Month

February 2018

Valentine's Day Mixtape

by Eric Ahlberg It’s Valentine or Valentines or Valentine’s Day and LOVE is in the air. Love makes the world go round. What the world needs now is love sweet love. All you need is love. How much of this can you take? I believe it is the world going around that makes love, because...

Passings: Roxanne P. Brown

Community activist Roxanne P. Brown died on Jan. 10 at her home in the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was 62. Roxanne is survived by Marc Spigelman and her cherished family: her brother Bruce (Pam) Brown; her nieces Holly (Tim) Oten, Rachel (Tim) Mitrovich and Bonnie (Josh) Judson; grand-nieces Violet, Leah, Camilla, Cora, Adeline...

The Hack: Living In Your Car

Pat Raphael : 420wPat@gmail.com You are here. You’ve arrived at the beautiful seaside paradise of Venice, California. Only you didn’t get here by buying one of these million-dollar beach pads, in LA’s hippest zip code. You are here because you want to be nowhere else, and not letting the inaccessibility of supply and demand economics...

The Crowd at the Women's Revolution

By Henry Rosebuds January 20, 8 AM I’m riding downtown in a standing room only pussy cap crowded Expo line car, and do not give up my seat to anyone. Right on, look how far we’ve come, right? Time’s Up for all that old timey gender-role shit. When a pretty face flashes a smile, I...

Venice Valentine

By Lisa Robins In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I interviewed a sampling of Venetians I encountered along my way: asking where they came from, how long they’ve been here, and what they loved and hoped for Venice. At Manny’s bike shop on Lincoln, I bumped into an old friend and tested my questions out...

Jerde Leaving Venice, Snapchat Moving In, The Freak Show Still Homeless

by Venice Dawgs Within the next month or so, and after almost 30 years, world-renown architecture firm Jerde Partnership will be moving its global headquarters from their location at 913 OFW to an office Downtown. “Moving to Downtown from Venice Beach reestablishes our company as a Los Angeles architectural firm,” Paul Martinkovic, an executive of...

Love For The Oakwood Church Continues

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Elder, Jataun Valentine about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Jataun Valentine: I was raised here in Venice. There’s a lot of History in Venice. I think that...