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Encampment Update — 1 February

Friday was not this writer’s best day checking on the encampments in Venice. Got verbally accosted, in the face, by two women at difference encampments and  car hit by one angry man. Then this writer proceeded to take it out on a citizen who had done nothing but good for his neighborhood. He didn’t even know what was happening. Sorry Steve.

Aldous Huxley’s wife said that one does tend to take things out on another–an innocent, who doesn’t even know what is happening and it becomes a chain. She said one way to stop that is to whistle. The whistling is conditioning one to realize what has happened and realize it is time to stop spreading it. Always something to learn!

The Grand Canal at Venice Blvd is clean as it can be. Met one of the Clean Team members and he said team planned to paint certain areas next week. The half-round enclosure had murals or some kind of art work painted there.

Venice Blvd, both North and South, were encampment free. There was one area at Dell where two encampments were making homes but only the debris bags were left.

Vans were lined up on North Venice Blvd but they were not inhabiting the sidewalk.

Ocean Ave between North and South Venice Blvd seems to have a hanger-on and it gets more elaborate each week.

Post Office at Windard, which looks not like an encampment, has been there for a long time and seems to be creeping past being ADA compliant.  Writer was told three hang out there.

The homeless on Main at Westminster Elementary School are very aggressive. Man hit this writer’s car and woman was unreceptive to conversation and verbally nasty.

Hampton, north of Rose, on east side is still uninhabited. Many have moved across the street and they move on when asked.

Hampton, south of Rose, is growing but does move on when asked. One lady is aggressive when her picture is taken … very aggressive.

The encampments at 7th Ave are so small compared with what they were. There were only about two main encampments.

The rain has really affected Penmar Park. west. It is so much smaller and particularly since the main cleanup and the alley cleanup.  The first picture shows the whole area. The second highlights one person’s area.

Harrison is sporting a new look and the neighbors are sleeping better.

Carter on the Firestone side with the large rocks has an encampment. On the Walgreens side someone cleaned up the debris left by a group that spent the night.

90 Freeway, almost at Lincoln. This group moved off the dirt next to freeway to a sidewalk. Certainly not ADA compliant and certainly should not be legal that close to freeway. Wonder if this is where all the Freeway solicitors live?

Comments (5)

  1. Chuckles

    These are great updates. I guess Bonin hasn’t gotten around to providing the same news coverage of third world conditions in his district. I’m sure it’s on his to-do list.

    • Anonymous

      Bonin is a crystal meth addict. Once an addict, always an addict.

      And its warped his ability to think straight on the homeless problem in Venice.

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for the update!

  3. Robey Roberson


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