Ever since the LAPD started enforcing a strict curfew along the Venice boardwalk, the homeless hangout on 3rd street (located a few blocks inland) has blossomed into a bona fied bum party.
The stretch of 3rd where they sleep, between Sunset and Rose, is mostly populated by businesses and warehouses ... More >>
The debate over how to curb/contain the homeless population in Venice has been tearing the community apart for years.
Homeless advocates argue that the street people have owned Venice far longer than the arty millionaires. But some residents aren't down to pay skyrocketing rents while RVs dump huma ... More >>
Dennis RomeroAn RV in Venice.Few issues in the liberal seaside community of Venice are more contentious than what to do with otherwise homeless RV dwellers who have flocked the artists' enclave in recent years.
City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents the area, has come up with a compr ... More >>
A Venice residents' group this week criticized a city program that aims to provide safe parking lots where at least some of the beach community's controversial RV dwellers could stay overnight.
Zeroing in on the "Streets to Homes" document that seeks proposals from nonprofit groups that wish ... More >>
Fearing that anti-RV parking zones for Venice could be vetoed by Los Angeles' mayor, the leader of a beach-side community group penned an open letter to Antonio Villaraigosa and Westside city Councilman Bill Rosendahl challenging them to get the overnight parking limits off the ground.
Rosen ... More >>
The California Coastal Commission backed up its own rejection of resident-only permit parking zones for Venice, releasing a series of "revised findings" that reject claims by those who wanted the overnight parking districts (OPDs) and bringing some joy to advocates who say the zones were mean ... More >>
Two sides in the fight over Venice's embattled "mobile homeless" fired off shots over the weekend, with the group Venice Action urging the California Coastal Commission to affirm its denial of resident-only parking zones in the area and Venice Stakeholders Association asking the commission to ... More >>
The city of Los Angeles renewed its year-old legal action against the California Coastal Commission this week, filing an amended and updated call-for-action in Superior Court that seeks to overturn a recent commission board vote that denies L.A. the ability to impose residential-permit parkin ... More >>
A group that has been lobbying for permit-only parking overnight in Venice is updating a lawsuit that challenges the California Coastal Commission's repeated denial of the "Overnight Parking Districts."
The Venice Stakeholders Association stated that on Tuesday it would file a supplemental p ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently expressed his opposition to a deal that would have allowed Venice residents to create overnight parking districts, according to Venice Paper.
In a letter he rejected the City Council's approval of a deal with the California Coastal Commission ... More >>
Westside Councilman Bill Rosendahl on Monday said he was he was "very disappointed" by the California Coastal Commission's recent vote to reject a plan that would have eventually allowed Venice residents to restrict overnight parking on their blocks. "I am very disappointed that the Californi ... More >>
Residents of Venice were one step closer this week to getting long-sought-after overnight parking districts after a deal was reached between the Venice Stakeholders Association, the California Coastal Commission and the city of Los Angeles, the VSA announced. The move could change the charact ... More >>