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Entries from August 2007

Godfather of Fitness at Muscle Beach this weekend!

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

According to The Argonaut: “Muscle Beach Venice enthusiasts have something to work up a sweat over as the Labor Day Muscle Beach Championship bodybuilding contest brings the “godfather of fitness” Jack LaLanne to the stage.” Jack LaLanne?! He’s getting a lifetime achievement award. (I’ll say! The guy is 93!) “Following the introduction of the bodybuilding […]

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Tags: Venice Beach Events · Venice Beach People

Philomene Long

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

They are already ghosts John and Philomene As they pass Along the Boardwalk Where ghosts and poets overlap As they pass, the gulls Ghosting above their shadows Everything’s haunting everything Already ghosts John and Philomene Under the ghostly lampposts Of Venice West Their cadence The breath of sleep At rest Lost at the edge of […]

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Tags: Venice Beach People

Spin on Abbot Kinney – Driving Club

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Spin, a newish to Abbot Kinney car rental/ driving club has opened. With membership, you can take any of their fleet of classic vehicles. A Jaguar XJ 120, Porsche Speedster and ’74 El Dorado are among their fleet. Driving clubs like Spin are all the rage these days, coming to us from Europe where they […]

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Tags: Venice Beach Shops

Bye-bye old Venice…

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Last year, I wanted to find some interesting kitchen chairs to go with my 1950′s stove and fridge – and I found them at Cruz Vintage. You know, that cool vintage furniture store that used to occupy 1307 Abbot Kinney Blvd? At the time, Mr. Cruz himself told me they were moving from that location […]

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Hinano Bar and Grill

August 27th, 2007 · 7 Comments

OK, everyone knows that Hinano’s is a dump. Not a dive, a dump. Hinano’s smells bad. There are cobwebs all over the ceiling. The window screens haven’t been cleaned since Jim Morrison hung out at the place. People that may have hit you up for cash five minutes before may roll in and sit next […]

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Tags: Venice Beach Restaurants