The 19th Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon is Tomorrow!

The 19th annual Venice Surf-A-Thon will be held tomorrow at the Venice Breakwater starting at 7am! Proceeds from the event will be given to the MLD school in the Philippines.

2012 Venice Surf-A-Thon

If you surf in Venice, be part of the community and enter the contest! You don’t have to be a pro! Tell your friends! Help make this the biggest and best year ever! The $20 contest entry fee gets you a limited edition custom designed t-shirt and entry to the awards party! Lots of cool prizes will be awarded! All ages are welcome!

Venice Surf-a-Thon 2012

Dj Jacques is producing the after party at the Dakota Lounge! Performing live: Mitchell (Acoustic), Tha Conclusion (Hip Hop), Legs Of Cake (Punk), Frontside Grind (Punk), Global Sense (Reggae) and DJ Jacques (Open Format). There is a $10 Cover, but it is FREE if you surfed the contest and wear your shirt! The awards ceremony starts at 8:00 PM sharp! Continue reading

LASD Advisory: Your Kids, School Safety

From the LA Sheriff’s department:

Our sympathies and prayers go out to everyone associated with the terrible tragedy today at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in the community of Newtown, Connecticut.

Your children will hear about this incident through friends or others and so talking with them about it in a calm way is a good idea. Give them a chance to talk about how they feel, reassure them, and help them (and you) not to feel overwhelmed. Discuss with them about people reporting to school officials if they see someone who does not belong on campus, or hear someone making threats. Here are also some Safety Tips for Kids traveling to and from school.

Schools are one of the safest places kids can be. Yet we know that a tragedy like this causes great concern for any people. As a result, you will notice an increase presence by deputies near schools today and for the next several days. Please feel free to speak with the deputies you see and ask questions or comment about what is on your mind about school safety. Continue reading