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June 1, 2011

Yet Another Ocean Front Walk Ordinance Coming Soon

By Jim Smith Change is coming to the Ocean Front this summer. Some of it good, some of it bad, from the viewpoint of those who love the uniqueness of Venice. A few months ago the courts ruled definitively that much of the OFW ordinance 42.15 was unconstitutional, including the lottery for spaces. This was...

Who’s Watching The Neighborhood Watch?

By Peggy Lee Kennedy The latest dirt on the Venice Neighborhood Watch is that the newest neighborhood watch s/hero and queen anti-homeless blogger must have got into it with another neighborhood watch person – triggering a background check revealing a felony conviction, among other things. Even as a felon, she is just another tool for...

Crashing The Tom Everhart Party

By CJ Gronner A whole bunch of Venetians (20+!) took the show on the road and made the trip way, waaaaay past Lincoln last weekend, for the opening of our dear friend, artist Tom Everhart‘s opening of new works at the Animazing Gallery in Soho, NYC. All of us took that city by storm, and...

The Circus is in Town!

By CJ Gronner The Circus came to town with the opening of the Zircon & Wish Aerial Circus happening in the one- ring space of Robin’s Sculpture Garden right there on Abbot Kinney Boulevard! I couldn’t wait to attend opening night, as I’d been hearing about the work going into it for quite a while....

Commission of Errors: The Continuing Fight to Save Our Environment

By John Davis It’s bulldozers versus nature all over again in Ballona. The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, a non-profit corporation, was just stopped by legal injunction from dredging the Malibu Lagoon, and now that Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, a State Agency, is dead set on destroying the Ballona Wetlands, calling it a “restoration.” The SMBRC...

Book Review by Kathy Leonardo: “The New Now” by Ava Bird

Poetry….some say it’s the highest of art forms….others consider it a bunch of nonsense. Whatever you believe, if it moves you, it has done its job. Very much like an artist’s canvas, once the paint dries, the end result speaks to each person differently in a silent visual expression. The book, The New Now is...

Poetry

poet ascends from the steps – Harry Northup 10:52 Monday, May 16, 2011 – Roger Houston Goddess Venice – Liv Zutphen the garden – Jimmy Valentine Mother’s Day – Mary Getlein Little Hitlers – Jim Smith Krazy Rhymes – Hal Bogotch ————————– poet ascends from the steps (in memory of philomene long) arms around, physical, the four...
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