Venice resident Steve Dennis has written a new book on Britney Spears which is out now. Steve says
“I spent four mad months writing this at my place in the canals, and if it weren’t for speaking with the ducks, I’d have gone quackers. Garry Marshall might not use them for his films but I sure used them…for company! The first half of this year was spent writing in Venice Canals, going for breaks to watch sunset at Venice Beach, and receiving sustenance from Baja Cantina and Canali.
“And one of the most interesting things to emerge from the Britney research – she dreamed of opening up a bead shop with her assistant Felicia Culotta … in Venice. The girl who dreamed of
being famous ended up dreaming of having a normal life in Venice. Is there such a thing?”
Want to watch the Skate Park from your office desk? Click here for the Venice Beach Suites live video camera. The password is June. It is a pretty cool set up, allowing you to pan and zoom the camera and see if your lil grom is wearing their helmet or not.
Yo! Venice! facebook friend Hans noticed that Google Street View now covers Ocean Front Walk and a bunch more streets around Venice. Enjoy killing some time by clicking here.
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This Sunday, October 11 there will be “A Taste of Abbot Kinney” to benefit Inside Out Community Arts from 2-7pm at participating restaurants on AK including Primitivo, Joe’s, Lilly’s, Capri, 3 square, Lemonade, Wabi Sabi, The Tasting Kitchen, Elvino, J’s, Marla’s, Pinkberry, Intelligentsia, Equator Cafe, The Other Room, Market Gourmet, Beechwood, the Brig and Jin Patisserie. It is a walking, eating and shopping tour of the street.
Tickets are $60 bucks and entitle you to taste a sample from some of Los Angeles’ best known chefs, Venice favorites and undiscovered gems. There are participating store discounts for ticket holders too.
You can purchase your tickets by clicking here.