Los Angeles Business Journal

Is It Art? On Venice Beach, Police Can Make the Call

Monday, November 26, 2012

The L.A. City Council last December passed an ordinance that effectively banned anyone but local artists from engaging in commercial activity on the boardwalk's beach-facing side. The Wall Street Journal reports that L.A. cops are now called on to routinely weigh in on a debate more suited to the Museum of Modern Art: What constitutes art?