Category Archives: Venice Beach News

Venice Burglary Suspect Self-Surrenders to Police


A possible burglary suspect self-surrendered, police said today,  following hours of negotiations.

The incident began about 9:30 p.m. last night when the man was noticed in an apartment complex near Washington Boulevard
and Ocean Front Walk, said Lt. Joseph Sanchez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Station.

The man ran around the Venice apartment complex, climbing
on rooftops and balconies while the police helicopter illuminated the area.

Police began talking to the man when he was on a third-floor balcony, Sanchez said.  He finally came down at about 11:30 p.m. and was taken to a facility to be given a mental health evaluation, he said.

Kardashian Firework Saga Fizzles Out


Khloe Kardashian has avoided a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace after a firework display blasted Marina del Rey and Venice residents with a rude midnight awaking on August 26 this year.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided not to

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Photos: Neil Guthrie

prosecute anyone in connection with firework display that took place off a yacht off the coast of Marina del Rey.

The fireworks and party where arranged by Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian to celebrate the birthday of Khloe’s
boyfriend, NBA player, James Harden.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had run an investigation into the fireworks and recommended the misdemeanor charge upon submitting findings to prosecutors.

The D.A.’s office rejected any charges saying the Kardashians had “passive permission” to stage the fireworks show.

According to TMZ, the U.S Coast Guard had made the sheriff’s department aware that Jenner’s production company would be exploding the fireworks that night.  As the boat was outside the marina, a permit was not required.

Locals were not impressed at being shocked awake at midnight on a wednesday. It is believed a number of residents are preparing  a lawsuit against Kardashian and Jenner.

Read about how residents were shocked from their weeknight slumber here.

Lucy Dog Has Been Found!

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Volunteers last week helping in the search for Lucy the dog.


Lucy the missing Pit Bull has been found, in what has turned out to be an inspirational tale about the importance of never giving up.

At 7:47pm last night Lucy’s Dad, Finn Egan sent a group text to those who had been helping in the search to find Lucy saying, “LUCY HAS BEEN FOUND! We are in the ER now where she will get some fluids, food, and X-Rays. We will update you all very soon! Love to you guys!!”

Lucy had been missing for 3 weeks after she ran away from her pet-sitters residence at Grant Ave and South Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA.  on September 7th.

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Finn and Egan with volunteers who never gave up in their search to find Lucy.

Lucy’s parents, Finn Egan and Antje Hinz where away on holidays. Immediately cutting their trip short, Dr Hinz – the Medical Director at Westside Pet Clinc and her partner Egan jumped on the next plane back to Los Angeles and the nearly month long search for their cherished pet began.

Yo! Venice will run an update on Lucy’s condition as soon as we hear more.

Read all about the search for Lucy here.

Body Found in Ballona Creek Playa del Rey


An unidentified body was found  last night in Playa del Rey, in a rocky area of the water along the shore in the 6100 block of Ballona Creek about 7:20 p.m., Deputy Jeff Gordon said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Gordon said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the discovery.

KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reported live from the scene saying investigators did not know how the person died or give an age range, but that the dead body was male.

Fishermen Fajardo spoke to said they had overheard that a lifeguard had found the body floating near rocks at Ballona Creek.

Gordon said the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Perez Hilton & Maria Menounos Help in the Search for Missing Dog Lucy

The search for missing blue pit-bull Lucy continues. It’s been almost 3 weeks since Lucy ran away from her pet-sitter but Lucy’s parents Finn Egan and Antje Hinz show no signs of giving up the search for their beloved fur baby.

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Volunteer continue to search for Lucy

In fact not one of the many volunteers who have pitched in to help bring Lucy home are close to giving up. If anything, the hunt for Lucy is only building more steam.

Perez Hilton reported the E! News reporter Maria Menounos has put her star-power into the search, literally. Menouos joining the search party in Venice Beach.

Lucy’s veterinarian Mum Hinz is the Medical Director at Westside Pet Clinic, Menouos is client.

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Lucy the missing blue pit-bull

Lucy ran away from her pet sitter 2 weeks ago while Egan and Hinz where away on holidays. Immediately cutting their trip short, Dr Hinz – and her partner Egan jumped on the next plane back to Los Angeles.

“If it wasn’t such a sad experience for us it actually would be beautiful just because of the amount of support we’ve received. From friends, friends of friends, and strangers” says Hinz, a breast cancer survivor who credits her dog Lucy for helping her recover from her illness. All the more reason Hinz and Egan are so desperate to have Lucy come home.

Read the Perez Hilton story here.

Read previous Yo! Venice stories about the search here and here.

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