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The Venice Love Fest πŸ’— on Saturday, March 18th, 2023. 11am - 7pm in downtown Mar Vista, on Venice Blvd. Billed as the "ultimate weekend adventure".

Stroll the fest grounds as you enjoy a day filled with musical performances, activities for the entire family, Shop local artists & designers, musical performances, food trucks, beer gardens, Vintage Car Show, and so much more! ☮️🫢🏽🎢

The Fest will be located in between Centinela & Inglewood Blvd. The city has closed Venice Blvd. for this event. The event will be held in the street.

Date and time
Sun, March 18, 2023,
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT

Location
12257 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Venice Healer Daisy went over to the Parks & Rec Office on Venice Beach to yell at them about her "community garden" being removed again and LAPD gets called on her.

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An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been extended for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect at least until 10:00 am, Friday, March 17,2023.

Beach users are cautioned to avoid water contact for at least 72 hours after significant rainfall. This advisory may be extended depending upon further rainfall.

Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory
A rain advisory is issued when there is significant rainfall that may cause bacteria levels in ocean waters to increase. Bacteria levels can increase significantly during and after rainstorms, as contaminants within the runoff enters the ocean. Bacteria levels may remain elevated up to 3 days depending upon the intensity of the rain and the volume of runoff. Elevated bacteria levels in ocean water may cause illness, especially in children and the elderly. The Department of Public Health recommends that beach users avoid contact with ocean water for a period of 3 days after significant rainfall, especially near flowing storm drains, creeks and rivers.



Wednesday morning we find that Westward Beach Road is closed from Birdview to PCH due to downed utility pole.


Surfing with lots of people in the water at the Venice Pier, boarding breaking, people snaking, good times.





According to SMPD officer, lady was driving very fast. Her Mercedes convertible hit a tree, completely destroyed the bus stop next to it, then ended up on the other side of the street against a parked van. Ripped the whole side of her car off, and destroyed a rental e-scooter as well.





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Massive rain storms leave Venice Beach flooded.





On Friday, March 3, 2023, at approximately 7:30 AM, SMPD patrol officers responded to a call of an attempted assault in the 1100 block of the beach. The suspect, later identified as Job Uriah Taylor, approached the African American victim who was walking his dog and threatened to attack him with a metal pipe. Taylor yelled several racial slurs at the victim. Santa Monica Fire Department personnel working nearby intervened, fending off suspect Taylor who rode away on his bicycle in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured, and officers were initially unable to locate Taylor.

Soon after, at about 7:50 AM, the Police Department responded to a call of an assault happening now on the north side of the train platform at 4th Street and Colorado Ave. The same suspect was seen attacking a male and female, both African American, with the same pipe he was brandishing at the 1100 block of the beach. Taylor hit the victims multiple times in the head while yelling more racial slurs. Taylor was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Santa Monica Jail for booking.

Taylor was charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. In addition, hate crime allegations were added to the two counts of attempted murder and the assault with force. Two victims were transported to the hospital; one released the same day and the other still being treated for a head injury.

Santa Monica Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Detectives are seeking witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incidents. Anyone with any additional information pertaining to this incident or suspect is strongly encouraged to contact SMPD Detective Jacob Holloway at 310-458-8934, Jacob.holloway@santamonica.gov or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.