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News in Brief

— Compiled by Gary Walker — Marina del Rey Shooting Victim Survives Bullet to the Chest Investigators are still searching for clues to determine who shot a 45-year-old man on Sunday in Marina del Rey. Deputies from the Mari...


News in Brief (Feb. 25 to March 3)

A Show of Support for Neighborhood Schools Grand View Boulevard Elementary School students, their parents and community supporters gathered at the school on Feb. 17 to participate in an LAUSD-wide “walk-in” to oppose effort...


News in Brief

Pier 44 Redevelopment up for Discussion Redevelopment agreements for Pier 44 and the Boatyard are going before the Small Craft Harbor Commission for approval on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Burton Ch...



Debra Talbot

Debra Talbot, 1960 – 2015; No penalty for Kardashian Fireworks

Compiled by Gary Walker Debra Talbot, 1960 – 2015 Debra Talbot Debra Talbot, a former head of the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors’ Boating Section who was instrumental in shaping the department’s overall p...


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Police fatally shoot suspect during altercation in Venice A man who reportedly fought with a bar bouncer and was harassing passersby near Windward and Pacific avenues in Venice was shot and killed Tuesday night during a scuffle...


Lorenzo Antonio Salazar (left), a fire chief in Mexico, bonds with LAFD firefighter Roger Rubio
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

News in brief

Compiled by Gary Walker Man stabbed during Drum Circle A stabbing inside the Venice Beach Drum Circle has broken a lull in the sporadic violence plaguing the freewheeling music and dance party. A man who was stabbed during the ...



NEWS In Brief

Arrest made in disappearance of autistic Mar Vista teen Man charged with rape after girl, 15, was found Monday in Culver City A 15-year-old Mar Vista girl with autism who went missing on March 24 during a walk at the…


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 Harlem Globetrotter Hammer Harrison goes up for a dunk at the Venice Skate ParkHarlem Globetrotters They’ve played on the deck of an aircraft carrier, at the Vatican and in a Spa...


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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...