December 8, 2019 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Smokey Beach as Fires Rage

Two wind-fueled wildfires made for a smokey morning on Venice Beach.

Ehron Sidel lives on Sunset Avenue he told Yo! Venice, “I woke up this morning and thought someone was having a campfire on the beach.”

In Ventura County, the Thomas Fire fire has destroyed homes and forced the evacuation of 27,000 people.  Authorities say the fire has claimed one life, charred 10,000 acres
and has destroyed multiple structures. The Los Angeles Fire Department has also sent multiple resources to assist with the fire, says a department official.

An early-morning, second-alarm brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar, December 5 has charred more than 1,000 acres and is threatening homes, prompting evacuations.

The blaze, dubbed the Creek Fire, was reported at 3:42 a.m. in the area of Gold Creek and Little Tujunga roads, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was assisting the U.S. Forest Service and the Los Angeles Fire Department in the battle.

In Los Angeles, both the Getty Center and Getty Villa Pacific Palisades chose to close to the public today “to protect the collections from smoke from fires in the region,” according to Getty officials.

Ehron Sidel said he thought someone was having a campfire on the beach this morning. Photo: Ehron Sidel.
Related Posts

Venice Holiday Sign Lighting This Weekend

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

Venice sign to light up red and green By Staff Writer The stars will be out tonight in Venice! Kick-off...

Water Quality Advisory In Effect

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

Major rainfall leads to increase levels of bacteria in ocean By Sam Catanzaro Following major rainfall this week, Los Angeles...

Dogtown Relic Rip City Skates to be Demolished

December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019

Santa Monica skate shop looking for new location By Sam Catanzaro Rip City Skates opened its doors in 1978 in...

Desalination plant coming to El Segundo? Townhouse turns 104: Yo! Venice Westside Local Show – November, 29, 2019

November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019

Yo! Venice Westside Local Show – November, 29, 2019 – All your local news, events and happenings in under 5...

Statue of Homeless Man Confronts Passersby

November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019

“In The Image” by Ed Massey on display at former Savings and Loans building By Sam Catanzaro A seven-foot-tall sculpture...

Thanksgiving in Venice

November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019

By Guy Camilleri A week before my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, a sense of anxiety fills me. I’m torn between two...

‘People will die’: City Opens Emergency Homeless Shelters During Thanksgiving Storm

November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019

1-2 inches of rain expected By Sam Catanzaro As a cold winter storm drops rain on Los Angeles, the county...

Statue of a homeless man generates buzz, Where can you donate toys this holiday season? Yo! Venice Westside Local Show – November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

Yo! Venice Westside Local Show – November 25, 2019: All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes.*Statue...

Venice’s St. Josephs Center Receives $5M Grant From Jeff Bezos’ Foundation

November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

Funds will be used for bridge housing center By Sam Catanzaro Venice-based St. Joseph Center has been awarded a $5...

Chef Travis Lett leaving Gjusta restaurant? Yo! Venice Westside Local Show November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

Yo! Venice Westside Local Show – November, 22, 2019 – All your local news, events and happenings in under 5...

Venice Couple’s Dog Killed by FedEx Package

November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

Company under fire for tossing package By Sam Catanzaro FedEx is under fire after a Venice couple said a package...

Mar Vista Music and Art Walk This Weekend

November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019

By Keldine Hull The Mar Vista Music and Art Walk returns to Downtown Mar Vista on Saturday, November 30 from...

Venice Beach Police Officer Not Knocked Unconscious by Homeless Man? Yo! Venice Westside Local Show November 18, 2019

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Yo! Venice Westside Local Show – November, 18, 2019 – All your local news, events and happenings in under 5...

Despite Saftey Concerns, Source of Needles That Washed up on Venice Beach Still Unknown

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

LA County lifeguards, Public Health still investigating incident By Sam Catanzaro Last Sunday a “large amount” of medical supplies, including...