January 16, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

March Madness

Was there puppy killer in our midst in 2016? Photo: Thinkstock.

9:56am

Taking a look back at the year that was in Venice Beach 2016…

2-march-2016
A dead dog was found chained to a shovel at Mother’s Beach in March. but, there was a twist to the tale.

A dead dog found chained to a shovel wedged into the sand at Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey sent shockwaves through the neighborhood in March this year.

Many feared a puppy murderer was in our midst. Both the LA County Board of Supervisors and PETA offered rewards, for information leading to the arrest of the dogs’ killer.

In the end, there was a bizarre twist to the tale when a homeless man walked into the Sheriff’s Department looking for his dead dog. He said he had left attached to a shovel to in the Marina overnight. His reason? The dog had been hit by a car and died. Mourning the loss of his canine companion, he’d decided to wash the dog in the overnight high tide and had planned to test out his taxidermist skills in the hope of keeping his fur buddy around for, well, fur-ever.

Also in March, surfers discovered the decomposing human remains of missing 22-year-old Bakersfield man, Anibar Guana, floating in the waters off Venice Beach.

Shortly after he finished up his morning surf, Ethan Lovell received a text from fellow surfer Doug Michaels which read, “…right after you guys got out a body came floating around the Breakwater near the lineup, gnarly…”

3-march-2016
Big Bus Blues on Ocean Ave in Venice.

On Ocean Ave., neighbors had the blues. Big bus blues. Route changes within Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus network saw Route 1 buses traveling down one of Venice’s favorite cut-throughs, linking Venice and Washington boulevards. Decreased safety, increased noise were some of the concerns. However, neighbors made the most noise, and the Big Blue Bus decided to take a new route.

A more welcome sight in Venice was The Wall That Heals, that stretched across Windward Plaza. The monument was a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. designed to travel to communities throughout the United States.

George Francisco, President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, said the Wall was an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by our Veterans. While also allowing “an opportunity to consider the effects that war has had on our veterans and how we can help those who are most in need.”

Here’s what happened in April.

4-march-2016

Related Posts

Illegal Marina del Rey Boat Charters

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

The issue of illegal charters brought up at recent County meeting By Toi Creel Officials recently discussed the issue of...

Edify TV: The Westside’s Best Pies

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Here are some of the best pies on the Westside ahead of National Pie Day on January 23. Learn more...

LAPD Arrests Shoreline Crips Gang Member on Suspicion of Murder In Oakwood Park: YO! Venice Show – January, 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * LAPD Arrests Shoreline Crips Gang Member on Suspicion of Murder In...

Popular Coffee Shop Adding New Westside Storefront

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Westside Food Scene January 14, 2021 By Kerry Slater 65-Year-Old Santa Monica Bakery on Verge of Shutting Down  A beloved...

Venice Homeless Encampment Fire Spreads to Boardwalk Building

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

Over 100 firefighters respond to Ocean Front Walk fire Tuesday morning By Sam Catanzaro Over 100 firefighters responded this week...

Edify TV: Westside Kids Compete to Keep Beach Clean

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Westside kids are competing to keep the beach clean! Learn more in this video made possible by Santa Monica College.

One Hospitalized in Marina del Rey Fire

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Fire breaks out Monday morning at MDR apartment complex By Sam Catanzaro One person was injured in a Monday morning...

Edify TV: Over 1,700 Units Proposed for Westside Neighborhood

January 10, 2021

January 10, 2021

Over 1,700 apartment units are planned for a few block radius in a Westside neighborhood. Learn more in this video...

City Planning Approves Venice Boardwalk Apartment Development

January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Los Angeles Planning Department advances nine-unit development By Toi Creel The Los Angeles Planning Department has signed off on a...

RV Along Penmar Golf Course Destroyed in Fire

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

Vehicle catches fire earlier this week Another RV went up in flames in Venice recently, the second such fire to...

Edify TV: Westside Gets New Cold-Pressed Juicery

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

A new pressed-juicery has opened up on the Westside helping with New Year’s healthy eating resolutions. Learn more in this...