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"Locals Only!" Musical Takes A Look At Santa Monica-Venice Surfer Culture
Oct 18, 2014
Santa Monica College will next month present “Locals Only!” – a world premiere musical written by the Emmy Award-winning creator of the smash hit “High School Musical” – Oct. 3 through 19 in the SMC Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd. “Locals Only!,” a multimedia extravaganza involving talented students from throughout the campus, as well as professionals, is a love story and clash between the Venice ...

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He’s no monster
Oct 18, 2014
The Billy Bob Thornton who shuffles into the poshest hotel on Venice Beach is not the Billy Bob Thornton one expects. He’s rail-thin, his waxen skin stretched tight over bone and his double denim hanging loose on a 5ft 10in frame.

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Snapchat to feature advertising this weekend, but it's mum on from whom
Oct 17, 2014
Snapchat is about to make money.

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"Locals Only!" Musical Takes A Look At Santa Monca-Venice Surfer Culture
Oct 17, 2014
Santa Monica College will next month present “Locals Only!” – a world premiere musical written by the Emmy Award-winning creator of the smash hit “High School Musical” – Oct. 3 through 19 in the SMC Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd. “Locals Only!,” a multimedia extravaganza involving talented students from throughout the campus, as well as professionals, is a love story and clash between the Venice ...

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TV best bets: Sun., July 6
Oct 16, 2014
8 p.m., FOOD NETWORK: Food Truck Face Off — In a new episode called "Venice Beach Battle," the first day on the streets of Los Angeles finds a team fighting with customers and the judges. The other team, meanwhile, learns that dreams are great, but they don't always make the tastiest dish.

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Lifeguard truck runs over beachgoer in Venice
Oct 16, 2014
A 25-year-old Whittier woman remains in stable condition at a local hospital after suffering bone fractures and internal lacerations when she was run over by a Los Angeles County Lifeguard truck at 4:20 p.m. Monday while lying in the sand…

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Extraordinary Ordinaries: Men walk for rehabbing vets
Oct 15, 2014
Two men plan to walk from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida to Venice Beach, California in an effort to raise money and awareness to rehabbing veterans.  

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Curbside Commuters Launches Transportation Solution in Los Angeles
Oct 15, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After two years of successful expansion in Mexico, ElectroBike launches its U.S. Built to resemble traditional bicycles, the electric bikes ("ElectroBikes") offered by Curbside Commuters provide travelers an affordable, efficient and eco-friendly method of transportation to avoid the infamous Los Angeles traffic. "We've seen a significant decrease in ...

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Music Review: Joe Con - 'I Choose You' EP
Oct 14, 2014
Joe Con puts together quite successfully hip-hop and folk in his newest EP, 'I Choose You'.

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Snapchat photo leak shows users' mistake was trusting each other
Oct 11, 2014
Not too long ago, I wrote a post defending the celebrities whose nude selfies had been stolen from iCloud, Apple's online locker service. They were victimized by thieves, after all. And given the security promised by Apple, and given the automatic uploading built into iCloud, it's not fair to...

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Photos: The Male Beauty Pageants Of 1920s Venice
Oct 10, 2014
  Venice had its first beauty contest for men back in 1926. [ more › ]

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‘The sexy sister of tennis’
Oct 8, 2014
Venice Beach is the epicenter of paddle tennis, an often overlooked sport that everyone — especially more women — should try By Esme Gregson “The best way I can describe it is oxygen for the soul,” says Sonia “The Machine”…

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Nikki Yanofsky Performs The Best Beatles Cover Ever - Watch Her Video Here!
Oct 8, 2014
Nikki Yanofsky takes in some beach scenery while recording her cover of The Beatles‘ “Oh! Darling” in Venice Beach, Calif. “I’m a huge fan of The Beatles. Like a huge, huge fan,” the 19-year-old Canadian singer shared with ELLE mag. “And I think that song is just like a classic blues song. It really walks [...]

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FlikMedia Inc. Announces Approval From Apple™ And Google™ To Offer Their FlikDate™ Dating Application On Both The ...
Oct 7, 2014
VENICE BEACH, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FlikMedia Inc. (FLKM) announced today that both Apple and Google have approved its newest version of FlikDate™ mobile app to now be available in both the Apple™ iTunes™ Store and Google™ PlayStore™ for download by smartphone users.  FlikDate™ is the company's first software application offering for the singles dating market. The Company is ...

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Yahoo plans to invest in Snapchat: Report
Oct 3, 2014
Yahoo plans to invest in mobile app Snapchat, which lets users send messages that disappear after a few seconds.

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Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff’s Bizarre Bromance and More Insider Scoop
Oct 3, 2014
Bieber-Hoff Bromance Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff's bizarre mutual wish -- to work together -- is coming true. Lanette Phillips, the executive...

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Robert Pattinson’s Girlfriend FKA Twigs Attacked With Shocking Racism
Sep 29, 2014
Rob and his girlfriend FKA twigs seem really happy together but some mean fans of the actor are trying to tear them apart with nasty tweets.

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Local Group Bringing Clean Water To Baja
Sep 28, 2014
A local disaster relief agency is turning its attention south of the border, to Baja California, where the situation remains dire following the devastation two weeks ago from Hurricane Odile.

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Justin Bieber Skateboards In Venice: No Big Daddy, But Not Too Shabby [Video]
Sep 27, 2014
Justin Bieber got his sk8er boi — oh, right, that’s over. Justin Bieber got his skater boy on in L.A’s Venice Beach Skate Park on Tuesday afternoon and drew quite the crowd. Which the 20-year-old star is obviously used to, but it is odd to see the Biebs surrounded by a crowd who are all Justin Bieber Skateboards In Venice: No Big Daddy, But Not Too Shabby [Video] is an article from: The ...

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Woman chased on roof by intruder in Venice Beach
Sep 26, 2014
Cowering half-naked on the roof of her home after an intruder had chased her from her bed, terrified Melora Rivera,30, took these amazing photos as police surrounded her property.

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Terrified Melora Rivera Hides Under Roof Ledge As Intruder Pursues Her
Sep 25, 2014
This remarkable photograph shows the tense moments after a frightened young woman crawled out onto her roof to evade an intruder in her home. Wearing just a nightshirt, Melora Rivera climbed out of a second floor window after Christian Hicks allegedly broke into her Venice Beach home. She was pictured cowering under a ledge as Hicks apparently searched the rooftop for her. Sleeping in safety of ...

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Justin Bieber Is The New Voice Of KITT In New David Hasselhoff Movie
Sep 25, 2014
If you’re wondering what Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff were doing cruising in Venice Beach, California, on Tuesday in KITT — the iconic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from The Hoff’s Eighties TV show Knight Rider — then wonder no more. It turns out Justin will be the new voice of KITT in comedy movie Killing Justin Bieber Is The New Voice Of KITT In New David Hasselhoff Movie is an article from ...

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Justin Bieber Is The New Voice Of KITT From ‘Knight Rider’ In Upcoming Movie
Sep 25, 2014
If you’re wondering what Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff were doing cruising in Venice Beach, California, on Tuesday in KITT — the iconic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from The Hoff’s Eighties TV show Knight Rider — then wonder no more. It turns out Justin will be the new voice of KITT in comedy movie Killing Justin Bieber Is The New Voice Of KITT From ‘Knight Rider’ In Upcoming Movie is an ...

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Justin Bieber And David Hasselhoff Shoot Movie Scenes In K.I.T.T. Car In L.A [Video]
Sep 24, 2014
Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff caused quite the stir Tuesday afternoon, when the pair were spotted taking the famous Knight Rider car K.I.T.T. for a spin in Venice Beach, Calif., on the set of comedy movie Killing Hasselhoff. The Biebs and The Hoff drew crowds in the hot sunshine as the veteran star, who played Justin Bieber And David Hasselhoff Shoot Movie Scenes In K.I.T.T. Car In L.A ...

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Justin Bieber and The Hoff are the unbelievable duo in Knight Rider car as they film new music video
Sep 24, 2014
Here's pop brat Justin Bieber being driven around by The Hoff in the famous Knight Rider car - something we thought we'd never see. As Mirror Celeb exclusively revealed, the pair recorded the music video together for Bieber's new song - a duet with Cody Simpson - in Venice Beach, California.

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Which 'Baywatch' Star Is Justin Bieber Filming With?
Sep 24, 2014
Who cares if Justin Bieber and most of his fans are far too young to remember Knight Rider? If he’s going to make a Knight Rider-themed video with...

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Endexx Announces Distributor Agreement with DispenseBox
Sep 24, 2014
Autospense Technology Showcased in Venice Beach Dispensary CAVE CREEK, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / September 24, 2014 / Endexx Corporation ( OTC Pink: EDXC ) a provider of innovative medical marijuana management ...

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Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs get cosy
Sep 23, 2014
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Rumoured couple Robert Pattinson and singer FKA Twigs were spotted getting cosy at Venice Beach in California.

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Robert Pattinson And 'Girlfriend' FKA Twigs Seen Holding Hands In LA
Sep 23, 2014
Looks Like These Two Could Definitely Be A Thing!

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Justin Bieber Teams Up with David Hasselhoff For a New Movie!
Sep 23, 2014
Justin Bieber shows off his neck tattoo while on set for Killing Hasselhoff on Tuesday afternoon (September 23) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 20-year-old filmed some scenes where he had a big discussion with the star of the movie David Hasselhoff. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Justin Bieber The day before, Justin showed [...]

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It's official! Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are an item
Sep 23, 2014
Okay Twihards, it is official! Actor Robert Pattinson and singer-songwriter FKA Twigs are dating. After months of speculation, Rob and his new lady love were photographed getting cozy as they strolled hand in hand at Venice Beach, California. Tahliah Debrett Barnett who goes by the name FKA

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Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs Enjoy PDA At Venice Beach
Sep 23, 2014
Sorry ladies, but it looks like R-Pattz is officially off the market if these pics are anything to go by...

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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs Dating: Couple Spotted Holding Hands and Taking Stroll along Venice Beach
Sep 23, 2014
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been spotted with rumoured new girlfriend, FKA Twigs.

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Who Is Robert Pattinson's New Girlfriend, FKA Twigs?
Sep 22, 2014
Robert Pattinson was spotted showing PDA in Venice Beach, California, with his rumoured new girlfriend, FKA Twigs. While Rob's former flame Kristen Stewart was well known to Rob's fans, FKA Twigs is a bit more of a mystery, mostly because she has been working away in England's underground R&B scene while Rob's been starring in massive blockbusters. Luckily, we're here to break down all that you ...

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Robert Pattinson And 'Girlfriend' FKA Twigs Seen Holding Hands During Beachside Walk In Los Angeles
Sep 22, 2014
Looks Like These Two Could Definitely Be A Thing!

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Robert Pattinson Shows PDA With His New Girlfriend, FKA Twigs
Sep 22, 2014
It looks like things might be getting serious between Robert Pattinson and his rumored new girlfriend, FKA Twigs. The two were spotted holding hands by an eagle-eyed fan in Venice Beach, CA, over the weekend. Their PDA comes a few weeks after they stepped out together in NYC . FKA Twigs traveled to LA during a short break from her current tour to promote her new album, LP1 . The British singer ...

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Robert Pattinson Girlfriend: Actor and FKA Twigs Photographed Holding Hands
Sep 22, 2014
Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend FKA Twigs is sure to be a very envied woman. The Twilight star and his new girlfriend turned heads during a recent date in Venice Beach, where they were photographed holding hands. According to Hollywood News Daily, Robert Pattinson confirmed that FKA Twigs was his girlfriend by holding hands with her out Robert Pattinson Girlfriend: Actor and FKA Twigs Photographed ...

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Robert Pattinson Holds Hands with FKA twigs - See the Pics!
Sep 22, 2014
Robert Pattinson and his rumored new girlfriend FKA twigs hold hands while enjoying a beautiful afternoon at the boardwalk with friends on Sunday (September 21) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 28-year-old actor and the 26-year-old singer-songwriter, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, seemed to confirm their relationship status via the PDA. PHOTOS: Check out [...]

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Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs spotted holding hands in Venice Beach
Sep 22, 2014
Annie Martin LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Robert Pattinson's romance with singer FKA Twigs appears to be official, as the pair were spotted holding hands in Venice Beach on Sunday.

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Robert Pattinson, Taliah 'FKA twigs' Barnett couple up on Venice Beach
Sep 22, 2014
Robert Pattinson has gone public with the new woman in his life: He and singer-songwriter FKA twigs — real name Tahlia Barnett — were spotted holding hands in Venice Beach on Sunday.

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DirecTV's 'Kingdom' Trailer: Frank Grillo, Nick Jonas Star in MMA Drama
Sep 21, 2014
The 10-episode drama, also starring Matt Lauria and Kiele Sanchez, premieres Oct. 8. read more

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Herbalife Triathlon Today With New Course
Sep 21, 2014
The Herbalife Triathlon will be held today in Torrance for the first time, replacing a course that stretched from Venice Beach to downtown Los Angeles. The change stems from a desire by Pacific Sports, which operates the race, and Torrance city officials to have an International Triathlon Union World Cup race in Torrance, according to race publicist Jan Fambro. An International Triathlon Union ...

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DirecTV's 'Kingdom' Trailer: Nick Jonas, Matt Lauria Play MMA Fighters
Sep 21, 2014
The 10-episode drama, also starring Kiele Sanchez and Frank Grillo, premieres Oct. 8. read more

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Denim gets a second life with stylish recycles
Sep 20, 2014
There's just no telling how many hours of effort jeans companies have put in trying to get the perfect faded denim, that combination of wear, washes and whiskering that's so prized. Now some of them are turning to a surplus of already existing well-worn denim as the not-so-raw material for...

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Update: Reported Venice Beach Drowning A False Alarm
Sep 20, 2014
Paramedics responded to a reported drowning at Venice Beach on Wednesday afternoon, but it turned out to be a false alarm. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman stated just before 2:45 pm that paramedics were responding to reports of a drowning at the Rose Avenue lifeguard tower near the 200 block of Ocean Front Walk. However the department confirmed just before 4 pm that the report of the ...

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Dogtown Realty Announces Premier Development Opportunity in Venice Beach, CA
Sep 18, 2014
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Venice veteran real estate agents Assaf Raz and Jeff F. Konecke are representing the sale of300 Block of Rose Avenue, Venice, CA, with eight residential lots on the hottest street in Venice. Raz and Konecke have shared a vision for many years to bring unique investment and ownership opportunities to people passionate about the Venice ...

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Matthew McConaughey Not Returning for ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel Due to Gus Van Sant Film
Sep 18, 2014
Matthew McConaughey‘s stripping days are behind him.

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Southland Lifeguards On High Alert As Many Flock To The Beach To Beat The Heat
Sep 18, 2014
Dangerous rip currents were a concern for officials Wednesday as many people were flocking to the beach to avoid the record heat.

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187 beach rescues in one day amid rip currents: How to save yourself
Sep 17, 2014
Lifeguards made 187 rescues at Los Angeles County beaches Tuesday -- 88 of them at Venice Beach alone.

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Venice Beach sunbather run over by lifeguard truck
Sep 16, 2014
LA County lifeguards drive along Venice Beach every day, but on Monday, one lifeguard didn’t see a woman who was sunbathing, as he rushed to attend another emergency. His truck ran the 25-year-old woman over. It was late in the afternoon, and officials say the lifeguard didn’t see the sunbather. “People don’t go home until 8 o’ clock so that’s what’s interesting too — the beach is littered ...

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Sunbather Struck In Venice
Sep 16, 2014
Authorities are saying very little about a woman who was hit by a lifeguard vehicle on Venice Beach Monday afternoon. This is the second time a sunbather has been hit on the sand since May.

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Lifeguard in pickup truck runs over sunbather at California's Venice beach
Sep 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lifeguard in a pickup truck accidentally ran over a 25-year-old sunbather at Southern California's Venice Beach, a popular destination for tourists, leaving the woman with fractures and damage to her internal organs, police said on Tuesday. Lorae Bermudez had been lying in the sand at the Los Angeles area beach with her husband a short distance away when the lifeguard ...

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Woman Sunbathing Run Over By County Vehicle On Venice Beach
Sep 16, 2014
A sunbather was recovering at a local hospital Tuesday after she was run over by a Los Angeles County vehicle at Venice Beach.

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Lifeguard truck runs over sunbather in Venice
Sep 16, 2014
A 25-year-old woman was run over by a Los Angeles County lifeguard truck while sunbathing at Venice Beach on Monday.

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Run over at the beach: Woman, 25, is hit, injured by lifeguard vehicle
Sep 16, 2014
A 25-year-old woman was sunbathing on Venice Beach on Monday afternoon when she was run over by an L.A. County lifeguard vehicle.

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Lifeguard truck runs over sunbather in California
Sep 16, 2014
A 25-year-old woman was run over by a Los Angeles County lifeguard truck while sunbathing at Venice Beach on Monday.

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The bad guy from 10 Things I Hate About You has started his own New Age religion
Sep 15, 2014
Well, he says it’s a religion.

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Fake doctors may jeopardize patients wanting medical marijuana
Sep 14, 2014
In June, the non profit group “My Compassion” hosted the first cannabis conference at Navy Pier in Chicago. The two-day expo had everything: people showcasing the latest in medical marijuana technology, security companies explaining their services to potential dispensers, advocacy groups with information on how to get cannabis businesses started. The conference, attended by 2,000 people, also ...

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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Her Killer Legs in Daisy Dukes for Date Night: See Her Short Jorts
Sep 14, 2014
Daisy Duke date night! Jessica Simpson wore — what else — daisy dukes for her date nigh[...]

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Kellan Lutz Bikes His Way Around Venice Beach
Sep 12, 2014
Kellan Lutz goes undercover while taking his bike for a ride on Wednesday afternoon (September 10) in Venice, Calif. The 29-year-old actor was most likely headed to the gym since he was dressed in all workout gear. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kellan Lutz “Big Sur, McWay Falls. Such a beautiful drive up [...]

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We've got flex appeal: Meet the iron ladies and brawny blokes gunning for glory at LA's Mr and Mrs Muscle beach ...
Sep 10, 2014
WARNING: FAKE TAN OVERLOAD. Amateur bodybuilders from across America flocked to LA's Venice Beach to strut their stuff at this year's event.

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Metta World Peace Dresses Up As Panda In Street League Game
Sep 6, 2014
The Panda’s Friend made his Venice Beach debut. Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace —...

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NYFW Beauty: Get Creatures of the Wind's L.A. Skater Boy Hair
Sep 5, 2014
The classic Venice Beach look infiltrates New York City on day one of fashion's big dance

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Diver rescued after kayak overturns near Venice Beach
Sep 5, 2014
Paramedics rescued a free diver who was clinging to his overturned kayak in the Gulf of Mexico near

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Captain arrested after sailboat washes ashore
Sep 3, 2014
The captain and owner of a 40-foot sailboat was arrested after his vessel ran aground and began to capsize at California’s Venice Beach early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

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40-foot sailboat runs aground in Venice Beach; captain is arrested
Sep 2, 2014
The captain of a 40-foot sailboat was arrested for allegedly being drunk when the craft ran aground overnight on Venice Beach.

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Sailboat Washes Ashore On Venice Beach
Sep 2, 2014
A sailboat washed ashore in Venice with four people stuck onboard, officials said Tuesday.

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Captain Arrested After Boat Runs Aground Near Venice Beach
Sep 2, 2014
The captain of a sailboat has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach. City News Service reports the boat hit the beach between the Venice and Santa Monica piers shortly after midnight Tuesday.

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Sailboat Captain Arrested After Crashing Craft Into Venice Beach
Sep 2, 2014
The captain of a sailboat was arrested after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach early this morning,authorities said. The sailboat ran aground between the Venice and Santa Monica piers around midnight, said Sgt. G. Montoya of the sheriff's Marina del Rey Station. Los Angeles police officers arrived first and helped four people get from the boat to shore, said Lt. Marco ...

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Captain arrested after boat runs aground in LA
Sep 2, 2014
The captain of a sailboat has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach.

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Teen Project, Fostering Dreams partner to raise awareness about homeless youth exiting foster care
Sep 1, 2014
The Teen Project and Fostering Dreams through Dance partner up to bring the Flash Mob phenomenon to Venice Beach and raise awareness about homeless youth exiting foster care.

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High surf: man in grave condition after rescue in Venice Beach
Aug 30, 2014
File photo of high surf on July 24, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. David McNew/Getty Images A 27-year-old man vacationing from Chicago had to be pulled from the water and given CPR in Venice Beach Thursday evening.

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The Teen Project Partnering with Fostering Dreams through Dance "Flash Mob" to End Youth Homelessness
Aug 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teen Project and Fostering Dreams through Dance partner up to bring the Flash Mob phenomenon to Venice Beach and raise awareness about homeless youth exiting foster care.  Flash Mob to End Homelessness will be hitting the Venice Beach Boardwalk, at the very end of Windward Ave, this Friday, August 8th at 3pm.

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Venice Lightning Strike Survivor Meets His Rescuers
Aug 29, 2014
A month and a day has passed since the fatal lightning strike suddenly hit the shore off Venice Beach, hospitalizing about a dozen people. One of the most critically injured patients was reunited with his rescuers by the Venice Pier Thursday.

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Venice plans facelift for historic beach pavilion
Aug 29, 2014
The Venice City Council decided at a Friday morning budget workshop to move forward with securing

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Rescued surfer regains pulse
Aug 29, 2014
Drowning victim who tangled with big waves off Venice Beach ‘has a fighting chance’ to recover By Gary Walker A surfer whose heart had stopped beating when dragged from Hurricane Marie-induced heavy seas yesterday at Venice Beach regained a pulse…

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Lightning strike survivor: I was ‘dead on the spot’ before daughter pulled me from water
Aug 29, 2014
"I was basically dead on the spot," he said during the Thursday news conference.

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Before & Afters: 9 Vintage Los Angeles Postcards and the Same Views Today
Aug 28, 2014
1910s postcard of Venice Beach at Pacific Avenue and Windward Los Angeles used to be a fun, colorful place full of joy and wonder but today it's a drab wasteland full of overpriced stores and very few miniature railways....

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This week’s best travel deals
Aug 28, 2014
Bargains include Downtown Disney hotels in Orlando; Princess Cruises; and airfare from Dulles to Istanbul.

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Southern California gets more waves as storm eases
Aug 28, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

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Venice Beach lightning strike survivor shares story
Aug 28, 2014
A Los Angeles County lifeguard who survived a lightning strike in Venice Beach tells his story.

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27-year-old surfer almost drowns at Venice Beach
Aug 28, 2014
A 27-year-old man vacationing from Chicago almost drowned while he was surfing in Venice Beach on Thursday.

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Venice Beach beating caught on camera; suspects sought
Aug 28, 2014
A brutal attack was caught on camera in Venice Beach, and police are asking for the public's help to catch the suspects.

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Venice Lightning Strike Survivor: Learn CPR And Save A Life
Aug 28, 2014
A Venice Beach doctor who was struck by lightning says learning CPR can save a life.

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LAPD seeks witnesses in Venice Boardwalk beating
Aug 27, 2014
Los Angeles police Wednesday night were seeking witnesses to a brutal beating at Venice Beach that was captured on video footage and posted on YouTube.

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Police Ask Public For Information On Apparent Fight Along Venice Beach Boardwalk
Aug 27, 2014
Police are seeking more information from the public about a video showing an apparent fight along Venice Beach.

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Venice Beach: Where the music was born
Aug 21, 2014
Venice Beach has a big musical history - from Jim Morrison and The Doors to the slightly less famous Jonathan Richman.

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For chic cyclists, San Francisco's Timbuk2 opens on Venice Beach
Aug 21, 2014
San Francisco-based Timbuk2, known for its functional, customizable bike messenger bags, has come south, opening a new location on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Calif.

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Tesla Model S Lowest Daily Rate in the World
Aug 20, 2014
VENICE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most renowned car rental groups in the area is now offering Tesla Model S Performance at the lowest daily rate in the world. The MPG Car Rental group already has a long standing history of providing locals with reliable services in car rentals at extremely affordable prices. Now the group is offering Tesla rental vehicles for just ...

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The Internet: Venice Beach, Echo Park Lake, Pershing Square, and More LA Parks Getting Free WiFi Starting This Week
Aug 18, 2014
While LA's still working on that free, citywide internet plan, the LA Department of Recreation and Parks has gotten busy launching a pilot program that will bring free WiFi to six parks scattered across the city: Cabrillo Beach, Echo...

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Andrew Keegan, 10 Things I Hate About You Star, Starts Own Religion: Details
Aug 17, 2014
No hate here! Andrew Keegan has started his own religion, Vice reports. The actor -- best known for his role as jerk Joey Donner in 1999's 10 Things I Hate About You -- leased a building in Venice Beach, Calif., for his spiritual movement called Full Circle.

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’90s heartthrob Andrew Keegan starts religion
Aug 17, 2014
Keegan is the leader of the Full Circle movement located out of Venice Beach. 

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Former Teen Heartthrob Andrew Keegan Starts An Experimental Religion! All The Deets HERE!
Aug 17, 2014
We definitely didn't see this one coming! Andrew Keegan of 10 Things I Hate About You fame recently started his own religion and the movement sounds VERY interesting. The '90s heartthrob was inspired to organize 'The True Circle,' after he was brutally attacked in Venice Beach–the same day a tsunami hit Japan. The 'synchronity' of the [...]

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Andrew Keegan of '10 Things I Hate About You’ Starts Religion: ‘There's Power in Crystals…’
Aug 17, 2014
Actor and '90s heartthrob Andrew Keegan has created a religion. Fifteen years after starring in the Shakespeare-for-teens classic “10 Things I Hate About You,” he finds himself heading up a Venice Beach-based “spiritual movement” called Full Circle. It all started after he was jumped by a Venice Beach, Calif. gang in 2011. ”The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time ...

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Dangerous lightning expected to return to L.A. on Sunday
Aug 17, 2014
Forecasters warned that isolated thunderstorms were expected to head back to Los Angeles County on Sunday, as monsoonal moisture heads in from Mexico.

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Witnesses horrified by deadly lightning strike at L.A. beach
Aug 17, 2014
On the Venice boardwalk, the freak weather seemed to come out of nowhere on a hot, muggy Sunday.

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Venice Beach lightning strikes prompt beach safety review
Aug 13, 2014
Traffic jams and confusion could have been avoided with a public address system, neighborhood leaders say By Gary Walker The freak Venice Beach lightning strikes that killed a college student and sent eight others to the hospital on July 31…

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Venice Beach Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Youth Homelessness
Aug 9, 2014
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. The young dancers, many of whom were once homeless, attracted a crowd of onlookers as they performed a choreographed routine to ...

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Keeping cool in Santa Monica
Aug 9, 2014
From muscle mutts on Venice Beach to the world's only solar-powered ferris wheel, Santa Monica is a beachside city with abundant amusements.

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Frantic 911 Calls Released Of Witnesses Needing Help After Fatal Lightning Strike
Aug 8, 2014
"We need paramedics!" one woman screamed into the phone.

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Bonin draws line in the sand on Venice Beach boardwalk chaos
Aug 6, 2014
Calling Ocean Front Walk an ‘apocalyptic scene,’ he vows to ‘marshal every city resource to turn it around’ By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki Not even 36 hours after holding a press conference in Venice to tout a local beautification…

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Canyon News - Lightning Strikes Venice Beach
Aug 4, 2014
SANTA MONICA —Lightning struck along Venice Beach in Southern California at around 2:51 p.m. on July 27 resulting in one individual being killed and 13 others being injured.

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‘It sounded like the world was breaking’
Aug 1, 2014
Lightning strikes at Venice Beach kill swimmer, injure 13 others By Gary Walker A 20-year-old swimmer was killed and 13 others were injured Sunday during a freak thunderstorm in which multiple lightning strikes hit the water and the sand at…

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Free Music and Arts Festival on August 23 - Venice Beach Music Festival
Jul 31, 2014
The lure of Western skies and employment prompted young women in the 1880s to apply to be waitresses at Harvey House restaurants built along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents two programs this coming weekend on the educated and genteel women who became known as Harvey Girls.

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Venice lightning victim: Autopsy results in
Jul 31, 2014
Friends and family will mourn on Thursday a 20-year-old man who died after lightning struck Venice Beach.

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LA County lifeguards to develop beach-clearing protocol for lightning storms following death
Jul 31, 2014
There were no warnings to swimmers at Venice Beach to get out of the water or seek shelter because a thunderstorm was approaching. Witnesses said it started to rain and thunder, and though some people got out of the ocean at that time, many continued to swim.

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Judy Garland's 'The Harvey Girls,' Sundance's NEXT FEST and more special movie screenings in the Los Angeles area
Jul 31, 2014
The lure of Western skies and employment prompted young women in the 1880s to apply to be waitresses at Harvey House restaurants built along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents two programs this coming weekend on the educated and genteel women who became known as Harvey Girls.

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More than 1,400 lightning strikes hit Southern California over weekend
Jul 30, 2014
More than 1,400 lightning strikes jolted Southern California over the weekend during a rare summer thunderstorm in which a 20-year-old man died and several others were injured, officials said.

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Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
Jul 30, 2014
Doves fly away over a memorial paddle-out for Joe Larson, the original owner of Hinano, as the US Coast Guard holds training exercises at Venice Beach in Los Angeles Monday, July 28, 2014. Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning ...

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Venice Beach lightning storm victim was electrocuted, coroner says
Jul 30, 2014
A 20-year-old man who died after a freak lightning storm hit while he was in the water at Venice Beach was electrocuted, the Los Angeles County coroner said.

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Venice Lightning Strike Victim’s Mother Writes Touching Obituary
Jul 30, 2014
The mother of 20-year-old USC student Nick Fagnano, who passed away Sunday after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach, has written a touching obituary for her son.

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Lightning at Venice Beach Shows California Faces Weird Weather
Jul 29, 2014
Could drought be destabilizing California weather? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Man Critically Injured In Venice Beach Lightning Strike Is ‘Making A Good Recovery’
Jul 29, 2014
The man who was critically injured by a lightning strike over the weekend was "making a good recovery" Tuesday, according to an official.

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Beach lightning storm: Critically injured man was off-duty lifeguard
Jul 29, 2014
A 55-year-old man who remains hospitalized after the rare lightning storm at Venice Beach this past weekend is a Los Angeles County lifeguard who was off duty at the time, officials said.

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California lifeguard injured by lightning improves
Jul 29, 2014
An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.

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Rare, fatal lightning strikes at Venice Beach
Jul 28, 2014
Fatal lightning strikes in the US are on the decline as awareness of risky activities rises. But one man was killed Sunday while swimming off Venice Beach, Calif., after several lightning bolts hit the area.

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1 Killed, 14 Injured by Lightning Strike at Venice Beach
Jul 28, 2014
Lightning struck California's Venice Beach Sunday afternoon, producing some tragic results. A 20-year-old died in the hospital following the strike, officials tell Today, and 14...

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Venice Beach lightning-strike victim identified
Jul 28, 2014
A swimmer who was killed after lightning struck Venice Beach on Sunday has been identified.

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1 Dead, 13 Injured After Lightning Strikes Venice Beach
Jul 28, 2014
VENICE BEACH, California – A sunny day at California’s famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20′s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles Coroner’s office. It’s too early to determine whether he died as a result of “a lightning ...

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Man dies after Venice Beach lightning strike
Jul 28, 2014
A 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Lifeguards bring a victim of the strike to shore on Venice Beach.

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Weather Gang: Rare California lightning storm leaves one man dead, a dozen injured
Jul 28, 2014
Lightning struck Venice Beach as rare thunderstorms pushed north through southern California on Sunday.

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Beach lightning-strike survivors recall shock, sensation of jolt
Jul 28, 2014
Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday.

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Freak lightning kills L.A. resident, a 'kid every parent would want'
Jul 28, 2014
As a freak thunderstorm materialized above him, Nick Fagnano walked out into the waves off Venice Beach to rinse the sand off. Moments later, his body was being pulled from the water as bolts of lightning sent thousands of people scattering.

