Month

December 2010

Abbot Kinney Merchants Oppose Food Trucks

STATEMENT OF THE ABBOT KINNEY MERCHANTS COMMITEE First Friday in Venice is where everyone wants to be, and the businesses on Abbot Kinney have taken a bold move.  They have paid the Department of Transportation to post the street for “NO PARKING from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.” with the full understanding that this means...

Lawsuit filed to protect civil rights of RV Residents

By Peggy Lee Kennedy A civil rights lawsuit has been filed in federal court on November 23 against the City of Los Angeles for violation of the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments, and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The plaintiffs in this civil rights lawsuit are part of the Venice community. Most are people who...

Letters

Segregation – Ian Dean Cell Tower at Extra Space Storage – Nancy McCulloch Why More Growth? – DeDe Audet ———– Segregation Dear Beachhead, The day is November 11, 2010. And rumor has it that tonight there is supposed to be a sweep at the Rose parking lot on Ocean Front walk by the Pacific Division Police...

Coastal Commission Body Slams City

By John Davis The same City Attorney that chastised the Coastal Commission and accused it of nefarious misdeeds just faced them, begging them for approval of what City Councilman Bill Rosendadhl  (CD11) wanted: private beach parking for Playa del Rey residents and their guests. Who would not want their property value to sky rocket with...

Venetian May Be Pardoned in Florida

Outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist is considering pardoning The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, posthumously, for his 1969 conviction for exposure and profanity during a now infamous concert in Miami. Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida, in 1943. He died in Paris in 1971, while his appeal was still pending. Pardons in Florida must go through the Board of...

How Venice Voted: Venice #2 in Marijuana Support

By Jim Smith Venice voters nearly topped the state on November 2 in support of legal marijuana. We were beaten out only by Berkeley, and then by a little more than 1 percent. Venice 90291, north of Washington Blvd., voted by 75.8 percent to support the initiative which would have legalized small quantities of cannabis....

Oversized Vehicles Banned by City Council

By Roger Linnett On Nov. 17, an Oversized Parking Ordinance passed unanimously in the L. A. City Council, 13-0, banning oversized vehicles — those that are 7 feet high and/or 22 feet long — from parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. within the area bounded by Lincoln Blvd., Washington Blvd., Ocean Front Walk and the border with...

Hard Times Get Harder – Homeless Meals Cancelled

By CJ Gronner I am absolutely thankful every single day in Venice. I’m grateful to live in a place where our community cares for each other, for our surroundings, and staunchly supports human rights. Which is why I’m so extra bothered that this year’s Feed The Beach, a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless, put on...

Los Angeles City Council approves Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker motion

By Phyllis Hayashibara The Los Angeles City Council on November 2, approved 11th District Councilmember Bill Rosendahl’s motion of July 16 that “the Bureau of Street Services, with the assistance of the Planning Department (Office of Historic Resources), the Department of Transportation and the Office of Council District 11 be directed to report with recommendations...

60 Years Later / After the Internment Camps

They were our neighbors Torn from our community How could this happen How could this happen Nurseries and barber shops Sold at bargain rates Sold at bargain rates “Please, take the horse and chickens” And the fields left fallow And the fields left fallow Crying for children’s laughter Young lovers’ meeting Young lovers meeting Near...
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