Departures is KCET's hyper-local web documentary, community engagement tool and digital literacy program about the cultural history of Los Angeles' neighborhoods.
American neighborhoods are changing, growing and re-defining themselves. Nowhere is this more evident than in Venice, California, where one of Los Angeles' most sophisticated and affluent creative enclaves sits side-by-side with a traditional working class community. This contrast has become even more stark recently, as residents build sustainable architectural homes in densely populated areas of Oakwood, which was once segregated by a covenant and was home to the Venice 13.
Despite all these contradictions, Venice remains a magical spot not only to the tourists that flock to its beaches year after year, but also to those—rich or poor—that call Venice their home.
News and stories on the shifting culture of our neighborhoods.
In preparation for our upcoming Venice Field Guide, we invite Angelenos to submit their suggestions for the guide and we share our own explorations of the area.
After a 30 year absence, Poetry Festival Santa Cruz returns.