Monday, April 26, 2010

L.A.P.D. Police Advisory Pacific Division

Reminder: This is an update of current events of concern in the Pacific Area Community.

This is an update of current events of concern in the Pacific Area Community.

Recently there has been an increase in Theft From Person's. We are asking people to be aware of their surroundings when in public places. The new iPhone is currently being targeted by suspects. We want to remind people not to leave items or merchandise in plain view in their vehicles. Again, iPhones, electronic devices, gym bags, lap tops, or money. Please be especially diligent when visiting Venice Beach this summer. Another item of concern in the greater Los Angeles Area is Grand Theft Auto(GTA)of Jeep Wrangler's particularly doors and soft tops.

Venice/Oakwood Community Member’s: There has been an increase in Home Burglaries while the victims are at home. As the warmer months approach please keep your doors locked even when you're inside the house.

LAPD - Pacific
12312 Culver Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90230

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

ABC News Town Hall Meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice

Here's your chance to talk and voice your opinion!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club of Venice (Venice Blvd. & Lincoln Blvd.)
2232 Lincoln Blvd. Venice Ca. 90291

ABC7's News, Programming and Public Affairs Departments will be in Venice to meet with community leaders and residents. Our goal is to hear from you about local issues and stories that affect your community.

Boys & Girls Club of Venice invites us to a town hall meeting.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thank you Yo Venice

This comment came in from the owner of Yo Venice and we wanted to post it because they sum up some of the issues we have so well. As we posted many times before, it is quality of life issues for all of us, not just the residents but the homeless neighbors we have also. This is a health issue for us, all of us. We just would like to have a clean healthy and safe community.

"Yo Venice is my site. I also posted the following. What is your stance on the issue?

I don't think anyone in Venice really minds "the homeless" and wants Venice to be "whitieville" like the Palisades or Manhattan Beach. I think people mind transients that verbally and physically attack people, steal shit, and in general are not cool. If your neighbor played trumpet from 3-6 am you would be pissed. There is nothing wrong with trumpet players, its just when and how ya play the thing … if the new breed of transients were showing any respect to the community, rather than just trashing it, harrasing people, and fighting with residents, I dont think anyone would really mind them sleeping in the park or living in their trucks. Venice is a compassioante place and that is how all the homeless ended up here in the first place. But "as is" many of the transients are being "4 am" trumpet players and that has ta be shut down until they decide to play nice with the community and respect where they are.

What is happening here is not your down on your luck Woody Guthrie dustbowl era "could I sweep your sidewalks or wash your windows for a meal" homeless/ transients whom a community should try and help back up the ladder. This group by and large are spoiled brats that think you "owe them" something just for walking by them on the street. If you ignore them they may attack you. Screw that … it is time for them to go.

The homeless activists fight for the homeless that they think are being dehumanized. I am all for that, no one should be made to feel less than human. The problem is that this new group of transients is doing the reverse, they are dehumanizing the neighborhood of Venice, treating it like it just doesn't matter, and the residents here just don't matter to them. Everyone has the right not to feel marginalized and feel like their existence is respected by their fellow man … what you are seeing here in these forums is people that, while they may have a roof over their head, a computer to type on and some money to spend on dinner each night, .. are angry that the transients are in fact dehumanizing THEM, treating THEM with ill will and no respect. If the transients here can't respect "their neighbors" they should be dealt with by laws that are on the books … laws that were set in place to force disrespectful people to show some respect to others … and thats what these weekly writeins are about"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quality of life issues in Venice.

.......We call Rose Avenue "Skid Rose"...

From: "Have you noticed Venice getting better? Are there less aggressive transients around town? Do you feel safe walking near your own home? If not, you need to make the effort and write in again this week.

In the last week, readers of this site have commented that the LAPD Pacific Division seems to be listening and helping out our community by getting safety lights replaced and making their presence known to some of the transients that are terrorizing our neighborhood.


Readers here have also mentioned that LAPD officers have been told not to pursue these aggressive transients by decree of Councilman Rosendahls office. We do not know the validity of this, but have been forwarded emails that show the “Legal Clinic for Venice”, sponsored by The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has actively been passing out fliers to the “Homeless People and People Living in Vehicles” in Venice that seem to be begging the homeless and people living in vehicles to make legal cases against the LAPD in their enforcement of existing laws that prevent people from living on city streets."

Click here to read blog.

This was in response to .....

A “pissed off” Venice resident tired of being “pissed on” has decided to start an old fashioned write in campaign to get the community together for the greater good of safety by petitioning local politicians and police members to actively try and improve the living conditions for all Venice residents.

Here is the “write in” letter from Venice Resident Steve G:

The Subject Line Should Read:

(Personalize this or Cut and Paste if you like but this is what I am writing:)

Dear Mr Mayor, Mr Rosendahl and Captain Peters,

As a long time Venice resident I cant help but notice the growing number of Transients, Homeless and RV Dwellers that have invaded Venice in the past year. It is sad that some of these people have fallen on hard times, but some are Mentally Ill, Substance Abusers or just “Homeless by Choice” Why is the City ignoring the requests of victims (taxpayers) of this squalor. Puke on the sidewalks, “homeless” people, addicts and RV dwellers harassing actual tax paying residents and tourists is simply unacceptable.

I have learned that there has been a request for a special police unit dedicated to the Transient/Homeless people living in Venice. This is my official request as a tax paying Venice resident.


There is a fine line between Civil Rights Taxpayers Rights, Human Rights and Quality of Life.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Earthquake Rediness

Are you prepared?
Are you Ready?

Click here for EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS booklet prepared by the Fire Department.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Give Blood, Give Life

LAPD Pacific Division

Life-Saving Blood Drive

Wednesday January 27, 2010
2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Pacific Station, 12312 Culver Blvd
Red Cross Bloodmobile
(In the rear parking lot)
Sign up online at sponsor code:
badge or Sophia 310-202-2890

Questions please contact Officer Kristan Delatori or Officer Sophia Castaneda –
CRO Office (310)202-4524
Please Bring Picture ID

Monday, October 19, 2009

Local television visits Venice.

An elderly mother and her two sons call an SUV home parked on the streets and parking lots around the beach area.

"She is partly homeless by choice; she refuses to live in a state-supported convalescent home, and her two sons refuse to place her there."

"For the last five years, Berger and her sons have made their home in an old Suburban."