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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).
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.