World Wrestling Entertainment hosts a free event in Venice every year, featuring stars such as Jimmy Wang Yang and Chavo Guerrero (r). Arnold Schwarzenegger is the most famous graduate of Muscle Beach Venice but wrestler Hulk Hogan is also a local man.
Venice Beach – Long Read

Built as a mirror to the Italian original

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Venice Beach – Long Read Built as a mirror to the Italian original

Hello Los Angeles, where Venice Beach is a byword for counter culture even in famously laidback California. But new arrivals such as Google Inc. and Microsoft have begun to turn it into “Silicon Beach” – a long way from the cultured dreams of its founder, Abbot Kinney, who built it as a mirror to the Italian original, complete with canals and “Venetian Renaissance” architecture.

Marissa Charles
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