It’s that frightening time of year again–spooky beasts gather at our annual Dog-O-Ween party! Come on down Sunday to Venice beach at Ocean Front Walk and 23rd St for a furry fun time. The party animals start strutting their stuff around 4pm. Hope to scare you there!

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The oceanfront home of rock ‘n’ roll lyricist Jerry Leiber is on the market in Venice at $10.85 million. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, the song titles “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Yakety Yak” probably will.

 

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Leiber, who died in 2011 at 78, partnered with composer Mike Stoller as songwriters and record producers. They worked with Elvis Presley, the Coasters and the Drifters, among others, and won Grammys for “Is That All There Is?” and the “Smokey Joe’s Café” album.

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The Craftsman-style house Leiber owned was built in 1935 and sits on a corner lot along the sand. A great room, a living room with a fireplace, three bedrooms and eight bathrooms are within the 4,034 square feet of living space.

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Register Now to Strut for Homeless Pets

Thanks to you, last year’s strut resulted in a lot of wagging tails and money raised! Throw on some comfy shoes, leash up your dog, and join us, once again, for Best Friends Animal Society’s 5th Annual Strut Your Mutt in L.A.

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Who:      Anyone who wants to walk the walk, run the run – nay, strut their stuff! – for homeless pets in L.A. or around the nation

What:     An early-evening twilight walk and fun run for you and your dog, followed by an outdoor festival with activities for humans and canines alike! L.A. is pleased to collaborate with Eat|See|Hear – L.A.’s premiere outdoor movie, food truck, and live music event series – to bring you doggie-themed activities (featuring the famous Canine Cafe and Ruff & Relax), live music, and a movie in the park to conclude a day of strutting for homeless pets.

Where:   Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Historic Park Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90272

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It’s Venice Art Crawl‘s 4th birthday so It’s only natural to throw a party! Join us Thursday, August 21st at Full Circle Venice on Rose Ave to celebrate all the amazing artists, musicians, curators, organizers, volunteers, galleries and art lovers like you. The Venice Art Crawl is crawling with creative fun. This is a non-profit and non-boring organization by and for the people.Venice Beach Art Crawl 4th Anniversary event poster

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Their goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration within the Venice community through art events. Their ultimate aim is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically made Venice such a vibrant & dynamic community. The next one is September 18th. See ya there or beware. Finding great ocean front homes in Venice Beach are the Beach Bums real estate agents specialty.

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Nextdoor – by R. Daniel Fosteri

I had no idea a flasher plagued my Los Feliz neighborhood –– until I joined Nextdoor, a free social network website geared to individual neighborhoods. I was, in fact, ignorant of considerable activity, all within blocks of me: a rash of car break-ins, stolen flowerpots, cat-killing coyotes, a murder suspect, an illegal house demolition and a lost French bulldog named Batgirl.

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It’s the latest hyper-local trend: connecting with your neighbors via smartphones and laptops. Since its launch in 2011, San Francisco-based Nextdoor has penetrated 1 in 5 U.S. neighborhoods, more than 36,000 neighborhoods in all 50 states.

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Los Angeles County has 1,292 neighborhood sites; Orange County, 476. Nextdoor, co-founded by Nirav Tolia, aims to help people keep up with what’s going on around them and reverse a trend toward disengaged neighborhoods.Nextdoor - An iPhone newsfeed shows new activity and allows members to add posts.- Venice Beach

Members must give real first and last names as well as verified home addresses to join Nextdoor neighborhoods that on average comprise 750 households. Outsiders can’t join or view the neighborhood news feed.

Nextdoor is designed to be a problem-solving site, its neighborhood news free of the frippery often found on Facebook, such as vacation, cat or kid photos. (Neighborhoods monitor their own sites.)

Besides tracking crime and safety issues, neighbors can display classified ads and create groups geared to interests, exchange recommendations for baby sitters and dentists, display photos of lost pets, pose questions and post events.

Don Barfield joined Nextdoor after his Cheviot Hills neighborhood suffered nine burglaries in one day last June. “The police caught the suspects, based on a photo a neighbor posted to Nextdoor,” said Barfield, one of 765 members within 1,481 total households on Nextdoor’s Cheviot Hills site.

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In today’s work universe, we are a nation of independent employees, and it’s the “age of the freelancer,” Fortune magazine has declared. The self-employed workforce should total 40% of the whole by 2020, says another study—that’s 60 million people!

Are you a self-employed home buyer needing a mortgage? Loans can be tricky to get when something as straight-forward-seeming as what you earned last year gets bogged down in a pile of pay stubs from various clients.

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Self-Employed Home Buyer Blues

Julie and Michael Kurtz can’t prove it, but they’re pretty sure their independent status delayed their expected home loan approval by a few weeks this summer—which called into question whether they could close on a new condo in Chicago.

Julia is a freelance editor of technical journals, and Michael is an attorney. He also referees high school and college football; she has a shop on the handmade Web portal, Etsy, as well.

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Their story has a happy ending, albeit a stressful one—they ended up getting the keys a few days later than originally planned (which also caused some hiccups for the sellers), due to last-minute requests from the bank.

“It would have been better if we’d worked with a loan company where we could have had a personal relationship with the loan officer or broker,” Julia says.

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Awwww you gotta love this puppy’s bravery and determination! He looks to be only 5 weeks old, but he so much wants to be close to his dad no matter where he is or what the heck he’s doing. And in his young mind he’s thinking–I’ll risk life and limbs to do it, just watch!

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Jerry Buss’ show-stopping  mansion in Playa del Rey recently sold for $5.1 million. The custom Italian-style villa was built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner and billionaire, and it shows. Lakers logos are incorporated in the home’s stained-glass double-door entry, which opens to a rotunda.

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Spanish tile floors, wood-beam ceilings and a winding staircase continue the architectural style inside. A three-stop elevator also connects the 10,846 square feet of living space.

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There are multiple balconies, three fireplaces, seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms — just enough excess to befit the man who transformed the local professional basketball team into what became known as “Showtime” by giving seats to celebrities and entertaining fans with the Laker Girls. We’re the best Venice real estate agents when you want ocean front real estate in Venice ca, because we’ve been beach residents for many years as well as Venice realtors. …Continue…

If you were to invent a restaurant whose specialties include a cauliflower T-bone, you probably couldn’t do any better than Superba Snack Bar. It occupies what looks like a corrugated shoe box sliced open at one end, a giant version of the dioramas you may have constructed for social studies in fourth grade. Superba is at the heart of its Rose Avenue neighborhood in a stretch of Venice Beach where the fixed-gear bicycles outnumber cars some afternoons and even the elderly seem acquainted with kombucha and Lululemon.

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As at nearby Tasting Kitchen and Gjelina, you probably will be drinking Chignin and Frappato instead of Chardonnay and Merlot. Substitutions are politely declined, the menu says, although there is gluten-free pasta if that’s the way you roll, and you will wait for a table unless you are a party of six committing to a tasting menu.

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