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News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

House of Ink Tattoo Parlor In Venice Being Sued Following Alleged Assault

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:26 am

The tattoo parlor from the Oxygen channel's "Tattoos After Dark" television series and one of its artists are being sued by a woman who alleges she was assaulted outside the Venice establishment last year.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Technology

Venice Beach To Receive Free Public Wi-Fi As Part Of Pilot Program

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:09 am

Visitors to a half-dozen city park areas will be able to access free public Wi-Fi beginning today as part of a pilot program.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Homelessness

L.A. Councilman Wants "Czar" To Coordinate Homeless Services Across Los Angeles

Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 8:52 am

A Los Angeles city councilman said on Friday a "czar" should be brought in to coordinate services for the homeless in the city.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Private Funeral Mass Today For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:08 am

A 20-year-old man electrocuted Sunday when a bolt of lightning struck the water near the Venice Pier will be remembered at a private funeral Mass today as an athlete, a fun-loving friend and aspiring real estate developer.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Vigil Held For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:28 am

A 56-year-old lifeguard hospitalized after lightning struck the water near the Venice pier Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man, was improving at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center today.

Mirror Media Group has acquired, which is an online community forum that's the number one source for news, forums, and events in Venice Beach.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Busines

Mirror Media Group Acquires Yo! Venice! Community Site

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:06 am

Mirror Media Group, the Westside's largest local media company, has acquired the popular online community news website/forum

News, Venice, Health, Santa Monica

Thunderstorm Safety Do's & Don'ts Following Fatal Venice Lightning Strike

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

With thunderstorms still possible in the Southland, and in the aftermath of a fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach on Sunday, county officials have issued a series of storm safety tips.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Couple File Negligence Suit Against City Following 2013 Venice Boardwalk Rampage

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

A woman and her boyfriend who were injured after being struck by a car that plowed through people on Venice's Ocean Front Walk last year -- the same incident in which a 32-year-old Italian woman was killed - - filed a negligence suit against the city of Los Angeles.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Lightning Strike At Venice Beach

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:02 am

A man was in critical condition today and several others were in fair condition following rare lightning strikes at Venice Beach, where a 20-year-old man was killed.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Lightning Kills 20-Year-Old Man In Venice Beach, Nine Other People Injured

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 9:38 pm

Lightning strikes in Los Angeles County killed a 20-year-old man in Venice Beach today and injured nine other people, one of them critically, authorities said.

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.

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