Mon, 2009-04-13 14:43

Photo | Los Angeles | Venice | Canals :: login to post comments | read more | 3785 reads
Lana Clarkson
Lana Clarkson Venice Canal front stairs

Lana Clarkson who was murdered by Phil Spector was living in the Venice Canals at the time of her murder. I hope Phil Spector gets to spend the rest of his life in jail. Prayers for her friends and family.

Sat, 2008-12-27 23:49

Los Angeles | Venice | Art | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | read more | 3690 reads
Horse With Police Tape
Duke Ellington base
Triangle Base
Missing Graham Sculpture

Sculptor Robert Graham is gone from Venice. Here's some photos taken in August 2005 of his outdoor sculptures at UCLA's Rolfe Courtyard. Four of the works were damaged by a vandal and removed from the courtyard.

Tue, 2008-11-04 15:16

Los Angeles | Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | read more | 3587 reads
Voting Pacific and Westminster
Voting Venice CA
Obama Sign

Election day in Venice at Pacific and Westminster.

Sun, 2008-07-20 00:21

Santa Monica | Art :: login to post comments | read more | 3832 reads
Glow at Santa Monica Pier
Shih Chieh Huang
Glowing Fishheads
Usman Haque Glow Sunrise

Glow at Santa Monica Pier north of Venice.

Fri, 2007-12-28 16:50

Los Angeles | Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 4474 reads

There's a construction zone happening at the circle and the naked lady got tagged.

Sun, 2007-12-23 18:57


I wonder if these are the last days for the laundromat on Rose. Will the murals disappear when Whole Foods opens?

Sun, 2007-10-21 15:50

Los Angeles | Venice | Beach :: read more | 4602 reads
Malibu Fire as seen from the Venice Graffiti Pit
Girls watching the Malibu Fire
Malibu Fire looks like fog

The Malibu fire was going strong on Sunday afternoon. The smoke could be seen from the graffiti pit. There were white smoke clouds with great puffs of black smoke. Sometimes it almost looked like the fog was rolling in from the mountains to the bay.

Thu, 2007-04-05 08:50

Venice | Boardwalk :: 1 comment | 4032 reads

Murals are disappearing on Speedway.

Make Your Move

Fri, 2006-05-26 19:13

Venice | Neighborhood :: 1 comment | read more | 5120 reads
Jane Harman
Jane Harman Supporters

If you drive around Venice and Mar Vista, you'll see many signs for Jane Harman, but they all seem to be posted in empty lots. I see signs for her opponent Marcy Winograd on every block in Venice in actual front yards, but all the signs for Jane Harman are posted on fences in empty lots or on city-owned land. I've yet to see a supporter of Jane post a sign in front of their house.

I DID see a homeless couple sharing something as they were hanging out in the so-called 'Venice Centennial Park' and THEY had a Jane Harman sign attached to one of their shopping carts, but I'm not sure what this means, is she paying them to advertize?

Sun, 2006-04-23 18:38

Benway Records
Store For Lease

OK, they're not really dead yet. They moved the store from Venice to Santa Monica so they could be near another dying friend, Vidiots a 'video' store. Like a dusty curio shop, they still have small circles of vinyl and plastic for sale at 306 Pico Blvd.

Fri, 2006-04-07 20:55

Santa Monica | Los Angeles | Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | read more | 5150 reads
Critical Mass

Tonight I found myself surrounded by Critical Mass bike riders. They ride through Venice on the first Friday of the month. I was in a car stopped at a red light at Ocean and Venice when they all appeared and surrounded us. There were maybe 50 bikes waiting for the light to change with us. Everyone was in a good mood, it was like having a moving street party on 100 wheels. Some of the guys in the group were towing a giant boom box on a little bike trailer loudly playing happy bike-riding music (My Sharona by The Knack). I didn't have my camera, so I rushed home to get it and went out searching for them to take their picture. Here they are on Main Street near Brooks. They rode up Sunset to 4th and then circled back down Rose towards Main on their way to the Santa Monica Pier.

Sun, 2006-04-02 17:37

Venice | Beach | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 4534 reads
Psychedelic Blimp

Psychedelic Blimp flys over Venice on Sunday afternoon.

Mon, 2006-03-13 17:11

Los Angeles | Venice | Beach :: login to post comments | read more | 5433 reads

Peter Tomarken's damaged plane is loaded onto a flatbed truck near Venice beach.

