CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 |
The homeless people camped outside a planned Google facility in Venice were beginning to stir when Los Angeles police rolled up around dawn. Chesnel Dorceus was slow to dismantle his makeshift shelter and wound up briefly in handcuffs. "Wow, blankets on a cart is a structure?" said Dorceus, 26, who was cited for illegally lodging in the street and released. "Why can't you guys leave me alone?" Such interactions have become routine in the beachfront neighborhood. Under a 2007 court settlement, homeless people may sleep on sidewalks in the city of Los Angeles as long as they move on by 6 a.m. When they don't, officers find themselves on wake-up patrol.
October 9, 2009 |
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.
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.
August 30, 2013 |
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.
November 29, 2013 |
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.
December 23, 2012 |
Toms Shoes has opened its first retail store and community space, in Venice, barely an alpargata's toss from the apartment living room where Blake Mycoskie started building his buy-one-give-one, commerce-meets-cause shoe empire six years ago. Inhabiting a Craftsman-style cottage on Abbot Kinney, the 2,200-square-foot indoor-outdoor space feels like a college coffee house in all the right ways. Created in collaboration with L.A.'s Commune Design, it boasts rough-hewn wooden walls and floors inside.