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Bruce Langhorne’s Memorial

BRUCE LANGHORNE’S MEMORIAL By Suzy Williams A sublime service took place on Saturday, June 17th at the Masonic Lodge on Venice near the Hare Krishna Temple, lauding and loving the great musician and lifestyle artist, Bruce Langhorne. Best known for being THE “Mr. Tambourine Man,” inspiring Bob Dylan to pen the song (Bruce played on...

We Love the Unurban Cafe.

We Love the Unurban Cafe. by Phil Kimball Pamela Stollings, the owner of the Unurban Cafe, has been hosting her open mic for 23 years this September. She has received prestigious awards, trophies, and universal accolades from everyone in this community, and outlying communities. No one shines with more love and generosity than Pamela, who...

Locals News

LA settles federal lawsuit in the shooting of Brendon Glenn for four million dollars. Venice Attorney James DeSimone, representing Glenn’s mother Sheri Camprone said: ”This will bring some sense of closure to the family of Brendon Glenn. They will never get over his tragic death. It still seems surreal to the family. Every time I...

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying, and Love All The Nazis Here In Venice

by im.human Eight days after the earth moved in VENICE–while just standing on the sidewalk merely talking to a friend, I was personally screamed at–and then physically threatened by a nut-case: a bi-polar, 220 lb, 30-year-old Trump supporter: An ignorant–part-time, off-duty security guard–wearing an Iron Cross, and a dirty face, and filthy, dirty, leather. Who...

CHANGES

by Jon Wolff There was once a movie theatre in Venice. It was called the Fox Venice Theatre and it was right there on Lincoln Boulevard and Vernon Avenue. The Fox Venice showed full length feature movies. They showed classic movies, foreign films, cult films, rock movies, and horror movies. Sometimes, the actors or filmmakers...

A MEMORIAL TALE OF VENICE

by-Marty Liboff (with a little help from Gerry Fialka and friends ) Spirits of the dead- come forth and show us the way… Just a silly old man’s memories of Venice Beach. Ancient dreams- morning arises- tomorrow never comes. There are no yesterdays or tomorrows or as Janis Joplin once said, ‘’It is all just...

The Journey To The Jerusalem Prayer Project

Background Story This is the story of how longtime Venice resident and musician/author/peace andenvironmental activist, Stephen Longfellow Fiske, who along with his wife Nikki, traveled from their roots in New York City, through Haight Ashbury, and Venice, to develop a music, film, and multi-media peace building project focused on building peace in Jerusalem and beyond....

Poetry: “Venice Yes”

By Jim Smith, from “If The Dead Had Email” Yes! Venice is a beach town Not a highfalutin suit-and-tie town The waves come and go ‘cause they’re free, and, yes indeed, so are we. Yes! It’s a pleasure to live by the ocean blue but that don’t mean you can’t come too. Our friends drop...

“You Can Check Out” – Excerpt from Eli Elliott’s book

…available at Elienation.com) “The whole place could go up in smoke in ten minutes. That’s the charm of Los Angeles” -William Burroughs “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave” -Eagles, “HOTEL CALIFORNIA” AN EARLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA morning in July and I pull into the familiar beach parking lot that...

Running VenICE

by ICE As far as my run, well, like I said it is a daily 10 mile trek along sun soaked Venice Beach and the Santa Monica shoreline filled with my many little sacred rituals and traditions. Running to me is a celebration of life. Of spirit. Of breath. Of health. Of Living in the...
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