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2017 Summer Media Arts Camp

May 22, 2017 at 9:02 am
Venice Arts is accepting registration appointments for our 2017 Summer Camp which will take place from June 26-July 28.    Our 4.5-week Summer Camp is a particularly fun and intensive program with three-hour classes, field trips to museums, galleries and screenings, and field shoots all around LA. Classes work in very small groups of 12 students with a teaching team of 4 instructors: one Teaching ... More



Power restored to 900 DWP customers who lost service in building fire

May 8, 2017 at 8:43 am
Power has been restored to more than 900 people in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles who lost electricity in a commercial building fire, authorities said Monday. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power online outage map showed no outages in the Mar Vista area Monday morning. The fire was reported just before ... More

Fire Chars Strip Mall in Mar Vista

May 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm
A Mar Vista shopping mall holding seven businesses was badly damaged in a stubborn blaze that broke out Sunday afternoon. The shopping center at 3523 S Centinela Ave. is shown in an undated Google Maps Street View image. Firefighters first responded to the 9,200-quare-foot complex, located at 3519 S Centinela Ave., around 11:47 a.m., according ... More

Just 3 of 4 LAUSD school board candidates are expected to participate in Saturday’s forum

May 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm
District 4’s Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin It was going to be one of the only opportunities to see all four candidates for two LA Unified school board seats appear together ahead of the May 16 runoff election. But organizers of Saturday’s forum on college readiness hosted by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles ... More

Santa Monica approves pedestrian-friendly makeover for Lincoln Boulevard

April 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm
More crossings, better crossings, and a rush-hour bus lane City officials in Santa Monica are betting on a streetscape makeover to make one of its main thoroughfares, Lincoln Boulevard, less of a mess, especially for people on foot and on bikes. Santa Monica’s City Council approved plans Tuesday for the first phase of the Lincoln ... More

Zimmer and Melvoin face off in their first one-on-one debate. The most unruly? The audience.

April 24, 2017 at 6:24 am
District 4’s Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin met Sunday evening in their first one-on-one debate, heading into the final three weeks before the May 16 runoff for the LA Unified District 4 school board seat. Moderator Dr. Fernando J. Guerra of Loyola Marymount University had to dig deep at times ... More

Zimmer and Melvoin face off in their first one-on-one debate. The most unruly? The audience.

April 24, 2017 at 6:14 am
District 4’s Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin met Sunday evening in their first one-on-one debate, heading into the final three weeks before the May 16 runoff for the LA Unified District 4 school board seat. Moderator Dr. Fernando J. Guerra of Loyola Marymount University had to dig deep at times ... More

Zimmer and Melvoin face off in their first one-on-one debate. The most unruly? The audience.

April 24, 2017 at 6:04 am
District 4’s Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin met Sunday evening in their first one-on-one debate, heading into the final three weeks before the May 16 runoff for the LA Unified District 4 school board seat. Moderator Dr. Fernando J. Guerra of Loyola Marymount University had to dig deep at times ... More