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Venice, California
Welcome to Venice, California!  Let’s have a short history lesson on this magical place. Venice was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney on July 4, 1905. Kinney’s idea was to created a place dedicated to health, higher learning, and education.  A place where people would come to relax and enjoy the ocean air while following intellectual pursuits.  After opening, Kinney brought in professors and writers   Read more...
 
Venice Recreation and Parks
Venice Recreation and Park
Work out or have a fun family day at the park!     Venice's beach front Muscle Beach Recreation and Park's outdoor facilities are magical, and except for Muscle Beach Gym, there is no membership fees!  Check it out! City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Admission:  Free, except Muscle Beach Gym Tip:  Don't forget to bring sunblock and water! [caption id="attachment_675" align="align   Read more...
 
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Black Rose Tattoo
Get some Ink from the best on the beach! Black Rose Tattoo & Piercing offers the best in tattooing and piercing on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.  We offer custom tattoo design, color, black&gray, traditional, LA style tattoos, Japanese, tribal, Biomechanical or what ever you want we can do it for you.                     Read more...
 
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Bruno’s Dog and Cat Boutique
About:  Bruno's is your local source for only the best for your dog and cat! With a focus on the most premium and trusted products and a priority placed on your pet’s health and well being, Bruno’s is the local source for only the best for your dog and cat. Bruno’s is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 8:30 pm, and Sunday from 9am to 7pm. Bruno's offers curb side pick up and home delivery service for   Read more...
 
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Jay’s Rentals
Jay's Rental has been assisting tourist and locals in Venice Beach since 1996. Located on the corner of Windward and Speedway, it's the most recognizable shop having been in almost every movie filmed on Venice Beach. Celebrities blend in with the locals and can be spotted on a regular basis around the neighborhood. Bikes, Boards, Skates and all your beach needs can be found at Jay's Rentals. In town for a couple h   Read more...
 
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Green Goddess Collective
Green Goddess Collective: Providing safe access to the highest quality medicine in the heart of Venice since 2006! - Green Goddess Collective  is a patients' group organized under the Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Code, providing safe and reasonable access to medicine for qualified patients in accordance with California Health & Safety Code 11362.5, Prop 215 & SB420 - PRE-ICO, PROP D COMPLIANT, OPEN S   Read more...
 
Maui and sons
Maui and Sons
Take a surf or skate lesson with Maui and Sons qualified instructors or pick up the best in surf and skate equipment and apparel. Maui and Sons Retail Surf & Skate Shop ABOUT:  Our surf shop offers everything from surf lessons and board rentals to board shorts, rash guards, and everything in-between.  Whether you’re renting a board, taking a surf lesson or purchasing a t-shirt, when you’re at the Maui   Read more...
 
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Mother’s Beach
Playground, picnic tables & other kid-friendly attractions at a surf-free sheltered beach. Address: 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Phone:(310) 305-9503   Read more...
 
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Local non-profits
Volunteer and support!   California Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native California wildlife.   Enrich your life or further your education by helping CWC rehabilitate orphaned, ill, or injured wildlife from the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu beaches and surrounding areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Volunteering is a great   Read more...
 
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Venice Bike Tours
ABOUT VENICE BIKE TOURS:   We are a small group of life-long Venice residents who know and love our community and are dedicated to sharing the hippest town in all of California with the world. The opposite of the boring-by-the-book tourists tours we all love to hate, Venice Bike Tours' raconteur guides will take you to places you'll never find on your own, and tell you stories you will hear nowhere else. For   Read more...
 
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Venice Segway Rental
Rent a Segway or an IO Hawk at Venice Segway Rental! Rent a Segway in Venice Beach and our expert instructors will teach you how to  ride!  Segway's are easy to learn because they do the balancing for you.   All you have to do is ride and glide.  We are located in the center of Venice, right near the skate park.  So, come get one a get to exploring! Cruise the coast from Venice to Palos Verdes to Pacific   Read more...
 