Mon, 2006-02-13 15:38

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 4971 reads
Carol Fondiller

Hateful sign glued to a lamp post on Rose near Groundworks coffee store.

Sun, 2006-02-05 16:00

Photo | Los Angeles :: 2 comments | read more | 2641 reads
Howard Hesseman
Howard Hesseman sitting in his garage
Howard Hesseman estate sale in garage
Garage with lady security guard and night stick
View from patio
Howard Hesseman's Living Room
Howard Hesseman's African Lion
Dishes and Warhols for sale
Howard Hesseman's front bedroom window
Howard Hesseman's Driveway

Sun, 2006-02-05 12:27

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 4244 reads

Vintage red Mercury woody parked on Mildred.

Sun, 2006-01-15 16:35

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 3044 reads

Vintage purple car goes for a Sunday afternoon cruise to the beach.

Sun, 2006-01-15 16:34

Venice | Neighborhood :: 1 comment | read more | 3087 reads

Pacific Division police officers arrest everyone loitering in the parking lot at Venice Blvd. and Ocean Ave.

Sat, 2006-01-14 14:38

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 3148 reads

A lifeguard takes a Saturday afternoon coffee break at Windward Farms.

Sun, 2006-01-01 12:03

Venice | Beach :: login to post comments | read more | 3749 reads

On New Year's Day, six brave penquins went for a swim in the cold water at the Venice breakwater.

Fri, 2005-12-30 18:35

Venice | Beach :: login to post comments | 2649 reads

TV camera crew vans parked overnight near the lifeguard station waiting for the big waves to come.

Mon, 2005-12-26 14:58

Venice | Pier | Beach :: login to post comments | read more | 3097 reads

Recent big waves reached the top of the Venice Pier, knocking the bathrooms and the foghorn off into the ocean. Tourists gather at the end of the closed pier to watch the waves, while the replica tall ship 'Lady Washington' sails nearby in the bay.

Sat, 2005-12-24 14:01

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | read more | 2866 reads

The decorations on the 'Homeless Christmas Tree' include a welcome sign, a pair of ladies red pointed heels, plastic action figures, an unopened videotape of the movie 'Nine Dog Christmas,' two broken tennis rackets, juice bottles, Halloween plush dolls, an unused 'wine bootie' bag, children's toys, borrowed garland, borrowed holiday ornaments, and in place of the Christmas angel there is an empty silver beer can on the tree top.

Sat, 2005-12-24 14:00

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | read more | 2847 reads

Homeless men who stay in a city parking lot across from the Venice library, put up a Christmas tree at the entrance. It is a lovely tree decorated with an assortment of found objects, fanciful trash, personal items, and 'borrowed' holiday trimmings. Pushed through the tree's branches are personal 'ornaments', two recent LAPD citations given out for possession of a stolen shopping cart and for having 'open alcoholic beverage' in public.

Thu, 2005-12-22 16:54

Venice | Beach :: login to post comments | read more | 2646 reads

Big waves and sandpipers on the beach.

Sun, 2005-12-18 19:37

Venice | Canals :: login to post comments | read more | 4563 reads

Lights on canal bridge.
House with lots of Christmas lights.
Boat with three men and two torches on the Linnie Canal.

Sun, 2005-12-18 19:36

Venice | Canals :: login to post comments | 2765 reads

Boat float with frosty the snowman and polar bear.
Snow machine makes fake flakes and 'Polar Express' projection on roof of house.

Sun, 2005-12-18 19:23

Venice | Canals :: login to post comments | read more | 2828 reads

A few miles from the Lincoln Place Apartments, residents of the Venice Canal district have a Holiday boat parade and house parties every year on a Sunday night just before Christmas. Outsiders are not invited and they don't like publicity about their events, so stay away, unless you can afford a $3 million dollar home here.

Sun, 2005-12-18 12:11

Venice | Beach :: 3 comments | read more | 4139 reads

Vagos, Hye Riders, Messengers of Recovery, and Hessians motorcycle clubs hang out on Windward and Speedway.

Sun, 2005-12-18 12:09

Venice | Neighborhood :: login to post comments | 2903 reads

Man with 'Lobo' and a wolf on the back of his motorcycle vest walks with a little girl dressed in pink down Windward.

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