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Photo by Catherine Lacey Photography

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Happy birthday, Marion Davies Singer Janet Klein cut a rug 1920s-and-‘30s-style at the Annenberg Community Beach House last Sunday as costumed Santa Monica Conservatory docents celebrated what would have been the 118th birthd...


Photo by Stephanie Rondeau

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Cantalini’s celebrates 15 years Cantalini’s Salerno Beach owner Lisa Schwab celebrated 15 years of classic Italian dining in Playa del Rey on Sunday with a community party featuring a free buffet feast that included baked z...


Photo by Jan Gomez (aka Janaca)

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Mo Krant just couldn’t resist. In keeping with his Monday night ritual of dressing in costume and handing out prizes to football fans, the hands-on proprietor of Mo’s Place at the Beach in Playa del Rey jumped on the media&...



Photo courtesy of Selina Ayala-Patlan

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  Student dancers make the grade   Fifth-graders from Santa Monica – Malibu School District elementary schools danced the tango, merengue, fox trot, salsa and swing during the inaugural Ballroom Madness Competition las...


Photo by Edizen Stowell / venicepaparazzi.com

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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...