Crime Alert Fliers Posted in Venice

Thanks to Jim Smith of The Venice Beachhead for letting us know that there are fliers being posted that appear to have been printed by Yo! Venice! regarding the recent robberies here in Venice. While we embrace any support we get from the community helping get the news posted here out to everyone, the wording “See the evidence: www.yovenice.com” makes this seem a bit like a marketing tool for our site … and we were in no way shape or form aware of the creation of it, nor do we know who created these fliers.

Venice Beach Flier

As far as “evidence” goes, there is simply the acknowledgement by the LAPD that they are aware that there has been a severe increase in robberies here in Venice over the last month, which can be read about here and here.

To whomever posted the fliers, maybe next time you can change it to “Join the Discussion related to this at YoVenice.com” and add that you are not affiliated to us or something at the bottom so people don’t think we are taking the misfortune of people and trying to use it for our own gain by putting fliers on poles with a link to our site. Thanks!

Venice Area Middle School Parents Discussion This Evening

From Yo! Venice reader Laura Alice:

Tonight we are having a very important meeting to discuss our middle school choices in Venice. Below are the meeting details as well as a note from Marco Petruzzi, Parents’ Union organizer and Coeur d’Alene Elementary parent. Please spread the word. We want to have as many Venice families in attendance as possible.

May 4, 2009
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Boys & Girls Club of Venice
2232 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

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Bicycle Theft on the Rise in Venice Beach

A new alert from the LAPD to Yo! Venice! readers:

Bike thefts bikes are way up again. Please put a note on your blog and get the info out. Secure the bikes in a location that is not visible to the public. (they will enter yard to get the bikes, with or without locks). Use GOOD locks, they are cutting locks to take the bikes. Very IMPORTANT, get your make, model and serial number and store it someplace in the event you need to report it stolen. We recovered several bikes and were unable to connect them to a crime or return them because the owners did not know the information. It is important that the community help us help them by having this information (for all their property, not just bikes).

On that note … anyone seen Yo! Venice! reader Anne’s bike around? “It’s a Black Schwinn Cruiser, totally decked out with mud guards, a basket, lights and of course, the WeeRide baby seat. I can’t believe someone would take a bike with a baby seat on it.” says Anne. She can be reached through our contact info at Yo! Venice!

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