Month

May 2018

DEMETRIUS TAHIM 1935-2018 – The Venice ‘Godfather’ and King of the Beach Healers.

DEMETRIUS TAHIM 1935-2018 The Venice ‘Godfather’ and King of the Beach Healers. Demetrius was born in New York and moved to Venice over 40 years ago. About 25 years ago he founded the Venice Beach ‘Healing Circle’ and helped heal people with massage, Reiki, oils, diet and vitamins. He was very knowledgeable in alternative healing...

Review of Larry Hankin's "How To Be Homeless"

How To Be Homeless – a stage performance by Larry Hankin at the Fanatic Salon. Reviewed by Lisa Robins Accompanied by a wailing saxophone intro, the inimitable Larry Hankin bounds onstage through the intimate, packed, cheering house, for the latest incarnation of his stories of living on the street. Larry ran his one man show,...

NITECRAWLER

Hi Staff, My name is NITECRAWLHER and I am Venice Beach Art Vendor. Marty came up to me and said he loved my work as it was very different for Venice Beach and that I should email you about my work. I like to see if you would be interested in featuring my work in...

RECENT MEETING OF THE VENICE BEACH BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

By John Okulick With well over $3,000,000.00 (three million) dollars in their private account, the property owners association (and I use the term lightly) continued to support Tara “Sara Huckabee” Devine, whose smug posture and rolling eyes continued to stonewall residents of the community. This wannabe political figure, who has lied to residents regarding the...

THE ALARMING PROBLEM WITH BEN & JERRY’S ON OCEAN FRONT WALK

by Mark Rago On Tuesday April 10th, Ben & Jerry’s (owned by Unilever) opened on Ocean Front Walk. Other “National Chains” have popped up over the years like American Apparel and IT’SUGAR, but Ben & Jerry’s is the first with a name that people recognize from all over the world. The owners are Klaus and...

Beyond Barbed Wire

Beyond Barbed Wire: Music, poetry, a documentary film, and a panel discussion on the forced removal and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II. May 26, 2 pm to 4 pm at Beyond Baroque Beyond Baroque, in coordination with the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee, will present on Saturday, May 26,...

Venice Black History is in the Oakwood Church

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Elder, Joe Washington who was a member of the First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in Oakwood in the heart of Venice. Joe Washington: My name is Joe Washington. Jon Wolff: You were a member of the First Baptist Church....

Report on Alleged New Public Art Space on 3rd & Rose Ave.

Venice, CA— Gentrification agents pit marginalized communities against each other in attempt to displace unhoused citizens.
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