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Lightning strikes 14 people in Los Angeles; 1 dead
Jul 28, 2014
VENICE BEACH, Calif. — A sunny day at California’s famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20′s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles […]

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1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California
Jul 28, 2014
VENICE BEACH, Cali. — A sunny day at California’s famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20’s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles […]

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Lightning strikes 14 people in Southern Calif.; 1 dead
Jul 28, 2014
Authorities say lightning hit 13 people at L.A.'s Venice Beach, killing 1; man also struck on Catalina Island

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Deadly California Lightning Storm 'Sounded Like a Sonic Boom'
Jul 28, 2014
A rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., today, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island.

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Rare lightning storm at LA beach kills 1, injures 13
Jul 28, 2014
Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops.

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Rare Lightning Strike Injures Nine at Venice Beach
Jul 27, 2014
Two to three people were possibly struck by lightning in Venice and man was reportedly struck in Avalon.

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Lightning strikes 14 people in Calif.; 1 dead
Jul 27, 2014
Authorities say lightning hit 13 people at LA's Venice Beach, killing 1; man also struck on Catalina Island

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Seven injured by lightning in California
Jul 27, 2014
Danielle Haynes VENICE BEACH, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Lightning strikes injure up to seven people in Venice Beach, Calif.

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Lightning kills 1, hurts 12 on beach
Jul 27, 2014
Up to seven people were injured Sunday afternoon after a rare lightning strike at California's Venice Beach.

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Lightning Kills Swimmer, Injures 12 Others on California Beach
Jul 27, 2014
A rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., today, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island.

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California lightning strike leaves one dead and 13 injured
Jul 27, 2014
A 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. One witness described seeing a "flash of light and a boom" as the lightning struck.

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Man Dies After Freak Lightning Hits Beachgoers
Jul 27, 2014
Panic broke out at Los Angeles' Venice Beach when lightning struck, with eyewitnesses saying screams could be heard everywhere.

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Lightning strikes 9 people in California
Jul 27, 2014
Authorities say 8 people hit by lighting on popular Venice Beach boardwalk; man also struck on Santa Catalina Island

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1 killed, 12 injured in lightning strike
Jul 27, 2014
Nine people were injured Sunday afternoon after a rare lightning strike at California's Venice Beach.

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Two critical after US lightning strike
Jul 27, 2014
Thirteen people have been struck by lightning on California's Venice Beach and a 14th on a golf course.

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Lightning Kills Swimmer, Injures 13 Others on California Beach
Jul 27, 2014
A rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., today, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island.

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Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt
Jul 27, 2014
One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

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Man dies after lightning strikes 13 people in Venice Beach
Jul 27, 2014
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Man dead after Venice Beach lightning
Jul 27, 2014
A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. John Kades with the Los Angeles Coroner's office told CNN a man in his mid-20's died at Marina ...

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Venice Beach Lightning Strike Leaves One Dead, One In Critical Condition
Jul 27, 2014
A 20-year-old male swimmer was killed and another person remains in critical condition after a frightening lightning strike at Southern California’s Venice Beach.

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Venice Beach lightning strikes hurt 8
Jul 27, 2014
At least nine people are reported to have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms in California.

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Venice Beach lightning strikes hurt 9
Jul 27, 2014
At least nine people are reported to have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms in California.

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Venice Beach lightning strikes hurt 14
Jul 27, 2014
One person is dead, and at least 14 people are reported to have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms in California.

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Lightning strike hits Venice Beach; 2 critically injured
Jul 27, 2014
Two people were critically injured after lightning struck Venice Beach on Sunday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

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1 dead, a dozen injured after lightning strike hits Venice Beach
Jul 27, 2014
One patient had to be pulled from the water, but it was not immediately clear if it was the man who later died.

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Hoges finalises divorce
Jul 25, 2014
Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan has granted the mother of his son a lump sum and joint custody in divorce.

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Paul Hogan has divorced Linda Kozlowski
Jul 25, 2014
Linda - with whom he shares custody of his son, Chance, 15 - will receive no child support in addition to her cut but will be allowed to live at the former couple's Venice Beach home until 2018 or until she remarries again, reports TMZ.

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Paul Hogan divorces Linda Kozlowski but keeps 'Crocodile Dundee'
Jul 24, 2014
Paul Hogan can now say, “that’s not a settlement. That’s a settlement” after successfully finalising his divorce while managing to hold on to the love of his life – Mick Dundee.

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Country by the sea
Jul 23, 2014
Songstress Eileen Carey returns to Summer Fest on Venice Beach By Carl Kozlowski In a place famous for rock bands like The Beach Boys and The Doors, singer-songwriter Eileen Carey is breaking the mold en route to success. For Carey,…

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Paul Hogan finalises divorce
Jul 23, 2014
After 23 years of marriage Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski have officially called it quits.

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Country in the Sand
Jul 23, 2014
Country in the Sand

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Finding A Run In Los Angeles
Jul 23, 2014
Visit ESPN.com for the complete story.

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Harry Perry: Point Break
Jul 22, 2014
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These Maps Show Just How Fast California Has Slipped Into a Devastating Drought
Jul 22, 2014
Here in Southern California, water use has actually risen. The bright red on the maps represents areas afflicted by extreme drought. Now, seven months later, nearly 82 percent of California is suffering from extreme drought.

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Greensboro runners to join ‘female Forrest Gump’ as she jogs across the country for veterans
Jul 20, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The “female Forrest Gump” plans to jog through Greensboro on Tuesday as part of a cross-country run to raise awareness about veterans’ issues. Anna Judd plans to jog through Greensboro as part of a run across the country. Organizers said she left from Venice Beach on March 22 and is heading to New […]

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Watch Alex Pettyfer Panic When Confronted by Actual Tough Guys on Venice Beach
Jul 19, 2014
“Magic Mike” star Alex Pettyfer might want to pump some heavier iron before he shows his now heavily bearded face at Venice's Muscle Beach again. Apparently, the whole thing began when passerby Pettyfer asked “How much you lift?” in a way that sounded mocking to the weightlifters.

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‘Female Forrest Gump’ to jog through Greensboro as part of cross-country run
Jul 18, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The “female Forrest Gump” plans to run through Greensboro on Tuesday as part of a cross-country run to raise awareness about veterans’ issues. Anna Judd plans to jog through Greensboro as part of a run across the country. Organizers said she left from Venice Beach on March 22 and is heading to New […]

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Best of the Bay 2013: BEST CHILL TREAT
Jul 18, 2014
"Rich and creamy, baked with love, and served chilled for the California heat" — did Schulzies Bread Pudding sound intriguing until that "chilled" part?

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Waterspout forms off Venice Beach
Jul 17, 2014
If you were anywhere near Venice Beach Wednesday afternoon, you may have seen a frightening and amazing display from Mother Nature. 

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Today's urban beach escape: Vancouver, British Columbia
Jul 17, 2014
They’re cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. If you’re the type of restless vacationer whose threshold for lounging by the pool is two days max, and you’re looking for world class dining and shopping, check out Canada's answer to Hollywood and Venice Beach: Vancouver ...

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Mila J Takes On Venice Beach In New Photoshoot
Jul 15, 2014
Earlier this year, we were reintroduced to Jhené Aiko’s older sister Mila J, through her buzz track, “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” and it looks as though she’s gonna shake things up even more when Trey Songz decides to release the Mila J-assisted track, “Disrespectful” as a single off of his new album. In the meantime, Mila […]

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At Venice Beach, Rich, Poor And Middle Class Coexist
Jul 13, 2014
Economists say lower-income Americans are better off when they live in an area with a diversity of income levels. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports on an area with a wide range of economic diversity, California's Venice Beach.

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11 Things That Happen When Josh Duhamel Dresses as a Pink Bunny
Jul 11, 2014
Josh Duhamel hopped right into our hearts when he dressed as a pink bunny on Wednesday in Venice Beach, CA. Though he may do this at home to impress his son, Axl , he was actually in costume for a good cause, reading the book Bunny Cakes for Jumpstart's children's charity Read For the Record . He engaged in all sorts of fun activities, from literally hopping to playing basketball, while walking ...

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County unveils improved beach map
Jul 11, 2014
Coastside residents who frequent local beaches may already know when and where to forgo swimming due to heightened bacteria levels. But for recent transplants or out-of-towners, there’s a new online t

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No-swim advisory issued for Bird Key Park
Jul 11, 2014
This is the third such advisory for Sarasota County beaches in the past two weeks.

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Notes from a cocktail engineer
Jul 11, 2014
Back in 2004, I founded, launched, and authored the bartending seminars for Asian Bartending Academy with hopes of professionalizing the nightlife service industry. Since I returned to Manila with my wife and children two years ago, I’ve been serving as a bar consultant and have developed specialty cocktail menus to a variety of clientele such as as 71Gram, Whitehouse Boracay, and Edsa Shangri ...

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Letter to the Editor: San Clemente… The Next Venice Beach?
Jul 9, 2014
Anthony LaFrano, San Clemente I need to respond to Karen Reisdorf’s letter (“Seek Out the Compassionate Route on Homeless Issue,” June 19) calling one reader “ignorant” for not wanting a homeless shelter in our city. I too wish to be one of the ignorant who does not want a shelter in our town. Ms. […]

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Kelly Brook flashes underwear on bike ride with fiance David McIntosh
Jul 8, 2014
The 34-year-old model and the former Gladiators star looked to be having a whale of a time on two wheels in Venice Beach.

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Nokomis Beach reopens to swimmers
Jul 8, 2014
A no-swim advisory is lifted after water tests came back on Tuesday afternoon.

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How Toxic Is Your Neighborhood's Air? This Map Knows for Sure
Jul 8, 2014
Thanks to growing concern about the health dangers of inhaling smog and particle pollution, over the past 20 years weather forecasts have given us a daily download on our local air quality. To do that, forecasters tap the Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index, which rates conditions in 900 counties across America. The EPA simply doesn’t have enough monitoring stations to be able to ...

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Cheeky! Kelly Brook flashes her floral knickers during Venice Beach bike ride
Jul 8, 2014
IT MAY be hot in Los Angeles, but yesterday Kelly Brook flashed a little more flesh than she intended to.

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Venice Beach guide: California's boho beach community is a must-visit if going to LA
Jul 7, 2014
If you are visiting California, don’t pass up the chance to experience the unique charms of Venice Beach. Set alongside Santa Monica on the east coast of Los Angeles, Venice is about as edgy as you’re going to get for an LA beach resort.

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Best Hotels With Free Breakfast In Los Angeles
Jul 5, 2014
Los Angeles is full of hotel treasures, each with their own unique amenity offerings, but it is the complimentary breakfast fares that set these apart from the rest.

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Aussies drink to American independence
Jul 4, 2014
JASON Dundas and his mate Nathaniel Buzolic attended a party in Malibu, Los Angeles, while Laura Csortan spent the day chilling on Venice Beach.

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Indiana ranks 21st of 30 states for beach quality
Jul 4, 2014
An environmental group ranks Indiana 21st out of 30 states for beach water quality in 2013.

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No-swim advisory issued for Nokomis Beach
Jul 3, 2014
High bacteria levels are blamed for second county closure in a week.

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As Kelly Brook outfit strikes BUM note here's our verdict on other celebs' romper suits
Jul 3, 2014
These tricky to wear all-in-ones can be hideously unflattering, as Kelly, 34, demonstrated on LA’s Venice Beach. The perils are endless. If your romper suit is too short in the body it will ride up and give you what is affectionately referred to in fashion circles as ‘camel toe’.

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Summer 2014 Style Guide
Jul 2, 2014
We took to Venice Beach this past weekend to soak up the sun in our newest summer threads. We started the afternoon walking past provocative bikini contests and Venice's infamous live graffiti walls on our way to the beach's shoreline.

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UPDATE: OK to swim again at Venice Beach
Jun 28, 2014
No-swim advisory was lifted Saturday

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Bacteria keeps waters closed at Venice Beach
Jun 27, 2014
No-swim advisory remains in effect Friday, and could last until Tuesday.

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10 Best Bars In Venice
Jun 27, 2014
With its famous beach, boardwalk and plethora of bars, Venice Beach is the perfect place to raise a glass.

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Anna Runs America, Part 1
Jun 26, 2014
On June 15th, three strangers from California arrived in Meridian, MS. One of them was burnt, bitten and exhausted. The Woman's name was Anna Judd, and she was running across America.

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'No Swim' advisory at Venice Beach
Jun 26, 2014
High concentrations of bacteria are blamed.

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No swim advisory issued for Venice Beach
Jun 26, 2014
The results of follow-up water testing will be available on Friday, June 27.                

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Segway Ban On Venice's Ocean Front Walk Strengthened
Jun 26, 2014
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. While two-wheeled vehicles were already not allowed on public walkways next to the beach, businesses were still trying to rent out Segways with three or more wheels, saying the city's restrictions did not apply ...

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Venice Murals To Be Restored As Part Of $750,000 Program
Jun 26, 2014
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. About $400,000 will be used for the upkeep and preservation of murals deemed "historically significant" by the city. Another $300,000 will be evenly distributed to each of the city's 15 council ...

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City Council ousts scooters from Venice boardwalk
Jun 24, 2014
It's feet only on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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City Council Bans Segways, Other Scooters Along Venice Boardwalk
Jun 24, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban the use of Segways and other similar electric and hybrid personal vehicles or scooters along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Boardwalking: Segways Could Be Banned From the Venice Boardwalk
Jun 24, 2014
It's hard to believe that somewhere, anywhere, there are so many people riding Segways that it's causing a problem, but that's just the case in Venice, where the two-wheeled, battery-powered contraption is on the verge of being kicked off...

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I Got a Weed License in Minutes
Jun 24, 2014
Ever wondered how easy it is to get a medical marijuana license? One doctor went to Venice Beach to find out—and illuminated tons of problems with the current state of legal weed.

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National Stress Pandemic Will End In California
Jun 24, 2014
NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an effort to encourage people to de-stress, Paul Huljich, author and stress management expert, is awarding a prize trip for two to sunny Los Angeles. The trip will include airfare, a three-night stay in Hotel MdR, a Hilton DoubleTree close to boating, entertainment, shopping, and dining in Marina Del Rey, and Venice Beach. The winners will also ...

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CAA Buys Experiential Marketer PGW
Jun 23, 2014
CAA has acquired PGW, a full-service experiential marketing company run by Russ Jones that provides sports marketing programs, lifestyle marketing services, guerilla and grassroots and mobile marketing campaigns, live event production and event marketing strategies, and buzz and viral marketing services. The agency is headquartered in Venice Beach with branches across the country and 165 ...

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Man on the Street: California Chrome is a ...
Jun 21, 2014
Aja Dang went to Venice Beach, Calif., to find out if people knew anything about California Chrome. 

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Aja Dang on the scene: Do people in L.A. know anything about the Kings?
Jun 21, 2014
The Los Angeles Kings are trying to win their second Stanley Cup in three years. How well do people in L.A. know the Kings. Our own Aja Dang went to Venice Beach to find out.

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AMC's 'Freakshow' highlights the Venice Beach live show focused on challenging people's perceptions
Jun 21, 2014
It's a bit of a circus at the Venice Beach "Freakshow." You're probably thinking we're referring to the chaotic boardwalk, but we're actually talking about the long-standing show taking place amidst it all. "That's funny, but we are the freak show," said Todd Ray.

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Venice City Council To Consider Banning Segways From Boardwalk
Jun 21, 2014
The Venice City Council will consider banning Segways from the boardwalk after the city's transportation committee Wednesday supported the ordinance.

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Riding Shotgun With Food Truck King Roy Choi
Jun 20, 2014
It’s midmorning at the Venice Beach Pier in Los Angeles, and we are desperately in search of Roy Choi . A photographer, his crew and I have arrived at the designated meeting place, on time, but Choi—one of the hottest figures in the food world right now, well on his way to becoming a megabrand that started, improbably, with a beat-up taco truck on the streets of this mother of a city—is nowhere ...

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Tourist traps - and how to avoid them
Jun 20, 2014
Forget overpriced boardwalk food or tacky souvenirs. Save your money and avoid these tourist traps with tips from Travelocity’s Courtney Scott.1. Times Square in New York City It is the center of entertainment universe, an intersection where culture, music, and commerce all converge. But Times Square can be overwhelming if you don't know the do's and don'ts.

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Bitcoin ATMs Go Hollywood
Jun 19, 2014
Locali Conscious Convenience Welcomes Southern California's First Robocoin Bitcoin ATMs to Venice and Hollywood Locations (PRWeb June 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11949595.htm

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Author Blake Nelson on The Prince of Venice Beach And The Rebirth of YA Literature
Jun 16, 2014
The author of Girl and Paranoid Park discusses the state of YA literature

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Insider’s California: Where to play, stay, eat for L.A. weekend
Jun 16, 2014
A 48-hour itinerary embracing Santa Monica, Little Osaka and Venice Beach neighborhoods plus Hollywood, of course, and more.

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Man Found Dead Behind Venice Beach Handball Courts
Jun 15, 2014
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. The name of the man, who was in his 50s, was not immediately revealed, nor was the cause of death.

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Wine Broker Brings London Experience To Venice Beach
Jun 15, 2014
Though he first started out in the wine brokerage industry on a whim, Alex 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. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Westgarth had ...

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Man hitches a ride on a whale shark
Jun 15, 2014
A charter captain goes on a fishing trip 16 miles off Venice Beach and does more than just catch "the big one."                

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Snapchat weak on protecting user privacy, report finds
Jun 13, 2014
This is a week that Snapchat probably wishes were over. Days after the mobile messaging app was slammed by government regulators for misleading users about the ephemerality of photo messages, a leading civil liberties organization singled the company out for being particularly weak on...

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Snapchat weak on protecting user privacy, advocacy group's report says
Jun 13, 2014
This is a week that Snapchat probably wishes were over. Days after the mobile messaging app was slammed by government regulators for misleading users about the ephemerality of photo messages, a leading civil liberties organization singled the company out for being particularly weak on...

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Vail Daily travel feature: 48 hours in L.A.
Jun 7, 2014
Men turn into birds at the cement playground that is Venice Beach Skatepark.

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Weekend Open House: New "Eco-Architectural" in Venice Asking $2.8 Million
Jun 7, 2014
Open House: Sunday, May 25, 2014 between 2 PM - 5 PM 630 Woodlawn Avenue, Venice Price: $2,800,000 Beds, Baths: 3 beds, 3.5 baths Floor Area: 2,800 sq. ft. Per the Listing:...

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Learning to love L.A.
Jun 6, 2014
Megalopolis can be intimidating, but a little exploring reveals plenty of first-class art, eats and attractions

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Showtime Developing 1980s Rehab Drama Produced By Robert Downey Jr.
Jun 3, 2014
EXCLUSIVE : I’ve learned that Showtime has put in development a drama from writer Gary Lennon, Robert Downey Jr. & Susan Downey’s Team Downey banner and Sony Pictures TV. I hear the pay cable network landed the project in a competitive situation. Written by Lennon ( Orange Is the New Black, Justified ), the untitled drama is set in 1983 and follows a rehab/therapeutic community in Venice Beach ...

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Filipinos dominate iconic Muscle Beach competition
Jun 3, 2014
By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau June 3, 2014 VENICE BEACH, Calif. – A team of large muscled Filipinos took on the Mecca of body building this week. The Makisig Muscle Warriors made up of four Philippine-born buff guys won five trophies at the 2014 Muscle Beach International. The Muscle Beach competition was the […]

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House Votes to Stop Using Your Tax Dollars to Fight Medicinal Marijuana
May 30, 2014
Somewhere on Venice Beach, a job-creating medicinal marijuana dispenser just exhaled with relief. The House of Representatives just voted 219 to 189 to stop the Drug Enforcement Agency from using federal funds to crack down on state-licensed medicinal marijuana dispensaries.  This is only a small step for proponents of the medicinal marijuana. As The Huffington Post explains, the House vote was ...

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Amaya Dons Uniform to Lead Slam in 150-109 Win
May 30, 2014
MONTEBELLO, Calif. - The Bellingham Slam's Tyler Amaya assumed the role of player-coach and scored 39 points to lead the Slam to a 150-109 win over the Venice Beach Warriors in an IBL-WCBL interleague game in Los Angeles on Friday.

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The Future Of Breaking News Is Here
May 30, 2014
The internet has given us faster and more transparent access to breaking news than ever before, and that’s a good thing. The challenge comes in when you consider how much of the news being shared by major media outlets is sensationalized and skews negative, overly focused on problems without offering any clear solutions. This can leave people feeling powerless and depressed to the point where ...

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Inside Anna Paquin's Liquid Lunch
May 30, 2014
A liquid lunch certainly means something different to the True Blood star than it means to us!

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Solmart Media LLC Acquires Heartland Broadcasting's WZSP-FM and WZZS-FM to Service the Hispanic Market in Southwest ...
May 29, 2014
MIAMI -- Today, Solmart Media LLC completed its acquisition of Heartland Broadcasting stations WZSP-FM, licensed to Nocatee, FL. and WZZS-FM, licensed to Zolfo Springs, FL. The properties currently serve ...

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Hundreds Of Students March Venice Streets In Wake Of Santa Barbara Shooting
May 28, 2014
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. Hosting the event was Heavenly Culture, World Peace (HWPL), an international nonprofit with a branch in Los Angeles that promotes peace initiatives through culture, arts, policy, and religion ...

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'Freakshow' video: Hooks, drills and weddings at the Venice Beach live event
May 27, 2014
"Freakshow," AMC's reality show about an unusual "family" performing in Venice Beach, Calif., recently held a special live event to show press just what the performers could do. Watch videos showing Morgue, Asia Ray, Amazing Ali, Wee Matt McCarthy and more of the stars of "Freakshow."Warning: Some of these videos might be a little disturbing. Watch at your own risk.First up, boss Todd Ray talks ...

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After Santa Barbara shootings, 500 march for peace
May 27, 2014
In the wake of the tragic Santa Barbara shootings that led to the death of seven young people, 500 students and local community nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach to rally against violence and war on Saturday, May 24. Hosting the event was Heavenly Culture, World Peace (HWPL), an international nonprofit with a branch in Los Angeles that promotes peace initiatives through culture ...

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How to Become an American Ninja Warrior
May 23, 2014
Each year, hundreds of athletic and agile competitors descend upon Venice Beach, Calif., in a bid to become the very first American Ninja Warrior, which returns Monday (9/8c, NBC). But what, exactly, does it take to become a Ninja? I decided to take up the challenge ? or fail trying!

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Review: Favreau's 'Chef' cooked to perfection
May 22, 2014
[...] two-thirds into "Chef," the movie is still revealing itself and presenting surprises, not earth-shaking turns of story, but rich little moments between people. Favreau himself plays Carl, a chef who started out 10 years ago as a young up-and-comer and has now fallen into a groove of fried scallops and lava cake. (Actually, the less adventurous food here looks just as delicious as the more ...

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Anjelica Huston puts $70k worth of her red carpet gowns up for sale
May 21, 2014
The 62-year-old said that she decided to do a big spring clean after finally selling the 11,000-square-foot property she shared with her late sculptor husband, Robert Graham, in Venice Beach, California, this April.

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Woman runs 40 miles a day to support veterans
May 21, 2014
DALLAS, TX – Anna Judd runs a little more than a marathon a day; that’s right, couch potatoes, a day! Her journey started in Venice Beach, California about a month ago and she plans to reach her destination, the big …

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Black Scale VV Summer 2014 Collection Lookbook
May 20, 2014
Shot in Venice Beach, California, by local photographer Cesario “Block” Montano, the lookbook for Black Scale‘s VV Summer 2014 collection is imbued with a distinct… via Emag.co.uk

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Memorial Day traffic expected to spike
May 19, 2014
Southern Californians who plan to travel Memorial Day weekend can expect the good, the bad and the ugly. The "good" will be warm, sunny weather. The "bad" will be gasoline prices slightly higher than the same time last year. The "ugly" will be a surge in freeway gridlock that can increase the...

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What Venice Beach Could Look Like As Sea Levels Rise
May 19, 2014
  Sure, we've all heard about rising ocean tides caused by climate change. But actually visualizing what an iconic but vulnerable place like Venice Beach might look like when the sea rises really drives the point home. [ more › ]

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Venice without the beach
May 18, 2014
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold: New reports of ice sheets melting more rapidly than expected in Antarctica have renewed interest in what is likely to happen here as things melt down there. Take a look at Venice Beach--without the beach that is.

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MPG Car Rental: The Premier Southern California All Hybrid Car Rental Service
May 16, 2014
VENICE BEACH, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPG Car Rental has announced a bold new strategy to save their customers money and help save the planet at the same time. They now have an entire fleet of green vehicles which focuses solely on Hybrid, Electric, and Clean Diesel cars and vehicles. A steadily growing number of people are extremely interested and concerned about environmental ...

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Andre Murray dominates in Volcanoes' California road trip, earns POTW recognition
May 16, 2014
The southern California sunshine was kind to 6'2" G Andre Murray and the Vancouver Volcanoes, as the team kept their undefeated streak alive, and Murray, an LA native, padded his impressive opening season stats even more.

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Sunbather Hit By County Truck on Venice Beach
May 15, 2014
The woman was alert following the incident, and was taken to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, where she was listed in serious condition.

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Sunbathing Woman On Venice Beach Run Over By County SUV
May 15, 2014
A 49-year-old woman was seriously injured after an L.A. County maintenance vehicle hit her while she was sunbathing at Venice Beach on Wednesday. [ more › ]

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These Sharks Are the OGs of Venice Beach
May 15, 2014
Specs Who Brian Ford (l.), co-founder, ecd, and Chris Raih, co-founder, managing director What Full-service creative agency Where Venice, Calif. What if not all sharks live in the water? A block east of the Pacific—one block from GQ’s “ coolest block in America ”—you’ll find Zambezi , founded eight years ago by the OGs of Silicon Beach, ex-Wieden + Kennedy staffers Chris Raih and Brian Ford. In ...

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Sunbathing Woman Run Over By County SUV On Sand At Venice Beach
May 15, 2014
A 49-year-old woman was struck and seriously injured by a county beach maintenance vehicle while sunbathing at Venice Beach on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. on the Via Marina Peninsula beach, just north of the main channel of the Marina del Rey Harbor, according to Carol Baker of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. The woman, whose name was not ...

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Woman struck by L.A. County beach maintenance vehicle
May 14, 2014
An SUV driven by a Los Angeles County beach maintenance worker struck and injured a woman Wednesday morning at Venice Beach. The 49-year-old woman, whose name was not available, was struck about 10:30 a.m. on the Via Marina Peninsula beach just north of the main channel of the Marina del...

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Hotel Erwin Announces New and Improved Guest Rooms, Suites and Food and Beverage Offerings for Summer
May 14, 2014
Guests Can Experience the Newly Updated Red Bull Suite, Refreshed Guest Rooms, 'Brunch Club' at Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails and a Roaming Happy Hour Cart (PRWeb May 14, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11847636.htm

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Venice commits more funding to charity events
May 13, 2014
City will pay half of BBQ & Bluegrass Bash fees, along with others

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South Venice ferry is getting an upgrade
May 11, 2014
When Valerie McKenney decided to retire in Florida 14 years ago, the Massachusetts resident knew

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Westside Los Angeles’ Best Fun For Kids
May 11, 2014
From Santa Monica to Culver City, the Westside offers lots of fun activities for families – and that doesn't even include the beach.

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'Gang Related': Fox Creates Venice Beach Mural to Promote Series
May 10, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has a behind-the-scenes look at how the artwork was created. read more

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Volcanoes top Warriors, 116-99
May 9, 2014
The Vancouver Volcanoes basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 116-99 victory over the Venice Beach Warriors in a game played Friday at Los Angeles.

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Photos: Meet The Bizarre And Wonderful Cast Of The Venice Beach Freakshow
May 8, 2014
  'Say no to normal' is the motto at the bizarre Venice Beach Freakshow. [ more › ]

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Justin Bieber Dating Yovanna Ventura to Make Selena Gomez 'Jealous'
May 8, 2014
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is reportedly spending time with Spanish model Yovanna Ventura to upset former girlfriend Selena Gomez. The 20-year-old Baby singer sparked dating rumours after he was photographed with his hand on Ventura's thigh as they rode in a rickshaw through Venice Beach, California. Bieber also posted an image to his Instagram, in which he seen wrapping his arm around the ...

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Mobile app firm Snapchat settles FTC charges
May 8, 2014
Oh, snap. They don't always disappear. Snapchat, a mobile messaging app, has been hugely popular among teens and young adults, who have flocked to the service for its purported ability to make their photo messages, or "snaps," vanish a few seconds after they're viewed. But on Thursday,...

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Justin Bieber Denies Yovanna Ventura Is His Girlfriend, Protecting Her From Fans?
May 7, 2014
Justin Bieber has denied that he is dating Yovanna Ventura, the brunette model he was filmed and seen strolling with in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, on Monday. Is the singer protecting her after ‘hate’ comments from some fans online? It looks like Justin Bieber has a new girlfriend after moving on quickly from Selena Gomez

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Is Justin Bieber dating model Yovanna Ventura? It sure looks like it...
May 7, 2014
Justin Bieber has been spotted getting cosy with 18-year-old model Yovanna Ventura (no relation to Ace… probably). The pair were having a right hoot as they rode a rickshaw through Venice Beach, California, yesterday. According to E! News, 20-year-old Justin...

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Justin Bieber Not Dating Yovanna Ventura? Singer Hits Back At Romance Rumours
May 7, 2014
Biebs Says That He's Linked To Everybody He's Had A Photograph With

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Darren Hall - Me, My Guitar, and Life with a Rock Star Dad
May 7, 2014
Talking to Darren Hall, about his new EP, his projects of video game design and his relationship, or lack of with his Rock Star father Darryl Hall. A fun conversation with a dreamer in every sense of the word. Contributor: Mandy Anstine Published: May 03, 2014

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Justin Bieber 'Denies Dating Model Yovanna Ventura'
May 7, 2014
Singer says that not everyone he gets photographed with is automatically his GF...

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Meet The Girl Justin Bieber May Be Dating, And No, It’s Not Kylie Jenner [Video]
May 6, 2014
Justin Bieber hit Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Monday with an aspiring model he was last seen hanging out with in Las Vegas along with Kylie Jenner. With Selena Gomez said to have called time on the Bieb’s, it’s all change with the ladies in his life. But is he dating the latest brunette on the

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Justin Bieber’s Shirtless Vacation With A New Girl — Pic
May 6, 2014
I spy the Biebs with yet another gorgeous woman!

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Justin Bieber dating model?
May 6, 2014
Justin Bieber has sparked rumours he's dating a model.The 20-year-old hunk was spotted getting cosy with Yovanna Ventura, 18, yesterday (05.05.14) as...

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Justin Bieber goes topless for beach trip in LA with rumoured girlfriend Yovanna Ventura
May 6, 2014
The shirtless singer has found himself in the company of a glamorous new lady as he enjoyed some downtime in Los Angeles. Fitness model Yovanna Ventura towers over Bieber as they walk together down Venice Beach, flacked by a beefed-up personal bodyguard.

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Justin Bieber Spotted Getting Cozy With a Beautiful Model--Has He Moved on From Selena Gomez? Get the Scoop!
May 6, 2014
Looks like Justin Bieber may have a new love interest! The 20-year-old pop star has been seen cozying up to Yovanna Ventura, a beautiful brunette model who has been spotted spending ample...

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Justin Bieber's "Relationship Is Blossoming" With Yovanna Ventura: Get the Scoop on the Singer's New Love Interest!
May 6, 2014
Looks like Justin Bieber may have a new love interest! The 20-year-old pop star has been seen cozying up to Yovanna Ventura, a beautiful brunette model who has been spotted spending...

