Category Archives: Venice Beach

Burglary Warning

LAPD issues Hot Prowl Burglary Warning for Venice

LAPD Pacific Area continues to see Hot Prowl (victim is in home) Burglaries. Most occur when residents leave windows or doors open/unlocked. Stolen items include smartphones, laptops, jewelry, car keys, and a garage clicker.

They have issued a directive:
2. Don’t leave valuables unattended near open windows.
3. Install and use an alarm (wireless systems sold online do not require permanent installation).

Four bicycles were reported stolen. Two were left unlocked in a underground parking garage.

1. Lock your bicycles, underground garages are not safe.
2. Lock your bicycle in an area where you can keep an eye on it, thieves continue to bypass some locks.
3. Keep your bicycle’s info (serial #)/picture to give police. Without this info it is difficult to recover stolen property.

#PredictivePolicing locations
Ocean Front Walk/Rose
Windward/Park Row

High Surf

Tropical Storm Simon pumps up surf along beaches

Tropical Storm Simon is pumping up the surf in Southern California, with waves rolling in at 6-8 feet.

A high surf advisory issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The swell is out of the south, and water temperatures are 66-72 degrees.

With the big waves come increased risks of rip currents.

Some coastal flooding is possible in low-lying areas, such as Long Beach and Seal Beach.

Orange County surf will be slightly smaller, 4-6 feet with sets up to 10 feet. The biggest waves are expected north of Carlsbad.

Sen. Ted Lieu

“Meet Ted Lieu Luncheon” in Venice registration

Venice Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for their “Meet Ted Lieu Luncheon,” Wednesday Oct., 15.

Organized for Chamber members, the event promises to  be “an informative lunch meeting” with State Senator Ted Lieu to find out the “latest information on topics that affect businesses at the state level.”

There will also be an opportunity to voice concerns during a question and answer period.

Venice Chamber of Commerce is inviting attendees to share their thoughts on how the State of California can further support people who operate businesses in the Venice area.

The luncheon will be held at Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Avenue.

Tickets are $25 for Chamber members.

For more information visit:


Doccupy Film Series Sunday: Police State USA

Doccupy kicks off its 2014 schedule with, “Police Militarization and Surveillance,” Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 pm.
“Given how the recent events in Ferguson MO have transfixed the nation we couldn’t think of a better way to start our 4th season,” organizers said.
John Ralphling, National Lawyers Guild
Teka-Lark Fleming, The Blk Grrrl Show
Dan Factor, LA Defense Attn.
“We will explore national and local ramifications with solutions and strategies provided as always. “

“We are once again graced with a VNC grant to help finance these gatherings of concerned citizens.”

A quality free meal will be provided to the community before the event.

The event will be help at The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Lodge Ave, Venice.

“Come early and meet your neighbors over some healthy grub.”


Coastal Clean Up Day

Volunteer at Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, Sept. 20

Local environmental group Heal the Bay is asking residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event — the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day — this Saturday, Sept. 20.

As part of a global effort, tens of thousands of concerned citizens in Los Angeles County will link to remove harmful and unsightly trash and debris from more than 50 coastal and inland sites, an area that spans close to 100 square miles.

Since 1990, Heal the Bay has coordinated the county’s Coastal Cleanup Day, mobilizing an army of volunteers from 9 am-noon to canvass beaches, parks, creeks, lakes, highways and alleys to remove ocean-bound trash and beautify neighborhoods.

Last year, more than 11,000 volunteers collected nearly 24,000 pounds of debris in Los Angeles County. Worldwide, 684,000 volunteers in 92 nations amassed nearly 12.3 million pound of debris in a single day.

Cigarette butts, food wrappers and bottle caps remain the three most common items found by Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers.

Among the unusual items found in the sand by Heal the Bay volunteers at last year’s event: a beekeeper’s comb box, a 35-pound car battery and 120 pounds of rolled-up carpeting.

Heal the Bay seeks volunteers of all ages and physical abilities; no experience necessary. Site captains will organize a diverse mix of individuals, families, neighborhoods, community groups, schools, faith-based groups, sports teams and businesses.

No special training or equipment is necessary. But in a bid to reduce waste even further, Heal the Bay encourages volunteers to “BYO” — bring their own buckets, reusable bags and gloves to pick up trash.

To sign up, visit