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Oppose the alcohol permit for scofflaw Restaurant Gjusta: The Fakery

Did you know there are currently over one hundred and twenty (120) alcohol licenses in operation in the 3.1 square mile Venice area? Which translates to forty (40) ABC liquor licenses per square mile.  The average number of ABC liquor licenses in LA County is four (4) per square mile. Therefore, Venice has ten (10) times the...

Against The BID – Business Improvement District

Notes from the neighborhood meeting. Dear Venice Friends and Neighbors Opposed to the Venice Private Police Department (BID): THANK YOU for spending Saturday morning together, and raising the important questions and concerns about the proposed Venice Beach BID. Based on the meeting’s discussion, we have summarized the follow up information and actions below. Please let...

“Miracle Salve” review

by Min.Saffron Lost Coast Pain Relief Salve really works! This light feeling ointment with a pleasant familiar smell is a must try for muscle relaxation, and with only six natural ingredients, it’s organic as well! I threw my back out delivering newspapers on my bike and could barely move. Within hours of application I felt...

Hinano Café is a Venice Institution

A BELOVED institution, made even more so by the fact that it’s just about the last good, old-fashioned dive bar that we have left...

Letter: Election Fraud

Dear Free Venice Beachhead Readers Please consider dropping our District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, a quick email re: Election Fraud in the VNC Election by C&O restaurants — here’s an example: (Jackie Lacey 818-439-3081 – jackie@jackielacey.com or info@da.lacounty.gov or use online form here – http://da.lacounty.gov/contact/email) Dear D.A. Jackie Lacey: I am contacting you to let you...

A Snake in the Wheatgrass

We’ve all seen the Cryptic Ballerina Clown atop CVS, proudly throwing up “666”, or the “OM” or “AUM” symbol (depending on your perception), at the corner of Main and Rose. And I’m sure we’ve all also seen the eerie serpentine eye slits or three 6’s adorning 3 sides of the Taco Bell on Lincoln. Just...

BLACK BEAST FAKES PARKING UPDATE: BLACK BEAST, GJELINA, GTA, GJUSTA, 259 HAMPTON (SAUCE)

   By Roxanne Brown COASTAL COMMISSION HEARING – JULY 9, 2015 Restaurateur Fran Camaj and architect Stephen Vitalich appeared at a Coastal Commission hearing regarding parking at Gjelina’s newest restaurant, referred to by neighbors as ‘The Black Beast,’ at 1305 Abbot Kinney. The California Coastal Commission (CCC) required 13 parking spaces at 1305. Camaj agreed to...

A Yen for a Hen in a Pen

By Marty Liboff As a small child, my mom used to scare me with gory stories and ghastly books that had horrible photos of dead Jews in concentration camps. She would cry, “See what the Nazis did to our family!” I remember around 1953 when I was about five there was a shop on Main...

Brendon Glenn and the Teen Project

By Morgan Stewart On the evening of May 5, just hours before he was shot and killed by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Brendon Glenn dropped by The Teen Project’s PAD (Protection and Direction) Drop in Center on Windward Avenue in Venice for a Purpose Life Support Group. While there, he spoke with...
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