Up-and-Coming Venice Walk Street Dubbed "Skid Rose"
Venice Beach residents living near Rose Ave. are losing their patience with the influx of homeless encampments concentrated around Third Ave., which some have dubbed Skid Rose.
The controversy ironically comes at the same time as burgeoning businesses, including new restaurants by famous chefs, retail locations and The Frank apartments, are drawing comparisons to Venice's darling walk street Abbot Kinney.
Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents the district, said in a blog post last week that a new curfew law on the Venice Beach boardwalk, which went into effect February, led to the encampments moving up to Rose.
Hazmat crews from the City of Los Angeles were already called in several times to remove trash and human waste from the streets. Some of the homeless individuals lost money, medication and other important belongings during the cleanup, and an activist was arrested, according to community blog Yo!Venice!
Rosendahl said the city is doing everything in its power to alleviate the impact to Venice's beachfront residents including more street cleanings, increased security through the Los Angeles Police Department, and additional social services through People Assisting the Homeless and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).