News
  • Mayly Tao has reinvented DK’s Donuts as a foodie hotspot since taking over for her mother | Photo by Jorge M Vargas Jr.

    Finding the sweet spot

    Entrepreneurs compete for the hearts and appetites of local doughnut lovers By Michael Aushenker It’s the beginning of a new Friday, and DK’s Donuts & Bakery co-owner Mayly Tao, the self-appointed “Donut Princess” o...
  • Water main breaks in Mar Vista

    Soil erosion was likely the cause of a ruptured water pipe that flooded a portion of South Walgrove Avenue near Mark Twain Middle School on Aug. 20, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesman said. A four-inch pipe&h...
  • SMC exec remembered as a mentor and listener

    Randal Lawson, executive vice president and chief instructional officer at Santa Monica College, died suddenly on Aug. 19, college officials reported this week. He was 66. Lawson began his teaching career at SMC in 1979 in the ...
  • Three homes stand in what used to be a single-family lot on California Avenue | Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

    Planning official takes a slower-growth stance in Venice

    Ruling for local control will make it harder to split up single-family lots in order to build multiple housing units By Gary Walker Where there was once a single-family home and yard at 724 California Ave. there are now three&h...
  • Photo by Greg Mitchell

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    These days there’s no escaping the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media phenomenon that has people dousing themselves with ice water to raise awareness and donations for combating Lou Gehrig’s disease – an...
  • Students collaborate during an open video workshop at Venice Arts

    Cultivating ‘A Taste for Art’

    Viral Venice Videos contest sets the creative table at Hal’s Bar & Grill By Kathy Leonardo The venerable Hal’s Bar & Grill on Abbot Kinney Boulevard already mixes old-school charm and a bustling bar with melodious j...
  • Photo by Edizen Stowell | venicepaparazzi.com

    Westside Scrapbook

    Westside local Sean Conley, creator of Mama’s Boy Infusions (left), serves up his special tequila blend with Jason Moore and Powell Boyer of PDR Paws and Pads during the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s Cruise ‘n’ ...
  • Beachgoers gather around a busker on the Venice boardwalk

    Eyes Over Venice

    New city security cameras will bring 24-hour police surveillance to the boardwalk By Claire Kaufman and Joe Piasecki “Your picture has been taken. “You are in a restricted area. “Please leave the premises immediately.” ...
  • Green Dot Public Schools CEO Marco Petruzzi at Animo Westside Middle School, which opens Monday

    Green Dot finds a Westside home

    After a $5-million investment, Animo Westside Middle School opens on Monday across from the incoming Playa Vista Whole Foods By Gary Walker It has been a long time coming for Green Dot Public Schools CEO Marco Petruzzi, but on ...
  • Gabriel Vargas, who received a lifesaving diagnosis from Venice Family Clinic doctors, pitches in with the groundbreaking of the Children’s Health & Wellness Center

    Venice Family Clinic expands into Del Rey

    The nonprofit Venice Family Clinic broke ground Monday on a new location in Del Rey expected to provide medical, dental, vision and mental health care services to some 4,000 children each year. The Children’s Health & Wel...
 
 This Week
Surfer/artist Ellwood Risk adds his trademark target-range sheet on wood panel aesthetic to The Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition

‘Endless’ love

Artists pay tribute to Bruce Brown’s seminal surf movie “The Endless Summer” — and its iconic poster art — at Venice’s 800 Main By Michael Aushenker “The Endless Summer” is more than just a movie about surfing. ...
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 Food And Drink
Diners flock The Misfit’s bar for its “Barfly Lunch” menu, featuring $5 weekday specials that include a crispy chicken sandwich and the signature Misfit burger | Photo by Jorge M Vargas Jr.

A Misfit that belongs

1920s art deco nightlife hotspot also serves interesting small plates and excellent soups By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) There’s an idea about cuisine that is best expressed in the Japanese term washoku, which tran...
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