Doesn’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that we’ve become our own Big Brother? Instead of the government watching us, private individuals have set up their own cameras to show the world what they’re doing in their own homes, while companies and government agencies stream their own video feeds to the public at large.
Heck, you can even keep an eye on Luke Ford to check up and see if he’s at his computer. Check out if he’s still growing that beard. Does he ever pick his nose? If you see him pull out some Kleenex and some baby oil, you might want to visit something else, like CreepyLA.
Below is a broad sampling of active webcams from the Los Angeles area – my only criteria for inclusion is these most show people, not just skylines or birdseye views. If I’ve missed anything, please leave it in the comments and I’ll update the list.
Enjoy, you peeping toms!
Downtown and Hollywood
Cal Trans Freeway cams
- Multiple cameras along 5, 60
- Multiple cameras along 10, 105, 605
- Multiple cameras along 101, 110
- Multiple cameras along 134, 405
- UCLA: Dickson Plaza & Royce Hall
- USC: TommyCam, viewing the Tommy Trojan statue. You can even view timelapse video of the previous hour!
Santa Monica and Venice
- Venice Beach
- Santa Monica Pier
- 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica (from Art One Gallery, 1331 3rd St)
Assorted SoCal beaches, with live panoramic cam.