Ted Hawkins on 3525 2008

by John OBrien | ˜ 25 Comments »

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.

Historic Venice Sign on 0211 2008

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A “replica” of the historic Venice trestle sign hangs over Windward Avenue just west of Pacific. Welcomed back in 2007 to the spot where the original hung almost a century ago, the boxy letters V-E-N-I-C-E again light up the “downtown” Venice night in welcome.

Venice Beach House (B & B) on 012 2008

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An historic bed & breakfast in the grand summer home of Abbot Kinney, the guy who built Venice out of a swamp. The quaint B & B resides in a beautiful setting within steps of Venice Beach, the canals, Venice Pier and Washington Blvd bars and restaurants. Old prints and pictures of Venice, CA and Venice, Italy adorn the homey interior. The mellow staff keeps the coffee fresh, the baked goods coming and the atmosphere relaxed and comfortable.