Venice Beach Music Fest

Angel City Brewery to take part in Saturday’s free Venice Beach Music Fest

Angel City Brewery is heading to the beach for some fun in the summer sun this Saturday, Aug. 23 as a sponsor at the Ninth Annual Venice Beach Music Fest. Later this month on Aug 31, Angel City will lead a community cleanup through the eclectic beach city.

The Venice Beach Music Fest is a free event running from 11 am-7:30 pm at Windward Plaza (1 Windward Avenue, between the boardwalk and the bike path).

The festival features live music, belly dancers, artists, authors, and more.

Musical acts include Roots Collective (multi-genre world beat), The Greg Douglass Band (guitarist from Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison), Jah Faith and The Hashishans (reggae), Zen Robbi (swing/funk fusion), The Untouchables (ska), and The King Brothers (blues).

As part of their involvement in the Venice Beach Music Fest, Angel City will have an interactive table with games and giveaways. Angel City will be available on draft at bars and restaurants throughout Venice, including Danny’s, Venice Ale House, Bank of Venice, Sidewalk Cafe, and Larry’s.

Each month the team from Angel City, along with a great group of volunteers, heads out into an LA community with a mission to cleanup a neighborhood.

This month Angel City has their sights focused on Venice, where they will return on Aug. 31 to do just that.

Participating volunteers will gather at The Venice Whaler at 11:30 am to pick up their volunteer t-shirt, gloves, trash bags and trash pickers.

After the cleanup, the group will head back to the Whaler for some tasty food and Angel City Beer.

Volunteers can register for the cleanup by emailing: Full details about this week’s event can be found here:

Angel City Brewery is a downtown based brewery featuring a 19-tap bar and serving an ever-changing roster of classic and newly inspired beer.

The bar is open seven days a week with a full calendar of events ranging from weekly industry and trivia nights, to art shows, live music and festivals.


Cops arrest man near Venice Skate Park for stealing “bait bicycle”

A 51-year-old man was arrested in Venice on Saturday, Aug. 16 after being caught stealing a “bait bicycle” under the surveillance of the Santa Monica Police Department.

Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department who were assigned to the downtown area of Santa Monica were monitoring the movements of a “bait bicycle” at 3 pm on this day.

The bicycle had been electronically tagged in a fashion that allowed the officers to receive pings from its transponder that pinpointed its position every 10 seconds.

The “bait bicycle” had originally been placed in the 1500 block of Alley Number One in Santa Monica when it was taken.

The officers noticed that it was, at the above time, traveling southbound in the 1700 block of Ocean Front Walk – this information was then relayed to other officers who were on beach patrol at that time.

These beach patrol officers were then able to locate the bicycle that was at that time being ridden by the described suspect through the Venice Skate Park.

The officers detained the suspect Mark Duane Guill, 51, and then arrested him  (whose place of residence was not know to us at the time this report was compiled). Guill was charged with possession of stolen property. Bail was set at $20,000.


Sons of Anarchy Bikini Motorcycle Wash this Saturday

This Saturday, the Sons of Anarchy are rolling into town to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Season 6.

Join the event at Bartels’ Harley-Davidson in Marina del Rey for bikini biker girls, a free hog wash, and prizes! Did we mention there will be BBQ too?

The event runs from 11 am to 3 pm at 4141 Lincoln Blvd.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP to


The 4th annual Venice Art Crawl will take place on Aug. 21. Courtesy Photo: Venice Paparazzi

Celebrate the Venice Art Crawl’s fourth-year anniversary

The Venice Art Crawl’s fourth birthday is tomorrow evening, Thurs., Aug. 21, from 6 pm to 11 pm. The Venice Art Crawl’s goal every year is to inspire, promote, and share artistic collaboration within the local community through art events and other mixers. It is truly an organization “by and for the people.”

Art is part of what characterizes Venice as a dynamic and vibrant location. The Venice Art Crawl amplifies the level of creativity that has historically and presently makes the community the artistic hub that it is.

The upcoming event will feature curated art exhibits, silent auction, Venice Paparazzi photo booth, a bar, DJs, food, and birthday cake by Whole Foods Market Venice.

L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin will be in attendance. Presentations and the birthday cake/sing-a-long will start at 9 pm.

The main entrance of the Venice Art Crawl will be located at Full Circle Venice, at 305 Rose Ave.

RSVP at or on Facebook – TheVeniceArtCrawl.

MPG Car Rental announces lowest daily rental in world at $375 per day. (PRNewsFoto/MPG Car Rental)

MPG Car Rental in Venice to Offer Tesla Rentals

The Tesla Model S is coming to Venice’s MPG Car Rental.

According to the car rental agency on Lincoln Boulevard, it will begin offering the Tesla Model S for rent at the rate of $375 per day.

A press release published by MPG Car Rental described the Model S as hybrid vehicle with power but perfect for drivers who are ecologically conscious.

The Tesla Model S is known as a vehicle that, unlike the hybrid or traditional automobile, does not emit any exhaust.

Base retail price for a Tesla Model S generally starts at about $70,000, though performance-level iterations of the green vehicle reach the $90,000 to $100,000 range.

MPG Car Rental actually offers many hybrid and electric vehicles for its customers. The Tesla is the rental company’s 19th ecologically friendly vehicle available for rent. Other green vehicles available for rent from MPG Car Rental include the BMW i3, Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Honda Insight, Nissan Lead, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Jetta TDI, among others.

According to news reports, MPG Car Rental was the first-ever company to offer the BMW i3 for rent.

More information about the Tesla Model S rental and other vehicles within the company’s fleet can be found at the MPG Car Rental website ( or by calling them at
(877) 870-7821 or (310) 305-0505.

MPG Car Rental is located at 2423 Lincoln Boulevard here in Venice Beach.

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