Month

July 2013

Venice Victorious – How We Won The Third OPD War

Venice, a jewel of the Pacific Venice, a dream so sublime Venice, where freedom is in our hearts Venice, where the light will not be extinguished Venice, where time goes by but the magic remains Venice, where a city like none other is being born By Jim Smith Our recent victory against Overnight Pay Parking Districts (OPDs) is well-known...

No Overnight Parking Districts (OPDs)

By Karl Abrams I’m concerned with the Spontaneous Poet that dreamy visitor who drives in to our Coastal Venice by the sea, without warning bringing peace in character and freedom of spirit, Visitor or Venetian, who teaches and talks into the night leaving a trusty parked car without OPD permit. Perhaps it’s a Walt Whitman,...

Our Community Efforts: Parking and Post Office

By Greta Cobar When it came to deciding on Overnight Pay Parking Permits in Venice, the California Coastal Commissioners stayed true to their oath of protecting beach access. It definitely was a breath of fresh air and source of inspiration after losing the long and hard-fought battle with the Postal Regulatory Commission to keep our historic post office. In the campaign...

Poetry

CHANGES The Venice Boardwalk looks the Same But the Faces have Changed- Where are all the old Kings and Queens of Venice? Joseph playing belly dance music and telling all the gals; “You’re the most beautiful girl in the world!” Sonny writing songs for Hendrix and playing guitar with Ernie on the Grass- The Haaigs...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

By Anne Alvarez Rainbow Acres health food store recently celebrated its 33rd anniversary. It was no small feat for owner, Howard Pollack, who in 1980 decided to lease 1200 square feet on the corner of Washington and Redwood, opening one of the first health food stores in the area. The store has recently expanded to over 14,000 square feet, and has...

Events for July 2013

• 11-6pm – Fragile Kit. Wendy Heldmann. Art exhibition. Ongoing through August 3. Marine Contemporary. 1733-A Abbot Kinney Blvd. Free. • 10-5pm – Place/Non-place: Locality in the Digital Age. Photography exhibition featuring 28 artist. Ongoing through August 16. Venice Arts. 1702 Lincoln Blvd. Free. • 4pm – Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Drop your animal friend off...
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