LAPD Shoots Man With Large Knife Inside Ground Work Coffee On Rose Ave.

UPDATE: LAPD in ambulance with suspect shot by officers as they transport to UCLA Santa Monica.

At about 2:25 p.m. on Monday LAPD responded to a call for an agitated man with a large knife inside Ground Work Coffee at 671 Rose Ave. When they arrived at scene officers made a radio call that there was a white male with a large knife inside the location who was violent. Moments later officers called for backup, and then made a subsequent call for an ambulance for a white male suffering from a gunshot wound. The area is being cleared, all traffic is being stopped at Rose and Lincoln while they set up a command post. LAFD responded to transport the suspect who was described as conscious and breathing. The area will be locked down for a long time while various departments at LAPD conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.

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Image courtesy of Ground Work Coffee.

Image courtesy of Ground Work Coffee.

Venice Guys Roofie Drinks – One Female Norweigan Tourist Dead Other In ICU

PRELIMINARY INFO: Last night two female Norweigan tourists in their 40’s met two guys from Venice in their lat 20’s and went back to the guys apt near 23rd & Speedway. The guys apparently roofied the girls drinks with GHB and they all got in a hot tub. When one of the males regained his composure at 4:40 a.m. … one female was dead, and the other female and the male local were transported to the hospital and both are currently in ICU. One male is reportedly in custody. Operations West Bureau Homicide from LAPD is at scene.   Right now it is being treated as an “overdose” but word is the other female is awake and talking. If consent for the drug was not given and the actual drug taken was made clear to the females, then we got ourselves a homicide. Homeowners of the location at 24 23rd ave are also at scene. Apparently from officers at scene it was partially if not completely a rental property. 

   
    
 This story is unfolding … More info when I get it. 

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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