Venice Dispatch is an independent provider of news and information about the Venice area of Los Angeles.
The site was founded by reporter and editor Paul Chavez, who previously has worked for The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash. and Patch.
Venice Dispatch is based in Venice. It first started publishing in May 2010 and resumed operations in October 2012.
Stories on the site are available for reprint under a Creative Commons license.