The day we drove into town to see their loft, a work in progress, with a fair amount of familiarity to their old Fenway place because of much of the same furniture; we then went to lunch in Little Tokyo. They certainly live in a neighborhood with some pretty interesting shopping possibilities - clothes, fabrics, flowers, toys districts with many shops. It'll be interesting to see how that looks after 10 years of the gentrification that has already started.
After this we returned to Venice Beach - and looked around the canals and the beach. There is this little district with canals not much like the real Venice, but still it looks like a nice area.
Finally we went to and early dinner withkenrudolph before getting to the airport for our 12 1/2 hour ride to Auckland. The plane left LA at about 9PM but it took quite a while to get to the International Dateline so we did get a bit of Tuesday before it turned into Wednesday.