Month

July 2015

Saving Venice One More Time

By Jim Smith Few would deny, that on her 110th birthday, the future of Venice is in jeopardy. A huge dinosaur is stalking the streets of Venice. When it’s hungry it eats a whole house, then it shits out modern, and trendy, turds, and tramps on to the next block. Meanwhile, people get hurt by...

In Praise of Rachael Dolezal

by Steve Goodman All kudos and laudamus te to Rachael Dolezal, for how, in a one-woman show she utterly exploded the malignant myth of race. There are no races folks, only gene pools. Race is a null, a vacuous concept of capitalist origin. If you want to enslave people, best measure, after selecting folks who...

FAKE IT TILL YOU BAKE IT?

Gjusta, the Fakery at 320 Sunset, moves forward without permits. By Roxanne Brown – Member of Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset HEARINGS AND NON-COMPLIANCE October 2014 – Gjusta, with a Certificate of Occupancy (C of 0) for bakery/takeout with bakery equipment only (no seating, no eating on premises) opened a restaurant with full commercial kitchen,...

1969 INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HAAG

By Jim Smith The Venice Chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party has been in the vanguard of the movement against the Master Plan and the Canal Assessment Plan. The following interview was conducted with Community Organizer John Haag at party headquarters in Venice. Haag, in addition to being a longtime Venice resident, was his...

LAPD Memorial “End of Watch”

by Joe Delaplaine This weekend, July 3-6, 2015, under the big metal “V” of the Venice boardwalk stands a traveling memorial to LAPD cops killed in the line of duty since 1907. Entitled, “End of Watch”, the memorial displays several “larger-than-life”, metal reproductions of LAPD badges designed by Timothy Lampros, and the wall itself is...

A Tree Grows In Venice

by Krista Schwimmer (with thanks to Suzy Williams for suggesting this topic)      When I was only four years old, I wrote my first verse. More like a Mother Goose rhyme, it goes like this: Flowers die, Bluebirds sing, Trees walk around like everything.      Even today, I wonder why I wrote that...

Family Dysfunction, Pinter-Style

By Suzy Williams So you think your family is weird? Meet the …………….s. (We never do find out what their last name is.) Set in North London in 1965, we come to know a father, his brother, and two grown sons reeling and dealing pugilistically with each other due to the loss of their mother,...

Thug Beats Houseless Man.

I am reposting this from Nextdoor – Oakwood. Sweet houseless man and his dog were violently attacked (unconscious) and robbed. Please read this post and help locate his stolen goods, or attacker if you can. If you have any info please contact Jessica. Her details are in the post. Thank you.—————— Hi all….a homeless man...

Poetry

Emanuel AME – Ronald McKinley To be awake More than not sleeping More than red-brown pink-gray Status and hierarchy Back to stardust some particle of why Thinking doesn’t make you so Recital of synthesized want Evolving into need The flag will not change a thing Remove it from now Nine more souls have crossed over...

Keeping Jim Morrison’s Spirit Alive

by: Jack Neworth Since its founding in 1905, Venice has attracted artists of all types: painters, poets, writers, filmmakers, to name but a few. A who’s who of these talented people who lived here at one time or another could fill up a website. (Such a website isn’t a bad idea, actually.) Among these “Venetians”...
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