Month

April 2017

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument DEDICATION CEREMONY Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument DEDICATION CEREMONY Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on the Northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards Unveiling of the VJAMM MC: Phyllis Hayashibara, VJAMM Committee Jim Smith, former Free Venice Beachhead Collective Ruth Galanter, Retired Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 6 Joel Jacinto, Commissioner, Board...

CHAGALL EVICTED FROM VENICE

By Marty Liboff Everyone in Venice is familiar with the historic old Israel Levin Senior Center with its wonderful Marc Chagall style murals at 201 Ocean Front Walk. It has gotten the O.K. by the Coastal Commission to be demolished. In its place will be a modern structure and more of old Venice’s amazing history...

AFRICA AGONISTES

by P.S. Barber Bruegel painted the banal innocence of unawareness: Icarus plunges head-first into the Mediterranean’s watery womb, errant feathers flutter as two splayed legs kick near the frame’s edge, disappear into darkening seas — a catastrophe unnoticed while the rest of the world goes blandly and blindly about its day; ploughman, shepherd, fisherman, the...

IF GEORGE FRANCISCO COULD SPEAK

– by Jon Wolff George Francisco is the Vice President of the Venice Neighborhood Council. Why is it that George Francisco doesn’t say much at the meetings? Everyone else talks at the meetings. The Council President talks. He explains the issues and lays down the ground rules at every monthly meeting. Other Neighborhood Councilmembers express...

David Busch on his FAST FOR VENICE

DAY 26 –FAST FOR VENICE It is such an honor to us all to live and take our stands for what we believe –in Venice. Just to bring everybody up to date on “THE FAST FOR VENICE.” On Monday March 19th, my 20th day of the water-only fast, I collapsed twice in that morning: Since...

Letter to the California Coastal Commission

Judy Esposito has consented to letting us publish her letter to the California Coastal Commission. – Beachhead Dear Mr. Hudson and Ms. Henry, California Coastal Comission. I represent a large group of people, some of whom were appellants of several of the coastal exemption cases a year ago in Santa Rosa. You may remember me...

Black Legacies Of Venice Ignored: City Letting Historic Irvin Tabor Family Compound Be Destroyed

Venice community members met in front of the historic early home of the Irvin Tabor family to protest the destruction of this home through negligence by the city. This property, purchased in 1916, by Venice historic figure Irvin Tabor with the support of his friend and employer Abbot Kinney, founder of The Venice of America....

POTUS’S FORWARD TO HIS NEW BOOK THE ART OF THE LIE PRESIDENTIAL LYING FOR DUMMIES

A How-To-Lie Primer for Anyone Who Wants To Be President of Anything, Anywhere, Anytime a satire by Larry Hankin The current President of The United States of America is writing a book to be published when he leaves office. It’s going to be titled: “THE ART OF THE LIE: Presidential Lying for Dummies: A How-To-Lie Primer for anyone who...

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument – Dedication Ceremony April 27, 2017

We are excited as the monument’s installation and dedication approaches this month. The engraving is completed,   the foundation has been prepared, the granite obelisk will be installed soon, the unveiling will be at 9:30 AM, followed by the dedication at 10:00 Thursday morning April 27 at the corner of Venice & Lincoln Boulevards. The...

Venice Celebrates International Women’s Day

By Suzanne Thompson Arts and Cultural Bridge Foundation’s International Women’s Day Celebration at Beyond Baroque, Sunday, March 12, 2-4 pm. L to R: Claudia Rojas, Gleydis Viera, Greta Cobar, Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Jacqueline Fuentes, Suzanne Thompson, Gloria Vando, Amy Kaps, Ruby Lopez, Bridget Graham and Emily Winters seated. Photo credit: Maureen Cotter The Arts and...