Venice Sign Gets Holiday Makeover!

Miss the block party on Windward for the Venice Sign “holiday lighting” this evening? Check the video!

Venice Sign Holiday Party 10-30-12

More video of Councilman Bill Rosendahl, LAPD officer Theresa Skinner and Greaser’s Palace actor Robert Downey Jr. tomorrow!

Big thanks to Daniel Samakow and everyone else that made this neighborhood event happen!

Check out the video from Edizen at Venice Paparazzi!

Video: World’s First Mind Controlled Skateboard

The Gadget Show came to Venice to check out “The Board of Imagination”, which was created by Whurley of the Chaotic Moon Labs. Check out the video!

Billed as “the world’s first mind controlled skateboard”, a headset is used to detect electrical patterns in the skater’s brain. That information is then sent to a Samsung tablet mounted on the skateboard which controls the 800 watt electric motor at up to 32 miles an hour.

Venice Sign Lighting + Block Party Tomorrow Night!

The inaugural “holiday lighting” of the Venice Sign + block party will be held tomorrow night starting at 6pm! The Venice Sign, located at Windward and Pacific, will be getting a holiday makeover for the month of December!

Venice Sign Lighting 2012

Highlights of the evening will include performances by local musicians Jeremy Parker and Rachel Toczko as well as the band Venice! The ceremonial sign lighting will be done by a local celebrity actor that was in the awesome Greaser’s Palace!

The Ave Venice

During the event, our friends at The Ave (64 Windward) will be getting into the holiday spirit with their very own Venice Sign holiday t-shirt! Mention Yo! Venice! and you will get the limited edition print on a t-shirt or tank top for a discount price of $10! A very merry deal indeed! Check out Venice Originals for holiday presents too!

Lines may get crowded during the block party, so remember that the Sidewalk Cafe has great happy hour prices! See you there!

Venice Sign Lighting + Block Party Schedule of Events:

6-6:15pm: Suzy Williams and Brad Kay
6:15-6:40pm: Jeremy Parker and Rachel Toczko
7-7:45pm: Venice (the band)
7:45-8pm: Lighting of the Venice Sign Continue reading

LAPD Santa Sleigh Coming to Town!

The LAPD Santa Sleigh will be coming to the Mar Vista, Venice and Oxford Triangle area neighborhoods on Tuesday, December 4th!

LAPD Santa Sleigh

Stop times can vary from 15 to 30 minutes. Santa will stop for pictures, so bring your camera!

4:00 PM- Mar Vista Family Center (Drive down Slauson Avenue)
5:00 PM – Mar Vista Gardens (Braddock Elementary)
6:00 PM – Olive St at Wilson Ave
6:30 PM – Clune Ave north of Washington Blvd (Mid-Block)
7:00 PM – Shell Ave at Superba Ave
7:30 PM – Oxford Triangle (Thatcher Ave at Howard St)

Listen for sirens, music and flashing police lights! Tell your neighbors so no one is alarmed! What will appear? Santa on an LAPD Sleigh!