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In the Venice Paparazzi spotlight: Heidi Lemmon

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Article by Alexander Stowell Today, the Venice Paparazzi spot light shines on Skatepark advocate, Heidi Lemmon.  Heidi was a pioneer in the now booming business of building commercial skate parks.  Not only was she an instrumental part of getting the Venice Skatepark built, she was part the entire movement from the beginning, and, not least of all, helped to establish construction standards for skate parks in...more
Venice Beach Fun: Cruise the coast! Check out Jay’s Rentals local deal of $15 All Day Bike Rentals! Fun for the entire family!

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  Venice Beach Fun:  Cruise the coast!    Fun for the entire family! . Need a bike or skateboard?  Jay's Rentals has what you need to experience the beach, bike path and boardwalk.   Venice Beach Fun Details:   Ride the path all the way from Venice to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, Pacific Palisades or Palos Verdes!  The bike path that runs along the sand in...more
2017 Venice Beach Music Fest and Venice Spring Fling dates announced

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  The Dead Head festival culture runs deep in the veins of event producer Milton Rosenberg.   For the past 12 years, he has manifested that ideology into the Venice Beach Music Fest and Venice Spring Fling.  The free, all inclusive music, art, literature, and film events will happen again at the Windward Plaza in Venice, CA on May 20, and on Aug. 26, 2017. , Producer Milton Rosenberg notes that...more
Nina Haro, the founder of La Cabana, has passed away! A Venice institution, La Cabana has been part of the community for 54 years!

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Our condolences goes out to the La Cabana family!   Nina Haro: Oct 2, 1936- Dec. 29, 2016. Since 1963, La Cabaña in Venice, California has been serving excellent Mexican Food- a genuine taste of Mexico.   A señorita pats out thick hand-made tortillas on a brick-layered fireplace and a festive guitar trio takes you back to the pueblos of Mexico.  Shop and dine with local...more
In the VP Spotlight: Coleen Janeway of Epithereal Skin Care.

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Realize there is always an opportunity to do better.  So, wake up every day and be the best you can be!  Inspirational words from Coleen Janeway of Epithereal Skin Care.  Interview by Alex Stowell. .. This talented entrepreneur likes the Red Hot Chili Peppers,  straight tequila, classic old movies, and shrimp cooked every way imaginable. . As a child Coleen played the flute and piano, and became a dancer at...more
Beertenders of the V. Here is “put a story to the face” article that features 3 of Venice’s finest.

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Article by Alexander Stowell . Greetings readers!   Today we are going to meet the folks that quench the thirst of those who drink in the V.  The bartenders and beer-tenders of Venice.   . Here is “put a story to the face” article that features 3 of Venice’s finest.  . “We can change ourselves, but not others,” says Jean Luc, 16 year veteran bartender at  On the Waterfront Cafe.  . Jean Luc...more
Meet Jody of Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom!

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Article by VP's Alex Stowell . Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom is an iconic Venice brand.  Having been on the boardwalk almost 40 years, Jody Maroni's is better than ever. Today we are going to get to know the man himself, Jody Maroni!  . Jody grew up in a carnivorous family in the San Fernando Valley, his father a prominent butcher in the community.  It is here that Jody learned...more
In the VP Spotlight: CJ Gronner of Blogtown

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. Article by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell . CJ Gronner is the force behind Blogtown, a local Venice blog that has been telling the stories of the community since 2009.   . Cj’s passion to show that “community exists and “build bridges between people” throughs stories has fueled her writing in many arenas.  From touring and documenting road stories with Jane’s Addiction and Tom Morello to BlogTown to  working at...more
VP Spotlight: Poke-Poke’s Trish Fortuna

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Poke Poke Rules!   Article by Venice Paparazzi's Alex Stowell . Poke Poke on 19th ave.  is the best around, and If you live in Venice then you already know.  If you visit Venice, or live nearby, you probably know as well.  And, even if you don't get to the V much, then you for sure have noticed that Poke (Hawaiian style raw ahi) is now sold almost...more
Green local businesses that do business with locals! Every day is Earth Day!

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Article by Alex Stowell Hey there!  Want to do business with businesses that are walking the walk in regards to being eco-friendly, ethical and doing business with local Venetians?  Well here is a list of local spots that are doing cool things that you should know about. The Sidewalk Cafe is powered by a bank solar panels on their roof. Barlo at Hotel Erwin sources its menu items...more