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February 28, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
When Chuck Arnoldi first introduced his stick "paintings" in the early 1970s, his work was seen as a refreshing (now highly dubious) attempt to counteract the austere, reductive tenets of Minimalism with a return to a more seductive, organic strategy. Since then, Arnoldi has applied his formal agglomerations of twigs and branches to both sculpture and the print, using them as a sort of gestural, symbolic "brush stroke" rooted in natural processes.
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April 22, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was injured Tuesday night in a stabbing attack in Venice, police said. The victim was attacked around 8:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Venice Way , just a short walk from the boardwalk, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim's name was not released. He was believed to be in his 20s and was taken by paramedics to a hospital. "It does not appear that his wounds are life threatening," Officer Sara Faden said. The attacker or attackers fled the scene.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2009 | Mark Sachs
The TV show "Men in Trees" had a brief but memorable run on ABC in 2006-08, and it led to some good things in star James Tupper's life. First, there's his relationship with "Trees" costar Anne Heche, with whom he shares a home in Venice with kids Homer, 7, and Atlas, 7 months. The show also led to his new series on NBC, the medical drama "Mercy" (Wednesdays at 8 p.m.). Check out what the "Trees" alums do with a weekend off, and they don't even have to leave the neighborhood. Walking the town We love walking down to 3 Square Cafe & Bakery on Abbot Kinney for breakfast or lunch.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Cory Watkins' three-yard touchdown run with 4:21 left in the second quarter has enabled Chaminade to tie Venice, 21-21. The Eagles have scored 21 consecutive points. Donovan Lee earlier contributed two touchdown runs. Update: At halftime, Venice leads Chaminade, 33-28. Chaminade had four turnovers in the first half _ two interceptions and two fumbles. Brad Kaaya is 16 of 25 for 223 yards and one touchdown. Alexander Diamont of Venice is eight of 15 for 155 yards and one touchdown.
OPINION
December 14, 2012
Re "Venice's new bloom," Column One, Dec. 11 When I moved to Venice almost 20 years ago, I still heard the occasional gunshot at night. My reaction was, "Yes, I am in Venice!" The edge of danger was part of Venice's charm. I'm in my late 50s, and when I walk down Abbot Kinney now, I feel 300 years old. Silicon Beach has moved in and has transformed Venice into yet another hipster haven. The pretty little cottages are being torn down for lot-line-to-lot-line homes, designed like fortresses with high walls and hedges that destroy the friendly community that characterized our streets.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Ajene Harri s did it all in the fir st half for Cren shaw, which lead s vi siting Venice 24-0 in a City Section Divis ion I semifinal.  The Cougars' senior quarterback has thrown for a touchdown, run for another and intercepted two passes. Jacob Knight has run for a touchdown and Michael Simmons has three catches for 91 yards and also has a pass interception for Crenshaw. In the other City Division I semifinal, defending champion Narbonne leads Marine League rival Carson 25-6 at halftime.    
TRAVEL
July 30, 2011
On a recent trip to Venice, I found the wonderful small Trattoria Tre Spiedi among the winding streets. It had the best food and prices on my five-day stay. I had a veal scallopini that was excellent. The service was very friendly too. A must visit. Trattoria Tre Spiedi, 5906 Via Cannaregio, Venice; 011-39-041-520-8035. Sam Furney North Hollywood
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November 13, 2012 | By Christopher Knight, Times art critic
As coastal areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are just drying out from horrific flooding prompted by Hurricane Sandy, more watery disaster has struck 4,200 miles away in Italy. Following torrential rains, Venice is experiencing unusually bad flooding. It's the fourth time floods have exceeded norms there since 2000. One of the world's great artistic treasures, the low-lying city of lagoons on the Adriatic Sea experiences problems from high waters every winter. Especially around St. Mark's Square, many of its Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance buildings are regularly flooded.
