Month

May 2016

Who not to vote for in the June 5th Neighborhood Council Election.

This race has intensified this year, with what might appear to be a few factions circulating their own voting recommendations.  Have no illusions that the largest issue driving this is the development policies of the City of Los Angeles.  This puts the policies and procedures of the Land Use and Planning process at center stage....

VNC ELECTION: Arnold Springer’s Picks

Wednesday May 25th. Hi All; I received on my gate today the throwaway newsletter from Venice Town Council announcing the elections of June 5 at the Oakwood Recreation Center on California Ave and 7th Avenue. 10 am to 6 pm Pre Election Candidates Forum:  June 1 and June 2  Westminster Elementary School  6 pm to 9 pm Here are...

Under Our Collective Shadow The Unhoused Sleep

by Krista Schwimmer Each night, as the southern sunlight dissipates in the City of Angels, a shadow takes its place. This shadow sneaks across every sidewalk, through every street, and into every neighborhood. It is a collective shadow that includes our unacknowledged fears, hatred, shame, and greed. Many of us scurry from this shadow into...

Business as Usual

by Mark Lipman Maybe you’ve noticed this, maybe you haven’t? A lot of very dramatic changes are happening around Venice. It seems like overnight entire neighborhoods have been transformed. Family businesses have been forced to close, while high-end trends and tourist boutiques pop-up in their place. Seniors, disabled, long-term fixed income tenants are being displaced...

We Need An Interim Control Ordinance.

by Lydia Ponce For the love of Venice and for how kooks call themselves locals after paying millions of dollars and living here 4 years… We need an ICO. We need an Internal Control Ordinance on all proposed projects that require a MELLO determination. Mike Bonin can pen one in an hour… He can have...

*SWEET* *SUICIDE SERENEDE*

*SWEET* *SUICIDE SERENEDE* by Marty Liboff We’ve all thought of suicide sometime when life stinks & nuthin will rhyme … When we’re in physical & mental pain with tears fallin like rain I feel like shootin myself in the brain. I’d take a gun & shoot myself in the head but I may miss &...
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