Archive for Venice

Baby Blues BBQ Cooks Up Good Eats

Jun 09, 2010 by Lindsay Pullin

Summer time makes me crave BBQ, and cold beer. Luckily, Baby Blues BBQ is on 444 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, and when I’m too lazy to do the BBQing myself (and too broke to fly [...]

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A Corner in Venice celebrates its Grand Opening

May 05, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Last Sunday, the new Labyrinth Park at the corner of San Juan at 6th Street in Venice had its Grand Opening. It’s amazing to watch a venture transform from a beginning, middle, and end—even more [...]

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Venice’s First Friday on Abbott Kinney

Apr 20, 2010 by Lindsay Pullin

“First Friday” is a monthly celebration in Venice, on Abbott Kinney Blvd., when the stores and galleries are open until 10pm or later, and the streets are filled with throngs of people as well as [...]

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Beach Cruisers, Repair, and Bikerowave

Feb 14, 2010

In college, I had a beach cruiser that I would ride to class. Back then, my bike was parked outside and I literally didn’t lift a finger to maintain it.  It was heavy, and not [...]

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Old Glory Barbershop a Throwback to Old Times

Feb 03, 2010

When the words "haircut" and "beer" are in the same sentence, for reasons that escape me, people tend to react with a bit of skepticism.
At the Old Glory Barbershop, skepticism is so yesterday. This [...]

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Beyond Baroque is thriving in Venice

Aug 16, 2009

Located in the old Venice City Hall (circa 1906) at 681 Venice Blvd, resides Beyond Baroque,
As LA’s leading literacy arts center, Beyond Baroque is dedicated to emerging, over-looked, and out-of-print poetry, books and manuscripts–especially [...]

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A Guide to Walking the Venice Canals in Los Angeles

Jun 18, 2009

Yesterday, Mike commented on my article and asked where the last photo was taken.  Instead of just answering the question, I thought I’d go a step further and write about it.

Many people around the world [...]

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Riding the Ballona Creek Bicycle Trail

May 05, 2009

The day after Earth Day, the sun was shining and the air was fresh, so I took the opportunity to ride the Ballona Creek bike trail. Last time I tried to ride the trail, the [...]

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Men at Work

Feb 22, 2009

These days, with the economy in the dumper, finding work has become a challenge. No one is hiring, people are being laid off, and companies are closing their doors.
For people who’ve been laid off, the [...]

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Sea gulls in Motion

Feb 07, 2009

I’m taking a hint from a recent post I enjoyed over at which featured a great photo palette of bald eagle pictures, all of whom reside in Starved Rock State Park.
Unfortunately, I don’t have [...]

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Please Mom, please!

Feb 05, 2009

“It would look so cute on me. That one with the pink flowers would so match the pink streak in my hair.”
“Honey, we have spent enough money today. We’ve already stopped by so many small [...]

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Graffiti is Art

Jan 30, 2009

Today, my mission was to find the Venice Art Walls. It’s legal graffiti art, requiring each artist to obtain a permit—essentially murals, to be more exacting.
Pursuant to LA’s city permits, as of June 3, 2007 [...]

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