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  • ... Kinney founded a beachfront neighborhood and named it the " Venice of America ." Fifty years later, counterculture artists and Beat ... art galleries, and modern home goods stores line Venice's central boulevard (named in honor of Abbot Kinney) and there's no ...
  • Artist Ed Ruscha describes his emotions as he drove to Los Angeles, at the age of 19, from Oklahoma City.
  • ... on the edge of society and they all took place here in Venice . It was life in the slow lane, and everybody loved it that way. ...
  • " Departures ," KCET's innovative web series on the cultural, social, political, ... affairs, from "Kaleidoscope" in the 1960s to today's " SoCal Connected," as well as informing and educating viewers on people, ... " has expanded to cover other communities, such as Venice , Little Tokyo , Leimert Park , and even linear communities ...
  • For years, the Los Angeles beachside community of Venice has been a magnet for the so-called "vehicular homeless." For years, the Los Angeles beachside community of Venice has been a magnet for the so-called "vehicular homeless." These ...
  • ... documentarian of his time, Charles Brittin photographed Venice in the 1950s and 1960s, leaving an unparalleled record of the social ... documentarian of his time, Charles Brittin photographed Venice in the 1950s and 1960s, leaving an unparalleled record of the social ...
  • Announcing Departures' new blog The Land of Sunshine --we give a nod to Los Angeles' complicated but hopeful past, while ... place, while potentially burying the past. We here at Departures aim to understand and record these shifts and cycles of our ...
  • Student producers working on Departures Venice share hand-drawn visions of their neighborhoods.     During the initial phase of Departures : Venice educational curricula , students were asked to ...
  • ... of the great American feast--its crumbs--ended up in Venice . In no place is Long's insight more evident than in the polyglot ... of the area's homeless as never before. This week, Departures : Venice will explore these poetic - and sometimes hard-edged ...
  • Ironically, the deterioration and abandonment of Venice in he 1950s cultivated the perfect environment for artists, poets and ... the country was rejoicing in this prosperous new identity, Venice had become a "slum by the ocean". Abbot's gondolas and amusement parks ...

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