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.
November 13, 2012 |
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.
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.
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