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Jimmy Dean’s Tours
  At Jimmy Dean's Tours, we offer a variety of prearranged tours, including a "Build Your Own Tour" option for those of you who know what you want to do and see in LA before you get here! Simply call ahead and let us know what you're interested in experiencing while you're in the city and we'll custom tailor your tour based on our extensive knowledge of Greater Los Angeles and Southern California.   Read more...
 
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Best Venice Souvenirs
Hey there readers! On occasion, people ask for guidance in purchasing a memento of their time in Venice. So, here it is! A list of the best souvenirs the area has to offer. T shirts- Apparel is always a winner and there certainly is no shortage of opportunities to buy t-shirts in Venice. So, let's divide this category into two subsets. First off, we have the t-shirt that screams authentic Venice. Get your Venice O   Read more...
 
Venice Chamber of Commerce
Venice Chamber of Commerce
The Venice Chamber of Commerce is a vital organization comprised of local business and community leaders. Our goals are to promote and support the local business community, to enhance the image of Venice, and to stimulate networking among members, resulting in growth opportunities for all. We believe that everyone in our community should have a voice in making Venice a better place to work and live. Through monthl   Read more...
 
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LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
The Perfect Blend of Business and Community Serving the communities of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and surrounding areas, the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce promotes business and enhances the vitality of community through member services, educational programs, strategic partnerships, community outreach and legislative advocacy. The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce is a network of local   Read more...
 
Firestation 63
Firestation 63
The history of the Los Angeles Fire Department is one of the most unique and inspiring in U.S. fire service history. An all-volunteer department for nearly two decades in the mid 19th Century, the department became an official agency of the City of Los Angeles on February 1, 1886. There are museums, historical archives and other resources available to anyone interested in the LAFD's past.   Read more...
 
Yo Venice
Yo! Venice
Phone: 424.234.1952 Website: www.yovenice.com Yo! Venice! was started by two friends, Keri and Bret, to create a communal blog for residents of Venice Beach California. In today’s world of RSS feeds, they felt that a blog would be a perfect place for people to let others know how they view the Venice Beach community through words and pictures. It is hoped that this site will become a communal blog with m   Read more...
 
Mar Vista Farmers Market
Mar Vista Farmer’s Market
The first Mar Vista Market took place August 6, 2006. In just a short time it has more than met its goal of bringing fresh, direct-marketed produce from California farmers to the community. Sundays are a bustling example of Mar Vistans coming out to shop, eat, and visit with their neighbors while also achieving broader social impacts 'from community development, to health and nutrition, to preserving family far   Read more...
 
A Window Between Worlds
A Window Between Worlds
A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become "a window between worlds" for survivors taking steps to change their lives. Expanded Scope: A Window Between Worlds' partners have long recogniz   Read more...
 
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Roll Model Skateboarding Lessons and Instruction
Roll Model Skateboarding Lessons and Instruction with Eric "Tuma" Britton, Bennet Harada & Lizzie Armanto. Eric "Tuma" Britton:  Featured in the movie "Lords of Dogtown" in the role of Marty Grimes, Tuma is a professional skateboarder who grew up in the infamous Dogtown of Los Angeles.  A father himself, Tuma founded Roll Model Skate as a positive and supportive environment to help teach the youth (and the y   Read more...
 
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Full Circle Venice
Full Circle Venice is an open source spiritual community center that offers regular yoga and growth-oriented workshops. People of all beliefs and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the weekly cultural gatherings at our space. Housed in a 110-year old temple at 305 Rose Avenue, the walls are as old as Venice itself, yet the people who gather within them seek timeless universal truths. “Full Circle is an exp   Read more...
 
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Venice
Mission Statement The Boys & Girls Club of Venice is one of over 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Upholding national guidelines for program content, delivery and quality, a growing number of Boys & Girls Clubs now provide programs over three million youth across our country and in military bases overseas. OUR MISSION To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their f   Read more...