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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.

LA Clippers’ players (including Chris Paul, pictured), Clippers coaches and staff — with an assist from Ralphs/Food 4 Less staff and St. Joseph Center staff and volunteers — turned out to distribute more than 400 frozen turkeys with all the fixings as well as clothing and books to help make sure that St. Joseph Center clients have a happy Thanksgiving.

News, Venice, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

LA Clippers, Chris Paul Host Thanksgiving Event In Venice

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.

News, Venice, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Husband Buy Thanksgiving Turkeys For Local Needy Families

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.

Nick Busco's 'Freddie Mercury' will be one of the works that can be viewed as part of the annual Venice Art Walk.

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

The Venice ArtBlock Offers Free Studio Tour This Sunday

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.

News, Venice, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Triathlon Sunday; Big Blue Bus To Detour Routes

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).

The Abbot Kinney Festival is this Sunday, Sept. 29.

Venice, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Abbot Kinney Festival Returns Sunday

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.

“ZombleBees” directed by 2006 short film winner Kasia Kawalczyk will screen Saturday at 3pm as part of the Film Festival.

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Venice Hosts 8th Annual Broad Humor Film Festival This Weekend

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.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Family Of Venice Boardwalk Tragedy Victim Serves Public Record Requests

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.

Pork Belly’s Sandwich Shop serves up fare including The Chop.

Dining, Venice, Santa Monica

Big Bites At Pork Belly's Sandwich Shop

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.

Suspect Nathan Louis Campbell.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Venice Boardwalk Rampage Suspect Pleads Not Guilty; Next Court Date Sept. 4

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.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Family Of Italian Woman Killed In Venice Boardwalk Tragedy Release Statement

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.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Details Emerge About Suspect Who Plowed Into Crowds On Ocean Front Walk

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.

The deadly rampage began in the 100 block of Dudley Avenue before the suspect drove south on Ocean Front Walk.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Authorities Identify Suspect Who Killed Italian Woman On Ocean Front Walk In Venice

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.

Don’t miss your chance to experience a special cultural celebration that began in India over a thousand years ago.

Venice, Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Food

What's Hot: 37th Annual Festival Of The Chariots In Santa Monica/Venice Sunday

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.

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