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Encampment Update — 5 December 2019

Westminster Senior Center Park is cleared of all transients.  Lincoln Blvd encampment at Flower is gone.  It was there at 9 am and gone at noon on Thursday.   Flower has two tenters. Mildred is growing.

Everything else is about the same except the attitude of the homeless is getting close to violent.

Rick Swinger who is a really big chap was chased on 3rd Ave this week.  This writer had stuff splashed all over the car and then the car was chased.  This man was reported to the police as being violent before.   He is on South Venice Blvd before Dell.  He is Mexican or of South American descent.  Many times this writer has had something thrown at the car particularly when on 3rd Ave.

The main encampments remain on Ocean Front Walk area and 3rd Ave area and Encampment Update does not usually cover either.

Ocean Ave and North Venice Blvd were free of encampments.  There was a car that someone was living out of with bikes and junk around it.

Mildred Ave had three encampments and appears to be growing.

Westminster Park is clear and cleaned. There is a van and a car and people are spreading out on the sidewalk from the vehicles.

Hampton, south of Rose is the same.

Hampton, north of Rose,  now has a non-compliant tent without ADA clearance and within less than 10 feet of a driveway and all in front of St. Joseph Center.


Lincoln Blvd at Flower is the big surprise. At 9 am it was filled with tenters. At noon it looked as shown. I asked James, who was the only one on Flower, what had happened to Lincoln and he said he didn’t know. I asked him if Beast was still around and he had nothing but bad things to say about Beast. He finally said he didn’t know what happened to Beast.  It is so nice to see Lincoln clean.

Staples …just don’t know.

Comments (3)

  1. kbulo

    Clearly you have missed South Venice from Ocean all the way down to Pacific. Those encampments have been steadily growing and looks like absorbed the people from Lincoln/Flower. It’s the biggest it has ever been.

  2. Rick Swinger

    Our Mayor Eric Garcetti has worked on this homeless crisis for years now with over a billion taxpayers hard earn money and this is what we get! A drinking fountain that drains into our streets mucus water! What a half baked idea! A public health hazard this is. What an idiot Mayor! Let’s recall him before there is an epidemic of MRSA! Here is the video of the Absolutely horrible polluted and dangerous conditions of our neighborhood and rat infested encampment on 3rd today. https://youtu.be/n5G2gGXjLUY

  3. Philth

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/mMNUW8dr115BcUKi7 here was the flower clean up.. it was gnarley
    Big show of force to get it addressed.. LADBS got pressured to assure they did thier job and assured public was not at RISK

    They got nice bars on Windows as result

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