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Thousands march to LA County’s Hall of Justice to confront DA Jackie Lacey

Thousands of protesters in Los Angeles Wednesday converged at the office of District Attorney Jackie Lacey, demanding that she step down in light of decisions not to prosecute officers involved in police abuse cases. Chants of “Jackie Lacey must go” echoed among the marchers as they filled the street in front of the Hall of Justice, not far from City Hall. Another massive growd of demonstrators had gathered for an eighth straight day in Grand Park, at what has become the epicenter of L.A.’s civi...
Tags: Hbo, News, Protest, Minneapolis, Abc, La, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, West Hollywood, Brendon Glenn, Lacey, Los Angeles Daily News, Gardena


Venice Glimpses a Future With Fewer Tourists, and Likes What It Sees

Can a city whose history and culture drew tens of millions of visitors a year reinvent itself? The coronavirus may give it a chance to try.
Tags: News, Airbnb, Venice, Politics And Government, Travel and Vacations, Renting and Leasing (Real Estate, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Venice (Italy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Italy welcomes back European travellers in attempt to revive key tourism industry

Italy reopens to travellers from Europe today, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begins. Gondolas are ready to punt along Venice's canals, lovers will be able to act out Romeo and Juliet on Verona's famed balcony, and gladiator fans can pose for selfies at Rome's Colosseum. But there are fears many foreign tourists will be put off visiting a country still shaking off a vici...
Tags: Europe, News, Rome, Italy, Venice, Verona, Romeo, Lombardy, Calabria, Milan Rome, Jole Santelli


Another day of protests in Southern California marked by calm

Another day of protest in Southern California opened Tuesday morning with a moment of solidarity as officers outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters knelt with protesters. The ministers, pastors and priests in attendance at the rally said it was important to remain peaceful and that the actions of rioters were not helping their cause. “We cannot allow this moment to go by without all of you understanding that we are here in the spirit of George Floyd,” said the Rev. K.W. Tull...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Venice, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Black Lives Matter


Curfews in place Tuesday night for these Southern California cities, counties

These Southern California cities and counties will have curfews in place for Tuesday night, June 2, following unrest across the country after the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. In areas where there are overlapping orders, such as a city within a county, the earlier curfew supersedes that later time. Los Angeles County Los Angeles County: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday. An exception will be made for people voting in special elections in Commerce or Pico Rivera. B...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Venice, Public Safety, Highland, Southern California, San Bernardino, Rialto, LA County, Culver City, Loma Linda


Police officers kneel with church leaders at peaceful demonstration in Downtown L.A. Tuesday

Los Angeles police officers knelt with demonstrators near LAPD headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning to show solidarity during a rally led by more than 100 church leaders from the African American community. Related Articles Biden blasts Trump’s ‘narcissism’ in new phase of campaign Curfews in place Tuesday night for these Southern California cities, counties Venice protesters demand justice for George ...
Tags: News, Protest, Mississippi, Minneapolis, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Biden, Lapd, Martin Luther King Jr, Sparks, Southern California, City Hall, Trump


Thousands march in Hollywood, where they say ‘the looting has nothing to do with us’

Thousands joined in chants of “Black Lives Matters” on Tuesday, June 2, as protests began anew in Hollywood, a night after marches and looting in the famous L.A. district. By shortly before noon, hundreds of people, carrying signs of protest — “All Lives Matter,” “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice No Peace” – marched, joining what has become a regionwide, and national demand for justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd — a 46-year-old black man who died after being arrested by a Minneapolis ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, La, Sport, Soccer, Vine, Venice, Biden, Lapd, Southern California, Trump, Floyd, LA County, Hollywood Boulevard, Vine Street


‘This is a big hit’: Van Nuys cleans up after peaceful protest became a destructive evening

On the morning of Tuesday, June 2, more than 20 volunteers with brooms and brushes kneeled at the storefront belonging to Larry Contreras and Cindy Torres as the father and daughter embraced inside, surveying the damage to the family’s jewelry repair shop in Van Nuys. The volunteers, mostly San Fernando Valley residents who felt compelled to help out, were picking pieces of jewelry out of shattered glass, or organizing remaining items left in the store in the working class area just off Van Nuys...
Tags: News, Electronics, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Southern California, Trump, Cindy, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Yolanda


