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On Saturday, a fire broke out at the homeless encampment on Venice Blvd. next to the Venice Canals.



Mornings in Venice Beach 12/3/21 Friday. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Sanitation and park rangers are back on the boardwalk after a long break. LAPD has been chasing people away in the middle of the night even though the city, state and US Supreme Court says it's not allowed without shelter available. Seems LAPD is trying to help our council member who's facing a recall look better for some strange reason. And now there's trash everywhere that sanitation is not allowed to touch, because there's no homeless people with it. Absolutely none of the city departments communicate and it always leads to more chaos and while they break rules and laws constantly to harm our community, for some reason if it means picking up trash, they act like it's a sin and there's no way they can touch it. The trash is then left to sit for weeks as seen in the Westchester Park videos. I decided to end the video in the Venice canals where it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Venice has also been getting more people returning from the homeless hotel housing programs because the city decided Christmas was a perfect time to close three locations at once. Now people are being shuffled around until they go into the neighborhood and in front of someone's house. Then they say it's allowed. I'm surprised all the homeowners support this instead of moving people indoors or at least in areas that aren't in use.

Remember the city of Los Angeles turned down federal funding to house every homeless person in LA during the pandemic and spends $1 million a day on sanitation, $3 million on LAPD and countless millions on outreach that only walks around, all while claiming to not have enough money to do any of their responsibilities. Not one person has to stay on the street, a large group of residents in Los Angeles allow it by begging for enforcement, rather than stopping politicians from misappropriating funding. Currently 4 people die per day while experiencing homelessness in LA because people support this."

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



Unusually high "King Tides" up to 7.3 feet will affect our beaches through Sunday, with the highest tides occurring between 0800-0930 each morning. Minor coastal overflow will be possible in some areas, along with a chance of minor beach erosion.



Get your holiday shopping done early this year with Jacks' Holiday Sale!

20% OFF store and sitewide at Jackssurfboards.com
Use Promo Code "SECRETSANTA" or show this flyer in stores to receive discount.⁠ ⁠

(This sale excluded Bikes, Wetsuits/booties, Surfboards, Bodyboards, Gopro, Rainbow, Snow Gear, Gift Cards, and already discounted items.)




Hydro Flask is having a sale and is offering 25% Off Hydro Flask Products (prices will be marked down already).



Due to the huge increase in surfers' vehicles getting broken into along PCH, LAPD put out this flyer:



Our photographers have watched first hand these pieces of shit casing vehicles at surf spots such as Sunset, Topanga and the spots in Malibu. But unless caught in the act, police will do nothing. Hell, even if caught in the act, the scumbag city officials have told the police not to arrest anyone, so the city has made it more enticing for those a-holes to keep stealing from everyone.

So do not hide you keys on your tires or under the car. These pieces of trash sit in vehicles and watch. Some will slowly walk along the park cars looking for the keys.

Yeah, we seen a number of surfers hiding the keys under their vehicles all the time.

At least, get a good key lockbox to deter these assholes.



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

"Today was a very foggy day on Venice Beach, you could not see the ocean from the boardwalk. Almost no people on the beach. I had to wear my thick down jacket to keep warm. I rode my scooter to the Venice Pier to match up some movie locations from the movie Falling Down with Michael Douglas. I also went to the Venice canals to match up pictures from the famous group The Doors."

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



"Constructed in 1924, the La Monica Ballroom was the largest ballroom on the westcoast. Its 15,000 square foot dance floor could accomodate 5000 dancers. The building's Spanish stucco exterior was crowned with a dozen towering minarets that were lit up at night."

Photo via the Fred Basten Collection


Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays!

Now in its 10th year, Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest, and activities for the whole family.

Date and Time
Saturday Dec 4, 2021
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM PST

6:15 pm - Festivities start at Windward Ave. (east of Pacific)
8:00 pm - Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign

Location
At the VENICE Sign
Windward Avenue & Pacific Ave
Venice, CA


Areas of dense fog already impacting coastal areas from the Santa Barbara South Coast to the Ventura & LA Coasts. Visibilities are under 1/4 mile in some areas! Boaters use extra caution.


PSPS power outages continue in some parts of Malibu, power is restored in some areas. Traffic signals are functioning. Red Flag fire conditions w/high wind, low humidity continue.

UPDATE 11/26/2021 – PSPS POWER OUTAGES IN MALIBU

City Public Works Crews maintained emergency generators overnight to keep traffic signals in operation. SCE has re-energized some circuits and is working to restore all other circuits currently deenergized in the Malibu area. All circuits are off PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) period of concern, subject to change.