TRAVEL
June 1, 2013
We recently toured Venice with Rita Sartori, a fabulous private native guide. She related history in story-like form, showing us "her" city. We covered the top sights as well as other unique sites with no waiting in line. It was a memorable day and worth the price. Rita Sartori, rita@alternativevenice.org . Half-day tours from $365. Cheryl Kohr Palos Verdes Estates
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Gale Holland
The state Coastal Commission has quietly revived the long-running fight over an overnight beach curfew in the city of Los Angeles. In an April 9 letter, Andrew Willis, a commission enforcement analyst, asked the city Department of Recreation and Parks to "restart discussions" toward easing the midnight-to-5 p.m. ban. Opponents of the curfew called the letter's language "weak" but said it held out the promise of modifying or toppling the 16-year-old...
OPINION
March 29, 2014
Re "Taming the boardwalk," March 26 Iread about some of the "artists, the homeless, Silicon Beach hipsters, surfers, inline skaters and tourists" all coming together on the "circus-like boardwalk" of Venice, and I thought, "Strange but nice. " Then I read about our conservative-controlled Supreme Court and arguments about Hobby Lobby not wanting to provide contraceptives to women - many of whom are probably already taking them - and the thought crossed my mind: Just who is strange?
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March 25, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Spencer Davis was chatting up tourists on the Venice boardwalk when police officers pulled up in front of his display of plastic alien heads. Had Davis seen a man threatening people with a chain saw, they asked? "Not today," he quipped with a smile, assuming that the officers were joking. Then he turned around and saw police officers, their guns drawn, with a man holding a chain saw. "Just when you think you've seen it all…" Davis said. For all the gentrification, designer homes and tourist attractions, Venice is still that kind of place - where artists, the homeless, Silicon Beach hipsters, surfers, inline skaters and tourists come together along a circus-like boardwalk.
IMAGE
March 22, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt
In youth-obsessed Hollywood, the idea of aging, even if it's like fine wine, may seem hard to swallow. But there may be something to that analogy. Since the virtues of red wine have been extolled for years - the antioxidants are said to prevent heart disease - why not try to harness those powers in anti-aging skin care products? Many beauty brands have done just that, among them Caudalíe, a 19-year-old Parisian company that opened its first West Coast outpost, a boutique in Venice, this month.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Leaks in the gym roofs at Venice and Granada Hills Kennedy have forced postponement of the City Section Division II boys' basketball semifinals scheduled for Friday. They were originally set for Venice, then changed to Kennedy. They will be played on Monday at Kennedy weather permitting. Game times are 6 and 8 p.m.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 23, 2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
Two men who were repeatedly kicked out of Los Angeles City Council meetings for violating public comment rules won part of a free-speech lawsuit against the city last year. But a jury recently awarded them only a few dollars for their trouble. The meager awards are the latest turn in a long-running case that pitted the Venice Beach performers against council rules banning "personal, impertinent, unduly repetitive, slanderous or profane remarks. " Like many government bodies across the country, the council has often wrestled with how to regulate public comments and keep meetings orderly.
SPORTS
August 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Venice will play on Thursday in the championship game of the Junior Division RBI World Series in Minneapolis after a 10-0 semifinal victory over Pawtucket. Morgan Lomax went three for three to raise his batting average to .500 in the tournament. Micah Wallette struck out six in a complete-game performance. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 22, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
The body of a man in his 20s was discovered inside a seaside Venice residence late Saturday night, authorities said. Los Angeles police and fire personnel responded to the 100 block of Catamaran Street just before 9 p.m., Sgt. P. Aeschliman said. Investigators believe the man may have died as the result of a drug overdose, he said. It was unclear if the death was a suicide, and the Los Angeles County coroner was en route to the scene. Aeschliman said police did not suspect foul play in the death.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Philippe Jaroussky is one suave countertenor. Were there an early music Rat Pack, he could lead it. Appearing with the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, Jaroussky, who turns 36 next week, looked the part of a Handelian Harry Connick Jr. Stylishly tuxedo-ed as if for a Las Vegas stage show of a time when class still mattered, his presence was smooth as silk. His voice is sweet as honey yet far more fluid. He left little wonder why he has become an unusually big star (for a countertenor, anyway)
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