(Huffington Post)Venice Beach’s Rose Avenue has a new nickname: ‘Skid Rose.’
The city’s new enforcement of its boardwalk curfew has resulted in the homeless moving from the beach into the surrounding upscale residential neighborhoods, CBS reports.
Venice homeowners are furious. Resident Virgil Chao told CBS, “The homeless are hassling us, they’re yelling at us.” He added, “They unload their toilets right onto the street. And it’s just right in broad daylight.”
Mark Ryavec, of the Venice Stakeholders Association, said the problem is that the homeless individuals don’t want to go to shelters. “They’re so comfortable with this lifestyle…with the drugs, with the surfing, the skateboarding…with the easy access to the beach,” he said. “They don’t want to go into any environment where they might have to deal with rules.”
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