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Harlem Globetrotter Hammer Harrison goes up for a dunk at the Venice Skate Park
Harlem Globetrotters

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Venice Skate Park hosts Harlem Globetrotters They’ve played on the deck of an aircraft carrier, at the Vatican and in a Spanish bullfighting ring. Now the Harlem Globetrotters can add inside the bowl of the Venice Skate Park ...


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LAPD truck strikes, kills pedestrian in Playa del Rey A Los Angeles police officer driving a bomb squad utility truck struck and killed a pedestrian early Monday morning near the intersection of Culver and Jefferson boulevards ...


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Game seeks ideas for improving Venice An interactive online game is asking locals to pitch their ideas for making Venice a better place. The payoff: members of Venice Beach Young Professionals, a philanthropic arm of the Venice...



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Annenberg suspends Ballona involvement Controversial plans to build a 46,000-square-foot environ-mental education center in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve have apparently been shelved, with the California Department of...


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Penmar Park killer faces life without parole A gang member who gunned down two teenagers at Penmar Park in Venice was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder on Nov. 13. Michael Anthony Mariscal, now 22, faces up to two&...


Photo by Michael Aushenker

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  Compiled by Michael Aushenker and Joe Piasecki VA super-volunteer Lee Lodawer, 1924–2014 Lee Lodawer never went to war, but she fought to the end for those who did. A five-day-a-week volunteer for the Veterans Administ...



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Compiled by Gary Walker Campaign cash complaint headed to D.A. Allegations that Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor accepted illegal campaign contributions from developers whose projects she voted to approve have been referred to...


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— Compiled by  Gary Walker  and Joe Piasecki Driver accused of boardwalk rampage headed to court The man accused of killing an Italian tourist and running down several others in August 2013 while driving his car through the...


SMC Police Capt. Ray Bottenfield, left, with Sgts. Jere Romano and Mark Kessler

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Officers honored one year after Santa Monica College shootings City and campus police officers who responded to last year’s shooting rampage that culminated at Santa Monica College were recognized for exemplary service during...



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Compiled by Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki Beachgoer struck  by county work truck A 49-year-old woman was hospitalized in serious condition after she was struck by a Los Angeles County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors maintenance ve...