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Staying Alive To Create A Better World: A Trans-National Alliance Invitation

By Pat Raphael 20 We have made it! We’ve arrived at the end of another year and none of us were taken out by our heart giving up and stopping to beat, or falling to that big C cancer, or going to the doctor and having a well meaning medical professional make a fatal mistake...

THE FIGHT FOR THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE RAGES ON -conversations with Venice Activist Laddie Williams, Venice Elder Jataun Valentine, and Dr. Naomi Nightingale

By Jon Wolff The following is from conversations with Venice Activist Laddie Williams, Venice Elder Jataun Valentine, and Dr. Naomi Nightingale about the recent staff report from the Office of Historical Resources regarding the application for historical designation for the First Baptist Church of Venice. Jon Wolff: What can you tell us about the outcome...

NOVEMBER 2018 B.I.D. MEETING OBSERVATIONS

By John Okulick I did attend. I had only two minutes to read a list of questions that I would like answers to, as a CPRA request. After several attempts to get answers, Tara Devine, manager of the BID, said she would get back to me, which really means she will do nothing as usual....

Reese Davidson vs. the Venice Nimby pt.2

Venice, CA— Comparing the facts of the Reese-Davidson project against NIMBY concerns.

50th Anniversary Beachhead Bacchanal

Monday December 31, at Beyond Baroque. Times-ish: 7pm Socialist Hour Mingle, Tingle, Lobby 8pm Poets and Singers 9:40 awards/blessings 10:00-1 The Beachheaders We have added some performers since the December issue was printed.  Notably Kristina Olsen, Karl Abrams, Jim Smith, Rob Mullins, Carol Chaiken. The Free Venice Beachhead is published by a volunteer collective of...

COMMUNITY CHALK ART PROJECT

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING’S ARTS COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE PRESENTS COMMUNITY CHALK ART PROJECT CHILDREN’ S ART PROJECT MUSIC FOOD TRUCKS LOCATION: PACIFIC AVE. PARKING LOT BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH VENICE AVE. CONTACT [email protected] FOR MORE INFORMATION

In GPU We Trust?

A bitcoin in the hand, is worth whatever it will bring. Bitcoin mining is energy intensive. Finally humanity has found something that is even less of a no brainer than real estate, because no real property has to be transferred. The whole idea is to make a special digital certificate, to be exchanged for whatever...

Frank T. Rios — Venice West Poet (March 22, 1936 – August 20, 2018)

By Bill Mohr Frank T. Rios, a poet who joined the Venice West poetry scene in the late 1950s and remained one of its most loyal advocates, died early this morning, at age 82, according to his friend, the poet S.A. Griffin. Rios was born in New York and grew up there; he moved to...

VENICE LOSES THE LAST VENICE BEAT POET FRANK T. RIOS

By Pegarty Long – Photos by Pegarty Long I first saw Frankie in 1974. Not that I actually spoke with him at that time because he was lying back on a chair, dressed entirely in black, head down and talking to no one. He was depressed. His best friend, Venice Beat Poet Stuart Z. Perkoff,...

What Needs to Be Said

by Mark Lipman Due to the draconian 1 minute time limit for public comment at the Venice Neighborhood Council – which prevents a calm and respectful conversation on the issues that are most important to the community, here is my full statement for the people of Venice and VNC: I moved to Venice in February...
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