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Venice Beach

My VNC President Candidacy

by Lydia Ponce Some very important questions from the Beachhead and I am honored to answer them. This is a great opportunity to serve our community and shed some love and light to these dark days before the VNC 2016 Election! There are so many fliers promoting lies and hate for specific slates… Unhoused Venice...

REPEAL THE 80% TAX BREAK – PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE

REPEAL THE 80% TAX BREAK PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE Google, Greed and Political Complicity By Mark Lipman Let’s get right to the root of the matter … it’s greed. For the most part, we all want the same things in life … a clean, safe environment, good food, stable housing, education, healthcare … community …...

Mike Chamness, Wascally Wadical, interviewed by Greg Foisie and Ana Orozco

SOC 454 – Sociological Perspectives on Earth in Crisis – Winter 2015 California State University Los Angeles For Dr. Talcott by Ana Orozco, Erik Khachaturyan, and Greg Foisie SOC 454 – Winter 2015 – Group Final Project – Section #1 – Interview Transcript Final #2 Our CSULA student group sought to interview Occupy Venice, and...

HELLO FROM VENICE BEACH (as sung to Adele’s ‘Hello’)

HELLO FROM VENICE BEACH by, Marty Liboff Hello, it’s me- I’m homeless on Venice Beach sleepin in shit & pee. Hello, can you hear me? I’m in California dreamin about who we used to be- when we were younger & free I’ve forgotten how it felt before when I had a home & money. So...

Poem: Venice Beach When I First Knew It – By Lisa Marguerite Mora

Venice Beach When I First Knew It was a poor beach town the remnant of one man’s dream. And then it got a reputation but the reputation was borne of ideas that others thought but did not necessarily live– So other people at least twice removed grabbed the strange and weird and sometimes whimsical balloons...

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...

Follow the Money: The Political Will of Creating Homelessness

by Mark Lipman Seeing the direction the city has taken on the issue of homelessness, with the drastic ramping up of criminalization of status and the outright refusal to support any solution brought forward, in my opinion, I can only conclude that it is with willful intent that the city – at every level, including...