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A city of masks: Venice covers up

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Artisans and revelers take part in the Carnevale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy. The annual Venice Carnival combines arts, trades and traditions during the ten day festival of parties and events.
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Family of Venice homeless man fatally shot by LAPD files wrongful death lawsuits

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The family of an unarmed homeless man fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer in Venice Beach last year filed wrongful death lawsuits Tuesday against the LAPD and city in connection with the killing, attorneys for the family announced.

Take me away! A video visit to Venice

USA TODAY - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
It's been called “The Queen of the Adriatic,” “The Floating City,” and “Undoubtedly the Most Beautiful City Ever Built by Man.

Venice to negotiate to put library in Hamilton Building

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
Currently the only library services in the city are being provided at a kiosk located in the Venice Community Center. Before the council's vote, Mayor John Holic reiterated his preference that Sarasota County reopen the current library until a ...

Proposed Affordable Housing In Venice Sparks Debate About LA Development

LAist - ‎4 hours ago‎
A proposal from Councilman Mike Bonin submits that a 3.2-acre lot in Venice, owned by Metro, is slated to be developed into affordable housing, offering families who make less than $30,000 annually a place to live.
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Venice Commission probes democracy on second day of Polish visit - ‎8 hours ago‎
The head of the Venice Commission, Gianni Buquicchio, on Tuesday continued a visit to the country aimed at finding out whether democracy in Poland is in peril.

Venice Carnival climax triggers tightened anti-terror surveillance

euronews - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Security has been stepped up in Venice as Carnival celebrations reach their climax. Increased surveillance will surround Tuesday's final day of festivities as revellers mark Mardi Gras.

Venice Sheds a Tear for Shuttering Stalwarts

yovenice - ‎7 hours ago‎
Venice has suffered another blow to the old guard with both Joe's Restaurant and Roosterfish announcing, in the same week, that they will be saying goodbye to the neighborhood.
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Venice Commission starts Polish democracy probe - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Gianni Buquicchio, the president of the Venice Commission - the Council of Europe's human-rights organisation - met Polish President Andrzej Duda to discuss a decision to elect new members to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal.

The Malta Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017

E-Flux - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Arts Council Malta, in its capacity as Pavilion Commissioner, and in collaboration with MUŻA (Malta's National Museum of Fine Arts, Heritage Malta), under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government is publishing an ...

Man Booker Prize Awardee Recasts Complex 'Merchant of Venice' Character

NPR - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.

Stay in a spectacular monastery in Venice for what you can afford

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
The curious instruction that bookings could only be made by fax should have been our first clue. Our stay at the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice would be one to remember, akin to sleeping in the quiet eye of a tourism hurricane. And when I ...
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Venice Throws Wild Party Before Lent

Voice of America (blog) - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The canals of Venice, Italy were packed with boats this week to launch a period of celebration leading up to Lent. The city kicks off its Carnival with a boat parade.

Visually stunning operetta A Night in Venice is charming and familiar

Ubyssey Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Many aspects of A Night in Venice could be easily adapted into a sitcom. The characters are archetype upon archetype - a corrupt duke, an Italian spaghetti chef and a trio of senators - and all provided clearly defined roles in the operetta.

Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg help save a dying Jewish community?

Haaretz - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
On March 29, 1516 the then-independent Republic of Venice segregated its Jewish population on a tiny polluted island that used to host a foundry (getto, in the local dialect - hence the name of the area).
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Venice carnival revellers don elaborate masks and costumes - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Carnival takes place during the 10 days leading up to Shrove Tuesday and was first held in Venice in the 11th century. People donned masks every year at carnival for more than two months of revelry and debauchery, until the festival fell into decline ...

Venice Canals History in New KCET Series

yovenice - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The history of the Venice Canals will feature in an upcoming episode of KCET's newest original TV series LOST LA. The series explores LA's forgotten LA's forgotten history in a series of short videos created by emerging local filmmakers based on ...

Does it make sense to build affordable housing in Venice?

Los Angeles Times - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
A single block from the famous Venice boardwalk and near Gold's Gym, there's a newly vacant 3.5-acre lot. For decades, it was a bus yard.
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Maltese photographers head to Venice to shoot iconic Carnival

Malta Independent Online - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Carnival in Venice was reportedly born when people started to dance and make reunions in San Marco Square to celebrate the victory of the 'Serenissima Repubblica” against the Patriarch of Aquileia in the year 1162.

Venice Yoga Goers Hot Targets For Early Morning Crime

yovenice - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
LAPD Pacific Division has been patrolling Abbot Kinney Blvd., and nearby streets in unmarked cars, cracking down on a recent spate of home and car break-ins that have occurred in the area.