Past Stories
Andrew Keegan helped remove litter from Venice Beach during a Full Circle-sponsored beach cleanup in August

Ripped from the Headlines

Full Circle co-founder Andrew Keegan files $33-million defamation lawsuits over misleading headlines about Venice kombucha bust By Joe Piasecki When The Argonaut reported in May that state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents had ...

County landscaping plans for converting undeveloped freshwater marshland at Via Marina and Tahiti Way into a saltmarsh wetlands park
Image courtesy of L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors

Tiny Wetlands Turn into Battleground

Marina del Rey residents lash out against county’s plan to convert 1.5 acres of existing freshwater wetland into a saltwater marshland park By Gary Walker Plans to turn the last sliver of undeveloped land in Marina del Rey in...

A Paris Metro station poster for the Global Climate March
Instagram Photo @GlobalClimateMarch

Breach the Beach

Security risks cancelled this Sunday’s Global Climate March in Paris, but activists move forward in Santa Monica By Bliss Bowen As coral reefs succumb to mass “bleaching,” Arctic polar bears drown in search of melting ice...

:Audrey Hepburn with Flowers,” a rejected 
Glamour magazine cover shot from a 1955 shoot in Italy, is among 70 vintage photos of Hepburn and Frank Sinatra 
currently on display at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in 
Santa Monica.  Photo by Norman Parkinson courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.

Timeless Talents

Vintage photo exhibit explores the enduring legacies of Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra By Christina Campodonico   (Click here for more photos) Icons never go out of style, and among leading ladies Audrey Hepburn was as ...

Stan Muhammad, a former Venice gang member turned gang intervention specialist, questions the necessity of keeping Oakwood under the 2000 injunction
Photo courtesy of the Helper Foundation

In Venice While Black

Oakwood residents say a lingering gang injunction has become a tool for police harassment By Gary Walker Citing increased stop-and-frisks and a massive police response to a post-funeral gathering in a public park, longtime resi...

Firefighters used a winch to extract the car from Marina del Rey harbor
Photos by Mia Duncan

Speeding Car Plunges into Marina del Rey Harbor

Witness says bloodied driver walked away from the crash at Pacific Avenue and Via Marina A car speeding southbound on Pacific Avenue crashed through the guardrail at Via Marina and plunged into Marina del Rey harbor on Tuesday ...

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with Hyperion workers during a tour of the plant

Hyperion Treatment Plant Goes Green

The Hyperion Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey will soon be turning the gaseous byproduct of treated sewage into enough renewable, steam-powered electricity to run the plant. Hyperion’s $220-million Digester Gas Utilization Pr...

Forum Drafts Military Vets into Entrepreneurship

The Loyola Marymount College of Business and Administration is teaming up with the nonprofit Global Business Incubation Inc. to offer free entrepreneurship training for military veterans looking to find their feet as civilians....

The lobby of the new 12-screen ArcLight Cinemas at Santa Monica Place, which officially opens Friday
Photo by Paul Turang courtesy of ArcLight Cinemas

Santa Monica Goes Back to the Future

Movie theaters fueled the city’s downtown renaissance, and now Santa Monica Place is doubling down with a brand-new ArcLight By Alci Rengifo and Joe Piasecki Santa Monica’s downtown wasn’t always a retail and entertainmen...

Breeze bikes can be unlocked with a cell phone app at 75 hubs in Santa Monica, including this one at Pico Boulevard and 17th Street
Photo by Bonnie Eslinger

Breeze like the Wind

Santa Monica’s new city bike share program, the first in L.A. County, makes it easy to travel spontaneously on two wheels By Bonnie Eslinger Who wouldn’t want all the joys of riding a bike without any of the hassles of… | lakeland locksmith