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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
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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 ...


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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
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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&...


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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...