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Justin Bieber Sticks His Kickflip At Venice Beach
May 6, 2014
Is Justin Bieber following in Lil Wayne’s skateboarding footsteps? Maybe. But more importantly, sk8r boi Biebs recently shared his mad skating...

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Topless Justin Bieber Hits Venice Beach With Gorgeous Model 'Friend'
May 6, 2014
The Singer Hung Out With The Model And Kylie Jenner In Vegas At The Weekend

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Justin Bieber Biking Around Venice Beach ... With Hot Chick [VIDEO]
May 6, 2014
Justin Bieber enjoyed a leisurely day at Venice Beach ... his bodyguard, not so much. Biebs was spotted all over VB on Monday with a chick named Yovanna Ventura, who was with Biebs this weekend in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight.After… Permalink

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Justin Bieber Skateboards Shirtless in Venice with Gal Pal Yovanna Ventura!
May 6, 2014
Justin Bieber shows off his shirtless bod while posing with fitness model Yovanna Ventura in this new Instagram shot! The 20-year-old entertainer took to Venice Beach where he did a little skateboarding, and no one seemed to recognize him! Watch below! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Justin Bieber “Venice beach with my friend [...]

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Medical marijuana takes root; now what?
May 4, 2014
It’s been a long and winding road for marijuana in this country over the past century. It’s legal in Nevada for medicinal purposes, and the rush is on to start businesses. Even our boss, Brian Greenspun, is applying for a license. We examine the process and the history of legalization ...

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Snapchat adds real chat feature
May 2, 2014
Snapchat is now letting its users send self-destructing messages in text form.

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Nina Agdal's LA hot spots
May 2, 2014
Nina Agdal has revealed her favorite places to hang out in Los Angeles.

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Third Annual Venice Beach/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour Is This Weekend
May 1, 2014
L.A. residents get another rare opportunity to explore a handful of incredible private residences in Venice and Santa Monica. A + D Museum is the local non-profit partner; reception follows at Hennessey Ingalls Bookstore. (PRWeb May 01, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Venice_SantaMonica/ModernHomeTour/prweb11808502.htm

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Liam Hemsworth Is Looking Extrahot These Days
May 1, 2014
Liam Hemsworth emerged in the Venice Beach neighborhood of LA on Wednesday; is it just us, or does he look hotter and buffer than ever? The Hunger Games star made his way down the street with a couple of friends during the outing, likely making the most of the warm California weather. It's been quite some time since we last saw Liam - at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty with his big brother ...

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Dianna Agron, Ashley Benson and Jaime King all go without shoes for charity campaign
May 1, 2014
Dianna Agron, Jaime King and Ashley Benson were just some of the celebrities out in force on...

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Shinola Plans To Open Sister Store: Willys Detroit
May 1, 2014
The new store, expected to open in mid-June, will be in the same building that houses Shinola.

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Natalie Dormer: It Was Hard Keeping Up with 'Mockingjay' Co-star Liam Hemsworth!
Apr 30, 2014
Liam Hemsworth is swoon-worthy in a white t-shirt as he takes advantage of the hot weather on Wednesday afternoon (April 30) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 24-year-old Hunger Games star was joined for the outing by a group of guy pals. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Liam Hemsworth “[It was a struggle] keeping [...]

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Fugitive Aussie bikie tracked via Facebook
Apr 30, 2014
US Marshals had no trouble tracking Australian fugitive Wade Yates-Taui because he posted his location on Facebook.

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Jamie Oliver steak knife used to kill Gold Coast's Max Waller: court
Apr 30, 2014
Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui asked an associate to "antagonise" Max Waller and then watched as Waller was stabbed to death in a Gold Coast park with a steak knife designed by English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, according to court documents filed in the US.

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Tom Brokaw Gets His Name NBC Facility
Apr 29, 2014
The facility on the Universal Studios lot — West Coast headquarters of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and more — will be named the Brokaw News Center. Tom Brokaw fondly remembers the seven years he spent in Los Angeles broadcasting KNBC-TV Channel 4's late local news.

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Tom Brokaw gets his name on NBC facility; newsman fighting cancer
Apr 28, 2014
The facility on the Universal Studios lot — West Coast headquarters of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and more — will be named the Brokaw News Center. Tom Brokaw fondly remembers the seven years he spent in Los Angeles broadcasting KNBC-TV Channel 4's late local news.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger poses as gym instructor – video
Apr 26, 2014
Actor and former Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses as a fitness instructor at a gym in Los Angeles

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Mara Brock Akil and the Audience TV Forgot
Apr 24, 2014
The BET showrunner conquered television by finding an audience everyone else had overlooked

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Running across America for veterans awareness
Apr 24, 2014
The United States is her canvas as Anna Judd runs across America for veterans. Judd explained that she wasn't always patriotic that she also didn't always support or concern herself with the needs of veterans.

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Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman Enjoy Themselves in Venice Beach
Apr 24, 2014
Enjoying a nice afternoon together, Anne Hathaway and her hubby Adam Shulman headed out to lunch in Venice, CA on Wednesday (April 23). The pair… via Emag.co.uk

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The 2014 Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour Comes in 10 Days
Apr 23, 2014
Residents of Los Angeles have another rare opportunity to explore a handful of the incredible private residences in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. A + D Museum is the local non-profit partner. (PRWeb April 23, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014Venice_SantaMonica/ModernHomeTour/prweb11781064.htm

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If You're in the U.S., Get Used to More Record Hot Temperatures
Apr 23, 2014
In a clear sign of global warming's impact on the U.S., record-high temperatures are increasingly outnumbering record-low temperatures, a new data visualization shows. The visualization , which is based on data from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), does not incorporate the most recent data from 2014 that shows cold records are outpacing warm records in the lower 48 states. However, this ...

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Running for veterans awareness
Apr 23, 2014
The United States is her canvas as Anna Judd runs across America for veterans. Judd, 29, an artist and long distance runner from Southern California is currently running across the nation to promote awareness and raise money for veterans.

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Kite-boarders rescued off Venice Beach
Apr 22, 2014
Winds and current were preventing two from swimming back to shore, authorities report.

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Local Artist Sues Over Removal Of Venice Beach Street Mural
Apr 22, 2014
Victor Henderson claims he helped to create the "Brooks Avenue Painting" on the building at Brooks and Pacific avenues in 1969, and was not consulted before its destruction.

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'Freakshow' Season 2 promo: Marcus 'The Creature' has a high pain threshold
Apr 21, 2014
Welcome to the "Freakshow." The reality series about Todd Ray's Venice Beach Freakshow returns to AMC with Season 2 on May 6, and Zap2it has an exclusive promo for the new episodes featuring Marcus "The Creature."In the above video, Creature discusses the pain he had to go through to get the type of piercings and body modifications he now has. The most "bloody process," though, was getting two ...

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Fun in Los Angeles
Apr 21, 2014
One of my all-time favorite places to visit is Los Angeles. This article features some of the places I like to go when I scoot down south to the City of Angels.

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2 men injured in Venice Beach stabbings
Apr 20, 2014
Police are searching for suspects after two men were stabbed on the oceanfront walk at Venice Beach.

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2 Men Stabbed Along Venice Beach’s Oceanfront Walk
Apr 20, 2014
Authorities say two men were recovering Sunday after being stabbed along Venice Beach's oceanfront walk.

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Coast Guard searching for missing boaters off Venice Beach
Apr 18, 2014
The local Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters off the coast of Venice Beach.

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Coast Guard still looking for source of mayday call
Apr 18, 2014
Multiple Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search for the source of a mayday call received just after 8 p.m. Thursday, approximately 17 miles off of Venice Beach, Fla.

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FMPD investigating shooting on Palm Avenue
Apr 18, 2014
Fort Myers Police are investigating a shooting at a home in the 2100 block of Palm Avenue.

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Bearded Lady with record-breaking facial hair joins cast of AMC's Freakshow
Apr 18, 2014
Jessa 'The Bearded Lady', 29, from Las Vegas, Nevada, says that one of her favorite hobbies is 'grooming' her long mop of ginger facial hair.

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UPDATE: Searchers find no sign of boaters after 'mayday' call
Apr 18, 2014
The Coast Guard received a mayday call last night from boaters in distress.

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Boaters disappear off Venice Beach
Apr 17, 2014
The Coast Guard is searching for missing boaters about 17 miles off Venice Beach.

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More Google Glass Muggings Reported in Calif.
Apr 17, 2014
Google Glass muggings are on the rise, at least in California , as the expensive devices are being seen more often in public. The most recent incident involved a man who says he was robbed at taser-point for his laptop and Google Glass on Monday, Los Angeles' KNBC-TV reports.

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Beach Bunny Debuts 2014 Summer Collection Armed With Their New Bombshell, Supermodel Hailey Clauson
Apr 17, 2014
Beach Bunny releases their latest collection equipped with a new supermodel face to add to the brand’s impressive roster of top model names. Star of the high fashion runways, supermodel Hailey Clauson, makes her swimwear debut in the brand’s 2014 Lady Lace Summer campaign. (PRWeb April 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11766775.htm

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Bad vibrations
Apr 16, 2014
Confrontations with police, paranoia and too much beer are harshing the Venice Beach Drum Circle’s mellow Story by Joe Piasecki | Photo by Ted Soqui The Venice Beach Drum Circle used to be about peace, love and music. Lately, however,…

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Google Glass Wearer in L.A. Gets Robbed at Taser-Point
Apr 16, 2014
One good reason to avoid buying a $1,500 privacy-degrading headset is that people will hate you because of it. Another good reason is that you might get threatened with a stun device and robbed . Read more...

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Ice Cube’s ‘LA flavour’
Apr 15, 2014
Ice Cube has gushed about the thousands of amazing things to do in his hometown of Los Angeles.

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Stuntman lies on the edge of danger in ‘Freakshow’ season 2 preview
Apr 15, 2014
Freakshow season 2 premieres in early May, and today we have a first look at one of the scary stunts that are in store when the show returns. In this clip from the premiere episode of Freakshow’s sophomore season, stunt … Continue reading → The post Stuntman lies on the edge of danger in ‘Freakshow’ season 2 preview appeared first on Hypable .

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Beyonce And Jay Z Enjoy A Relaxing Breakfast Following Surprise Coachella Performances
Apr 15, 2014
The Hollywood Couple Opted For A Low-key Outing

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Explore the Best Residential Modern Architecture in Venice Beach, May 3rd
Apr 14, 2014
Residents of Los Angeles will get another rare opportunity to visit and explore a handful of the most impressive private homes in Venice Beach and Santa Monica during the Third Annual Venice Beach Modern Home Tour. A + D Museum is the local non-profit partner. (PRWeb April 14, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014VeniceBeach/ModernHomeTour/prweb11750593.htm

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Enjoy Low-Key Breakfast in L.A. After Returning From Coachella: See the Cute Pic!
Apr 14, 2014
Nothing like a low-key breakfast after a whirlwind weekend at Coachella! Two days after Beyoncé and Jay Z surprised fans and festivalgoers with separate surprise performances...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger undercover gym prank backfires as EVERYONE recognises him
Apr 14, 2014
This is the moment Arnold Schwarzenegger attempted to disguise himself and prank people in a gym - and it didn't go too well. The Terminator star was rumbled almost immediately by everyone he approached, mainly due to his distinctive accent.

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Best Bike Rentals In Los Angeles
Apr 12, 2014
A scenic bike ride along the Pacific Coast Highway is a great way to kick off your spring fever. These Los Angeles bike rental shops will help you navigate the best bike for your activity.

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Krink & Gatorade Fierce Collective "Expression of Bold and Intense Flavors" Process Video
Apr 11, 2014
As a part of its recently launched sport-meets-art Fierce Collective roll-out, Gatorade enlisted the talents of New York-based street artist, Krink. The Fierce Collective represents… via Emag.co.uk

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Juggling In GoPro First Person Is Pretty Mesmerising
Apr 10, 2014
Juggling is hard but it looks pretty cool. And when you combine it with a GoPro camera it becomes mesmerising. The very talented chap in Venice Beach is full of tricks, but is he as good as this backwards juggling marathon runner... (Via Sploid)

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Five Steps to Finding Happiness From HeartRise Meditation Founder Jessie May
Apr 10, 2014
(Source: Jessie May) Whether you're stuck in your head, creatively blocked, struggling with any of life's aspects, or simply want to participate in an uplifting experience to open your heart and express your joy, the  HeartRise meditation method might do the trick. "The essence of my teaching is really shifting from the head to the heart, or shifting from that noisy spin cycle of the mind and ...

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LeAnn Rimes Tries to Pull Off a Look for a 4-Year-Old
Apr 9, 2014
Remember when your mom dressed you up in that sweet, little ruffled top and '80s style shorts for your day trip to the shore? Looks like LeAnn Rimes remembers too... We're not...

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Garaj Mahal: Craig Jackson Collection
Apr 9, 2014
When you see thousands of collectible cars a year, the ones you keep for yourself are something to behold

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Official: Venice needs hotel on or near beach
Apr 8, 2014
Virginia Haley of Visit Sarasota tells city leaders that more hotels are needed to accommodate tourists.

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I miss you, S Club 7: Remembering the Brit-pop group’s 20 best songs
Apr 8, 2014
Do you know what today is? It just happens to be the 15th anniversary of Miami 7, a little TV show about

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Venice drum circle crowd: 3 arrested by LAPD
Apr 7, 2014
Police made three arrests while dispersing the drum circle crowd at the Venice Beach boardwalk Sunday night.

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Los Angeles police arrest 2 at Venice drum circle
Apr 7, 2014
Two people were arrested when bottles flew as police tried to enforce a nightly noise curfew during a Venice Beach drum circle.

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Heightened Police Presence at Venice Beach Drum Circle
Apr 7, 2014
Police increased their presence Sunday at Venice Beach, where a sometimes-unruly crowd gathered for a weekly drum circle. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 9 p.m. on April 6, 2014. …

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Venice did not welcome Intracoastal Waterway
Apr 7, 2014
When it was built 50 years ago, residents derisively called it “the big ditch.” They did not want it. And they did not appreciate having it thrust upon them.

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Bridge out along Coastal Trail
Apr 7, 2014
A Coastal Trail pedestrian and bicycle crossing over Pilarcitos Creek will remain closed at least through the end of this week after a portion of the bridge failed on Friday afternoon.

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Second 'sea serpent' in a week washes up in southern California
Apr 6, 2014
Fourteen-feet-long deep-sea oarfish attracts gawkers to beach while rare sabre-tooth whale is found dead further up coast Another "sea serpent" has attracted gawkers on a southern California beach. This time the rare, snakelike oarfish washed up on Friday afternoon in Oceanside. The U-T San Diego newspaper reports that it measured nearly 14ft long. While it is unusual to find the deep-water fish ...

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LAPD keeps eye on Venice drum circle crowd
Apr 6, 2014
Police are keeping an eye on things in Venice after a recent confrontation with a crowd gathered for the weekly drum circle.

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Strategic Global Investments Announces Launch of Production for "The Cannabis Factor"
Apr 3, 2014
Strategic Global Investments, Inc. is pleased to announce that Soapbox Video, Emmy® Award winning producer, has completed pre-production planning and is currently conducting principal photography on "The ...

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A Day at Muscle Beach with the World's Strongest Man
Apr 2, 2014
The tires weigh 330 pounds, but they lift as easily as hula hoops in the hands of this Nordic god. In a puff of chalk, he hugs the rubber rings and scurries quickly through the sand. As he hoists the third and final tire onto the platform, he turns to the cheering crowd on Venice Beach: Who is the king? I am! Read more...

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Dumbo beefing up for summer with plans for an outdoor gym
Apr 2, 2014
VENICE Beach, eat your heart out. Designers plan to turn Dumbo into a roving outdoor gym this summer with a mile-long stretch of pop-up workout stations expanding from Cadman Plaza to the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Pictures: Property of the Week - Malmö
Apr 1, 2014
IN PICTURES: Malmö is considered the edgier of two cities, putting staid civil-servant Stockholm to shame. This five-room duplex in the Swedish fusion of La Croisette and Venice Beach is a case in point.

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Clearview Women’s Center Sponsors 2014 Borderline Personality Disorder Events
Apr 1, 2014
Clearview Treatment Programs Center for Borderline Personality Disorder sponsors several upcoming BPD workshops and conferences. (PRWeb April 01, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11722169.htm

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TestMax Releases DogMax, The First Comprehensive Dog-Training App
Apr 1, 2014
After having created multiple successful test prep apps, the founders of TestMax have released DogMax—the first comprehensive dog-training app available for download in the Apple App Store. (PRWeb April 01, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11725545.htm

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TV-show creator looking for Danville-area talent
Apr 1, 2014
From left to right are director Robert Wise, actor Terry Crews and James Gutierrez, who runs Crews’ reality company. Gutierrez, a Danville native, is in the area looking for ideas for reality shows.

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Mercury Players and OUT!Cast Theatre turn Xanadu's sparkly '80s kitsch into irony-tinged gold
Mar 31, 2014
You may know Xanadu as the 1980 Olivia Newton-John movie featuring sparkly pop music, girls on roller skates and a hapless male lead in short-shorts. As of 2007, it's also a musical that includes all of the film's original songs, written by ELO, plus those trademark skates. Unlike the movie, the musical is a parody of the big, jukebox extravaganzas that all but dominate Broadway these days.

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Charlie Chaplin slept here: hotels in Los Angeles and Palm Springs
Mar 30, 2014
Chaplin's fame is such that his name has been used to sell hotel beds across California, some with only tenuous claims. Here is a selection of the most credible, well-established options Charlie Chaplin's LA: a black and white odyssey Los Angeles Athletic Club Chaplin lived in this downtown Los Angeles club for long periods during his first decade in California. In his autobiography, he praised ...

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Heroes of swimming: George Freeth
Mar 30, 2014
Anyone ever saved by a lifeguard owes an unspoken debt to this Hawaiian surfing pioneer, who popularised modern techniques of rescue and resuscitation Even the best swimmers can get into difficulty in the water, especially in the open ocean. There are any number of dangers (most of which boil down to hubris): currents, waves, tides, cramp, even unexpectedly swimming into a thick, swirling shoal ...

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Tommy Chong tweets from Venice Beach
Mar 28, 2014
                          Comic duo Cheech & Chong have announced they are working on a new movie, their first live-action film collaboration in three decades. On Friday, Tommy Chong tweeted…

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Photo: Neighborhood 'Dick' Cat Gets Warning Letter From Angry Venice Resident
Mar 28, 2014
Cats may not always have the best reputation for being the friendliest, but one particular orange tabby kitty living in Venice Beach is getting a direct message from an angry neighbor. [ more › ]        

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Michael Fassbender and Gemma Arterton's favourite artist Chris Moon's paintings displayed
Mar 27, 2014
The Irish actor is a fan of Chris Moon, an up-and-coming British talent whose third, Hollywood-inspired collection goes on display on Friday.

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L'Wren Scott leaves entire estate to Mick Jagger
Mar 27, 2014
L'Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The estimated value of the 49-year-old designer's personal estate is $9 million. The filing said Scott's main asset was her Manhattan condo worth approximately $8 million. Other items included her jewelry, clothing, household furnishings and personal automobiles.

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Venice boardwalk: Officials consider safety measures
Mar 26, 2014
The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee is looking for ways to make the Venice boardwalk safer for everyone.

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Faulkner: bicoastal alt-rock band with a literary name
Mar 26, 2014
Meet Faulkner, a rising California band with New York roots. The anthemic alt-rock group, who was missing their guitarist Lucas Asher at the time of our interview, formed out of Venice Beach last year. They've been bi-coastal ever since, finding reprieve from the uber-competitive L.A. music scene with shows at the Mercury Lounge and Webster Hall in New York.

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From Mennonite to movie star
Mar 26, 2014
How did the son a of Mennonite pastor and small town Kansas boy grow up to star in successful movies and TV shows and run his own production company? By “following the Lord in obedience in whatever [he] does.”

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Federer loses to Nishikori in Sony Open quarters
Mar 26, 2014
Roger Federer squandered a big lead and lost to No. 20-seeded Kei Nishikori 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open.

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Facebook tracks spring break hot spots
Mar 26, 2014
Social media have become one of the most telling barometers of travel hot spots. And there’s nothing hotter than spring break. Using last year’s data, Facebook put together the lists below of the most popular spring destinations for college students and families. Among the overlaps: Santa Monica. Meanwhile, several other SoCal beaches made the family-friendly list.

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‘God’s Not Dead’s’ David A.R. White: From Mennonite to the movies
Mar 26, 2014
David A.R. White in “God’s Not Dead.”Pure Flix Entertainment David A.R. White plays a pastor in “God’s Not Dead.”Pure Flix Entertainment How did the son… via Emag.co.uk

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Officials seek to tame Venice boardwalk
Mar 25, 2014
Officials want to restrict street access to the tourist attraction after a motorist's deadly rampage last year, while some locals criticize the plan to reduce crime as 'Fortress Venice.' Spencer Davis was chatting up tourists on the Venice boardwalk when police officers pulled up in front of his display of plastic alien heads.        

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‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Keeps Loyal Leno Guest Arnold Schwarzenegger
Mar 25, 2014
There are few other celebrities that are more closely associated with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno than Arnold Schwarzenegger. One of Leno’s favorite guests, Schwarzenegger visited the show a whopping 27 times. He even broke every rule in politics by announcing his run for for a Governor of California on Leno’s late-night talker. Schwarzenegger’s loyalty to Leno went beyond The Tonight Show ...

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Beaches to Avoid This Month if You're Older Than 24
Mar 24, 2014
Facebook Names Top College and Family Beaches This Spring Break

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Titus pushing pro-marijuana bill in Congress
Mar 24, 2014
Medical marijuana prescription vials are filled on May 14 at a medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. AP file Medical marijuana prescriptions are filled at a dispensary in Venice, Calif.

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Rules loom for medical marijuana
Mar 23, 2014
The amendment on Florida’s November ballot would lead to “a pretty strict set of rules and regulations” says one expert.

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Florida medical marijuana backers aim to avoid 'wild west of weed' mistakes
Mar 23, 2014
If the medical marijuana initiative on the November ballot in Florida passes, what will the resulting marijuana production and distribution industry look like?

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Medical pot backers, foes in Florida eye potential rules
Mar 22, 2014
TAMPA — On the boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., medical- marijuana hawkers wearing green uniforms and hoisting bright-green leaf signs call out to passing crowds.

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Relaxing and staying fit in Santa Monica
Mar 22, 2014
You can relax and stay fit while staying in Santa Monica, ideal for biking, walking, shopping.

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Mel B keen on another baby
Mar 22, 2014
London, March 22 (IANS): Former Spice Girls singer Mel B, who has three daughters, would love to have another baby.

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Long Distance Runner to Cross America Live on Hang w/
Mar 20, 2014
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- Hang w/, the live-streaming video social media platform announced today that long distance runner, Anna Judd, will run across America in 100 days and share her cross-country ...

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Zendaya Teases Rumored New Disney Series
Mar 20, 2014
Zendaya keeps her phone in hand while out grabbing a bite to eat on Thursday afternoon (March 19) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 17-year-old actress/singer recently opened up about filming a pilot for an upcoming new Disney series. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zendaya “I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to say [...]

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Stacy Keibler Debuts Giant Diamond Ring After Wedding to Jared Pobre—See the Bling!
Mar 19, 2014
Look at the bling! Just over one week after marrying hubby Jared Pobre in a surprise wedding in Mexico, Stacy Keibler debuted her giant diamond ring while out and about in L.A. on...

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YANGAROO Integrates with SpeedMedia, Inc. as New Client
Mar 18, 2014
YANGAROO, Inc. , the leading digital media management and distribution company, has completed a full integration with SpeedMedia, Inc., for secure content management and distribution throughout North America. ...

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Caught On Camera: Police Break Up Rowdy Venice Beach Drum Circle
Mar 17, 2014
A Venice Beach drum circle got out of hand Sunday when police ordered a crowd to disperse.

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Two arrested after Venice Beach drum circle skirmish with police
Mar 17, 2014
Two people were arrested and a police officer was injured after violence erupted when hundreds of people who gathered for a drum circle on the Venice Boardwalk were told to disperse Sunday night, authorities said.

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Video: Police Try To Break Up Massive Venice Beach Drum Circle That Won't Stop Drumming, Man
Mar 17, 2014
Authorities arrested two people on Sunday night after hundreds refused to break up their weekly drum circle at Venice Beach Boardwalk. [ more › ]        

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Weekend Linkage: Anaheim's Little Arabia, Winter Ice Rink in Venice
Mar 17, 2014
· Former Boeing site in Long Beach turning into medical offices · Councilman proposes Winter ice rink on Venice Beach · Chief smell complainer takes a tour of Sriracha factory · LA Conservancy unhappy with most cities' preservation efforts...

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Los Angeles’s Best Attractions For Kids
Mar 15, 2014
Thirteen-year-old children's author gives CBS the scoop on some of the best attractions in Los Angeles for kids.

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More Californians ditching their cars in favor of bikes, walking
Mar 14, 2014
The rate of Californians walking, biking or taking transit on a typical day doubled to 22% over a 10-year span starting in 2001, according to a new study released by state transportation officials.

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Watch: 'Amazon Prime' Price Hike
Mar 13, 2014
Online retailer raises price of premium membership to $99 a year.

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Watch: Malaysia Air Mystery: Differing Accounts for Flight 370's Last Location
Mar 13, 2014
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search widens to Indian Ocean.

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Watch: Hit-and-Run Tragedy at SXSW
Mar 13, 2014
Police: Drunk driver strikes crowd, leaves two dead and several injured.

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Watch: Oscar Pistorius Sickened by Crime Scene Photos Shown in Court
Mar 13, 2014
Oscar Pistorius driven to vomit after photos of girlfriend's bloody face are shown in court.

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Watch: Heads Up Youth Sports Concussions
Mar 13, 2014
New efforts to tackle sports-related injuries are underway.

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Amy Willerton showcases her impressive figure in a plunging floral dress
Mar 11, 2014
Turning heads as she wandered inside the eatery, the 21-year-old model showcased her incredible figure in a plunging floral dress and vibrant scarlet accessories.

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The new Jews of L.A.
Mar 10, 2014
A seven-part series of Jewish life in Los Angeles, from Venice Beach to City Hall.

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The Shrine Serve Up Some Primo 21st-Century Skate-Rock on the Scuzzy, Virile 'Bless Off'
Mar 10, 2014
Is skate-rock a thing now? Maybe, but these guys should definitely be a thing.

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Coleen Nolan: 'A fortune teller told me that Bernie would lose her battle with cancer'
Mar 8, 2014
COLEEN Nolan has opened up about the moment a US fortune teller predicted her sister's death.        

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'Shul on the Beach' Makes Orthodox Waves in Los Angeles
Mar 8, 2014
Did you hear the one about the Los Angeles shul located between a rehab center and a sex shop, with a view of a beach where bikini-clad sun worshippers frolic? Click here for the rest of the article...

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Venice Beach to get millions for renourishment
Mar 6, 2014
City officials say restoring the beach provides a critical storm buffer for the condominiums and other properties that line the shore.

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The Second Miss Vogue Is Here
Mar 6, 2014
THE second issue of Miss Vogue is finally here, with Brit supermodel Jourdan Dunn leading the charge on the front cover, photographed by Angelo Pennetta on the sun-soaked Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

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Westerville Central Theatre
Mar 6, 2014
Based on the 80s movie featuring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, whose driving passion is to create a roller disco.

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Venice Under the Influence - an Exhibit to Benefit A Window Between Worlds
Mar 4, 2014
VENICE, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This exhibit brings together artists who have been involved in, or influenced by, the Venice beach art scene from the 1950s through today. James Evans and ...

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Lifetime Passion for Animals Leads SoCal Girl to Debut Santa Monica/Marina del Rey Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Company
Mar 3, 2014
After years managing an award winning pet sitting and dog walking company, Jaime Riegel launches her own Pet Sit Pros franchise. Pet Sit Pros of Santa Monica and Marina del Rey offer professional pet sitting and dog walking services to families in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Playa Vista and Playa del Rey, California. (PRWeb March 03, 2014) Read the full story at http ...

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California's Governor Is Worried About "Potheads"
Mar 2, 2014
California governor Jerry Brown is harshing on Colorado and Washington's multimillion dollar mellow . Read more...        

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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Have a Rainy Lunch Date
Mar 1, 2014
Declining to join the bandwagon of residents who are freaking out about the rain, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth lunched at AXE Restaurant in Venice… via Emag.co.uk

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Jamie Lee Curtis helped save a woman's life earlier this week.
Feb 28, 2014
The 'Halloween' star called emergency services after finding a friend in distress in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, on Tuesday.

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Hollywood actress helps save friend's life
Feb 28, 2014
Jamie Lee Curtis helped save a woman's life earlier this week.

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Jamie Lee Curtis saved a woman's life
Feb 27, 2014
JAMIE Lee Curtis helped save a woman's life earlier this week, after she discovered she was having a violent reaction to a mixture of medication and alcohol.

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Baby Sharks Spotted Swimming In Venice Beach Canals
Feb 26, 2014
It may not exactly be "Jaws", but as many as four leopard sharks have been seen swimming in the canals along Venice Beach.

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Laissez les bon temps rouler
Feb 26, 2014
The 13th annual Venice Mardi Gras Parade steps off Saturday on Ocean Front Walk By Justin Chapman Costumes. Music. Beads! Come Saturday, the spirit of N’awlins is alive on Venice Beach. The 13th annual Venice Mardi Gras Parade begins at…

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Venice Residents Pressure LAPD To Crack Down On Homeless
Feb 25, 2014
With the influx of new businesses like Snapchat and Google and property values on the rise, the divide between rich residents and the increasing number of transients who call Venice home is coming to a head. [ more › ]        

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Video: EMA: "So Blonde"
Feb 25, 2014
Erika M. Anderson's new EMA album The Future's Void is out April 8 via Matador in North America and April 7 via City Slang in Europe. After sharing the video for "Satellites" , she's back with the clip for a new track, "So Blonde". It's directed by Vice Cooler and features gifs by Molly Soda and was filmed on Venice Beach in California. The video and the song tackle superficial stereotypes ...

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EMA Gets Down With Girly GIFs for 'So Blonde' Video
Feb 25, 2014
Following the jarring, industrial sounds and visuals for "Satellites," EMA is back with another cut from upcoming second album, The Future's Void ...

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Japanese and Mexican flavors found on the same menu
Feb 25, 2014
I’ve been spending more time in South Park since my friend Mellie moved from Venice Beach to South Park central, right on Fern Street. One recent evening, Mellie invited David and me to dinner at Juan Chou , which she’d described as a “Mexican sushi” place.

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Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2
Feb 23, 2014
Two Venice Beach performers get $1 each for repeatedly being kicked out of L.A. council meetings. Two men who were repeatedly kicked out of Los Angeles City Council meetings for violating public comment rules won part of a free-speech lawsuit against the city last year. But a jury recently awarded them only a few dollars for their trouble.        

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Marijuana munchies! Girl Scout sells 117 boxes of cookies
Feb 23, 2014
A GIRL scout has proved it really is "all about location" after selling 117 boxes of cookies from her stand outside The Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in just two hours.

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Seven Tips for Corporate Sports Team Success by Video Agency, REP Interactive
Feb 21, 2014
With the recent success of REP Interactive, a Video and Broadcast Media Agency, their executive staff is promoting corporate sports teams as a mechanism for building chemistry and company culture. Here are seven tips that any corporation can use to help grow their organization while improving their company culture. (PRWeb February 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases ...

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Head out West to Beat the Winter Chill and See L.A. with Beverly Hills Cab Co.
Feb 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The gloom of late winter often inspires people from across the U.S. to book a trip to Los Angeles, and with snow storms and ice causing more trouble than ever – and this year more than ever. Of course, when planning to fly into LAX, an airport taxi to Los Angeles is almost always a necessity. Fortunately, the acclaimed Beverly Hills Cab Co. ensures ...

