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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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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Gale Holland
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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.    
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December 23, 2012 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
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.
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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  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Gale Holland
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.
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
BUSINESS
February 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Reclaimed wood siding provides a visual contrast to the sleek modern finishes at this open-plan house in Venice. The living room, kitchen and dining room open to a side yard with a swimming pool, a spa and a fire pit. Location: 635 Milwood Ave., Venice 90291 Asking price: $4.2 million House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,658 square feet Lot size: 5,406 square feet Features: High ceilings, glass-walled stairway,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Attorneys for the family of an Italian honeymooner who was killed when a driver allegedly plowed into a crowd on the Venice boardwalk announced Monday that they have filed a claim for damages against the city of Los Angeles. "We believe this tragedy could have been avoided had the city acted in a timely manner," attorney Gregory L. Bentley said in a statement. He is representing of Alice Gruppioni, 32, who was allegedly run over by Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, on Aug. 3 as his car careened down the Venice beach boardwalk.
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