropping helicopters continue their work, the fixed wing tankers are not able to fly until the cloud cover lifts to 4,000'

- A suspect was detained, questioned and then arrested (adult male) by LAFD Arson Investigators. LAPD officials Monday identified the suspect as Ramon Santos Rodriguez, 48, who has been arrested on suspicion of arson. He is being held on more than $100,000 bail



Hyped up swell by Surflie featuring Joel Tudor, Tosh Tudor, Steve Sawyer, Devon Howard and more. Video by Sealaka.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Car Meet-up at the Beach, Sunday, April 18, 2021."


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

"Today I heard that there was a big gray whale stuck on Dockweiler State Beach. He was still alive, but since the tide was so low he could not swim back into the ocean. They had to wait until high tide. I was there for a few hours, but then the sun went down, so I really do not know what happened to the whale. Hopefully he could find his way out back into the ocean."

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Shortly before 4PM on Wednesday, Lifeguards responded to a report of a 25’ whale inside of the surfline just south of Marina Del Rey at Dockweiler beach. The whale was reportedly alive at this time.

At 6:25:44 PM, the LACoFD Lifeguards reported via social media that they are waiting for tides to rise in hopes it will help the whale reach deeper water. Adding that any attempt to tow it may result in a critical injury.



At 7PM, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn reported via social media that the whale has passed away. She added that experts at the scene reported the whale was two years old and very sick.

The Lifeguards and Beach officials will work together to coordinate removal of the animal.

The Natural History Museum of L.A. County will be out tomorrow to do a necropsy. Then they will determine whether they bury him or tow him out to sea.

Photos via LACoFD Lifeguards