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There will be gusty winds and hazardous seas across much of the coastal waters this weekend. There will likely be Gale force gusts up to 40 kt and seas over 10 feet, mainly outer waters.

Source: National Weather Service Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division are celebrating black history month by looking back on the influential career of Asst. Chief Russ Walker. Chief Walker, LACoFD Lifeguard Division first African American Chief, played a pivotal role in paving the way for African American lifeguards and fire fighters within the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He also is credited with starting the WATER program, which made the beach community more accessible to under represented communities of Los Angeles County.

There's a new website where you can tip the skateboarders of the Venice Skatepark. Just like many of the performers along the boardwalk, you can now tip the skateboarders of the skatepark.

Free 2 Skate is a new platform that allows the crowd at the Venice Skatepark (or those watching the Venice Skate Park Live Cam ) to tip any of the skaters, with 100% of the tip going to the skater. Tip any amount, and the skateboarder will get the full amount within a couple days.

So far only a handful of skaters are listed, but if the skater you want to tip is not, upload their photo and they will track that person down.

Unlike many of the "Donate To The Venice Skatepark" scams that several people are running, where the donate money never goes to the park or the guy cleaing the park, this is legit. Free 2 Skate is developed by longtime Venice Skater Lance Lemond who also operates the Venice Skate Park Live Cam.

If you're one of the skatepark regulars, hit up Lance and get yourself listed on Free 2 Skate, start getting some tips.

The domain name is up for sale.

Well, it's been for sale for about a year now. Some guy named Fred from Scottsdale, Arizonia, who currently owns it has been trying to sell it for awhile now. He wants well over $1 Millon for it, but is willing to drop the price some.

So if you want to buy the name for your website, you can contact Freddy via

The restrooms that have been under construction next to the Rose Parking Lot at Venice Beach are reportedly going to cost the city $2,120,757.

Probably the most expensive crack zombie restrooms ever.

More on the costs can be found on Circling The News.

Photo of the beautiful new $2 Million toilets via @VeniceIntel

On Sunday evening, someone drove their car onto the Venice Boardwalk, parked it, and started blasting loud music. Photos from @apbiv.

Two seperate pedestrian vs car accidents happened on Firday night in Venice.

According to PDR Scanner, at 9:47PM reports of a pedestrian hit by a car on Pacific Ave, in Venice were recieved. Then one hour later, another poerson was hit by a car at Speedway & Paloma.

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a violent battery incident that was captured on video.

On January 16, 2021, around 5:00 p.m., at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Speedway Blvd, the suspect and victim became engaged in a verbal altercation. During the verbal altercation, the suspect punched the victim in the jaw causing the victim to lose consciousness. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and treated for serious injuries he sustained as a result of the attack.

The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, with black hair and a black beard. The suspect stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white Los Angeles Dodgers jersey affixed with the number 74 and the name “Jansen”on the back. The suspect was also wearing dark pants, white shoes, and was carrying a skateboard.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Pacific Area detectives at (310) 482-6394. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local party in Venice Beach. Lots of people showed up on the rollerskates, it was a great dance party."

Skid Rose in Venice keeps getting worse. Photo from Venice Intel.