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Development/Gentrification

Venice Community Housing – Providing Shelter.

We catch up with Becky Dennison , who has worked at VCH, the Venice Community Housing Corporation for the past 5 ½ years. She is sharp with a quick intelligence and is fully committed to her cause.
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Opposition to Mark Sokol’s 30-Day eviction notice to his commercial tenants on Windward Avenue in Venice

a Letter from Margaret Molloy Mark Sokol, CEO of the Venice Beach Business Improvement District, is the owner of the Hotel Erwin at 1697 Pacific Avenue; Larry’s at 24 Windward Avenue; and several commercial stores to the east between Larry’s and the Townhouse at 52-58 Windward Avenue including vintage clothing store “Only in Venice” and...

Venice Place Groundhog Day

The Venice Place project, which would cover almost an entire block with a 78-room & 4-apartment hotel, two restaurants, a liquor store, and a spa, is headed back to the West Area Planning Commission again, if only for a rubber stamp. During eight years of fighting over several versions of this project, support has come...
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You Can’t Stop Change

Venice gentrification agents' favorite adage to justify their complicit role in reinforcing systemic racism has no merit.
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Illegal Starbucks Trucks on Venice Boardwalk Spark Call to Action

Illegal Starbucks delivery trucks reinforce need for ordinance against national chains on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
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Oakwood Park Off-Leash Dog Update #2

This month’s update covers from October 7th to November 5th. To start, our efforts to ensure youth and elder safety and regulating gentrification dynamics at our community park is working.
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The Fight for First Baptist Church of Venice Continues with Renewed Vigor

A recent conversation with Venice Elder Carol Powell about the significance of the First Baptist Church of Venice, an historical African-American church in the heart of Venice.
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Oakwood Park Off-Leash Dog Gentrification Update

Venice, CA— Update on Off-Leash Dog situation and Gentrifier shenanigans at Oakwood Park.
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SamJam Shenanigans

SamJam Venice organizers double down in disrespect for Oakwood neighborhood with more arrogant shenanigans.
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The Sports Harbour & The Terrace Closed by “Venice Restaurant Group”

Venice, CA- The "Venice Restaurant Group" closes down beloved Sports Harbour bar, continuing on their pattern of shameful business practices.
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