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News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Gang Member Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Two Men In 2011

Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 8:11 am

A gang member was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting deaths of two young men at a Venice-area park.

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News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Home-Invasion: Woman Robbed Of Cell Phones, Wallet

Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 8:09 am

A woman was robbed of cellular phones and a wallet in a home-invasion robbery in Venice, police said today.

News, Venice, Los Angeles

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin Says Taxes Should Better Help Venice Beach

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:04 am

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said Thursday some taxes collected in Venice should be kept in the area to pay for more parking spaces and restrooms, affordable housing and other projects to improve the beach community and tourist destination.

Venice High School.

News, Venice, Education, Lausd

Venice High Renovations To Be Fast-Tracked Along With 10 Other Schools

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:16 am

Venice High School will be fast-tracked under Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ plan to renovate 11 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was reported today.

News, Venice, Ladwp

Six-Inch Water Main In Venice Ruptures New Year's Day

Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:10 am

A six-inch water main in Venice ruptured New Year's Day and utility crews were working to restore service to about 50 customers, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

News, Venice, Earthquake

3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South Of San Pedro, Felt In Venice

Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 4:48 pm

A magnitude-3.9 earthquake struck today 12 miles south of San Pedro, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

News, Venice, Police Department

LAPD Officer Taken To Hospital After Violent Scuffle With Transient In Venice

Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 4:46 pm

Two Los Angeles police officers and a transient were hurt today in a struggle in Venice during which police used a Taser to take the suspect into custody.

The annual Penguin Club Ocean Swim returns to Venice Beach this Thursday, Jan. 1.

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Beach To Host Penguin Club's New Year's Day Ocean Swim

Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 9:46 am

Give your New Year a cool fresh start with an ocean swim on Venice Beach this Thursday, Jan. 1.

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News, Venice, Courts, Police Department

Venice Restaurant Cook Murder Suspect Ordered To Stand Trial

Posted Dec. 23, 2014, 9:07 am

A 24-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing a Venice restaurant cook was ordered Monday to stand trial.

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News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Beach Drowning: Authorities Identify Body Of Man Found Washed Up

Posted Dec. 23, 2014, 8:55 am

Los Angeles resident Chong Kwak, 61, has been identified by authorities as the man whose body washed up on Venice Beach on Monday afternoon, according to coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz.

News, Venice, Police Department

Authorities Identify Man Fatally Wounded In Inglewood As Venice Man

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 9:10 am

The coroner's office today released the name of the man fatally wounded in Inglewood by a gunman who fled the scene.

News, Venice, Police Department

Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Venice UPS Package Thief

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 9:30 am

Police today sought the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole a package from the porch of a home in Venice after it was delivered by UPS.

News, Venice, Homelessness

Venice's Chronically Homeless To Be Shuttled To Winter Shelter Nightly

Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:25 am

The city of Los Angeles will pay $100,000 to a homeless outreach group to direct Venice’s chronically homeless population to beds at the Westside Winter Shelter, which opened for the winter season Monday, and other services.

News, Venice, Police Department

Tragic Death Near Venice Boardwalk After Woman Cyclist Falls, Struck By Car

Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:10 am

A 39-year-old woman was killed when she fell from her bicycle on a street near the Venice boardwalk and was then struck by a car making a turn, police said today.

News, Venice, Beach, Courts

Woman Run Over By Lifeguard SUV On Venice Beach Files Negligence Lawsuit

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:43 am

A woman who was run over by an SUV driven by a lifeguard at Venice Beach filed a negligence lawsuit Monday against the County of Los Angeles.

News, Venice, Courts

Gang Member Convicted For 2011 Shooting Deaths Of Two Teens In A Venice Park

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 8:51 am

A jury found a 22-year-old gang member guilty Wednesday of murdering of two teens at a Venice park in 2011, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

Man Who Murdered Venice Woman, 80, In 1975 Sentenced To Potential Life Prison

Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 7:53 am

A Los Angeles man convicted of murdering an 80-year-old woman inside her home in Venice nearly four decades ago, when he was a teenager, was sentenced today to a potential life prison term.

News, Venice, Courts

Venice Residents Demand No-Camping Enforcement In Lawsuit

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 1:26 pm

A residents group today filed a lawsuit against the city and county of Los Angeles, alleging public officials have allowed dangerous conditions and nuisance problems to continue in Venice by failing to enforce no-camping rules on the beach and boardwalk.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Probe Expands For Extra Space Storage Blaze In Venice

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:13 am

A team from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the probe into the Venice storage facility fire that injured several firefighters and took more than 14 hours to control.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Eight Firefighters Injured in Venice Storage Area Fire

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:01 am

Eight firefighters were injured battling the intense, 14-hour-plus fire at a storage facility in Venice that was finally put out just before 10 am yesterday.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Venice Storage Facility Finally Put Out After 14 Hours

Posted Oct. 26, 2014, 12:12 pm

Eight firefighters were injured battling an intense, 14-hour-plus fire at a storage facility Venice that was finally put out just before 10 a.m. today.

News, Venice, Courts, Police Department

Lawsuit Claims Venice High Teacher Sexually Abused Student

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:18 am

A lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles Unified on Tuesday on behalf of a teenage girl who alleges she was sexually abused by a former Venice High history teacher and tennis coach, including once in the school's football stadium press box.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Thieves Target Venice SUV Owners For Their Third-Row Seats

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:18 am

Police are warniing Los Angeles SUV owners to beware of thieves targeting the vehicles' third-row seats.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Teenage Boy Crashes Stolen Station Wagon In Venice

Posted Oct. 9, 2014, 8:24 am

A teenage boy crashed a stolen station wagon in Venice today and was taken into custody after a brief chase, authorities said.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Burglarizing Venice Home

Posted Oct. 9, 2014, 8:22 am

A man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing a Venice home while the residents were sleeping.

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