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Reader photo: Sailing takes me away
Feb 20, 2014
While out on an impromptu trip to Venice Beach to take some pictures, photographer Reynaldo Obrero was about to leave when he saw this scene by chance.

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Prima Properties Real Estate Launches New Website Showcasing Palm Desert, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and ...
Feb 19, 2014
Prominent brokerage Prima Properties Real Estate announced the launch of their new interactive website, PrimaProperties.us, featuring Palm Desert, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Indio Resort Community Homes for purchase, sale, rentals, and cash-flow investment. The site also serves as a resource for real estate opportunities in choice Southern California areas, such as the San ...

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Report gauges LA's vulnerability to sea level rise with climate change
Feb 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Los Angeles, as a large coastal city, needs to prepare for sea level rise of as much as 2 feet by 2050 due to climate change, researchers say.

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Video Interlude: Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows You Around His Venice Beach
Feb 18, 2014
Venice's persistent hippy-trippy rep and new life as a yuppie tech-worker haven is no excuse to forget its past as Muscle Beach, a bodybuilding hub for buffed-out dudes to come and pump up. The ultimate guide on this tour...

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Thee Dang Dangs do it for the people
Feb 18, 2014
Thee Dang Dangs' Rebecca Williams. ( Michael McGrath / heyreverb.com ) The surf might be a thousand miles away, but Thee Dang Dangs does not care. Neither should you. The Denver band's surfy, garage-rock sounds like a dirty bar on Venice Beach.

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Lifeguards Warn Southland Beachgoers About Stingrays
Feb 17, 2014
Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the dangers of stingrays.

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Southwest basks in winter warm spell
Feb 14, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — What winter?        

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Southwest warmed by record heat
Feb 14, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — With much of the Northeast gripped by snow and ice storms, the Southwest is riding a record heat wave that sent people to beaches and golf courses in droves Friday.        

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Yes Please: Irene Neuwirth Perfume
Feb 14, 2014
(Photos: Barneys New York) Celeb-favorite jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth cites Coppertone sunscreen and Venice Beach as dual muses for her new fragrance with Barneys New York. We're loving its floral-yet-sandy effect, and the way it transports us to the boardwalk (by way of the garden) with a single spritz.  Irene Neuwirth x Barneys New York, $195 at Barneys New York 

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D.C. area galleries: Evocative images from around the world
Feb 14, 2014
D.C. area shows are offering images from around the world.

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Feb 13, 2014
Opposition to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to mine the Big Pass shoal for Lido Beach is gathering momentum on Siesta Key, provoking a push to resurrect a grassroots movement that successfully blocked a 1992 grab for Big Pass sand.

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Review: Gabriel Kahane's take on L.A. has a Brooklyn accent
Feb 10, 2014
Gabriel Kahane's song cycle '25 Addresses in Los Angeles' contains equal parts of angst, irony and affection. But the Laguna Music Festival's guest conductor identifies with the Brooklyn scene. Haven though Los Angeles and its environs have been to classical composers for the past century, the town is seldom the subject of symphony, art song or opera. When it is, moreover, the dark side tends to ...

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Why Some Southern States May Be Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana Than You Think
Feb 9, 2014
2014 is shaping up as a huge year for supporters of legalizing marijuana supporters. Two states have fully legalized recreational marijuana, and a third will vote on the issue this year, while others are bringing long-forgotten medical marijuana laws back to the table.

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2014 Super Bowl ads: Hails and fails
Feb 9, 2014
From Volkswagon to Cheerios, from Doritos to Jaguar, see the notable commercials run during Super Bowl XLVIII        

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Cocoa Beach tries to quickly put lid on pot clinics
Feb 9, 2014
Cocoa Beach commission to hear options for regulating medical marijuana if voters approve state constitutional amendment.

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This Picture Sums Up Why You Should Work For An LA Startup Over One In New York Or San Francisco
Feb 8, 2014
Yesterday, we visited Whisper's current Santa Monica headquarters. In March, it will be moving to a big new space in Venice Beach. Whisper is Michael Heyward's anonymous, secret-sharing startup that earns 3 billion page views per month. It has 32 employees.

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Drake and Rihanna "Happy Together" at Hooray Henry's in Los Angeles
Feb 8, 2014
Rihanna and Drake had a blast in Los Angeles last night. After the "All Me" rapper sat courtside at the Clippers-Raptors game, he headed to Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood,...

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Police Beef Up Security Patrols On Venice Beach Boardwalk In Wake Of Violent Crimes
Feb 3, 2014
LAPD has increased security measures in Venice Beach after a number of violent crimes have taken place at the popular tourist spot. [ more › ]        

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LAPD Kicks Off Bike Patrols On Venice Beach Boardwalk
Feb 3, 2014
Los Angeles police are increasing patrols of the Venice Beach boardwalk in the wake of several violent incidents that have taken place on the popular tourist attraction.

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Police Stepping Up Patrols Along Venice Boardwalk
Feb 3, 2014
A three-month pilot program to increase police patrols in the Venice Beach area was underway  today.

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LAPD increasing patrols in Venice Beach area
Feb 2, 2014
The Los Angeles Police Department will have an increased presence in the Venice Beach area as part of a three-month pilot program in response to safety concerns after several high-profile crimes in the area, officials said.

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Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez lark about with Star Wars lightsabers on the streets of London
Feb 1, 2014
May the Force be with them! Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez look Jedi for anything as they lark around with toy Star Wars lightsabers. The girls, who are said to be a couple, acted like they were on another planet.

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LAPD launches Venice boardwalk pilot patrol program
Feb 1, 2014
The LAPD has launched a three-month pilot patrol program on the Venice boardwalk in an effort to help reduce crime.

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Art tiles brighten Venice Beach Poets Monument
Jan 29, 2014
Community groups are pulling together to refurbish the landmark and complete its design By Joe Piasecki                     Perhaps these are poetic times after all. The north wall of the Venice Beach…

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Driver who plowed into Venice Beach to face murder trial
Jan 29, 2014
Would you pick cheese or pepperoni? Papa John's wants you to decide. Get in the game and vote today. Be sure to let us know your picks!

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Rabbi reveals smoke and mirrors of reality TV
Jan 27, 2014
When National Geographic Channel’s reality television series “Church Rescue” featured the Pacific Jewish Center (PJC) in Venice Beach last month, the synagogue’s leader, Rabbi Eliyahu Fink, praised the episode.

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Venice boardwalk fatal crash: Family files complaint against city
Jan 27, 2014
The family of an Italian woman killed last year on the Venice boardwalk has filed a complaint against the city of L.A.

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Claim filed in death of Italian newlywed on Venice boardwalk
Jan 27, 2014
Attorneys for the family of an Italian honeymooner who was killed when a driver plowed into a crowd on the Venice boardwalk last summer announced Monday that they have filed a claim for damages against the city of Los Angeles .

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Man Stabbed At Venice Beach
Jan 26, 2014
The victim called police from a nearby hotel. [ more › ]        

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Cathedral City bodybuilder Travis Ely muscling way to top
Jan 25, 2014
Travis Ely trains for his upcoming bodybuilding competition Saturday in Los Angeles. / Omar Ornelas/ The Desert Sun Travis Ely trains for his upcoming bodybuilding competition.

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Star snaps of the day
Jan 24, 2014
Minnie Driver and Rita Ora shop in Beverly Hills, Zooey Deschanel films “New Girl” in Venice Beach, and Jon Hamm walks with his longtime girlfriend in Los Feliz in L.A.

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This Picture Sums Up Why You Should Work Work For An LA Startup Over One In New York Or San Francisco
Jan 23, 2014
Yesterday, we visited Whisper's current Santa Monica headquarters. In March, it will be moving to a big new space in Venice Beach. Whisper is Michael Heyward's anonymous, secret-sharing startup that earns 3 billion page views per month. It has 32 employees.

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Venice Boardwalk Crash Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Murder, Assault Charges
Jan 22, 2014
A 38-year-old man Wednesday pleaded not guilty to killing a newlywed woman and injuring several others after allegedly driving his car into crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk last summer.

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Local man in video with Arnold, err Howard
Jan 22, 2014
Local man in video with Arnold, err Howard Huron native Sam Sage makes an appearance in viral video with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jason Werling Venice Beach Calif. Jan 22, 2014 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); Former Terminator and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger went undercover as a Gold's Gym employee. The stunt was for a ...

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AT&T drops controversial cell tower plan
Jan 22, 2014
Hours before a scheduled Jan. 17 hearing before a West Los Angeles zoning administrator, AT&T representatives abruptly dropped a controversial plan to erect cellular phone antennas on top of an apartment building near Venice Beach. Reliant Land Services Inc., an…

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Brittney Palmer can dunk? Only through the power of the Phantom Cam
Jan 22, 2014
The lovely UFC Octagon girl and streetball star Young Hollywood get their jam on with some high-flying acrobatics on the courts of Venice.

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See the World's Largest Record Spinning As You Land at LAX
Jan 19, 2014
Flying into L.A. this month? You're in for a treat. The world's largest vinyl record has been mounted right by LAX's arrival flight path. And it spins!

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Lynch-Lindgren
Jan 17, 2014
Kathleen "Katie" Denise Lynch previously from Farmington, Michigan, daughter of George and Denise Lynch from Holyoke, Massachusetts has been engaged to Adam Alexander Lindgren previously from Brainerd, Minnesota, son of Thomas Lindgren from Tucson, Arizona and Janet Bowers also from Brainerd. Adam and Katie have been close friends since 2002, Adam 16 and Katie 15, meeting on Venice Beach in ...

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Founder of Will Leather Goods of Eugene follows instincts leading to store expansion
Jan 16, 2014
First store open in 2012 in Venice Beach, Calif., followed by a Portland store last year with eight more scattered around the United States; 'I trusted myself'

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Brittney Palmer shows off her artsy side as she paints 'Slow & Hot'
Jan 15, 2014
The beautiful UFC Octagon girl is lovely and talented - she's an artist. Check out Palmer in a revealing bathing suit showing off her painting skills on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Venice group drops bid to limit overnight parking
Jan 14, 2014
Lacking council support, the Venice Stakeholders Assn. ends its long fight to restrict overnight parking as the area grapples with the issue of homeless people living in cars and RVs. Some Venice activists have ended their years-long legal battle to restrict overnight parking in the coastal community, which has struggled over how to deal with people living in campers and cars.        

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Venice group drops suit over overnight street parking
Jan 14, 2014
Some Venice activists have ended their years-long legal battle to restrict overnight parking in the coastal community, which has struggled over how to deal with the divisive issue of people living in campers and cars.

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Chris Hemworth and Elsa Pataky Could Be the Night's Hottest Couple
Jan 12, 2014
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky made one truly stunning couple at the Golden Globes in LA today. Elsa showed off her growing baby bump in a black Paule Ka and looked adoringly at her hot husband as they posed for photos together. While Chris isn't up for any personal awards, his movie Rush is nominated in the best motion picture, drama, category, and he's also set to hit the stage to present a ...

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Suspect Arrested in Brutal Beating Near Venice Beach Boardwalk
Jan 10, 2014
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the videotaped beating of a homeless man in Venice on Dec. 13, police said. Apolinar Celestino Lopez, 30, was pulled over Jan. 5 by Pacific Division officers, the Los Angeles Police Department …

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Suspect Seen On Video Beating Man With Chair In Venice Arrested
Jan 10, 2014
A suspect seen on video viciously beating a man with a folding chair on the Venice Beach boardwalk was in custody Friday.

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Yes, Chris Hemsworth's Family Is Really This Good Looking
Jan 9, 2014
Chris Hemsworth and pregnant Elsa Pataky took their adorable daughter, India, out for a stroll in Venice Beach, California, on Wednesday. Chris carried and kissed his little one while the couple visited various stores, including a surf shop where the Aussie actor checked out a board. Chris is back in LA after travelling to Elsa's native Spain with his growing family to film In the Heart of the ...

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Snapchat updates app, apologizes
Jan 9, 2014
The Venice Beach-based service will now allow people to opt out of linking a phone number with their username. The option is available in the app's settings.

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Facebook Suspends Woman’s Account Because of Home Birth Photos
Jan 9, 2014
Facebook has temporarily suspended a California woman's account after deciding photos of her home birth were in violation of its policies. In December 2013, Venice Beach resident Ruth Fowler used Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to live blog the home birth of her son, Nye. Though Ms. Fowler told Betabeat she'd received a surprising number of supportive emails, she noted that one entity isn't ...

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Murder charge for driver who ploughed through crowd
Jan 8, 2014
The US driver of a car that ploughed through crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk will stand trial for murder.

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KSBY.com | Live. Local. Everywhere.
Jan 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the driver of a car that plowed through crowds of tourists at Venice Beach last summer will stand trial on charges of murder, assault and leaving the scene.

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Judge to decide on trial in boardwalk rampage
Jan 8, 2014
A judge who has heard from multiple victims of a Venice Beach boardwalk auto rampage is set to consider final arguments Wednesday and rule on whether a driver will stand trial on allegations that he plowed through crowds last summer, killing a newlywed woman and injuring others.

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Judge to decide on trial in boardwalk tragedy
Jan 8, 2014
A judge is expected to rule whether a driver will stand trial on allegations he intentionally drove his car through crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk last summer, killing an Italian newlywed and injuring others.

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Driver to stand trial in CA beach crash
Jan 8, 2014
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the driver of a car that plowed through crowds of tourists at Venice Beach last summer will stand trial on charges of murder, assault and leaving the scene.

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Judge to decide on trial in boardwalk rampage - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Jan 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge who has heard from multiple victims of a Venice Beach boardwalk auto rampage is set to consider final arguments Wednesday and rule on whether a driver will stand trial on allegations that he plowed through crowds last summer, killing a newlywed woman and injuring others.

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Driver ordered to trial in Venice Beach crash
Jan 8, 2014
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court, in Los Angeles.

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Driver ordered to trial in fatal Venice Beach crash
Jan 8, 2014
The driver of a car that plowed through crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk must stand trial on charges of murder in the death of a newlywed woman and assault with a deadly weapon involving more than a dozen other tourists and vendors who were injured, a judge ruled Wednesday. Nathan Campbell, 38, was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing of the case before Superior Court Judge ...

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Driver of car that plowed into California's Venice Beach crowd to face murder, assault trial
Jan 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The driver of a car that plowed through crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk must stand trial on charges of murder in the death of a newlywed woman and assault with a deadly weapon involving more than a dozen other tourists and vendors who were injured, a judge ruled Wednesday. Nathan Campbell, 38, was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing of the case before ...

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Judge to hear arguments, rule on whether driver stands trial in Venice boardwalk rampage
Jan 8, 2014
A judge who has heard from multiple victims of a Venice Beach boardwalk auto rampage is set to consider final arguments Wednesday and rule on whether a driver will stand trial on allegations that he plowed through crowds last summer, killing a newlywed woman and injuring others.

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Venice boardwalk crash: Man ordered to stand trial
Jan 8, 2014
A 38-year-old driver has been ordered to stand trial for plowing into a crowd of people on the Venice boardwalk last summer.

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Driver ordered to trial in Venice Beach crash - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Jan 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the driver of a car that plowed through crowds of tourists at Venice Beach last summer will stand trial on charges of murder, assault and leaving the scene.

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Driver of car that plowed into LA's Venice Beach crowd to face murder, assault trial
Jan 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) Driver of car that plowed into LA's Venice Beach crowd to face murder, assault trial.

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Rose McGowan rushed to the aid of an elderly man after he was assaulted in Los Angeles.
Jan 7, 2014
The former 'Charmed' actress saw the pedestrian punched by an "evil guy" in the Venice Beach area of the city, and rushed to aid him then called an ambulance.

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With new challenges in LA, Rivers still has a piece of... Hub in his heart
Jan 7, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers walked into the hotel lobby at Shutters wearing a blue V-neck sweater from Bel-Air Country Club. He decided on a small table on the deck, which sits just above the serene Santa Monica sand, a short walk north from the “Holy crap, Martha, did you see that?” of Venice Beach. On a quiet Sunday evening, Rivers — resident of Beverly Hills, coach of the Los Angeles Clippers ...

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No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever
Jan 5, 2014
It's a near-perfect morning on Venice Beach in Southern California, temperatures in the 60s, with a breeze. You can hear the waves of the Pacific crash against the sand. Only a layer of clouds mars the scene. Scott and Sue Nolan, visiting from Houston, play kickball in the sand with their...

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Kellan Lutz works hard to get that Hercules 'pop'
Jan 4, 2014
Kellan Lutz, star of the upcoming 'The Legend of Hercules,' talks about his bodybuilding routine. The skinny guy doesn't get cast as Hercules. Conversely, you can't just go down to the Gold's Gym in Venice Beach and hire some muscle head to play the lead in a big-budget 3-D movie. Acting chops to go with the bulging biceps and rippling midsection are required.

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Rose McGowan Comes to Aid of 'Knockout Game' Victim
Jan 3, 2014
Rose McGowan found herself in the role of real-life crime fighter after witnessing a random attack on a senior citizen.

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A More Secure Snapchat
Jan 3, 2014
Comes after New Year's Eve security breach

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Rose McGowan Live-Tweets a Street Fight in Los Angeles
Jan 3, 2014
Rose McGowan was simply minding her business while out and about in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 2. But all of a sudden, she became a witness to a disturbing street fight. The...

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Hearing Postponed In Venice Boardwalk Tragedy
Jan 2, 2014
A judge has postponed final arguments in the preliminary hearing of charges against a man who allegedly drove his car through crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk last summer, killing a newlywed woman and injuring others.

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Talking Tech: 5 apps for 5 New Year's resolutions
Jan 1, 2014
VENICE BEACH, Calif. - It's New Year's resolution time. To help you get there, we have tips on 5 free mobile apps to help you lose weight, track calories, learn a language and keep better track of your day and your budget.

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Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler: Curbside Lunch Lovers
Dec 29, 2013
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler grab a seat on a curb while eating her lunch on Sunday afternoon (December 29) in Venice Beach, Calif. The couple picked up something to eat from Gjelina Take Away before walking around the area and enjoying the sunny weather. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vanessa Hudgens In [...]

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Joe Jonas: Venice Beach with Blanda Eggenschwiler Ahead of NYE Party
Dec 28, 2013
Joe Jonas and girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler grab a cup of coffee to go while out in Venice Beach, Calif., on Saturday afternoon (December 28). The couple hung out with some close friends ahead of Joe‘s upcoming New Year’s Eve party. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joe Jonas According to EOnline, Joe will be [...]

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Visit to UCLA a daunting task for Alabama basketball team
Dec 27, 2013
The University of Alabama basketball team took advantage of Christmas break and an extra travel day to see some of the sites of Southern California on Friday, riding bikes on Venice Beach and touring Hollywood, but the scenery will grow less friendly tonight.

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Snapchat Weakness Would Reportedly Allow Phone Numbers to Be Matched to User Accounts
Dec 27, 2013
Over at ZDNet, Violet Blue details a couple apparent Snapchat weaknesses: one that would allow someone to match a phone number with a person’s username, and one that would allow someone to create a bunch of accounts that could be used for spamming people. The whole ordeal is a pretty thick read – here’s the complete document by the security team that discovered the flaws – but the takeaway for ...

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Witnesses tell of car rampage at Venice Beach - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Dec 24, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in a wheelchair testified Tuesday that a car slammed into her back as it plowed through a crowd at the popular Venice Beach boardwalk, turning a cheerful summer evening into a scene of pain and death.

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Reese and Jim Take Time Out For Rosé and Shopping
Dec 23, 2013
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth spent some sweet quality time together in LA on Sunday. The couple had a romantic lunch at the Gjelina restaurant in Venice Beach, sipping rosé and snacking on sandwiches, before hitting up the nearby Roots boutique, where they got animated while showing each other cute items. Reese and Jim have been sticking close to home on the West Coast after taking a quick ...

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Rockwell art sells for record $46M at NY auction
Dec 22, 2013
Police officers will take the stand Wednesday after witnesses from around the world testified in several languages about the terror they felt when a black sedan plowed through a crowd last year on the Venice Beach...

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Oil price hovers $98 ahead of supply data
Dec 21, 2013
Police officers will take the stand Wednesday after witnesses from around the world testified in several languages about the terror they felt when a black sedan plowed through a crowd last year on the Venice Beach...

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AutoMatters: 2015 Mustang Revealed!
Dec 20, 2013
Part 2: Exterior Styling, Suspension, Drivetrain, Controls & Electronics

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Venice Beach shul the focus of TV reality series
Dec 19, 2013
Search our Archives! Abdul Hamid, a genocide survivor from Darfur who has been imprisoned in Israel for 18 months, just said over the phone that about 50 of the refugees are still walking.…

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Video captures beating of Venice Beach transient; attackers at large
Dec 18, 2013
Authorities are investigating the brutal beating of a transient by two men along the Venice Beach boardwalk that was caught on video.

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Man Viciously Attacked Near Venice Beach Boardwalk
Dec 18, 2013
Local law enforcement were searching Wednesday for two men involved in the brutal beating of a transient along the Venice Beach boardwalk that was caught on video. The incident happened early Friday morning in the 1300 block of Ocean Front …

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International witnesses testify about tourists' terror in Los Angeles boardwalk rampage
Dec 18, 2013
Police officers will take the stand Wednesday after witnesses from around the world testified in several languages about the terror they felt when a black sedan plowed through a crowd last year on the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a newlywed.

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Police testify about LA beach auto rampage arrest
Dec 18, 2013
A man charged with murder after his automobile plowed through the Venice Beach boardwalk last summer smelled of alcohol when he surrendered to authorities, a police officer testified Wednesday at a pr

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Tourists testify of LA beach auto rampage terror
Dec 18, 2013
Police officers were expected to take the stand after witnesses from around the world testified in several languages about the terror they felt when a black sedan plowed through a crowd last year on the Venice Beach...

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Officers Testify At Pre-Trial Hearing Of Man Accused In Deadly Beach Auto Rampage
Dec 18, 2013
A man charged with murder after his automobile plowed through the Venice Beach boardwalk last summer smelled of alcohol when he surrendered to authorities, a police officer testified Wednesday at a preliminary hearing.

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No. 16 Florida beats No. 15 Memphis 77-75
Dec 18, 2013
Casey Prather did what seniors are supposed to do - lead their team in a tough spot.

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No. 1 UConn women rout No. 2 Duke, 83-61
Dec 18, 2013
Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies always seem to thrive on the big stage.

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Police testify about LA beach auto rampage arrest - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Dec 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Witnesses told a Los Angeles judge that a man charged with murder in a Venice Beach boardwalk automobile rampage smelled of alcohol when he surrendered later at a police station.

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Witnesses tell of car rampage at Venice Beach
Dec 17, 2013
A woman in a wheelchair testified Tuesday that a car slammed into her back as it plowed through a crowd at the popular Venice Beach boardwalk, turning a cheerful summer evening into a scene of pain an

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Witness recalls 'manic grin' on Venice boardwalk crash suspect
Dec 17, 2013
Witnesses and the first victim struck by a car that plowed through the Venice Beach boardwalk in August testified Tuesday they could not believe the Dodge Avenger continued after striking a vendor’s tent.

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Witnesses tell of car rampage at LA's Venice Beach
Dec 17, 2013
Four tourists have testified about how their fun day at Los Angeles' Venice Beach boardwalk was transformed into a scene of horror as a car plowed through a summer crowd.

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Man charged in deadly auto rampage at LA's Venice Beach in court, judge to decide on trial
Dec 17, 2013
A man charged in a deadly auto rampage on the Venice Beach boardwalk will be back in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday as a judge decides whether he'll stand trial for murder, assault and hit-and-run.

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Caught On Video: Man Brutally Beaten With Chair On Venice Beach Boardwalk
Dec 17, 2013
A video has surfaced of a vicious attack on a man along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Man charged in deadly auto rampage at LA’s Venice Beach back in court
Dec 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A man charged in a deadly auto rampage on the Venice Beach boardwalk will be back in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday as a judge decides whether he’ll stand trial for murder, assault and hit-and-run. The preliminary hearing for Nathan Campbell resumes after a delay of nearly a month so tourists Read the Rest of the Entry

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Witnesses tell of car rampage at LA's Venice Beach - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Dec 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four tourists have testified about how their fun day at Los Angeles' Venice Beach boardwalk was transformed into a scene of horror as a car plowed through a summer crowd.

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Venice boardwalk crash victims describe rampage in court
Dec 17, 2013
Victims took the stand Tuesday, telling a judge how a deadly car rampage along the Venice boardwalk changed their lives.

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Man Charged in LA Auto Rampage Back in Court
Dec 17, 2013
Man charged in deadly auto rampage at LA's Venice Beach in court, judge to decide on trial        

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Man charged in LA auto rampage back in court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Dec 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man charged in a deadly auto rampage on the Venice Beach boardwalk will be back in a Los Angeles courtroom as a judge decides whether he'll stand trial.

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Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Curve Ball"
Dec 16, 2013
I was supposed to post some afterthoughts about All In, last Tuesday or Wednesday and, instead, I am late with my entry about this week's new episode, (which was directed by Jon Tenney, better known to our fan base as Special Agent Fritz Howard). It just goes to show you that our best intentions can suddenly be overwhelmed by the unforeseen. In my case, the surprise was sinusitis and a ...

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Beachfront residents fight swale in Venice
Dec 16, 2013
They will try to convince an administrative law judge that the city should find an alternative to a drainage project they think will be unsightly and ineffective.

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Max Frost, 'White Lies': Exclusive Video Premiere
Dec 13, 2013
"White Lies," the new single from promising Atlantic Records singer-songwriter Max Frost, injects some soul into a recent Beats by Dre TV commercial...

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Morning Swim: Brooklyn Decker goes on Leno , Selita Ebanks on the model to business success and more news
Dec 13, 2013
“Honestly, it’s the reason I’m employed today,” Brooklyn Decker said about her 2010 Swimsuit cover, during last night’s appearance on Leno (video above). Watch part 2 of the interview here in which she advises the audience to dress up like a tequila bottle.

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Rejected breast cancer donation aids Indiana woman
Dec 12, 2013
LOWELL, Ind. - What started as a shocking way to raise money for breast cancer research has turned into a blessing for a local unemployed single mother of three fighting the disease.

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In the Spirit of the Valley, It's Silicon This and Silicon That
Dec 11, 2013
In the world of start-ups and technology companies, there’s Silicon Valley, then there’s Silicon everything else.

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Venice council divided over boardwalk safety proposals: Members oppose traffic barriers but can’t make up their minds ...
Dec 11, 2013
By Gary Walker Acting on a number of public safety improvements proposed by city officials in the wake of August’s deadly vehicular attack on Ocean Front Walk pedestrians, the Venice Neighborhood Council came out strongly against installing new traffic barriers…

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Snapchat Creators Want Co-founder to Disappear
Dec 10, 2013
Company files for restraining order

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Here's What The LA Startup Scene Thinks About Snapchat's CEO And His Decision To Turn Down Billions
Dec 9, 2013
I've spent the past few days in Los Angeles visiting dozens of startups and investors in southern California. I met with fashion startups, social startups, video startups, and incubators.

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At Least Microsoft Has Learned One Thing From the Scroogled Campaign Against Google
Dec 7, 2013
As I'm sure you're aware by now is running an extensive campaign against products these days under the banner of "Scroogled". On the usual basis that if you've not got much good to say about your own products then why not bash those of the competition? It is this that drives negative campaigning in politics for example: everyone always insists that they'll not run a dirty campaign and everyone ...

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New Mustang Madness at Venice Beach: Ford celebrates the 2015 Mustang among tourists and eccentrics in Venice, Calif.
Dec 6, 2013
Rick the Hippie rode by us on a battleship-grey 1939 Schwinn--thin, wispy long hair waggling in the chilly breeze, wearing board shorts and a grey flannel Hurley jacket over four layers that puffed out and made him resemble a mushroom.

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Microsoft gets even meaner about Scroogley Chromebooks
Dec 6, 2013
In its latest attempt to help you understand why Google's Chromebooks are terrible, Microsoft talks to real people. Yes, on Venice Beach.

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Picture This: Instagram Executive Defects to Snapchat
Dec 4, 2013
After refusing a multibillion dollar buyout from Facebook last month, popular image-messaging platform Snapchat has acquired one of the company’s top executives. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Emily White, who was the former acting director of business operations for Facebook’s Instagram, will now serve as Snapchat’s chief operating officer. Snapchat has earned no revenue to ...

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1930 Model A Ford Makes Cross-Country Voyage on Second Try
Dec 3, 2013
Rod Wade and Michael Flanders had to cut their trip short the last time they attempted the journey, but this time the car cooperated.

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Reader photo: Venice
Dec 2, 2013
When people think of California, they think of sandy beaches full of people on a hot sunny day. If you're like me, however, you don't really care much for hot, sunny beaches. Give me a cold, cloudy, moody beach in winter any day.

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Two approaches to medical marijuana
Dec 1, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Complaints of a 'wink-wink' headache and the $40 prescriptions that qualify thousands for marijuana in California won't work in the newly opened medicinal marijuana dispensaries in the nation's capital.

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The week ahead in state and local government: Dec. 2-6, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
A look ahead at government meetings and other news events of the week.

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Silicon Beach housing prices surge as techies move in
Nov 30, 2013
Home prices in Santa Monica, Venice Beach and surrounding areas have risen sharply this year, pricing even some tech workers out of that Westside market. In Venice, 25-year-old Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy has bought a new two-bedroom house for $2.1 million, or nearly double the median price of homes in the neighborhood.        

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Xbox One sales hit 1 million on first day
Nov 29, 2013
Paul Scheer of The League uses The NFL on Xbox One to check his fantasy team, on Sun., Nov. 17, 2013 in Venice Beach, Calif. REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. says that more than 1 million Xbox One consoles have been sold worldwide since their midnight launch.

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Demand Grows for Classes in English Slang
Nov 26, 2013
Many people who learn English as a second language think they have a good grasp of it until they watch an American TV show or speak to someone from the United States and realize there's a lot they don’t understand. Some are actually coming to the U.S. to learn American slang, since it's rarely taught in textbooks back home. Most people come to Venice Beach seeking sun and entertainment, but for ...

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Watch This Woman Shred On Rollerskates On Walk Of Fame & Boardwalk
Nov 26, 2013
Who knew rollerskating could be this bad-ass? Michelle Steilen shredded on her wheels through popular L.A. skateboarding spots from Venice Beach to Koreatown and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [ more › ]        

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Venice council gives cell phone antennas a cold reception: Officials say location atop apartments at 101 Dudley Ave ...
Nov 26, 2013
By Gary Walker Plans to install cell phone antennas on top of an apartment building near Venice Beach are getting a cold reception from neighbors, prompting opposition by the Venice Neighborhood Council. An Orange County cell tower installation firm has…

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From hard times to big-time: Venice street artist Gary John was nearly homeless and about to quit painting when a ...
Nov 26, 2013
                    By Michael Aushenker About six months ago, Gary John was just another struggling artist on Venice Boardwalk, frequently homeless and his career going nowhere after a decade of selling paintings…

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Venice restaurant worker death: $50K reward offered
Nov 23, 2013
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information about the stabbing death of a Venice restaurant worker.

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‘Twitter Taxi’ Service Lets Riders Use Social Media To Play Music
Nov 21, 2013
What's being billed as the world's first Twitter-based taxi service is expected to celebrate its launch Thursday in Venice Beach.

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Review: Despite thin plot, 'Sugar' instructs on homelessness
Nov 21, 2013
Young actors touchingly illustrate the toll living on the street takes in film based the director's personal experience. In the fitfully moving "Sugar," director Rotimi Rainwater translates to the big screen his own nine months of living on the streets. Opening during Homeless Youth Awareness Month, his snapshot of teenage boardwalk-dwellers eking out an existence on Venice Beach is more ...

