Author: Joe Piasecki

A Vintage Instagram Feed in Real Life

Classic Photographs Los Angeles returns to Bergamot Station By Christina Campodonico The wonderful thing about photo-sharing platforms like Instagram is that the world of vintage photography is at your fingertips. But what if you could have that same experience IRL? That’s where showcases like Classic Photographs Los Angeles come in. Now in its 10th year, the intimate boutique art fair that splintered off from Photo L.A. years ago brings together galleries from across North America for three days at Bergamot Station’s ROSEGALLERY. Visitors can peruse avant-garde prints from Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery, or go back in time with Etherton...

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Singing in the Sun

Venice-based pop band the Morning Yells give a free show at the Redondo Pier By Bliss Bowen The eye-catching cover image of “On the Lash,” the newest album by the Morning Yells, shows a youthful figure running into the wind, draped in a sheet with only calves and feet visible in the sand. The photo was shot by keyboardist/photographer Jacob Boll in the desert, not on the beach that has inspired the Venice-rooted pop band, but it captures a feeling of sunny, in-the-moment freedom characteristic of their music. “It was never intentioned for the cover of our record until...

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Measles Warning for Venice, Santa Monica and Brentwood

Public Health officials list locations where locals may have been exposed to the disease By Joe Piasecki The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of measles by a local resident who contracted the disease outside the country. The department has issued a statement that people who visited that following places within the given timeframe may have been exposed to measles. There is no known risk of measles at these venues at the current time. Sunday, July 14: 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Groundworks Coffee at 671 Rose Ave. in Venice 1 to 3 p.m. – Frontrunners Shoe Store at 11620 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood 1:45 to 4 p.m. – CVS at 11941 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood 5 to 7:15 p.m. – American Beauty at 425 Rose Ave. in Venice Monday, July 15: 2:30 to 5 p.m. – Comerica Bank at 12001 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood 3:45 to 6:30 p.m. – Groundworks Coffee at 811 Traction Ave. in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District 8:30 to 11 p.m. – California Chicken at 2401 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica Tuesday, July 16: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Equinox Gym, 201 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica There have been 16 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents so far this year, plus eight non-resident cases detected among people traveling through the area. “For those who...

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Massive Fire Consumes 99 Cents Only Store on Washington Boulevard

Firefighters believe a fallen power line and exploding transformer may have sparked the blaze By Gary Walker A fallen power line that led to an exploding transformer is the preliminary suspected cause of an early Monday morning fire that destroyed the 99 Cents Only Store on Washington Boulevard. More than 70 firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze. Flames engulfed the entire structure and collapsed the roof and walls, reducing the discount outlet to smoldering rubble as firefighters battled small flare-ups throughout the day with aerial water cannons and hoses at ground level. Culver City firefighters received a call at approximately...

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Lifeguards Rescue Five People Caught in Riptide Near Hyperion

Los Angeles County lifeguards rescued five people who became trapped in a riptide — including two women taken to the hospital in critical condition — around 4 p.m. Thursday along the coast near the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on Vista Del Mar. It was not immediately clear whether the victims had been swimming or boating. Four women were taken to the hospital and an adult man was treated at the scene, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. Los Angeles Fire and El Segundo paramedics assisted lifeguards in the rescue. — Gary...

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