2 hrs ago
LAUSD Schools' Wish List Gets Funding by Google
Tech giant Google surprised hundreds of Los Angeles teachers today by fulfilling their requests for books, microscopes, musical instruments and other classroom materials through the crowd-funding website DonorsChoose.org. Google donated nearly $1 million to help each of the 769 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers who used DonorChoose.org for financial help with their projects, covering all 1,071 requests.
7 hrs ago
George Clooney Wedding Details Leaked By Italian Media
While reports have varied pinpointing George Clooney 's upcoming nuptials with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin to his estate at Lake Como or at a London register office , he recently let slip that Venice is the chosen destination. The actor was being honored at a charity event in Florence when he said , "I met my lovely bride-to-be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying in a couple of weeks, in Venice of all places."
16 hrs ago
A field guide to the future former birds of LA
Jon Christensen writes: This weekend the Allen's Hummingbirds sparred around our feeders in Venice as usual. It's a sight likely to become more rare and perhaps even vanish in the future.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Cheetah Conservation Fund's Dr. Laurie Marker To Bring a Live Cheetah to G2 Gallery
Venice, CA- On September 23, 2014, Cheetah Conservation Fund founder Dr. Laurie Marker will bring a live cheetah to The G2 Gallery and sign her new book, A Future for Cheetahs . The fundraiser for CCF will be $25 for admission, or $10 for students.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Made & Crafted : Superba Food + Bread, LA's Super-Styled Neighborhood Canteen
"I opened this restaurant simply because I wanted to make bread," explains Superba Food + Bread owner Paul Hibler . "And then I learned that you can't just make bread and have it be viable because you have to have something else."
Gem Takes On Bitcoin APIs
Venice, California-based Gem said this week that it has launched a new, Bitcoin platform specifically aimed at developers. According to Gem, it offers up a platform which can be used to secure Bitcoin and other digital currencies, using such techniques as multi-factor device authentication, fraud and identification monitoring, offline key backup, and more.
Distinguished Gentlemen's Motorcycle Ride Against Prostate Cancer, Sept. 28
From left, Ruth Lundi and Adrian Packett at Canyon Motorcycles in Topanga who will ride for the cure on September 28. For one day a year thousands of Distinguished Gentlemen in hundreds of cities worldwide press their cravats, starch their tweed and sit astride their classic-styled motorcycles to raise funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. There are 232 rides in 55 countries all scheduled to ride at the same time on the same day.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Man Convicted In 38-Year-Old Murder Of Venice Woman
A 55-year-old man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the slaying of an 80-year-old Venice woman in 1975. Dennis Vazquez, of Los Angeles, was found guilty of the Dec. 17, 1975 strangulation of Alice Lewis, whose body was discovered in her Venice home, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
Los Angeles Times
Young gray whale may have left Marina del Rey, headed to sea
A young gray whale that swam into Marina del Rey harbor was not seen Wednesday morning, leading some to believe it returned to the ocean. The calf, which was about 18 feet long, was first spotted off the coast of Topanga Canyon on Tuesday, said Peter Wallerstein, president of Marine Animal Rescue.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Now (Almost) Open: Rag & Bone's Abbot Kinney Boutique Finally Arrives This Friday
It's the moment that Venice cool kids have all been waiting for. Putting our many guesses to rest , a tipster tells us that Rag & Bone 's massive boutique on Abbot Kinney is scheduled to soft-open this Friday afternoon.
The Best Way to Lose Weight Is Already in Your Kitchen
Raise your hand if you've sworn off sugar , cut out alcohol, and committed to a punishing gym ritual - yet those last five pounds are sticking around like an unwanted guest. A new study in Science suggests that even ardent self-deniers can't shed extra padding if the bacteria in their system is unbalanced.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Venice Film Festival set to award Golden Lion
On the red carpet, the Venice Film Festival has had glitz and glamour, the snap of camera shutters - and the sting of mosquitoes. On-screen, it's had war, death and depression, both emotional and economic.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Venice Lutheran School Names Esteemed Educator Nancy Gill as New Principal
Venice, CA, September 5, 2014: Venice Lutheran School , Venice's longest-standing parochial school, is proud to announce the appointment of a new school principal, Nancy Gill. Ms. Gill stepped into the position this summer, having formerly served as Principal at Trinity Lutheran Christian School in Anaheim.
WET - the 1970s magazine that pioneered new wave design
In 1976, WET magazine was launched in Venice, California by a young architecture school grad named Leonard Koren. During its 34-issue, five-year run, WET invented and refined a California new wave design aesthetic that spun modern graphic design in a new direction.
Date night ideas for less
Enjoy live music while dining on cuisine from Food Network's Aaron Sanchez at Crossroads at House of Blues in West Hollywood; dinner for two is $35 . Date nights with your significant other are always worth the effort.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Editor Jaime Valdueza joins Republic Editorial
Republic Editorial has added editor Jaime Valdueza to its roster. He spent the last 16 years cutting films and commercials in Los Angeles, and will now help boost Republic Editorial's presence further into the Latin market.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Car Rams into Wall in Venice, One Dies
The driver of a car that plowed into a wall of the Mark Twain Middle School in Venice today was killed, authorities said.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Fred Tasker: Northern Italy provides bold, hearty red wines
Italians eat heartily. Well, a lot of them do. Wild boar bagged by hunters in the mountains.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Storecasting: Warby Parker's Stylish Specs Are Coming to Abbot Kinney
The fashionable framemakers at A. Kinney Court will soon have some stiff specs competition in Venice .
First Look: The Anchor, Where Urban Grit Meets Seaside Charm
Taking over the former Vardo on Main Street, please welcome The Anchor, an industrial chic wine bar right on that murky line between Venice and Santa Monica.