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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Mar Vista’s “Great Streets” Needs an Economic Boost

(1 August 2019)”The ‘Great Streets’ project in Mar Vista on Venice Blvd has been so harmful to small businesses that Mayor Eric Garcetti’s...

Summer Concerts at Burton Chase Park are in Full Swing

(1 August 2019) Summer Concerts at Burton Chase Park are in full swing for Thursdays and Saturdays.

LAMC 85.02 — Vehicle Living Restrictions Extended

(31 July 2019) Extension of LAMC 85.02 restricting people sleeping in vehicles has been extended to January 2020 by unanimous vote of City Council. Curbed...

Google Cited for Rats and Trash on 3rd Ave

Google Cited for Rats and Trash on 3rd Ave

(Photo courtesy of Rick Swinger.) Rat hole shown next to Google fence on 3rd Ave. Area is riddled with similar holes and this is why Google was cited....

“Safe Parking” Program Does Exist and Is Growing

(29 July 2019) Safe Parking program does exist to provide safe, overnight parking for needy individuals and families in West Los Angeles from 8:30 pm to...

BID Shows Needle Hot Spots in their Coverage Area

(27 July 2019)Rick Swinger picked up a flyer the Business Improvement District (BID) office put out showing the needle hot spots in the areas they clean....

Venice Resident, 81 Years Old, Attack by Homeless Man

(27 July 2019) Richard Spurlin, 81-year-old, long-time resident of Venice was attacked by a homeless man when walking to his home Saturday morning around...

Metro Site Development Guidelines Released

(27 July 2019) Metro releases development guidelines for the old bus lot at Sunset between Main and Pacific Ave, which is 3.1 acres of Venice’s most...

Man with Measles Comes to Venice, Groundwork Coffee

(25 July 2019) County officials warned last Thursday that a county resident with measles may have exposed residents in Venice. LA Times article. The LA...

Encampment Update — 25 July 2019

Encampment Update — 25 July 2019

The main news for this update is that Ocean Ave between North and South Venice Blvd is clear. There was a little “stuff” there Thursday but...