This Week in Books: March 10 through March 16
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
'Shul on the Beach' Makes Orthodox Waves in Los Angeles
Did you hear the one about the Orthodox synagogue located between a rehab center and an erotic lingerie shop, steps away from medical marijuana clinics and tattoo parlors, with a dead-on view of a beach where bikini-clad sun worshippers frolic? If you haven't, it means you've never been to the Pacific Jewish Center on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, ... (more)
Fri Mar 07, 2014
5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch
Once little more than an over-hyped nickname, Silicon Beach now sprawls outside of coastal Santa Monica and Venice deep into downtown L.A., Hollywood, Culver City and as far north as Pasadena.
Joanna Going Joins DirecTV's 'Navy St'; Angelique...
Joanna Going has been tapped for a series regular role in DirecTV's gritty drama series Navy St .
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The world's first ever Ice Cream Cleanse
When one wants to lose weight or lead a healthy lifestyle, the individual usually turns to the temporary method of "cleanses": cleanses come in various ingredients and quantities, which include popular forms such as the Master Cleanse , the Juju Cleanse and BluePrint Cleanse.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Venice Business Owes the State Half Mil in Back Taxes
By Renee Schiavone A Venice-based business is in hot water with the state, which has resorted to publicly listing their names in a database of the worst tax offenders.
Opening Report: The creatively minded Gunpowder, described by...
The creatively minded Gunpowder , described by Eater LA as the wannabe " Starbucks of tea ," made its debut today in Venice, California offering tea-drinkers a communal work space complete with swivel chairs, outdoor furniture indoors, and a "wall of toys."
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Star Online
Riverdale's Betty moves from comic to book
We know them well: Archie Comics' characters Veronica, Archie, and Betty; Betty will move from graphic novels to a book series for young adults.
Vital Updates : Josiah Citrin Opening Casual Venice Restaurant This Year
Lately, everyone either is or wants to be opening in Venice, and now esteemed fine dining chef Josiah Citrin is getting in on the action.
The Nightclubs Of 1920's & 1930's Culver City, CA
With the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933, which ended Prohibition, local bars and diners sprung up all over the area.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Rent a yacht, visit the Queen (watch for ghosts) and go retro in Long Beach
First, though, I need to pop my polo shirt collar, tie a sweater around my neck and speak in an aristocratic lockjaw manner.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
The Modesto Bee
"Office Space" actor now takes on real estate
The actor - famous for an unforgettable scene in the cult comedy "Office Space" - recently moved back to his hometown of Venice to follow in the footsteps of his family and begin a second career as a Realtor.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Tatum O'Neal Remembers Her First Oscars Night, Shares Advice for Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence might end up the youngest double Oscar winner in history, but Tatum O'Neal still holds the ultimate record.
New York Daily News
Jamie Lee Curtis helps friend suffering from possible OD in car
Jamie Lee Curtis called 911 Tuesday night to say a friend was suffering a possible overdose in her car, a rep for the actress confirmed.
Jamie Lee Curtis Frantically Calls 911 -- Backseat OD on Pills and Booze
Jamie Lee Curtis frantically called 911 Tuesday night -- after her friend suffered what appeared to be some kind of overdose in the backseat of the actress' car ... TMZ has learned.
Chaplin's Oscar history as The Tramp turns 100
Charlie Chaplin in in publicity portrait for the short 'A Night Out', 1915. The film was the first of several Chaplin filmed for Essanay Film Company in Niles, Calif., now part of Fremont.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Sandbags Are as Close as the Nearest Fire Station
Empty sandbags and sand are available at all Los Angeles Fire Department stations, although the department will not fill or deliver them.
Baby Sharks Spotted Swimming In Venice Beach Canals
It may not exactly be "Jaws", but as many as four leopard sharks have been seen swimming in the canals along Venice Beach.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Geoffrey Arend Joins CBS Drama Pilot 'Madam Secretary';...
Body of Proof alum Geoffrey Arend has signed on as a series regular opposite Tea Leoni and Tim Daly in CBS' drama pilot Madam Secretary , from Joan Of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Bree Walker talks about her arrest and that mug shot
Robin Abcarian, the LA Times columnist, stopped in to see her Venice neighbor Bree Walker this morning.