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When the beaches at Venice, Dockweiler, Playa del Rey and Del Rey Lagoon get packed with over 100,000 people, the city has to deploy and/or extend services to make sure things run smoothly and that the afternoon and nighttime beach exodus doesn't hinder the neighborhood streets too much.

But to do that, purely for administrative reasons, the City Council must go through a motion every year to approve high attendance days when the temperatures are over 75 degrees as a "special event" (this happens tomorrow, motion is below). But, thing is, the time frame keeps getting pushed back. In previous years, the motion generally lasted through September, then October and now November (with a December clause). Blame global warming and high heat? Maybe. Or Los Angeles and its quality beach time is just as popular with a now bigger audience.