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Are you brave enough for the New Year's Day 'Penguin Swim' at Venice Beach?

News, Beach, Venice Beach, Ocean

Want A Cool, Fresh Start To The New Year? Consider The Penguin Swim!

Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 10:13 am

On the first day of last year, I was up to my neck in freezing cold water. As I paddled through the surf in the 56th Annual Penguin Club swim, wearing only a thin Lycra swimsuit, not a wetsuit, my only thought was, “What could be better?”

Being a traffic officer is not normally a profession that leaves you with a lot of fans. However, in Venice Beach everybody loves Jackie Pucci...well 90 percent of the time! It's Happy Holidays from Venice's Happiest Traffic Officer.

News, Video, Venice Beach

VIDEO: Holiday Cheer & Parking Tips From Traffic Officer

Posted Dec. 22, 2015, 10:06 am

Being a traffic officer is not normally a profession that leaves you with a lot of fans. However, in Venice Beach everybody loves Jackie Pucci...well 90 percent of the time! It's Happy Holidays from Venice's Happiest Traffic Officer…

Beach House now on the market at 1347 Riviera listed by Bulldog Realtors, Inc.

News, Video, Venice Beach

VIDEO: Venice Beach House Now On The Market 1347 Riviera

Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 10:02 am

Beach House now on the market at 1347 Riviera listed by Bulldog Realtors, Inc.

News, Courts, Venice Beach

Venice Beach Activists Sue City Over Nightly Beach Closures Between Midnight, 5 am

Posted Dec. 9, 2015, 11:21 am

Two Venice Beach activists sued the city of Los Angeles today, alleging 11 miles of coastline from south of Malibu to San Pedro are closed to the public nightly under an overnight beach curfew law that was never properly enacted.

Johnny Economou is an aspiring model. Recently discovered by Kendall Jenner while she was filming a commercial on the Boardwalk, he's now signed to a modeling agency. However, he still prefers to camp out under the stars, that is, when he's not having a sleeping over at the home of one of his many lady friends. Meet the Homeless Romeo of Venice Beach.

News, Video, Venice Beach

VIDEO: The Homeless Romeo Of Venice Beach On Meeting Kendall Jenner

Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 9:52 am

Johnny Economou is an aspiring model. Recently discovered by Kendall Jenner while she was filming a commercial on the Boardwalk, he's now signed to a modeling agency. However, he still prefers to camp out under the stars, that is, when he's not having a sleeping over at the home of one of his many lady friends. Meet the Homeless Romeo of Venice Beach.

Venice Beach has long been home to many local artists and art lovers. Becoming a Venice Art Crawl volunteer is a great way to be hands-on in the Venice art community.

News, Video, Art, Venice Beach

VIDEO: Get Involved With The Venice Beach Art Community

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:13 am

Venice Beach has long been home to many local artists and art lovers. Becoming a Venice Art Crawl volunteer is a great way to be hands-on in the Venice art community.

Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards rescued six people from a sailboat that was fully engulfed in flames off Venice Beach on Saturday.

News, Fire Department, Police Department, Venice Beach

Six People Rescued From Sailboat Fully Engulfed In Flames Off Venice Beach

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 9:47 am

Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards rescued six people from a sailboat that was fully engulfed in flames off Venice Beach Saturday including a 4-month-old baby, and a county fire boat extinguished the blaze, fire officials said.

The berms are up on Venice Beach and while they do have a legitimate function, protecting the parking lot and beachside property from a storm surge, most locals love them for a whole other reason.

News, Video, Venice Beach

VIDEO: Winter Fun On Venice Beach

Posted Nov. 18, 2015, 11:17 am

The berms are up on Venice Beach and while they do have a legitimate function, protecting the parking lot and beachside property from a storm surge, most locals love them for a whole other reason...

News, Santa Monica, Homelessness, Venice Beach

Venice Beach Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Youth Homelessness

Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 9:29 am

The eclectic performers that make the Venice Beach Boardwalk famous had a bit of competition on Friday as a flash mob of around 60 dancers surprised visitors with a performance aimed at raising awareness of homeless youth exiting the foster care system in Los Angeles.

16-year-old Venice skateboarder Leandre Sanders does a backside railslide along the edge of the skater bowl on Go Skateboarding Day at the Venice Skateboard Park Friday afternoon.  Sanders was just one of the Dogtown skating crew who showed up en masse for the skateboarding event.

Sports, Skateboarding, Venice Beach

Dogtown Skateboarders Lead Go Skateboarding Day At Venice Beach Skatepark

Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 7:37 pm

The first day of Summer ignited in style attracting thousands of Westside skateboarders who took to the streets on the skaters "holiday" aptly named national Go Skateboarding Day having the effect of packing the local skateparks on the Westside and stoking skaters in the process. 16-year-old Leandre Sanders said that the Go Skateboarding Day event was not just a local phenomenon but a national one. "Today is the national Go Skateboarding Day," said Sanders. "It's a day when a bunch of skaters group up and have a little skate contest."

Venice skater Edwin Osario hangs high in the air showing off a sick melon grab after being launched off of the skater bowl at the Venice Beach skate park Wednesday afternoon.  Osario is one of the hundreds of local skaters in the area who will be attending the Go Skateboarding Day event at the Venice Beach skate park Friday afternoon.

Sports, Skateboarding, Venice Beach

Venice Beach Skatepark To Usher In Go Skateboarding Day

Posted Jun. 19, 2013, 5:31 pm

The annual Go Skateboarding Day at the Venice Skatepark in Venice Beach is expected to attract over 500 professional and amateur skateboarders who will flip tricks and grind away for the ninth year in a row Friday afternoon. June 21 has been labeled around the world as the official day for skateboarders to usher in the summer by riding on their skateboards all day. One of the non-local skaters attracted to the event was visiting Vermont skater Matt Houran who said that his experience at the Venice Beach Skatepark Wednesday afternoon was an experience that he would never forget. "It's amazing here," said Houran. "This is probably the best skate park I have ever been to coming from the east coast."

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