Bicycle Corrals Coming to Abbot Kinney and Rose!

From our buddy Paul Chavez over at Venice Dispatch:

Four on-the-street bike corrals that will convert automobile parking spaces into multi-bicycle parking hubs should be installed on two popular Venice streets by mid-year, a city official said Wednesday.

Bike Coralls Venice Beach

The city plans to install a 3 1/2-foot-tall public bicycle corral in a 34-foot long public right-of-way space at 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in front of The Otheroom bar, that can hold up to 18 bicycles. The bike corral would replace current curb-side vehicular parking and a “Two Hour Parking” sign will be replaced by a “Bicycle Parking” sign. Another bike corral that can hold up to 12 bikes is planned for the 24-foot passenger loading zone at 1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd., in front of the Gjelina Take Away pizza shop.

Two similar bike corrals that can provide parking for up to 12 bikes each have been slated for burgeoning Rose Avenue with bicycle parking planned on the street in front of 512 and 519 Rose Avenue.

Click here to continue reading the rest of the article (there is more) over at Venice Dispatch!

Raided: The Ironworks Collective

The Ironworks Collective at 4100 Lincoln in Marina Del Rey is presently being “raided” by law enforcement officers, believed to be federal agents.

Ironworks Collective Marina Del Rey

A witness said that the agents were in undercover clothes, and “looked like construction workers with badges and guns”. More info on what what happened at the marijuana dispensary when we get it!

Update: Their Facebook page has been updated with “Ironworks Collective used to serve High quality medical marijuana serving the Venice Beach area in California. As of 1/9/13 this location closed. Only here to share memories and thoughts about a place that once was …”

The Ironworks Collective
4100 Lincoln
Marina Del Rey

National Weather Service Issues Coastal Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a “coastal hazard message” for Los Angeles. A “coastal flood advisory” remains in effect from 5 am Thursday to 11 am Saturday. “King Tides” are expected, with high surf and strong winds.

The Surf Report

Minor coastal flooding is expected along immediate coastal areas due to high tides, with high surf and windy conditions each morning from Thursday through Saturday. Beaches from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles may be affected.