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July 1, 2008

July 2008 – What do we see when we look out our window? Are we doomed to see only McSheds and blank walls?

By Fabiola Wright When my husband died more than ten years ago, I raised my two daughters in our house in a quiet part of the Oxford Triangle.  We all loved the back yard. Our house had a big backyard with great trees and bushes. It was our oasis to get away from the rigors...

July 2008 – Recycling Bins Set Up on Ocean Front Walk

A press conference, June 12, kicked off a new recycling effort with 12 sparkling-clean blue bins for glass, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, “clean” paper, and other metals and plastics. Appearing were Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Venice Neighborhood Council President Mike Newhouse, and various officials from Chrysalis Enterprises, which will collect the recyclables.  Once you toss...

July 2008 – The Challenge of Freedom

By Mark Lipman I sit here looking out my window at the world around me. For 232 years I have been free, or so I am told. Free to live, free to speak, free to write, free to think as I see fit, all thanks to the courage of those who would stand against oppression...

July 2008 – Cityhood Redeemed – The 80 Year Venice Dream

at the edge of a city enormous with enemies –Stuart Perkoff, Venice poet By Jim Smith In May, the Venice Town Council was reestablished as part of the city of Venice to the acclaim of Venetians meeting at the United Methodist Church auditorium. The VTC had been the de facto government of Venice for 20...

July 2008 – Happy Birthday, Venice!

For forty years after the founding of Venice, the area from Windward to the water was the Kinney Pier, the biggest attraction in Southern California between 1905 – 1946.  When it was torn down, the beach lay vacant until the 1960s when our very own amphitheater – just like in ancient Rome – was built....

July 2008 – Another Break In The Wall, or Another Wall To Break?

By Maria E. Montano When one thinks about walls to edify, one thinks about construction, progress and development. However, when one thinks about walls that physically try to separate societies of people, one tends to think opposite with regards to human sociological development. There is no construction of mutual bonds and human compromises to meet...

July 2008 – The Enneagram

By Swami X  Since neither of us are really doing anything all that significant, I thought we might amuse ourselves for a few minutes with the Enneagram. The Enneagram could very well prove to be the most ancient Numerological System known to man. However, I don’t want you to be under, or even overwhelmed by this possibility....

July 2008 – Book Review: Pat Tillman’s “Boots on the Ground” – One Mother’s Courage

By Jack Neworth It’s probably fitting that July 4th is only days away as I review a book about Pat Tillman, a charismatic NFL star who left a 3.6 million contract and a new wife to fight for his country after Sept. 11. His enlistment was such a huge story of patriotism he received a...

July 2008 – Poetry

• Fire in the Lake – hillary kaye • Summer of Bukowski – Krista Schwimmer • The Mountains –  Jim Smith • He’ll Eat Your Breakfast – Hal Bogotch • My Government Won’t Let Me – Mark Lipman  • Poem After Living In Jazz Films – Lynne Bronstein  • What Safety Means to Me – erica snowlake • Is Venice Seedy? – Mary Getlein ————- Fire in the Lake By...
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