Breaking Gender Barrier, Venice Days Appoints Gaia Furrer as Artistic Director

The Venice Film Festival’s independently-run Venice Days section has promoted longtime chief programmer Gaia Furrer to the role of artistic director of the section modeled on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Furrer (pictured) will now take the reins and call the shots regarding the lineup of Venice Days, known in Italy as the Giornate Degli Autori. […]
Tags: News, Global, Italy, Festivals, Venice, Gender Equality, Venice Film Festival, Venice Days, Gaia Furrer, Cannes Directors ' Fortnight Furrer


Day 6: LA County, shaken by protests, readies for more, a week after George Floyd’s death

The sun rose on a battered Los Angeles County on Monday, reeling from a weekend of civil unrest that left businesses in tatters, state troops on local streets amid a public rage not seen for years. The new week comes against a backdrop of nationwide demands for justice after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died at the hands of a white Minnesota police officer. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was captured on video pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck, and not releasing him until it was too late. ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Venice, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Cvs, City Hall, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Southland, Floyd


How to avoid overtourism again

After being confined to our respective cities and towns, perhaps having canceled long-awaited travel plans, many of us are anxious to know when we can explore the world again. We’re listening with excitement as more destinations announce plans to welcome back travelers. But even with the world gradually opening back up, our options of where to go this summer have been dramatically scaled back. With every announcement of a reopened border, social media has been awash with commenters sharing t...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Barcelona, Tourism, Venice, Iceland, All, Vallejo, Greece Portugal, Westman Islands, Overcrowding, Overtourism, Valeria Duflot, Duflot, Covid-19 Travel, Einar Birgir Baldursson


KROQ DJ Anthony Valadez talks Latin alternative radio show and performing for Prince

In a time of uncertainty and a bit of chaos, DJ Anthony Valadez wants to bring positive vibes and great music to the airwaves. Valadez, who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, has been on the air in Los Angeles for 20 years. Listeners know him from shows on KCSN, KPFK and KCRW. He’s also programmed for digital streaming channels like TuneIn and was invited to open for artists like Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Prince. The Los Angeles-based DJ’s new show, the all-new Latin alternativ...
Tags: Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Dj, Soccer, Venice, Alfre Woodard, Prince, Michael Jackson, Morrissey, Invision, Beverly Hilton, Inglewood, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, KROQ


Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch Among Titles Expected to Receive Cannes 2020 Label

Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch Among Titles Expected to Receive Cannes 2020 Label Variety brings word that Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, and Naomi Kawase’s Comes Morning are among about 50 other titles expected to receive the Cannes 2020 label. RELATED: Cannes 2020 Film Festival Postponed The Cannes 2020 curated list of films will include movies that were initially selected for several sections of the Official Selection. Films that are considered for t...
Tags: Movies, Wes Anderson, Venice, Thomas Vinterberg, Gia Coppola, Cannes, Francois Ozon, Naomi Kawase, Nanni Moretti, ComingSoon, Movie News, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Maiwenn, Searchlight Pictures, Cannes 2020, Receive Cannes 2020 Label Variety


Drones flying over Meghan and Harry’s Coldwater Canyon home are reported to police

LOS ANGELES — Multiple drones have flown over the Coldwater Canyon home Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are living at to apparently take pictures of them and their son, Archie, prompting them to report the privacy invasions to the police, it was reported Thursday. At least five drone-related incidents at the home have been reported to the Los Angeles Police Department this month, the website The Daily Beast reported, but Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Depar...
Tags: Elon Musk, London, Celebrities, Jay Leno, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Marlo Thomas, Britain, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Prince Harry, Harry, Venice


