Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 8:59 am
Eight months ago, homeless street artist Gary John was up to his usual one day – painting for nearly 10 hours non-stop on the Venice boardwalk – when something told him to put his brush down, pack his things, and check out Culver City’s art gallery loop.
Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 9:02 am
The Los Angeles Clippers hosted its 25th annual Thanksgiving “Teamwork at the Table” event in Venice on Tuesday. The Clippers teamed up with Ralphs/Food 4 Less for the event at St. Joseph Center’s Bread and Roses Café at 204 Hampton Drive in Venice.
Posted Nov. 24, 2013, 6:54 am
Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband, Prince Frederic will purchase Thanksgiving turkeys for the Vera Davis McClendon Center in Venice and Frederic will distribute them to the needy families. This was where Zsa Zsa did her community service 24 years ago for slapping a cop.
Posted Oct. 9, 2013, 9:28 am
A free art tour will be offered this Sunday, Oct. 13 to the public featuring Venice artists. The Venice ArtBlock evolved this past May, when the annual Venice Art Walk excluded well-known artists after years of participation.
Posted Sep. 28, 2013, 9:14 am
The Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon will take place this Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5am to approximately 2 pm (or when streets re-open).
Posted Sep. 28, 2013, 9:11 am
The 27th annual Abbot Kinney Festival will be held this Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Held on the last Sunday of September since 1984, the free community festival features local artisans, live music, food, family entertainment, and more.
Posted Sep. 20, 2013, 8:16 am
The weekend is always a great time to hit the movie theater. Venture this weekend to a movie theater in Venice and you might find yourself sticking around through Sunday evening, as a film festival dedicated to promoting the works of women directors and writers returns to the beach enclave for an eighth iteration.
Posted Aug. 28, 2013, 11:03 am
The family of Alice Gruppioni, the Italian newlywed tragically killed on the Venice Beach boardwalk Aug. 3, has served a public records request on several local agencies seeking information to help answer questions as to how such a tragedy could have occurred.
Posted Aug. 28, 2013, 9:06 am
Like a cat stalking prey, I’ve had my eye on Pork Belly’s Sandwich Shop since I first heard of its pending opening in mid-July.
Posted Aug. 9, 2013, 9:20 am
The family of 32-year-old Italian tourist Alice Gruppioni, who was struck and killed by a car Saturday evening on the Venice boardwalk, has expressed their gratitude for the thoughts and prayers from people all around the world.
Posted Aug. 6, 2013, 3:36 pm
The family of 32-year-old Italian Alice Gruppioni, who was struck and killed by a car Saturday evening on the Venice boardwalk, has released the following statement.
Posted Aug. 5, 2013, 9:43 am
Flowers and candles near The Candle Café on Ocean Front Walk in Venice mark the spot where a 32-year-old Italian woman on her honeymoon was killed Saturday evening and 11 other people injured after a man plowed into crowds in a Dodge Avenger.
Posted Aug. 4, 2013, 9:06 am
A 32-year-old Italian woman reportedly on her honeymoon was killed Saturday evening and 11 other people injured after a man plowed into crowds along Ocean Front Walk in Venice in a Dodge Avenger.
Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 8:55 am
The Festival of the Chariots commences at 10 am Sunday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and proceeds south on Main Street, with three fully decorated four-story tall chariots leading a colorful parade toward the Ocean Front Walk Plaza at Venice Beach.
Posted Jul. 30, 2013, 8:59 am
Three 40-foot authentic chariots from India will parade from Santa Monica to Ocean Front Park this Sunday, Aug. 4 as part of The Festival of the Chariots.
Posted Jul. 18, 2013, 8:33 am
Learn to Surf LA surf school hosted a group of blind kids from the Braille Institute Los Angeles for pro bono surf lessons on Tuesday morning at Venice Beach.
Posted Jul. 5, 2013, 9:20 am
Venice celebrated its birthday with a pre-4th of July sing-a-long throughout Venice on Wednesday, July 3. Local businesses came together and spruced up the famous Venice sign with red, white, and blue lights as part of a special lighting celebration.
Posted Jul. 4, 2013, 8:42 am
The coastal cuisine of the Southern states is now being served up at Willie Jane – a new seasonal California restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice that pays homage to the Lowcountry.
Posted Jun. 18, 2013, 9:18 am
Also saucily known as “Hot Spot” amongst my friends (for reasons you will have to see for yourself) – Sunny Spot, a Venice-thriving brunch, happy hour, dinner, and bar spot is my newest favorite of the infamous Kogi clan.
Posted Jun. 11, 2013, 6:04 pm
Venice ball began Sunday afternoon in a day where eight teams duked it out in four games on the Venice Beach basketball courts with the featured game of the day being game three that squared the Summer Pro League (SPL) Team Boogie 7 against the Beach Warriors.
Posted May. 21, 2013, 2:30 pm
The average person in the United States knows nothing about some 600,000 people who identify with the Black Carib Garifuna community around the world. Freda Sideroff is hoping to change that perception, as she brings the Garifuna International Film Festival, to Venice for the 2nd consecutive year.
Posted Apr. 20, 2013, 11:46 am
Los Angeles will celebrate its sixth CicLAvia on Sunday, transforming more than 15 miles of normally congested streets into a car-free, linear park for walking, biking, playing, and experiencing the city from a new perspective.
Posted Apr. 10, 2013, 9:28 am
Trunk Gallery was alive and buzzing on Saturday, March 30 with its newest exhibition “Real Talk.”
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:22 am
It comes as little surprise Silicon Beach -- or Venice Beach, as it is more commonly known -- will be hosting a high-tech ball drop of its own this New Year’s Eve. Unlike Times Square, however, Venice will be dropping a giant 3-D beach ball at 11:59 p.m. PST at the historic mural of Venice Founder Abbot Kinney on N. Venice Blvd. paying homage to the beach ball that was invented by Jonathon DeLonge in Venice, CA in 1938.
Posted Dec. 19, 2012, 1:08 am
Each day we meet people who affect our lives. Sometimes we are touched by a simple gesture or words of support. Victoria Barcelona was that person for so many people. As the owner of Figtree’s Café she affected the Venice community on a daily basis with her kindness. Vicky created a warm and loving legacy.