Past Stories
The Cow’s End Café
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Man bites off Venice café owner’s fingertip during scuffle

The owner of the Cow’s End Café in Venice is recovering after the tip of his finger was bitten off during a violent Saturday morning confrontation with a homeless man in the popular coffee shop. Police say Jonahthan Shain Le...

Nine Venice High students arrested for alleged sex crimes

LAPD detectives arrested nine Venice High School students Friday morning suspected of committing numerous sex crimes against two underage girls both on and off the campus. School administrators notified police about the sex cri...


Tracing the roots of the Virgin Mary

Scholar speaking Saturday in Venice says ancient pop culture conflated Greek goddess with the mother of Jesus By Michael Aushenker Before the Virgin Mary there was Artemis of the Ephesians — a goddess of the people whose imag...

A small plane crash-landed Thursday at Penmar Golf Course | Photo by Michael Ryan

Harrison Ford crash-lands at Penmar Golf Course

                              UPDATE, 6:43 p.m. — National Transportation Safety Board investigator Patrick Jones said the pilot of the crashed pl...


Time’s up for free parking

Business owners cheer city plans to pave dirt lot and add pay meters behind Abbot Kinney storefronts By Gary Walker The past two weeks of lane closures to lay fiber optic cable underneath Abbot Kinney Boulevard is only a taste...


Venice Stories

Firefighters made quick work of Sunday night’s arson fire on Windward Avenue
Photo by Sarah Rosenheck

Windward fire declared arson, arrest made

It took 36 firefighters only 20 minutes to knock down flames that erupted Sunday night inside a two-story building on Windward Avenue, damaging a tobacco and gift shop next door to the historic Townhouse Venice & Del Monte ...

Ed Begley Jr. is the featured speaker at Saturday’s free Green Venice Expo
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Ready to reduce water usage, convert your home to solar energy or start growing your own food? Get some professional one-on-one advice at the Eco Genius Bar, part of Saturday’s inaugural Green Venice Expo at Mark Twain Middle...

Schoolroom Shuffle

Broadway Elementary language immersion students are headed to Mark Twain Middle School By Gary Walker It was nearly a year ago that school district officials announced the popular Mandarin Chinese language immersion program at ...

Matt Sorum, center, and donor Carter Lay get the rock star treatment at Westminster Avenue Elementary School
Photo by Michael Aushenker

Reading, Writing and Rock

Guns ‘N’ Roses drummer brings music classes to Westminster Avenue Elementary By Michael Aushenker There they were last Thursday on the field at Westminster Avenue Elementary School: 30 shiny brand-new guitars, 25 keyboards,...