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December 1, 2013

An Interview with John Haag

(This is a re-print from the November 2002 issue) By Suzy Williams John Haag – whose long career of fighting for the rights of Venetians has earned him the title of People’s Doge of Venice. He was the proprietor of the Venice West coffeehouse and led the fight for the right of poets to read...

Abbot Kinney to be Christmas Host

By Laura Shepard Townsend If you can spare a moment to contemplate Abbot Kinney’s Venice when he hosted the annual and most splendid Christmas Parties at the Venice Dance Pavilion….The local papers described it this way: “Nowhere else in this country could be witnessed such a sight as was presented in the Venice Dance Pavilion....

An Animal House For Our Zoo

By CJ Gronner Animal House has been decking out Venetians for so long that owner, Ronny Kleyweg, can’t remember exactly when he opened. “The ’70s? The early 80s? I’m not that good at the math.” Me neither, but I DO know that I’ve loved every time I’ve ever stepped through the door at 66 Windward...

Venice Legend: Venice Street Legends

By Greta Cobar It’s always nice to interview people that I like, and it’s an added bonus if it’s a band whose music makes me get up and dance pretty much every time I hear them play. I would like to introduce you to the Venice Street Legends, comprised of Greg Cruz and Petr Hromadko....

Wanda Coleman: 1946-2013

By Richard Modiano Wanda Coleman was born and raised in Watts and was a lifelong Angeleno. Encouraged by her parents, Coleman began to write poetry when she was only five years old. She was published for the first time in a local newspaper when she was 13, but she made her writing bones in Venice....

Poetry

Venice as Mecca or Jerusalem – By John Haag About God & Things – By Wanda Coleman Bedtime Story – By Wanda Coleman OBSERVATIONS ON THE COLOR BLACK – By Philomene Long For Luna Archer, 3 Months Old – By Mary Getlein Notes from Venice – By Michael McCoon Beachhead’s 45th Birthday – By Roger...