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 ...

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...

Murder in the Eyes of the Beholders

Attorneys battle over the safety and reliability of Cadillac Hotel shooting witnesses By Gary Walker The defense attorney for the accused triggerman in the Aug. 30 Cadillac Hotel shooting wants to investigate the mental fitness...

The 85-year-old building that is now Venice Breeze Suites originally operated as a hotel

Short-Term Rental Shuffle

After spending $4 million on renovations, the owner of Venice Breeze Suites came close to losing his business over a paperwork snafu and growing backlash against Airbnb By Gary Walker In the eight years since Carl Lambert bough...

With hustle and talent, the late Ted Hawkins built a musical legacy 
from busking on Venice Beach
Photo by Paul Natkin

The Silenced Voice of Venice

Late boardwalk busker Ted Hawkins is remembered with tribute album “Cold and Bitter Tears” By Bliss Bowen Venice Beach can seem like a ragtag carnival of muscle men, zany jugglers and opportunity-minded musicians, but occas...


New Arrests in Cadillac Hotel Murder

Police nab alleged gang-connected shooter; witnesses get jail time for assault at victim’s memorial By John Seeley and Gary Walker Weeks after the fatal Aug. 30 shooting of a Venice street musician outside the Cadillac Hotel,...

Whether teaching in Playa del Rey or organizing “LA Authors,” Mike“The Poet” Sonksen is the contemporary bard of Los Angeles

Closing the Gap

Mike “The Poet” Sonksen brings ‘Three Generations’ of wordsmiths together in Venice By Bliss Bowen “Who’s rockin’ the populace In the postmodern metropolis?” Chances are better than good that you’ve heard at l...

New Arrest Made in Cadillac Hotel Shooting

Police say murder suspect is a 28-year-old suspected gang member nabbed by LAPD-FBI Fugitive Task Force By Gary Walker An LAPD-FBI task force has arrested the alleged gunman involved in the fatal Aug. 30 shooting of a Venice bo...

Lukas Nelson and Neil Young perform together at last year’s Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View. 
Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Something Real

Lukas Nelson hits the road with Neil Young By Beth Peerless Talking with Lukas Nelson over the phone is hardly any different than sitting next to him at the bar having a drink. As he relaxed in the afternoon at…

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 ...

Il miglior prezzo per le lenti a contatto Clear 1-Day | access to your account SBOBET Online Aerobet 24 hours a day