April 11, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Skateboard Mama

Big Deans in Santa Monica is missing their favorite Grandma. Liz Bevington, know by many as Skateboard Mama, passed away on Saturday, January 6.

Originally from Germany, Bevington learned to ride a skateboard at 53, taking lessons from her youngest son. A Venice and Santa Monica icon, she was still skating well into her nineties. If she were not on her board, she would pull out rollerblades.

An outpouring of love inundated her official Facebook fan page. While neighbors will miss Skateboard Mama, her spirit will always live on the boardwalk.

Boardwalk Icon Skateboard Mama. Courtesy Facebook.
Related Posts

Dual Building Development Rises Near Venice High School

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

Two-building development underway on Venice Boulevard By Chad Winthrop Work is well underway on a two-building, mixed use development near...

Edify TV: A Look at a Proposed Westside Homeless Shelter Locations

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

Take a look at a collection of Westside properties that a LA lawmaker is proposing bringing homeless shelters to in this...

Westside Business Spotlight: The Bike Shop California

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Today on the Westside Business Spotlight we visit The Bike Shop California, your neighborhood spot for all things bike-related.

‘Next-Generation’ Pudding Comes to Venice

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Pudu Pudu opens on Abbot Kinney By Kerry Slater A dessert shop specializing “next-generation” pudding has come to Venice  Pudu...

Food Review: An Almost-Essential Westside Sandwich

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Johnnie’s french dip pastrami sandwich in Culver City  By Kerry Slater  While there are far better sandwiches in Los Angeles,...

Foster Youth Staffed Cafe Set to Open on First California Shop

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

La La Land Kind Cafe to open in former Starbucks space  By Toi Creel  A Texas-based cafe that makes an...

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee’s Annual Commemoration

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

Annual event to be held virtually Thursday April 15 Submitted by the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee Standing at...

Edify TV: Helping Local Cultural, Religious and LGBTQ+ Centers

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

Westside cultural, religious and LGBTQ+ centers stand to benefit from a new fund the City of Los Angeles has created...

New Interactive Map Sheds Light on Venice’s Tsunami Vulnerability

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

California Geological Survey’s interactive Tsunami Hazard Area Early Monday morning a 4.0 earthquake occurred near LAX, rattling the Westside. After...

Bonin Proposes Westside Shelters Including in Fisherman’s Village and Pacific Palisades

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

Temporary site for tiny-homes or safe camping at Will Rogers State Beach, Fisherman’s Village parking lots? By Sam Catanzaro Councilmember...

‘Interlocking’ Buildings Development Underway

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

A look at The Brick and The Machine development By Chad Winthrop A shiny development featuring two “interlocking” buildings is...

Man Arrested After Reported Child Molestation at Venice Boardwalk

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Victim released back to a responsible adult following Sunday incident, LAPD says By Sam Catanzaro A suspect was arrested after...

Rodeway Inn Near Venice Beach Signs Agreement After Non-Compliance With ADA

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

United States Attorney’s Office announces agreements with 27 Southern California hotels  By Chad Winthrop Federal prosecutors have signed an agreement...