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 wor...
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.
Posted Nov. 8, 2012, 12:18 am
As I’ve said before, I’m pretty reliable for taking pictures of good food. Heck, I can usually stay on task in the midst of great food; the real issue is when it’s outstanding. As luck would have it, Superba at 533 Rose Avenue in Venice is an exceptional exception.
Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 5:27 am
Residents who lives near Lincoln Place (1077 Elkgrove Avenue, Venice) are being warned that cat traps will be set Saturday, Oct. 20.
Posted Sep. 6, 2012, 1:06 am
John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel, “Of Mice and Men” was based on a poem by Robert Burns which contained the famous quote: “The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry,” and unfortunately this sentiment can aptly be applied to Robb Derringer and Matt McKenzie’s world premiere stage adaption of John Steinbeck’s sequel to “Cannery Row,” “Sweet Thursday,” a mélange of disjointed, rambling scenes which director Matt McKenzie could not turn into a satisfying evening of theatre making it a tedious train ride to nowhere.
Posted Sep. 5, 2012, 4:30 am
Garlic lovers are in for a treat this month at CHAYA Venice with the return of its 17th annual gastronomic “Garlic Fair” available through Sept. 30. The “Garlic Fair” menu is available nightly Monday through Sunday for dinner from 6 p.m. to close in the dining room and bar-lounge area along with the regular dinner menu.
Posted Aug. 17, 2012, 2:13 am
Hundreds of fans gathered at the legendary Venice blue courts on Sunday despite the 90-degree heat as part of the Venice Basketball League. The double header featured the Beach Warriors playing Sunblock while The Mean Ones took on the 3G’s.
Posted Aug. 11, 2012, 1:14 am
The Venice Basketball League is celebrating its fifth birthday this year and will start match ups this Sunday on the Venice Beach Blue Courts. It will be the kick-off of a three month long event that will include all the best players from Venice Beach and around the world.
Posted Jul. 24, 2012, 2:10 am
Whole Foods will host renowned Santa Monica-based homeopath Dr. Stuart H. Garber this Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. who will talk about asthma. Dr. Garber has practiced holistic medicine for the past 30 years.
Posted Jul. 20, 2012, 1:31 am
As I rushed into a Santa Monica cafe, I noticed an attractive woman, dressed in a long stylish dress, her head buried in her work. “Angélique?” I asked. She responded warmly with a lilting French accent.
Posted Jul. 15, 2012, 2:22 am
The three-day LAPD West Bureau Summer Carnival in Venice concludes today, Sunday, July 15. The carnival opened on Friday and will continue to run from noon to 11 p.m. today at the corner of Windward and Pacific Avenues in Venice.
Posted Jul. 10, 2012, 8:16 am
Up to 15,000 people a day are expected to attend the LAPD West Bureau's Summer Carnival to be held this Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15.
Posted Jun. 25, 2012, 3:05 am
The 26 year struggle to protect the unique architecture, history, magnificent grounds, and tenant occupancy of Lincoln Place Garden Apartments, in Venice, has finally reached a partial victory for the tenants who have survived during a magnificent, painful battle to the finish, for many. Those who did not live to see this day are sorely missed and their efforts are so greatly appreciated that words alone would not cover their efforts and incredible dedication to the cause.
Life And Arts, Venice, Business, Video, Main Street, Santa Monica, Film, Art, Barcycle, Theatre, Seven Days Show
Posted Jun. 14, 2012, 6:44 am
In this week's episode of the Seven Days Show: SHOTS: Santa Monica's Beach Barcycle takes parties on the road to the best bars in to...
Posted May. 18, 2012, 11:00 pm
The Venice Historical Society held a private reception at Hal’s Bar and Grill last weekend as part of a ‘Coming Out’ party, which included tr...
Posted Apr. 26, 2012, 4:58 am
The much anticipated Venice Garden & Home Tour returns on the first Saturday of next month with 30 gardens and homes to be showcased as part of...
Posted Apr. 21, 2012, 2:35 am
There’s something tranquil and right about a spin on the Ferris wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier just as the sun is going down, or ...
Posted Apr. 21, 2012, 2:23 am
It appears Sunset Park residents were unable to find any “common ground” with an HIV education facility’s homeless youth program, as the non-...
Posted Dec. 2, 2011, 12:44 am
The recession continues to hit businesses hard. In the beginning, some closed right away, others struggled to survive, and some transformed to keep...
Posted Nov. 18, 2011, 2:02 am
Occupy Venice, in collaboration with other regional Occupy movements such as Occupy Santa Monica College and Occupy Culver City, will be holding a ...
Posted Nov. 17, 2011, 2:00 am
The sun is setting on a Friday night. The sky over Venice Beach is festive. It almost dances with color, very much like Figtree’s Café. Live mus...
Posted Nov. 9, 2011, 1:11 am
The Great Venice Toy Drive, a project of the Venice Neighborhood Council, kicks off at the VNC Board Meeting next Tuesday, Nov 15. Attendees...