Month

April 2015

Homeless but far from Hopeless

By Jack Neworth Venice Beach is home to some of the most talented street artists and musicians in the world. In some way it’s part of why Venice’s fame extends around the world. And it definitely does. In various polls of desired destinations of international tourists, visiting Venice is #2 right behind Disneyland. That one...

Evan Haas – Fair Winds and Following Seas

By Ken Haas Evans Haas, a salty character on the Venice Beach scene, passed away at the age of 83 on March 16. Born in Manhattan and raised in Culver City, Evans spent most of his life in Venice, so much so that he became known as the King (or Mayor –depends on who you...

Community Ferments As Alcohol Licenses Multiply

By Krista Schwimmer In recent months, violent incidents in Venice have garnered even mainstream media’s attention. Some residents claim violence has risen due to transients and homeless encampments. Other residents understand the link between too many alcohol licenses and increased crime rates, a link backed up by numerous studies, according to Sarah Blanch of the...

Mike Bonin Takes Jurisdiction Over Small Lot Subdivision Case Denied by West L.A. Planning Commission

Mike Bonin's action threatens the future of the Venice Coastal Zone, fails to enhance the neighborhoods, smart growth, and democratic community process.

Poetry

For Juan Carlos – Della Franco u deserve 2 fight 4 U – bETO I Rejoice – When I Hear Your Voice – Tina Catalina Corcoran me & d – Rex Butters The Price of Doing Business – Mark Lipman Love Chat – Eric Ahlberg Roger Houston Shopping Card Lady – Steve Goldman ———————————————- For...
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