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Maureen Cotter Show August 20 2016

Save Saturday Aug 20th for my party of the summer, my 12th one woman show at Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd doors open at 7 for preshow party. Everyone is coming!
Hinano Cafe Venice Beach, CA

Hinano Café is a Venice Institution

A BELOVED institution, made even more so by the fact that it’s just about the last good, old-fashioned dive bar that we have left...

SUZY WILLIAMS – THE LIT SHOW – July 16, Saturday, 8pm

at Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd, Venice,CA, 90291, http://www.beyondbaroque.org/ 310-822-3006, admission – $20 no advance tickets, first come first serve, doors open at 7:30pm Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/events/1114964101868463/ High res still – http://www.laughtears.com/hi-res-pics.html In the eleventh annual celebration of song and literature – THE LIT SHOW, LA’s Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS performs songs with lyrics taken...

Venice Spirit of Life

– Paul Tanck   I feel that 2016 is the year of death. Look at the “celebrities” that have left us suddenly and too soon this year so far: David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey, Patty Duke, Alan Rickman, Garry Shandling, Maurice White, Paul Kantner, Sir George Martin, Nancy Reagan, Morley Safer, Prince… All gut-wrenching...

Gone too soon…Venice Beach Angel “Frankie”

Red- I met Frankie on the boardwalk many years ago. We knew each other at least 3 years before we became friends, after that we were inseparable. My last day with Frankie was miraculous! O.G.- Frankie was happiest when she was with her son. She was too young to die and full of life. She...

1969 and 2016

by Jon Wolff In April of 1969, a Venice activist by the name of Helene Wolff presented a prepared statement to Los Angeles City Planning Commission. It went something like this: The City’s study of Venice is founded on the idea that it is desirable that property values go up and that everything else is...

Passing: Margie Ghiz April 16, 1940 – February 27, 2016

I worked with Margie Ghiz in the Midnight Special Bookstore collective when the bookstore was at 1335 1/2 West Washington Boulevard (now renamed Abbot Kinney Boulevard).  Then, as well as later after the bookstore moved to the Santa Monica Mall, Margie was a strong spirit of positive change. There will be a memorial service  this...

Fighting to Make a Difference

Defense lawyer, Daniel (Danny) Brookman, has been a surfer and a Venice resident since the early 1960’s. That’s a lot of waves and lots of days as a “Venetian.” You could also say he’s a renaissance man and maybe even a superhero. – by Jack Neworth You see Danny’s law practice specializes in rescuing those...
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