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Alex Stowell here. The boardwalk was a swingin’  with swagger on Saturday as  colorfully costumed revelers sauntered down OFW,  throwing beads and blowin’ reeds. The 17th annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade bounced down the boardwalk...more

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Venice Paparazzi’s Alex and Edizen were selected to help judge the 2018 Venice Boys and Girls Club’s National Fine Arts Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2018.  And, it was no easy job!  The categories, 9 and under,...more

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Venice Paparazzi rolled out the red carpet for  the inaugural Hunter Greene Baseball and Leadership Camp on January 7, 2018.  View event coverage below! Here is a message from the host Rockstars Baseball Club.  Over 400 current and...more

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2017, Venice Paparazzi year in review!   Here is a message from our awesome team leader Alex Stowell. 2017 was a whirlwind year here at Venice Paparazzi.  The traffic on the VP websites was mind blowing and...more

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Alex Stowell here. A silent disco,  hosted bar, the Venice Paparazzi photo booth, passed apps, and more were all part of the landscape at The Victorian’s epic NYE bash.  Outside, the crowd of beautiful people donned head phones,...more

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The beautiful people came out in droves to welcome in 2018 at the beloved N. Venice Blvd. restaurant duo, James’ Beach and Canal Club.   And, Venice Paparazzi was on the scene to cover it all.  Alex...more

We all need motivation sometimes. We hope these inspiring quotes and affirmations will make your day!

We all need motivation sometimes. We hope these inspiring quotes and affirmations will make your day!
Set your intention and do great things in 2018! Photo location:  Venice Skate Park Photo Ballona Lagoon .   . Smile mural by Trek Thunder can be found on the East wall of the Canal Club,...more

Congratulations to the Venice Beachhead Newspaper on 50 years in Venice!

Congratulations to the Venice Beachhead Newspaper on 50 years in Venice!
Alex Stowell here. Wow!  50 years for the Free Venice Beach Head!  A huge tip of the hat to all the folks that have worked the administration end, written for, contributed to,...more

In the Venice Paparazzi Spotlight: Venice Arts’ Founder Lynn Warshafsky

In the Venice Paparazzi Spotlight:  Venice Arts’ Founder Lynn Warshafsky
Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass the Spotlight” shines on Venice Arts' Founder Lynn Warshafsky.   Lynn was nominated by West of Lincoln creator, and artist Ruth Chase!  You can read her interview here. Pass the Spotlight, by Venice...more

Fat Times, Funky Jams, Hot Chicks, and Cool Costumes at the 17th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade!

Fat Times, Funky Jams, Hot Chicks, and Cool Costumes at the 17th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade!
Alex Stowell here. The boardwalk was a swingin'  with swagger on Saturday as  colorfully costumed revelers sauntered down OFW,  throwing beads and blowin' reeds. The 17th annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras...more

The Venice High School Jackets of Excellence Awards

The Venice High School Jackets of Excellence Awards
Alex Stowell here.  A Most Excellent Evening! Have you ever thought that if more emphasis was  placed on kids being diligent students that it would benefit society as a whole? ...more

Great News! Brennan’s is back! And the Turtles are Stoked.

Great News! Brennan’s is back!  And the Turtles are Stoked.
Alex Stowell here. In mid 2017 beloved local hang Brennan's, home of good times, live jams, and  world famous turtle races, closed down.  There were many rumors on the street that...more

Check out Venice’s Favorite for 22 years, James’ Beach!

Check out Venice’s Favorite for 22 years, James’ Beach!
James Beach is kind of like a super cool chameleon!  If you go at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, you might see extended family gatherings snacking on french toast, or pre...more

Happy Valentine’s Day should be every day! Check out this list of 25+ date night, activities and events.

Happy Valentine’s Day should be every day!  Check out this list of 25+ date night, activities and events.
Alex Stowell  here. Whether you want to celebrate your long term relationship, stoke your newly found  love bird, or are just looking to, umm, "close the deal" shall we say, we...more

Pacific Resident Theatre presents Alright Then with Alley Mills and Orson Bean

Pacific Resident Theatre presents Alright Then with Alley Mills and Orson Bean
Get Your Tickets now! About:  Bean wrote ALRIGHT THEN as a companion piece to his 2016 hit, SAFE AT HOME, Winner of the LA Drama Critics “Best Solo Show of the...more

Fantastic News for Venice! Green Goddess Collective is Recreational!

Fantastic News for Venice! Green Goddess Collective is Recreational!
Alex Stowell here.  Woo hoo!!!  A big congratulations, and a fist bump, to Venice's oldest and most beloved dispensary, Green Goddess Collective! They have dotted the i's, crossed the t's, and...more