Pictures + Video: Venice Beach Penguin Club 2013!

Miss the 53rd annual New Year’s Day Venice Beach Penguin Club swim today? Check out Barbara Lonsdale’s video and Steve Christensen’s pictures!

Click here to see the pictures individually, or here to see the slide show “real” size!

New Year’s Day 2013 Bowl Game Schedule + More!

The 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade starts at 8am! The theme is “Oh, the places you’ll go” (in front of the TV). Click here to watch it online!

Rose Parade

Fellini Ralph’s at 910 Lincoln has twelve packs of Heineken, Blue Moon and Fat Tire on sale for $10.99! They also have mimosa makings and lots of “game” snacks on sale! If you want to go out and watch the games, try the Sidewalk Café, Nikki’s, or Tony P’s in the Marina!

There are six college bowl games today (check the spreads and over/unders here):

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State, 9am, ESPNU
Gator Bowl, Northwestern vs. Mississippi State, 9:30 am, ESPN2
Capital One Bowl, Georgia vs. Nebraska, 10am, ABC
Outback Bowl, Michigan vs. South Carolina, 10am., ESPN
Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Wisconsin, 2pm, ESPN
Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, 5:30pm, ESPN

(Traditional New Year’s Day games the Sugar, Fiesta, and Cotton Bowls were changed to other days.)

There are also a lot of TV “marathons” taking place:

New Year with a Bang on Pacific!

Witnesses say that a guy and girl were fighting while driving down Washington toward the Venice Pier shortly after midnight.

Accident Venice Beach 1-1-13

The stop light pole saved the lives of the pedestrians at Washington and Pacific by stopping the SUV. Someone else is supposedly getting a DUI at 28th and Pacific to start off their New Year. Me? At home with the flu watching TV! Party responsibly Venice!