Things to do – online – in the LA area, May 28-June 4

  “Find Love Online,” a Best Friends Animal Society Virtual Super Adoption, May 27-31. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 28-June 4.   EVENTS   Find Love Online – Best Friends Virtual Super Adoption: Search for a pet by using your zip code, May 27-31. Register online. Participating Los Angeles-area groups here. For the event, bestfriends.adopets.com For Best Friends, bestfriends.org Stronger Than You Think: A three-day, na...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Venice, Jordin Sparks, Ucla, Eastern Europe, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, National Alliance, Neil Simon


Venice Navigates Uncharted Waters with Undiluted Ambitions, Industry Support (EXCLUSIVE)

As the Venice Film Festival forges ahead with plans to hold its next edition in September, there are still many uncertainties about the shape of what seems poised to become the first major physical film event since the coronavirus outbreak. But one thing is for sure: organizers aren’t letting factors such as the social distancing […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Cate Blanchett, Venice Film Festival, David Linde, Alberto Barbera, Coronavirus


LA County beaches: Modest holiday-weekend crowds, light enforcement

Los Angeles County beaches saw lighter crowds than anticipated on Saturday, May 23, even as officials ushered in the first weekend of reopened bike paths and some beach parking lots. Meanwhile, beachgoers sitting on the sands in Malibu, the Westside and the South Bay saw limited enforcement of the county’s beach rules, which bar the public from using the beaches for anything other than exercise. While the bike path was teeming with cyclists and runners around Santa Monica, there weren’t the usua...
Tags: News, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Memorial Day, Nba, Venice, Local News, Malibu, Beaches, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Torrance


Venice Emerges from Quarantine - And it is Divine

Venetian Cat sunbathing on the Grand Canal at Rialto - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) As Venice yawns, stretches and blinks her way into the sunlight, slowly coming out of quarantine, contrasting stories emerge -- a bit like the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. One individual's version of reality can depend on which part of town they see, and who they talk to -- if you go here, you will see the elephant's tusk. If you go there, you will see the trunk. Or the knee. Or the ear. ...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Italy, Venice, Leo, Verona, Vicenza, Grand Canal, Walter, Venice Italy, Padua, Rialto, Veneto, Rialto Bridge, Bocconi University, Piazzale Roma


Venice Emerges from Quarantine

Venetian Cat sunbathing on the Grand Canal at Rialto - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) As Venice yawns, stretches and blinks her way into the sunlight, slowly coming out of quarantine, contrasting stories emerge -- a bit like the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. One individual's version of reality can depend on which part of town they see, and who they talk to -- if you go here, you will see the elephant's tusk. If you go there, you will see the trunk. Or the knee. Or the ear. ...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Italy, Venice, Leo, Verona, Vicenza, Grand Canal, Walter, Venice Italy, Padua, Rialto, Veneto, Rialto Bridge, Bocconi University, Piazzale Roma


Create The Culture – “Take Flight” EP

Up and coming Canadian Hip Hop group Create The Culture (4 members – Ace, Pascal, Kaiba, BK Fire) releases their debut 5-track EP titled Create The Culture.  The project has been described by a variety of media outlets as ‘the type of music that gets stuck in your head’.  CTC bring a smooth, original project to the table with songs most people have to credit for being well produced, addictive and emotionally intriguing.    The group stands out from the pack with their unique, refreshi...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Venice, CTC, Create The Culture, Pascal Kaiba


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Thursday May 21

Digital learning and talent management brands Skillsoft and SumTotal held a live global experience for learning, talent, and business leaders virtually this year, after a last-minute dash to turn their usual face-to-face event into an online experience. Historically, the in-person Perspectives event drew fewer than 1,000 B2B registrants, but this year more than 40,000 B2B and B2C users registered for the new experience, of which 79% were net new leads with more than 50% considered decision-make...
Tags: Asia, Spotify, Nordstrom, London, Youtube, China, Germany, Amy Schumer, Time, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Cologne, Alibaba, Hilton, Nintendo


