Illegal sewage prompts removal of RVs from Venice streets

Posted: August 26, 2010 in Gentrification
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Editorial: it’s interesting to note that, according to news reports on this issue, the offender was apprehended but not charged!  However, according to eye witnesses at Rose and 3rd Ave. nobody was apprehended and the alleged “dump” mysteriously appeared out of nowhere.  Some believe that the RV-haters are responsible for a “false flag” operation in order to aggravate the already tense situation on the streets of Venice. The so-called activist “Dawna” (see article below) is apparently well-known for her vigilante tactics and it appears that Yo!Venice and KFI were willing participants.  If it turns out that this was a set-up by the “vigilantes of Venice” then it will be exposed and the haters identified.

Report from the Daily Breeze:

Authorities removed at least a dozen recreation vehicles from a Venice neighborhood in response to someone dumping human waste on the street, activists said today.

A woman suspected of uncapping a holding tank on a RV on Pacific Avenue near Fleet Street as her partner drove the double-length rig north was arrested over the weekend, thanks to a longtime local crime fighter known as Boston Dawna who witnessed and reported the crime.

And outraged Venice activists complained to city officials over the past few days, until city crews cleaned up the mess Tuesday and, starting last night, made about a dozen RV owners move their rigs from the area around Rose and Third avenues.

Dawna said she and her fellow activists were outraged by the stench.

“We want answers why this city has been allowed to be turned into a cesspool,” she said.

It wasn’t until the news media got involved that city officials paid attention, she said.

Los Angeles police officers, with whom Dawna has worked with for years, threw her a going-away party over the weekend, since the crime fighter is returning to her native Boston, from which she derived her nom de guerre.

Then KFI radio and the website Yo! Venice! publicized the weekend sewage dumping and arrest.

It was unclear who ordered the streets around Third and Rose avenue cleaned and the RVs removed overnight. No one in City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office was immediately available for comment.

The RV owners were allowed to drive away, and apparently no one was cited, Dawna said. But by 10 a.m. this morning “they were right back in the same spot.”

Venice homeowner and president of the Venice Stakeholders Association Mark Ryavec said residents have complained about the problem for years.

“I think the important issue right now is that the council office is sitting on the petitions we need to circulate to get “no oversized vehicle parking” signs put up,” he said.

Ryavec’s group has sued over the California Coastal Commissions refusal to involve itself in the issue, calling it a social problem beyond its purview.

  1. bmpeck says:

    This Craigslist post was emailed to me so I thought I should put it up on the SOV Blog to let people know what’s going on ~


    Disgusting Campaign against RVs in Venice

    Date: 2010-08-31, 10:51PM

    Tim Conway Jr. Is running a digusting campaign against the rvs in venice. Tim Conway Jr. On KFI640 and co-host talking with an attitude of superiorty are running a totally inexcusable and digusting campaign against seniors, vets, families, a religious group of Rechabities and artist from venice boardwalk who live in rvs in venice. Mario who called in and was made fun of along with his handicap girl friend said he was called by the co-host after the show where the co-host apolized to Mario for what was said on the air about him and then KFI ran the show 2 or 3 more times. The show startes out saying a woman in a small rv dumped 100 gals of sewage on pacific. I have asked people in large rvs how big is their black water tanks and was told 30 to maybe 40gals at the most. I asked the woman accused of this terrible incident and she said her tank does not leak. That she is a vegan and cares deeply about the enviroment and would not do such a thing. Boston Donna said there are 500 rvs in venice that dump waste all day. Having lived in venice many years I know for a fact there are not 500 rvs and the ones here even though they have been deprived to sewage,water and garbage are not dumping in the streets. The woman Tara who called in saying The Rechabites of Venice are tired of all this talk of poop was made fun of. The co-host said maybe Recabite means rv dweller. I watched Tim Conway after work in my younger years and his talents made me laugh but his son uses his talents to victimize people on his show and then plays the show over and over causing the practice of discrimenation and bigotry. After his show first ran the website YoVenice started having postings saying people in rvs should be sprayed with wasp attacted and another stated 100 rvs should be burned down because of the 100 gallons of poop that was dumped. A person on a motorcycle around 2pm said someone was was going to torch rvs tonight.Watching Tim Conway on Carols show made me laugh but Tim Conway Jr. Is trying to show he has talent with an attitude of superior putting people with lies that put them in danger just makes me want to cry.

    Visit the posting at to contact the person who posted this.


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