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Hollywood renaissance man James Franco teamed up with local artists this weekend to paint a mural on the side of an apartment building at 19th Avenue and Ocean Front Walk on Venice Beach. Franco designed the mural based on cast...


Photo by B Brinson Photography

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The holiday season got off to a festive start last Thursday in Santa Monica, with Santa and a team of dancing elves leading a parade down Third Street Promenade that concluded with a community tree-lighting ceremony at the Sant...


Photo by Paul Rubenstein

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Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin and newly drafted shooting guard C.J. Wilcox stopped by St. Joseph Center in Venice on Friday to help distribute hundreds of frozen Thanksgiving turkeys, plus food baskets with al...



Photo by Marta Evry

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A masked reveler takes in the scene at last Saturday’s Enchanted Halloween Ball, a masquerade party fundraiser at Full Circle Venice. Proceeds also supported the Venice Art Crawl.…


Photo by Edizen Stowell | venicepaparazzi.com

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Frank and Tabitha, escorted by proud papa Alan Bills, let their freak flags fly on the Venice boardwalk last Sunday during Uncle Chuck’s 12th annual Dog-O-Ween Costume Contest and Parade. More than 50 dogs turned out in costu...


Photo courtesy of Ted Lieu

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On his way to hanging out with Gwyneth Paltrow at a $15,000-a-plate Democratic Party fundraiser in Brentwood last Thursday, President Barack Obama paid an impromptu visit to the Venice campaign office of state Sen. Ted Lieu, wh...



Photo by Edizen Stowell | venicepaparazzi.com

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Shaun Foster, the new owner of the Old Glory Barbershop and Tattoo Parlor, goofs around with filmmaker and Venice Originals Skateboard Shop owner Cesario Block Montano during Old Glory’s Oct. 1 grand re-opening celebration, h...


Photo by Rob Drew

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Chalk art by Venice-based Street Art Projects, including this 3D depiction of a skateboarder, decorated Westminster Avenue on Sunday as tens of thousands flocked to the 30th annual Abbot Kinney Festival.…


Photo by Edizen Stowell | venicepaparazzi.com

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Linsey Silva strikes a pose during the 7th annual Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally, held last Saturday in the Venice Farmers Market parking lot. The event included live music, a pin-up girl contest and, of course, plenty of clas...



Photo by Edizen Stowell | venicepaparazzi.com

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Hundreds gathered on Saturday near the Venice Pier for a memorial paddle out celebrating the life of skater and surfer Jay Adams, who as a member of the Z-Boys helped define the art and culture of skateboarding. Adams died on&h...