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Encyclopedia > Venice, CA
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

Venice, California, is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California. It is best known for its canals and beaches, but it also has a somewhat bohemian residential area as well as a colorful boardwalk. Its area code is 310, its ZIP Code is 90291. By mdoege@compuserve. ... By mdoege@compuserve. ... Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A ZIP Code is the postal code used by the United States Postal Service, which always writes it with capital letters. ...

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History

The Venice of America was founded by Abbot Kinney in 1905, and it was annexed to Los Angeles in 1925.(There have been several movements to secede from Los Angeles since then, including currently.) In 1929 most of the canals were filled in to allow for automobile traffic. In the 1930s oil drilling supplanted amusement. Hundreds of wells covered the area and drilling waste clogged the remaining waterways. It was a short-lived boom, but the wells were still producing oil into the 1970s. 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution...

Alleys of Venice, near 17th Place. The painting of past-resident Jim Morrison is one of many murals in the area.

Venice is remarkable for a number of innovations. Movie aviator and Venice airport owner, B.H. DeLay, implemented the first lighted airport in the United States on DeLay Field (previously known as Ince Field). He also initiated the first aerial police in the nation, after a marine rescue attempt was thwarted. DeLay also performed many of the world's first aerial stunts for motion pictures in Venice. Download high resolution version (1173x762, 263 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1173x762, 263 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971) was a singer, songwriter and poet. ... Beverly Homer DeLay, known as B.H. DeLay, was an innovator and a movie aviator of French descent. ...


Venice and neighboring Santa Monica were host for a decade to an amusement and pleasure-pier called Pacific Ocean Park, or P.O.P by locals. The facility experienced declining attendance in the mid-60s what with increasing competition from other newer parks in Southern California such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Busch Gardens, and Marineland, and it was torn down to make way for a large residential building complex. Another aging tear-down in the 1960s was the Aragon Ballroom that had been the longtime home of The Lawrence Welk Show. The district around P.O.P. is known as Dogtown, and was home to pioneering skateboarders, as profiled in the documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys. Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... Vintage postcard circa 1959 showing the entrance plaza of Pacific Ocean Park Pacific Ocean Park was an twenty-eight acre (110,000 m²), nautical-themed amusement park built on a pier at Santa Monica, California which was intended to compete with Disneyland. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 10s - 20s _ 30s - 40s - 50s _ 60s _ 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Note: Sometimes the 60s is used as shorthand for the 1960s, the 1860s, or other such decades... Disneyland is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Knotts Berry Farm is a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. ... Busch Gardens is a chain of theme parks owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corp. ... Marineland can refer to multiple places: Marineland of the Pacific, an oceanarium in California Marineland of Florida, an oceanarium in Florida Marineland, Florida, an incorporated town in Florida This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. ... Dogtown might refer to Dogtown, a 1997 film Dogtown and Z-Boys, a 2001 documentary film about skateboarding Lords of Dogtown, a film planned for release in 2005 a historical gold-rush town in Butte County, California [1] a neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri [2] nickname for the beach at... Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) is a documentary about the history of skateboarding. ...

Chiat/Day Building, Main Street. , Architect. The binoculars, which house a conference room, were designed with help from and
Chiat/Day Building, Main Street. Frank Gehry, Architect. The binoculars, which house a conference room, were designed with help from Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Producer Roger Corman owned a production facility, the Concorde/New Horizons Studio, on Main Street for many years, in which a large number of his films were shot. This facility was torn down to build lofts. Chiat/Day Building, Frank Gehry architect with Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Venice, California, January 2005. ... The Gehry tower in Hannover Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Goldberg on February 28, 1929) is an architect known for his sculptural approach to building design. ... Typewriter Eraser, Scale X, by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen 1999, painted stainless steel and Fiberglas National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) is a sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring large versions of everyday objects. ... Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American producer and director of low-budget films; as such, he has apprenticed many now-famous directors, stressing the importance of budgeting and resourcefulness. ...


Attractions and neighborhoods

Venice Beach is understood to include the beach, the promenade that runs parallel to the beach ("Ocean Front Walk" or just "the boardwalk"), Muscle Beach, the tennis courts, the numerous beach volleyball courts, the bike trail and the businesses and residences that have their addresses on Ocean Front Walk. It is a great magnet for tourists, even from other parts of Los Angeles. Muscle Beach, in the United States is an area Venice, California on Ocean Front Walk two blocks north of Venice Boulevard, that is set up by the city as an outdoors weightlifting gym. ... Volleyball is a popular sport where teams separated by a high net hit a ball back and forth between the teams. ... Historically, the term business referred to activities or interests. ...


The Venice Fishing Pier is a 1,310 foot long, concrete structure first opened in 1964 at the end of Washington Street. It was closed in 1983 due to El Niño storm damage and reopened in the mid-1990s. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... El Niño is also the nickname of Sergio García. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...


