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The Los Angeles County ​Lifeguards reported they made 111 Ocean Rescues and 141 Medical Aids this week.

"The mid-week heat wave did not disappoint. Summer-like weather conditions and crowds were experienced across all Los Angeles beaches making for 2 of the busiest lifeguarding days of the year. 111 Ocean Rescues and 141 Medical Aids have been tallied since monday. While temperatures are expected to cool this weekend, hazardous spring time Ocean Conditions are expected to continue."



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

"Last week I finally got my 100,000 YouTube Subscribers Silver Play Button. I went to Venice Beach and unboxed the play button. It was an awesome feeling to finally hold the silver play button in my hand. I was so surprised how fast I got so many subscribers. Thank you very much everybody, without you this would not be possible. Thanks from German in Venice."

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 Venice Breakwater is firing on this first day of April!




Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park is now hiring for summer positions:

"As a team member of Pacific Park®, you’ll receive a competitive wage, free ride wristbands each month, discounts on Park food and merchandise, fun activities and parties. It’s an opportunity to make new friends and lifelong memories.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. No experience necessary, company training provided. Part-time work – weekend and evenings available. Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) work available. Must be able to work weekends and holidays

If your background is a match for one of our open positions, your application will be forwarded on to our hiring team for review. We will contact you soon if the hiring team expresses an interest. We regret due to the high volume of telephone calls and resumes we receive we are not able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application that has been submitted.

Food and Beverage Attendants
Games Attendants
Grounds Attendants
Merchandise Attendants
Rides Attendants
Admissions Attendant
Revenue Control Clerks
Security Officers
Management Jobs

Apply Online

You are always welcome to complete an application in person.
380 Santa Monica Pier,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Administrative Office located behind the Long Range basketball game next to Whac-a-mole Tacos)
For direct inquiries, please message us at jobs@pacpark.com
Pacific Park® is a drug and alcohol free environment.
Pacific Park® is an equal opportunity employer."


This past Sunday, just after 6PM, a crowd of people on the Venice Boardwalk witnessed a man molesting a female child in broad daylight.

The child appeared to be 3 years old or possibly younger, according to the reports, which also state the man was mildly intoxicated, but knew what he was doing.

It took over a dozen calls to 911 and about 15 minutes before police arrived. Thankfully, some witnesses were able to follow the man as he was trying to flee with the child. And they were able to lead the police to him.

He was arrested, as many of the witnesses had video and photos to show the authorities of his disgusting sexual assault of a child.

Supposedly, he told the police he was her father, and that the mother lived elsewhere.

The child is now with other family members and did received medical care.

A more detailed report of this can be found at Reports of Child Assault on Venice Beach Boardwalk in Broad Daylight.

*No one from Shacked witnessed this event, this scumbag would have had to be transported in an ambulance, not a cop car if we did. We are reporting this from other sources, as linked above*


It looks like Forbes just did a hit piece on the LA Lifeguards:

From the Forbes "investigation":

"Being a lifeguard in California can be unbelievably lucrative. If we had only known, many of us would have packed our bags and headed west for a career on the California beach.

Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com found that lifeguards make a fortune in Los Angeles County. Seven lifeguards made more than $300,000 and 82 lifeguards had total earnings that exceed $200,000 in 2019, the latest year available.

Fernando Boiteux was the most highly paid and earned $391,971. As the “acting chief lifeguard,” he out-earned 1,000 of his peers: salary ($205,619), perks ($60,452), and benefits ($125,900)."



The full story can be read on the Forbes website..


Photo from Allan Parsons this weekend show the homeless tents are on the sand again in Venice.



Another homeless encampment fire Friday morning. Right outside of Gold's Gym in Venice. This is the 4th homeless Encampment fire in Venice this week.








The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit “lights off” except rim, 1 hr on Saturday, March 27 in recognition of Earth Hour.

On Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour, one of the largest global grassroots movements for the environment, will virtually bring together millions of people, businesses and leaders from around the world to raise awareness on the urgent need to address nature loss and climate change.

The iconic Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel in Los Angeles joins world-famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Great Wall of China, the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Greece, and Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, among others at 8:30 p.m. local time on March 27. The Pacific Wheel will “go dark” except for the wheel rim safety lighting.

Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action for over a decade. Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to also bring the pressing issue of nature loss to the fore. The aim is to create an unstoppable movement for nature, as it did when the world came together to tackle climate change. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to drive change.

Earth Hour participants can visit www.earthhour.org to know what’s happening in locations around the world and read individuals’ stories about what they are doing for the planet. Now is the time to secure a healthy, sustainable and climate-resilient future for all. Every voice, no matter how big or small, can help make a difference.

This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 27. The Ferris wheel lights can be seen from dusk until 11:35 PM each evening. Enjoy watching the light program online at www.pacpark.com/live.