The Westside Winter Shelter program opens this weekend and for the first time will offer supportive services for those who want to live their life off the streets of Los Angeles.
The shelter, which opens December 1st, will utilize a pick up and drop off location at the Los Angeles Police Department Substation in Venice Beach (1530 W. Ocean Front Walk). The bus will pick up between 4:30-6:00 p.m. and will return the following morning at 7:30.
The shelter is located at the West LA Armory and will have 160 beds.
First to Serve will manage the shelter program for the City and will offer something new: two on-site case managers who will assist the clients transition to permanent supportive housing, help with job placement, and offer medical services and healthcare resources. Continue reading →
The 2012-14 Venice Neighborhood Council Board will be sworn in tomorrow night by Councilman Rosendahl starting at 7:10pm in the Westminster Elementary School Auditorium. Big thanks to all of the outgoing members of the Neighborhood Council for helping the community!
Congratulations to the new Neighborhood Council Members!
President: Linda Lucks
Vice-president: Marc Saltzberg
Secretary: Kristopher Valentine
Treasurer: Hugh Harrison
Chair Of Land Use And Planning Committee: Jake Kaufman
Communications Officer: Helen Stotler
Outreach Officer: Matt Kline
Since January, the clean-cut cop has patrolled the beachside neighborhood of Venice’s famous boardwalk, passing judgment on painted porcelain skulls, henna tattoos and scrap-metal Star Wars sculptures offered for sale. On a recent Thursday, he told a dread-locked artist dabbling in a variety of media that he should “get more into the wood stuff, less into the hats.”
“Now this is what people are looking for,” Sgt. Gonzalez told another artist, offering what he called “positive reinforcement” for selling on-the-spot spray paintings. “Do you really take Visa? That is awesome.”
Sgt. Gonzalez’s new duties are part of one of the LAPD’s more unusual mandates: keeping Venice weird.
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As Anthony related via Facebook, “just wanted to Thank You All for Spending your Thanksgiving With us in Venice. It was so great to have such a huge blessing from all of you…People ate all the Food that was cooked. God Blessed everyone for staying up late, cooking your favorite dish, sharing this event and for spreading your Love for others… Continue reading →