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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.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

Woman Sues Starline Tours Following Head Injury On Bus While In Venice

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:31 am

A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries when she was struck by a tree branch while standing on the upper deck of a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the bus company.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Ruptured Venice Water Main Releases 100,000 Gallons Into Neighborhood

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 9:00 am

A burst water main flooded 25 homes in Venice overnight, authorities said. The rupture released an estimated 100,000 gallons into the neighborhood around Carroll Canal and Dell Street, said Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Rex Vilaubi.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Art

Venice Murals To Be Restored As Part Of $750,000 Program

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:08 am

Iconic murals in Venice, South Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles could be restored as part of a $750,000 program approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

News, City Council, Venice, Transportation, Santa Monica

Segway Ban On Venice's Ocean Front Walk Strengthened

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:05 am

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to close a loophole in the city's ban on the use of Segways and other similar personal vehicles or scooters on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Homelessness

Bonin Hopes Ban On Living In Cars Doesn't Criminalize Homeless People

Posted Jun. 21, 2014, 7:06 am

One day after an appeals court panel struck down Los Angeles' law banning people from living in vehicles, a City Council member said today he is hopeful a new ordinance can be crafted that will address the issue without "criminalizing" homeless people.

Alexander Westgarth specializes in helping people invest in wine.

News, Venice, Business, Santa Monica

Wine Broker Brings London Experience To Venice Beach

Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 9:11 am

Though he first started out in the wine brokerage industry on a whim, Alexander Westgarth now boasts more than 10 years of experience in this field. During these years, Westgarth built a plethora of contacts and connections, which have in turn provided him with access to extensive and exclusive quantities of the world’s most treasured and prized wines.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Found Dead Behind Venice Beach Handball Courts

Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:09 am

A man's body was found today in Venice, police said. The body was discovered about 7 a.m. behind bleachers near the handball courts in the 1800 block of Ocean Front Walk, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations office.

A peace walk was held Saturday in Venice Beach in response to the shootings in Santa Barbara, organized by hundreds of students locally.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Hundreds Of Students March Venice Streets In Wake Of Santa Barbara Shooting

Posted May. 28, 2014, 9:05 am

In the wake of the tragic Santa Barbara shooting on May 23, more than 500 students and local community nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach on Saturday, May 24 to rally against violence and war.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Traffic, Traffica

Traffic Jams Reported In Santa Monica, Venice

Posted May. 26, 2014, 3:02 pm

Both directions of Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica are moving at 8-12 mph, according to automated reports.

State Sen. Ted Lieu with members of VJAMM. Lieu presented a check for $5,000 to the group to support its efforts to build a Japanese American Memorial Marker at the corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards.

News, Venice, Santa Monice, Memorial

Japanese American Memorial Group Reaches $100,000 Fundraising Goal

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

The Venice Japanese America Memorial Marker (VJAMM) reached its goal of raising $100,000 to build and install a permanent monument on the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards, after the April 23 VJAMM fundraiser at Hama Sushi Restaurant in Venice.

Jim and Melanie Murez’s home will be part of the Venice Garden

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Venice Garden & Home Tour Returns This Saturday

Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 8:50 am

The Venice Garden & Home Tour is back once again this Saturday, May 3 and is set to feature 30 charming gardens and homes. Originally conceived by locals Jay Griffith, Jan Brilliot, Linda Lucks, and produced by Barbara Baumann, the event is a grass roots effort to help the Neighborhood Youth Association.

“Galapagos Land Iguana” photographed by J.J. L.Heureux.

Life And Arts, Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

G2 Gallery Spotlights Endangered Species; Opening Reception Saturday Night

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:52 am

The G2 Gallery on Abbot Kinney Boulevard has long been a champion of the environment and its inhabitants.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department, West Los Angeles

LAPD Pacific Division Adopts Predictive Policing Experimental Technology

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:19 am

The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division has adopted the use of an experimental technology called Predictive Policing to thwart would be criminals and burglars.