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Venice boardwalk driver pleads not guilty
Nov 20, 2013
A man accused of striking people the Venice boardwalk with his car was in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

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Witnesses to fatal Venice Beach boardwalk crash recall chaos, horror
Nov 19, 2013
A woman who was hit when a man drove his car onto the Venice boardwalk in August testified at a preliminary hearing Tuesday, recalling the "mayhem" and horror of the hit-and-run that injured a dozen people and left an Italian honeymooner dead.

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At Preliminary Hearing, Witnesses Describe Deadly Venice Car Rampage
Nov 19, 2013
Witnesses provided the preliminary hearing Tuesday of the man accused of mowing down pedestrians along the Venice Beach boardwalk in August.

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Reno to hold off on medical pot shops - for now
Nov 19, 2013
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Medical marijuana prescriptions vials are filled at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif.

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Are Drake And Zoe Kravitz A New Item?
Nov 19, 2013
Drake has been putting in work this cuffing season. This past weekend, Drizzy was caught dining at Venice Beach's Gjelina restaurant with Zoe Kravitz. She's also been spotted parlaying on his tour bus. To put the icing on the cake, Drake posted a picture of himself donning a hat that reads "Lolawolf," the name of Zoe Kravitz new band. Could the two musicians soon be making beautiful music ...

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Man in court after driving into Venice Beach crowd
Nov 18, 2013
A preliminary hearing begins for a man whose auto rampage through a throng of beachgoers at Venice Beach killed an Italian honeymooner. Nathan Louis Campbell was to appear in court Tuesday for the first of a two-part preliminary hearing.

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Family Seeks Justice For Honeymooner Killed In Venice Car Rampage
Nov 18, 2013
A preliminary hearing is set to begin Tuesday for the suspect involved in August's deadly vehicular rampage along the Venice Beach boardwalk, which claimed the life of a young woman on her honeymoon.

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Venice restaurant worker found stabbed on intersection dies
Nov 18, 2013
A 25-year-old man was found stabbed and unconscious on a Venice intersection Monday. He later succumbed to his injuries.

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Man fatally stabbed in Venice; no arrests
Nov 18, 2013
Police are asking for the public's help to solve a fatal stabbing that left a 24-year-old father dead in Venice Monday.

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Fatal hit-and-run crashes on rise in U.S.
Nov 17, 2013
In this still frame made from security camera footage from Snapchat, Inc. headquarters, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. A driver plowed into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk in a seemingly intentional hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured 11 others.

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LivnGiv.com Combines Dining Out, Charity In Venice Beach
Nov 15, 2013
A new, Venice-based startup, LivnGiv.com said Wednesday afternoon that it has launched a brand new service, which donates money to charity when you eat out at local restaurants. According to the startup, it allows users to purchase dining certificates on the site, and donates 20 percent of those certificates to a user's favorite cause. The new startup was co-founded by Kenneth Hepburn and Lee ...

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Weekend Open House: Decorating 101 from a Venice Walk Street Craftsman Home
Nov 15, 2013
Open House: Sunday, October 27, between 1 PM - 5 PM 747 Marco Place, Venice Price: $2,395,000 Beds, Bath: 3 beds, 3 baths Floor Area: 2,138 sq. ft. Per the Listing: "Picturesque...

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Snapchat, The Profitless Company That Spurned $3 Billion, Moves Out Of Venice Beach Headquarters
Nov 14, 2013
  Snapchat, the beloved sexting app based out of Venice Beach, has left its beachfront headquarters. It's been a huge month for this profitless app as the company recently rejected Facebook's offer to buy the company for a whopping $3 billion on Nov. 13, and is looking for a better deal. [ more › ]        

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Rejecting Billions, Snapchat Expects a Better Offer
Nov 13, 2013
Snapchat, a social media service based in Venice Beach, Calif., has become one of the most sought-after businesses in the technology industry.

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Nov 14
Nov 13, 2013
* A contract between JPMorgan Chase and a consulting firm run by the daughter of the former prime minister points to the bank's strategy to build its influence in China. * Snapchat, a social media service based in Venice Beach, California, has become one of the most sought-after businesses in the technology industry. * Janet L. Yellen, President Obama's choice to lead the Federal Reserve for the ...

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'Kiss Me, I'm Desperate' Sign Actually Works, And Will Make You Smile And Love LA So So Much
Nov 12, 2013
Blake Grigsby wants you to kiss him not because he's Irish, but because he's desperate. Watch him and his sign reel in the ladies at Venice Beach near the Santa Monica pier. Apparently desperation can be a good look if it's worn on a sign, because Blake gets a surprisingly large number of responses. Though the entire video is wonderfully precious and will make you feel that all is right in the ...

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More hit-and-run crashes reported in L.A., USA
Nov 10, 2013
In this still frame made from security camera footage from Snapchat, Inc. headquarters, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. A driver plowed into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk in a seemingly intentional hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured 11 others.

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Community and Discussion
Nov 10, 2013
-- WWE Superstar JTG reunited with his former partner in crime (Cryme Tyme), Shad Gaspard, this weekend in Venice Beach, California. -- As we noted late last night here on the website, former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Batista accompanied Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Texas for his match against Mikey Garcia.

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Venice zipline’s future unclear: The controversial summer attraction raised money for beach upkeep but may be the last ...
Nov 8, 2013
By Gary Walker A zipline ride temporarily installed at Venice Beach this summer brought in revenue to support Ocean Front Walk maintenance, but it remains unclear whether officials would consider a similar attraction next year. The zipline, which spanned 750…

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9 Investigates: Could marijuana be Florida's next prescription drug problem?
Nov 4, 2013
Just as the debate over legalizing medical marijuana heads to the Florida Supreme Court, Eyewitness News anchor Greg Warmoth discovered just how easy it is to get a doctor's approval for pot in parts of California, where the drug has been legal for years. Greg traveled to Venice Beach, Calif., one of that state's top tourist spots. While there, he discovered that simply telling a doctor you have ...

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Here's How The S&P 500 Boosts Sales When The Economy Stinks
Nov 4, 2013
With the economy still looking anemic...

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See Venice Beach From Another Angle On Two Wheels With Venice Beach Bike Tours
Nov 1, 2013
This exciting and fun tour will show and tell you all about Venice Beach.

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BevForce Opens West Coast Office in Southern California to Accommodate Growth
Oct 31, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BevForce, the beverage division of Force Brands -- a boutique recruiting agency that specializes in hiring strategies and organizational design for food and beverage companies -- has recently expanded its operations to include a West Coast office. Located at 2112 Zeno Place, Venice, California, known as the Abbot Kinney section of Venice Beach, the new ...

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Gimme That! Zoe Saldana's Edgy Ankle Booties
Oct 30, 2013
Marriage definitely agrees with Zoe Saldana! The newlywed was positively glowing when she and husband, Marco Perego recently hit the streets of Venice Beach, Calif. for a little retail...

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AMC 'Freakshow' coming to Tampa's sideshow haven
Oct 28, 2013
The AMC reality show Freakshow — about a guy who runs a freak show in Venice Beach — has gotten renewed for a second season so naturally they are taking the show on the road to Gibsonton, Tampa Bay’s

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Zoe Saldana, Sexy Husband Marco Perego Hold Hands During Rare Joint Outing: Picture
Oct 28, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Perego obviously aren't big on over-the-top appearances. Zoe Saldana and sexy new husband Marco Perego made a rare, and very quiet, joint outing on Monday, holding hands as they shopped along Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, Calif.

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Zoe Saldana and Her New Husband Are Aww-Inducing
Oct 28, 2013
Zoe Saldana and her husband, artist Marco Perego, showed sweet PDA while hanging out in the Venice Beach neighborhood of LA on Monday. As the couple waited to cross the street, Zoe laid her head on Marco's shoulder as he placed a smooch on her forehead (all while carrying her Chanel handbag around his neck). We haven't seen much of Zoe since she and Marco quietly tied the knot back in June - the ...

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Rita Ora and Sam Ronson have matching pink hair dye hues
Oct 24, 2013
Singer, Rita Ora and Sam Ronson step out with matching pink hair as they head to lunch in Venice Beach on Wednesday

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JUST CHILL® Earns National Acclaim, New Partnership with Kroger
Oct 23, 2013
VENICE BEACH, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JUST CHILL® with the PR, right? Well, we'll keep our cool®. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131023/LA03072 ) We just can't ignore recent ...

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Actor Grant Show takes ‘Dracula’ lead seriously
Oct 23, 2013
‘Melrose Place’ veteran starring in Columbia City Ballet’s annual Halloween production

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Freida Pinto Celebrates 29th Birthday with Boyfriend Dev Patel
Oct 22, 2013
Frieda Pinto appeared to be smitten by her long-time boyfriend and “Slumdog Millionaire” co-star Dev Patel, as the couple celebrated Pinto’s 29th birthday Oct. 18 at Gjelina Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach, Calif.

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Unusual sea life washing ashore in California
Oct 19, 2013
Oarfish, rare whales, and great white sharks puzzle southern California scientists.

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Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Up On Venice Beach
Oct 18, 2013
A rare saber-toothed whale has washed up on Venice Beach after somehow straying thousands of miles from its home. The whale, which is known for its sharp teeth, is usually found in subarctic waters, leaving scientists puzzled as to why it was in the warm waters of Southern California. Formally known as the Stejneger’s beaked... Read more » Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Up On Venice Beach is a ...

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Saber-tooth Stejneger whale washes up on Venice Beach
Oct 18, 2013
An extremely rare whale distinguished by its long saber-like teeth and preference for sub-arctic waters has washed ashore in the Venice Beach area of LA.

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Saber-tooth whale found dead
Oct 18, 2013
Oct. 16: Heather Doyle, director of the Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, points out shark bites found on a beached Stejneger's Beaked Whale that washed ashore Tuesday in the Venice Beach.

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Saber-toothed whale washes ashore in Los Angeles
Oct 18, 2013
A rare saber-toothed whale washed ashore in Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

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Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Ashore On Venice Beach In California [PHOTOS]
Oct 17, 2013
A 15-foot long female Stejneger’s beaked whale typically seen in the Bering Sea and off the coast of Japan washed ashore Tuesday on Venice Beach. Facebook

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Saber-toothed whale washes up on Venice Beach
Oct 17, 2013
The carcass of a rare saber-toothed whale washed up in Venice Beach, one of several unusual marine events recently in SoCal.

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Rare "saber-toothed" whale washes up on Venice Beach
Oct 17, 2013
Researchers say this incredibly elusive species rarely ventures so far south

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Los Angeles: Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes up on Venice Beach
Oct 17, 2013
Environmental group finds Stejneger’s Beaked Whale 3,000 miles from home waters of Alaska.

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Extremely rare whale washes up on Venice beach
Oct 17, 2013
A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach.

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'Saber-toothed' whale washes ashore in California
Oct 17, 2013
Kate Stanton (UPI) -- A rare, so-called saber-toothed whale washed up on Venice Beach Tuesday night.

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Rare 'saber-toothed' whale washes up on popular California beach
Oct 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists in California say a rare "saber-toothed" whale was found washed up on Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach, showing evidence of a shark attack.

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Rare saber-tooth whale found washed ashore on California beach
Oct 17, 2013
Researchers raced to Los Angeles' Venice Beach this week to study a 15-foot saber-toothed Stejneger's beaked whale that humans rarely encounter in the wild, and even more rarely encounter on the sunny shores of California, away from its preferred chilly … Continue reading →

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Rare whale found in Calif.
Oct 17, 2013
October 16, 2013: This image provided by Heal the Bay shows Heather Doyle, director of the Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium pointing out shark bites found on a beached Stejneger's Beaked Whale that washed ashore Tuesday in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles Wednesday.

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A Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washed Ashore In California
Oct 17, 2013
Whales are not an uncommon sight off the coast...

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Rare ‘sabre-tooth’ whale found dead on California beach
Oct 17, 2013
A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and sabre-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters

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Venice Beach boardwalk crash suspect says rampage was accident
Oct 16, 2013
The lawyer for the man accused of running down people on the Venice Boardwalk says it was an accident.

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Rare saber-toothed whale washes ashore in Venice Beach
Oct 16, 2013
A rare whale known for its saber-like teeth and preference for frigid subarctic waters washed ashore in a highly unlikely place Tuesday night: Venice Beach.

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Rare Whale Found Dead At Venice Beach
Oct 16, 2013
A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

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Very rare beaked whale washes up at Venice Beach
Oct 16, 2013
Kevin Roderick: Heal the Bay says the female Stejneger's Beaked Whale was covered in shark bites, but there was no apparent indication of how it had died.

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Rare saber-tooth whale found dead on Venice Beach in Southern California
Oct 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES — A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

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Rare Whale Washes Ashore in Venice
Oct 16, 2013
A rare 15-foot Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach last night. [ more › ]        

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Rare whale found dead in Southern California
Oct 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.        

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Rare whale found in subartic washes up in California
Oct 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES – A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

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Rare whale found dead in California
Oct 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1aq1Wnv)...

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Rare whale with dolphin-shaped head found dead in California
Oct 16, 2013
October 17, 2013 10:08 AM LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and sabre-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.        

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Philippine quake damages centuries-old churches
Oct 16, 2013
The earthquake that killed at least 156 people in the central Philippines also took its toll on the region's historical and religious legacy by heavily damaging a dozen or more churches, some centuries old.

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Senate votes to avoid US default,; House next
Oct 16, 2013
Up against a deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown in the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the...

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Rare whale found dead in Southern California - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Oct 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

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Deadly Calif. boardwalk crash was 'horrendous accident,' not 'intentional act,' defense lawyer says
Oct 15, 2013
The man accused of plowing his car through the Venice Beach boardwalk, deliberately running people people over and killing an Italian newlywed, did not mean to hurt anyone, his public defender said Tuesday, adding that the crash was a "horrendous accident.

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Fatal California boardwalk car crash was accident, not rampage: lawyer
Oct 15, 2013
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man accused of murder for plowing his car into crowds at a California beach boardwalk this summer, killing an Italian newlywed on her honeymoon, did not intend to harm anyone in what amounted to a "horrendous accident," his public defender said on Tuesday. Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, has pleaded not guilty to murder, assault with a deadly weapon and 17 ...

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A Slimmed-Down Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted on the Nightcrawler Set
Oct 15, 2013
A slimmed-down Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted filming the Dan Gilroy-thriller Nightcrawler yesterday on Venice Beach and we have some pics of the actor on the set.

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Medford bans medical marijuana dispensaries
Oct 15, 2013
The city of Medford City will not be allowing any medical marijuana dispensaries to do business in the city limits, despite the new state law allowing the sale of medical marijuana through pot shops.

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Inspired by Columbus, drivers set off on cross-country journey in classic Model A Ford
Oct 14, 2013
Two men left New York City Monday in an 83-year-old car to embark on a cross-country road trip, which they hope will generate money to stave kidney disease and, at the same time, land them a world record.Rod Wade and his co-driver Michael Flanders left Staten Island at exactly 00:01 a.m.

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Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of health care
Oct 14, 2013
Editor's note: This story is part of NBC's series "Quest for Care" exploring the shortage of health care providers as the Affordable Care Act rolls out. Ben Olmedo traveled from Afghanistan to Alaska to find the gaps he wanted to fill.

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Lane Kiffin and Matt Leinart Met Up in Venice Beach
Oct 12, 2013
Just a couple of unemployed people who used to be affiliated with USC getting their run on.

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LA cracking down on pot dispensaries under new law
Oct 12, 2013
FILE - In this May 14, 2013, Rosy Solis, left, and Nicole Denis help fill medical marijuana prescriptions at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.

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The Venice ArtBlock Offers Free Studio Tour This Sunday
Oct 11, 2013
By Henry K. Long 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. Many local artists have opened their studios to guest artists, such as Marty Katon, a painter for more than 40 years. Known as the “Crocodile Dundee of the ...

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Views of Venice Beach
Oct 10, 2013
Escape to Venice Beach, California! Go parasailing, enjoy people watching on the boardwalk, take a bike ride or just relax at the beach to enjoy your sunny vacation.

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HyattVoice: Get Local: Make The Most Of A Short Stay In A Great City
Oct 10, 2013
By Kimberley Lovato

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Juice fans trumpet reboot’ detox
Oct 9, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health "reboot."

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Is Pain a Construct of the Mind?
Oct 8, 2013
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality . [More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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5W Public Relations Named Agency of Record for Post-Production, Distribution and Asset Management Company, SpeedMedia
Oct 8, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  5W Public Relations , one of the 25 largest independent Public Relations agencies in the U.S., today announced its selection as the agency of record for SpeedMedia ...

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Evans Waterless Coolant Supporting Ocean to Ocean World Record Attempt
Oct 8, 2013
Evans waterless coolant will once again be the coolant choice for the Vintage Adventurer's next world record attempt. Australian motoring enthusiast Rod Wade, aka the Vintage Adventurer, is preparing to ...

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Helen K. Garber Opens Studio on Venice Beach, CA for the Sunday, Oct. 13, Venice ArtBlock
Oct 8, 2013
Helen K. Garber joins the Venice ArtBlock, a city-wide event involving 50 artists of Venice Beach. The open studio event is on Sunday, October 13, from noon to five p.m. (PRWeb October 08, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11206027.htm

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The 'reboot' juice detox
Oct 7, 2013
Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health "reboot.""I like to do it twice a year, it's ...        

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Cliir.com, a Leading eCommerce Organic & Sustainable Marketplace Launches Shop Local Program
Oct 4, 2013
VENICE BEACH, Calif., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Beginning September 30th, consumers who prefer to buy affordable products that are healthier will find it easier and more efficient to do so – ...

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Juice fans trumpet ‘reboot’ detox
Oct 4, 2013
Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health “reboot.”

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Passionate fans trumpet ‘reboot’ of juice detox
Oct 4, 2013
Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health reboot.

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Pursuing Peace One Whistle at a Time
Oct 4, 2013
A trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo turns into a U.S.-based non-profit working to keep children from being sent to battle armed with only a whistle.

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Oct 3, 2013
Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health "reboot." "I like to do it twice a year, it's like a reset button. You have an opportunity to think about your relationship with food," the 44-year-old told AFP in the trendy ocean-front...

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In California, juice fans trumpet 'reboot' detox
Oct 3, 2013
October 04, 2013 11:25 AM LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health "reboot".        

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The art of football
Oct 3, 2013
Chris Toronyi on the first 45 minutes of Arsenal's win over Napoli in the Champions League

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Celebs who have been homeless
Oct 3, 2013
Before Steve Harvey became a top comedian, actor and media personality, he was living out of his car and struggling to make ends meet. Harvey, now 56, tells People magazine that in the late '80s, he was homeless for three years while waiting on his big break.

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Local artist's $5K artwork stolen from Venice street festival
Oct 2, 2013
A local artist is asking for the public's help to track down a thief who walked off with an artwork at a Venice festival.

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Photo: Venice Beach [not] in 1947 *
Oct 1, 2013
Kevin Roderick: Historian Michael Beschloss posted this image to Twitter and said it was Venice in 1947. It looks to actually be in Santa Monica. Inside: UCLA under construction around 1928.

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New Resource for Homes for Sale in Venice and the Westside Goes Online
Oct 1, 2013
Abbott Kinney Real Estate, one of the leading brokerages serving Venice and other Westside communities, recently announced the launch of their new website, AbbotKinneyRealEstate.com. Here users can access the latest listings of homes for sale in Marina Del Rey, Venice and other nearby areas as well as get more information about local lifestyles, the home-buying and selling process, and more ...

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Marina del Rey Marriott Invites Vacationers to Paint the Town Red With Glow Package
Oct 1, 2013
Marina del Rey hotel offers $50 dining credit at premiere outdoor lounge for attendees of Venice Art Crawl. (PRWeb October 01, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Marina-del-Rey-Marriott/Hotel-Offers-Glow-Package/prweb11181045.htm

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My Introduction to Car Rental
Sep 30, 2013
As a newbie to the auto rental world, I have only started to get my feet wet. For the past four months, I have been researching car rental trends and news and trying to get a handle on industry terms and lingo.

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At a Festival, Molly Danced but Didn’t Cut In
Sep 30, 2013
The first TomorrowWorld electronic dance-music celebration this weekend seemed to go off without any serious health problems from drug use.

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Photo: Venice Beach 1947
Sep 29, 2013
Kevin Roderick: Historian Michael Beschloss posted this image of Venice in 1947 to Twitter on Sunday. No origin or backstory. Inside: UCLA under construction around 1928.

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Triathlon closes long stretches of Venice, Olympic boulevards
Sep 29, 2013
Motorists are being advised to avoid surface streets Sunday morning between downtown Los Angeles and Venice Beach because of road closures including stretches of Venice and Olympic boulevards for the 14th annual Herbalife Triathlon.

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American Men Sweep Herbalife Triathlon L.A.
Sep 29, 2013
The fourth time was the charm for American pro, 38-year-old Kevin Everett as he won the 14th annual Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles today in a time of 1:52:28. Everett, who said today’s bike performance was his secret weapon, came out of the water at Venice Beach more than a minute behind Americans William Jones and Dustin McLarty, but caught them 10 miles into the 24-mile bike segment, and ...

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Street Closures In Effect For Herbalife Triathlon
Sep 29, 2013
Street closures were in effect Sunday due to the Department of Transportation’s Herbalife Triathlon.

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Portions of Venice, Olympic boulevards to close for triathlon Sunday
Sep 28, 2013
"Rolling" street closures for Sunday's 14th annual Herbalife Triathlon will pose challenges for motorists trying to navigate between Venice Beach and L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

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Stretches of Venice, Olympic Boulevards to Close for Triathlon
Sep 28, 2013
“Rolling” street closures for Sunday’s 14th annual Herbalife Triathlon will pose challenges for motorists trying to navigate between Venice Beach and L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. As amateur and professional athletes from 17 countries swim, bike and run in …

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Street Closures To Be In Effect Sunday During Herbalife Triathlon
Sep 27, 2013
Street closures will be in place Sunday due to the Department of Transportation's Herbalife Triathlon.

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Former boxer Exum Speight arrested for 1987 slaying
Sep 26, 2013
SAN FERNANDO, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said they arrested former professional boxer Exum Speight after DNA evidence allegedly linked him to the slaying of his manager in 1987.

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SLAM SNEAKER WATCH: PBA GOVERNOR’S CUP WEEK 6
Sep 24, 2013
Asi Taulava chatting it up with Nic Belasco in the Air Jordan IX Retro ‘Johnny Kilroy’. Gabby Espinas stretching in the adidas Rose 773 II. Cesca Litton making an appearance courtside in the Air Jordan V ‘Grape’. Markeith Cummings trying to get loose in the Air Penny V ‘Volt’. Reynel […]The post SLAM SNEAKER WATCH: PBA GOVERNOR’S CUP WEEK 6 appeared first on SLAMonline Philippines.

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Counterfeiters along Venice Boardwalk targeted by LAPD
Sep 24, 2013
Los Angeles police are cracking down on counterfeiters working on the busy Venice Boardwalk.

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Rev. Ed Bacon Counsels A Struggling Father On 'Help Desk'
Sep 23, 2013
After losing his house and job, 46-year-old single father Johnny is wondering if happiness is even possible anymore. He poses that question to author and spiritual teacher Rev. Ed Bacon when the pair meet in Venice Beach on the new OWN special, "Help Desk." Johnny tells Rev. Bacon he recently divorced and has two beautiful daughters. "I lost my home during foreclosure and then I lost my job. And ...

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Move Over Vodka; Korean Soju's Taking A Shot At America
Sep 22, 2013
It's the top-selling spirit in the world, but you've probably never heard of it. That's because Jinro soju does less than 5 percent of its sales in the U.S. Now, they're looking to expand that presence — by a lot. "We want to be in every store," says one marketing manager. "That's our main goal."

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Ernst: Complaints spur tweaks to Venice beach plan
Sep 21, 2013
A plan aimed at reducing bacteria levels is finding its most vocal opposition in beachfront property owners

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Venice fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested
Sep 21, 2013
A woman has been arrested after police say she struck and killed a homeless man in Venice, then just drove off.

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Visit Oakland Hits the Road in New Mobile Visitor Center
Sep 21, 2013
Visit Oakland will officially roll out its new mobile visitor center as the organization hits the road for a California road trip September 21-23.

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Pedestrian killed by hit-run driver in Venice
Sep 20, 2013
A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Venice and Lincoln boulevards in Venice.

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Atlantic City streets decorated with chalk art
Sep 20, 2013
ATLANTIC CITY - This is a place that specializes in the ephemeral. Sand sculpting. Bathing beauties crowned one moment, dethroned the next. Temporary art parks built on borrowed empty casino lots. The summer season.

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Flip-flop house takes bauhaus to the beach
Sep 20, 2013
Bauhaus is definitely not for everyone. This classically austere, crisp, sharp design doesn't get everyone's architectural juices going, which is a pity, because when it's good, it's...

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New band of the day: Roosevelt
Sep 20, 2013
He's the German producer whose listless disco could be from Manchester, LA, Ontario, even outer space Hometown : Cologne. The lineup : Marius Lauber (music, vocals, production). The background : If we decided to spin an annual awards ceremony out of this column – and if we did we'd call it the Newbies – then today's act would be a hot contender for the gong for Best EP By a German Who Sounds ...

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Venice zip line closes to mixed reviews, uncertain future
Sep 20, 2013
It took more than two years from conception to launch. It cleared councils, commissions and even withstood an appeal. And now, after less than two months in operation, the Venice zip line is packing up shop.

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To attract young people, automakers embrace tech, virtual reality
Sep 19, 2013
New technologies let young drivers see cars online in great detail.

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Flightlinez Zipline Says Fair Well to Los Angeles and Venice Beach
Sep 16, 2013
This pilot project was never just about the zipline, it was about getting the community involved and showcasing the beauty and creativity that is, Venice Beach. Thank you LA for the opportunity. (PRWeb September 16, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FLZVBcomplete/prweb11037573.htm

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How to sell a car to people who stay away from a showroom? Automakers build showroom in an app
Sep 16, 2013
How to sell a car to people who stay away from a showroom? Automakers build showroom in an app

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America's best boardwalks
Sep 16, 2013
If your idea of summer perfection involves roller coasters, funnel cakes and Whac-A-Mole, we've got 19 perfect spots for the season's last hurrah.

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Gum-Chewing Harry Styles Shows Up at Henry Holland
Sep 15, 2013
The paparazzi outside of London's House of Holland show yesterday were abuzz: Harry Styles was supposed to make an appearance. And indeed he did, popping out from backstage and striding casually down the runway, flanked by British presenter Nick Grimshaw on one side and Kelly Osbourne on the other. When asked ... More »        

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One Direction star savours London fashion styles
Sep 14, 2013
One Direction star Harry Styles was in the front row at the House of Holland catwalk show on Saturday as the British label injected some Latin heat and attitude into London Fashion Week.

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One Direction star savors London fashion styles
Sep 14, 2013
One Direction star Harry Styles was in the front row at the House of Holland catwalk show on Saturday as the British label injected some Latin heat and attitude into London Fashion Week.

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Marina del Rey adjusts to Russian billionaire's mega-yacht
Sep 13, 2013
Locals are becoming accustomed to the sight of a mega-yacht moored off Marina del Rey that is longer than a football field and topped with a gaggle of gadgets that looks like a Christmas tree without greenery.

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LFW SS14 Low-Down: The Ones To Watch!
Sep 12, 2013
Our roundup of the hottest new designers on the LFW SS14 circuit - and some of the hottest show tickets in town! Allow us to introuduce the New Gen.... By Sarah Barlow

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Sea Turtle Cared For, Released By Aquarium Of The Pacific
Sep 11, 2013
The Sea Guardian passed the breakwater and turned off its engines. The captain and crew all turned around to watch as the waves gently rocked the back of the boat.

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City Hall takes aim at a beloved Venice treehouse
Sep 10, 2013
Don't officials have anything better to do than force a homeowner to remove a 10-year-old treehouse, which is a bamboo masterpiece? On May 22, a diligent public servant at Los Angeles City Hall wrote a letter to a Venice homeowner about the treehouse that's been in her yard for 10 years. And you just know, don't you, that a story with this beginning will not have a happy ending?        

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Not all dreams come true in LA
Sep 9, 2013
IT’S as if America’s dreamers rushed west and stopped when they ran out of land.

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Firestone Walker Opening Up Restaurant In Venice Beach
Sep 9, 2013
The Central Cali brewer has just purchased a space in Venice and is hoping to open up offices and a restaurant there by the middle of next year. There also is a possibility of a a small satellite brewery. [ more › ]        

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HAIM's Quick Rise: How 'Days Are Gone' Became One of 2013's Most Anticipated Debuts
Sep 9, 2013
"We need to go swimming -- it's been the whole fucking summer, and I haven't gone swimming once," HAIM bassist Este Haim says.Growing up in Los...

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Tuscaloosa could be up Lebowski's alley
Sep 8, 2013
Druid Dudes have long known Tuscaloosa abides, but thanks to a blog on estately.com, even strangers in the Alps can find the Druid City has been picked as one of “The 11 Most Lebowski-Friendly Cities.”

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Search for Venice beach flasher leads to arrest of yet another beach flasher
Sep 7, 2013
When law enforcement increased their patrols to catch a serial beach masturbator in Venice, it seems their efforts paid off: They caught Albert Hickerson, age 76, who was allegedly exposing himself at Caspersen Beach, reports WWSB ABC News-7 in Sarasota.        

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Here's Ryan Braun Hanging Out With Some Bros In Venice Beach
Sep 7, 2013
Ryan Braun might be suspended for the rest of this season, but he seems perfectly content while getting his swell on in California. Read more...

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Mutya Keisha Siobhan unveil 80s -inspired comeback video for debut single Flatline filmed on Venice Beach
Sep 7, 2013
Mutya Keisha and Siobhan, who were formally known as the Sugababes, have premiered their debut video for their new comeback singe Flatline.

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Beach towns close to Venice
Sep 7, 2013
Our Italy experts advise a reader on combining a trip to Venice with a beach holiday.        

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Airelle Skin Collaborates with Local Southern California Organization
Sep 7, 2013
Leading natural skin care line, Airelle, recently collaborated with the Supper Club’s event in Venice Beach. (PRWeb September 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11101063.htm

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Violence "out of character" for Venice Beach boardwalk suspect with Colorado ties
Sep 6, 2013
A contradictory picture has emerged of Nathan Louis Campbell, the man accused of mowing down pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk Saturday, with stunned friends saying his demeanor and history gave no indication of a violent personality.

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Man charged with deadly car drive on Calif. beach boardwalk was regular at day-labor center
Sep 6, 2013
A transient charged with ramming his car through a weekend crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk was a regular at a day-labor center up the coast and was there only hours before the deadly drive.

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Rehabilitated sea turtle released off S. Calif.
Sep 6, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A Ridley sea turtle rehabilitated at the Aquarium of the Pacific this year has been returned to the ocean. The turtle was severely underweight and hypothermic when it was found stranded on Venice Beach in Los Angeles in January.

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Performance for the Public This Saturday, August 10, at Flightlinez Venice Beach
Sep 5, 2013
Join the kids and instructors from the Soaring Heights Children's Program and Flightlinez Venice Beach this weekend for an amazing performance on and off the ziplines. (PRWeb August 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FLZVBPerformance/prweb11004708.htm

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Violence "out of character" for Venice Beach boardwalk suspect
Sep 5, 2013
A contradictory picture has emerged of Nathan Louis Campbell, the man accused of mowing down pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk Saturday, with stunned friends saying his demeanor and history gave no indication of a violent personality.

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Get the Look: Whitney Port Workout Style
Sep 4, 2013
Maybe it's because we recently spotted her at Sydney's first Magnum Pleasure Store , or perhaps it's because she's the girl with enviable street style. Either way Whitney Port couldn't have looked any cuter seen stepping out of her spin class in California's, Venice Beach recently. She shows us that workout wear can be simple, but adding a bit of colour is key. Now you can get a similar look ...

