In Brief

  • Once More Into The Breach
  • “Reform” City Attorney Still Wants OPDs
  • Rapist On The Loose


Once More Into The Breach

Just when you thought it was safe to park your RV, the Coastal Commission is holding yet another hearing on November 5 in Long Beach.

The announcement from the Coastal Commission says, “the purpose of this hearing is to consider the findings rather than to reconsider the merits of this project…” In plain English, they are going to adjust the staff report, which was in favor of Overnight Parking Districts (permit parking) in Venice. Since the Commission overruled the staff and voted against OPDs, they now have to have the staff justify their decision.

But just in case, it might be a good idea to attend the hearing if you feel strongly about the issue. The hearing begins at 9am. However, this item is number 19 on the day’s agenda and likely will not be heard until afternoon. There will be a webcast of the hearing on the Commission’s website – – which might help you determine when you should leave for Long Beach. It’s about a 40 minutes drive.

The meeting will be held at the Long Beach Civic Center, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.

For more information, call 562-972-9854.


“Reform” City Attorney Still Wants OPDs

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich filed a “cross-complaint” in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Oct. 28, saying the city is not obligated to seek a coastal permit to impose permit parking on unwilling Venice residents.

Trutanich did not say if he knows a victory in this case could severely weaken the Coastal Commission’s authority.


Rapist On The Loose

Calls to the Beachhead say that a rapist has attacked three women in the last few weeks on Ocean Front Walk.

The attacker apparently hangs out around the bathroom on the sand near Horizon Ave.