Tue, 2011-01-04 19:47

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Lindsay Lohan Stalkers

Lindsay Lohan is moving to Venice after three months in the desert.

Three months without drinking is a very long time. I've been searching to see what's her favorite alcoholic beverage so I can keep ingredients in stock just in case she stops by (she's welcome over anytime.) I see she likes Kombucha (yuck) and amaretto sours (double yuck). My research says she enjoys sweet liquor drinks, so I've invented this drink called 'The Lindsay' in honor of her move to Venice.

'The Lindsay'

1 1/2 oz. Stolichnaya vodka (available at Munis Liquor Jr. Market, corner Venice Blvd./Pacific)

1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice (preferably stolen off your neighbor's tree)

1/4 oz. Sonoma Syrup Co. Grenadine (available at the Lincoln/Rose Whole Foods)

Mix quickly with a few cubes of ice in a shaker, pour everything including ice into a small glass. I recommend repeating this drink three times to help forget about that Betty Ford lady.



Mon, 2009-04-13 14:43

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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 :: pamela's blog | login to post comments | read more | 2838 reads
Horse With Police Tape
Duke Ellington base
Lori
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

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Voting Pacific and Westminster
Voting Venice CA
Obama Sign

Election day in Venice at Pacific and Westminster.



Sun, 2008-07-20 00:21

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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

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NakedLadyTagged

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



Sun, 2007-12-23 18:57

VeniceMuralLaundromat
MuralVeniceLaundromat
VeniceMuralBoardwalkLaundromat

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

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

Murals are disappearing on Speedway.

Make Your Move


Fri, 2006-05-26 19:13

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

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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

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Psychedelic Blimp
PsychedelicBlimpFlyingOverVenice

Psychedelic Blimp flys over Venice on Sunday afternoon.



Mon, 2006-03-13 17:11

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PeterTomarkenPlaneRaisedOntoFlatbed
DamagedFuselage
CloseUpDamagedFuselage
CloseupBeechBonanzaCockpit

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



Mon, 2006-02-13 15:38

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Carol Fondiller

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



Sun, 2006-02-05 12:27

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MercuryWoody
MercuryWoodyHood

Vintage red Mercury woody parked on Mildred.



Sun, 2006-01-15 16:35

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PurpleCar

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



Sun, 2006-01-15 16:34

Arrested
PoliceCars
Handcuffed
WomanArrested
CopArrestsMan

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



Sat, 2006-01-14 14:38

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VeniceBeachLifeguard

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



Sun, 2006-01-01 12:03

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VenicePenquins
PenguinsRunning
PequinsSwimming
PenquinsMeetBigWaves
PenquinsBackToShore
TwoBravePenquins

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

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CameraVanWithMastRaised
CameraCrewVans

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



Mon, 2005-12-26 14:58

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VenicePierAfterStorm
VenicePierBathroomsGone
VenicePierTourists
LadyWashington

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

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TreeWelcomeSign
NineDogChristmas
TreeTennisRackets
WineBootieOrnament
BeerCanTreeTopper

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

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HomelessChristmasTree
HomelessTreeRedHeelShoe
LAPDAlcoholCitation
LAPDShoppingCartCitation

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

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SandpipersInTheWaves
SandpipersWithShiningEyes
SandPipersSurf

Big waves and sandpipers on the beach.



Sun, 2005-12-18 19:37

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CanalBridgeLights
ChristmasLights
MenBoatingAtNight

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

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ChristmasBoatFloat
PolarExpressProjection

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

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YuppieCocktailParty
GlassHouseDecoratedForChristmas

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

VagosGroup
VagosMeetingonWindward
BikersHangingOut
MessengersOfRecovery
BikersGatheringOnWindward
HyeRiders

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



Sun, 2005-12-18 12:09

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BikerandChild

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