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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Bonin Changes Mind and LAPD to Enforce 63.44 at Venice Beach

By Gale Holland
In an abrupt turnaround, Los Angeles police will resume enforcing a ban on homeless people pitching tents and lean-tos on the beach and grass areas around the Venice boardwalkIn an abrupt turnaround, Los Angeles police will resume enforcing a ban on homeless people pitching tents and lean-tos on the beach and grass areas around the Venice boardwalk.

On Wednesday, LAPD Chief Michael Moore emailed Venice homeowner and activist Mark Ryavec that he and Westside City Councilman Mike Bonin had decided police would not enforce an anti-camping law in Venice in light of concerns from health officials that displacing homeless people could spread the novel coronavirus.

But the next day, Moore said in a follow up email to Ryavec that Bonin had decided to leave the decision to the LAPD. Department officials chose to reverse course, saying officers will begin cracking down on camps on the sand immediately and those on grass areas after the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has had a chance to find spots in shelters for people.

Ryavec, who heads Venice Stakeholders Assn., said the homeless people violated safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control by moving in over the last few weeks as the virus continued to spread.


Mark Ryavec, president of the Venice Stakeholders Association.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-21/lapd-resumes-clearing-tents-from-venice-beach (Normally, the story would not be repeated but because it is so important and such a short story, it is repeated with the link.)

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/4676139-lapd-cracking-down-on-homeless-population-setting-up-tents-at-beaches/

Captain Morrison Announces Three SLO Positions

Three new Senior Lead Officer (SLO) positions were given by Captain Brian Morrison.

Officer Monique  Contraras, 38228@LAPD.online, will be in charge of the Ocean Front area and west of Abbot Kinney, known as 14A11.

Officer Adrian Acosta, 37285@LAPD.online and 310-822-3970, will be in charge of east of Abbot Kinney, known as 14A13.

Officer Karwon Villery, 38717@LAPD.online, will be in charge of Mar Vista area known as a14A25.

Man Dumps Bunch of Car Keys in Alley

Man dumped a bunch of car keys in the alley north of Rose between 3rd and Hampton. Rick Swinger took the picture of the keys and gave the keys to SLO Kristan Delatori along with a video of the person who dumped the keys.

“Looks like the guy took keys from a valet somewhere,”said Rick. The keys were dumped off a little after midnight, so early Tuesday morning.

If one recognizes a key, call LAPD police station.

Activist Tries to Stop Steam Cleaning

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(Photo by Rick Swinger.)