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The birds have been blamed for the poor water quality surrounding the Santa Monica Pier. Earlier this year, when Santa Monica was named the Most polluted Beach in California, the city responded by claiming it was due to all the pigeons living under the Pier.

Since then they have done things to try to rid the pier of all the birds, such as installing nets under the peir. Now they decided to make it illegal to feed them. Tickets will range from $5 to $25 if you get busted feeding the birds.

"The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday approved an ordinance to prohibit the distribution of food to birds and animals at beaches and the Pier.

This ordinance update looks to improve water quality around the Pier and enhance efforts to address bacterial levels in the Santa Monica Bay, which were noted in the Heal the Bay Beach Report Card.

The update is intended to work holistically with infrastructure investments made by the city to reduce bacterial pollution. Earlier this year, the city installed netting under the pier to discourage pigeon roosting and nesting."

The City has also stated that, "Pigeons are attracted to the Pier because it provides both a roosting structure and access to food. The City recently installed new bird netting under the Pier to limit bird roosting. However, the birds may still congregate in the area because of the available food sources."

Tickets start at $5, as stated in their report:

"Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction. Any person convicted of an infraction under the provisions of this Section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than five dollars and not more than twenty-five dollars. Each such person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every commission of any violation of any provision of this Section and shall be punished accordingly."


To read the report from the city meeting, Click Here

Video by Nate Woiwode:

An elderly woman drove her H2 down the Venice Beach Boardwalk and got stopped at the end by police.

Come on a nostalgic journey with The Grind King himself, Donald Cassel, as we explore the origins of Grind King throughout Venice, California

On Tuesday night, 2 sergeants and 4 deputies from the Lost Hills Sherrifs Station conducted enforcement on PCH throughout Malibu, the operation was funded by the City of Malibu.

33 citations were issued (31 for speed violations).

2 drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license.

1 driver was arrested for DUI (driver also had 2 outstanding warrants for his arrest for DUI).

2 drivers were arrested for reckless driving/racing and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

You can now register online for the 30th Annual Venice Surfathon!

- Boys 18U
- Open Men
- Open Women
- Men's 50+
- Open Longboard Women
- Open Longboard Men
- Foamie Expression Session
- Body Surfing
- Women 40ish
- Girls 14U

To register, Click Here

Several customers have reported that cashiers at the 99 Cent Only Store on Lincoln in Venice Beach were telling them today that the store will close for good on December 23rd.

"Venice 99 Cent Store on Lincoln Blvd closing! Its sad to lose such a convenient all-in-one store that had a tool section, office supplies, medicine, party supplies, toys, simple electronics, produce. WholeFoods banned classic candies and old fashion soda labels that 99 sold. Lease went up too high cashier said. Closing Dec 23rd. The brand does 2 billion in annual revenue so hopefully they can negotiate for a micro location in the area." wrote Edgar Arenas on Nextdoor.

Stephanie Carrion added, "It's closing because the rent is to high now for what they're now asking for. The cashier told me that just this morning 11-15"

The Whole Foods will obviously be staying open, the city just cleaned out the huge homeless encampment that was surrounding the side and rear of the store and gated off the area along Rose Ave to prevent it from happening again.

A homeless man swinging a large rusty metal sign pole climbs on top of the pedestrian bridge over Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. He throws the pole into oncoming traffic below the bridge, Then has a stand off with police.

The police had been dealing with an altercation between two other homeless people at the top of the stairs that lead down to the bridge when by-standers yelled to them about the one on the top of the bridge acting up.

The Army Reserve does disaster training at the Santa Monica Pier, where they practice purifying the ocean water into drinking water.