Month

June 2015

An Artist's Journey

By Jack Neworth These past weeks have been stressful here in Venice. The death of an unarmed homeless man at the hands of a police officer, has left a sense of tension. One can only hope that justice is soon served and that somehow some good comes out of this senseless tragedy. In stark contrast...

Poetry

HER POETRY LIVES ON BATHROOM WALLS – By David Fewster A Stirring Underfoot –  By Mark Lipman City of Angels – By Marty Liboff Pale Life – By Joanna Silva Roger Houston ————————————————- HER POETRY LIVES ON BATHROOM WALLS By David Fewster On Super Bowl Sunday in 2005
I was broke and busted and had returned
to...

Oil Spill Reaches Venice

Environmental disaster from the May 20 Santa Barbara oil spill has reached Venice. The ruptured 24-inch pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, spilled 105,000 gallons of crude oil, some of which made it to Venice and beyond. All photos on this page taken on the beach in Venice. Above photos by: Ray Rae Above...

House demolished based on permits issued in error

Below, from top to bottom: Tom O’Neill in his demolished house, March 28, at 713-721 Venice Blvd. O’Neill was paid to move (outside of Venice) and to not talk to the media. Developer: Murphy. Photo by: Nick Smith. The city of L.A.’s Department of Building and Safety left a note at the location revoking the demolition...

600 Mildred Development

Above: The mural that has adorned the side wall of what used to be Kim’s Market at 600 Mildred. The new owners want to open an 80-seat restaurant in a residential zone, with no parking. The project was not approved by the VNC, but that did not stop them from going forward with the project....

New Bike Racks on OFW

What Venetians had to say about the new bike racks: “Who makes these awful decisions?” “So depressing, like a final blow to Venice, so Santa Monica Promenade/Disneyland, barf.” “So ugly – in an artist community.” “How much did this cost?” “Car drove down OFW day after all new bike racks and bollards were installed.” “In...
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