• Andrew Keegan helped remove litter from Venice Beach during a Full Circle-sponsored beach cleanup in August

    Ripped from the Headlines

    Full Circle co-founder Andrew Keegan files $33-million defamation lawsuits over misleading headlines about Venice kombucha bust By Joe Piasecki When The Argonaut reported in May that state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents had ...
  • County landscaping plans for converting undeveloped freshwater marshland at Via Marina and Tahiti Way into a saltmarsh wetlands park
Image courtesy of L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors

    Tiny Wetlands Turn into Battleground

    Marina del Rey residents lash out against county’s plan to convert 1.5 acres of existing freshwater wetland into a saltwater marshland park By Gary Walker Plans to turn the last sliver of undeveloped land in Marina del Rey in...
  • A Paris Metro station poster for the Global Climate March
Instagram Photo @GlobalClimateMarch

    Breach the Beach

    Security risks cancelled this Sunday’s Global Climate March in Paris, but activists move forward in Santa Monica By Bliss Bowen As coral reefs succumb to mass “bleaching,” Arctic polar bears drown in search of melting ice...
  • :Audrey Hepburn with Flowers,” a rejected 
Glamour magazine cover shot from a 1955 shoot in Italy, is among 70 vintage photos of Hepburn and Frank Sinatra 
currently on display at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in 
Santa Monica.  Photo by Norman Parkinson courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.

    Timeless Talents

    Vintage photo exhibit explores the enduring legacies of Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra By Christina Campodonico   (Click here for more photos) Icons never go out of style, and among leading ladies Audrey Hepburn was as ...
  • Stan Muhammad, a former Venice gang member turned gang intervention specialist, questions the necessity of keeping Oakwood under the 2000 injunction
Photo courtesy of the Helper Foundation

    In Venice While Black

    Oakwood residents say a lingering gang injunction has become a tool for police harassment By Gary Walker Citing increased stop-and-frisks and a massive police response to a post-funeral gathering in a public park, longtime resi...
  • Firefighters used a winch to extract the car from Marina del Rey harbor
Photos by Mia Duncan

    Speeding Car Plunges into Marina del Rey Harbor

    Witness says bloodied driver walked away from the crash at Pacific Avenue and Via Marina A car speeding southbound on Pacific Avenue crashed through the guardrail at Via Marina and plunged into Marina del Rey harbor on Tuesday ...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with Hyperion workers during a tour of the plant

    Hyperion Treatment Plant Goes Green

    The Hyperion Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey will soon be turning the gaseous byproduct of treated sewage into enough renewable, steam-powered electricity to run the plant. Hyperion’s $220-million Digester Gas Utilization Pr...
  • Forum Drafts Military Vets into Entrepreneurship

    The Loyola Marymount College of Business and Administration is teaming up with the nonprofit Global Business Incubation Inc. to offer free entrepreneurship training for military veterans looking to find their feet as civilians....
  • The lobby of the new 12-screen ArcLight Cinemas at Santa Monica Place, which officially opens Friday
Photo by Paul Turang courtesy of ArcLight Cinemas

    Santa Monica Goes Back to the Future

    Movie theaters fueled the city’s downtown renaissance, and now Santa Monica Place is doubling down with a brand-new ArcLight By Alci Rengifo and Joe Piasecki Santa Monica’s downtown wasn’t always a retail and entertainmen...
  • Breeze bikes can be unlocked with a cell phone app at 75 hubs in Santa Monica, including this one at Pico Boulevard and 17th Street
Photo by Bonnie Eslinger

    Breeze like the Wind

    Santa Monica’s new city bike share program, the first in L.A. County, makes it easy to travel spontaneously on two wheels By Bonnie Eslinger Who wouldn’t want all the joys of riding a bike without any of the hassles of…
 This Week
Mar Vista’s inaugural art walk will feature live painting to live music along the Venice Boulevard
Photo courtesy of Lenore French

Art Follows Commerce

Mar Vista continues its renaissance with an inaugural art walk and a street festival for Small Business Saturday By Christina Campodonico Andy Warhol once said, “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Mak...
Rahim Javan bleeds blue 
and gold at Sports Harbour in Marina del Rey
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.
 Food And Drink
Any way you slice it, Maple Block’s barbecued brisket is the best around

Heavenly Brisket

Maple Block Meat Co.’s barbecue is so good that even Texas would be proud of it By Richard Foss ( Long experience has taught me to be wary when someone gets fancy with barbecue. The best I’ve ever ha...
Alexander Phaneuf, left, and Or Amsalam take it slow with the dough and 
use only wild yeast
Photo by Richard Foss

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