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  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    From left: Maccabiah standout Andi Murez (Photo by Norbert Von Der Groeben, Stanford Athletics) and her Maccabiah Games trophy.

    Andi Murez, 21, a swimmer from Venice Beach competing in her second Maccabiah Games this year, was named Most Outstanding Athlete out of all the...

  • Did a Nazi Banner Fly Over Venice Beach? [UPDATE]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 24, 2012 | 3:28 am

    According to witnesses, a small airplane trailed an anti-semitic banner over Venice Beach June 24.

    A cell-phone camera captured a low-resolution image of private plane, trailing an aerial banner depicting a Nazi swastika inside a Star of David.  According to witnesses, the name of...

  • Carry On! Venice community gets an eruv approved

    By Tom Tugend

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Shul on the Beach, formally known as the Pacific Jewish Center (PJC), has crowned four years of negotiations to install an eruv along the Pacific shoreline and inland area.

    The historic Orthodox congregation in Venice finally won approval from the California Coastal Commission to...

  • Set, Spike, Kiss

    By Carin Davis

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I'll never play the violin in high heels again.

    OK, I'll be back in sticks in six weeks, and I never played the fiddle. But I did play an important game of volleyball.

    Every Sunday, my peeps and I play co-ed pickup volleyball on Venice Beach. New catch Austin is always up for a...

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  • New Rabbi Hopes More Families Enjoy Sun, Surf, Shabbat at PJC

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Saturday morning in Venice Beach, among the scores of shirtless rollerbladers and bearded aging beach hippies, you are likely to see some conservatively dressed people strolling purposefully past the henna tattoos stands, the Indian deity beachside galleries and the stores selling...

  • Clothes Call

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when the retail clothing industry was thriving.

    "In the '80s, my customers spent almost 8 percent of their disposable income on clothing," said David Sacks, owner of Sacks SFO apparel stores.

    However, time and a change in consumer habits have eroded this reality....