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John Binder has been voted Best Bartender in Los Angeles!

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  Article by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell. . The votes have been tallied up over at L.A. Weekly, and one of Venice's own has come out on top!   Brewery owning entrepreneur, and profession drink slanger, John Binder has been coronated the king of the pour! . If you have not had the good fortune of chilling at James Beach and getting to know John, then come on down this Wednesday and...more
The VP “Pass the Spotlight” shines on local muralist Gus Zermeno, creator of the new “Red Hot Chili Peppers” mural in Venice, California

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Today the Venice Paparazzi spotlight is on Gustavo Zermeno Jr.  Gus is an extraordinary artist/muralist, and a Venice native.  On Sept. 21, 2017, as part of the Venice Art Crawl, Gus displayed his amazing talents by doing a mural of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the site of their famous July 30, 2011 video shoot for the song "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."  So, if you...more
Venice Beach Music Fest to showcase musicians George Bunnell and Barry “The Fish” Melton on Aug. 26th. View interview by Joy Rosenberg.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 Venice Beach Music Fest 12 FREE music and arts festival at the beach 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. venicebeachmusicfest.com . Article by Venice Paparazzi correspondent Joy Rosenberg.  . As part of Venice Beach Music Fest 12’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, we talked with two of this year’s festival musicians who were in Venice making music fifty years ago, in 1967: Bassist and vocalist George...more
“Pass The Spotlight” shines on West of Lincoln creator, and artist extraordinaire Ruth Chase!

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. Today the Venice Paparazzi spotlight is on Ruth Chase.  Ruth is the mastermind creator of the West of Lincoln project, an art installation that traces the roots of Venice's through the lives of the people that grew up here. It is set to open on Aug. 5, 2017. . Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi’s Alex Stowell,  is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in...more
In the Venice Paparazzi Spotlight: Skater Made’s Bart Saric

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Today the Venice Paparazzi "Pass the Spotlight" shines on Venice local skate board manufacturer, artist, film maker and more,  Bart Saric. . Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell,  is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in the Venice community.  Whoever is completing the interview gets to choose who the goes next. The purpose is to shine a light on all the...more
Learn The Story of Venice’s Founder, Abbot Kinney and the early history of the V with Detour. Tour narrated by Venice Paparazzi

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Want to know about Abbot Kinney and Venice history?  Check out Detour's audio tour "Venice: Abbot Kinney's Impossible Dream." About Detour:  Beautifully produced GPS audio walks that take you beneath the surface of cities around the world.  Detours are narrated by locals who know the city best, and are infused with cinematic scoring and storytelling by some of the best writers and sound designers in the world. Taking...more
Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass The Spotlight” Shines on Venice’s Own Musical Treasure, Suzy Williams!

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Today, the Venice Paparazzi “Pass the Spotlight” shines on Suzy Williams.  This long time Venice resident is phenomenal vocalist, and has been a major player in the Venice live music scene for years!  Let's get to know the story of Suzy! Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell,  is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in the Venice community.  Whoever is...more
Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass The Spotlight” shines on Francisco Letelier

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Today, the Venice Paparazzi “Pass the Spotlight” shines on Francisco Letelier.  This 32 year Venice resident is fantastic artist with a wonderful story full of inspiration.  Let’s go! Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell,  is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in the Venice community.  Whoever is completing the interview gets to choose who the goes next. The purpose is to shine...more
Today, the Venice Paparazzi “Pass The Spotlight” shines on Lizzy Jeff!

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Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass The Spotlight” shines on Lizzy Jeff.  Not only is Lizzy  one of the super awesome bud tenders at The Green Goddess Collective, she is also an  aspiring rap artist with several very cool projects going on.  Let’s get to know Lizzy! Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell,  is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in...more
Today the VP Pass The SpotLight Shines on Deb Foster

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Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass The Spotlight” shines on the multi-talented, Deb Foster.  Some of you might remember this upcoming film industry star from her days at the Canal Club. She has a lot of cool things going on so, let’s get to know Deb! . Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell,  is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in the...more