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March 2008

March 2008 – Community Comments On Oakwood Raid

  Operation Oakwood – Search And Destroy LAPD, Feds kick down doors, terrorize seniors in early morning “Iraq-style” para-military operation Feb. 19. The 300-plus invasion force said they were looking for gang members but found mostly elderly women, children and babies in the homes after kicking down the front doors. •••••   The View from Inside...

March 2008 – Letters

• Town Hall on the OFW Ordinance – Paul Carey • More on the Ordinance – Steve Schlein • Venice Women on the Web – Pat Hartman • How High the Fence? – Kevin Maloney • How High the Fence on Rialto? – Brian Finney • Billboard Blues – Grant Gordon • Letter from Seattle...

March 2008 – Fences

The Venice Neighborhood Council on Feb. 19 took up the issue of the maximum height of front fences and hedges. The meeting took place the same night as the meeting in Oakwood (see page 1), but seemed to be a different city. Most of those in attendance opposed the city ordinance limited front fences and...

March 2008 – The Fellowship Of The Beachhead – Or How I Got To Be In Charge For A Change

By Lynne Bronstein For the last 30 years or so, women have been learning to assert themselves and how to delegate authority without aping the worst traits of authoritative males. Does assertiveness training work? Well, it still helps if people are able to abandon their double standards. Regardless of what one thinks of Hillary Clinton’s...

March 2008 – An Ocean Front Ordinance, Once More

The long awaited night had finally arrived – as promised by Bill Rosendahl – for the people of Venice to discuss the proposed new ordinance for the Boardwalk.  It was quite a well attended meeting. A real Venice mixture, a handful of colorful residents and vendors, an assortment of City officials and also what seemed...

March 2008 – Bunny Luv

By C.V. Beck Way, way, way back in the 60s, hangin’ out in “da village”(yes, that village), I met a guy, Bill, at the Cafe Feenjon who was working as a manager at the Playboy Club “uptown.” He arranged for me to go up there for an interview. I went, scared to death. I was...

March 2008 – How Venice Voted – Obama Landslide In Venice

By Jim Smith Venice proved its contrariness, once again, in the Feb. 5 primary election. While Hillary Clinton won California, 51.8% – 41.8%, and L.A. County 54.9% – 41.6%, Venice was going for Barack Obama by landslide proportions. Even neighboring Santa Monica went for Clinton by a margin of 300 votes. Obama won every precinct...

March 2008 – Women are the Celebrities of the World

By CJ Groner Women have much to celebrate these days … and also much to lament.  We have the first female Speaker of the House in Nancy Pelosi – great. We also have the first serious female contender for President of the United States in Hillary Clinton … who is desperately trying to scratch out...

March 2008 – A Few Of The Notable Women Of Venice Who Are Involved In Their Community

Happy Women’s Month!  Suzanne Thompson – Political Organizer; Fundraiser, Former President, Neighborhood Council Navalette Tabor Bailey – Venice Historical Society; Oakwood Seniors Sheila Bernard – President, Lincoln Place Tenants Assn; former President, Neighborhood Council Yvonne Guzman – Director, “Reach for the Top” – Housing for homeless children, men and women Carol Wells – Director, Center for the Study of Political Graphics Challis MacPherson – Chair, Land Use and Planning Committee of...

March 2008 – Beyond Baroque Is Here To Stay

Beyond Baroque, the nationally acclaimed poetry and literary arts center, will keep its home in the former Venice City Hall, thanks to the actions of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and the letters of support from a great many Venetians. The City Council today unanimously approved a Rosendahl motion directing city agencies to renew and extend a...
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