Awesome Nabe Reports Hit & Run In Oakwood

I was sharing an Uber home from The Other Room with friends who were heading to Mar Vista and there was a brand new white van driving in front of us. I believe he clipped two cars on the south side of the street. One was a prius and the other may have been a Honda or a Camry (both in the 4th-6th block of San Juan). He pulled over on 7th near California (after riding up the curb). I told him he clipped two cars….he said I did? My Uber driver said, “dude you hit one”, and then he said yeah…I only hit one. He claimed he was going to leave a note but we were suspect because when we first pulled up he acted surprised re the clipped cars saying, “I clipped a car?”

Anyway it was a brand new white Van (not a mini van but like the cool Volkswagen with a high top/pop top). The van had a label on it that said, “The Most Famous Artist” and the guy – caucasian, late 20’s. dark hair, was wearing a Venice Beach Ale hat. 

We would have gotten the plates but it didn’t have them yet – new vehicle. 
Just wanted to let you know if there is a way to post responsibly (ala if your car was damaged on San Juan last night…) again it was def 1 car and most likely 2 cars. A prius and one other – toyota or honda 4 door (front quarter panel dinged)…just wanted to share because it sucks to wake up to that stuff and I am not confident the driver was going to leave a note.

Thanks! 

 

Today’s POTUS STREETUS CLOSUS

The President of the United States (POTUS) is expected to be in Century City on Thursday, June 18th. As most of you know, this means temporary road closures:Ocean Avenue between Pico and San Vicente Boulevards between 4pm and 7:30pm.

San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and 25th Street between 4pm and 7:30pm.

Overland Avenue between National Place and Tennessee Avenue between 7pm and 8:30pm.

West Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Century Park East between 7pm and 8:30pm.

Avenue of the Stars between West Pico and West Olympic Boulevards between 7pm and 8:30pm.

Thanks to SCMA FOR THE INFO!

Yep, You Still Keep Leaving Shit In Your Car, And Your Doors Unlocked #Dummies

So the local Po-Po told me that again… they keep getting reports from shocked neighbors when they tell the police their camera & laptop were stolen from their car, and that their purse was taken from their living room…. when they left their doors open… and things visible in plain sight.

Dur, dur, dur, dur, DUR! STOP IT!

LOCK IT HIDE IT KEEP IT

Two Cars Demolished In Accident At Lincoln & California

Northbound Lincoln Blvd was shut down during rush hour today after a major accident that demolished two cars. No word yet on the extent of injuries of either occupants.  Thanks to Lexy and Melany for the photos via Twitter!

       

Know This Puppy? Found At Westminster Dog Park. CUTIE!

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Reader found this puppy near Westminster Dog Park. Please call 818-470-8150

Support Jesse = Supporting Our Venice Skate Park Treasure. Please Pony Up Some $!

This is one of those situations where anything helps. ANYTHING helps. Please just dish up a $10 spot if you have it… here’s why…

I’m not going to bore you with politics… I am just going to tell you the straight reality. A core group from Venice, led by Jesse Martinez were critical in making our amazing world-class skateboard park. Although it is part of  The City of Los Angeles Recreation & Parks… there is NO BUDGET to maintain the skate park as it should be. Jesse Martinez and the V.S.A. have always gone above and beyond as caretakers of the park because it was so important to them, and they know what it means to our local kids and community – and skaters around the world that visit here every day.

After more budget cuts, recently the personal vehicle Jesse used to selflessly clean the skate park every day was stolen. You can read all about it on the donation site page… the bottom line is that OUR community, US, we need to PLEASE step up and help this effort. In case that didn’t sink in, Jesse has maintained the park out of his own blood, sweat, tears, effort and money… and the recent cuts from The City that barely helped to begin with have evaporated. The insult to that injury was the loss of the truck used by Jessee to do this work for free. Because he cares.

Spare yourself a $19 cold pressed juice or $15 farm-to-table quart of Almond milk and toss a few bucks towards this effort. There is a huge skate event tomorrow… and as someone who spent my Sundays for years cleaning graffiti on the boardwalk… it is constant, hard, expensive, thankless work. Jesse works hard to keep that park skateable for everyone. Please click here and help out!

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Westchester Burglar Clearly Caught on Camera. Know Him?

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect responsible for at least two residential burglaries.

On May 18, 2015, around 2:55 p.m. officers assigned to Pacific Division responded to a radio call of an activated burglar alarm at a residence located in the 8500 block of Flight Avenue.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect smashed the bathroom window of the first home and stole hand guns and ammunition. The suspect left the first location and broke into another residence by kicking in the back door. The suspect removed property from the second home then left in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male Black, between 30 to 35 years old. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs approximately 200 pounds.

**To view video of the burglary suspect please go to www.lapdonline.org.**

Anyone with information about the suspect or the residential burglaries are asked to contact Pacific Area Detective Hogan at (310) 482-6357.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

 

Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic @ Venice Skate Park May 23rd

In April 2014, Z-Flex held the first ever Jay Boy Classic at Venice Beach Skate Park which saw over 25,000 spectators attend.

In 2015, we continue Jay’s legacy in skateboarding, with a bigger and better event format which includes and Unsponsored Bowl Jam, Legends Session and Invitational Cash Grab. Competitors will compete for their share in a $5,000 dollar prize purse.

Prize Purse

Unsponsored Bowl Jam : Over $2000 in product
Legends: $1000 cash
Invitational : $2000 cash

Details

Saturday, May 23rd at Venice Beach Skate Park, CA, don’t miss a minute of the day’s action.

9am – 10am : Competitor Registration
10am – 2pm : Unsponsored Bowl Jam
2:30 – 3pm : Legends Session
3:30 – 4:30pm: Invitational Cash Grab

Win a Trip For You and a Friend

You can win a trip for two to attend the 2015 Jay Boy Classic: to enter simply post your best skate clip and @zflexskateboards + #JBCgoldenticket for your chance to win. Prize includes: Return flights for 2 to L.A.X, connections to you hotel in Venice Beach, 2 nights’ accommodation, prize money and a JBC exclusive prize pack.

Winner will be selected May 11th at 12:00pm PST.

For more into visit http://zflex.com/jay-boy-classic-2015

JBC 2015