Maury Ruano
Maury Ruano

What kind society do we live in now that I cannot even walk around my neighborhood after a certain hour? I live two block away from the beach. That means if I want go for a walk after a certain hour I am forced to walk east. What about those people that live on Ocean Front Walk? They cannot walk out of their homes cuz' they would get a ticket or be arrested for "accessing" the beach.

Patricia Fischer
Patricia Fischer

Might have to do with the forth coming debris flow from Japan. The powers that be are NOT ALL that sure exactly how they are going to process all that DEBRIS off the beaches, bays, marina's, and harbors. Health Hazard, may be their biggest priority. Otherwise, totaly agree, BEACH should be FREE for access any time. We pay enough taxes already.

Steve Williams
Steve Williams

Venice is Freedom. Beaches should always be open.

Malcolm Migacz
Malcolm Migacz

It's war against the homeless , gentrification of Venice. More money More Money More Money that's all LA wants.

Bill Battey
Bill Battey

The problem is simple. The solution is tough. The police won't or can't staff the night time patrols with enough men so that those there don't feel out gunned. They are most afraid of over reacting to an issue and thereby causing bad press and possible legal repercussions. It's a fear of having to get too close to suspected perps when out numbered. The top brass knows full well that there stand-off tactics will come into play and the guns will be used when not really needed and then the...

The problem is simple. The solution is tough. The police won't or can't staff the night time patrols with enough men so that those there don't feel out gunned. They are most afraid of over reacting to an issue and thereby causing bad press and possible legal repercussions. It's a fear of having to get too close to suspected perps when out numbered. The top brass knows full well that there stand-off tactics will come into play and the guns will be used when not really needed and then the political pressures will be too much to bear. They are simply under funded to do the job in a safe way and they are afraid of it.

Lorinda Gill
Lorinda Gill

Yes, you should be able to go anytime and that new rule about not being able to throw a ball, frisbee or anything between June 1 and August 31 is hands down the MOST STUPID AND BACKWARDS THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF.

Nicole Ellingson
Nicole Ellingson

In order to enforce curfews, you need police paroling the grounds and writing tickets, and manpower to process and collect on the tickets. Instead of wasting this energy, you could eliminate the secondary manpower and simply have police around to keep people safe, so we can enjoy the beach whenever we like. In fact, if more people utilized the beach at all hours, there would be more witnesses to deter crime.

Frank Strasser
Frank Strasser

I've lived near the Venice Canals, a block from Venice Beach since the 70's. I love watching the moonset in the wee hours as much as I enjoy a beautiful sunset, or sunrise. The earth belongs to the people. Let us have it, As that Venice band, The Doors once sang: "We want the world and we want it now."

Lindsey Jurca
Lindsey Jurca

This shouldn't even be a question. Access to the beach is our right! Venice beach, especially, is the place to celebrate freedom, expression and a right to enjoy life no matter your socioeconomic class. You can't sweep the parts of society that you don't want to deal with away....to the people that want this to happen, I implore: Why don't you look at the root cause and get involved in solving the real problem!

Sicky Nichy
Sicky Nichy

I GO TO THE BEACH @ NIGHT ANYWAYS.. SO EAT SHIT....... AND I BRAKE LAWS ON MY WAY THERE....

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