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Pineapple Express Storm Causes Power Outages in Venice...

More than 500 homes in Venice lost electricity early Friday morning as the Pineapple Express storm system knocked out power throughout the region. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in a statement said crews since 3 a.m. have restored power to more than 12,500 customers. About 17,000 customers remained without power about 11 a.m. out of the utility’s 1.4 million electric customers. There were 532 customers without power in Venice with the hardest hit neighborhood in the city being Los Feliz/Griffith Park with 4,852 customers without power. Smaller outages of less than 500 customers also were reported throughout the city including nearby Del Rey. There were 23,134 customers without power in Los Angles County due to...

posted on: Dec 12, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Photo: September Sunset on Venice Beach...

Photo contributor Greg Weber provided this image of sunset on Venice Beach taken Sept. 11. –Venice Dispatch This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License Check out Venice Dispatch on Facebook, Google+ and also on Twitter. Related posts: Venice Beach Sunset on Jan. 17, 2013 California Coastal Commission Approves Venice Beach Zip Line Ride Pilot Program Temporary Ice Rink Planned for Venice Beach Over Winter Holidays Storage Set Up on Venice Beach for Homeless Winter Shelter...

Photo: September Sunset on Venice Beach
posted on: Sep 25, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

Public meeting tonight (5/29) over proposed improvements to Oxford Basin...

A public meeting will be held Wednesday night (May 29) to present plans for the Oxford Basin project designed to improve flood protection, reduce runoff pollution and improve the quality of plant and wildlife habitat. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Burton W. Chace Park Community Room at 13650 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will host the meeting to review the project that includes plans for a new walking path, observation areas, wildlife-friendly lighting and aesthetically pleasing tubular fencing. The Oxford Basin is a roughly 10.7-acre large retention pond located just west of Oxford Avenue between Washington Boulevard and Admiralty Way. The...

Public meeting tonight (5/29) over proposed improvements to Oxford Basin
posted on: May 29, 2013 | author: venicedispatch