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Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts


From Santa Monica Close Up:

": A potentially dangerous encounter was defused by Los Angeles Police Officers during a homeless encampment cleanup operation in Venice Beach on Thursday. Officers successfully deescalated a tense situation when they drew their tasers in response to a homeless man who brandished a knife. The incident occurred on Main Street as part of a scheduled cleanup effort.

The man, visibly agitated, eventually complied with officers' commands to put away the knife and departed from the scene without further conflict. No arrest was made, as the potential victim was an armed police officer and there were concerns that the District Attorney might not pursue charges. After resolving the situation, officers continued with the cleanup operation, which included towing an inoperable vehicle with out-of-state plates."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Venice Healer Daisy was released from jail after a week, thanks to the support of family, friends, and the community. On Wednesday, July 10, 2024, the couple made an announcement at Venice Beach to express their gratitude and outline their future plans."

Click Here for more Stories about Venice Healer Daisy

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


Announcing the inaugural Venice Soulstice on July 20 at the First Baptist Church of Venice—a cornerstone for the community of Oakwood, a historically Black and Brown neighborhood in the heart of Venice Beach.

A celebration of Black expression in the heart of Venice Beach, including music, dance, art, food, and story-telling. Experience live performances by Mofaya & Friends, Olokun Cultural Group, Wadada Khufu, and Just Satyan alongside stunning art and live painting by Gakwaya. Explore the cultural history and progress of Black communities on LA’s Westside with author and historian Alison Rose Jefferson. Enjoy savory Jamaican food from Ozi's Kitchen, artisanal ice cream by All Chill, and cold brew coffee and teas by Boketto.

Venice Soulstice is a not-for-profit organization that aims to create opportunity for independent artists by bridging communities through the power of expression. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT GO DIRECTLY TO THE ARTISTS, KNOWLEDGE PRODUCERS, AND CONTRIBUTORS, AND WILL FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY-FOCUSED PROJECTS IN OAKWOOD. This is not a religious event, but we ask that all guests please respect the strict rule of NO alcohol, smoking, or drugs on the First Baptist Church property.

Sat, Jul 20th, 2024,
12:00 - 7:00 PM
Oakwood First Baptist Church Lot,
Venice, CA For more info and to buy tickets, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.



This just released interview with Daisy the Venice Healer was recorded prior to her hospitalization and her arrest last week.

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Santa Monica Close Up talks to John "All Good", Daisy's current Prince and business partner about her arrest:

"John All Good shared a compelling account of the events that unfolded on July 3rd and 4th, when he and Venice Healer Daisy, were arrested following a protest outside the courthouse over Daisy's child custody case. The protest, which aimed to address issues of family conflict resolution and promote messages of love and unity, took a dramatic turn when police confronted the couple.

John detailed how the situation escalated quickly when police mistakenly believed he was carrying a weapon due to a locked container attached to his motorcycle. Despite explaining that it contained no ammunition and he didn’t possess the key, the encounter led to their arrest. He described the police's response as overly aggressive, highlighting that they were equipped with high-precision non-lethal weapons.

While in custody, John expressed admiration for the professionalism of the officers' tactical skills but criticized the misinformation and communication failures that led to the use of force. He recounted how, after being hit with a non-lethal round and taken to the hospital against his will, he was eventually released with minor charges. Daisy, however, faced more severe legal consequences and remains in custody facing significant charges.

Click Here for more Stories about Venice Healer Daisy

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


The junior lifegaurds did their pier jump on Friday at the Venice Pier, here some photos from Six12 Media

These are just a few of the 200+ photos from this event. To see all the photos, Click Here













You can find about 200 more photos from this event, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Juniour Lifegaurds Venice Pier Jump Photo Gallery




Start at the Pier, finish at the Pier! A fast 5K & 1 Mile Race/Walk. A unique experience with access to fitness expo, sampling from various local shops and eateries by showing your bib at sponsored locations. Enjoy other festivities on the world famous Venice Beach Pier at the finish line celebration party.

All participants will receive a commemorative die-cast VBR 5K or 1 Mile Finisher Medal, premium multi color beach t-shirt, and string bag. Access to the sampling and exhibitor booths.

Race To The Pier 1 Mile is open to youth and adults. This is for those of you who are speed oriented and want to test yourself at this popular distance.

