Brian Averill, founder of a group he calls the Venice Boardwalk Action Committee, stands near a homeless encampment in Venice. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)“I’m really pressing for a deadline,” said Brian Averill, founder of a group he calls the Venice Boardwalk Action Committee. A Times analysis of LAPD crime data for the Venice Beach area showed that in 2020, assaults, robberies and trespassing were all up more than 50% over the prior year. Stowell is the founder of Team Venice, a coalition of Venice Beach sports leagues that pressed the city for the handball court cleanup. He has joined with Averill and two longtime Venice property owners, Connie Brooks and Cari Devine Bjelajac, who formed a group called Friends of the Venice Boardwalk.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 10, 2021 12:02 UTC