New Law Prohibits Harassment of Bicyclists!

Yesterday the LA City Council approved the cyclist anti-harassment ordinance authored and championed by our very own Councilman Bill Rosendahl! The new ordinance makes it a crime for motorists to harass bicyclists, verbally or physically. The new law also allows victims of harassment to file civil lawsuits without waiting for the city to press criminal charges. Big thanks to Councilman Bill Rosendahl for making this happen!

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Any person who violates the provisions of this Article shall be liable for treble the actual damages with regard to each and every such violation, or $1,000, whichever is greater, and shall be liable for reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation. In addition, a jury or a court may award punitive damages where warranted.


SEC. 45.96.02. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES.

A person shall not do or attempt to do any of the following:

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The Venice Art Crawl is Tonight!

The Venice Art Crawl is happening this evening! For a list of the events, click here!

Tonight’s highlights include Shepard Fairey joining in with the Dogtown Artists United at 811 Ocean Front Walk, Jenny Lens with “Punk Pioneers” at Animal House, the always funky 20 Westminster Ave, Ray Rae on 19th Ave. & Ocean Front Walk and the plethora of artists at the Old Venice Gas Station.

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Shepard Fairey busy pasting at 811 Ocean Front Walk.

While not part of the Venice Art Crawl, you can also check out VHILS drilling away on brick at Post No Bills over on Abbot Kinney! (1103 A.K.)

Santa Monica Concert at the Pier : Australia Rocks!

Tonight’s Twilight Dance Series at the Santa Monica Pier will feature Missy Higgins headlining “Australia Rocks”, an evening of all-Australian music featuring Higgins, Kim Churchill and Andy Clockwise sponsored by the Australian Consulate-General. As always the concerts are free at start at 7pm!

Missy Higgin’s acclaimed albums The Sound Of White and On A Clear Night have sold over two million copies. On the cover of the Australian Rolling Stone magazine twice before she turned 25, Higgins is currently recording a new album scheduled for release in 2012.

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