LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eroded sands of Venice Beach are getting a makeover.

Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a $1.6 million sand replenishment project for Venice, the storied left coast bohemian haunt, Muscle Beach haven and Southern California tourist magnet.

Some 30,000 cubic yards of sand will be replaced.

The Los Angeles Times says there has been a significant loss of sand since severe winter storms five years ago and again this year.

The Department of Public Works says sand will he shipped in from a beach north of the Venice breakwater, where excess sand has accumulated. The six- to eight-week project begins next month.

Although Venice Beach is located in the city of Los Angeles, the county is responsible for maintaining the beach under an agreement reached in 1975.

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