A woman is missing and police are searching for her on the Venice Boardwalk.
The where is venice beach is a question that has been asked by many people. Searching for the missing woman Kolby Story continues on the Venice Boardwalk.
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Authorities were looking for a missing lady Friday as another round of homeless encampment cleanups took place along the Venice Boardwalk.
Kolby Story, 32, in an undated photograph (LAPD)
Los Angeles police officers responded to a complaint that a lady was being held against her will in a tunnel in the 13700 block of Fiji Way during the cleanup on Friday morning. When they arrived on the site, they couldn’t locate a lady. Officers did, however, discover a checkbook and a driver’s license belonging to Kolby Story, 32, who has been missing since December.
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Later Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department said that officers and detectives, as well as personnel of the California Office of Emergency Management, will be searching for Story in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve and Ballona Creek, south of Marina Del Rey.
Story was last spotted in the 12300 block of Pacific Avenue in Mar Vista on December 7, 2020. Story is described as a Caucasian woman with brown hair and hazel eyes, standing 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds.
On July 16, 2021, police investigate a tunnel in Venice where the possessions of missing 32-year-old lady Kolby Story were discovered. (CBSLA)
Meanwhile, officials had set a 7 a.m. Friday deadline to clean up homeless encampments along Ocean Front Walk between Navy Street and Rose Avenue, dubbed Zone 5. The deadline was initially set on July 9, but it was later pushed back a week.
City sanitation personnel were cleaning up the encampments on the spot and collecting any items that had been left behind.
Embattled Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, who is facing a recall campaign for the Westside homeless problem, said on Thursday that 118 individuals had been relocated off the beachfront and are now in shelters awaiting placement in more permanent housing.
The initiative is part of Bonin’s “Encampment to Home” campaign, which started on June 28 with the aim of removing homeless encampments off the Venice Boardwalk. The city must find interested landlords and available apartments, according to Bonin, so it may take time to put the unhoused people in permanent housing choices, especially via the voucher program.
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Temporary accommodation has been provided in the meanwhile, including up to six months in motels, which is the most frequently requested kind of temporary lodging, according to Bonin.
Bonin’s proposal has been allocated $5 million by the Los Angeles City Council.
By Friday, Zone 4 between Rose and Dudley avenues was also expected to be cleared. Zone 3 will be removed between Dudley and Sunset avenues by July 23, while Zone 2 will be cleared between Sunset and Park avenues on July 30.
People Assisting the Homeless, Safe Place for Youth, Venice Family Clinic, Self Help and Recovery Exchange, and CLARE Matrix are among the program’s partners. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the Public Health, Mental Health, and Recreation & Parks departments, as well as the Bureau of Sanitation, are among the participating government entities.
Bonin has been at differences with L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva since the sheriff sent officers to Venice Beach last month to remove some homeless people from the promenade, despite the fact that Venice Beach is not within LASD’s authority.
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The political scene has remained dominated by the homeless problem. The Los Angeles Municipal Council provisionally passed an ordinance earlier this month that will prohibit homeless encampments on city sidewalks and in many other areas.