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October 1, 2011

City May Be Growing Tired of Neighborhood Council Experiment

By Jim Smith Could this be the beginning of the end of “grassroots” democracy. First, the city threatened to cut off the money it doles out to its 95 certified neighborhood councils. During the last two years annual funding has been cut from $50,000 to $40,000. Still, the city is shelling out nearly $4 million...

Are we doomed to have a second-rate bicycle network?

By Jim Smith The Neighborhood Council’s grudging approval, in concept, of the proposed Main Street bike lanes, Sept. 20, came only after city officials said it was their way or the (car) highway. It would take months, even years, to implement any changes, said Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation (DOT) officials. One of the problems...

Bioweapons Are US

By Janet C. Phelan The Center for Disease Control has declined to confirm or deny allegations that the United States government is stockpiling biological and/or chemical weapons at Sierra Army Depot, a military base in Northern California. According to a biomedical engineer who worked at the medical clinic at Sierra Army depot in the seventies,...

William Attaway Featured Artist

By CJ Gronner The Other Venice Film Festival is honoring William Attaway as its Featured Artist during all the screenings at Beyond Baroque (October 13-16th) so I thought it was about time I and We got to know a little bit more about the man behind a lot of the art that we see in...

The 27th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival

By CJ Gronner This year’s Abbot Kinney Festival started out extra gloomy and misty, one of those lazy Sundays where it’s hard to get out of bed. That is, until the bikes started noisily swooping by outside, bright and early, on Venice Boulevard for the La Triathalon, that some planners somewhere thought would be a...

Swami X in the 1970s

  By Mark Hawes Walking down the ocean sidewalk past the open café, past the craftspeople wondering whether they will be allowed to be there next weekend, past the musicians jamming with a hat for change in front of them, past the actors doing their improvisations, past the striking tenants of the old apartment building,...

9/11 Remembered at Talking Stick

By Mary Getlein On September 11, Lisa Green hosted a “Healing From The Heart” gathering at The Talking Stick. It was a woman’s art show, music and poetry event as an alternative to the national grieving of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. It was an effective way to deal with grief: music, art, poetry...

Poetry

Discovering the Presence of Beauty – John Macker  IOU, All – –Tina Catalina Corcoran Things I Wished I Had Said At The Talking Stick –     Mary Getlein making love – –Harry E. Northup Spirit of Venice – Jim Smith The Fall of Troy ( for Troy Davis) – Mark Lipman Hip Replacement  – Tim Weil     Discovering the...

Vera Davis Center Offers Services, Needs Help

By Greta Cobar The Venice community won the legal battle to allow social services to continue being provided out of the Vera Davis. However, operating budgets have been slashed significantly by the city of LA, and the organizations operating are reaching out to those who are able to donate money in order to ensure that...
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