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At 11:39PM, LA Lifeguards were dispatched to a vessel that had run aground near the Venice Pier. Large south swell contributed to the vessel going ashore. Both people on board were able to self rescue without injury. Baywatch Rescue Boats and land based lifeguards were able to rig up and tow the vessel offshore this morning. Dewatering and overhaul operations were conducted by Baywatch crews due to prop damage. The vessel was successfully salvaged and towed to the marina for an emergency haul out.

Photos by LACoFD Lifeguards

Legendary Venice board shaper Guy Okazaki takes us through the history of surfing, our changing climate, and what it means to be a local.                                                                                          

Video Directed By Lindsay Sunada                                                  


Legendary Venice board shaper Guy Okazaki takes us through the history of surfing, our changing climate, and what it means to be a local.

Video Directed By Lindsay Sunada.


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

"When I went to Costco, I saw flashing lights in Venice and I wonder what it was. They were shooting a music video with some really cool old cars. It’s really cool to see how they filmed the whole video."

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


Mornings in Venice Beach 9/13/21 Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Park Rangers do the Monday homeless sweeps/clean up. Plus some extra footage from Sunday 9/12/21 of LAPD and a clean up of the the grossest spot on Venice beach."

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


Saturday afternoon, all Lanes CLOSED in both directions of PCH (Route 1) from Sycamore Canyon Rd to Deer Creek Rd near #Malibu due to two-vehicle traffic collision resulting in fatality.


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

"Today, they had a massive homeless encampment clean up behind Golds Gym in Venice Beach, California. A lot of homeless got surprised by the cleanup crew. Some did not have enough time to get all their belongings."

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


The Santa Monica Pier is the place to be for classic car fans on Saturday, September 11th. The Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show takes place from 10A-5P directly on the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot.

The event is free for guests to attend and will have food and drink available for purchase. There will be live performances by local bands and artists The Midnight Cruzzers and DJ Chel, as well as the Miss Chevy Pinup Contest.

For those wishing to participate in the car show, there is a $30 roll in fee and a requirement for pre-1972 cars only. Roll in times are from 7A-9A; limited spaces available. Participants will be entered in a raffle and award show.

For more information and to pre-register your car, contact Turi at (310) 291-7628 or Rigo at (636) 219-6582.


Mornings in Venice Beach 9/3/21 Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Sunday in Venice Beach 9/5/21. LAPD and Sheriff's out, mainly for show. Sheriff's get aggressive with an open container, LAPD stops illegal driving on the boardwalk and a taste of the local scene from sun up to sundown."

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 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."

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


Water main break affecting Venice Beach today (Sunday, Aug 5th). Storm drains in the area were flowing but have now stopped. LACoFD Lifeguards have posted signs and are advising swimmers to avoid the water near breached storm drains.


Join Heal the Bay for Coastal Cleanup Month 2021 in Los Angeles County this September as we embark on Healing Our Watersheds. We are all connected through our watersheds and together we can help them heal. This is our biggest cleanup of the year. So, don’t miss out on making a giant impact in LA by doing a cleanup near you.

Our dedicated volunteers removed 40,101 pieces of trash from our neighborhoods, parks, trails, and beaches last year. Together we’ve tracked more than 4 million pieces of trash picked up by volunteers at LA County beaches to date, and this informs and influences public policy and business practices.

See Heal the Bay for more info.


Elevated surf & dangerous rip currents expected tonight thru Labor Day. Surf up to 3 to 5 feet can be expected across south-facing beaches of LA County.


Mornings in Venice Beach 9/3/21 Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Two security guards got into an altercation which led to a stabbing with a broken bottle and Park Rangers return for the Friday homeless sweeps/clean ups."

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


Saturday, September 4th: PM sees 2-3′ waves from fresh, slow rising SSW swell. Morning starts off slow with most spots staying under waist high, but a new round of modest scale, long-period SSW swell gradually fills in during the day. In the afternoon the rising Southern Hemi puts well exposed breaks of northern LA in thigh to waist high surf. Largest late. A little NW windswell lingers through the day. Light/variable winds early, shift to a sea breeze later morning, then rise to light+/locally more onshores for the afternoon. Evening winds look to ease in most areas, as the tide heads for a deep 6′ high about an hour after sunset.

Sunday, September 5th: 3-4′ surf off SSW swell, most size in the PM. For the morning, a building, long-period SSW swell has better exposures of northern LA in waist to chest high range waves. More SSW swell shows over the afternoon, putting more of those well exposed spots in chest to shoulder high surf. Bit more NW windswell due to mix in, but it’s still small, waist high or under. Light/variable winds for much of the morning, followed by light+/locally more afternoon onshores. The sea breeze is expected to taper off by the evening for most of the coast, as the tide steadily rises towards a 6’+ high about 90 minutes after sunset.


This past weekend in Malibu, two homeless people brutally attacked a family.

The two homeless people confronted a family on Dan Blocker Beach on Sunday, saying they were not allowed in the area, sparking an argument between the dad and the two homeless people. One of the suspects, later identified as Richard Franck, whipped out a machete and began slashing the dad multiple times. The violent attack resulted in the dad losing his eye.

The other four family members were then chased away by them, LASD said.

Both suspects were eventually found and arrested. Both are being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon.

One of the suspects, Richard Franck, was arrested back in February for threatening a sheriff's deputy with a knife. He spent only spent for days in jail and was released by the District Attorney on a misdemeanor charge. This is according the Sheriff Villanueva, via his twitter posts:



Largest Southern Hemi Swell of the season.

On August 31, 2021, at about 12:54 AM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a report of Shots Fired at the Santa Monica Pier. Comments on the call indicated the reporting party heard approximately 3-4 gunshots, then witnessed an unknown male running towards the Ferris Wheel and out of sight.

When Officers arrived on scene, they met with a witness who reported that she recovered a handgun dropped by a male while he was trying to jump over a fence. Officers did not find any victims; however, the Officers located spent casings and impact holes on a wall. All the parties to the shooting fled prior to Officers arriving and no suspects were arrested.

At this time, SMPD detectives are attempting to identify and locate the following subject who dropped the handgun at the scene:

• Male Hispanic, 25-30 years-old, approximately 5’7”, black hair, brown eyes wearing a black hat and black clothing.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individual is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Tavera with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-2256 or the Santa Monica Department’s Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.


From Brad Jacobson:

"I spent 2 days in Malibu filming some of the most fun surf I've seen in a long time leaving me questioning if this was the best swell since Hurricane Marie.

Watching these waves roll for 2 straight days was simply mesmerizing. Unfortunately the surf forecast looks bleak so I'm left grasping these memories until something new pops on the radar... hopefully sooner than later.

Special thanks to Luke Davis and Hunter Jones for the phone interviews.

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


A woman’s body was discovered just after 12:30 a.m. at Will Rodgers State Beach early Sunday, authorities said.

Firefighters said the deceased woman was nude and located near the tide near Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road.

Her cause of death was not immediately known.

An investigation is underway.