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Dodgeball in Venice, St. Patrick’s Day happenings and a haunted hospital

March 17, 2010 | 11:40 am

A dodgeball league game at the Bellevue Recreation Center. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

The Eagle Rock Yacht Club is starting a dodgeball league in Venice. The club known for its Glassell Park dodgeball league is scheduling its first Westside match April 8 at 7 p.m.

Half sport and half social league, dodgeball seems to be getting more popular with Angelenos. Curbed LA reports:

The league will play at the Oakwood Rec Center and the games will be followed by drinking. You can vote on the after-bar when you sign up. Will the Venice crowd be as popular as those Silver Lake dodgeballers?

Read the full post here, and check out the yacht club website for more information.

Some other interesting L.A.-area items around the Web:

St. Patrick's Day: L.A. Weekly offers a comprehensive list of events throughout the city. Here is an excerpt from their first listing at Spaceland in Silver Lake:

The night's opener and closer are fine enough — Les Blanks churn out swaggery boot-stomping indie rock, and Francisco The Man specializes in epic alt-Americana — but the highlight of this show will almost undoubtedly be watching the Blasting Company deliver a full set of Balkan blues under an actual roof.

The Times' Margaret Wappler also has compiled a list of events you can check out here.

Ghosts in Boyle Heights? The Boyle Heights Paranormal Project found a mysterious footprint at the abandoned Linda Vista Community Hospital. KPCC has the story:

The footprint was fresh and surrounded by wet basement dirt. Only the caretaker for the hospital had been around since it was closed in 1991. This footprint seemingly couldn't have been made by any living person.

New tower in Westwood: Curbed LA reports that a 29-story tower could be coming to the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Gayley Avenue. Here is an excerpt:

Local developer Kambiz Hekmat is considering two options for the corner… A 250-room luxury business hotel OR an 144-unit condo tower.

-- Anthony Pesce

Have some news for Linking L.A.? Contact Times reporter Anthony Pesce.

Photo: A dodgeball league game at the Bellevue Recreation Center. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times