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Ted Hawkins

Ted Hawkins

Ted Hawkins had one of the richest, purest, most powerful voices I’ve ever heard. He was a fixture on the boardwalk scene and typified the best of Venice art and music. He performed for the high and mighty, and the lowly and poor. He broke hearts and illuminated minds.

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Thai Elvis

Thai Elvis: Currying Favor With the King

If there’s an Elvis in heaven, Kavee Thongprecha is the guy he wants paying him tribute. Kavee, aka Thai Elvis, aka Kevin, worships the King…
literally.

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Mistake #3

The 5 (Other) Mistakes Clinton Made

Today Time magazine listed the five mistakes Hillary Clinton made in her failed attempt to win the Democratic party’s nomination for president — and got it all wrong. Here are the 5 REAL reasons her campaign screwed the pooch.

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douglas graff/winnie bago

The Ballad of Winnie Baygo’s Thrashed Undercarriage

I’m not so into treating animals badly. Plus I’m not gay- No, I swear. So officially kicking off the new gig by covering the 2006 L.A. Gay Rodeo might seem WTF-worthy, particularly given Yahoo’s determination to be perceived as MOR — despite its dirty, big, non-secret, Yahoo Groups.

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The Breeze Hotel (Historic)

The Breeze Hotel (Historic)

Circa 1930

Now an apartment building, the former Breeze Hotel remains an important Ocean Front Walk building.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Canal House (Sander Architects)

The Canal House (Sander Architects)

2004 by Sander Architects

More on the project

Canals
Venice, California

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The Castle (Historic Site)

The Castle (Historic Site)

Circa 1932

Built by silent screen star Francis X. Bushman. Rudolph Valentino is said to have been a regular guest.

11 Anchorage Street
Marina Del Rey, California

PRIVATE RESIDENCE

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The Cocky Grow Cockier: Athletes Abuse Viagra

Revelations that famously cocky Roger Clemens — as well as hordes of other professional athletes — regularly used Viagra to enhance onfield performance are roiling the sports world today. And you thought it couldn’t get any harder for the All-Star pitcher.

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The Face of Krump?

The Face of Krump?

Tommy the Clown, the undisputed father of clown dancing and the de facto face of krump, is no Bozo. Risen from the mean streets of South Los Angeles, his self-reinvention from young drug thug to beloved community role model is classic Americana…just like his rainbow wig.

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The Fastest Walls in the West

The Fastest Walls in the West

Wake up and smell the Krylon! Actually, I don’t recommend it, though I often do it. Not because I’m into huffing paint, mind you, but because I often roll directly out of the wrapper and up the local bike path past the public graffiti walls at the Venice Beach “Pits.”

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