For more info and to register, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Venice Beach launched its "Last Thursday" summer concert series on Thursday, June 27, 2024, with a performance by Southern California legends Horny Toad. The event, held at the Dudley Avenue pergolas on the north end of the Venice boardwalk, began at 6:30 p.m. and featured the band's eclectic mix of punk, ska, funk, metal, and fusion music against the backdrop of a stunning sunset."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


This Venice tradition to herald the beginning of summer dates back to the 1910s, with the arrival of King Neptune in an outrigger canoe and the coronation of Queen Venetia, with a royal procession along Ocean Front Walk


Today is one of the rare random days LAPD and Animal Control are patrolling Venice Beach issuing tickets to people who have their dogs on the sand.

One officer is overheard saying they have gotten numerous complaints about people not picking up after their dogs, dogs being off leash, running at people and attacking them and stuff like that.


Venice beach skatepark in the mornings is the best time to skate. All the morning locals are super nice and friendly.


This is what the ATMs at the Bank of America in Venice Beach looked like on Monday morning.


Announcing the Last Thursday free summer concert series on Ocean Front Walk is this week!

The first event is June 27th and will feature the legendary Horny Toad at Dudley Avenue and Ocean Front Walk until sunset

For more info, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Police Officers (LAPD) responded to a call at Venice Beach on Sunday, June 23, 2024, involving a physical altercation between a homeless man and woman. Upon arrival, officers detained both individuals to investigate the incident.

After conducting their investigation, the officers arrested both individuals and transported them to jail. The incident underscores ongoing concerns about safety and conflict resolution among the homeless population in the Venice Beach area."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.




From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Park Rangers and LAPD officers were called to the Venice Beach Basketball Court following reports of a disruptive individual engaging in belligerent behavior and making racial slurs. Authorities intervened, advising the individual to cease his disruptive actions or face removal from the premises. The man opted to continue playing basketball, under the watchful eye of the officers who remained on-site to ensure that peace was maintained."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies, Los Angeles Police Officers, and Los Angeles Firefighters responded to a collision involving a motorist and a man riding an electronic scooter on Pacific Avenue. The incident occurred on Friday, prompting a swift response from emergency services.

The injured man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. His condition remains unknown at this time. The cause of the collision and the determination of fault are currently under investigation."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


Venice Beach Football Club and Nike will be hosting a street football celebration & tournament at the world-famous EVenice Beach.

Who will unlock mad brilliance? Come watch the best footballers battle it out on the boardwalk.

EVENT OVERVIEW

This Sunday 6/23, Venice Beach Football Club and Nike will be hosting a street football celebration & tournament at the world-famous Venice Beach before Brazil kicks off their Copa America against Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium on Monday.

VBFC will be putting on a show for the neighborhood to enjoy the city’s finest footballing talents, Brazilian national team supporters groups, unveiling of the mural on the handball wall (Ronaldo/Vini Jr/Ronaldinho) done by Maxi Bagnasco.

The day will debut a 2v2 competition, live art and custom airbrushing by @lanice, futevolei and beach pickup games, along with Brazilian DJs, musicians, dancers, and more. Nike will be raffling tickets to Copa America games and giving away fresh gear throughout. The day will be capped off with a live samba concert as the champions are crowned Icons of the Estadio.



TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

4v4 teams are picked by captains pre-selected by VBFC to build their teams. 8 teams will compete in a 1hr 45min pickup qualifier, whereby at the end the top two teams with the most wins will advance to a Championship Final.



2v2 COMPETITION

A competition style made popular in South America that pits teams of two against each other. No goalies, first to two goals wins. A game fit for only the toughest and most technically skillful on the court that is guaranteed to draw attention and

LIVE SAMBA CONCERT & CELEBRATION

Throughout the 2v2 competition and the Championship Finals, a live samba band will be jamming out to create the perfect backdrop of sounds for the highlight of the day.

For more info, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.



On Thursday morning, Daisy the Venice Healer had a seizure while on the boardwalk.

According to her video, she became paralized, going in and out of conscious.

She recently had surgery to have her botched butt and hip implants redone and was told to stay inside and rest so her body can recover, but she chose to come out to Venice Beach, which she believes is the reason she started having seizures.

She was taken to the hospital, where she said the prognosis "multiple grand mal seizures (loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions)". As well as dehydration and heart palpitations.

"I died and came back several times"

Daisy was released from the hospital later in the evening. "I don't have use of my legs right now...thank you guys for your support"