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Turret-Top Beach House

Turret-Top Beach House

19TK by TK

This natural wood clapboard beach house comes complete with its own turret. Or maybe that’s a crow’s nest.

TK Ave
Venice, California

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U.S. Island (Historic)

U.S. Island (Historic)

Circa 1913

Each house on this former island was named after a state. The taller structure behind the small cottages is a much later addition. Not sure if the any of the cottages are original or not. The island was chopped in half. The cottages on the section north of Andalusia were only recently trucked in and placed.

501 to 519 Altair Place
Venice, California

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United To Charge Extra for Losing Second Bag

United Airlines announced today that it would soon begin charging some passengers extra for losing a second bag.

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Universal Health Care? It's In The Water!

Universal Health Care…In The Water!

“A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans,” according to AP writers.

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University of the Arts (Historic Site)

University of the Arts (Historic Site)

1905 by Marsh & Russell

One of the original buildings constructed by Abbot Kinney, the University of Arts was meant to be part of his cultural institution. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence can be seen in the building’s design.

1304 Riviera
Venice, California

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USDA: “Slaughterhouse Inhumane” Cattle: “Ya Think?”

After examining video recently shot at a Chino, California slaughterhouse, the USDA has concluded that practices there are inhumane.
“Duh,” said Beau Vine, League of Edible Animals spokesteer, from a teeming holding pen outside the Chino “facility.”

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Vatican Appends Appended List of Sins

Oops! The Vatican did it again! A day after updating its original sins with modern sins like polluting and pushing drugs, the Vatican is back with eight more modern sins.

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Vatican: OK to believe in aliens (merger with Scientology in the works)

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said yesterday that it’s okay for the faithful to believe in space aliens — paving the way for a rumored merger with the Church of Scientology.

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Venable House and Studio

Venable House and Studio (Hertz and Rendler)

1990 by David Hertz and Michael Rendler

This “block cut open to the light,” as the architects describe the house, has had that light severely impinged upon by larger, adjacent structures built after it. You have to get in there and peek under the surrounding vegetation to get a sense of the what the architects, who have separate practices, got up to.

South Venice Blvd
Venice, California

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venice art walls auction

Venice Art Walls Art Auction Fundraiser

The Venice Art Walls need funding. City cutbacks are leaving those trying to keep this Venice institution afloat while responding to neighbors’ concerns about tagging in the neighborhood without funding. Go spend some money on works created by some of the cream of the crop of L.A. street artists and support a good cause.

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