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Talking Tech: What app drives your spouse crazy?
Sep 3, 2013
VENICE BEACH, Calif. -- In the not-too-far-ago old days, we used to beg our spouses to "turn off the TV" and come to bed. Now it's apps. Smartphone distractions never seem to stop. So what app drives your spouse or significant other crazy, making them scream for you to put down the phone?

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Man arrested in Venice Beach rampage stole, trespassed in Denver
Sep 3, 2013
A man accused of ramming his sedan into a crowded boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., over the weekend had a series of run-ins with Denver police over the past five years, court records show.

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Automakers Build Showroom in an App
Sep 1, 2013
Using a technology called augmented reality, carmakers can embed images and video over a picture on a smartphone or tablet.

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Carmakers Build a Showroom in an App
Sep 1, 2013
Using a technology called augmented reality, carmakers can embed images and video over a picture on a smartphone or tablet.

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Reader photo: Tubing
Aug 26, 2013
Although there are plenty of things one can do to take a good photo, today's photographer managed to take an ordinary scene and infuse it with something different and special. Matthew Allard stopped his bike in Venice Beach to photograph this blue VW van but waited long enough to capture a little girl chasing after her rafts that had blown away.

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What app couldn't you live without?
Aug 26, 2013
VENICE BEACH, Calif. -- Can you imagine spending even one day without Instagram to take and share pictures of your meals and parties? Or getting to the airport without Flight Tracker to guide you? What app couldn't you live without?

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Photos: Topless Women Free Their Boobs, March For Equal Rights In Venice Beach
Aug 25, 2013
  Breasts were bared today in Venice Beach in celebration of National Go Topless Day . For the sixth year, shirtless women (and men) took to the seaside boardwalk—nipples covered—advocating equal topless rights for all. [ more › ]        

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Scores Of Women Bare All At Venice Beach For ‘Go Topless Day’
Aug 25, 2013
Scores of women -- and even some men -- went topless on Venice Beach Sunday as part of "Go Topless Day."

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Free Music and Arts Festival: Venice Beach Music Fest 8
Aug 23, 2013
Free day of music, arts, and dance featuring Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers, Duane Betts, and many more local and international performers

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Natalie Portman Strolls While Aleph Plays Peekaboo
Aug 21, 2013
Natalie Portman brought her son, Aleph, to the Natural History Museum in LA on Wednesday. The actress pushed the 2-year-old in a stroller while he played peekaboo with the shade. We've seen Natalie out and about with her little one quite a bit recently, including a weekend lunch date with her husband, Benjamin Millepied , in Venice Beach, CA. Before that, the sweet mother-son duo enjoyed an ...

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Police: Venice Beach flasher caught
Aug 17, 2013
He's described as deviant, dirty and disgusting. A serial flasher is on the loose in Venice.

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Flasher arrested on Venice Beach
Aug 17, 2013
Flasher arrested on Venice Beach

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Intrinsik Acquires McDaniel Lambert
Aug 16, 2013
TORONTO, ONTARIO and VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2013) - Intrinsik Inc. (Intrinsik), a premier health and environmental sciences consulting firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of McDaniel Lambert, Inc. (McDaniel Lambert). An occupational and environmental health sciences firm, with 10 staff located in Venice Beach California, the acquisition of McDaniel Lambert ...

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Report: Venice Beach crash suspect had gone to job center
Aug 15, 2013
Nathan Campbell was at job center hours before his Dodge killed a honeymooner and injured 16 others, L.A. Daily News reports

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Christina Aguilera Flaunts Skinny Bod During Outing with Ex-Husband Jordan Bratman, Son Max
Aug 13, 2013
Xtina's body just keeps getting better! Christina Aguilera once again showed off her skinnier frame during a casual family outing in Venice Beach, Calif. on Sunday Aug. 11 -- and her ex-husband was on hand to notice the singer's latest transformation.

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Venice mural recalling the Doors hits an unexpected sour note
Aug 11, 2013
Jim Morrison and his Doors bandmates posed in front of a mural in Venice in 1969. Now, a playful effort to re-create the scene takes an unexpected turn. From Venice Beach comes a seemingly simple tale of art imitating art, complicated by the ghost of a rock 'n' roll legend.        

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Man arrested after woman killed in California boardwalk hit-and-run rampage
Aug 10, 2013
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a driver plowed his car into pedestrians on the popular Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 11 other people, police said on Sunday. Witnesses said it appeared the car's driver had been aiming for pedestrians on Saturday while driving down the popular ...

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LA confidential
Aug 9, 2013
Unlock the secret world of Los Angeles and you'll discover a city full of hidden gems – including a magician's castle, a naked spa and a fictional heritage tour All I am told is to wear black tie and not to bring a camera. So now, in a cocktail dress and stilettos, I stand outside a vast pink hotel on scruffy Venice Beach boardwalk, waiting among psychics, street pianists, body builders and ...

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Venice Beach crash suspect had gone to job center
Aug 8, 2013
Nathan Campbell was at job center hours before his Dodge killed a honeymooner and injured 16 others, L.A. Daily News reports

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Man pleads not guilty to driving into crowd at Venice Beach, killing 1
Aug 8, 2013
A motorist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of murder and multiple other charges, three days after he allegedly drove his car into pedestrians at the famed Venice Beach Boardwalk in California, killing an Italian honeymooner.

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Cops: Calif. boardwalk driver failed sobriety test
Aug 8, 2013
The driver who allegedly plowed his car onto the popular Venice Beach boardwalk failed a field sobriety test when he turned himself into authorities two hours after the crash, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Boardwalk crash suspect had gone to job center
Aug 8, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged with ramming his car through a weekend crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk was a regular at a Southern California day-labor center.        

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Colorado man charged in fatal Calif. crash
Aug 8, 2013
VENICE BEACH, Calif. - A 38-year-old Colorado man was charged Tuesday with murder and other counts after he allegedly drove his car into pedestrians walking on Venice Beach's Ocean Front Walk on Saturday, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon.

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Man charged with murder in Venice Beach boardwalk incident
Aug 7, 2013
Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, was charged Tuesday with murder after he allegedly drove his car into pedestrians at California's famed Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon, a deputy district attorney said

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Driver suspected in Venice Beach rampage pleads not guilty
Aug 7, 2013
A lawyer for a Colorado man charged Tuesday with murder and assault for allegedly driving his car through a weekend throng on the Venice Beach boardwalk said it was an accident that has left his client devastated.

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Man charged with murder in car rampage on Venice Beach boardwalk
Aug 7, 2013
By Dan Whitcomb and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man accused of plowing his car through crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 16 other people, was charged on Tuesday with murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Nathan Louis Campbell, who was also charged with 17 counts of felony hit-and-run ...

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Lawyer: Man charged with auto rampage on LA boardwalk depressed about 'horrible accident'
Aug 7, 2013
A Colorado man was left "profoundly depressed" after he drove his car into the weekend masses at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 16 people, said his lawyer, who called it "a horrible accident." "I don't believe he intentionally tried to hit anybody," said public defender Philip Dube, who is representing Nathan Louis Campbell, 38.

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Honeymooner dies in US car rampage
Aug 7, 2013
The family of a honeymooning tourist killed when a man ploughed a car into a crowd in California's Venice Beach say she was "robbed of her life".

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Venice Beach boardwalk crash suspect pleads not guilty
Aug 6, 2013
A Colorado transient pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges in the deadly rampage on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Family of Venice Beach Tragedy Victim Statement
Aug 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the request of the family, Gregory L. Bentley of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, counsel for the family of Alice Gruppioni, releases the following statement ...

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Man accused in Venice Beach car rampage has history of arrests
Aug 6, 2013
The man accused of plowing his car through the Venice Beach boardwalk, deliberately running people over and killing an Italian newlywed, has a long history of arrests, including one for reckless driving.

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Venice Beach suspect charged with murder, assault
Aug 6, 2013
Nathan Louis Campbell was charged Tuesday with murder and other counts after police said he drove his car into pedestrians at the famed Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon, authorities said.

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Man accused in LA car rampage has history of arrests
Aug 6, 2013
The man accused of plowing his car through the Venice Beach boardwalk, deliberately running people over and killing an Italian newlywed, has a long history of arrests, including one for reckless driving.

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Lawyer: Deadly boardwalk crash 'horrible accident'
Aug 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for a Colorado man charged Tuesday with murder and assault for allegedly driving his car through a weekend throng on the Venice Beach boardwalk said it was an accident that has left his client devastated.        

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Suspect in Venice Beach boardwalk rampage a mystery
Aug 6, 2013
No relatives or friends of Nathan Louis Campbell have emerged as he is held in connection to hit-and-run spree that killed 1, injured 16

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Man accused in Venice Beach rampage pleads not guilty
Aug 6, 2013
Nathan Louis Campbell charged with murder and assault for alleged hit-and-run spree on famed boardwalk that killed Italian tourist

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Charges for Venice Beach suspect
Aug 6, 2013
Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, was charged Tuesday with murder after he allegedly drove his car into pedestrians at California's famed Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon, a deputy district attorney said

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Venice Beach crash suspect pleads
Aug 6, 2013
A MAN charged with ploughing his car into people on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, killing an Italian tourist has pleaded not guilty to murder.

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Police: Driver 'bent on doing evil'
Aug 5, 2013
A man who sped down Venice Beach's crowded boardwalk looked like he wanted "to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people," a witness said.

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Hospital releases boardwalk victims
Aug 5, 2013
The 15 people injured when a motorist sped down the Venice Beach boardwalk over the weekend are out of the hospital, a Los Angeles police spokesman said Monday.

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Cops seek motive in deadly boardwalk attack
Aug 5, 2013
California police investigating a bloody hit-and-run attack on Venice Beach's boardwalk that left 1 dead and 11 injured say the driver acted alone, but have declined to discuss a motive, only revealing that terrorism does not appear to be a cause.

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Nathan Campbell charged with murder
Aug 5, 2013
The 15 people injured when a motorist sped down the Venice Beach boardwalk over the weekend are out of the hospital, a Los Angeles police spokesman said Monday.

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Los Angeles police search for motive in deadly boardwalk hit-and-run attack
Aug 5, 2013
California police investigating a bloody hit-and-run attack on Venice Beach's boardwalk that left 1 dead and 11 injured say the driver acted alone, but have declined to discuss a motive, only revealing that terrorism does not appear to be a cause.

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L.A.'s Venice Beach community mourns after deadly car rampage
Aug 5, 2013
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The seaside community of Venice Beach on Monday mourned an Italian woman who was killed there on her honeymoon and 11 other people who were injured when a man plowed a car through a crowd of weekend revelers at the boardwalk. Police said they arrested Nathan Campbell, 38, a transient with no strong ties to Southern California, late Saturday and booked him ...

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L.A.'s Venice Beach community reels after deadly car rampage
Aug 5, 2013
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The seaside community of Venice Beach was still reeling on Monday after a man plowed a car through a crowd at the boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 11 others, and police identified the driver as a transient with no strong ties to Southern California. Nathan Campbell, 38, was arrested late on Saturday. Police said he ...

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Venice Beach community in Los Angeles mourns after deadly car rampage
Aug 5, 2013
The seaside community of Venice Beach yesterday mourned an Italian woman who was killed there on her honeymoon and 11 other people who were injured when a man drove a car through a crowd of weekend revellers at the boardwalk. Police said they arrested Nathan Campbell, 38, a transient with no strong ties to Southern California, on Saturday...

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Venice Beach boardwalk crash: Victim's husband speaks out
Aug 5, 2013
The husband of a woman killed in a rampage on the Venice Beach boardwalk while on her honeymoon spoke out Monday.

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Venice Beach crash: Suspect got car in Colorado, has record
Aug 5, 2013
Nathan Louis Campbell came to Los Angeles less than a month ago, driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger just purchased from a dealership in Littleton, Colo.

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15 injured at Venice Beach out of hospital
Aug 5, 2013
The 15 people injured when a motorist sped down the Venice Beach boardwalk over the weekend are out of the hospital, a Los Angeles police spokesman said Monday. Public information officer Gregory Baek also confirmed the death of a woman, killed during the mayhem on Saturday night. A Los Angeles County coroner's office spokeswoman identified the dead woman as Alice Gruppioni, 32, of Italy. Her ...

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Venice Beach driver plows into crowd, kills newlywed
Aug 5, 2013
VENICE BEACH, CA – No couple thinks death would come so soon after saying “till death do us part.” Authorities have released the identity of the Italian tourist who was killed on her honeymoon in Venice Beach, California. The 32-year …

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Witness: Boardwalk driver's aim was "mayhem"
Aug 4, 2013
A man who sped down Venice Beach's crowded boardwalk Saturday evening looked like he wanted "to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people," a witness said. Nathan Campbell, 38, was charged with murder after he turned himself in to police hours after ...

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Hit-and-run driver accelerated onto LA boardwalk
Aug 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The driver parked outside a hotel and surveyed the leisurely summer scene at the Venice Beach boardwalk: Hundreds of people were sitting at cafes, walking along the seashore or shopping at vendors selling jewelry or art. Then, according to surveillance video, the man got into a large black car, steered around a vehicle barrier and accelerated mercilessly through the crowd, hitting ...

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Police: Boardwalk driver 'bent on doing evil'
Aug 4, 2013
A man who sped down Venice Beach's crowded boardwalk Saturday evening looked like he wanted "to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people," a witness said. One woman was killed, and a Los Angeles County coroner's office spokeswoman identified her as Alice Gruppioni, 32, of Italy. Her husband told police they were on their honeymoon, a law enforcement source told CNN. Nathan Campbell, 38, was ...

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Suspect in Crash on California Boardwalk Is Arrested
Aug 4, 2013
The suspect, Nathan Campbell of Los Angeles, turned himself in to the police after leaving the scene of the crash, which killed one person, on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, police said.

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1 killed, 11 hurt when hit-run driver plows into crowd on California beach boardwalk
Aug 4, 2013
A hit-and-run driver plowed into pedestrians walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 11 others, fire officials and police said.A possible suspect was detained and a vehicle was seized, Lt.

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Victim identified in fatal California boardalk hit-run; suspect arrested
Aug 4, 2013
A hit-and-run driver plowed into pedestrians walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing one woman and injuring 11 other people, fire officials and police said.

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Victim identified in fatal California boardwalk hit-run; suspect arrested
Aug 4, 2013
A hit-and-run driver plowed into pedestrians walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing one woman and injuring 11 other people, fire officials and police said.

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Victim identified in fatal California boardalk hit-run that injured 11 others
Aug 4, 2013
A hit-and-run driver plowed into pedestrians walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing one woman and injuring 11 other people, fire officials and police said.

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Twelve injured when car drives through L.A. boardwalk
Aug 4, 2013
A motorist drove a car drove through the popular Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people in a hit-and-run incident, authorities said.        

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Venice Beach crash
Aug 4, 2013
A man who sped down Venice Beach's crowded boardwalk Saturday evening looked like he wanted "to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people," a witness said.

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Police: Venice Beach Boardwalk driver 'bent on doing evil'
Aug 4, 2013
A man who sped down Venice Beach's crowded boardwalk Saturday evening looked like he wanted "to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people," a witness said.

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Venice Beach boardwalk crash spurs new safety effort
Aug 4, 2013
The deadly crash at the Venice Beach boardwalk on Saturday has spurred an effort to make the boardwalk safer.

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Venice Beach Boardwalk Crash Suspect 'Was Looking for Blood'
Aug 4, 2013
The driver of a car that slammed into a group of pedestrians on the Venice Beach, Calif., boardwalk, killing one person and injuring 11 others, "was looking for blood," eyewitnesses said.        

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Venice Beach boardwalk fatal car crash: Arrest made, new surveillance
Aug 4, 2013
New victim details and surveillance have surfaced following the deadly crash on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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Venice Beach Video: Car Crash On Boardwalk
Aug 4, 2013
One person has been killed and 11 injured after a car crashed into a crowd of people on one of southern California's most popular beach spots.

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VIDEO: Car ploughs through Venice Beach crowd
Aug 4, 2013
According to surveillance video, a man in a large black car steered around a vehicle barrier and accelerated mercilessly through the crowd.

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Video: Deadly rampage in Venice Beach kills 1, injures 11
Aug 4, 2013
Warning: Viewers may find some of this video disturbing. A summer day on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., turned deadly when a car plowed into the crowd, seemingly on purpose. One person is dead, eleven people are injured, and the suspect has turned himself into police custody. Carter Evans reports.

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One dead, 11 injured, as car plows through Venice Beach boardwalk
Aug 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A motorist drove a car through the popular Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 11 others in a hit-and-run incident that spanned several city blocks, authorities said.        

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Car hits crowd of people in Venice Beach
Aug 4, 2013
Posted by Harrison Barrus / CBS 12 News VENICE BEACH, CA -- A car hit a crowd of people on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in California on Saturday killing one person and injuring 11 others. Surveillance video has been released showing the moment the car came barreling down the board walk. ...

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Twelve injured when car drives through Los Angeles boardwalk
Aug 3, 2013
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A motorist drove a car drove through the popular Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people in a hit-and-run incident, authorities said. "There was a hit-and-run and the vehicle is in custody. The driver fled on foot. There is a possible suspect who has been detained," said Daniel Chun, spokesman for the Los Angeles Police ...

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12 hurt when car hits crowd
Aug 3, 2013
A hit-and-run driver plowed into pedestrians walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 11 others, fire officials and police said.

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Driver injures 12 at LA beach boardwalk, flees
Aug 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES — A driver plowed into a crowd walking along one of the most popular beach boardwalks in Southern California early Saturday evening, injuring 12 people, two of them critically, before fleeing, officials said. The sandy-haired man drove the powerful midsized Dodge Avenger into vendors and tourists as they walked along the paved pedestrian walkway of the Venice Beach boardwalk, leaving ...

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12 people injured, 2 critically
Aug 3, 2013
A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people before the driver fled on foot, fire and police officials said.

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12 hurt as car drives into LA crowd
Aug 3, 2013
A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people before the driver ran away, officials said.

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12 injured as car drives into crowd at L.A. boardwalk
Aug 3, 2013
Car drove into a packed crowd walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk, injuring at least a dozen people, before the driver fled

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12 hurt as car drives into crowd at LA boardwalk
Aug 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car drove into a packed Saturday early evening crowd walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, injuring at least a dozen people, two of them critically.

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Car drives through L.A. boardwalk, injuring 12
Aug 3, 2013
A motorist drove a car drove through the popular Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people in a hit-and-run incident, authorities said.

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Police: Driver who hit beachgoers fled, at large
Aug 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a driver who ran into a crowd at the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles fled from the scene and has not been taken into custody.

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Car crashes into crowd at Venice Beach
Aug 3, 2013
Twelve people were injured -- including two in critical condition and two in serious condition -- Saturday after a car went into a crowd Saturday on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

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Car plows into Venice Beach Boardwalk, injuring 12; driver on the loose
Aug 3, 2013
A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people before the driver ran away, fire and police officials said.

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Car ploughs into pedestrians at Venice Beach
Aug 3, 2013
At least a dozen people have been injured, two of them critically, when a car drove into pedestrians walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles.        

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Hit-and-run at Venice Beach injures 12
Aug 3, 2013
It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening -- one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. So no one knows why a driver apparently plowed into the crowd intentionally, injuring 12 people before running away....

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12 Hurt as Car Drives Into Crowd at Venice Beach Boardwalk
Aug 3, 2013
A car drove into a crowd of people walking along the famed Venice Beach boardwalk early Saturday, injuring a dozen people before the driver fled the busy Los Angeles tourist site.

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12 hurt as car drives into crowd in Venice Beach
Aug 3, 2013
A car drove into a packed Saturday early evening crowd walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles.

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1 dead, 11 injured after car hits crowd on Venice Beach boardwalk
Aug 3, 2013
One person has died and 11 others are injured after a car hit a crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk Saturday.

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Hit-and-run crash at Venice Beach Boardwalk injures 12
Aug 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people...

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Car Plows Into Crowd On Venice Beach Boardwalk
Aug 3, 2013
At least a dozen people have been hurt, two of them critically.

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12 Injured After Hit-and-Run at Venice Beach
Aug 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people...

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12 injured after car drives into crowd on LA boardwalk - Snowboarder buried after ice tunnel collapses
Aug 3, 2013
August 3, 2013: Pedestrians gather as police and fire officials respond after a car drove through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles. At least a dozen people were injured, two of them critically, according to police.

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Jamie Lee Curtis is in car accident, Jodie Foster rushes to be by her side
Aug 2, 2013
Jamie Lee Curtis was rushed to the hospital yesterday after getting into a car accident in Venice Beach, Calif. Her good friend, Jodie Foster, rushed to the scene for support. read more

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Police: Man stole $200k car left running by valet
Aug 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said a $200,000 car stolen when it was left running by a valet was recovered when officers tracked it using its OnStar system.

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2013 Elite 24 Game Slated for August 24 at Brooklyn’s Tobacco Warehouse
Aug 1, 2013
Under Armour announced this afternoon that its prestigious Elite 24 All-Star game will return to the Empire State in 2013 after taking place at California’s Venice Beach for the past three years.

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$200K Mercedes Found After Stolen From Valet
Aug 1, 2013
Hours after a car thief drove off with a $200,000 sports car left running by a restaurant valet, officers arrested a suspect and recovered the vehicle, police said Wednesday.

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Toils and troubles of a new housing bubble
Aug 1, 2013
The real estate market in southern California, like in many parts of the US, is hot again – but we should know better this time It was while I was standing in the living room of a beach bungalow located about a mile from the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles' Venice Beach neighborhood, that I heard the phrase "It's just like 2006" uttered twice in a 10-minute span of time by two separate people ...

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Ryan Beatty Stops By Toms in Venice Beach
Jul 31, 2013
Ryan Beatty visits the TOMS flagship store at Abbot Kinney on Monday (July 29) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter met up with fans who lined up to see him. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Beatty “Candy Crush messes with my head, it’s like even when I’m not playing it, I [...]

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$200K Roadster Recovered After Stolen from Valet
Jul 31, 2013
Hours after a car thief drove off with a $200,000 sports car left running by a restaurant valet, officers arrested a suspect and recovered the vehicle, police said Wednesday.

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Motorcycle convoy coming through Malibu
Jul 31, 2013
A convoy of more than 250 motorcyclists will travel through Malibu on Saturday morning. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the group will travel down Pacific Coast Highway from Point Mugu to Venice Beach.

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Scottish French Fries Sizzling in L.A.
Jul 29, 2013
Scottish cook Joe Gorrie finds success with a “chips only” restaurant in Venice Beach.

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Committee: Use organic standard for pot inspection
Jul 29, 2013
The citizen committee that advises Oregon's medical marijuana program has recommended adopting the plant-inspection standards used for organic certification, one element of a complicated series of requirements necessitated by the state's new law allowing dispensaries.

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Doctors: Too much medical marijuana can make you sick
Jul 26, 2013
Medical marijuana plants are seen at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. / Damian Dovarganes, AP DETROIT -- For daily marijuana users seeking relief from nausea, doctors now say that using too much for too long can have the opposite effect in rare cases - triggering abdominal cramping, vicious vomiting and an overwhelming urge for a hot shower.

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Imagining The Submerged California Coast After The Sea Level Rises
Jul 26, 2013
In 300 years, the Venice Beach boardwalk will be underwater. So will much of the California Coast. Check out these visions of California’s submerged future. Artist and researcher Nickolay Lam has created visions of Boston’s Back Bay inundated , a sunken Statue of Liberty, and the Thomas Jefferson memorial submerged. He began creating images of flooded cities with real sea level rise projections ...

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Venice unveils plans for park near Legacy Trail
Jul 25, 2013
A former industrial area next to the Historic Train Depot is about to undergo a transformation into

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NEW: Venice unveils plans for park near Legacy Trail
Jul 24, 2013
A former industrial area next to the Historic Train Depot is about to undergo a transformation into

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Medical marijuana dispensaries might offer Nevada job opportunities
Jul 24, 2013
This May 14, 2013 file photo shows medical marijuana vials displayed at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. Medical marijuana dispensaries could provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs as well as patients in Nevada.

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Clearview Treatment Programs Clinical Director Presents on the Fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Jul 24, 2013
Alina Gorgorian, Ph.D., clinical director at Clearview Women’s Center, discusses DBT for treating adolescents and young adults during July’s AYARN event. (PRWeb June 27, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10875172.htm

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Enjoy Zip Line Thrills, Right Here In Venice Beach
Jul 24, 2013
It's been 2 years in the making, but finally, zip lining is a reality in Venice Beach. Tuesday July 23rd Flightlinez held its grand opening to the public, offering rides for 20-dollars, 18-dollars with California ID.

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Skateboarders Love Venice Beach Skate Park
Jul 23, 2013
If you are looking for a good spot to practice your skateboarding skills, then visit Venice Beach Skate Park. This well-known park is one of the best spots in the state to check out other riders and learn some moves of your own.

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Flightlinez Venice Beach Grand Opening Tuesday July 23rd
Jul 23, 2013
After about a two week delay, Flightlinez Venice Beach is open to the public Tuesday July 23rd at 11am. (PRWeb July 23, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FLZVBOPEN/prweb10954347.htm

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Anticipated Zipline Opens In Venice Beach
Jul 23, 2013
The highly-anticipated zipline in Venice Beach is officially open for business.

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Fun and Games: The Venice Boardwalk Zipline Ride Opens This Morning
Jul 23, 2013
As of 11 am this morning, there is a zipline ride on Venice Beach. Whoo! It's not a giant ferris wheel and it took a long-ass time and it's just up for a few months, but still, it's probably...

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SC business notebook, July 24
Jul 23, 2013
Myrtle Beach boardwalk one of ‘America’s Most Awesome’; Ford, Toyota end joint research into hybrid systems for trucks, SUVS; Investors say they’d need at least $5 million to feel ‘wealthy’

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Resignation Media relocates to Austin
Jul 23, 2013
Resignation Media LLC, a California-based media company that owns several humor sites such as TheChive, will be relocating to Austin this summer.

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Cannabis Care: Doctors are allowed to object to state’s marijuana program and refuse patients
Jul 21, 2013
When Dr. John Gorman visited his son in Los Angeles, he was shocked by what he found nestled among the ice cream and souvenir shops along Venice Beach: a medical marijuana office. The office was marked by a large green neon sign, shaped like a marijuana leaf. On the door, a list of various conditions – from chronic pain to nausea – that could make someone eligible for the drug, and the ...

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The science of medical marijuana is hard
Jul 21, 2013
From the scientific point of view, the idea of treating medical symptoms by smoking marijuana is, in a word, interesting. That’s both good and bad. “Cannabis is just a very – a very interesting plant. It’s got all sort of compounds in it, and we frankly don’t know a lot about it,” said Dr. Alan Green, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the ...

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Moonwalking a mile in his shoes - Fri, 19 Jul 2013 PST
Jul 19, 2013
When Kenny Wizz was a teenage break- dancer in the summer of 1984, the Olympics came to his hometown of Los Angeles. “The whole world was basically in LA,” he recalled in a recent telephone interview.

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In OneRun for Boston marathon bombings, one runner along coast-to-coast relay finds meaning - Boston.com
Jul 18, 2013
Thirteen and a half days and 1,910 miles had elapsed since the first group of runners set out amid the bodybuilders and piercing parlors of Venice Beach, and now the baton was just around the bend, down a section of Route 66, snaking amid the prairie grass and rolling hills of southwestern Missouri. Dan Bohannon, 57 and a grandfather of four, tied a bandana around his head, took a puff from his ...

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In One Run for Boston marathon bombings, one runner along coast-to-coast relay finds meaning
Jul 18, 2013
Thirteen and a half days and 1,910 miles had elapsed since the first group of runners set out amid the bodybuilders and piercing parlors of Venice Beach, and now the baton was just around the bend, down a section of Route 66, snaking amid the prairie grass and rolling hills of southwestern Missouri.        

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Mutya Keisha Siobhan share sun-kissed 'Flatline' video teaser photos
Jul 17, 2013
Trio are seen soaking up the sunshine on Venice Beach at 'Flatline' video shoot.        

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Exclusive 1st Look at MINKPINK's Global Hypercolour Campaign
Jul 17, 2013
Who better to front MINKPINK 's rainbow-bright gloabal 2013 campaign than Chloe Norgaard? The LA born, half Danish half polish model has lent her distinctive tie-dye locks to the likes of Uniqlo, Forever 21 , i-D and Britain's Miss Vogue , but it's her Australian debut for local label MINKPINK who we think has best captured Chloe's wild streak. Shooting on location on LA's iconic Venice Beach ...

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Paralyzed and Amputee Skaters Compete for $10,000 at Venice Skate Park on July 20
Jul 17, 2013
They Will Skate Again attracts international participants at one-of-a kind adaptive skate festivalLOS ANGELES, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will host the They Will Skate Again SHOE CITY Open on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Venice Skate Park in Venice Beach, CA.  A free event to the public, this revolutionary ...

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Muscle Beach bodybuilding has bikinis, spray tan, hair spray
Jul 16, 2013
Southern California's Venice Beach is the home of the greatest outdoor bodybuilding show. And when it was time to judge the annual Mr and Ms Muscle Beach bodybuilding contest there was plenty of competition.

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Men and women bodybuilders compete to see who's the most toned, tanned, and taut at annual Fourth of July Mr. and Mrs ...
Jul 16, 2013
Home of the 'greatest outdoor bodybuilding show on Earth,' Southern California's Venice Beach dubs itself the Coney Island of the Pacific.

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Hollywood Backlot: On the set of 'American Ninja Warrior'
Jul 16, 2013
       

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Snapchat sees 200 million snaps a day, announces $60 million funding
Jul 16, 2013
Snapchat, the Venice Beach-based fleeting image app, has announced a $60-million round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners.        

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America's most awesome boardwalks
Jul 16, 2013
If your idea of summer perfection involves roller coasters, funnel cakes, and Whac-A-Mole, here are 19 little pieces of honky-tonk heaven — from Jersey to Cali —just waiting for you to pay a visit.

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Gym Junkies Flex To Win Titles Of Mr. And Ms. Muscle Beach At July 4th Contest
Jul 16, 2013
Gym junkies and fitness buffs gathered at the Venice Beach Recreation Center to watch the Mr. and Ms. Muscle Beach bodybuilding contest.

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1st Look: MINKPINK's Global Hypercolour Campaign
Jul 16, 2013
Who better to front MINKPINK 's hyper-hued global 2013 campaign than Chloe Norgaard? The LA born, half Danish half polish model has lent her distinctive tie-dye locks to the likes of Uniqlo, Forever 21 , i-D and Britain's Miss Vogue , but it's her Australian debut for local label MINKPINK who we think has best captured Chloe's wild streak. Shooting on location on LA's iconic Venice Beach strip ...

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U.S. Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan roadside bomb lands new career as an underwear model and photographer's muse
Jul 16, 2013
Alex Minsky, 24, from Venice Beach, California, nearly died and spent 47 days in a coma after his truck ran over a roadside bomb.

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COMMUNITY NEWS FOR MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
CARLSBAD

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Toms’ “One for One” Program Hits 10 Million Shoe Milestone
Jul 16, 2013
When Blake Mycoskie launched Toms back in 2006 his goal was to sell 250 pairs of shoes to his friends, take the profits and donate 250 shoes to kids who needed them. Since those early days running the company from his Venice Beach loft, Toms has done just a little bit better than Blake expected. [...]

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Zip-a-de-do-da! Venice Beach will be Flying Soon
Jul 16, 2013
Delays happen but Flightlinez is pushing through. Construction is being completed, inspections are set and everyone is ready to fly. (PRWeb July 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FLZVBcont/prweb10926406.htm

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Flightlinez Venice Beach Construction is Moving Right Along
Jul 16, 2013
Zipline towers on the rise along Venice Beach. One Tower hiding in the palm trees and the other near the heart of street entertainment, the show will go on. (PRWeb July 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/VBConstruction/prweb10627453.htm

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Venice Beach Skatepark To Usher In Go Skateboarding Day
Jul 16, 2013
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 ...

