Past Stories
Stewart Copeland can play, record and compose new music inside his Sacred Grove — a musical man cave filled with instruments, books and high-tech equipment
Photo by Shilah Montiel

Drummer’s Concerto

  Stewart Copeland rocks the New West Symphony with “Tyrant’s Crush” By Christina Campodonico Stewart Copeland can play, record and compose new music inside his Sacred Grove — a musical man cave filled with instru...


Roosterfish “funeral” pallbearers carry an inflatable beer bottle down Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Photo by Stephanie Case

A Requiem for the Fish

Regulars say goodbye to a safe haven for gay culture that survived the AIDS backlash of the ‘80s but is doomed by rising property values By Stephanie Case Roosterfish “funeral” pallbearers carry an inflatable beer bottle...


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Backyard Politics, Big Contests

More than 120 candidates — most of them newcomers — add drama to neighborhood council elections By Gary Walker Of the 96 neighborhood councils in Los Angeles, Venice is typically among those fielding the greatest number of...



On loan from the Peterson Auto Museum, Herbie the Love Bug
Photos courtesy of Peterson Automotive Museum

Where Cars are Stars

Greased Lightning, Herbie the Love Bug and the new Ghostbusters car top the bill at this year’s Culver City Car Show By Evan Henerson On loan from the Peterson Auto Museum, Herbie the Love BugPhotos courtesy of Peterson Auto...


News in Brief

Mariners Bay Fire Victim Dies in Hospital A man in his mid-50s who was in critical condition after last month’s fire at the Mariners Bay Apartments and Anchorage died on May 2, a fire investigator said. The Los Angeles County...


A Western Snowy Plover, protected by the 
Endangered Species Act, darts along the shore 
on Dockweiler Beach
Photo by Ted Soqui

Opinion: Let Bird LA Day Make You a Better Human

The parallels between caring for nature and helping the homeless can’t be ignored By Julia Lee The author is a Venice resident who leads writing workshops with homeless youth. Her husband is Tod Lipka, CEO of the Santa Monica...



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Bird LA Day Takes Flight in Ballona

Bird LA Day features exotic wildlife and walking tours of the Ballona Wetlands. SEE SATURDAY. What’s the first thing you think about when you think about L.A.? If it isn’t biodiversity, this event could be an eye-opener. O...


Magician and actor Albie Selznick 
Photo by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo

Magic Missionary

Santa Monica’s Albie Selznick spreads the gospel of illusion By Evan Henerson Magician and actor Albie SelznickPhoto by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo Your kid has been pestering you for more ever since that birthday party whe...


The recent $25-million renovation of the Marina Del Rey Hotel deserves some of the credit for increased tourism revenue, local officials say

Tourism Dollars Surge in Marina del Rey

Study finds a 21% single-year increase in visitor spending on the heels of hospitality upgrades By Gary Walker The recent $25-million renovation of the Marina Del Rey Hotel deserves some of the credit for increased tourism rev...



Teenage pro skater Pauline Branom catches some air at the Venice Skate Park

Calling All Skater Girls

Venice Springtime Ladies Skate Jam celebrates gender equality on four wheels Teenage pro skater Pauline Branom catches some air at the Venice Skate Park Who says skateboarding is just for boys? Skater girls will be carving up...






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