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September 1, 2010

We Are Venice… Who Are You?

By Ian Dean We have a question to all the newcomers to this town. Who are you? We see what you do, how much money you make, how much power you have… but we still don’t know who you are. Maybe it’s time for you to know who WE are. We are Venice. We are the...

This is Festival Month in Venice

Don’t even think about missing the fun. Two of the best, and longest running outdoor events take place in September: Jazz at Palms Court/Venice Music Festival (see page 7) and the Abbot Kinney Festival (see back page). Sunday, Sept. 19, is the 18th annual benefit fundraiser for the Venice Community Housing Corporation. Two events take...

First Friday, for Who?

By CJ Gronner ‘On my last First Friday I realized this: There are way too many food trucks, they are so marginally talented and they need to drive to Bakersfield and stay there. And also, people of Brentwood, Santa Monica and the Palisades, PLEASE NOTE: you are not cool for just coming to Venice one...

Letters

View from the Venice Boardwalk -Venice Beach Boardwalk Coalition Administrative Board (VBBC) Ocean Front Walk Lottery – Shirley Jackson Major Hoax: Don’t Get Fooled Again! – Cindy Sheehan Electric Trolley – Robin Doyno ————————– View from the Venice Boardwalk Oh, what a lootery for you and me!!! Get your permit ($25) and Your license (a...

The Real Stink about Dumping

By Peggy Lee Kennedy Recently, right-wing radio, along with some mainstream media, have been having a field day regarding alleged RV dumping of black water in Venice. With all the propaganda surrounding this, I cannot understand how over 100 gallons of sewage could come out of a holding tank that most likely has somewhere between...

Dumping Sidebar: US Military Dumping of Carbon

In 2006 the Department of Defense was the largest consumer of energy in the world – using 1 quadrillion BTU. A standard military M-1 Abrams tank will only go 20 miles on 100 gallons of fuel. Lets not forget the hazardous public health effects of depleted uranium or all the extremely nasty chemicals, like perchlorate,...

Dumping Sidebar: United Nations Declares Sanitation A Basic Human Right

Sanitation and safe and clean drinking water is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights, the General Assembly declared July 28, voicing deep concern that 2.6 billion people, including the homeless in Venice, do not have access to basic sanitation and almost 900 million people worldwide do not have...

If you have to stack ‘em, you’ve got too many cars

It all began when Restaurant Developer Fran Camaj, otherwise know as ADC Development of Beverly Hills, applied to the city of Los Angeles for a permit to demolish the existing structures at 1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd. and build a restaurant on the site. Naturally, the city rubber stamped the application even though it did not...

Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

By Roger Linnett The one thing in this country that we should be talking about but aren’t, especially considering it’s Labor Day, is jobs. Real jobs, too – not menial part-time jobs or ones that are ego-crushingly below one’s qualifications and experience. The economy seems to be recovering, if you follow the financial news, but there...

New Healthcare Law Provisions Take Effect

By Roger Linnett Many new aspects of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act, which the president signed on March 23, 2010, are now in effect and much more soon will be. The major features of the new law are: It makes insurance more affordable by providing the largest middle class tax cut for health...
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