Category Archives: Neighboring Communities

These posts are about what’s going on in our neighboring communities.

Venice Art Crawl April Mixer

The next Venice Art Crawl mixer happens this Thursday.  Mix and mingle with local artists, gallery owners, and art lovers  while enjoying wine and tapas at Le Cellier,  417 W Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey.

Mixers happen every month between the quarterly crawls. Venice Art Crawl Vice President Nicole Muyingo says the mixers are “a chance for local art enthusiasts to connect.”

The VAC is always looking for volunteers passionate about art and the community, if you’re interested in taking part in this fun local event then the mixers are a good opportunity to find out more.

Entry is via a $5 donation, you get a raffle ticket and happy hour drink prices.

The mixer runs from 7pm-10pm this Thursday night, 16th April.

Happy Birthday Marina del Rey


Last night’s spectacular firework display kicked off a weekend of celebrating in the Marina.

Marina del Rey,  the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor, turns 50 this weekend – would you have guessed she was an Aries!

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors along with the Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Marina del Rey community are honoring the important milestone with a series of special events and celebrations that will run throughout the weekend.

Go join the fun!

Click here for a list of events: Happy Birthday Marina del Rey!


Right to Rest Act Hearing Tomorrow


The California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee is having a first hearing tomorrow regarding The Right to Rest Act (SB 608) which was introduced to the California State Senate early last month by California State Senator Carol Liu.

SB 608 aims to decriminalize homelessness.  The act proposes all Californians be free to move, sleep, eat, perform religious observations and occupy a legally parked vehicle in public without being subject to harassment or criminal sanctions.

Mark Ryavec, President of the Venice Stakeholders Association writes in a letter to Senator Beall opposing SB 608 saying it “offers no increase in welfare benefits, no housing, no counseling, no transportation, no treatment and no more ease in committing mentally ill homeless to custody, so it does nothing to address the fundamental problems of the homeless…”

Join he forum discussion here.


Easter Spring Egg Hunt is on Today – join the fun

Peter Cottontail will make a special guest appearance at The Venice Recreation and Park’s annual Easter Spring Egg Hunt this morning.

The hunt kicks off at 10:30am at the park at the end of Windward Ave, 1800 Ocean Front Walk in Venice.

Each year the family friendly event attracts locals and visitors alike and there’s a great selection of activities for the kids.

Venice Fire Station 63 will be joining the fun and  bringing a firetruck.

Easter Hunt Venice Paparazzi 2

Another highlight,  free candy from the Easter Egg Hunt. Times are staggered by age groups  to make it fair. Bring a basket and get hunting!

Easter Egg Hunt Times: 

3 years and under: 1030am
4-5 years old: 11:00am
6-8 years old: 11:30am
9-11 years old: 12:00 noon

Photos thanks to Venice Paparazzi.

See more pictures from past events here at Venice Paparazzi.