The Oakwood neighborhood of Venice, which lies inland a few blocks from the tourist areas, is notorious for crime exacerbated by local drug dealers from the local Crip set, Venice Shoreline Crips. It is now undergoing rapid gentrification and the Shorelines are in rapid decline. This once impoverished part of Jersey Citys historic downtown is quickly becoming gentrified. ...

Ballerina Clown by Jonathon Borofsky. The statue's right leg is mechanized and kicked slowly when first installed.

Like much of Los Angeles, Venice is also well-known for traffic congestion; it lies 2 miles away from the nearest freeway, and its unusually dense network of narrow streets was not planned for the demands of modern traffic. Ballerina Clown by Jonathon Borofsky on the Renaissance Building at Main Street and Rose Ave in Venice, California. ... Ballerina Clown by Jonathon Borofsky on the Renaissance Building at Main Street and Rose Ave in Venice, California. ...


Venice is today a vibrant area of Southern California and it continues a tradition of progressive social change involving prominent Westsiders. The Venice Family Clinic is the largest free clinic in the country. Women in Recovery, Inc., a non-profit organization offering a live-in, 12-step program of rehabilitation for women in need, was founded by a longtime resident of Venice, Sister Ada Geraghty. Southern California Los Angeles, rush hour on the Harbor Freeway San Diego Southern California, sometimes abbreviated SoCal, is an informal name for the southern one-third of the state of California. ... The Westside as seen looking north from Loyola Marymount University . ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... (Redirected from 12-step program) A twelve-step program is a self-help group whose members attempt recovery from various addictions and compulsions through the use of a plan referred to as the twelve steps. Characteristics All twelve-step programs follow some version of the twelve steps. ...


Notable residents and businesses

Venice has always been known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic. Prominent residents of Venice include actresses Julia Roberts and Angelica Huston. Architect Frank Gehry is a longtime resident who has bought a huge vacant lot on Harding Street in Venice where he plans to break ground on and build his new personal residence in August 2005. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the majority owner of a popular restaurant in Venice, Schatzi's on Main, and owns other real estate in the area. Comedian and actor Bill Cosby has also owned commercial property on Main Street for years, and has his production company there. Restauranteur Wolfgang Puck has owned and operated noted eateries in the area since the 1990s. Julia Fiona Roberts (born on October 28, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, USA) is an Oscar-winning actress. ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California) is an American film and television actress who starred as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). ... The Gehry tower in Hannover Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Goldberg on February 28, 1929) is an architect known for his sculptural approach to building design. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Kuomintang visits to Mainland • Bill C-38 (Canada gay marriage) • German Visa Affair 2005 • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Election of OAS Secretary General • Stanislav Gross scandal in Czech republic Upcoming events Deaths in May May 3: Jagjit Singh Aurora May 3: Don Canham May... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California, with the gubernatorial seal in the background. ... Cosby on The Cosby Show Dr. William Henry Cosby, Jr. ... Wolfgang Puck (born 8 January 1949 in St. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...


Los Angeles County Lifeguards

Venice Beach is the Headquarter of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Division of the Fire Department. It is Located at 2300 Ocean Front Walk. It is one of the nation's largest ocean lifeguard organizations with over 100 full-time and 600 part-time or seasonal lifeguards. The headquarter building used to be the City of Los Angeles Lifeguard Headquarters until they were merged into the County System in 1975. Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ...


Venice in the media

Dozens of movies and hundreds television shows have used locations in Venice, including its beach, its pleasure piers, the canals and colonades, the boardwalk, the high school, even a particular hamburger stand. For a complete list of movies shot in Venice, see: Venice California History Site - Movie Making in Venice (http://naid.sppsr.ucla.edu/venice/articles/movies.htm). Various Venice venues are visible in this list of selected media:

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Venice, Los Angeles, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2392 words)
Venice is today one of the most vibrant and eclectic areas of Southern California and it continues a tradition of progressive social change involving prominent Westsiders.
Venice Beach is understood to include the beach, the promenade that runs parallel to the beach ("Ocean Front Walk" or just "the boardwalk"), Muscle Beach, the tennis courts, Skate Dancing plaza, the numerous beach volleyball courts, the bike trail and the businesses and residences that have their addresses on Ocean Front Walk.
Venice Beach is the headquarters of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Division of the Fire Department.
Venice Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Los Angeles County, California (383 words)
Venice is a small beach community with a big history.
Venice offers a wide and diverse range of housing opportunities, from stately turn-of-the-century craftsman-built homes and California bungalows to avant-garde contemporary homes and loft-style residential studios.
Venice’s real estate is built up of many beautifully landscaped communities offering a wide selection of both condominiums and single-family homes.
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