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Former Page 3 girl Leilani Dowding shows off her surfing skills on Venice Beach
Jul 16, 2013
Still looking amazing as ever at the age of 33 as she hit the waves.

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Flightlinez Fun on Venice Beach!
Jul 16, 2013
Groundbreaking Thursday, K-rails Friday, Construction Starts Monday!!! (PRWeb June 30, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FLZVBBegins/prweb10884845.htm

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Anna Stothard novel searches for secrets in Venice Beach
Jul 16, 2013
The British author discusses her novel 'The Pink Hotel,' set in L.A. It's almost like something out of a novel by Jack Kerouac: In 2008, Anna Stothard landed at what must have been the last scruffy hotel in Venice Beach, a dingy pink monolith at the end of the wild road trip she took after finishing college. Before she knew it, she'd fallen for Los Angeles.

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Dogtown Skateboarders Lead Go Skateboarding Day At Venice Beach Skatepark
Jul 16, 2013
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 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 ...

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Overheard in L.A.: What's Wrong With Venice
Jul 16, 2013
This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from coffee shops, the Genius Bar and, of course, Runyon Canyon. [ more › ]        

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2013 Summer Venice Basketball League
Jul 16, 2013
Created in 2006 The Venice Basket Ball League (VBL) unite, on the legendary Venice Beach basketball courts, the best basketball players and musical entertainment. In six years, VBL has become the most popular outdoor event of the west coast. • 50,000 spectators every week • More than 5 million views on the web (Youtube, Worldstar) • Celebrity and NBA player appearances weekly • Featured on ESPN ...

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Travel Picks: Top 10 city beaches around the world
Jun 8, 2013
LONDON (Reuters) - Summer is finally in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, and many people find themselves facing the tough decision of a city break or a beach escape as they start planning a holiday. But for visitors looking for the best of both worlds online travel advisor Cheapflights.com has created its list of the Top 10 city beaches. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Copacabana ...

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10 Questions | Meet the CEO Who Plans to Make Boatloads Off Your Bottom
Jun 7, 2013
Dollar Shave Club's newest product willl put CEO Michael Dubin's salesmanship to its most serious smell test. "One Wipe Charlies" are Dollar Shave's attempt to disrupt the bathroom in a whole new way. Wired sat down with Dubin to ask ...

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Runners Hold Cross-Country Relay To Support Marathon Bombing Victims
Jun 7, 2013
Friday at 10 a.m. marked the beginning of One Run For Boston, a cross-country relay started by Englishman Danny Bent.

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House of the Day: Two Venice Beach Homes Bank on a Decade of Appreciation
Jun 6, 2013
Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Price: $10,500,000...

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Snapchat could be LA's startup star
Jun 6, 2013
There's never a shortage of things to gawk at in Venice Beach: oiled-up bodybuilders, a two-headed turtle, over-the-top street performers.

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Fitness Fans Gear Up For A New Outdoor Gym In Ann Morrison Park
Jun 5, 2013
Boise meets Venice Beach with the June 6th opening of a new outdoor gym in Ann Morrison Park. A gift from Bodybuilding.com, Boise’s first outdoor gym features 15 pieces of equipment, including a sit-up bench, leg press, rowing machine, and squat press. (PRWeb June 04, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10802966.htm

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New To Market: Two-House Compound on Venice Beach Wants $10.5 Million
Jun 5, 2013
It's the first time on the market for this two-house compound right on Venice beach, built in 2003. All together the houses have six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, "large entertainment and family...

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Cheapflights.ca Presents: Sand & the City
Jun 4, 2013
A typical city break is a fun whirlwind of shopping, dining and plenty of sightseeing, which all make for an exhilarating, yet exhausting getaway. For those looking to balance all the excitement of a big ...

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Clearview Treatment Programs to Hold Workshop on Evidence-Based Treatment for Dual Diagnoses
Jun 4, 2013
Clearview’s June 14 workshop will discuss the importance of Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of dual diagnosis. (PRWeb June 04, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10796646.htm

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Is Snapchat poised to be L.A.'s tech start-up star?
Jun 1, 2013
Fleeting image app Snapchat — a Venice Beach start-up that has garnered enormous popularity and publicity — may have staying power. There's never a shortage of things to gawk at in Venice Beach: oiled-up bodybuilders, a two-headed turtle, over-the-top street performers.        

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Photos: An Ode To The Awesome, Scruffy, Sunglasses-Wearing, Motorcycle-Riding Dogs Of Venice Beach
May 31, 2013
  With all due respect to all the other hoods out there (yes, even you, downtown) Venice Beach has some of the chillest, most righteous dogs in town. We picked some of our favorite shots of pups in the sand, in front of all those 4:20 docs and on skateboards, obviously. [ more › ]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in new TV show
May 30, 2013
Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return to bodybuilding in new TV series Pump, set in the 70s and based around a gym in Californias Venice Beach.

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Paris Jackson big fan of Morgue's extreme body piercing and swimsuit model dog
May 29, 2013
Michael Jackson's daughter hangs out with some quirky figures on Venice Beach

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Nike Readies The Kobe 8 System 'Venice Beach'
May 24, 2013
Nike takes inspiration from Los Angeles' Venice Beach for their special edition colorway of Kobe Bryant's signature sneaker, the Kobe 8 System.

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From the archives
May 24, 2013
The intense hunt earlier the week of May 24, 2008 for a San Mateo man suspected of murder switched into a methodical search for answers after he shot himself on Interstate 380.

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Los Angeles voters limit number of medical marijuana clinics
May 24, 2013
Proposition D caps number of dispensaries to 135 -- far below 1,000 that operated before -- with hopes to keep neighborhoods safer

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Medical marijuana clears one more hurdle in Nevada Legislature
May 23, 2013
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Medical marijuana prescriptions vials are filled at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif.

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Tributes paid to Doors’ co-founder Manzarek
May 22, 2013
Ray Manzarek, co-founder of legendary 1960s group The Doors and creator of their signature organ sound, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Remembering Ray Manzarek: Doors Keyboardist Believed Venice Beach Helped the Band Find Its Sound
May 21, 2013
Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player for the Doors, was the first rock star I ever interviewed. I'd just started writing about music, and one morning my editor called me up and asked if I'd like to...

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Ray Manzarek, Doors keyboardist, dies
May 21, 2013
Ray Manzarek, Doors keyboardist, dies Ray Manzarek, the founding member and keyboard player for the Doors whose haunting and sweetly melodic organ riffs loomed large in the psychedelic rock era, died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany. Formed in 1965, when Mr. Manzarek had a chance encounter with aspiring poet and film student Jim Morrison at Venice Beach, the band went on to sell ...

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The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies
May 21, 2013
The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies

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The Doors keyboardist dies
May 21, 2013
Ray Manzarek, co-founder of legendary 1960s group The Doors and creator of their signature organ sound, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, his manager said. He was 74.

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Clearview Treatment Programs Clinical Director to Present on DBT and Substance Abuse at WCSAD
May 21, 2013
Dr. Alina Gorgorian will discuss how Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps those struggling with both Borderline Personality Disorder and addictions on June 1, 2013. (PRWeb May 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10752049.htm

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Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, dies at 74
May 20, 2013
HIs chance meeting with Jim Morrison on Venice Beach in 1965 gave rise to the influential rock band.

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The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74
May 20, 2013
Ray Manzarek, co-founder of legendary 1960s group The Doors and creator of their signature organ sound, has died after a long battle with cancer, his manager said. He was 74.

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The Doors rock band keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74
May 20, 2013
Manzarek formed the band with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after a chance meeting in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

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Ray Manzarek: The Doors Keyboardist Dies
May 20, 2013
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of 1960s rock group The Doors has died at the age of 74, the group's manager Tom Vitorino has said.

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Fate of L.A. Pot Shops Left to Voters
May 20, 2013
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Nicole Denis, left, and Brennan Thicke, help fill medical marijuana prescriptions at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif.

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Ray Manzarek Dies: Doors Founder Was 74
May 20, 2013
Ray Manzarek, one of the founders of the hugely popular ’60s and ’70s rock group The Doors, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Manzarek was one of the group’s principle writers, penning hits …

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Fate of LA pot shops left to voters
May 19, 2013
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Medical marijuana prescriptions vials are filled at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif.

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Fate of LA pot shops left to voters - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
May 19, 2013
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Medical marijuana prescriptions vials are filled at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif.

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Photos: Bars to Visit Before You Die
May 19, 2013
Top 10 Bucket List Bars        

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Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti dash across L.A. to shore up support
May 18, 2013
The controller appears in South L.A. with Magic Johnson and Rep. Maxine Waters. The councilman, who leads in a new poll, warns workers not to take victory for granted. After remarks by Magic Johnson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, it was Wendy Greuel's turn to remind a few dozen black supporters at a South L.A. rally on Saturday that African Americans could swing the mayoral election Greuel's way ...

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Frankie & Ava Dish Out Laid-Back Clothes For Cool Kids
May 17, 2013
When it comes to kids' clothes, timeless most always beats out trendy. While quickly growing little ones don't last long in their threads, opting for classic pieces increases their hand-me-down potential and means that when you look back at photos years down the road, your kids won't cringe at what they were wearing. Our favorite new line that exemplifies classic cool is California-based Frankie ...

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Venice Beach Is The Perfect Spot For Fun And Recreation
May 16, 2013
Enjoy all that Venice Beach has to offer. For fun in the sun there is nothing like a trip to the most famous beach in the country.

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Permission to Peddle
May 16, 2013
A local jewelry vendor approached the mayor and got himself a personal get-out-of-jail-free card to sell his wares without a permit.

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Best Amateur Nights In Los Angeles
May 16, 2013
Whether you possess fleetly fingers on an instrument or wield a pugilistic pen, there is a performance platform in LA with your name on it. Here are some unique stages that welcome amateur entertainers.

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Visit The Canals Of Venice Without Leaving The Golden State
May 15, 2013
You can get a taste of the famous Venice Canals right in the middle of California. Take a trip to the Venice Canals for a very special romantic outing.

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Moms Love Flowers: The Bouqs' Record Holiday Shows A Fresh Take On E-Commerce
May 15, 2013
On a major holiday like Mother's Day, as much as $20 billion flows into retailers' pockets for one day's giving bonanza. That can be enough to lift profits for large public companies for an entire quarter. For startups like The Bouqs, breakout sales can validate an entire business model. With a record day on the Sunday holiday that helped it reach its 10,000th order in just six months, the ...

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10 New Cars That Exude Attitude From KBB.com
May 15, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the new-car shopper seeking a personality-filled ride, the editors of Kelley Blue Book's www.kbb.com , the leading provider of new and used car information, ...

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Photos: New Book Details the Bars to Visit Before You Die
May 14, 2013
Top 10 Bucket List Bars        

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Show Off Their Sweet Twins
May 13, 2013
It was an extraspecial weekend for Anna Paquin and her family since it was her first time celebrating Mother's Day ! They got a head start on the fun on Saturday, when they met up with friends for a party at a Malibu park. Anna and her husband, Stephen Moyer , took turns holding onto their boy and girl twins , whose names have not been revealed, and mingling with guests. The babies were born in ...

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California Dreamin' on a family road trip, but not before tackling Death Valley
May 12, 2013
When Martin Brunt tells Americans he is going to drive Death Valley in July, they wish him luck. But the heat is worth it as he takes the family on a road trip from San Diego beaches to glitzy cities and even a dude ranch.

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One Teaspoon Gets Rebelious for Winter 2013
May 10, 2013
One Teaspoon has a habit of pumping out some pretty cool campaigns; be it Erin Wasson getting crazy on Venice Beach or letting it all hang out to the tune of "I'm On a Boat," this local label certainly knows how to capture that adventurous, rock 'n' roll spirit. This season is no exception, with designer Jamie Blakey's inner-rebel acting as model and muse for the 'Fallen Angel' Winter 2013 ...

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COMMITTED
May 9, 2013
Heavy Punk Legends Suicidal Tendencies are back in action! In Los Angeles’s long, esteemed punk history few bands have risen to such levels of success and infamy as Venice Beach’s Suicidal Tendencies (ST). Blasting out of the beach community at…

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Star Spotting: Anna Paquin Steps Out With Her Twins
May 7, 2013
       

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Tony Heiden
May 6, 2013
Where did you grow up? 

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Times Square's Naked Cowboy Wrangles Some Co-Workers
May 5, 2013
Donning a cowboy hat, a guitar and little else, the Naked Cowboy has made a name for himself among New York tourists. But there's plenty of free spirit (and cash) to spread around: Fellow naked cowboys and cowgirls pay for a chance to make a buck under his brand.

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Classixx On 'Hanging Gardens,' Bay Cities Sandwiches, Spoiled Kids & Traffic: My LA
May 3, 2013
Michael David and Tyler Blake have been making music together for years now, but it's on "Hanging Gardens" -- their debut LP as Classixx -- that they've finally hit gold.

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Children's Entertainment Network: A New Web Show for Kids
May 3, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new kid on the block – Children's Entertainment Network (CEN) – produced and directed by Mark Rowley. This new web series launched in mid January ...

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Marina del Rey Announces Summer Activities to “Sea” Los Angeles
May 2, 2013
Summer is just around the corner and with water adventures like martial arts on a paddleboard or parasailing above the Pacific, Marina del Rey is taking center stage.

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Five Minutes with. . . Mambo Goddesses Barbara Palvin & Ashley Hart
May 1, 2013
Mambo has a history of tapping the hottest local modelling talent to star as in their campaigns, but this season they've widened their Mambo Goddess net to include Hungarian supe and Victoria's Secret babe Barbara Palvin. Providing the Aussie beach-bunny representation is home-grown hottie Ashely Hart (yes, she of the genetically blessed Hart genealogy ). Together, they make one smokin' swimsuit ...

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Restoring sand to Venice and Anna Maria beaches
Apr 30, 2013
$20 million in Manatee and nearly $12 million in Venice to undo Debby's damage

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Tourism industry sees renourishment as vital
Apr 30, 2013
President of Sarasota county tourism bureau calls the sand infusions "routine maintenance"

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State charges dropped against ex-Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell
Apr 30, 2013
DIXON — Prosecutors today dropped all remaining charges against a former city comptroller who recently began serving a lengthy federal prison sentence for stealing nearly $54 million from her northern Illinois community.

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Getaway Guide To Ultra-Hip Abbot Kinney
Apr 29, 2013
Abbot Kinney Boulevard is several blocks of the newest and coolest shopping, dining and lounging areas on the Westside.

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Jay Mariotti Is Mackin' And Relaxin' And Kicking Shitty-Ass Game Again
Apr 28, 2013
From the evil twin of Tim Tebow, naturally, comes our latest update on Jay Mariotti, shitty columnist and world-class asshole . Sayeth Tom Tebow: Jay Mariotti enjoying Sunday Funday in Venice Beach. #Caught twitter.com/IamEvilTebow/s… — Tom Tebow (@IamEvilTebow) April 22, 2013 @ deadspin Jay Mariotti is hammered at this Venice Beach bar hitting on my friends girlfriend. twitter.com/IamEvilTebow ...

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Steady rain greets Jazz Fest as 1st weekend closes
Apr 28, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on.

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World Renowned Talent Platform, Blaze the Stage™ Presents: The Third Annual Spring Classic Invitational Showcase, May ...
Apr 26, 2013
Music industry professionals join premier performance-based artist development and talent search platform, "Blaze the Stage™" for the highly anticipated 3-day celebration of education, inspiration and the discovery of amazing new talent.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 National platform for emerging talent, “Blaze the Stage™”, invites you to its third annual “Blaze the Stage: “Spring ...

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Strayer-Wood Theatre brings spin on Shakespeare
Apr 22, 2013
By: ANDREW RUBENBAUER With the sound of crashing waves and Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” playing throughout Strayer-Wood Theatre , the sunny boardwalks of Venic...

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More of the station you love. Fewer pledge drives.
Apr 22, 2013
Informing our audience.

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Non-drivers hog the road at 6th and biggest CicLAvia
Apr 22, 2013
The 15-mile route from downtown to the beach welcomed any form of non-motorized transportation. Organizers say as many as 150,000 people participated. Some brought children. Some brought friends. Alden Delos Santos brought Chihuahuas.        

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Miles Of Streets Closed For ‘CicLAvia To The Sea’
Apr 21, 2013
Those who have imagined breezing through the streets of Los Angeles without a car in sight can live the dream Sunday during the city's sixth CicLAvia event.

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LA goes car free for a day for as CicLAvia
Apr 21, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a car free day in parts of LA. Some 15 miles of Los Angeles streets from Venice Beach to Union Station downtown are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the city's sixth CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE'-uh) festival opens the lanes to cyclists.

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CicLAvia goes to sea with heightened security
Apr 21, 2013
The sixth installment of CicLAvia took riders to the Pacific, but not without heightened security along the route.

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Venice Boulevard To Close Sunday For CicLAvia
Apr 20, 2013
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. This is not a bicycle-only event, but rather designed for people of all interests, is free of charge, and is open to every kind of non-automotive transit imaginable ...

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Sunday's cross-town Ciclavia: your guide *
Apr 20, 2013
Kevin Roderick: The sixth version of Ciclavia is breaking out of the central city and extending west all the way to Venice Beach. Venice Boulevard and selected other streets will be closed to cars and buses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Miles Of Streets To Be Closed Sunday For ‘CicLAvia To The Sea’
Apr 20, 2013
Those who have imagined breezing through the streets of Los Angeles without a car in sight can live the dream Sunday during the city's sixth CicLAvia event.

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Lindsay Lohan Reveals Bruised Legs While Shopping In Venice Beach
Apr 18, 2013
Her career has been left bruised and battered by her repeated brushes with the law – and so have her legs, but the question is ‘why?’ Two weeks before she… READ ON

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Bitium Closes $2.4M Seed Round for SaaS Operating System
Apr 17, 2013
Today Bitium announced a $2.4M seed round for the first Software-as-a-Service operating system. The round was led by Mike Hirshland of Resolute VC and features an all-star l

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Bitium Raises $2.4M
Apr 17, 2013
Venice Beach-based Bitium, a new startup out of LA's Amplify accelerator, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in a seed funding round. The new startup--founded by Scott Kriz and Erik Gustavson--said the funding was led by Mike Hirshland of Resolute VC, and also included Alex Bard (Desk.com), Michael Lazerow (Buddy Media), Hank Vigil (Microsoft), Rob Glaser (RealNetworks), Hiten Shah ...

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CicLAvia returning Sunday with expanded car-free route
Apr 17, 2013
CicLAvia -- L.A.'s outdoor experiment in car-free urbanism -- is set to return for a sixth time on Sunday, with an expanded route offering bikers, roller-bladers, walkers and others a route stretching from downtown L.A. to Venice Beach.        

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Santa's surprise
Apr 13, 2013
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood celebrity scene, a quiet, family-friendly LA awaits on the beach, writes Natasha Silva-Jelly.        

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A pirate who searches for shark teeth
Apr 12, 2013
With the Shark's Tooth Festival approaching, Venice man goes to great lengths to find prized fossils

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NEW: A pirate who searches for shark teeth
Apr 11, 2013
With the Shark's Tooth Festival approaching, Venice man goes to great lengths to find prized fossils.

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The new faces of the Goddess Club
Apr 11, 2013
FIRST PICTURES: And now for a good model story...meet the "fantastic, fun and ridiculously attractive" Mambo Goddesses.            

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Pop Star Ke$ha Parties In Gay Bar With Whiskey & A Special Friend
Apr 11, 2013
Ke$sha – the sexually ambiguous 26-year-old– continues to amp up the lesbian rumors. The TiK ToK singer partied with a tall blonde woman at a gay bar in Venice Beach,… READ ON

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Grace Phipps & Garrett Clayton: Venice Beach Lunch
Apr 10, 2013
Grace Phipps and Garrett Clayton get friendly with a dog while out to lunch on Sunday afternoon (April 7) in Venice Beach, Calif. The two Teen Beach Movie stars grabbed some burritos for lunch before spending the rest of the day together. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Garrett Clayton Teen Beach Movie follows [...]

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Where To Find Food Trucks, Rent Bikes At CicLAvia
Apr 10, 2013
CicLAvia will be shutting down our streets before we know it, and with one of the year's biggest and baddest bicycling events come questions about where to refuel along the 15-mile route . [ more › ]

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Postcard from... Los Angeles
Apr 10, 2013
Related Stories Postcard from... Limassol        

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'The Voice' recap: Give Me a Moment
Apr 9, 2013
For our last blind audition of the season, I have a confession: Tonight was the first night of our Voice journey when I felt — dare I say? — moved, and even a bit wowed.

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Northern Iowa production sets classic Shakespeare in 1980s Venice Beach
Apr 8, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- Shylock still demands a pound of flesh in a rework of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice (BEACH!)," but the setting is the 1980s and the carnival-like atmosphere of California's famous landmark.

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Cher is selling her Venice Beach house for $1.89 million
Apr 8, 2013
Cher is selling her 3-bedroom Venice, California house on Zillow.

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Found in Venice, Missing Colorado Model Says: "I'm Fine"
Apr 8, 2013
The Colorado teen was spotted at Venice Beach and told police she did not want to return home.

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Lincoln Lewis: 'Westside' Filming in Venice Beach!
Apr 8, 2013
Lincoln Lewis hangs next to a skateboard as he films the ABC pilot Westside on Tuesday afternoon (March 19) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 25-year-old Australian actor plays Shealy Carver, a character who is upset that his brother jeopardized the family by spending six years in jail and is welcomed home with open arms. PHOTOS: [...]

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Celebrity Real Estate: Pop Idol Cher Sings Farewell to Her Venice Beach House
Apr 8, 2013
Legendary pop icon Cher has just listed this modern home in Venice Beach, Calif. for $1.89M, a surprisingly modest price tag considering she has a net worth of more than $300M. The...

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Missing Colorado teen model may have vanished in Venice Beach
Apr 8, 2013
A search for a teenage girl who left Aurora, Colo., on Feb. 5 is now centered in the Venice area of Los Angeles, where her car was found.

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Cher Lists Her Modest And Modern Venice Home For $1.89 Million, Take A Peek Inside!
Apr 8, 2013
After almost 50 years in the spotlight, Cher can afford any opulent mansion that she desires so it is quite surprising that she instead chose to purchase a modest Venice,… READ ON

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Arnold Schwarzenegger -- I'm Huge at Muscle Beach!
Apr 8, 2013
Arnold Schwarzenegger loves the artwork in Venice Beach ... of himself.While riding around his old pumping ground at Muscle Beach Tuesday, the 65-year-old former Mr. Olympia stopped to take a pic in front of a larger-than-life mural of himself…

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Clearview Treatment Programs Sponsors Several Upcoming Borderline Personality Disorder Events
Apr 8, 2013
Clearview Treatment Programs Center for Borderline Personality Disorder extends its reach to the East Coast through sponsorship at three industry events.Venice Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Strengthening its position as a leader in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Clearview Treatment Programs Women’s Center for Borderline Personality Disorder in Los Angeles is ...

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Fly, girls
Apr 8, 2013
A women-only snowboarding competition is guaranteed to help make the end of the ski and ride season even better this year - for spectators, hangers on and the women competing. The first-ever-televised, women-only Supergirl Sno Copyright 2013 Summit Daily News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Summit Daily News Fly, girls April, 5 ...

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'Jewel Thief' Lindsay Lohan Returns To The Scene Of The Crime
Apr 8, 2013
The Actress Stepped Out For A Spot Of Retail Therapy In Venice Beach

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The Best Street Performers In Los Angeles
Apr 8, 2013
The streets of Los Angeles are alive with music, art, pop culture and bizarre shticks. Thanks to the bevy of talented buskers entertaining areas like Venice Beach, Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Boulevard and local farmers' markets, dull moments are rare and tourists are charmed. Here are some of L.A.'s best buskers. [ more › ]

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Missing Aurora model found in LA
Apr 8, 2013
A missing 18-year-old Aurora woman who disappeared last February has been found unharmed in California, according to police

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Colorado’s Tad Boyle isn’t a fit for UCLA
Apr 8, 2013
Listen to talk radio around Denver and Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle could be condo hunting in Venice Beach any minute now. The debate isn’t whether he’ll be considered for the UCLA job. It’s whether he’ll take it. It’s whether Colorado should be insulted if he leaves. Take a deep breath, Colorado. Now exhale. Just [...]

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Canyon News - City Urges To Be Cautious On Pathways
Apr 8, 2013
SANTA MONICA—The pathway near the Santa Monica pier that extends all the way to Venice Beach is reportedly a popular but dangerous location for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path
Apr 8, 2013
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as southern California's skies. Based a block away from Venice Beach, the 30-person startup impressed prospective investors with skyrocketing user growth figures and won funding from them at a $370 million valuation. The tech press hailed it as the "Instagram for video ...

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CA-TECH Summary
Apr 8, 2013
Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as Southern California's skies. Based a block away from Venice Beach, the 30-person startup impressed prospective investors with skyrocketing user growth figures and won funding from them at a $370 million valuation. The tech press ...

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Family Trades Life for Freaks
Mar 4, 2013
Thursdays on AMC viewers get a front row seat to “Freakshow,” a series about Todd Ray, his family, and the usual business they run: The Venice Beach freak show.

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Attacks continue as L.A. mayoral campaign comes to a close
Mar 3, 2013
Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel traded barbs with rivals Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry on Sunday as the leading candidates dashed around the city in a final burst of weekend campaigning, from Encino and Eagle Rock to Venice Beach...

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Mayoral candidates trade barbs on campaign stops
Mar 3, 2013
Perry supporters decry attacks by Greuel on Perry's personal finances. Greuel is critical of Garcetti's investment in an oil and gas firm. Garcetti says Greuel is beholden to special interests. Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel traded barbs with rivals Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry on Sunday as the leading candidates dashed around the city in a final burst of weekend campaigning, from ...

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Leona Lewis and dancer boyfriend Dennis Jauch kiss on Venice Beach after she falls over in the sand
Mar 2, 2013
Leona Lewis may be back in step with her dancer boyfriend... but when she tried a quick twirl during a stroll by the sea it all went hilariously sarong.

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Video Interlude: Brit Bikes From Venice to Griffith to Find Real GTAV Locations
Mar 1, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V is set to be released on September 17; it'll be set in Los Santos, a fictionalized Southern California, and we've already taken a look at many of the real-life locations that'll show up in the...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution DLC Hits PC, PS3
Feb 28, 2013
Second-class citizens of CoD Nation can now play the latest $15 map pack for the juggernaut first-person shooter. Third-class citizens (Wii U players) appear to be out of luck. The Revolution DLC pack includes four multiplayer maps: a Pakistani hydroelectric plant, a Venice Beach skate park, a French ski resort, and a Chinese desert. Revolution also includes a new Zombies map and the Turned mode ...

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Sarasota red tide expected to move south
Feb 28, 2013
Strong winds sending the toxic algae bloom toward Charlotte County.

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Snapchat Debuts Video On Android
Feb 21, 2013
Snapchat, the Venice Beach-based startup which has been taking the mobile world by storm with its "self destructing" mobile photos, has just officially launched video into its Android app, just days after announcing a Series A funding round. SnapChat, which has been offering up its Android application for the last four months for photos, said it has now added video on the software, letting users ...

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Fungus is killing Canary Island palms in Venice
Feb 20, 2013
An incurable fungus is killing the Canary Island date palm trees along West Venice Avenue in downtown Venice.

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Bae Doo-na and Jim Sturgess rumored to be in a relationship
Feb 19, 2013
Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Rumors have been circulating that Korean actress Bae Doo-na is currently involved in a romantic relationship with her "Cloud Atlas" Hollywood film co-star Jim Sturgess. Photos of the two where they were spotted walking together arm in arm in Venice Beach, California a couple weeks ago have surfaced online.

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Part of a trend, Boardwalk plans spring break zip line
Feb 19, 2013
SANTA CRUZ -- Spring break visitors to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will have a new attraction to thrill them -- a 300-foot zip line over Main Beach.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Wind Down Post Grammys at Lunch With Solange
Feb 19, 2013
Beyoncé Knowles and her sister Solange Knowles treated themselves to a day-after-the-Grammys meal at Gjelina in the Venice Beach neighborhood of LA yesterday. Also along for the meal was Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z . The trio seemed to have a great time at the Grammys, sitting front row and sampling both Jay's Ace of Spades wine and D'Ussé congac - one one point, Jay-Z drank cognac out of a Grammy ...

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Michelle Rodriguez -- 'Not Too Keen' on Being in Christopher Dorner's Manifesto
Feb 19, 2013
It's usually an HONOR to be named one of the most beautiful people in the world ... unless the person doing the naming is a scumbag cop killer ... this according to Michelle Rodriguez.The "Fast & Furious 6" star was walking around Venice Beach…

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Clearview Treatment Programs Hosts NEABPD Fundraiser Featuring Borderline Personality Disorder Experts
Feb 19, 2013
The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) Meet & Greet Fundraiser will be held March 22 in Los Angeles.Venice Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Leading Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experts from across the country will gather in Los Angeles on Friday, March 22, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to benefit individuals and families affected by BPD. ...

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Fungus killing palm trees in Venice
Feb 18, 2013
An incurable fungus is killing the Canary Island date palm trees along West Venice Avenue in downtown Venice.

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Review: AMC's 'Freakshow' a disturbing look into one man's pursuit
Feb 15, 2013
Todd Ray, owner of the 'family business' in AMC's new reality series 'Freakshow,' seems to forget he's dealing with human beings in his zeal to 'collect' performers. The trouble with freak shows is never the people who actually comprise them. The "giants" and midgets, the consumers of sword and flame, the overly hirsute, these are people called upon by nature or spirit to showcase the physical ...

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'Freakshow': Todd Ray invites viewers to come in and experience the bizarre
Feb 15, 2013
About seven years ago, Grammy-winning producer Todd Ray walked away from a successful music career to satisfy his sense of wonder by opening the Venice Beach Freakshow, a Los Angeles-area museum and stage show featuring some of the world's most amazing and unusual animals and people on the infamous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Ray; his wife, Danielle; and their two children, Asia and Phoenix, own and ...

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Five free things to do in Los Angeles, from Hollywood to Venice Beach
Feb 12, 2013
It's been called, sometimes derisively, a collection of 72 suburbs in search of a city. Still, there's a lot of stuff to see and do inside those 72 suburbs that are said to comprise Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Wind Down Post-Grammys at Lunch With Solange
Feb 12, 2013
Beyoncé Knowles and her sister, Solange Knowles, treated themselves to a day-after-the-Grammys meal at Gjelina in the Venice Beach neighborhood of LA yesterday. Also along for the meal was Beyoncé's husband, Jay-Z . The trio seemed to have a great time at the Grammys, sitting front row and sampling both Jay's Ace of Spades Champagne and D'Ussé congac - at one point, Jay-Z drank cognac out of a ...

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Freaks and taxidermy: It's on AMC this Thursday
Feb 12, 2013
(AP Photo/AMC, Ron Jaffe). This publicity image released by AMC shows Creature waiting for passerbys to come see the Venice Beach Freakshow on the boardwalk of Venice Beach, Calif. "Freakshow," is an unscripted series premiering Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

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SNL Sketch About 'The One Black Guy In Every Commercial' Is Uncomfortably Close To The Truth
Feb 12, 2013
Meet Jamison Reeves, an actor who has appeared in 40 ads, almost always as "the one acceptable black friend."

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New 'Freakshow' on AMC embraces the abnormal in all of us
Feb 12, 2013
Todd Ray, with the enthusiastic participation of wife Danielle, teenage son Phoenix and daughter Asia, 20 — along with their extended family of wondrous exhibitionists — is the impresario of a freak show on the boardwalk of Venice Beach, Calif. Now they're poised to become TV stars, thanks to "Freakshow," an unscripted series premiering Thursday (9:30 p.m. EST) on AMC.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II — Revolution DLC coming to PSN Feb 28
Feb 12, 2013
Revolution offers a heck of a lot of content for both multiplayer and Zombies fans. First up are the four multiplayer maps: Hydro : Located in Pakistan, this hydro-electric plant comes complete with a lethal spillway that floods with very little warning. Grind : Set in a skate park in Venice Beach (the birthplace of skateboarding!), quarter-pipes and curved surfaces drive players away from easy ...

