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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Stories of the weeks from 18 thru 31 May

The stories of the week have changed to stories for two week for now.  Last one posted is the latest.  These are stories that should interest some Venetians, not necessarily all of them.

<h4> Darryl DuFay</h4>

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti softened his “Safer at Home” order. Beaches are now open to swimmers, surfers, runners and walkers, but passive activities like sunbathing are still banned. Exercise is essential, I guess, tanning not so much.

“Failure to comply with this order,” wrote the mayor, “shall constitute a misdemeanor subject to fines and imprisonment.”

“People are stupid, vain and selfish,” wrote Washing, in an email he shared with me. “PLEASE do not let Venice become a national disgrace of a hot spot. Because, I promise you, it will when the beaches open, if you do not enforce mask wearing and social distancing.”

An aide to Bonin responded sympathetically, but acknowledged that “currently there are no fines or other means of enforcement being implemented … within the city of Los Angeles.


<h4>Reta Moser </h4>

US District Judge David O. Carter gave LA officials until 22 May to come up with plan to house/shelter homeless living near the freeways or under it.  The preliminary injunction by Judge Carter was  issued 15 May and requires the county and homeless officials to provide space in shelters or alternative housing for the estimated 6,000 to 7,000 residents living near the freeway overpasses, underpasses and ramps.  Carter’s ruling compels local governments to develop a plan for doing so.   He says it will affect 3,000 to 4,000 living in the City with the remainder living in the County.

This is the first time a Federal official has been allowed to step into the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.  LA has been limiting itself by abiding to local suits that limit when tents go down to leaving uncleaned sidewalks with trash and debris.  This has been brought about because of a lawsuit initiated by the LA Alliance for Human Rights against the County, City.

If homeless are given proper shelter and choose not to use such, they could be subject to being required to move away from subject areas.



Comments (8)

  1. Sea

    Peaceful gathering today @ 2pm corner of Venice Blvd and Boise Ave, to raise awareness to Mike Bonin about the deplorable conditions in Venice, the homeless encampments and the increase in crime.
    Help support our neighbors and show up, tell a friend.

  2. All American

    Trump has the authority, under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, to allow ALL businesses, in every State, to reopen.

    • Angela McGregor

      No he doesn’t. The commerce clause regulates commerce with foreign nations. There is nothing in the constitution which gives the President the authority to regulate public health directives in states, therefore the Governors’ power to do so falls under the 10th Amendment, which states that States have any powers not specifically granted to the Federal government by the Constitution.

      Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Ed Washington

    Garcetti’s draconian actions are purely political. Each briefing gives him media exposure for a second presidential run. Ending the lockdown would end his media coverage. Dr. Ferrer is a professional bureaucrat and non medical doctor. Bureaucrats and academia traditionally shy away from responsibility. In Dr. Ferrer’s world, avoid anything you can be blamed for.
    My city, Long Beach, is right next to Los Angeles. 67% of our diagnosed cases have recovered. That means of our 1513 total cases, only 489 are contagious. Neither Garcetti nor Gov. Newsom give those numbers. The data emphasized are the total cases and deaths. This data omission is a fear tactic to maintain control.
    Most deaths are for people over 65, many in senior living environments. Place most of our resources to protecting the most vulnerable. Then open this city, county and state for business.

    • Kate.G

      Actually, the method Georgia uses — combining diagnostic tests with antibody tests — is the same method the CDC uses. Strange the LA Times didn’t mention that fact. Yes, Garcetti is man of bad political science.

    • The Wuhan Kid

      They want more federal funds.
      The media is lying to you. They say the death rate is approaching 100,000. It isn’t even close to that. Many hospitals are declaring deaths resulted from the Wuhan Virus, when the reality is that they weren’t even tested. Texas for example has a little over 1500 deaths. Their population is 29,472,295 One death per 19,648 citizens. The USA population is 326,700,000. 100,000 VERY HIGH ESTIMATE One death for every 3,267. I don’t buy the panic media’s figures.

      • Sea

        I am told hospitals get $30k per Covid death, so they try to get all deaths reported as Covid, this from 2 acquaintances whose elderly relatives died of cancer and heart failure, nothing to due with Covid and had to fight to get death certificate corrected

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