Month

June 2017

A DEATH IN VENICE

by P.S. Barber “There is no such thing as society.” — Margaret Thatcher At the lowermost point of a southerly sloping intersection, California Avenue ends to form the bottom half of a long “T” with with its horizontal top, Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Situated at the northeast corner of that crossroads for the last quarter century, ABBOT’S...

The City Lawsuit against Carl Lambert, William Andrew Layman, and Venice Suites

Here are the filings made by the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney Criminal Branch, Special Litigation Section, courtesy Michael Kohlhaas http://michaelkohlhaas.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016_06_17_city_of_LA_v_carl_lambert_and_venice_suites.pdf http://michaelkohlhaas.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016_06_17_city_of_LA_v_andy_layman_venice_beach_suites_et_al.pdf

Obituary – Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth Report by Gerry Fialka Guitar fusion master Allan Holdsworth played in Venice last month on April 4th. Two weeks later, he passed away. But what if Allan forgot to die? His music definitely lives on. We are grateful to this maestro of musical magic. “Allan Holdsworth’s phrasing reminds me of James Joyce. His...

Letter: Snap employees! How can you sleep at night?

I would like all employees of Snap Inc to please take a minute and think about where you grew up –the town, the streets, the people, the surroundings…The neighborhood you ran around in with your brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents, friends and family. The buildings, businesses and playgrounds you used to frequent that are...

PRESIDENTIAL PETER PRINCIPLE

by P.S.Barber “God created war so that Americans would learn geography — Mark Twain Our game-show-host President is as quintessentially American as a yuuuge proverbial piece of apple pie, with an even yuuuger shovel of ice cream atop; vanilla, of course, unadulterated – emphasis on “un-adult” – then scrumptiously coated with a radiant-orange sherbet-shell. Our...