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Cityhood

Summer in Venice, in 2062

By Jim Smith Hello, and Welcome to Venice! If you’re visiting the City of Venice this summer, there are some things you should know. Venice is easily accessible by mass transit and bike lanes and paths. You should have no problem getting nearly to the beach before you have to put your feet on solid...

100 Years Ago: 1911 Was A Banner Year in Venice – City of Venice and Venice Union High School Both Created

By Jim Smith Venice may have been founded in 1905, but it didn’t become the City of Venice until May 29, 1911. On that day, the good citizens of Venice voted to change its name from Ocean Park City to Venice. Abbot Kinney, the founder of Venice, had originally been one of the city fathers...

Venice Cityhood Drive Kicked Off

By Greta Cobar Around thirty beautiful Venetians got together on Sunday, July 25, to take back the old City Hall, currently Beyond Baroque, and Venice Cityhood as well. What would it be like if we could make our own laws, regulations and decisions right here in Venice, instead of having some distant strangers make them...

Is Real Independence for Venice Possible?

By Jim Smith Venice A dream so sublime A fate so unfair What more can be said about Venice after 105 years? Venice has nearly everything: a beautiful beach, a great climate, walk streets galore, a multi-racial and multi-cultural population, a thriving arts and poetry scene, a habit of creating trends that sweep the country and...
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