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

"Today, on April 15, the city of Los Angeles started cleaning up the handball courts homeless encampments in Venice Beach, California. They came with the big Caterpillar and cleaned out each handball court. Now they have to disinfect the handball court and then it will be repainted."

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"An early morning fight between homeless encampment residents on the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Police did not respond, no arrests made."


Earlier this month, the city put up notices that the homeless encampments will be cleaned out of the Venice Hand Ball Courts on April 15th. And these photos from @VeniceIntel taken today shows that the area is actually being cleaned up.





On April 11, 2021, deputies assigned to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to Zuma Beach, Malibu, after receiving reports of a suspicious male harassing female patrons of the beach.

Upon their arrival the deputies were directed to an individual whom they identified as Mr. Kyle Kiddy, a resident of Riverside County, California. While speaking to Mr. Kiddy the deputies observed him to be armed with a rifle which was partially concealed by his long trench coat, a violation of California Penal Code section 25400, for which he was detained.

During the subsequent detention and investigation, the deputies discovered Mr. Kiddy was concealing an additional three firearms and associated ammunition on his person, as well as other items of evidence within his vehicle which was parked nearby.

All the guns he had on him were loaded. Lt. Jim Braden of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station estimated that Kiddy had between 1,200 and 1,500 rounds of ammunition in the car and on his body.

On April 13, 2021, the facts of the above incident were presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who filed multiple charges against Mr. Kiddy who remains in police custody.

Kyle Kiddy, 34, is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail.

According to Surfline: SW swell tops out Thu-Fri as small new NW swell mixes in.

Thursday, April 15th: Fun 2-3’+ waves on average, 3-4’+ at summer magnets. Clean AM returns.
Improved morning conditions as new SW swell peaks, steep-angled NW swell mix continuing to blend in. Average breaks across the region are around waist-stomach high and serviceable on the small wave gear as summer focal points pull in occasional chest-shoulder high sets through the favored tides (early tide push for most spots). Variable to light offshore winds prevails early then wind gradually trends onshore through the morning ahead of light to moderate WNW wind in the afternoon.

Friday, April 16th: Fun 2-3’+ waves on average, 3-4’+ at summer magnets. Clean AM.
Clean morning conditions as SW swell holds, steep-angled NW swell mix blends in. Average breaks across the region are around waist-stomach high and serviceable on the small wave gear as summer focal points pull in occasional chest-shoulder high sets through the favored tides (AM tide push for most spots). Light/variable winds prevails early then wind gradually trends onshore through the morning ahead of light to moderate WNW wind in the afternoon.


At 3.4 square miles, Venice, California is a small town with an impossibly large footprint on the world. For more than 100 years, Venice has been a multi-cultural mecca for creativity, diversity, and personal expression.

However, in this time of rapid change, the people, stories, and events that have made Venice, California a global destination are at risk of being forgotten.

The Venice Heritage Museum is an opportunity to preserve and celebrate over a century's worth of stories, collections, and archives from one of America’s most legendary cities—Venice, California.

Our museum campus will serve as a common ground and a town square for all of Venice's residents and the millions of tourists who visit each year, located in Venice-of-America Centennial Park just west of Abbot Kinney Blvd and adjacent to the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library along the gateway to Venice.

Help bring the first-ever museum for Venice to life! Support our campaign to fund the first phase of the project by May 18, 2021: www.tinyurl.com/veniceheritage


"Homeless encampments have take over the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Fights are an all day every day occurrence now. This once beautiful tourist destination is being rapidly destroyed by the failed policies of local politicians."


On Wednesday , April 7th, Lifeguards in Santa Monica responded to assist a dolphin that was repeatedly beaching itself. After trying to assist it in the dolphin back into the water, Marine Animal Rescue made the decision to try to transport the sick dolphin to a local treatment facility. Unfortunately shortly after transport, the dolphin succumbed to its illness.

As a reminder, sick marine mammals often come ashore to rest and it is best to give them space when they do so! Notify the nearest Lifeguard as they work closely with local marine animal experts that will be able to provide further assistance to these animals.



Story and Photos via LACoFD Lifeguard Division


Lifeguard Division Weekend Statistics April 9-11, 2021


Venice Beach is accessible to ALL thanks to thenew access mat!

Wheelchair users & others with difficulty crossing the sand can now easily access the water’s edge (unless the city's most hated surf school, Kapowui, blocks off the handicap parking with thier vehicles and wavestorms like they do in Santa Monica).



The Department of Beaches and Harbors installed access mats at Venice Beach. These mats are made of a synthetic mesh that provides a firmer surface for those who need it to cross the sand, such as people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids. No special equipment is required.



Here's a country music surfer video shot in Malibu.


The National Weather Service Los Angeles reports it will be much cooler this coming week with plenty of marine layer clouds and even some drizzle


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

"Today I visit the world famous Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, where it all started. Then I went to Venice, I sadly have to report that the gym is gone. Most of the outside activities are still closed down. I matched up pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger when he first came to Venice Beach. After this, I visit the famous Gold's Gym, and I also saw all the homeless encampments around Gol'ds Gym in Venice."

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The Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard tower gets a fresh coat of paint and a bit of a facelift just in time for Pride Month.

The tower, located North of the skate park at the end of Brooks Ave was built and then unveiled on June 1st, 2017 by Venice Pride, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and painted by Venice Pride board members.

Over the years the once bright and vibrant lifeguard tower began to fade due to weather and lack of upkeep.



Thanks to the efforts of Richard Martinez and his crew from Beaches and Harbors Los Angeles County the tower has been restored to its original glory just in time for this years Pride Month in June.



This story by Timothy Michael, was originally posted on thepridela.com


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

"City council member mike bonin has proposed a motion that would bring tempoary homeless sites to county beaches, including Dockweiler State Beach, Fishermans Village in Marina Del Rey, and Will Rogers State Beach. Cleaning of the homeless encampment in venice beach starts april 15."

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 California Department of Public Health just announce:

"With 20 million COVID-19 vaccines in arms, low & stable hospitalizations, CA is on track to fully reopen on June 15 with masking & vaccinations. Get ready to hug your loved ones, to have that dinner, to go to that movie...California’s future is bright."