“Virginia Beach police are investigating a rash of crime in the Chesapeake Beach neighborhood. In the last two weeks, three vehicles were stolen from residents’ driveways. Police are also investigating three burglaries and multiple car break-ins and larcenies.”

There’s also been break ins & attempted break ins in Lynnhaven Colony, Cape Story by The Sea, & Cape Henry Shores in the same time frame.

View video report at WAVY.com.

Lock your vehicles!

MarineTraffic.com Site gives landlubbers trove of information about ships

While crossing or stuck in traffic on the Lesner Bridge, have you ever looked out on the Bay and wondered about all the ships that anchor just off our beach.  Where are they from?  What are they carrying?

Well, the website www.MarineTraffic.com can help you answer these questions and more.

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Also check out the recent article in the Virginian-Pilot that features Shore Drive resident Joe DiGeronimo.  Click here to read the entire article

A New Jersey native and retired businessman, DiGeronimo, 70, became fascinated by the daily parade of vessels – and curious.

“I wanted to know where they were going and what they were doing for the community,” he said. “It’s a beautiful view, but what’s going on? Why are those ships parked out there? Why are they running by with the loads they are?”

“The Virginia Beach City Council will hold a two-day goal-setting retreat on Feb. 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the new Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive. The meeting is open to the public.”

Mark your calendars.

Have issues you are concerned with re: Shore Drive community?

Reasons to attend:

    Retreat is in our backyard
    You get to experience the inside of the Brock Center
    Amazing views looking out over Pleasure House Point & the Lynnhaven
    You’ll learn what City Council believes are the hottest topics for COVB

More info at VBGov.com.

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Familiar with the 2029 Strategic Plan for Virginia Beach?

View the PDF of the 2029 Strategic Plan at VBGov.com. (51 page PDF)

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And for those who do not use Facebook, the COVB Official Facebook page now sports an image of the Brock Environmental Center. View it here while the photo is still there.



“Bad news early this morning in House Transportation SubCommittee 2, as Del. Rob Krupicka from Alexandria’s HB2159 / Stop for Pedestrians in a Marked Crosswalk, despite strong support from five speakers, and none in opposition…”

For those who’ve been looking to get the law refined and tightened up to eliminate confusion, you’ll have to wait another year apparently.

From Virginia Bicycling Federation Legislative Update:

Betsy Carr (Richmond), Jeion Ward (Newport News) & LeMunyon (Chantilly) voting yea, while Chairman Garrett was joined by Scott Taylor (VA Beach), Terry Austin (Buchanan), & Todd Pillion (Abingdon) in voting to kill it.

View Official documents at LIS Virginia Legislative Information Center:

HB 2159 Pedestrians; crossing highways.
Introduced by: K. Rob Krupicka | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Pedestrians crossing highways. Clarifies the duties of vehicles to stop to allow pedestrians to cross highways at marked crosswalks.

Existing state law that will not change includes:

The drivers of vehicles entering, crossing, or turning at intersections shall change their course, slow down, or stop if necessary to permit pedestrians to cross such intersections safely and expeditiously.

Pedestrians crossing highways at intersections shall at all times have the right-of-way over vehicles making turns into the highways being crossed by the pedestrians.

Emphasis ours.

Note crosswalk signal across Shore Drive. This vehicle has right of way over pedestrian crossing.

Note crosswalk signal across Shore Drive. This vehicle has right of way over pedestrian crossing.