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June 1, 2012

Everything is Normal in Venice

By CJ Gronner I was in project mode one recent Saturday, and found myself poking around in Lincoln Hardware, getting ready to paint a chair bright red. I looked up from my deciding to see my friend and Venice impresario, Danny Samakow, all excited and on a mission. He told me that the next day...

Summer in Venice, in 2062

By Jim Smith Hello, and Welcome to Venice! If you’re visiting the City of Venice this summer, there are some things you should know. Venice is easily accessible by mass transit and bike lanes and paths. You should have no problem getting nearly to the beach before you have to put your feet on solid...

Independence Day – Venice Style

Independence Day ~ Venice Style is an original acrylic on canvas by local Venice artist Frank Strasser. The painting depicts the amazingly eclectic swarm of locals and tourists seeking hot fun in the summertime and cheap thrills in the lurid carnival atmosphere of our world-famous Venice. Frank has performed music and painted in Venice Beach...

Letters

Surf & Skate Fest – Brady Walker PO’d at the P. O. – Suzy Williams Even More PO’d at the P. O. – Patrick Frank Venice Entertainer Framed in Santa Monica? – Greta Cobar ———————————————- Surf & Skate Fest Dear Beachhead, I am writing with the hopes of determining the community’s opinion of the inaugural Venice Beach Surf & Skate...

Post Office Picket Planned For June 22

By Greta Cobar The whole-in-the-wall new mini Post Office (PO) at the site of the current Annex is scheduled to open June 22, and the Coalition to Save the Venice Post Office plans to protest the inauguration with a picket line. PO box service at the current post office is set to end Friday, June...

Defaced Mural to be Restored

By Roger Linnett Last month the beautiful old mural at the corner of Market and Main St., an iconic depiction of Venice in its heyday a century ago, was the target of a vandal’s spray can.  Unlike the usual, pathetic, garden-variety tagger, this self-loathing punk excreted large, red letters across a span of about thirty feet,...

Voting Like It Mattered

By Jim Smith While some countries, including Egypt, Greece and recently France, are making a change from their old regimes to, well, something else, here in Venice we are stuck with the old “same old, same old.” The ho-hum on your June 5 ballot will include candidates for U.S. President, Senator and Representative, as well...

Students, Teachers Work To Save The Venice Skills Center And Adult Education

By Charles Thomas Uncertainty and tension continue at the Venice Skills Center.  For many students and teaching staff, it is “needles and pins” over the future of the Center in the wake of recent drastic budget cuts. In March, the school board voted to “zero out” funding for adult education. However, since then, there has...

Two Views of the Zip Line: Zipped, Not Taxed

By Dean Henderson The vote for the zip line at Windward Plaza was probably a foregone conclusion, possibly a classic example of bait and switch salesmanship. Regardless, at its May 15 meeting the Venice Neighborhood Council voted (with some dissension) to approve a proposal permitting a 3 month trial period for a zip line at...

Two Views of the Zip Line: Zipped or unzipped?

By Katy Crenshaw At the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) meeting held on May 15, the Zip Line proposal appeared on the agenda. The VNC recommended the installation of the structure by Greenheart/Flightlinez productions (a Canadian based company) with a few conditions. First, and foremost, the Zip Line should get a three month trial period. And,...
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