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More Sewage Dumping Reported on Venice Streets, Residents Call for Police to Enforce, You Know, the Law
New Venice campaign bumper sticker | Image via Yo! Venice
RV dwellers allegedly dumping their sewage onto city streets became a big news topic last week after Venice residents began documenting and publishing the incidents online. The city took swift action, arresting one person and creating a working group to address human waste, but the dumping reportedly continued.
Now a group of residents have formed Don't Dump on Venice to call on the city to, for one, enforce existing laws. It is illegal to sleep in a vehicle parked on a pubic street in Los Angeles, but in Venice residents are angered by the lack of enforcement of that law (what is this, some kind of Hamsterdam?).
Also, "The group also demanded immediate release of the City Council’s unanimously approved Oversized Vehicle sign petitions from Councilman Bill Rosendahl and also an immediate reexamination of this issue by the California Coastal Commission," explained Bret at Yo! Venice.
Venice has become ground zero for RV dwellers living on public streets. According to one user-review website, it's a good place to live because the "police do not enforce city ordinance against lodging in your vehicle.”
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.