Mosquito Alert! West Nile Virus Death Reported in LA County

The LA County Department of Public Health has issued a warning for all residents to take precautions against mosquitoes! If you see “still water” around town, empty the water out to help stop mosquito breeding grounds! Just two tablespoons of standing water is suitable to produce up to 300 mosquitoes! Be sure to dump and drain any standing water on your property!

Be careful in Venice or wherever your travels take you!

From The LA County Department of Public Health:

The Los Angeles County Health Officer today confirmed the first human death of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Los Angeles County this year. The fatality occurred in one older adult male, who lived in the South Bay area, had pre-existing health conditions and was hospitalized at the time of death. To date, 13 WNV infections have been documented, including 6 asymptomatic blood donors. Continue reading

7th Annual Venice Community BBQ is This Saturday!

Are you new to Venice? Live here but never bothered to attend the Neighborhood Council (VNC) BBQ? Get off the couch and make the time to go meet some of your neighbors this Saturday from 12-4pm at Oakwood Park! Doing so only takes a little bit of effort, but you may finish the day one friend richer!

Venice Community BBQ

From the VNC:

Chicken, burgers, hot dogs (veggie too), and pulled pork will be served up by Venice’s own fire fighters from LAFD Station 63, grilled by Captain Jeremiah Johnson and master grillers, Barklie Griggs and Todd von Hoffmann.

We will be joined by special guests including Councilmember Mike Bonin, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Senator Ted Lieu, and General Manager of Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Grayce Liu. We will enjoy a variety of musical acts including blues and funk bands with headliners the legendary Bonedaddys. Continue reading

‘Velvet by Graham & Spencer’ Now Open on Abbot Kinney

Velvet by Graham & Spencer” is now open at 1327 Abbot Kinney in the previously Edge Studio (Stephen Ritson) location.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Abbot Kinney

Pictures via Velvet by Graham & Spencer

Originally founded as high-end T-Shirt line by Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer in 1997, Velvet by Graham & Spencer has evolved into a complete women’s clothing brand. Their design headquarters are in Culver City and the duo opened a store in Brentwood (at the old Ernie’s Bicycle location) in May of this year. Continue reading

Xavier Rudd and Nikki Jensen Perform at Santa Monica Pier Concert!

The 29th annual Twilight Concert Series at The Santa Monica Pier will showcase “Australian singer-songwriters” with headliner Xavier Rudd and Nikki Jensen as the opening act this evening! As always, the concerts run from 7-10pm and are FREE!

Since the Twilight Concert Series has partnered with the ”refreshed” MySpace this year, the concert will be broadcast live online. If you can’t make it to a show but want to watch from elsewhere, click here at showtime! Continue reading