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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.

Venice, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Venice Residents Affected By SMO Can't Vote On The Problem

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:27 am

Dear Editor, As Venice residents of 22 years, we have noticed the increasing invasion, pollution and fear of SMO into our community. There are now six flight schools and the number of huge personal/corporate jets has increased dramatically!

Abbot Kinney Fest offers a day of fun, food and entertainment while attendees soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice.

Life And Arts, Venice, Seven Days, Music, Art

Abbot Kinney Festival To Shut Down Famed Mile-Long Stretch This Sunday

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:27 am

The annual Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its 30th year this Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 am to 6 pm toasting to the best of world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

News, Venice, Courts, Police Department

Man Charged In Venice Burglary In Which Woman Fled To Roof

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:06 am

A Los Angeles man was charged on Friday with breaking into the home of a Venice woman, who escaped by climbing onto her roof.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Update: Reported Venice Beach Drowning A False Alarm

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 3:14 pm

Paramedics responded to a reported drowning at Venice Beach on Wednesday afternoon, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

News, Venice, Beach, Police Department

Venice Lifeguard Truck Runs Over Sunbather On Beach

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:31 am

A 25-year-old woman was injured on Monday when she was run over by a Los Angeles County lifeguard truck rushing to an emergency scene with its lights and sirens going in Venice.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

L.A. Man Convicted For Murder Venice Woman Nearly Four Decades Ago

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:27 am

A Los Angeles man was convicted on Wednesday of murdering an 80-year-old woman who was strangled inside her home in Venice nearly four decades ago, when the defendant was a teenager.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Authorities Identify Man Who Died Wednesday Who Crashed Into Venice School

Posted Sep. 4, 2014, 9:09 am

Authorities today identified a 44-year-old man who was killed when his vehicle ran through a T-intersection and struck the wall of a Venice middle school.

The boat that ran ashore at Venice Beach on early Tuesday morning.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Sailboat Captain Arrested After Crashing Craft Into Venice Beach

Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 8:51 am

The captain of a sailboat was arrested after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach early this morning, authorities said.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Man Pulled From High Surf Thursday Without A Pulse

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:01 am

A 27-year-old man was pulled from high surf in Venice on Thursday without a pulse. Rescuers administered CPR and restarted his pulse as he was taken to a hospital, where he arrived in grave condition, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded along with Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Detectives Seek Help Identifying Suspects In Venice Boardwalk Brawl

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:04 am

Los Angeles police asked for the public's help in identifying several men recorded on video while fighting on Oceanfront Walk in Venice.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

House of Ink Tattoo Parlor In Venice Being Sued Following Alleged Assault

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:26 am

The tattoo parlor from the Oxygen channel's "Tattoos After Dark" television series and one of its artists are being sued by a woman who alleges she was assaulted outside the Venice establishment last year.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Technology

Venice Beach To Receive Free Public Wi-Fi As Part Of Pilot Program

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:09 am

Visitors to a half-dozen city park areas will be able to access free public Wi-Fi beginning today as part of a pilot program.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Homelessness

L.A. Councilman Wants "Czar" To Coordinate Homeless Services Across Los Angeles

Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 8:52 am

A Los Angeles city councilman said on Friday a "czar" should be brought in to coordinate services for the homeless in the city.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Private Funeral Mass Today For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:08 am

A 20-year-old man electrocuted Sunday when a bolt of lightning struck the water near the Venice Pier will be remembered at a private funeral Mass today as an athlete, a fun-loving friend and aspiring real estate developer.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Vigil Held For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:28 am

A 56-year-old lifeguard hospitalized after lightning struck the water near the Venice pier Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man, was improving at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center today.

Mirror Media Group has acquired yovenice.com, which is an online community forum that's the number one source for news, forums, and events in Venice Beach.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Busines

Mirror Media Group Acquires Yo! Venice! Community Site

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:06 am

Mirror Media Group, the Westside's largest local media company, has acquired the popular online community news website/forum yovenice.com.

News, Venice, Health, Santa Monica

Thunderstorm Safety Do's & Don'ts Following Fatal Venice Lightning Strike

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

With thunderstorms still possible in the Southland, and in the aftermath of a fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach on Sunday, county officials have issued a series of storm safety tips.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Couple File Negligence Suit Against City Following 2013 Venice Boardwalk Rampage

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

A woman and her boyfriend who were injured after being struck by a car that plowed through people on Venice's Ocean Front Walk last year -- the same incident in which a 32-year-old Italian woman was killed - - filed a negligence suit against the city of Los Angeles.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Lightning Strike At Venice Beach

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:02 am

A man was in critical condition today and several others were in fair condition following rare lightning strikes at Venice Beach, where a 20-year-old man was killed.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Lightning Kills 20-Year-Old Man In Venice Beach, Nine Other People Injured

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 9:38 pm

Lightning strikes in Los Angeles County killed a 20-year-old man in Venice Beach today and injured nine other people, one of them critically, authorities said.

News, Venice, Fire Department, Santa Monica

46 Firefighters Knock Down Venice Apartment Building Fire In 17 Minutes

Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:18 am

A man was hospitalized with minor injuries and a woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries after a small fire in a multistory apartment building in Venice early today, authorities said.

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