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June 1, 2015

A High-Tech Squeeze and Gridlock at OFW and Sunset Threaten to Take Venice Down

By John Stein An office building for general and internet technology uses has been proposed for 601 Ocean Front Walk (OFW) at Sunset Avenue. It would have 22,738sf of office space on second and third floors, 5254sf of retail across the front at OFW ground level with parking behind, and two more levels of subterranean...

LAPD Murder Is Followed by Bonin's Retaliation

By Greta Cobar It is now a month after the LAPD killed Brendon Glenn in front of the Townhouse in Venice. Still no questions have been answered, no information was released, and the public has still not seen the video of the crime – which the LAPD is holding on to. Dylan Andre, a musician...

Letters

Thank You, Venice! – Greta Cobar Dear BH – Marty Liboff T-Shirt Fraud on OFW – Rachel Bloomfield Attention LAPD: We Need You to Defend Us – Shane Williams Bonin Unable to Solve Venice-Centric Issues – Nick Antonicello ——————————————————————– Thank You, Venice! The time has come for me to step away from the Beachhead and...

Lagoon Killers

By John Davis The L.A. County Board of Supervisors are on a rampage. They want to wipe out the natural virtues of natural coastal environments, replacing them with sterile flood control projects. First, the County supported California State Parks as it went after Malibu Lagoon; surfer Athena N. Shlien witnessed it. “As far as I...

A Yen for a Hen in a Pen

By Marty Liboff As a small child, my mom used to scare me with gory stories and ghastly books that had horrible photos of dead Jews in concentration camps. She would cry, “See what the Nazis did to our family!” I remember around 1953 when I was about five there was a shop on Main...

Six Degrees of Separation

I had the honor of attending the Los Angeles Unified School District Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. I was there to accept the award and induction of former Venice High student Wally O’Connor, Class of 1921. Yes, 1921! When a person is inducted, they try to contact the person or family members. If they...

The Rosa Parks of Venice

By Deborah Lashever Eden Andes, with slightly silvered hair, medium length, thoughtful look on her sun-drenched face, mischievous smiles illustrating her clever ironic wit, lived in Venice Beach for many years. Intelligent, articulate, peaceful, funny; a visionary, activist, artist, animal lover and friend, she could often be found on Venice Ocean Font Walk in jeans...

Greta Says

By Greta Cobar Not long ago, only about six years, quite a few Venice long-term residents lived in vehicles. They were groovy – both the vehicles and the residents. The Venice vehicularly-housed citizens cared deeply about our beautiful resort by the sea, participated in community events and local politics, and lent a hand when one...

Brendon Glenn and the Teen Project

By Morgan Stewart On the evening of May 5, just hours before he was shot and killed by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Brendon Glenn dropped by The Teen Project’s PAD (Protection and Direction) Drop in Center on Windward Avenue in Venice for a Purpose Life Support Group. While there, he spoke with...

Historic OFW Houses to be Demolished

By Greta Cobar The very last two historic houses on OFW are about to be torn down. According to the Notice of Public Hearing posted on the Speedway side of the 811-815 Ocean Front Walk properties: “Permit for the demolition of two existing residential buildings containing a total of nine dwelling units, and the construction...
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