Month

May 2016

* Dump the Drumph*

* Dump the Drumph* Let’s all take a dump on Donald Trump. His family name is really Drumph. He is a nasty Nazi grump. His face looks like a monkey’s rump. He claims he’s a genius but his brain is a big lump. His mouth is a filthy sump pump. On every question he’ll jump....

City Lights Hymn to The Homeless

City Lights Hymn to The Homeless by Suzzane Verdal Being poor: The Crime City-wide Penal Colony. Heaving sighs, Or eyes left dry By many tears We feast on crumbs From rusty dumpsters Or stranger tables. Evicted From shopping carts And cardboard boxes, By hooligans In uniform. Even squirrels And squaby possums Run for cover. Enough!...

BOOK REVIEW “YOU CAN CHECK OUT” by Eli Elliott

I love, love, love this non fiction trade paperback novel, written, drawn and published by the one and only Eli Elliott, a Venice Beach local who is originally from Michigan. “You can check out” chronicles the Authors time in Venice Beach after a 5 yr. hiatus and the hijinks’ that insue as he finds himself...

FROM CONCEPTION TO DELIVERY, THIS INDEPENDENT FILM CLINGS TO IT’S ROOTS

FROM CONCEPTION TO DELIVERY, THIS INDEPENDENT FILM CLINGS TO IT’S ROOTS By Matthew T. Stanton – Independent Filmmaker, Fat Bessy Films, LLC Thirteen towering palm trees hold steadfast against a mighty coastal El Niño windstorm raging across a sandy mound at the end of Dudley Court and Ocean Front Walk. Commonly known as the “Grassy...

VENICE JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL MONUMENT

By Phyllis Hayashibara, member of the VJAMM Committee, [email protected] The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee takes great pleasure in announcing that David Williams, founder and owner of Williams Monument Company in Arvin, California, will supply the solid black granite VJAMM obelisk. David will be ordering the black granite from his supplier in India, known...

A View From the Bottom

by Pat Raphael Yes, there’s something in the air. No, not the whiff of pee whenever leaning on a tree — that’s from all the street people with no access to restrooms ten hours a day -­there’s also change in the air. Long-time residents roll their eyes at a newcomer like myself declaring a change...
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