Past Stories
The late Venice activist Challis Macpherson and daughter Diahna Fortuna

Challis Macpherson, 1936 – 2015

Venice activist fought overdevelopment, guided local land-use policy By Gary Walker Challis Macpherson, a 40-year Venice resident who was instrumental in developing local policies designed to protect her adopted community from ...


Googling Abbot Kinney’s Dreams

Muralist Patrick Marston taps the founding father of Venice for his mural inside Google headquarters By Christina Campodonico What’s going on inside Google headquarters in Venice? If Patrick Marston’s new mural inside the ...

Herbert Warren mourns the loss of his son during memorial gathering outside the Cadillac Hotel, where the 26-year-old was shot dead on Aug. 30
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Remembering ‘Shakespeare’

Venice boardwalk shooting victim Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren was a poet-musician who “grew up knowing what it is to give, to love and to care” By Gary Walker Herbert Warren wistfully surveyed the crowd of about 70 that had gat...

A memorial to shooting victim Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren, known to friends on the boardwalk as Shakespeare, was still growing on Tuesday at Dudley Avenue and Ocean Front Walk
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Cadillac Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Venice Boardwalk Shooting

Victim killed early Sunday morning is the fourth homeless man to die violently in Venice since April By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki County prosecutors have charged the owner of the Cadillac Hotel with murder following a deadly...

The Cow’s End Café
Photo by Edizen Stowell /

Cow’s End Café Owner Injured Again in Skirmish with Homeless Man

Five months ago, the 72-year-old owner of The Cow’s End Café had a fingertip bitten off by a homeless man who attacked him inside his popular Venice Beach coffee shop. Now Clabe Hartley is recovering from an Aug. 24 attack&h...

Venice High School head football coach Angelo Gasca says the “Coaching Boys into Men” curriculum helps bring structure to the kinds of life lessons he already tries to impart to his players
Photo by Ted Soqui

Coaching Boys into Men

Hit hard by student sex assault allegations in March, Venice High School sports programs are teaching that respect for women is part of the game Story by Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker Kids removed from class in handcuffs. Televi...

Though delayed by rubbernecks and religious protesters, more than 500 topless women and men paraded along the Venice boardwalk on Sunday

Venice Beach Goes Topless for a Day

Gender equality parade, 500-plus strong, gets its message across despite gawkers and protesters Story by Bonnie Eslinger Photos by Mia Duncans The crowd at Sunday’s Venice Beach Go Topless Pride Parade was seemingly hell-bent...

The Venice Pop Up Park features a chalkboard wall for brainstorming sessions and fence panels that fold down to make tables

72andSunny Builds a Creative Park on Abbot Kinney Boulevard

A vacant lot behind Joe’s restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become a pop-up park designed to foster collaboration among Venice’s creative community. 72U, a creative residency program run by Playa Vista advertising fi...

Primitivo and Casa Linda to Join Forces

A fixture on Abbot Kinney Boulevard for 13½ years, Primitivo Wine Bistro will close on Aug. 30 — but it won’t be gone for long. Primitivo has joined up with the team behind Hal’s Bar and Grill (currently relocating to&he...

Go Topless Day Pride Parade Heads to Venice Beach

Gender equality activists who believe women should have the same rights as men to sunbathe topless at the beach are staging a Go Topless Day Pride Parade on Sunday along the Venice boardwalk. Scantily clad participants are expe...

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