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Draining Ballona Wetlands Stopped by Coastal Commission

By John Davis Finally, after decades of environmental abuse, the California Coastal Commission put a stop to draining the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. The proponents of the garguantuan Playa Vista Project installed the illegal drains over a decade ago. It appears the developer wanted to degrade the value of one of the last vestages of...

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...

Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Facility is a hazardous threat. + Responses

Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Facility is a hazardous threat. – from John Davis – From our July 2017 issue. Playa Vista is classified as the operator of this well, as it was Playa Vista that reabandoned the leaky oil well last. And, the City of LA reimbursed Playa Capital LLC for the reabandonment cost...

Venice Local Coastal Program Meeting March 14, 2017

The City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning, in partnership with the California Coastal Commission, is working on an update to the Venice Local Coastal Program (LCP). We value your participation and invite you to join us on March 14 for a public workshop. Date: March 14, 2017 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Topic: Mass, Scale + Character...

Long term prospect for Venice property not so good.

Global dirty energy corporations’ relentless drive to exploit our earth is leading to an environmental crisis. Polar caps are melting and ice sheets are breaking off. The metling ice releases methane, accellerating the global warming process. The drought that began in the eastern mediterranean in 1998 is likely the worst drought of the past 900...

Storm Drain at Thornton Avenue. Who is representing community public health concerns?

In the PUBLIC INTEREST: I would like to know where the Venice Neighborhood Council and the Venice Chamber of Commerce have been when it comes to a potentially serious public health issue consequential to all residents of Venice and our millions of visitors? I would like my council office to bring issues like this to...

A Tree Grows In Venice: The Red Flowering Gum Tree – by Krista Schwimmer

One of my fondest memories from childhood is going to the library with my two brothers and mother. No matter how plain the library looked, I soon learned there were treasures there. So, whenever I move to area, I seek out the nearest library. For eighteen years, I have been browsing and borrowing from the...

Bonin’s Plan for Ice Rink on Venice Beach is Back! Again!

Water is life; water is sacred. by Lydia Ponce CD11 Representative Bonin refuses to cease and simply give up the excessive and arrogant idea to put an ice skating rink at the Ocean Front Walk and Winward Ave. This proposed project was denied a permit twice at the California Coastal Commission. (CCC) First denial- last...
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