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06/20/2012 06:09 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2013

Bodybuilders Flinch At Google's Venice Beach Incursion - NYTimes.com

LOS ANGELES -- This city's boardwalk community of Venice has long celebrated its seediness, accepting -- embracing, really -- the kind of sensory assaults that would faze more conventional places: beachfront bodybuilders, ragamuffin street vendors, tattoo artists, Hare Krishna chanters, skateboarders, drug dealers, gangs, homeless encampments, rowdy tourists, film crews and, more recently, a colony of medical marijuana dispensaries.

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