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Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man...

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch The owner of a Venice Beach hotel was charged with murder Tuesday for the shooting death early Sunday of a 26-year-old homeless man, authorities said. Sris Sinnathamby, 54, was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon at the LAX Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John McKinney of the Major Crimes Division. Prosecutors were seeking bail to be set at $5 million. Sinnathamby, who owns the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Avenue, has been charged with one count of murder in the death of Jascent Warren, who was known to...

Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man
posted on: Sep 1, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

City Closes More than 500 Medical Marijuana Shops, Including 9 in Venice...

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday that his office has closed more than 500 medical marijuana dispensaries, including nine in Venice. “Today I’m proud to announce that in just the last twenty months, we’ve closed more than five hundred illegal medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles.  Many were close to schools, child care centers and other sensitive sites.  Others were disrupting the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” Feuer said in a statement. “Our office has an extremely effective partnership with law enforcement and neighborhood stakeholders, and we’ve gotten momentum in our effort aggressively to enforce the will of the voters who enacted Proposition D,” he added. City voters in 2013 passed Proposition D that limited...

posted on: Apr 9, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Bonin Seeking Increase in Developers’ Parking Fees in Venice...

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin has put forth a motion addressing the parking squeeze in Venice. Bonin in his November 12 motion asked for an increase in the “in-lieu fees” that developers have the option to pay instead of meeting parking requirements for real estate projects. The in-lieu fees were set in the Venice Coastal Zone Specific Plan development guidelines in 1999 at $18,000 per parking space and have not increased over the past 15 years as the area has experienced a real estate boom. “We need to get real about providing meaningful parking solutions in Venice so residents, customers, and tourists are able to park near their homes, businesses, and the boardwalk,” Bonin said Tuesday in...

posted on: Nov 18, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Temporary Ice Rink Planned for Venice Beach Over Winter Holidays...

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin during a public meeting last week introduced plans for a temporary ice skating rink this winter on Venice Beach. Bonin during a March 18 visit to the Venice Neighborhood Council board meeting said more needed to be done to create a family-friendly environment in Venice Beach. He pointed to city success stories at MacArthur Park and Pershing Square as examples of positive programming that turned formerly rundown areas into family-friendly environments. Bonin said he was looking for an idea that would provide additional revenue to Venice Beach while providing a positive attraction. “I’ve often thought what could be more iconic, and nowhere else but in Los Angeles, could you ice skate down...

Temporary Ice Rink Planned for Venice Beach Over Winter Holidays
posted on: Mar 25, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Google Hosting Meeting Saturday Over Venice Expansion Plans...

Google will host a public meeting at its Venice campus Saturday to discuss its expansion plans. The meeting will be held at Google’s offices in the Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building at 340 Main Street from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Google has an interior remodel planned for the former Digital Domain space at 320 Hampton Drive. The Internet search giant applied in January for a permit from the city planning department for the project that also will require permission from the California Coastal Commission. The expansion project does not include the landmark Gold’s Gym, said Tom Williams, Google’s Los Angeles site director at the February 18 meeting of the Venice Neighborhood Council. Google applied to add a 13,220-square-foot...

Google Hosting Meeting Saturday Over Venice Expansion Plans
posted on: Feb 25, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Mercedes Grille Donates Drink Proceeds and Holds Silent Auction Tonight for Slain Co-Worker...

Mercedes Grille is hosting a drink special this afternoon followed by a silent auction featuring items ranging from Lakers tickets to gift certificates from local restaurants to raise funds for the family of slain 24-year-old co-worker Guillermo Carmona-Perez. Proceeds from beer and $5 glasses of wine after 4 p.m. will be donated to his family, said restaurant manager Mark Niklas. Carmona-Perez, who worked as a cook at Mercedes Grille and also at nearby Baja Cantina, was fatally stabbed Nov. 18 about 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue. The Venice resident was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later died from his injuries. He was the father to a 15-month-old son and left behind...

Mercedes Grille Donates Drink Proceeds and Holds Silent Auction Tonight for Slain Co-Worker
posted on: Nov 25, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

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