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November 1, 2014

The "Cleaning Up" of Venice

By Deborah Lashever If we wish to honestly “clean up” Venice we need an expanded storage program, an adequate number of trash cans and 24/7 bathrooms. The current city program of criminalizing unhoused people does not solve anything and wastes hundreds of thousands of dollars. “Cleaning up” cannot and should not equal criminalization. That is...

Venice to Newcomers: Spare Me!

By Greta Cobar There are many white, clean beaches up and down the Coast. Yet people choose Venice for its bohemian vibe, artistic spirit and creative element. Ironically, though, the latest wave of arrivals have had the effect of killing the very things they moved here for. The art heart of Venice is about to...

Letters

Bonin’s Bollards – By Nick Antonicello Bird Totems of Venice – By Doug Fay Thanks – By Barbara Langlois d’Estaintot ————————————– Dear Editor:   Your story on cameras and Oceanfront Walk should have been more appropriately titled “Bollards & Bonin.”   The so-called changes at OFW had nothing to do with community input or outreach,...

ASBESTOS IS POISONING OUR AIR IN VENICE AND MARINA DEL REY WHILE CAL OSHA, AQMD AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY DO NOTHING

By Romero Matzalán (MARINA DEL REY) -780,000 square feet of asbestos-containing material is being demolished with no protection for residents or workers, and no safe removal processes followed as required by California Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD) regulation 1403, among others. Workers are seen tearing apart asbestos-laden Transite roof material with their bare hands, cranes...

Gjelina's 320 Sunset Update

By Roxanne Brown – Member, Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset Hopefully, you’ve been following the Beachheads’ monthly updates on Fran Camaj’s (owner of Gjelina’s) proposed conversion from office to bakery to restaurant project at 320 Sunset Avenue, in Venice. Here’s the latest. On October 3, LA.Eater.com stated: “Gjusta, the anticipated bakery from Venice’s popular Gjelina’s,...

The Art Tiles of Venice Beach: a Graphic History, 1904-2001 Latest Book Acquisition by the Venice Library Book Signing Celebration November 15, 3-5:30pm

By Kay Brown What do a local actor, artists, teacher and councilmember have in common? They have all read and recommend our reading of the “Art Tiles at Venice Beach – a Graphic History: 1904 – 2001.” The book magnifies the public art tiles that represent scenes from the history of Venice, 1904 to 2001....

Bird Totems of Venice: The Pelican

By Krista Schwimmer What a marvel it is, indeed, to witness the effortless glide of the American White Pelican, coasting along Venice, even turning at times to soar with prehistoric presence over Ocean Front Walk itself. Or, say, to witness the plunging, precise dive of the Brown Pelican, falling from as high as 70 feet...

CITIZENS SPEAK TO SAVE TREES – LEND YOUR VOICE! 

By Kris Ellenberg “Venice Dual Force Main” – a New Sewer Line To Be Constructed The October 22 meeting hosted by the City of Los Angeles in the Community Room at Burton Chase Park about the sewer project was a disappointment to residents and environmental advocates who wanted to learn exactly how the project would...

Have a Hunger to Help? Join the People's Potluck

By Mike Chamness Food relief services in Venice have always been stretched and heavily dependent on volunteer organizations or relief groups with few funds. Food costs can get pretty expensive for relief groups and coordinating ongoing meal service on a regular basis can be complicated, but the need to get food to the hungry has...

"Homeless Bill of Rights' Right to Rest Bill" Seeks to Enact State Protections

All people should be permitted to occupy and utilize public spaces, regardless of their housing status. Further- more, some civil and human rights that are amply protected for people who have a home, have not been defined and applied in a way to equally protect people who do not have a home. The “#HBOR Right...
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