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September 1, 2011

The Very Venice Art & Design Gallery

By Kathy Leonardo It’s an early foggy morning in Venice Beach, a small yellow house with an interesting piece of street art plastered across the front catches my attention. Nestled on the busy Abbot Kinney boulevard, I realize, I have arrived at the recently opened, Very Venice Art & Design Gallery. Greeted by one of...

Sleep Out

A movie before bedtime. The Aug. 6 sleep out at the old city hall sponsored by a host of organizations, including the Beachhead, attracted about 75 who slept out in support of the homeless. Unlike the usual night for homeless people, the event featured 24-hour bathrooms at Beyond Baroque and a few sleepers brought along...

New Book: Nun on Fire by Philomene Long

Reviewed by Jim Smith Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the walls of a convent? The answer might surprise you. Now we have a day-to-day look, thanks to Pegarty Long’s publication of her late twin sister’s Memoirs of a Nun On Fire. Before becoming Venice’s poet laureate, Philomene Long spent five years as...

Scott Wannberg – Feb. 20, 1953 – Aug. 19, 2011

Scott Wannberg, a graduate of Venice High School, became one of the best-known poets in Southern California prior to moving to Florence, Oregon, in 2008. He was a founder of the poetic touring group, the carma bums, which also included Mike Bruner, Doug Knott, S.A. Griffin and Mike M. Mollet. He was known to thousands...

Poetry

The World Wave – Jim Smith  dreams turn into now – Deja Cross behind the Talking Stick – Roger Houston Just Asking – Mary Getlein Simple Truth – Majid Naficy Homage to Coleen Creedon – Suzanne Verdal   ————————————–   The World Wave   By Jim Smith   There’s a Tsunami comin’ to shake up the whole...

Two Barrie Plays

By Suzy Williams Have you had a good cry lately?   Have one at the Pacific Resident Theater: there are two gems by J.M. Barrie, and the second one’ll getcha. Both of them are about older women, younger men, and deception, and they’re both rife with witty Victorian English, as might be expected.  The first,...

Money Available for Worthy Causes

The Venice Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce that due to a change in the funding guidelines imposed by the City, we have additional money to spend this year for Community Improvement Projects. We are therefore inviting community organizations and individuals to apply for a second round of Community Improvement Projects, which will be funded to...

Growing Up Latino: How Cesar Chavez Inspired A Generation

By Yolanda Miranda Latinos were once known as the “sleeping giant.” Not only did they wake up, but they have roared in disenchantment over the proposed policies of this government against them and their families. ¡Ya Basta! Enough is Enough! Although they cross the border to come work in this country illegally, the majority of...
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