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Storage trailer for homeless to stash their stuff
Feb 11, 2013
The Venice Beach homeless fearing seizure of belongings during Los Angeles clean street sweeps now have a place to stash their stuff.

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Snapchat Raises $13.5M
Feb 11, 2013
Venice Beach-based Snapchat, the developer of a popular mobile application which lets users take "self destructing" mobile photos of themselves that they can send to friends, has raised $13.5M in a Series A funding, according to multiple reports. The funding came from Benchmark Capital, led by Mitch Lasky. The New York Times said the funding valued the company at between $60 and $70M. Snapchat ...

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March Break travel: Best sun spots for Canadians
Feb 11, 2013
Along with her two young kids, Becky Gibbons is counting the number of sleeps until her family heads to Mexico for a week during spring break. “We really wanted to go to Hawaii, but we couldn’t afford it,” says the … Continue reading →

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Venice program gives the homeless a place to keep belongings
Feb 10, 2013
Check-in Storage allows people to put things in a container for up to a week at a time. 'We're not going to let [homeless people] keep items on the beach anymore,' L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl said. Bone-chilling fog swirled along Venice Beach one recent afternoon when Robert and Nani Valencia and Ana Maria Reyes stopped by the long, metal storage container beside the sand.

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Snapchat, a Growing App, Lets You See It, Then You Don’t
Feb 8, 2013
The photos and messages sent through an app called Snapchat vanish in seconds. And that disappearing act has made the tiny start-up a technology hit.

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Jay-Z And Beyonce Snapped Leaving LA Resturant With Daughter Blue Ivy
Feb 8, 2013
Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles are spotted leaving the Gjelina Restaurant on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach, LA out the back door before getting...

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Famous Behind The Scenes, A Hitmaker Covets The Spotlight
Feb 8, 2013
Producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker has worked with Kanye West and Beyonce, and is up for four Grammy Awards, including producer of the year for his work on the album Some Nights by the band fun. Now, he says he's looking for a solo career.

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Coastal regulators OK temporary beach zip line
Feb 7, 2013
California coastal regulators have agreed to allow the city of Los Angeles to install a temporary zip line in Venice Beach.

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Medical marijuana could be a shot in the arm for US unions
Feb 7, 2013
Budding medical marijuana industry proves good for unions’ health, with dispensaries staffed by dues-paying members and unions active in campaigning for medicinal use

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Plenty to do for free in LA, from Hollywood to Venice Beach
Feb 7, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It's been called, sometimes derisively, a collection of 72 suburbs in search of a city.

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State coastal panel OKs zip line for Venice Beach
Feb 7, 2013
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a pilot program that would bring a zip line to the Venice Beach recreation area this spring and summer. Under the plan approved on a 7-4 vote, as many as four 750-foot-long zip...

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Fun and Games: Venice Zipline Project Approved, Could Be Up This Summer
Feb 7, 2013
If, after last summer's disappointment, you'd given up on the Venice Beach zipline ever rising on the sand, buck up: it appears to be coming this summer! The California Coastal Commission voted 7-4 today to issue a license for the...

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Insight: Shrinking U.S. labor unions see relief in marijuana industry
Feb 6, 2013
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The medical marijuana shop next to a tattoo parlor on a busy street in Los Angeles looks much like hundreds of other pot dispensaries that dot the city. Except for one thing: On the glass door - under a green cross signaling that cannabis can be bought there for medical purposes - is a sticker for the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), the nation ...

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Official in Ill. town who took $53M seeks leniency
Feb 6, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a former small-town Illinois bookkeeper who stole a staggering $53 million in public funds is arguing for a lenient prison sentence, saying the woman has cooperated with investigators since her arrest and must endure "disrepute and shame" for the rest of her life.

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Shrinking US labour unions see relief in marijuana industry
Feb 6, 2013
WASHINGTON, Feb 6 – The medical marijuana shop next to a tattoo parlor on a busy street in Los Angeles looks much like hundreds of other pot dispensaries that dot the city. Except for one thing: On the glass door - under a green cross signaling that cannabis can be bought there for medical purposes - is a sticker for the United Food and ...

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INSIGHT - Shrinking U.S. labor unions see relief in marijuana industry
Feb 5, 2013
* Legal marijuana businesses could provide new workers,union says * Organized labor helped push successful marijuana ballotinitiatives * Legalization could create hundreds of thousands of newjobs WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The medicalmarijuana shop next to a tattoo parlor on a busy street in LosAngeles looks much like hundreds of other pot dispensaries thatdot the city. ...

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Social Discovery Site, Tapiture, Secures $825,000 Funding Round to Fuel User Growth and Activate Monetization Strategy
Feb 5, 2013
Investment Will Accelerate Existing Traction, Launch an E-Commerce Solution and Drive Development of Mobile Applications (PRWeb February 05, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10396874.htm

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Heidi Klum Smiles During 'Germany's Next Top Model' Filming
Feb 4, 2013
Supermodel Heidi Klum is spotted looking particularly cheerful at the Venice Boardwalk Skatepark at Venice Beach, California in between filming for...

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Heidi Klum And Her Team Take A Break While Filming For 'Germany's Next Top Model' - Part 3
Feb 4, 2013
Supermodel Heidi Klum and the camera crew and production team of catwalk show 'Germany's Next Top Model' are snapped taking a break from filming at...

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Heidi Klum Chats To Crew During 'Germany's Next Top Model' Filming - Part 2
Feb 4, 2013
Supermodel Heidi Klum stands around chatting to members of the crew in between filming for the new series of 'Germany's Next Top Model' at Venice...

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Leland Gordon: Unique venues can energize a game
Feb 4, 2013
Here’s an explosive idea: Let’s have a high school basketball game on a volcano.

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California schools to play first official game outdoors on Venice Beach courts
Feb 1, 2013
First it was the NHL’s Winter Classic, taking an indoor game back to its outdoor roots, generating good will and fan excitement in the process. In 2011 college basketball tried to duplicate the act and honor the military at the same time, holding a game on an aircraft carrier. That worked, too, leading to plenty of imitation acts in 2013 (even if some never got played). Now high school ...

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Pacifica Christian Boys Basketball To Play Game On Venice Beach Courts
Jan 31, 2013
The Pacifica Christian boys basketball team plays Oakwood High School in the first ever high school sanctioned game on the Venice Beach courts off of Ocean Walk and 17th Ave. Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Game times are as follows: 10:00 Oakwood Girls vs. Viewpoint 11:30 Oakwood Boys Junior Varsity Basketball vs Pacifica Christian 1:00 Oakwood Boys Varsity vs. Pacifica Christian Other events ...

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Prep basketball comes to Venice Beach
Jan 30, 2013
Tiny Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica has decided to hold three basketball games on Saturday at the center court on Ocean Walk at Venice Beach. The girls' teams from North Hollywood Oakwood and Calabasas Viewpoint will play at...

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Meet 'Freakshow's' Amazing Ali, who stands 3'5"
Jan 29, 2013
AMC is delivering the "Freakshow" straight into your home. The new eight-part unscripted series follows the folks behind California's Venice Beach Freakshow, including host Ali.

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Clearview Treatment Programs Debuts Enhanced Evidence-Based Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program
Jan 29, 2013
Clearview’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program now includes comprehensive DBT, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and other evidence-based therapies.Venice Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Since its launch in 2000, Clearview Treatment Programs has provided the most current dual diagnosis treatments available to help its clients achieve a lasting recovery. This year, Clearview has enhanced its ...

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Animal Behavior College Spotlights Success Story of Formerly Homeless Dog Training Graduate
Jan 28, 2013
Animal Behavior College recent blog post highlights the courage and perseverance of Angie Ade, a formerly homeless Dog Training graduate who has now established a successful dog training business.Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2013 Angie Ade, Animal Behavior College dog training graduate, persevered during a time of personal loss, homelessness and potential educational setbacks. ...

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Meridian Funds Two MF Assets
Jan 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES-GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively that Meridian Capital Group LLC has closed $15.6 million in permanent financing for two Southern California multifamily properties: the Superior at Venice in Venice Beach and another property in La Palma.

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Sheryl Crow Is All Smiles on the Beach With Her Boys
Jan 24, 2013
Sheryl Crow hung out in Venice Beach, CA, with her sons, Sheryl added of Lance, whom she dated from 2003 to 2006, that "I know how hard he worked to win those titles, and you know, it was hard to watch." Sheryl isn't just in the spotlight because of Lance's drama, though. Since she's also an adviser on The Voice this season and will be working with Blake Shelton's team. View Slideshow ›

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News : Behind The Scenes Of Our Icona Pop Photo Shoot
Jan 24, 2013
  Here's a teaser from our awesome shoot with Swedish electro-pop DJs Icona Pop eariler this week. We'e so glad that we got to spend time at Venice Beach with the girls whose music we have been bouncing to since their energetic performances at last year's Culture Collide .   Follow us on Instagram @FILTERmagazine for more sneak peeks!

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Reader photos: Sunny days
Jan 23, 2013
Flickr user Eyetwist took this photo of a lifeguard tower at Venice Beach on Jan. 16, 2013, with an iPhone 4S. ALSO: Quiz: Test your photography knowledge Southern California Moments: Changes for 2013 Southern California Moments: 2012 photos of the...

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Neighbor Beefs: Locals Demand Development Review For Shipping Container Storage Locker on Venice Beach
Jan 22, 2013
Recently, the city has placed a 30-foot-long shipping container at Windward Plaza on Venice Beach (by the LAPD substation) to provide some storage for dozens of homeless people, according to Yo! Venice! Volunteers will be staffing the box and...

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Reader photos: Catch a wave
Jan 21, 2013
Reader photos: Don Llyod captured a Venice Beach sunset with a Nikon D90 on Jan. 20, 2013.

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VIDEO: LAPD Officer Tickets Cyclist for “Arguing”
Jan 21, 2013
VENICE, Calif. (KTLA) — An LAPD officer is under investigation after a YouTube video went viral showing him ticketing a bicyclist with little cause on a Venice Beach bike path. The cyclist turned on his helmet camera and record the …

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LAPD Officer in Hot Water After Ticketing Cyclist for “Arguing”
Jan 20, 2013
VENICE, Calif. (KTLA) — A Los Angeles Police Officer is under investigation after a YouTube video went viral showing him pulling over and ticketing a bicyclist with little cause on a Venice Beach bike path. During the incident, the cyclist …

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LAPD Cancels BS 'Speeding' Ticket Given To Venice Biker
Jan 19, 2013
Now it wouldn't personally be our style to let a police officer know he's in our way if we happened to be cruising along the Venice Beach bike path. However, it's painful watching the video of what happened to one man who chose to do just that. [ more › ]

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LAPD Cancels Bike-Path Ticket After Video Goes Viral
Jan 18, 2013
After a YouTube video of an LAPD officer pulling over and ticketing a bicyclist with little cause on the Venice Beach bike path went viral, the ticket was canceled and the officer is under investigation. Photo Credit: YouTube/AnarchisticGringo

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Amateur Australian prospector finds huge gold nugget
Jan 18, 2013
An Australian prospector has made a discovery many before him have missed — a gold nugget worth $300,000. A prospector searching near the town of Ballarat, in an area prospectors have been searching for 162 years. He reportedly found the … Continue reading →

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Suspects with gun lead police on pursuit to Venice Boardwalk
Jan 17, 2013
Police Thursday afternoon were searching the Venice Boardwalk after two suspects armed with a handgun crashed their vehicle into a parked car as they led officers on a pursuit that began in Santa Monica.

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More POP to Pop-Art, GREG MILLER's New Exhibition of Paintings at PEVETO are Physical Constructions that Represent a ...
Jan 17, 2013
Venice Beach painter, Greg Miller, makes his first solo debut in Texas. Considered a Neo-Pop and Post-Pop artist by art critics, Donald Kuspit and Peter Frank, Miller draws from the mid-20th century – a period of time when advertising and text became indelibly encrypted into the American experience of everyday life.Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 PEVETO is honored to welcome GREG MILLER ...

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NextSpace Coworking Community Raises $825K and Adds Renowned Design Firm Executive David Gensler to Board
Jan 17, 2013
World’s largest coworking community aims to kill the cubicle class and propel the (r)evolution of work, across topics, trades and tables by re-imagining workspacesSan Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 NextSpace, the coworking community committed to killing the cubicle class, today announced that it has secured $825K in its latest funding round and added to its board David Gensler of the ...

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PlayStation Home Update
Jan 16, 2013
Today, Lockwood’s Gift Machine has a Unicorn (squeee!), nDreams brings sexy Venice Beach even closer, Granzella has a bunch of goodies for us, and more. Check out all this and more this week in PlayStation Home. Are you the King of the beach or the ultimate beach babe? If so then the new Venice Beach clothing range is perfect for you. With new muscular torsos for the guys and some gorgeous ...

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Red tide reported off Sarasota beaches
Jan 16, 2013
Greatest concentrations of toxic algae were reported along Siesta Key

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Red tide reported at Venice beach
Jan 15, 2013
No dead fish are seen, and the odor was slight at Brohard Beach

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Look Who's Still All Loved Up...
Jan 15, 2013
They fell in love on the set of the 1986 smash hit comedy 'Crocodile Dundee' and Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski still looked like loved-up...

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Local Trainer’s Favorite Tips For A Beach Workout
Jan 12, 2013
If you’re looking for ways to test your strength, get fit or just break from the norm in Los Angeles, here are a few tips from celebrated personal trainer and Mr. America 2004, Jason Kozma. Get out and enjoy some of Los Angeles’ most-enduring landmarks and stretch your physical limits at the same time.

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Street Life: 2013 CicLAvias Will Hit the Beach and Take Wilshire to Fairfax
Jan 11, 2013
CicLAvia, everyone's favorite linear block party, is doing some major gamechanging for 2013: Streetsblog announced today that two of the three events this year (which shut down several miles of city streets) will have completely fresh new routes--up to now,...

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CicLAvia's New April 2013 Route Will Reach The Beach
Jan 11, 2013
One of L.A.'s most anticipated semi-annual bicycling events, CicLAvia , is prepping for its 2013 path, and rumors have been swirling that a new route could extend as far as the Pacific. [ more › ]

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Best Ways To Exercise And Feel Like A Kid Again
Jan 11, 2013
George Bernard Shaw was onto something when he said, “We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.” It’s so true. One day you’re killing it in kickball and [...]

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Snapshots from the Golden State
Jan 10, 2013
Come here : Less crowded than Santa Monica and less uppity than Malibu, the huge swathes of buttery sand and supermodel-skinny palm trees aren’t the only things going for Venice; it’s also the most fun of LA’s beaches, revelling in its slightly scruffy reputation.

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'Black Ops 2: Revolution' set for January 29
Jan 9, 2013
A trailer from "Call of Duty" publisher Activision has confirmed that the first batch of downloadable content for "Black Ops 2," a multiplayer map pack called "Revolution," will be released for Xbox 360 on January 29.

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What's that sound? It's comedian Michael Winslow
Jan 9, 2013
"Police Academy" star performing standup comedy in Springfield this weekend.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC brings killer halfpipes ‘exclusively’ to the Xbox 360
Jan 8, 2013
Revolution, the first DLC release for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, brings inventive new gameplay modes and a new gun to Activision's flagship shooter, though Xbox 360 players will be enjoying it long before anyone else.

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South Beach best for people-watching, survey says
Jan 7, 2013
A new survey confirms it: South Beach is the best beach for getting an eyeful.

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Sporty Swimwear from Swimwear365
Jan 4, 2013
LONDON, January 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --You know what they say about a New Year - it's your ticket to starting a healthy new lifestyle, so make this year count and get fit in style with ladies swimwear ...

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Griffith Park Ranked as Top L.A. Film Location in 2012
Jan 2, 2013
The Top 10 also includes Downtown L.A.'s 6th Street Bridge, Linda Vista Community Hospital, and Venice Beach. read more

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Lindsay Lohan Seeks 'New Chapter' and Finds Couches on 'Million Dollar Decorators'
Jan 2, 2013
The "Liz & Dick" actress makes her first of two appearances on the Bravo reality series, dodging paparazzi and describing her new Los Angeles rental as a clean slate. read more

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Griffith Park was the most popular film location again in 2012
Jan 1, 2013
The city-owned park has been a perennial favorite for location scouts. Other sites in the top 10 include Point Dume in Malibu and the 6th Street Bridge near downtown L.A. Griffith Park, Point Dume, the 6th Street Bridge near downtown L.A. and a former community hospital in Boyle Heights reputed to be haunted ranked among the most popular film locations in 2012, according to a new survey.

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Venice Beach To Host High-Tech Ball Drop On New Year's Eve
Dec 30, 2012
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 ...

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Venice to Host High-Tech Beach Ball Drop at Historic Abbot Kinney Mural on New Year's Eve
Dec 30, 2012
3-D Video Projection to Feature Real-Time Twitter & Instagram Feeds Featuring People’s New Year’s Resolutions From Around the World. Sponsored by Local Eatery James' Beach.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 In a town that now counts Google, Jib Jab, and Viddy as residents, it comes as little surprise Silicon Beach--or Venice Beach, as it is more commonly known--will be hosting a high-tech ...

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Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 365
Dec 30, 2012
Take flight: Flickr user sjg310 snapped this photo of birds taking off from Venice Beach at sunset Dec. 29 with a Canon EOS 7D. ALSO: Submit your photos Quiz: Test your photography knowledge Southern California Moments: Best of November Follow...

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Alyson Hannigan's Daughter Satyana Carries Lookalike Doll During Holiday Outing
Dec 28, 2012
Mommy and my doll and me! Alyson Hannigan's little daughter Satyana soaked up the sun and the spotl[...]

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Cleo Darnell
Dec 27, 2012
As the snowflakes started to fall on Christmas Eve, Mom retraced their origins back into the clouds and joined her angels that have watched over her for so many years. Born in the Texas panhandle in 1913 to Arthur C. and Lulu Belle Noland, Cleo and her older brother Paul lived a dirt farming life until about 1918 when the family packed up and moved to Venice Beach, Calif. where Cleo found her ...

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Losangeleshotels.org: Hotel Rates in LA Rise Strongly for New Year’s Eve, Survey Shows
Dec 27, 2012
Hotels in Los Angeles are raising their rates strongly for New Year's Eve, according to a new survey from Losangeleshotels.org.(PRWEB) December 27, 2012 New Year’s Eve revelers who plan to celebrate in Los Angeles but have secured no accommodation yet are fair warned. A few rooms can still be booked, but hotels are raising their rates strongly, some even exorbitantly, at this eleventh hour. That ...

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Trimble: Hard to fit in album No 2
Dec 25, 2012
Two Door Cinema Club have revealed how they struggled to fit in recording a second album because they were so busy touring their first.

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Andrew Garfield: Sunny Saturday in Venice Beach!
Dec 23, 2012
Andrew Garfield keeps his eyes shielded from the sun as he heads out on Saturday (December 22) in Venice Beach, Calif. The 29-year-old The Amazing Spider-Man actor carried with him a large backpack as he walked down the sidewalk. He was even rocking some green colored jeans! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andrew [...]

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Cox, Hopkins' public cuddling fuel rumours
Dec 23, 2012
Los Angeles, Dec 24 (IANS) Actress Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins did not help in dismissing rumours about their relationship when they were seen cuddling each other on sets of show "Cougar Town".

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Courteney Cox and Cougar Town co-star Josh Hopkins cuddle up between takes
Dec 22, 2012
The pair were seen cuddling up in between takes as they shot scenes for their hit comedy on location in Venice Beach on Friday.

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The Adventure Traveler Who Lives in the 'American Gothic' House
Dec 18, 2012
Beth Howard spent decades scuba diving with sharks and baking pies for movie stars before she fell in love with a historic Iowa farmhouse. For $250 a month, she now calls it home.

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Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 352
Dec 17, 2012
Beach weather: A lens flare encircles a lifeguard station on Venice Beach in this photo by Kevin Balluff, taken with a Diana F camera and cross-processed Fuji Astia 100 film. ALSO: Submit your photos Quiz: Test your photography knowledge Southern...

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Fifth Harmony: X Factor Holiday Beach Shoot!
Dec 17, 2012
Normani Hamilton and Dinah Hansen of Fifth Harmony bundle up in winter coats for the X Factor Holiday themed photo shoot on Sunday afternoon (December 16) in Venice Beach, Calif. The all-girl quintet were joined by fellow finalists Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens. Fifth Harmony recently took to Twitter to thank their fans after [...]

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Dog skateboards on Venice Beach boardwalk
Dec 17, 2012
Kevin Roderick: Happy holidays from Venice Beach.

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Staying in Venice Beach, Los Angeles: readers' travel writing competition 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Getting into California's easy-going vibe proved laughably simple for Lindy van den Boomen , winner of the accommodation category, when she rented a comedian's flat in LA See the runners-up here THE WINNER "The key's under the mat," was the last message I'd received from Paul before boarding a flight to Los Angeles. Paul, a 56-year-old stand-up comedian who I'd never met but who I thoroughly ...

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UAE- Gold's Gym fledging
Dec 16, 2012
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) We are the original, the place where it all began. More than 45 years ago, Joe Gold opened a modest fitness centre in Venice Beach, California, and began a tradition of ...

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Photo of The Day: Geminid Meteor Shower Over Venice
Dec 14, 2012
Last night the Geminid Meteor Shower put on a show bright enough even for city slickers to enjoy. [ more › ]

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Olympic athletes compete under Syrian flag
Dec 14, 2012
LONDON -- The plane began its final approach, and it was one of those moments: The lifeguard couldn't believe his life. Here came London -- the Thames and the spires, those giant Olympic rings-rising fast. His palms went damp, his stomach flipped. Then he entered the athletes' village. He saw LeBron James and Kevin Durant, found himself squaring his own shoulders, walking taller. "These are the ...

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Zambezi Notches Impressive 2012
Dec 12, 2012
In a year highlighted by continued momentum, industry accolades, and next-level brand campaigns featuring music and sport's greatest icons, full-service creative agency Zambezi today announced its robust ...

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Wenatchee weightlifter is skinny, shy no more
Dec 11, 2012
Sure, Wenatchee is no Venice Beach, but in mid-November, the local bodybuilding scene got a boost when hard body John Smith won the Musclemania America 2012 Fitness America Weekend competition in Las Vegas, launching him from amateur status into the professional ranks. More than 20 years after he began weightlifting, Smith is ecstatic to have won Musclemania, a competition for natural ...

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7 Reasons to Love L.A.: By The Shores of Silver Lake
Dec 10, 2012
              From the Silver Lake Reservoir to the art walls of Venice Beach, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. [ more › ]

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In Venice, a new business bloom on Rose Avenue
Dec 10, 2012
Urban planners say the breakneck pace of change along this block and others suggests that the down-and-out bohemian days of the countercultural beach neighborhood are numbered. Step inside the Rose Market near the corner of Rose and 5th avenues in Venice, and make your way to the refrigerator in the back. Small orange price stickers say that $3.50 will get you 40 ounces of Bud Light.

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Record on the Road: California
Dec 9, 2012
We spent two weeks in California to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. We began in Los Angeles, visiting Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios and Venice Beach. Then, south to San Diego where we spent time at Lego Land and Sea World. On our last day in San Francisco we visited Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and Japantown.

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Star of LAFD "Firehouse Burlesque" video says it was harmless
Dec 4, 2012
A woman performing with a hula hoop in a "Firehouse Burlesque" video that is under investigation by the Los Angeles Fire Department said she and the firefighters seen in the footage did nothing wrong.

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LAFD probing 'Firehouse Burlesque' video shot at Venice station
Dec 4, 2012
The Los Angeles Fire Department has launched an investigation into "Firehouse Burlesque," a video showing a woman in shorts and high heels dancing inside a station firehouse with a hula hoop and donning firefighter gear.

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'Firehouse Burlesque' video filmed at LAFD station in Venice
Dec 4, 2012
This post has been updated. See the note below for details. A Los Angeles Fire Department station embroiled in a porn video controversy last year has surfaced in another video showing a woman in shorts and high heels dancing inside...

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Burlesque Video Shot at Venice Station Sparks LAFD Probe
Dec 4, 2012
VENICE, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Fire Department has launched an investigation into "Firehouse Burlesque," a video showing a woman in shorts and high heels dancing inside a station firehouse with a hula hoop and donning firefighter gear.

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Man wants to trade Halloween candy for Eagles tix
Nov 30, 2012
What happens when an NBA player puts on a horse mask and jumps out and scares people on the Venice Beach boardwalk? The biggest thing that’s accomplished here is that DeAndre Jordan is really amusing himself. Not everyone in the video appreciated it, however.

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Clippers’ Center DeAndre Jordan Busting Pranks On People Of Venice
Nov 29, 2012
VENICE (CBSLA.com) Clippers’ high flying center has been spending most of his free time busting some pranks at Venice beach. The NOC channel has been producing a series of comical YouTube clips with Jordan, called [...]

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PICTURE: Slim Anna Paquin Carries Twins in Slings on Venice Beach Stroll
Nov 26, 2012
Anna Paquin on November 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: PacificCoastNews.com

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Is It Art? On Venice Beach, Police Can Make the Call
Nov 26, 2012
The L.A. City Council last December passed an ordinance that effectively banned anyone but local artists from engaging in commercial activity on the boardwalk's beach-facing side. The Wall Street Journal reports that L.A. cops are now called on to routinely weigh in on a debate more suited to the Museum of Modern Art: What constitutes art?

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Boardwalking: LAPD Officer Inspiring/Cracking Down on Venice Boardwalk Art
Nov 26, 2012
Back in January, new rules went into effect for selling stuff on the Venice Boardwalk--basically they allow free speech activities like petitioning, performances, and self-made art. That last one has made for some tricky enforcement and the Wall Street Journal...

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Anna Paquin Does Double-Duty While Toting Her Twins
Nov 26, 2012
Anna Paquin held tight to both of her 3-month-old babies on a walk in Venice Beach, CA, yesterday. The new mom looked fit as she sipped an organic Synergy drink and chatted with her own mom, Mary Paquin. Anna and Stephen Moyer welcomed the twins back in September. They've remained tight-lipped on the names and genders of their little ones, but reportedly, a boy and a girl have joined the Paquin ...

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Utah man's 'World's Biggest Pile of Leaves' video goes viral
Nov 23, 2012
Nick Garrett and his northern Utah buddies know how to kid around, from burying a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins on Venice Beach to doing flips off the roof of a house into what they call the "World's Biggest Pile of Leaves."

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Have You Seen This? Utah man has 'World's Biggest Pile of Leaves'
Nov 23, 2012
Nick Garrett and his northern Utah buddies know how to kid around, from burying a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins on Venice Beach to doing flips off the roof of a house into what they call the "World's Biggest Pile of Leaves."

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Video of ’World’s Biggest Pile of Leaves’ in Roy goes viral
Nov 23, 2012
  ROY — Nick Garrett and his buddies know how to kid around, from burying a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins on Venice Beach to doing flips off the roof of a house into what they call the "World’s Biggest Pile of Leaves." read more

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Video of ’World’s Biggest Pile of Leaves’ in Ogden goes viral
Nov 23, 2012
  OGDEN — Nick Garrett and his buddies know how to kid around, from burying a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins on Venice Beach to doing flips off the roof of a house into what they call the "World’s Biggest Pile of Leaves." read more

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Thanksgiving Snaps: Celebs Show Off Their Culinary Skills & Give Back
Nov 23, 2012
* ‘Tis the season to spend quality time with family and give back. On thanksgiving day, we caught some of our favorite A-listers in the kitchen, at the dinner table, and giving back to those less fortunate. Karrueche Tran and friends give back and feed the homeless on Venice Beach. Lala Anthony shows off a [...]

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Logan-based 'World's Biggest Pile of Leaves' video goes viral
Nov 22, 2012
Nick Garrett and his northern Utah buddies created what they call the "World's Biggest Pile of Leaves."

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'World's Biggest Pile of Leaves' video goes viral
Nov 22, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nick Garrett and his northern Utah buddies know how to kid around, from burying a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins on Venice Beach to doing flips off the roof of a house into what they call the World's Biggest Pile of Leaves.

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The Guys Behind 'Entourage' Are Creating A New Comedy About Legalizing Marijuana—Here's Today's Buzz
Nov 21, 2012
After becoming legal in both Colorado and Washington, Fox is now developing a weed-themed comedy, titled "The Happy Tree" — a half-hour effort from "Entourage" trio Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson and Rob Weiss , which will center on a hotshot attorney who quits his day job following a nervous breakdown and seeks a life of peace and serenity in Venice Beach — only to find himself the unlikely ...

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A lifeline in Hollywood for young homeless people
Nov 21, 2012
My Friend's Place offers food, clothes, clean underwear and socks, toilet paper, toiletries and hot showers. It also nurtures dreams of a better life. Give thanks for the nearly new Nikes, left abandoned beneath the 101 Freeway overpass. They were just M.J.'s size. He had needed shoes, but had no money to buy them.

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Fox Nabs Marijuana Comedy from 'Entourage' Producers
Nov 20, 2012
Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson and Rob Weiss are developing a 20th TV half-hour project centered on a former hotshot corporate attorney who moves to Venice Beach and becomes the unlikely voice of the pot-legalization movement. read more

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PlayMG Honors Young Masters as They Reimagine Play for Their Generation
Nov 20, 2012
PlayMG™ Corp. is celebrating more than the recent launch of its all new MG -- the first pocketable Wi-Fi Android app gaming system for young people -- it is also celebrating teen movers and shakers in ...

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Jessica Murphy
Nov 17, 2012
A European movement towards making news aggregators pay fees for content is unlikely to take root in Canada, say industry watchers.

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Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 320
Nov 16, 2012
Orange evening: Steven Gaskin photographed Venice Beach on Tuesday evening, catching a fortuitous moment when the clouds happened to be nearly the same shade of orange as the sand. ALSO: Submit your photos Southern California Moments best of October --...

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Beachfront Portfolio Lists for $25M
Nov 16, 2012
VENICE, CA-GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively that a private California-based seller has listed a four-property portfolio in Venice Beach for an asking price of $25 million. The listing represents the recent increase of transactional activity in this burgeoning L.A. submarket.

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REUTERS
Nov 16, 2012
Google opened the doors on its new office in Toronto, November 13, 2012. Here, we take a look at some of its other North American offices to give you a look at what life is like working for Google.

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Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On People
Nov 16, 2012
# deandrejordan Thanks to The NOC , Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has a prank show on YouTube called "Got 'Em." This is a good thing, because it has led to the creation of videos like the one above, in which Jordan uses a fart machine to make people really uncomfortable at a Venice Beach skatepark. We're just surprised at how friendly and talkative everyone was while they were seemingly getting ...

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Working at Google
Nov 16, 2012
Google opened the doors on its new office in Toronto, November 13, 2012. Here, we take a look at some of its other North American offices to give you a look at what life is like working for Google.

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When You Wish Starts Operations In Brazil
Nov 13, 2012
VENICE BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When You Wish is a leading Internet "crowdfunding" startup that combines payment processing and publishing tools so everyone can easily raise ...

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Pink Hangs With Willow and Puts On a Charitable Show
Nov 13, 2012
Pink brought her daughter, Willow Hart, along for a coffee run in Venice Beach, CA, yesterday. The caffeine stop came shortly before Pink took the stage at the Power of Pink event at Sony Studios last night. Grammy-winner Pink volunteered her voice to benefit breast cancer research along with Kate Beckinsale , who hosted the event. Before the show, Pink tweeted , "Getting ready for the Power Of ...

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The Constitution brings us toward middle ground
Nov 13, 2012
The polling place at the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles on Nov. 6. America's