Category

Tourism

VENETIANS VISIT DESERT

By Henry Rosebuds Ms. Suzy Williams and Mr. Gerry Fialka of Venice, and Mr. Hank Rosenfeld of Ocean Park, visited Ms. Nancy Cain and Mr. Paul Krassner, one-time Venice residents, now of San Something Avenue in Desert Hot Springs. (Where the weather is more to their liking?) The friends met on Sunday to fete Krassner...

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...

Mechanical Car Lifts in Venice?

By Ilana Marosi FEB 17, 2015 Venice – the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) approved the addition of thirty (30) automated car lifts at the surface parking lot located at Windward Ave and Speedway, Venice Beach. The 30 automated/hydraulic car lifts will ONLY increase parking capacity from 38 to a MEASLY 68 spaces! “The most important...

Monstrosity Hotel Proposed Across from Westminster School

By Holly Mosher On December 18 I attended my first ever Land and Planning Use Meeting in Venice. I was there because I had heard about the proposed hotel that developers want to put up directly across the street from Westminster Elementary School on Abbot Kinney.  When I realized that the hotel I’d been hearing...

GQ OR NOT GQ

By Eric Ahlberg The Gentleman’s Quarterly “Coolest Block in Los Angeles” event on Abbot Kinney boulevard was met with a sizeable contingent of counter protesters.   Many Venice locals are upset that some of their favorite local businesses are being forced out by the higher rents and an influx of suburban mall-like chain stores. Even some...

$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...

This is what commissioner Jack Wickett had to say about Venice, Venetians and the Vibe

“I want to thank everyone for their testimonies today. Often times when we have so many people testify it gets pretty repetitious for the Commissioners, and I just want to say that each one of you brought a different flavor and actually had something original to say. Congratulations to you on that. I don’t think...

20-Story Tall Observation Wheel Proposed

By Jim Smith Don’t tell anyone, but a proposal has been made to erect a 20-story-tall “Observation Wheel” on the beach at the end of Windward Avenue. Great City Attractions, a company from Britain which specializes in big wheels (they don’t like to call them Ferris Wheels) says it could build the structure in ten...