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Traffic/Parking

Burn Sage; Bill Rosendahl has passed

By Peggy Kennedy Bill Rosendahl brought in two new anti-homeless LA City laws (OPD, OVO) and used the Living in Vehicle law (LAMC 85.02) in 2010 which led to a landmark civil rights lawsuit against LA city: Desertrain vs City of LA. Rosendahl appropriated funds to study a never created safe parking program, which was...

Bonin & VNC Support Demolition Derby

By Michael Wamback, photos by Michael Wamback Council Member Mike Bonin and the Venice Neighborhood Council, in an ongoing effort to provide quality entertainment for tourists flocking to Venice, have authorized a demolition derby. The event is being held daily on Riviera between Westminster and Windward. Those of us who live in this neighborhood for...

A High-Tech Squeeze and Gridlock at OFW and Sunset Threaten to Take Venice Down

By John Stein An office building for general and internet technology uses has been proposed for 601 Ocean Front Walk (OFW) at Sunset Avenue. It would have 22,738sf of office space on second and third floors, 5254sf of retail across the front at OFW ground level with parking behind, and two more levels of subterranean...

Historic OFW Houses to be Demolished

By Greta Cobar The very last two historic houses on OFW are about to be torn down. According to the Notice of Public Hearing posted on the Speedway side of the 811-815 Ocean Front Walk properties: “Permit for the demolition of two existing residential buildings containing a total of nine dwelling units, and the construction...

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...

UPDATE: Gjelina’s Gjusta, Sauce, Kim’s Market, Rose Cafe

By Roxanne Brown Gjelina’s Gjusta – 320 Sunset (Fran Camaj, owner; Stephen Vitalich, architect) was cited by Building and Safety on December 19 for being in non-compliance. Gjusta has a permit for Bakery/Take-out/No Eating or Seating on premises. Today is March and Gjusta is still in non-compliance, as it’s been since opening October 2014. Still...

Sewer Project Broken

By John Davis City Councilperson Mike Bonin and County Supervisor Don Knabe should be greatly concerned about the proposed Sewer Main Project in Venice and Marina del Rey. Both the City and County ignored the federal interest. Both concealed known public safety issues that remain unaddressed. The City authorized an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in...

Update – 320 Sunset – Gjelina's Gjusta – Farce and Fakery

By Roxanne Brown – Member Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset With a permit for BAKERY (Bakery equipment Only, Selling Baked Goods Only with No Seating and No Eating on premises), Fran Camaj, owner of Gjusta at 320 Sunset, has built a 5,000 square foot RESTAURANT with commercial Kitchen equipment. Thus was born the FAKERY. The...

The Plot Thickens – Kim's Market (600 Mildred) and Gjelina's #3 (320 Sunset) Update

By Roxanne Brown, Member – Stop 600 Mildred & Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (VNC) MEETING – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 KIM’S MARKET – VNC reviewed proposed conversion of Kim’s Market to restaurant with liquor license. CROWD: Standing room only –mostly opposition. CAR JUMPS CURB: Alicia Searle (new owner of Kim’s Market) told...

Kim's Market / 320 Sunset Updates

By Roxanne Brown – Member, Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset THE LAND USE and PLANNING COMMITTEE (LUPC) MEETING AUGUST 5th Kim’s Market (600 Mildred): LUPC denied owners’ (Searle’s) proposed restaurant with liquor license at this location. 320 Sunset: Leaseholder, Fran Camaj, who also owns Gjelina’s at 1427 Abbott Kinney, was not in attendance. Camaj’s architect,...
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