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Our Oldest Mural Is Gone

By Greta Cobar The owner of the building housing the oldest surviving mural in Venice destroyed the mural without consulting the community or the artist who painted it. Located on Brooks at Pacific, the 15¢ wash and 5¢ dry artwork has been a part of Venice since 1969. Locals at that time, The Doors band...

$18 Dollars for 40 Seconds Will Do

  By Greta Cobar A zip line between the boardwalk and the beach is to be installed by the Canadian company Greenheart/Flightlinez beginning July. Running for a distance of just under 700ft., 3 lines accommodating 3 people at a time will run from the area in front of Ocean Sidewalk Cafe to the public bathrooms...

Billboard Blight Banned

By Dennis Hathaway As a new year dawns, the issue of illegal billboards in L.A. has come to the forefront in a major way.  First, an appeals court ruled just a few weeks ago that the city must revoke the 105 permits issued to Clear Channel and CBS Outdoor for converting conventional billboards to digital. ...