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Venice Beach Suites is among several properties that the city alleges were illegally converted from housing to vacation rentals

City Targets Airbnb-style Hotels in Venice

Lawsuit alleges illegal use of rental housing; one building owner says he’s played by the rules By Gary Walker Venice Beach Suites is among several properties that the city alleges were illegally converted from housing to va...


Photo by Maria Martin

#StandWithOrlando

Beach memorial focuses on the victims, not the shooter By Joe Piasecki Photo by Maria Martin Beyond the soundbites, statistics and political handwringing that dominated media coverage of the June 12 mass shooting at an Orland...


Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Cadillac Hotel Owner

Surveillance video and witness credibility issues did not support claims that Sris Sinnathamby ordered Venice boardwalk killing By Gary Walker A judge has dismissed the murder charges against Cadillac Hotel owner Sris Sinnatham...



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Forgotten Tribute Remembered

Volunteers leap into action after a tagger defaces the long-neglected Vietnam POW/MIA mural in Venice, but is it too little too late? By Joe Piasecki Outrage over the desecration of Venice’s Vietnam POW/MIA mural just before...


Vegan activist Lola Korneevets protests outside Café Gratitude 
on Rose Avenue

Burger Blowback

Founders of vegan restaurant Café Gratitude face death threats for eating meat By Christina Campodonico Vegan activist Lola Korneevets protests outside Café Gratitudeon Rose Avenue The founders of a popular vegan restaurant...


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...



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...


A BID for Better Care of Venice

Owners of commercial properties near the beach may tap their own wallets to maintain public spaces By Gary Walker After two years of wrangling with the concept, Venice commercial property owners are about to take the first offi...


Kids explore the Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels

A Window Between Worlds hosts Art in the Afternoon on May 7

Kids explore the Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels By Regan Kibbee A Window Between Worlds operates in the belief that art can transform trauma by opening windows of safety, self-expression and interpersonal connection. The Ve...



Three views of architect Michael Sant’s magnificent Saddle Peak home, where the Venice Design Series is hosting a dinner party on May 15

Architecture on Parade

The Venice Design Series returns with neighborhood tours and a moveable feast Three views of architect Michael Sant’s magnificent Saddle Peak home, where the Venice Design Series is hosting a dinner party on May 15 Support ...






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