Month

December 2017

Turn To Light

Turn to light the glorious togetherness of happy community. In the heart of the sun yotta angels sing songs of physics. Rise to greet them their light would reach our soul, lift us again. At edges dark comes destroyer and creator dance, they are one. Life Strings reach light to dark, nothingness to eternity we...

Fire ash can be extremely toxic

The first morning after the wildfires started appearing a week ago, I could smell the smoke from my front porch, and there was a reddish ash collecting in the corners of the stairs. This is fire ash and it can be composed of partially combusted every damn thing in a house or other structure.   So...

SPY Holiday Report

By Lisa Robins I spoke with Alison Hurst, the founder of Safe Place for Youth, just before Thanksgiving. Safe Place for Youth (SPY), is a drop in center in Venice which provides access to critical resources for young people ages 12-25 (transition age youth or TAY) experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Spy’s street outreach,...

Ocean Front Walk Artists Speak Out Against Snapchat

Earlier this year on Nextdoor.com, someone created a subject for discussion about Venice and the artists that set up every day on Ocean Front Walk. It was titled “New Rules for Venice” and asked, “If you could change anything about Venice what would it be?” The author then answered her own question stating, “I’ll start:...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

Every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM, you can see a crowd of Venice People gathering in front of the First Baptist Church on the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and Westminster Avenue in Oakwood in the heart of Venice. They gather there to protest the shameful and illegal sale of this historic church building. There...