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Development/Gentrification

Love For The Oakwood Church Continues

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Elder, Jataun Valentine about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Jataun Valentine: I was raised here in Venice. There’s a lot of History in Venice. I think that...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH CONTINUES

By Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with Venice Activist, Naomi Nightingale about the fight to preserve the historic First Baptist Church on Westminster Avenue and 7th Avenue in the Oakwood Community in Venice. Naomi Nightingale: The church has always been a part of Venice. It’s been here ever since I was...

Moe Stavnezer – Presenté

  Moe Stavnezer was a tireless fighter for a Venice which is now gone but not yet forgotten. It was a Venice which was a counter cultural mecca, a community of small individual two story or 24 foot high homes and duplexes, of homeowners with small incomes, working stiffs, professionals and students who voted Democrat...

Ocean Front Walk Artists Speak Out Against Snapchat

Earlier this year on Nextdoor.com, someone created a subject for discussion about Venice and the artists that set up every day on Ocean Front Walk. It was titled “New Rules for Venice” and asked, “If you could change anything about Venice what would it be?” The author then answered her own question stating, “I’ll start:...

THE FIGHT FOR THE OAKWOOD CHURCH

Every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM, you can see a crowd of Venice People gathering in front of the First Baptist Church on the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and Westminster Avenue in Oakwood in the heart of Venice. They gather there to protest the shameful and illegal sale of this historic church building. There...

#EVICTSNAPCHAT

On Friday October 6th, The Venice Dogz once again held a protest against Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. to raise awareness on their expansion in Venice. Snapchat has been telling the media and the community that they’re leaving when their actions clearly say the opposite. The protest was held on Abbot Kinney Boulevard just south...

SNAPCHAT REPORT

by Jon Wolff The following is from a recent conversation with a concerned Venice resident about the Snapchat problem. The resident requested to be identified only as Concerned Venetian. JW: You live close by the Thornton Lofts area. Is that right? CV: Correct. JW: And you’ve seen a lot of things that go on in...

VNC OWNED

It is very clear that the VNC is not interested in what the community wants, they are in a business for themselves and that is making themselves RICH.  It is very clear they care nothing about inclusiveness of everyone in Venice (Renters, Unhoused, Artists long time residents of Venice) they care only about those who have come with MONEY to turn...
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