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July 1, 2011

Community Pressure Saves Vera Davis Center

By Roger Linnett The City tried to push one past the Oakwood Community, and the Community pushed back. The result is that the city’s “done deal” of turning the social service center into an art gallery run by the Cultural Affairs Department (CAD) won’t be happening. Instead, the Community Development Department (CDD) will continue as...

Letters

Urges Letter Writing Campaign Opposing Blue Bus Cutback – Carolyn Rios Commission of Errors – John Davis Clarification from Boston Dawna  ————————————————— Urges Letter Writing Campaign Opposing Blue Bus Cutback Dear Beachhead, We have an upcoming problem with the # 2 Blue Bus which runs from Windward Circle to Abbot Kinney, up California  to the...

Neighbors in an Uproar Over Condo Development

By Roger Linnett A meeting, June 20, between prospective developers of the property at 522 So. Venice Blvd. (across from of the Abbot Kinney library) and neighborhood residents went pretty much as one might expect. The meeting room at The Bible Tabernacle Church on Washington Way was charged from the get go. The developers were introduced by...

Venice’s Lizard King 40 Years On

By Lynne Bronstein It was 40 years ago on July 3, 1971, that a titan of the 1960s rock scene passed away in Paris. Jim Morrison had gone there to get away from his turbulent career as front man for the Doors. His death was officially attributed at the time to a heart attack, which...

The Venice Oceanarium: The Grunion Are Running

By Tim Rudnick Last month, June 3, the Venice Oceanarium presented its 16th annual grunion party. Six to seven hundred hearty Venetians made their way to the beach at 10:30pm to watch these amazing fish come out of the waves to spawn. Young kids played in the surf and waited for the first of the...

Hal’s on Abbot Kinney

By CJ Gronner I’ve spent a lot of time at Hal’s over the years … and so has most everyone else who has spent any decent amount of time in Venice. I remember when it was pretty much the only place to go on Abbot Kinney – and it being kind of scary to get...

Coping with Shootings and Complexities in Modern Life

    By DeDe Audet How do events like shootings in Venice relate to the strange migrations of jellyfish or uterine cells in endometriosis? Linear analysis of cause leading to effect does not explain it all. That’s why police investigating shootings look for evidence before trying to figure out causes. Whenever someone says “I don’t...

100 Years Ago: 1911 Was A Banner Year in Venice – City of Venice and Venice Union High School Both Created

By Jim Smith Venice may have been founded in 1905, but it didn’t become the City of Venice until May 29, 1911. On that day, the good citizens of Venice voted to change its name from Ocean Park City to Venice. Abbot Kinney, the founder of Venice, had originally been one of the city fathers...

How Can Venice Be Preserved?

There are currently 24 historical districts in Los Angeles (HPOZs). There is no reason why Venice should not be the 25th. A Venice historical district can be proposed to the City Council by our Councilmember, Bill Rosendahl. At the least it should include the walk streets, canals, old canal district, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Ocean Front...

Save the Venice Post Office

– Email Janice Hahn. She will likely win the runoff election, July 12, for Congress. Send an email to [email protected] – Ask her to take action now to ask the Postal Service to delay a decision on selling the historic Venice Post Office until she takes office. Ask her to continue Jane Harman’s ban on the...
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