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September 1, 2011

20-Story Tall Observation Wheel Proposed

By Jim Smith Don’t tell anyone, but a proposal has been made to erect a 20-story-tall “Observation Wheel” on the beach at the end of Windward Avenue. Great City Attractions, a company from Britain which specializes in big wheels (they don’t like to call them Ferris Wheels) says it could build the structure in ten...

Letters

Imperial Wars – Bill Mitchell On the Boardwalk – Juditte Erki —————————- Imperial Wars Dear Beachhead, There are imperial wars of aggression and their fraudulent pretext and false flag psyops; but  in the case of Libya, there was not even a pretext, just the decision to attack, and that is good enough for mercenaries and the...

Big Blue Bus Shrinks in Venice

As of August 28, the #2 Big Blue Bus no longer runs through Venice, but will end its run at Main and Hill Sts. in Santa Monica. The #1 Bus’s route has been extended to cover the part of the #2 route from the Circle to Venice HIgh School with the following changes. The most noticeable change...

Charter Schools Fight It Out Over Walgrove Campus

By Greta Cobar The neighborhood around Walgrove Elementary school is furious about Green Dot’s intent to build a school for 500 middle-school students on the Walgrove Elementary School campus. The main concerns involve increased traffic, less parking, loitering and vandalism in the residential area. For the last six years 200 Ocean Charter School students in...

Sewing Club! In Venice!

By Roger Linnett Five members of the Venice Boys & Girls Club’s Sewing Club were invited to exhibit their creations for the 700 plus attendees of the annual conference of the American Sewing Guild on Friday, August 19 at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A. They were there as special guests of the ASG as a demonstration of the wonderful...

Roadmap to Housing turns into a Lonesome Highway

By Greta Cobar In what could be a viewed as a publicity stunt at best or another slap in the face, councilperson Bill Rosendahl made headlines this week as he ceremoniously handed Alfred Adkins the keys to an apartment in Venice. This is the so-called success story of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), an organization...

Save The Post Office

By Greta Cobar The Post Office headquarters in Washington DC is currently considering the appeals they received to stop the sale of the historic Venice post office. Linda Lucks, President of the Venice Neighborhood Council, Janice Hahn, our newly elected congressperson, the Venice Town Council and other concerned Venetians sent in appeals asking that postal...

Not Just The Rich Can Live At The Beach

By Carol Fondiller Years ago, shortly after the earth cooled, I became interested in housing matters. It was a matter of self-interest. During the late ‘60s there was a real estate boom, and property owners in Venice, who derived profits from renting below-code substandard units at fairly low rents, saw the opportunity to make a...

Tom Freund’s Edge of Venice

By CJ Gronner Tom Freund has been a part of my Venice for as long as I can remember. His latest album, The Edge Of Venice, gave us a good excuse to sit down and talk about our Venice and his music inspired by this special part of the world. Tom was born and raised...

Reapportionment Makes Pols Play Musical Chairs: Good Bye Janice, Hello Henry

By Jim Smith One month and three days after she won our Congressional seat, Janice Hahn announced she was bailing out. The reason was simple. Hahn’s base in the San Pedro area had been cut out of the 36th district (now, the 33rd) by the California Citizens’ Redistricting Commission. The Commission was approved by voters...
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