Venice used to be a great place to walk around, hit the beach and people-watch.
Venice resident Soledad Ursua is a community leader who has been complaining for months about homeless encampments taking over the area.
Soledad talked to John & Ken about a situation where an outspoken resident of Venice just had their home set on fire which killed their family dog.
This either happened by accident...or maybe not.
A woman who lives behind the home that burned Wednesday morning says they are devastated after waking up to a fire that destroyed a home and took the life of the family dog.
"My neighbor picked up a scooter and started ramming into the walls. He was doing all he could to break in and save the woman who lives there and her dog," said Cecily--a neighbor who wishes to have her last name withheld for safety reasons.
"The dog kept yelping --and then it stopped."
It took 26 firefighters to put out the fire at 31 E Clubhouse Avenue, across from the Westminster Dog Park.
The fire started around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The owner of the home-- a doctor--was working at the time of the fire. Her dog, a husky mix, was home and did not survive the fire.
Neighbors have started a gofundme page for this homeowner. Give what you can.
Mike Bonin, when will you start protecting your constituents?