Things to do – online – in the San Fernando Valley, May 21-28

  Detail of Karlie Anderson’s “The Labels We Live – LGBT Woman” oil painting. (Photo courtesy of Karlie Anderson and California Lutheran University)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 21-28.   EVENTS   Tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Tour guide Karie Bible leads a virtual tour on Zoom, 5 p.m. May 22. Free. www.discoverlosangeles.com/magichour#webform-38693065 Memorial Day online from Forest Lawn-Glendale: Live stream of the commemoration with patriotic music, bagpip...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jane Austen, Venice, Eastern Europe, Verdi, Mozart, Bush, Rachmaninoff, Torrance, Mill Valley, Los Angeles City, U S Marine Corps


How working from home is changing our economy forever

The virus lurks on car door handles, on doorknobs and the floor, on the breath of others or in a friend’s hug, on onions in the supermarket, and on the hands of the valet who parks your car. If you venture outside, everything and everyone is a threat. So, it is better to stay home, safely locked away with your previously disinfected computer which connects you to a world that is innocuous because it’s virtual and therefore harmless. What makes you sick lurks outside your door. The fear of what w...
Tags: Google, Books, New York, Mexico, China, India, Chile, Korea, Venice, Foucault, David Harvey, Michel Foucault, Chris Montgomery, COVID, Zoomism, Fordism


Body of Former WWE Star Shad Gaspard Found on Venice Beach

Former WWE star Shad Gaspard was found dead early Wednesday morning after he went missing over the weekend while swimming with his son in Venice Beach, CA. Law enforcement officials said the body had washed ashore at 1:20 a.m. PT, which was later identified as Gaspard. The 39 year-old former wrestler had been missing since […]
Tags: News, Venice, Wwe, Venice Beach, Gaspard, Shad Gaspard


Pandemic Lockdown Has Venice Wondering If It Can Fix Its Tourism Problems

“In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, … [locals] hope the crisis has also provided an opportunity to reimagine one of the world’s most fragile cities, creating a more sustainable tourism industry and attracting more full-time residents. – AP
Tags: Art, Venice, Issues, 05.16.20


Body found near Venice Beach lifeguard tower ‘matches the description’ of missing wrestler Shad Gaspard

VENICE BEACH — The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division said that the body found near a lifeguard tower at Venice Beach Wednesday morning “matches the description” of former professional wrestler Shad Gaspard, who went missing Sunday in the waters off Venice Beach. Paramedics were summoned by Los Angeles police officers to an area near Lifeguard Tower 26 about 1:45 a.m., where they found the man’s body, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A body ...
Tags: Google, Celebrities, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Lapd, Venice Beach, Missing Persons, Pacific Division, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Gaspard, Lifeguard Tower


Body Found On Venice Beach Believed To Be WWE Wrestler Shad Gaspard

The body of a man found near a lifeguard tower at Venice Beach early Wednesday matches that former professional wrestler Shad Gaspard, who went missing while swimming in the ocean with his son over the weekend, officials said.
Tags: Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Venice, Wwe, Venice Beach, Shad Gaspard


Take a virtual travel day with Street View

As a program manager for Street View, I’ve had the opportunity to work in more than 20 countries around the world, collecting imagery that transports people to new places and powers Google Maps. You can even find my blurred face from time to time in Street View. I’ve trekked a desert in Abu Dhabi (with a camel no less) and walked around the Great Pyramids of Giza (I’m the blurred face to the right). You can see my reflection throughout the 152nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, as I operate the Street...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, Disney, Ireland, Smithsonian, Argentina, Venice, Abu Dhabi, Stephen, Burj Khalifa, Moma, Versailles, Great Pyramids Of Giza, Valentina Frassi, Stelvio Italy Passo del Stelvio Italy Road


Italian cities reopen after two months of coronavirus lockdowns – video

Italy has started easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions and some shops, restaurants and museums have reopened for the first time in two months. Physical distancing remains but people in Rome were able to enjoy a drink or visit mass. In Venice, stores and restaurants reopened, though without the usual crowds of tourists aroundGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of tourists Continue reading...
Tags: Spain, Rome, Italy, Venice


Column: Venice postpones big architecture show, putting Chicago in a bind

Does the Chicago Architecture Biennial delay to 2022 because the Venice show has postponed due to COVID-19?
Tags: Chicago, Venice