The Mart Collective acts as a sort of middleman between antique seller and buyer, as the store provides ample, compartmentalized spaces for dealers to set up their supplies and show off their goods in a presentable, appealing way.

Venice, Business, Santa Monica

Mart Collective Connects Antique Sellers To Buyers

Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:22 am

Selling a set of pendant lights that once hung in Elizabeth Taylor’s tennis courts seems to be a typical Thursday workplace task for Anthony Hudson, who interacts with fascinating artifacts on a daily basis.

Superba Snack Bar at 533 Rose Avenue in Venice serves up a fresh take on a classic pastaria with locally sourced greens and vegetables and hand made pasta.

Dining, Restaurant, Venice, Santa Monica

Superba Snack Bar Embraces Venice Community's Personality

Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:22 am

When Superba Snack Bar opened in Venice in July 2012, it set out to create a fresh take on a classic pastaria.

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Experience "Life" At Art Fundraiser In Venice This Friday Night

Posted Mar. 4, 2014, 11:20 am

An exclusive event introducing talented artist and musicians through the theme of “life” will be held at 800Main Street in Venice this Friday, March 7.

Prosecutors will use this video evidence against the suspect (see link below).

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Alleged Gang Member Pleads Not Guilty To Beating Homeless Venice Man

Posted Jan. 28, 2014, 9:57 am

Alleged gang member Apolinar Celestino Lopez, 30, accused of waging an unprovoked attack on a homeless man in Venice on Dec. 30, 2013 in the 1300 block of Ocean Front Walk, pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

A Huntington Beach couple's dog named Tegan was found in Marina del Rey after missing for 24 days.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Pets

Corgi Found On Unoccupied Marina Del Rey Boat After Missing For 24 Days

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 10:25 am

A Welsh corgi that went missing in Venice after her owner was involved in a car crash a day before New Year’s Eve has been found.

This Welsh corgi named Tegan ran from a car accident at Lincoln and Washington on Dec. 30 and the owners are desperately trying to locate her.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Pets

Large Reward For Return Of Missing Welsh Corgi That Went Missing In Venice

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:11 am

Have you seen this dog? If you have, a Huntington Beach couple would love to hear from you.

Suspect Nathan Louis Campbell.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

Judge Says Venice Boardwalk Rampage Suspect Will Stand Trial

Posted Jan. 9, 2014, 8:42 am

Venice boardwalk rampage suspect Nathan Louis Campbell, a 38-year-old transient from Colorado, will have to stand trial on murder and other charges.

Suspect Nathan Louis Campbell.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department

Venice Boardwalk Rampage Suspect's Court Hearing Postponed To January 8

Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 9:08 am

A court ruling was postponed Thursday whether Venice boardwalk rampage suspect Nathan Louis Campbell, a 38-year-old transient from Colorado, will have to stand trial on murder and other charges.

Chaya restaurant is located at 110 Navy Street, Venice.

News, Dining, Venice, Santa Monica

Celebrate New Year's Eve "Studio 54" Style At CHAYA Venice

Posted Dec. 30, 2014, 9:40 am

Relive the extravagance, indulgence, and extraordinary parties of one of the world’s most famous nightclubs as CHAYA Venice rings in the New Year on Tuesday with a “Studio 54” inspired jubilee including special guest, DJ Jun.

'American Street Kid' is about youth homelessness on a local and national level.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Film, Homelessness

Santa Monica Filmmaker Shines Light On Homeless Youth Epidemic

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 8:59 am

Tears stream down Kiki’s adolescent face as she recounts escaping the horrors of her childhood, and the abuse she endured at the hands of her mother’s ex-boyfriend, in the promotional trailer for “American Street Kids.” Off-camera, Santa Monica writer and director Michael Leoni solemnly says, “I’m sorry.”

Artist Gary John (center) has gone from living on the streets of Venice to becoming an emerging artist in the past eight months thanks to gallery owners Bruce (left) and Scot Lurie. John’s artworks will be featured at the exclusive Art Basel Miami Beach event next month.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Arts

Painting A New Life After Living On The Streets

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.

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