Get your holiday shopping done early this year with Jacks' Pre-Black Friday Sale!

20% OFF store and sitewide at Jackssurfboards.com
Use Promo Code "PRESALE2021" or show this flyer in stores to receive discount.⁠ ⁠

(This sale excluded Bikes, Wetsuits/booties, Surfboards, Bodyboards, Gopro, Rainbow, Snow Gear, Gift Cards, and already discounted items.)



Mornings in Venice Beach 11/25/21 Thanksgiving day. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This morning LAPD is out taking pictures of homeless people for some reason, the beach is a mess after a windy day and multiple encampments being broken up but not cleaned, and there's a Thanksgiving lunch for anyone in need on Rose ave. "

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



Multiple traffic signals are out in Malibu due to SCE Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) due to high winds & Red Flag fire conditions. Motorists should proceed with extreme caution - approach dark intersections as an all-way stop sign, beware debris.

Temporary generators are being deployed to get them operating due to the widespread Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) implemented by Southern California Edison (SCE).

Crews are patrolling around Malibu and clearing debris from roadways and working on downed power lines in multiple locations. City Public Works crews are patrolling Malibu monitoring for road hazards, power lines, or any other hazards.

Overnight, a falling tree took down power lines and communications cables on PCH at Heathercliff, Point Dume approximately 1:30 AM. Wires down reported at 2:53 AM at Fernhill Dr, Point Dume; at 6:34 AM at PCH and Paradise Cove; at 8:11 AM at Cross Creek and Civic Center Way; at 8:37 AM at Sweetwater Mesa near Malibu Pier, at 8:40 AM at Big Rock.


Southern California Edison has implemented a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), cutting off power proactively to the Cuthbert Circuit in western Malibu (Latigo Cyn Rd to Bonsall Dr, and from PCH approximately one mile inland) due to current Red Flag fire conditions.

SCE had notified the City and customers that it is considering a PSPS on the following circuits, covering most of western Malibu beginning at noon today through 9 a.m. on Friday (subject to change): Merlin, Galahad, and Maguire most of western Malibu.

Malibu residents should be prepared for potential fires, power outages, downed branches and power lines and other wind-related hazards during the current conditions. Under California law, motorists must approach any intersection with a non-functioning traffic signal as if it were an all-way stop sign.

PREPARATIONS UPDATE
City staff are making preparations for the Red Flag event and potential/anticipated/ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) activations over the following three days:

• City Public works has been coordinating Caltrans to ensure we have back-up power for traffic signals. They have checked the battery backup systems on all the traffic signals from Trancas to Paradise Cove. All are working.

• City Public Works’ street maintenance crews are on standby, ready to be dispatched, and have placed the changeable message signs in western Malibu, displaying information regarding the PSPS and that traffic signals may be out.

• SCE may deploy a mobile Community Crew Vehicle set up at Bluffs Park depending on duration of the shut-off.

• City EOC staff have been placed on alert.

• The Fire and Sheriff’s Department have increased staffing and Sheriff’s Department has increased patrols.

The current weather outlook for Wednesday afternoon November 24:
• Red Flag remains in effect due to high winds and low humidity until 6:00 PM Friday
• Areas in and around Malibu currently meet Red Flag criteria or are very close
• The peaks winds for this event will be tonight (Wednesday) through Thursday afternoon with gusts of 40 to 60 mph
• Winds will decrease Thursday afternoon through Saturday
• Humidity will lower tonight then further lower Thursday and Friday into the 2 to 10 percent range, overnight recoveries will remain poor


Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays!

Now in its 10th year, Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest, and activities for the whole family.

Date and Time
Saturday Dec 4, 2021
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM PST

6:15 pm - Festivities start at Windward Ave. (east of Pacific)
8:00 pm - Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign

Location
At the VENICE Sign
Windward Avenue & Pacific Ave
Venice, CA


National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Malibu Sunday, 11/21, 9AM - Monday, 11/22, 3PM. due to unseasonably warm temperatures, high winds, and low humidities.

Dangerous sea conditions in nearshore waters, mainly from Ventura to Santa Monica and across the San Pedro Channel, are also expected due to offshore winds.

Residents should be prepared for potential fires, evacuations, power and traffic signal outages, downed tree limbs and powerlines, hazardous driving conditions, debris in the road way. Residents should monitor emergency and weather updates on local AM and FM radio (which will work with handcrank, solar, battery-powered and car radios if the power is out). The City will send out emergency alerts as needed and post all emergency information on the website www.malibucity.org.

Trancas Canyon Park and Charmlee Wilderness Park will be closed during the Red Flag Warning period.