Venice Art Crawl

Venice Art Crawl mixer at Danny’s this Thursday evening

A Venice Art Crawl mixer will be held this Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Danny’s, 23 Windward Avenue.

The community is invited to attend to mingle, network, and meet like-minded people that are passionate about art, Venice, and the local community.

Whether you’re an artist wanting to get involved in future art crawls, a local business owner offering wall space for artists to showcase or interested in volunteering, come join the mixer.

The Venice Art Crawl is by and for the people. Its goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration within the Venice community through quarterly art events and fundraisers.

Its ultimate aim is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.

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Wurstkuche Venice celebrating Oktoberfest every Sunday afternoon in October

Throughout the entire month October, Wurstkuche Venice will be hosting their first ever Oktoberfest celebrations every Sunday afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm.
The restaurant will be decorated to identify with the Spaten’s Oktoberfest tent at the Munich Festival Grounds.
The taps will be flowing with traditional German biers, Oom Pah Pah music playing from THE GERMAN ZEITGEIST BAND, festive activities, delicious sausage, large Bavarian pretzels and even purchase a traditional lederhosen and dirndl.
Wurstkuche Venice  is located at 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice.
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Thieves strike Venice SUVs, stealing third-row seats

Police are warning Los Angeles SUV owners to beware of thieves targeting the vehicles’ third-row seats.

There have been four such thefts in the past week in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division, which includes Venice and Westchester.

Vehicle owners were advised to:

— park in a secure garage if possible;

— install an audible car alarm and deploy it any time the vehicle is left unattended, even when at home;

— pull into parking spaces backwards; and

— if possible, take the third-row seat out of the vehicle and store it in a secure location when not in use.


Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive 2014 returns to Venice this Saturday

The Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive 2014 returns to Venice this Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Organizers are asking community members to bring packaged diapers of any size to the corner of Shell Ave. and Venice Blvd. to support local non-profits in their work with struggling families.

This year’s diaper recipients include:

– Venice Family Clinic
— Westside Family Medical Center
— Latino Resource Organization, Inc.
— Bible Tabernacle

The Diaper Drive will be sharing the space with “The Other Venice Film Festival.”

“If you see a bunch of people milling about, you found us,” organizers said. “Look for the Cushy Tushy sign and large pile of diapers right on the corner.”

Parking an issue? Come to the corner and roll your window down, and a volunteer will come running for a diaper hand-off to help with convenience.

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Teen taken into custody after crashing stolen station wagon in Venice

A teenage boy crashed a stolen station wagon in Venice today and was taken into custody after a brief chase, authorities said.

The suspect, whose name was not released, crashed the stolen Subaru Outback into a cinder block wall and an iron fence near the intersection of Electric and Westminster avenues around 1:45 am, said Los Angeles police Lt. Mark Day.

He ran from the scene after the crash but was quickly caught, Day said.

Day said the suspect was treated for his injuries and would be booked for driving a stolen vehicle.

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