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Development/Gentrification

The First Baptist Church of Venice is the Living History of Venice

The Black History display at the Abbot Kinney Library in Venice will be up until the end of March.In recognition of Black History Month for 2019, an exhibit and discussion session was held on Saturday, February 16 in the meeting room of the library.

Venice Dogz Return to Protest National Chains on OFW

Venice Dogz return to protest and bring awareness to the invasion of corporate national chains on Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Summation of L.A. Historic Designation Effort for First Baptist Church of Venice

Summary and overview of the L.A. City Historic Designation effort for the First Baptist Church of Venice.

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...

The Fight for the First Baptist Church of Venice Continues (Interview)

The following is from a recent conversation with Dr. Naomi Nightingale about the hearing before the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources to apply for historic monument designation for the First Baptist Church of Venice.

Mike Bonin Walks Out On Black History

Councilman Mike Bonin's tokenism and community evasion shenanigans reach a new low.

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...

YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN VENICE

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with the Reverend Oscar Rhone, of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, on the upcoming appeal to the L.A. Planning Commission to oppose the proposed change of the historic First Baptist Church in Venice into a mansion for a rich couple. Jon Wolff: You’ve been a part...

Winning Round One for the Oakwood Church

Summary of June 20th WLAAPC Hearing for teh First Baptist Church of Venice
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