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January 1, 2012

Get Ready for the Doomsday Year

Not since 1000 AD has there been so much apprehension about the new year. It’s the end of the Mayan Calendar, the lining up of the sun with the galactic core, the sun is entering a dust cloud in this part of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way. Not to mention global climate change,...

This Year’s Boardwalk Ordinance

By Greta Cobar A new ordinance regulating vending on the West side of Ocean Front Walk (OFW) is set to take effect in the next few weeks. It was signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on December 16 and will take force after a 30 day posting on OFW. It is intended to replace the resale...

Letters

  The Venice Mummy – John D Ekstromer Save the Venice Post Office – Tina Catalina Corcoran Who’s Poisoning the Leaders of South America? – Bill Mitchell ———————————-   The Venice Mummy Dear Beachhead, Waaaayyyy back in the late fifties-early sixties, there was a bar on Lincoln blvd, just south of Washington. There was a hole...

Arrests On Third Street

By Mary Getlein The who, what, where, when, and why of it is! Who gathered long time residents of Venice, mostly artists. What? The LAPD showed up at 5:30 in the morning of December 17. Where? 3rd St. Ibriham Butler heard a sound which was the sound of a tow truck operator, wrapping the chains...

Health Care Coming This Year!

By Roger Linnett The following is part of a continuing series, summarizing the benefits that will go into effect in 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Unless otherwise noted, benefits take effect as of Jan. 1. As in the previous article, benefits are categorized under three headings: Increasing Access to Affordable Care Accountable...

Questions Persist As To US Arms Treaty Compliance

By Janet Phelan Geneva, Switzerland — Questions concerning the compliance of the United States with the international treaty, the Biological Weapons Convention, came to a head recently during the Seventh Review Conference of the Convention, which is being held now in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations. The most recent compliance report, listed in the...

The Last of the Red-Hot Potatoes

By Jim Smith Old Venice traditions die hard. In this case, Cafe Benice, which was slated to close on New Year’s Eve. A crowd of us descended on it for one last bite of our favorite meal. When we arrived we learned that closing day had been extended to the following Wednesday, thanks to the...

Boats Parade in the Venice Canals

By CJ Gronner One of the most adorable things you could ever do in Venice, California is attend the annual Holiday Boat Parade in the Venice Canals. This year was the 30th one, and I think it might have been the best yet. I say that because the mood of the boating participants and the...

Can we all just get along?

By Jim Smith Rodney King, who uttered that famous question – “can we all get along?” – after being brutalized by police on video, would be proud of the unity displayed by many Venetians who have come together to save the post office. But lately, some discordant voices have complained that some of us are...

Fight to Save the Post Office Continues

More appeals were sent to the Postal Regulatory Commission in early December to save the Venice Post Office. It is not known at press time when the appeals will be heard. Individuals in Venice and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher are handling the cases for our side. One of the issues is...
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