Category

Development/Gentrification

CORPORATION MOVES IN NEXT DOOR TO SMALL BUSINESS

By Jon Wolff  The following is from a recent conversation with Helmut Elmann, the proprietor of Charly Temmel, the local ice cream shop on 1313 Ocean Front Walk in Venice. Jon Wolff: Tell me your name. Helmut Elmann: My name is Helmut Elmann. I came to America in 1988 and, since then, I’m here. JW:...

RECENT MEETING OF THE VENICE BEACH BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

By John Okulick With well over $3,000,000.00 (three million) dollars in their private account, the property owners association (and I use the term lightly) continued to support Tara “Sara Huckabee” Devine, whose smug posture and rolling eyes continued to stonewall residents of the community. This wannabe political figure, who has lied to residents regarding the...

THE ALARMING PROBLEM WITH BEN & JERRY’S ON OCEAN FRONT WALK

by Mark Rago On Tuesday April 10th, Ben & Jerry’s (owned by Unilever) opened on Ocean Front Walk. Other “National Chains” have popped up over the years like American Apparel and IT’SUGAR, but Ben & Jerry’s is the first with a name that people recognize from all over the world. The owners are Klaus and...

Report on Alleged New Public Art Space on 3rd & Rose Ave.

by Mike Bravo On Saturday morning April 1, 2018 at about 9:30 I received phone calls about an LAPD sweep and homeless harassment on 3rd between Sunset Ave. and Rose. Upon arriving at Sunset Ave and 3rd at about 10:30 am I touched base with other community protectors including David Busch to debrief and clarify...

Letter to Bonin re: permitted uses on OFW

Dear Mike Bonin and Tricia cc: venicebeachhead The legal permitted use for 619 & 701 Ocean Front Walk according to the most current Certificates of Occupancy is live/ work condominium (residential) units. 619 & 701 Ocean Front Walk are not Creative Office Space in an Architectural Building. The community of Venice has protested Snapchat’s illegal...

VENICE BLACK HISTORY AND THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

By Jon Wolff March 25, 2018 – Sunday 7pm – Seven Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd VENICE BLACK HISTORY – Learn about the history of the black community in Venice, California through inspired and inspiring talks by Laddie Williams MC and Venice Elders. Delve deep into a story that has been long...

SNAP CHAT MOVING OUT!

On February 28th 2018, almost exactly 1 year after Snap, Inc. went public amid huge protests that got national attention, Snap, Inc. alerted their media contacts that they plan on moving out of Venice into Santa Monica. One year. The protest that took place that day and the ones organized later in the year were...

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...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH CONTINUES

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Activist, Naomi Nightingale about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Naomi Nightingale: The church has always been a part of Venice. It’s been here ever since I was...
1 2 3 4 31